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Posting after a year and a half..! A lot has happened in the meanwhile…

I got accepted at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and there I put an end to my dreams of a B-school education abroad. That was last April, and I haven’t regretted my decision since. 🙂

It is a fantastic place to be with truly India’s best brains coming in and competing & collaborating with you. The facilities are outstanding with link-ups for exchange programs and international competitions with almost every university worth its name.  But the most outstanding aspect for me is clearly the faculty.

Wizened with decades of experience, the faculty accepts you with open arms and gives you any help whenever you want, and sometimes when you don’t ask for 🙂  India’s top consultants, finance gurus, alums with extensive marketing & sales experience, leaders & harbingers of change, all reside in this 100 acre campus. Intellectually challenging talks at 12 in the night while taking a stroll with the professor on his nightly walk routine has become a habit for me. And how I love it.

If any of you is thinking of pursuing an MBA in India, give IIM-A a shot. Chances are, you would thank yourself for the decision you took.!

PS: The academic pressure in the first year, and there is no easy way to say this, is tremendous. Nothing like what I have ever experienced in my life. And something I really really appreciate now that I have crossed that stage. So, if you are the kind who would like a more laid-back though brilliant place, this is probably not the right place for you. 🙂

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