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Bhubaneswar re-explored: The city excelsior!

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  Bhubaneswar has come a long way from a small village surrounded by forests and mountains to a modern, and smart city. Speaking of modern Bhubaneswar   With the city holding up the top position on the Union government's list of proposed smart cities, it is expected to grow and reflect even stronger in the coming years. There are several descriptors such as mobility, health, safety, and productivity to identify it as one of India's best-performing smart cities. Although we can be proud of the numerous honours bestowed upon the city, we must also acknowledge that Bhubaneswar has approximately 436 slums and temporary settlements where thousands of informal sector employees, such as farmworkers, factory workers, and vegetable vendors, live and work to serve the city and its residents and earn a living. Bhubaneswar: A vision of tomorrow Prime Minister Narendra Modi's flagship Smart Cities Mission has chosen Bhubaneswar as one of the first 20 Indian cities to be built

Saimi Kumar banks on his ‘Best Summer Internship Project’ award-winning experience to make his mark in his chosen career

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As the Class Representative of the batch, member of the Student Welfare Committee and Grievances Committee, Saimi Kumar, PGDM Class of 2020 was gaining vital exposure that helped his personal and professional growth. But it was his internship that not only helped him identify his interest in the world of banking but also gain a foothold in the industry. Winning the Best Summer Internship Project award has just been the beginning as he is now making his mark as Deputy Manager, Business Lending Group, ICICI Bank. Industry interaction initiatives at IMI Bhubaneswar have been consistently robust to help students get valuable exposure. Saimi talks about the MDP programmes and the launch of an incubation centre that helped bridge the gap between the classroom and the corporate world. “I also got Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from KPMG. I also did two short internships with Marico and KPMG that helped me gain insights into the retail industry and                                       

Bhubaneswar Re-Explored: Welcome to the City of Temples

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  Fascinating facts, and history of Bhubaneswar Every town in India is renowned for its distinct feature. Some are well-known for their legendary histories, while some are well-known for their pilgrimage sites and stunning heritage. Bhubaneswar is one of those few regions in the world that is well-known for both its natural and historical splendour. Bhubaneswar was the ancient capital of the Kalinga Empire, and the period's architectural legacy is its core appeal to the visitors. Architecture and archaeology that make Bhubaneswar beautiful! Bhubaneswar was one of India's first planned cities post-independence. The place where, after witnessing thousands of people dying in the Kalinga war, King Ashoka converted himself into a monk. The temples in Bhubaneswar are believed to have been built under Shaiva influence between the 8th and 12th centuries. Get the best out of Bhubaneswar! The essence of Bhubaneswar resides in the beautiful temples and monuments that surroun

How IMI Bhubaneswar’s student-driven campus gave Prateek Chawla the drive to keep growing and bag the Director’s Medal

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The setting: A campus of the students, by the students, for the students (hat tip Mr Lincoln) The supporting cast: Batch mates and faculty members as a constant source of support The Director’s Medal for Overall Contribution to the Institution goes to Prateek Chawla - PGDM, Class of 2020.  That’s the powerful potential of the encouraging ecosystem created by the student-driven campus at IMI Bhubaneswar. It was on this campus that student Prateek Chawla stepped onto two years ago with some trepidation. Through research projects and his involvement with the Students Placement Committee, he not only emerged as a medal winner of the batch but has also transformed into a well-rounded professional ready to take on the corporate world. Realizing the stakes that were involved in picking the right B School for his MBA journey, Prateek did his homework. He reveals that speaking to students and alumni of management institutes is a good indicator of the experience you get. His research brought h

What does an Alumni mean to a B-school student?

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Every institute or university consists of an actively engaged alumni network that contributes to the overall success of the establishment. Maintaining healthy relationships with alumni association not only help the graduates but also the present students in more ways than one. From building professional contacts to offering career advice to giving referrals at organizations, the alumni are a great network to seek help from. Building a stronger community As former students of the institution, alumni have a connection with the institute and thus, are likely to be its loyal supporters. Let it be any top PGDM institute in India, the engaged alumni network enables the college to benefit from the experience and skills of the alumni by offering support to the aspirants, institute, and each other. If alumni are kept appropriately informed and engaged, they become the best supporters and most loyal ambassadors, facilitating invaluable promotion and marketing across their personal and profes

Meet IMI Bhubaneshwar’s PGDM class of 2019-21: An overview of commencement

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Research analysts, relationship managers, corporate bankers, and marketing consultants along with many other roles help make up the class of the best PGDM institute in India - IMI Bhubaneshwar each year. The batch of 2019-21, too, brings with it a diversity of talents, interests, and professional backgrounds. The class of 2019-21 represents 18% students from Odisha, 10% from Delhi, 18% from Jharkhand, 27% from West Bengal, 14% from Uttar Pradesh, and 3% from Madhya Pradesh among the rest. For the said batch, graduates with different prior qualifications, for instance, 14% of Management, 49% of Commerce, 7% of Science, 25% of Engineering, and 5% of Humanities graduates enrolled for 2-Year Full-Time PGDM at IMI Bhubaneswar. When looking at the count of students with and without experience who enrolled for the course at IMI as opposed to other best PGDM colleges in Bhubaneshwar, the ratio remains 27% and 73%. Aside from diversity in work experience, every single student from PGDM Clas

Here’s why it’s important to embrace cultural diversity in a management classroom

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There are considerable benefits to peer diversity, especially in the management classroom. Any college that promotes diversity is giving its students an important lesson: how to work and sustain in an environment where every individual is unique. In a largely fragmented society, being able to connect with peers, neighbours, and co-workers with diverse abilities and backgrounds is invaluable. Diversity not only improves critical-thinking skills but also encourages students to view the world differently and builds empathy. Take for instance an institute like IMI Bhubaneshwar, where the emphasis is on effectively addressing as well as embracing the realities that come with learning and studying in a diverse business school, community, and country. Not only that, but there are several other reasons for promoting diversity in the management classroom: Improves academic results Diversity, when practised in the classroom doesn’t just improve social skills but also makes an impact on acade