IIT Kanpur | MBA 2016-18 batch students organised informal city meets for the upcoming batch’s (2017-19) prospective students to clear admission related queries; and to give the prospective candidates a glimpse of the unique MBA program and life at IIT Kanpur as per their viewpoints based on their year long experience.
The meets were organised in the two metro-cities: Delhi and Kolkata, on Sunday, 18th June, 2017. The date and cities for the meets were decided based on online survey amongst the candidates, taking current location and availability of majority as the criteria. Minutes of the two meetings are as follows:
1) Place- C.C.D., Janpath, New Delhi
Student Facilitators- Abhinav Arora, Shivam Gupta, Siddharth Vohra
Queries were related to the department, the courses offered, Extra-curricular activities, internship opportunities, final placements and the campus.
The prospects were informed that they would have 5 compulsory subjects in the first semester and subsequent freedom to choose form the many electives later on, based on their interests and career goals. (Apart from one compulsory subject each in 2nd and 4th semester.)
They were also briefed about the activities of the student run committees at MBA IITK viz. a viz.: Placement Committee, Cultural Committee, ‘Avant-Garde’ (MBA IITK-Magazine), Public Relations, Corporate Relations and Alumni Relations.
Regarding placements, students were informed about how the process is carried out and how one could get relevant opportunities in their fields of interest in various good companies that recruit our students for internships and placements. The student facilitators also explained about their experiences so far in their respective internship companies i.e. Polaris, Mother Dairy, and Novartis.
The candidates were also informed about the lush green- 1050 acre campus and about the various opportunities and facilities that would be available on the campus, like the O.A.T. - where one can hang around; watch movies and matches; celebrate birthday parties and enjoy interesting varieties of food including Dominoes pizza. (Editor’s note: This list is not exhaustive.)
2) Place: Barista café, Park Street, Kolkata
Student Facilitators: Himanshu Dubey and Prakhar Barole
NOTE: Redundant Queries, already mentioned above are not included, though extra information for similar queries has been provided below.
To answer the question on subject options available, the facilitators informed that the students were free to pursue any interest by choosing different subjects wherein, even inter department subject selection was also allowed. However, it was informed that while choosing different subjects, one needed to abide by the criterion set by the D.O.A.A. (Dean of Academic Affairs) office, for the requisite credits of every semester and also the final total credits criteria. Further, brief description about the credit distribution and timelines of the Capstone project was also given.
Apart from this, the facilitators highlighted the role’ I.I.T.’ played in the overall grooming of one’s personality, by providing the stage to not only pursue personal interests but also meet like-minded people through different fests in the campus, the hostel life, different competitions, sports facilities and other activities. In all, the vivacity of life at IIT K was conveyed to the students.
Information about the class composition and peer to peer learning opportunities at department and Institute level was also given. Candidates were informed about possibility of interaction with people from different background ranging from mechanical to IT, from chemical to marine; also people from non-MBA background and from other departments like humanities, army, VLFM etc.