The time period between the release of the IIFT Admissions shortlist and the commencement of classes for the new batch is a flurry of activity that involves gathering documents, last-minute shopping, hurried goodbyes and most of all, a million doubts, hopes and aspirations regarding life here at IIFT. It is at this juncture that the DrIIFT City Meets serve to ease the nerves of all students. It is during these meetings that many of the deepest IIFT friendships first take root. It also serves to break ice between the senior batch and the junior batch as the seniors find time between their hectic internship schedule to share their experiences and advice with the juniors.
In 2017, DrIIFT City Meets were held across the length and breadth of the country in the following cities: Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Delhi.