High on determination, twinkle in eyes and chirpiness in attitude..the batch of IIMR 2017-19 entered into the premises of Khelgaon campus..which would officially be our residential area for the next two years in IIM Ranchi!!
All of us were very excited to embark our journey into the B-school…the IIM..!
The days for most of us started with getting familiar to our rooms getting acquainted with the flatmates/floormates and ofcourse running around for the amenities for our new found hostel rooms! It was a fun filled eventful initial two days, interacting with the new faces, the seniors, some known, many unknown but all smiling fresh ready to begin with the commencement of the new session.
Most of us got our registrations got completed within two days and then we had our first official addressable from the director, the management, and the student council of IIMR. After having the entire ceremony, very quick to our knowledge was it brought that a 10 days long Induction Program would follow where we all would be divided among groups to pass 3 management challenges before we could officially mark ourselves as crows of IIM Ranchi!!
Startled and ambiguous with all of this happening so quickly, we got sorted into our groups and begun with the management challenge one-the movie making challenge !! IREMPOKELY: Oh what fun it was to begin with such innovative and ideas full of different spectrums of each individuality!! First night at it, and we almost had lost our sleeps engrossed into pulling in ideas and execution to emerge as winners!!
The very next day begun with preparatory classes specially arranged for freshers on areas of focus, a sports activity that followed afterwards!! We actually had a trip back to our school time…playing dodge ball, tug of war, 4 legged race…and ofcourse Ranchi’s weather susceptibility…it rained!!
The next few days had interesting round like a Know your city tour, where we had an opportunity to get around Ranchi, know the tourist spots, hangout places,MS Dhoni’s house..malls…our seniors were all along with us throughout guiding us all..!
Then arrived our ever first management challenge, challenge no.2 – wherein we had to demonstrate a management fair, to present our ideas in the form of kiosks set up by the groups.!! We witnessed such innovative and catchy ideas..which also gave us a shorthand demo of how we should be pepped up with the competitions arriving in future!! We also celebrated the International Yoga Day, having a yoga session in the morning..!! What a relaxing and rejuvenating event it was!!
The following days had the introduction to various clubs and committees and SIGs of IIM Ranchi where the seniors made an entire setup for us to be familiar with the IIM Ranchi family. The event was completely organized and presented by the seniors which helped us to know the functioning and execution of all of it.
My personal favorite was the Treasure Hunt: or the ice breaking session..late at night..exhausted and drained out with the jam packed schedule…all of us had an amazing fun filled first formal interaction with the seniors..finding clues, running through the multiple floors, knocking rooms and having amusing activities.!!
Last but not the least, our induction ended with a cultural night and all of us gave our performances as teams…dance drama music and utmost creative amazing live models!! We had our final oaths as IIM Ranchians after completing all the steps!!
All in all…a heartful warm welcome by the IIM Ranchi family and inexplicable tremendous support from our seniors..as they too spent sleepless nights and long stringent hours planning each and every minute detail of the successful execution of the entire induction program..to make our beginning so memorable!! A home away from home…we made mistakes..we fell..we picked ourselves up but at the end we all have been geared up to take on the coming 2 years a life changing experience!!!
The story has been shared by Bhawana Prabhakar of 2017-19 batch.