AIESEC: The IIM Indore Chapter

 | August 06,2012 12:13 pm IST

In the 60 years since its inception, AIESEC has steadily metamorphosed into a youth centric platform synonymous with responsible leadership. Spread across more than 110 countries with over 60,000 members, AIESEC is today the worlds largest youth-run organization.

The AIESEC chapter at IIM Indore is a recently added feather in the cap of the institute, which is known for its plethora of student driven initiatives. The most compelling reason for the student body at IIM-I to partake in this undertaking is its basic premise- leadership to impact social change on a global level- which is in complete consonance with what the university stands for.

IIM Indore is the first IIM to have a dedicated AIESEC chapter, and in less than two years of its commencement, it has become the cynosure of all eyes in the B-school circuit. From facilitating live projects for students, to conducting developmental workshops and inviting eminent speakers, the members are leaving no stone unturned in tapping the potential of this platform to help make a difference. What sets this chapter apart from the others is its no-holds-barred approach in addressing diverse issues and its underlying connotation of social sensitivity.

Amongst the most significant achievements of the organization thus far, the star speaker series and the development sector projects deserve special mention, owing to their vision and reach. The speaker series saw luminaries like Dr. Anjani Jain (Vice Dean and Director, Wharton Graduate Division) and Mr. Prakash Iyer (MD, Kimberly Clark Lever Pvt. Ltd.) engage in intellectually stimulating discussions with some of the brightest minds of the country. The development sector projects entailed three major workshops and campaigns, namely, Prerna, a personality development workshop conducted for the house keeping staff on campus, an adult awareness campaign about the importance of child care in neighboring villages and an in house campaign on eye donation, in coordination with Eye Care International (Indore). The impeccable execution of these ventures enabled the organization to garner tremendous appreciation and visibility.

Having made a mark for itself in the student fraternity, the IIM-I chapter is now looking to expand its scope by collaborating with international chapters to initiate internships and student exchange programs. Also in the pipeline is project IIM Indore, which is touted to be a focused effort aimed at making IIM Indore the most environment friendly and operationally efficient institute. With its eyes set on goals with far reaching consequences, AIESEC IIM Indore is well on its way to becoming a force to reckon with.