When we met Professor LSG for the first time as a class, he said," Mark my words. These 2 years will be over in a wink. Make the best out of them." He was right. These two years have flown, but not without their share of memories etched in our minds forever. The batch of 2007 at DoMS, IIT Madras has been hailed as the 'Breakthrough Batch' of the Department. We are a batch who have an eclectic mix, and represent almost the nation itself, from Kashmir to Kerala. Yet there is unity in this diversity. We have some accomplishments to be proud of, yet we pray our juniors exceed those by miles. We were able to bring back our annual business-fest, Samanvay 2007 with a bang. We were able to record excellent placements and announce to the corporate world that DoMSians mean serious business. We were able to receive accolades from the corporate world and other management institutes nationwide. But the learnings from these two unforgettable years have been beyond these adulations.
DoMS IITM has taught us not just management in the corporate world, but personal management and how to be a better human being. Our professors have gone beyond teaching; they have and will be our mentors and inspiration for success. Without them we would still be the raw clay as we entered two years ago. Our beloved professors have moulded us into managers with dedication, affection and utmost care. When the course curriculum was revamped and made more strenuous, we knew it was for our good. If not for the battering we had in our vivas, we would not faced the corporate world with panache and confidence. If not for the support by our professors, we would never have been able to make Samanvay 2007 happen, let alone other events. They have been our pillars and have shown us the way to success.
From now on, it is upto us, to take the torch forward, and follow QED to the spirit, make good global citizens and proudly wave the DoMS IITM flag to the world! There cannot be a better department in IIT Madras than DoMS. Wherever we go, whatever we achieve, we shall bow our heads to the DoMS spirit.
(MBA Batch of 2007)