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Friday, September 15, 2006

Life at IIFT

24th March -2005 ,17 23 pm was the moment when truth dawned on me that finally I had got selected for Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT). How fervently I had wished to be a part and parcel of IIFT and now when I am an IIFTian how does it feels?

I remember the first day when 118 deserving and intellectual minds swayed their destiny to constitute the batch of 2007 appeared on the horizon. They came in all colors and from all corners of the country. Certainly the dreams were rosy and aspirations running high in all minds. They still are but the corporate thing is creeping in and the sense of calm , poise and grace is gradually descending upon all of us
IIFT Bhawan, New Delhi
IIFT Bhawan, New Delhi
Though it has been just 2 months of our presence in this institute we have certainly adopted and adapted the rich legacy of the institute. You talk about back to back lectures, assignments, presentations and more scary quizzes, midterms they all are exciting though enervating at all times. The mantra is everybody has 24 hrs in a day but you got to learn  how to put each and every minute to the best use.

Well this article would be incomplete without mentioning the most respectable form of ragging coined as PDP sessions (Personality Development Sessions). Those 15 to 20 days (of our baptism by fire )was the only time we sat together as a batch relaxing, laughing and enjoying under the star lit sky. This induction process into IIFT certainly helped us in knowing our batch mates, our seniors and finally we parted with some unforgettable memories.

On some serious gains we got a platform in form of the institute to interact with corporates, market leaders and trend setters. The Symposiums, Corporate relationship programs (CRC’s) and guest faculties all come packed with knowledge, experiences and insights. It is so much fortunate that we young minds carve our sparkling careers under the tutelage of these industry leaders. To add to more knowledge we have clubs called Cash-a-nova, Blash, Brandwagon, Quentessential and Koshish. The best part about them is they all are student bodies and they will reach where we want them to be. Our interests our visions coupled with a sense of responsibility is all required to improve the visibility of IIFT.

Finally when destiny has brought us together and intertwined our lives so inextricably let us work for a cause larger than our lives. I depart with the only wish Go IIFT Go, Go IIFT Go ,Go IIFT Go.



Mannu said...

oks..i read that.made a (b)log entry, mate, in the gangway book.;-)