The Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta welcomes its incoming MBA batch with its annual city meets. Organized by its External Relations Cell, these virtual city meets were conducted via Zoom across Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Kolkata. A total of 480 participants attended these meets, including students from the incoming batch, current batch and distinguished alumni.
Traditionally, these annual city meets are held physically across India for the incoming batch where new students get an opportunity to interact with current students, renowned alumni, and their future batch mates. It also gives them an insight into the life that awaits them at Joka.
Each city had multiple hosts from the current batch who welcomed all the participants and encouraged conversations. The sessions also saw distinguished alumni of various batches including Sanchit Garg, Founder – Green Cure Wellness, Shubham Sarvaiya, Manager – Corporate Strategy, Hero MotoCorp, Ashish Chugh, Manager – Corporate Strategy, Hero MotoCorp to name a few. They shared their journey at Joka and the life lessons they learned while pursuing their courses and how that has shaped them as not only professionals but also as people.
This was followed by an orientation to IIM Calcutta and its rich history, exemplary academia, and legendary alumni through a presentation. Apart from this, for further personal interaction, breakout rooms were created where students could ask their Q&As in a closed group environment.
Sudhansh Jayant and Vidisha Misra, ER Cell Secretaries at IIM Calcutta said, “We are thankful to all the students, our teammates and esteemed alumni for making these city meet a huge success with their presence. It is our endeavor to ensure that the incoming batch experiences the culture at Joka and these city meets provide a sneak peak to the kind of enriching experience they are to endure during their time at Joka”.