Second Term Gets
Over at IIM-A
- by Vinamra Srivastava *
Dated: 2nd January 2007
Here I am, in Pune, sitting in
the closed confines of my comfortable abode. But you know what, this time I will
be kind of eager to go back to campus. And that's primarily because of how the
2nd term went by.
It was pretty much unlike how the
first term was. We had lesser number of subjects this term. So yes, the load was
slightly less. Before the mid terms, we were busy in summer placements
preparation. So many presentations, so many versions of the CV... but all that
was kind of fun, better than sitting and mugging for the subjects at least. Post
mid term, placements started and there was a break of about 10 days from the
classes. After that, Confluence happened that again took 3-4 days. And by the
time it ended, we had started to enjoy the surprisingly lesser load that we had.
We had more time to spend on things apart from academics now.
Mind you though, the load was
still very much there. In fact, at one point in time, we had 7 quizzes in 10
days. However, compared to what we had been through in the first term, this was
much better. We had inter-section sports going on, lots of parties and treats,
club activities and what not! We all had become very accustomed to the academic
load and could now manage our time to do lots of extra stuff.
I still remember one weekend,
where we had a Saturday off, the only Saturday in the term where we had an off.
On Friday night, I played, watched movies and slept early. Got up late on
Saturday morning, went out of campus with a friend, came back late, had a party
with my group-mates, again went out for dinner with all of them, came back late
in the night, surfed the net and slept well late into Sunday morning. Agreed,
Sunday was spent in doing a marketing assignment, but the way I spent the
weekend really thrilled me and I cherished it a lot.
So essentially, we were pretty
much chilled out this term. People spent time in watching movies, playing, going
out with friends, or simple plain old sleeping!!! But whatever it was, it was a
good break from the regular academics. And probably that's why we were in a fix
at the time of end-terms when we realized there's lots of catching up to do. But
from our experience, I guess we all managed that pretty well in the end too. So
all in all, a great term where at least I enjoyed being in WIMWI a lot.
It was a special term in some
aspects. One being that finally MANAC (Management Accounting) is over! Yahooooo...
No longer will we have to see the dreaded MANAC quiz notice on that dreaded quiz
notice board. The only time we will see MANAC quiz notice again will be when the
next fachchas are here and we will be the kings. Ha! Ha! Ha!
The term also had ISPE, a subject
about Indian Social and Political environment, where we were sensitized to the
society we live in and where we all did projects that would in some way or the
other help the society and the under-privileged.
We also had some great insightful debates in the ISPE classes about sensitive
topics, and the passion involved was for everyone to see. We were taught
Marketing by a Professor who has co-authored the famous Kotler book, and
needless to say, all his lectures are simply god-level. We were taught Spoken
Business Communication pre mid term where our presentations were video-recorded
at the end to make us realize we are not really the studs that we think we
They say the third term is
equally tough as the first one and after the chilled out second term, we all are
going to face a super stressful time again. But I am enjoying WIMWI thoroughly
and am ready for anything to come at me now. As they say, bring 'em on!!!!!