Home Home
Home | Overview | B-Schools | Jobs | Alerts | Advertise | Contact Us | About Us | Forum | Link to us
Friday, February 23, 2024 Choose Language: English | German | Portugese
MBA Resources
MBA Articles
MBA Books
MBA Case Studies
MBA B Schools
MBA Current Affairs
MBA Downloads
MBA Events
MBA Notifications
MBA Jobs
MBA Job Consultants
MBA News
MBA Results
MBA Courses
MBA Sample Papers
MBA Interview
MBA Training
CAT - 2009
Online CAT 09
About Online CAT
How to Prepare for
CAT 2024 Faqs
GD Tips
Pursuing MBA
MBA aspirants
What is an MBA
Why an MBA
Returning to B-school
Value of MBA
Good MBA Candidate
MBA Overview
Scope of MBA
MBA Programs
Career in Vogue
B-School Ratings
Top Universities
Top 30 Ranking
Admission Process
B-School Profiles
Management Colleges
in Bangalore
Distance & Online
MBA Preparation
Aptitude Tests
Tips for CAT
GD Made Easy
MBA Entrance Exams
CAT's Eye
About CAT
CAT Class Room
CAT Course Materials
CAT Bulletin 2024
CAT Eligibility
IIM Cat Centers
CAT Institutes
How to Apply
Important Dates
CAT Instructions
Sample Papers
CAT Resources
CAT Results
MBA Careers
Business News
Case Studies
Interview Tips
Build Resume
Seminar Topics
Business Schools
B-Schools Profiles
B-Schools Rankings
B-Schools Selection
B-Schools Hot News
B-Schools Events
B-Schools Diary
B-Schools Seminars
Placements 2008
Placements 2007
Placements 2006
Top Business Schools
Top Business Schools
(Part Time) in Asia
Top Business Schools
in India
Top Business Schools
Education Loans
Career Resource
Admission Process
Admission Alerts
MBA Admissions
Application Dates
Full Time
Fellow Programmes
Executive MBA
Distance Courses
GMAT Preparation
What's GMAT
Eligibility Fees
MAT Preparation
What's MAT
Exam Notification
Online MAT 09
MAT Institutes
MAT Test Centres
AIMA Study Centres
Bank of Baroda
JMET Preparation
JMET 2009 Important
JMET 2009 Eligibility
JMET Application
JMET 2009
Participating Institutes
JMET Test Pattern
JMET Paper Structure
MBA Jobs
Senior Management
Marketing/ Sales/
General Management
Analysis Zone
Analysis of MBA
Entrance Exams
Exam Notification
Mock Exams
Mock Exam [2024]
Verbal Preparation
Math (Quantitative)
General Awareness
Free Downloads
CAT Papers
GMAT Verbal
Distance Courses
Success Stories
Advertise With Us
MBA Forum


Expert Suggestions on Preparation for Computer Based CAT-09

First Day at IIM-A

- by Vinamra Srivastava *

Here I am, finally! At the Mecca of Management, at the best B-school in the country, the place where lakhs strive to get in every year and very few finally make it... the hallowed portals of IIM Ahmedabad.

The time had finally come when I had to move out of the house into a hostel. I had always wanted to experience the hostel life and have finally got the chance, and what a place to get it at! Let me first give a brief description of how the institute is organized.

The entire residential area at IIM-A is divided into dormitories. There are 27 dorms in all and each dorm contains about 30 students. Three dorms are reserved for girls and the remaining are guys' dens. A new campus has been under construction for quite sometime now and contains 9 dorms, some class rooms, seminar rooms and few other things which are yet to be completed.

The old and the new campus are located on two sides of the main road and are connected from inside the campus via an underground tunnel. The tunnel itself is a sight in itself and contains huge pictures of life, culture and history of IIM-A. The old campus is all open brick construction and the new one is all open concrete. I am no civil engineer, and hence, can't go into the details, but the crux is that there aren't any plasters / distempers on any of the buildings and such a construction is very unique and extremely difficult to maintain. This construction is one of the rich heritage of IIM-A.

OK, now I reached the campus in the afternoon, and from that very instant, all I encountered at the institute was sheer professionalism. At the beginning itself, I never expected the security guard to be so cordial. He smilingly guided me to the SAC (Student Activities Committee) office in Dorm 4. After few formalities, I was given the room keys and the Programmes Officer himself addressed me personally and ensured that I do not face any problems. I was given a bag there itself that contained a telephone instrument and few other essentials that I would require in the room. Then a person accompanied me to the room and carried the luggage as well.

I have got a room in the new campus, Dorm 23, Room 30. The room is located on the second floor. The room is really good, with all basic facilities provided, including a phone and a balcony.

It indeed is very comfortable. Each dorm has a TV, washing machine, pantry and our dorm also has a TT table, though am not sure if I will get any time to use that. Initially, I thought that a room in the new campus is not that good as I would be a bit away from the buzzing life at the old campus, as everything apart from few dorms and classrooms is located in the old campus. The old campus symbolizes the actual traditional IIM-A and the new campus is till under construction. But I can't help it as the rooms have been fixed for each student. Hope I get used to it soon. I met the seniors (henceforth referred to as tucchas, in IIM-A jargon) of my dorm and they have been extremely helpful, guiding me about the basic fundaes of the life I am about to start here. What I have seen and been told here is that the dorm culture is very strong and your entire dorm becomes your family. 

The actual registration of the course is day after tomorrow. Once all first year people (henceforth referred to as facchas, in IIM-A jargon) are here, then we will have dorm meetings in which our formal intro, etc., would take place. We have been given handbooks that describe the entire schedule of the next two years in detail and gives other required info about the institute that we need to know. The actual classes start from Monday.

I will be posting the events of the forthcoming days here as and when I get an opportunity to. The internet connections in our rooms have not been activated as yet and will be done in 4-5 days. Hence, I will have to go to the (CC) Computer Centre to access the net. I don't even know where the CC is. Will find that out tomorrow.

Its an awesome place and though I have not even completed 24 hours here till now, I can already foresee the great time I am going to have here. They say there is no life in first year. All you do is study as you have absolutely no time for anything else. So am already gearing myself up for that. Lets see whats in store as the days unfurl.

P.S. I got the opportunity to watch the entire Eng-Sweeden match today in the dorm. Seniors said, dekh lo abhi TV, baad mein pata nahi kab mauka mile once classes start.

Its already 3:40 am... a prelude to the night-outs ahead in store, I guess

Discussion Center



Feedback/ Suggestion

Yahoo Groups

Sirfdosti Groups

Contact Us




Members Login Here!

  Forgot Password?
  New User? Register!

Start Your Own Website

India's Best Web Hosting Company
Interview Q & A eBook

Get 9,000+ Interview Questions & Answers in an eBook. Interview Question & Answer Guide
  • 9,000+ Interview Questions
  • All Questions Answered
  • 5 FREE Bonuses
  • Free Upgrades

Useful Resources

Indian Institute of Management - Ahmedabad

Indian Institute of Management -  Bangalore

Indian Institute of Management - Calcutta

Indian Institute of Management - Indore

Indian Institute of Management - Kozhikode

Indian Institute of Management - Lucknow

Master of Business Administration MBA course Exam Institution Admission Details Related Pages

CAT | IIM | JET JMET | MBA | MBA Entrance | MBA Distance | MBA Entrance Exam | MBA Programs | Top MBA Universities in India | B-Schools Profiles | Management Colleges in Bangalore | Aptitude Tests | CAT Tips | CAT Bulletin 2008 | Common Admission Test | CAT Papers | XAT Papers | FMS Papers | MAT Papers | IIFT Papers | CET Papers | SNAP Papers | JMET Papers | GMAT Verbal Papers | GMAT Math Papers |

Copyright � 2024. onestopmba.com. All rights reserved Privacy Policy | About Us | Terms and Conditions
Our Portals : Academic Tutorials | Best eBooksworld | Beyond Stats | City Details | Interview Questions | Discussions World | Excellent Mobiles | Free Bangalore | Give Me The Code | Gog Logo | Indian Free Ads | Jobs Assist | New Interview Questions | One Stop FAQs | One Stop GATE | One Stop GATE | One Stop GRE | One Stop IAS | One Stop MBA | One Stop SAP | One Stop Testing | Webhosting in India | Dedicated Server in India | Free Website Templates | Sirf Dosti | Source Codes World | Tasty Food | Tech Archive | Testing Interview Questions | Tests World | The Galz | Lalu Yadav Jokes | Vyom | Vyom eBooks | Vyom International | Vyom Links | Vyoms | Vyom World | Shayari
home page