Some decisions in life are very crucial. And these decisions set the tone of life. Quitting my comfortable job and joining XIME was one such beautiful decision for me. It was a perfect U turn. A plus two biology student who did mechanical engineering and worked in an IT company for 2 years; finally decided to study management. I can proudly say in my entire academic life, perhaps this is the only one decision that I took myself completely.
I never felt XIME Kochi campus was in Kerala. I had friends from 20 states of the country and it was a cross-cultural academic journey. Initial days were really tough. It took a few weeks for me to run with the pace of PGDM life. Time management was the first life lesson learnt here. The First phase of PGDM was more about ‘Knowing’ where we focus on learning the theory of management. The next phase was about ‘Being’ a leader by developing our competencies and leveraging our strengths. The final phase was all about ‘Doing’ where we step out and collaborate with corporates & startups and involve in internships and live projects. I cannot recall a single day in my PGDM life where there was no learning.
Great experiences during my PGDM were not inside classrooms. It was definitely when I stepped out of the comfort zone and took risks amongst the hectic academic schedule. Participating in BRICS Student Summit at China and winter internship at Audencia university Paris were golden days in my PGDM life. Competing with top B Schools in external management fests and winning the competitions built our confidence to fight the world.
All I can say now is a Big ‘Thank You’ to all my professors, batchmates, non-teaching staff, house-keeping chechis, canteen chetas and security staff for adding value to my life.