In 1992, the year we started our course, the building was...
In 1992, the year we started our course, the building was in a residential locality in Kavi Nagar. It was small but I must say it was quite cool. Yes, we pined for a proper education infrastructure, but what gave us drive was the relentless pursuit to excel by the management. I guess they had a point to prove, and so did we. There was an inherent drive to prove yourself better than the B-School a few kilometres away.
Melange' happened just like that. On a lark. In one of the evenings at the hostel. The most beautiful memories of my college days in Lucknow were of the many festivals where I used to have unbridled fun. Exposition of God given talent aside, these festivals made me what I am to a large extent. One participated with the simple philosophy put forward by Jesse Owens .. Participation is far important than winning. I had a blast, and in a way I wanted to replicate that in IMS.
'Melange' I guess was the by-product of this super duper time I had in all these festivals. Two decades on, I believe the festival is going great guns. I wish everyone associated with it all the very best.
More importantly, I wish IMS has the best companies coming to the campus. After two years in IMS I walked out a confident man as I had 2 offers to choose from. I wish and pray the same for every student passing out of the campus.