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My First Week Experience of IIT Kanpur MBA: Varun Sharma



Desire is the key to motivation, but it is the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal — a commitment to excellence — that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”  – Mario Andretti

I had a desire to be a part of one of the nation’s top institutes. I failed in my first attempt when it was for getting admission into B.Tech. even though it wasn’t a serious one. But as they say “better late than never”, by God’s grace and my hard work, eventually I got the chance to fulfill my desire at the dream destination called IIT Kanpur.





My IIT Kanpur MBA experience

To begin with, I had different feelings right from the time this story started to unfold. First it was disbelief on becoming a part of the brand called IIT, followed by the euphoria of success & then there were a lot of apprehensions about my campus life at IIT Kanpur MBA. Needless to mention, I never had any sort of doubt about the intellect of my to-be-batch mates, but it was the feeling of whether I’ll be able to get along well with them or not which was worrying me, but to my surprise all those feelings never surfaced again after I landed here and interacted with my peers as I found them very friendly and fun loving.

As soon as I came here, I was left awestruck by the serenity of this lush green campus, not to talk about its huge size. The unmatchable beauty of this campus every morning especially after it rains. I also found the staff members very polite which, to be truthful, is rarely found esp. in a government institution. I ‘hats off’ to them for maintaining the same level of politeness throughout the day despite endless queries from hundreds of students. Probably they also believe in maintaining the legacy of this institution just like me and my peers.
In the 1st week, there was a welcome address by the dignitaries of IIT Kanpur. But the most amazing feeling was reserved for later. The moment that made me feel proud and gave me the real feel of being an ‘IITian’. It was the moment when I got my IIT Kanpur MBA ID card.

This article won’t be complete if I miss out on the world class never-before-seen sports facilities which are on offer here. The beautiful hall of residence (here hostels are called halls of residence), and the amazinghome-like food in mess (yes, that’s true) have all exceeded my expectations. Any facility that you can probably ever think of, be it for academics or sports (badminton, basketball, swimming etc.), you are sure to find it here. Interaction with the learned faculty members during meeting presided over by Veena ma’am was very enlightening and gave us a glimpse of what is expected from all of us in next 2 yrs. “It is not a sprint, but a marathon”, this statement made by one of the faculty members really charged me up and I think it would have inspired my peers as well.
Even the seniors are very friendly and supportive. The first 3 interactions with them have seen us preparing 2 presentations. They have been really kind to prepare us for what lies ahead for all of us by making us get out of our comfort zones.
For all these good reasons, definitely, IIT Kanpur is the place to be in!
As said by Mae West,
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
 I am here to live my dream for once and ever, to achieve for my family & for all those who have faith in me, to create cherish-able memories and I am sure I and my peers are going to take this legacy forward.
 Cheers !!


 

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  1. A nice read for everyone. I really enjoyed the post, which gave me a good insight into the actual campus life at IIT Kanpur. Looking forward for some more interesting posts like this.

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  2. You shared your points very nicely. It creates a good image in the mind. Thanks for this. In future make more blogs like this. I am also sharing some information about MBA like Executive MBA Distance Learning

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