IIM reunion kicks off

The IIM Calcutta's 1992 alumni returned to the campus on Saturday to relive their student days with batchmates Sonya Dutta Chowdhury and Swati Kaushal who chucked corporate careers to turn authors.

By Our Special Correspondent
  • Published 24.12.17
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Joka: The IIM Calcutta's 1992 alumni returned to the campus on Saturday to relive their student days with batchmates Sonya Dutta Chowdhury and Swati Kaushal who chucked corporate careers to turn authors.

Each year, winter marks the homecoming of the batch that graduated from Joka 25 years ago. And the occasion is called "Reminiscence".

The reunion started with a two-day carnival that would include a guided tour of the campus, a discussion with the director and dean, interaction with former professors and current students among others.

"I cannot imagine being a writer without my stint in the management school," Kaushal told her batchmates. "Because I went to management school, worked with Nestle, interacted with advertising agencies, I was subjected to a lot of communication... that's what brand management is about."

Dutta Chowdhury said: "MBA teaches you a lot of communication, writing, analysis and storytelling."

Instances of IIM graduates shunning corporate careers to turn authors is not new, though. Amish Tripathi, who was at IIM Calcutta to collect the distinguished alumnus award on November 14, is perhaps the most successful example with his Shiva trilogy.