Well, to sum it up KIAMS gave me an altogether different perspective not just about my career but also about life. I was wandering like a nomad until I joined KIAMS and from the day my curriculum started, I began to realize what all I had been missing in life until then. The rigorous academic curriculum, the mid-night calls for completing assignments, the project deadlines, class politics, preparing for management fests and cultural events, placements – they all had a different fervour, a different challenge, and a different learning. Today I can proudly say that all the churning prepared me for corporate life and has helped me successfully sail through 11 years in the Indian banking industry.
KIAMS not only gave us a solid management education but it also helped transform our personalities. It bought out the best in each one of us. It made us think about our future individually without having to rely on anyone else. Few institutions in India take education so seriously. As our Ex-Director Dr. Gopal Iyengar always used to say, that we are not in the business of education but in the education of business. He was so correct. His philosophy, his teachings, his methodology, his discipline was indeed a rare virtue which not only helped us shape our careers but significantly helped KIAMS gain recognition in its initial formative years. I was lucky to have had Gurus such as Dr. Iyengar, Dr. Janaki Naik, Prof. Vinod Madhavan etc who were not just management gurus in their respective areas of expertise but pioneers who helped us shape our igniting minds. And put the fire within us. To think. To decide for ourselves. To face the world.