is an essential tool to achieve anything good in life and my parents worked
very hard to provide me with this tool. Since both of them were non-matriculate,
they knew the real importance of education in life. Their encouragement for
academic excellence has always been part of my inspiration for pursuing higher
education. My father was a driver in PWD and used to drive for Chief-Engineer.
It was my father’s desire and my enthusiasm for automobiles which oriented me
towards career in engineering.
I pursued my graduation in
mechanical engineering from Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, an autonomous
institute affiliated to Pune University. I was consistently among top three
students. During graduation, I would like to highlight my role as vice-Captain
for BAJA-SAE-India 2014, a national level competition to design and build an
All-Terrain vehicle. I was responsible to lead a team of 25 members. This was
my first opportunity to test my managerial skills. I got chance to work on different
business aspects like team building, finance, marketing, etc. Our team secured
14th position overall among 250 teams. This event gave me
inclination towards management education and also next step in my career. Baja
provides national level recruitment platform. That year I was proud one of the
only three placements offered by Automotive Research Association of India
(ARAI) after scrutinizing thousands of participants.
ARAI is an autonomous research
institute affiliated to Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises,
Govt. of India, providing technical expertise in R, testing and certification.
Joining ARAI in July 2014, as Trainee Engineer in Structural Dynamics
Laboratory I was responsible for carrying out data acquisition and analysis for
Customer Sponsored Projects. After Trainee period, I was absorbed as Engineer
with role as execution of sponsored projects related to vehicle dynamics and
accelerated testing with key responsibilities of Techno-Commercial proposals,
project scheduling, resource management and project delivery. I have executed
projects in different sectors like Agricultural, Defense, etc. To highlight
‘Durability Testing of Sugarcane Harvester’ was one of the most appreciated
projects. I am also responsible for monthly business report and planning to
meet business target. During my experience I have groomed technically and
inclined more towards business handling. An MBA will now empower me further by
giving me a detailed perspective of the non-technical side of business and
expose me to strategic planning, financial modeling, etc. enabling me to rejoin
the industry at a position much nearer to my eventual career goals.
short-term goal is to look for Associate level position in a Management Consulting
firm as I enjoy managing projects, addressing customer needs and delivering
visible business impact to customer. I am sure that my acquired technical
knowledge will be complimented perfectly by the business insights I shall get
during the MBA. Eventually, I would like to achieve position of Partner at
leading Management Consulting firm. The three requisites that will help me in
this journey will be my current knowledge of project management, future MBA
degree and future Associate role. I believe an MBA will help me in
understanding more about the complex business needs and thus I would be able to
differentiate my company from the competitors.
strong curriculum, competent and diverse peer group and incisive academic
milieu will give me a definitive edge and strong foundation in business
fundamentals. IIMB will teach me how to make the most of my available resources
and also provide me with exposure to the best business minds in India in the
form of the faculty and peers. It would be a great honor to continue my
development in such inspiring environment.