Curtains are drawn. 9-April, the date all of us might be waiting for long time has come. Formally students of IIMA, we were being introduced to the school. Most of the senior professors along with Director were there to light the lamp of a year of education and a bright future.
Prof. Maheshwari, Chairperson, PGPX, gave an inaugural speech followed by Key note address by Prof. Nanda, Director, IIMA.
After introduction of various professors, it was open for questions and my colleagues showed that there was no dearth of excitement, talent, and enthusiasm towards the program.
Inaugural address ended on positive note with individual interaction with professors over tea and continued with a day-long induction sessions in our designated class room. Our Seat plan was already shared.
A session with Prof. Maheshwari was good enough to give us a flavor of why IIMA is known as the best school in the country. An interaction with Prof. Sanjay Verma was just full of one-liners. Prof. Parvinder Gupta, Coordinator, Induction led the way of introducing us to the various aspects of interpersonal relationships, which were going to be necessary for the collaborated work we would be required to do here.
Induction Day ended with an interaction with IIMA Alums who shared their perspective towards the course and school. Inaugural dinner gave us one more opportunity to interact with various professors, alums, and fellow students informally.
Day ended with a lot of excitement and a case analysis assignment to be discussed tomorrow. Induction would be continuing for two more days.