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An Introduction to the batch of 2019-21

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."            
A new zeal, vigour, and an unquenchable thirst for proving oneself is what describes MBA batch of 2019-21. 52 of us set foot on the pavement of a new journey and needless to say it has been unprecedented. Be it the early morning presentations, the stark midnight deadlines, or the never-ending case studies covering the gamut of concepts and context, each one of these activities can vouch for it. It has hardly been a month, yet the batch has acclimatized well with the life of one the most coveted institutes in the country, IIT Kanpur.

For most of us, this is the desired path, and for the rest, it is an opportunity to relive their school days. Since we are in a place that has no norm and instead offers endless diversity, there will always be something that entertains and challenges us. It is time we took this opportunity to build a lasting relationship with our colleagues and leave our mark on the world.  With a "Can do" attitude, the 2019-2021 batch is multi-cultural with students coming from different states such as Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and  West Bengal. The average age of the batch is 24.5 years, and the gender diversity ratio of female to male is 1: 7. The batch is a healthy mix of students who bring academic, professional, and personal diversity, and are driven to change the world of global business. With an average work experience of 21 months, the majority of the batch mates are from the IT sector. They have previously worked in renowned companies like Accenture, BALCO, Cisco, Cognizant, Ernst & Young, GE Healthcare, Godrej, HDFC life, Hero MotoCorp, Infosys, L&T, Siemens, Samsung, TCS, Wipro and ZS Associates in the field of manufacturing, information technology, banking, construction, and healthcare. The batch also comprises of students who have entrepreneurial experiences in various industries.

A proper balance between extra-curricular and academics needs to be maintained, and the current batch has already made it one of its strongest suite. The extra-curricular activity and interest range from dramatics, painting, sketching, poetry, fiction writing, singing, cooking, classical dancing, etc. One of the short stories titled “Ground Zero” reminds us of the ground realities of MBA life and strives us not to lose track of ourselves and focus on our goals. That being said, all work but no play makes Jack a dull boy, and on the same lines, the batch shows enthusiastic participation in various outdoor and indoor games like chess, pool, cricket, football, badminton, swimming, etc. all thanks to the world-class sports facilities of which IIT Kanpur has been a prominent purveyor.
Using knowledge as never-ending fuel to shine and contribute to the excellence of this coveted institute, we embark on the excursion of MBA life at IIT Kanpur. With hopes high and every second passing by we intend to leverage every opportunity to learn and develop and give back to the society we live in. Truly the onus befell us to transcend the legacy of this institute, so at the inception of it, we stand as one with a vow to reach our goal as one, make our destiny and find our true calling on the way.

Though it has only been close to one month that we have spent on campus, the bonding between us is as strong as could be. 
The glitters we see in each other’s eyes reminds us of the lyrics of the song “A million dreams”:
"Every night I lie in bed, the brightest colours fill my head
A million dreams are keeping me awake,
I think of what the world could be,
A vision of the one I see,
A million dreams are all it’s gonna take,
A million dreams for the world we’re gonna make."

-Alumni Team MBA IIT Kanpur 2019-2021 


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