Voice of SAA President

Voice of SAA President

Voice of SAA President


As we set forth on this journey together, navigating the intricacies of life at IIM Nagpur and beyond, I, Arun Anand, stand before you with a profound sense of humility and honor as the President of the Students’ Affairs Assembly. Reflecting on the invaluable opportunities that have shaped my path, I am deeply inspired and resolute in my commitment to lead our esteemed student community. With almost two years of work experience and having held various positions like Head Boy, Cricket Team Captain, Cultural Team Lead, and Class Representative, my journey from preparing for CAT to stepping foot on this campus and now embracing this momentous role has been an emotional and exhilarating rollercoaster ride.

Firstly, let me introduce you to the SAEC team. The Students’ Affairs Executive Council comprises the President, the three vertical heads, The Placement Secretary & The Student Diversity Representative: General Secretary: Academic Clubs – Mr. Anubhav Singh; General Secretary: Co-Curricular Clubs – Mr. P Laxmi Narsimha Sastri; Students’ Affairs Secretary – Mr. Achint Razdan; Placement Coordinator – Mr. Hrithik Choudhary; and our first-ever Student Diversity Representative – Ms. Darshini Vannur. Our collective mission is to strive for excellence and nurture an inclusive environment within the IIM Nagpur campus, enabling us to reach our fullest potential while preparing for our future careers. Throughout this past year, we have been fortunate to experience the enriching activities, engaging events, and joyous celebrations our campus has to offer. Our vision as a team is to foster a vibrant culture that values every aspect of life, balancing academic and co-curricular pursuits while expressing heartfelt gratitude to those who support and enhance our campus experience.

In our quest to empower excellence, we understand the importance of identifying areas within our ecosystem that need improvement. We are committed to diligently pinpointing challenges and proactively seeking alternative solutions to optimize and streamline processes, thus enhancing the overall efficiency for students at IIM Nagpur. Our efforts are driven by a deep understanding of the excitement and challenges faced by MBA students at our esteemed institution. We also aim to enhance the accountability and transparency of the Students’ Affairs Assembly, not through rigid processes but by fostering increased trust and confidence.

This year, in addition to excelling in both internal and external events, we aim to extend the reach of IIM Nagpur by pursuing collaborative opportunities with other institutions and organizations. Our goal is to facilitate knowledge exchange and promote intellectual growth by sharing ideas, best practices, and research findings. These collaborations not only benefit our institution but also create new avenues for students to develop holistically, engaging with diverse peers and professionals to foster cross-cultural understanding, collaboration, and essential interpersonal skills.

I understand that the role of SAEC President is a demanding responsibility that requires ensuring all resources are readily available to minimize friction both within and outside the batch. We acknowledge that the task ahead is challenging, but we are confident that the collective capabilities of the students and faculty at IIM Nagpur will overcome any obstacles. As times change, we will proactively address emerging issues and wholeheartedly welcome suggestions from students. It is a profound privilege to serve as the President of the Students’ Affairs Assembly, and I pledge to make a meaningful and positive impact on everyone’s college experience.

Arun Anand
President, Students’ Affairs Assembly