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What it’s like to be a Part and Studying at the Prestigious IIMs?

Last Updated - June 15, 2019

All those planning to pursue or currently pursuing a post-graduate course in management would agree that the best place for it is none other than the prestigious IIMs across the country. But, have you ever actually wondered what it’s like to be a part of the top B-Schools of India and thought about their daily routine? Well, to brush your knowledge and bridge the gap between MBA students and MBA aspirants, we have mentioned the same information below.

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The Morning Schedule

A student’s life in IIM Bangalore starts from getting up early in the morning and lectures commencing at sharp 8.00 A.M. In case, you’re the last person to enter the class, you’ll be the first one picked out for case study questions. Usually lasting for a total duration of 75 minutes, the class gets involved in an interestingly heated discussion.  

Once the lecture is concluded, it’s time when students can grab some breakfast to remain energetic and enthusiastic for the following two lectures. After having breakfast, students can head towards the lecture hall. The classes end at 1:15 P.M. after which one can have their lunch at mess.

A dreaded quiz may sometimes be announced for which almost everyone would want to start with their 30 minutes preparation. Assignments which need to be submitted are further taken care of alongside preparing for next day discussion for case studies. 

The Evening Schedule

The institute is proud to conduct International fests and it is a great opportunity for one to be a part, rather a helping hand. This will not only help in the proper organization of the event but add to your brainstorming. Interested students may indulge in same whereas others can work, have a nap, play sports and be a part of other such activities.

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After 7 PM, you may be found working again on the projects with approaching deadlines and have your dinner. After the dinner, you can see a group of students sitting over a table with all their laptops and materials. At this time brainstorming session begins with browsing the internet, floating primary surveys, interpreting the results etc.

Until12:30 AM, the scenario remains persistent. Now, this is the time when students need some more refreshments. They can go to the night canteen or park and can eat. Students should already decide the type of food they want or if they want a strong coffee.

Around 1:00 AM – 2:30 AM, the groups disperse with tasks being divided among the members till next morning. Those who didn’t have any meetings can spend their time on activities like watching a movie, playing, or going to gym or ones can sleep.

Therefore, one can easily comprehend from the above information that life at IIMs is hectic and fun at the same time. It may be different to different people. You just do not study well but excel in other diverse activities at the campuses which are recurring. Set your own priorities and step ahead!



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