Photographs by Ananta Prasad (2009-10)
I remember the final year during my graduations. This was very much happening in my life as well as things were cooking up in mind to face all odds as i could visualize the uncertainties. The best of was i was in a relationship which made me feeling responsible for career. Though i was a good student in Commerce and had cleared CPT (the first round of Charted Accountancy), the later was history and took me in a different direction.
As finance was a biggest constraint and Completing CA would have cost me 5 valuable years and my girl friend then had this fear that her parents would get her married in coming 2 or max 3 years. Being driven by both the reasons i was looking for some cheaper course which can make me capable of learning handsome amount in minimum time period.
I feel very surprised when i see guys in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack knows many things during the graduation and the knowledge of higher studied is something i was not having at all by the time i completed graduation. I never knew about IIMC or any other professional studies other than CA, CS, Costing and MBA.
Somehow me and my girlfriend decided to study in the same college after graduation and hence, we appeared for NIRD i.e National Institute of Rural Development. I was so sure of getting into that i just broke when the results were out and we both failed to crack the entrance. However, she was made up her mind for MBA coaching and i was then completely blank.
Then it came IIMC during the last days and i applied for it. I really want to thank VMS (Vande Mataram Society) the debating club in my college where i knew about IIMC. Swati nani was a great help and we both prepared for IIMC Entrance and cracked it as well. It was a blessing for me to have my girlfriend with me who remained a source of encouragement and she was with me when i went to buy IIMC form and i still remember it was 22nd March 2009. What a day it was !!!!
She also was with me when i got selected an appeared for the GD and PI at IIMC. She was always my lucky charm…. After her if something i loved the most it is IIMC.
They call it as IIMC, I call it my heavenly HOME, Photo by: Akash Sinha
Memories that i have in IIMC is something can’t be best expressed in words or in this blog.. Beyond the words, IIMC made me civilized. It gave me a vision. I started thinking about the world after coming IIMC. Moreover i became a better human being and had self reconciliation. It gave me one identity which i was always searching for.
After 5 years so far when someone is asking me about something i am proud of about myself, i have IIMC as an answer. I was never homesick but being in the campus gave me a home like feeling that i skipped going home. Every year after passing out, i used to visit the campus for at least for 2 times in a year. My batch mates from batch 2009-10 in Odisha, we always meet at IIMC twice a year, on Foundation day and during Laxmi Puja.
Its been away from Odisha since some months and i have been missing IIMC. Thanks to Itishree whose poem made me nostalgic and this video is dedicated to all those who are a part of this lovely institute.