Friday, June 12, 2009

5 Yrs of IIFMight :)

Next week this blog will be 5 years old and the guy writing this post will complete five years in IIFM family, 2 years as a student and 3 years as an alumnus. But those who abhor my narcissistic tendencies (yeah.. I have them in abundance.. I have a personal blog to brag about myself) should not worry as I am writing about the blog (to the extent possible) and not about myself.

The blog was result of the frustrations of a prsopective IIFM applicant who tried to search online about the institute and all he got was IIFM official website providing the 'official information' in very very 'official manner' (yes, those days the website used to be as moody as anything can be.. most often not working on weeekends and too slow on the weekdays). Somehow that prospective IIFM applicant made it to the final list of selected students and remembering his frustration of futile web-searches and very low web footprint of this wonderful institute created this blog. And IIFMight came into existence.

Those days (2004, when blogging was still in nascent phase in India) the posts on this blog ranged from occassional mail forwars to updates on campus activities, the later primarily done by the respective club coordinators. In between there were some sprinklings of campus life of some students (those who dared to write anything else than the mandatory assignements) and in no time the blog had a good starting point for someone looking for an un-official view of life on the hillock at Bhadbhada road. It started attracting decent web-traffick and the content on the blog started to find a place in faculties' discusssion with students, in replies of new students( to questions like "how did you come to know about IIFM?) and in other virtual forums/places.

By 2006, the blog started getting contributions from some alumni, new members of IIFM family and the posts started to come.. mostly in trickles with sudden spurts triggered by enthusiasm of members of new batches. It served as a platform for information sharing and experience sharing, as a PR tool, as a complaint board... and has chronicalized journey of IIFM and IIFMights to some extent since June 2004. Now in 2009, the blog is doing fine even though it craves for some regular contributors, it is serving its purpose. It is pinning its hope on new members (Welcome PFM 2009-2011) and yet again requests the old members (it knows that all of you have your own blogs..but still this blog deserves some attentions from you..) to come out and share the tidbits from life after IIFM, your work life ...........

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7 comments:

swats.... said...

happy bday blogggg...i was also one of the initial bloggers..proud to be part of the celebrations :)cheers- swathi

Sreyamsa said...

beautifully written !!!!! time for my next contribution. I slacked off big time...hope to be somewhat regular from now on.....

Siddharth said...

A big big congratulations! And all the best... to keep getting contributions :)

Jaspal said...

Congrats to all the IIFM community for their efforts and especially to Santy for this initiative.

Still miles to go before we sleep....................

Nitin Bagla said...

Congratulations!
I hope this blog gets more contributors on a regular basis.
Just saw the IIFM wiki page through this post. The course information there needs some updation as it still shows only PFM and MRM.
Any volunteers....?

Akshai said...

hats off to santosh for starting this... its really great that the blog is still going strong...

Ayush Gupta said...

sir could you please throw some light on the prospects of student going into research work in forest management and climate change control??????...I am applying to IIFM this year for PGDM...