Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dare To Think Beyond Reality

Genre: Current Affairs

Since the last several years, IIPM, an institute run by a maverick going by the name of Dr. Arindham Chaudhari has been issuing full page color advertisements in leading newspapers across India boasting about its "world class facilities" along with a tagline that goes "Dare To Think Beyond The IIMs".


What do the students who dared to think beyond the IIMs and enrolled at IIPM, lured by the famous promise of "free laptops" and "foreign tours" land up in is evident to anyone who visits the IIPM website that proclaims it to be "The Largest B-School on Earth". The final nail in the coffin of this all-claims-no-substance institute came yesterday when the University Grants Commission issued this ad clarifying that IIPM is not a University!

Not the one to sit quiet, IIPM and the oh-so-great Dr Chaudhari came up with this brilliant piece of explanation that is a perfect example of "digging one's own grave".

Let's go through the various points presented by His Highness Dr. Arindham Chaudhari The Great-

"IIPM like the IIMs in India is neither an university nor has it ever claimed to be one"

Hey wait! All these years you told us 'Dare to Think Beyond the IIMs' and you start your letter with a comparison with the IIMs. What is this yaar?

"And exactly like the IIMs in India, IIPM does not offer any degrees."

Phir vohi baat? Dude, think beyond the IIMs na!

"The institute has pioneered the practice of making laptops a part of the package offered to every students, along with the global tour called GOTA."

GOTA?? ROFL! Aur kuch naam nahi mila kya?

"IIPM is a private institution, ie. it is entirely funded by student fees. While in the US, Harvard and Stanford are also private, the Indian education system does not recognize private institutions as yet in a similar manner."

Aai Shappath! Kya comparison hai boss! Maan gaye!

"ISB, the IITs and other leading institutions do not accept AICTE's standards."

Pehle IIMs, then Stanford-Harvard, now ISB-IIT, arre bhai decide karo na tumko exactly kiska copy maarna hai?

"In 2005, an article was published by a small time sensationalist college paper called JAM magazine. Rashmi Bansal, the owner and editor of JAM and her associates began a campaign against the institute on the internet, using blogs - a typical means used to spread slander against reputed brands by jealousy ridden frustrated wannabees."

Really? Jealousy ridden frustrated wannabe? That's YOU, dude!

"The Indian blogging community (or blogosphere, as it likes to call itself) is essentially a bitchy, self-indulgent and an almost incestuous network comprising journalists, wannabe-writers and a massive army of geeks who give vent to their creative ambitions on the internet."

Waah! Waah! Kya gyaan diya Arindam saheb! Tussi great ho!

"IIPM, alongside Harvard and Wharton, does not believe the rankings conducted by publications reflect the quality of business education."

"IIPM has been consistently ranked among India's top business school by several leading newspapers and magazines, since 2003."

Okay, so we should NOT believe you are among India's top business schools, right? Thank you. Finally you accepted the reality!

I have only one advice for you, Dr. Arindham Chu-dhari- Dare To Think Beyond Bullshit.

10 comments:

  1. Haha, nice work. Could be your research proposal ;)

    Here's my additional two cents on things which you didn't mention.

    1) Wannabees?!? Arrey bhai, IIM/Harvard/Wharton/ISB khol rakha hai toh ek Rapidex course mein invest nahin kar sakte the kya?

    2) Please review the hundreds of news clippings here (http://www.iipm.edu/media-appreciation.html) ? Now, you're just asking for it.

    OK, I'll ignore the IIPM in media section because it is irrelevant/paid for by you/written by your people/all of the above. When were the 21 clippings in the "Media Appreciation" section that I see, published? Most of them are 2002-2003 material, with the latest one being 2006! So, even under the unlikely assumption that this was unbiased reporting, either no paper is willing to touch you for a report in the past few years, or you don't have enough people to spare from putting out full-page ads to actually update this section. In either case, I volunteer my services in order to get you some current links: http://1dl.us/aYP. You're welcome.

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  2. Kya likha hai yaar!! Really nice! :)

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  3. You shouldve given your valuable comments about popcorn khao mast ho jaao :D

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  4. I just cant stand this Arindam guy...but IIPM is just the tip of an iceberg!! There are so many fake colleges/universities coming up especially offering management degrees without any sort of approval or recognition...

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  5. This is all the consequence of rosy advertising campaigns. Ultimately Arindambabu ne apna hi bhaanda phod diya...what a loser!!!

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  8. GUYS STOP ALL THIS BULLSHIT,,,DONT JUDGE FOOD BEFORE TASTING IT,,,,IIPM SPREAD WORLD CLASS EDUCATION,,PROVIDES WORLD CLASS EXPOSURE ,WORLD CLASS FACULTY,,,AND PRODUCES BEST SPEAKERS IN THIS COUNTRY,,THANKS IIPM AND OFCOARSE ARINDHAM SIR FOR GIVING SUCH A WOnDERFUL EXPERIENCE AND POLISHING US ,V R PROUD TO BE AN IIPMNITES,,AND SORRY TO SAY WE ARE LOT MUCH BETTER THAN THOSE WHO ARE WRITING BULLSHIT ON THIS PAGE,,,JUST GETTING DEGREE FROM RECOGNIZED UNIVERSITY IS NOT ENOUGH,,,THE QUALITY IIPM PROVIDES ,,NO OTHER INSTITUTE CAN,,,,SO GUYS U BETTER SHUT UR MOUTHS COZ U DNT DESERVE AND CNT AFFORD IIPM

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  9. don't judge food before tasting it ! Huh......
    First taste all other foods and then say yours is good okay.

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  10. The truth is that the government can not shut down such type of institutions because there is an extreme shortage of education institutes. If government shuts down all such bogus institutes, then how will it arrange for the EDUCATION of millions of students.

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