I and production sector, along with quantitative and

I belong to a community which equally emphasized learning
and its application in day-to-day lives. Growing up, physics and mathematics
became my favourite subjects and I naturally gravitated towards engineering
degree for my first step towards corporate world. Qualifying IITJEE was itself
a challenge and successfully scaled. The whole journey imparted time management
skills, the ability to handle failure and success and learn from mistakes.

My graduation in Petroleum Engineering from Indian School of
Mines proved to be a brilliant learning platform for me and gave me an
opportunity to rub shoulders with the best brains of country. It provided me a
solid foundation for developing my analytical and logical skills, something
that is prerequisite for any good manager. Throughout the undergrad, I actively
built my industry knowledge through involvement in Society for Petroleum
Engineers (SPE). I had the opportunity to test and validate my technical
knowledge through industry training programs at ONGC Mehsana asset and Oil
India Limited Duliajan

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With a goal to pursue both technical and managerial
responsibilities, I joined the Energy Services division at Wipro Technologies
in Consulting Stream. Though the primary role involved domain differentiated
software testing, I have had the opportunity to serve as a liaison between core
product development teams and our energy clients. I used my technical skills in
oil exploration and production sector, along with quantitative and
communication skills to understand client requirements, and design technical
solutions for the clients as and when required. Being tagged with two projects
simultaneously I have learnt how to intricately balance my time and commitments
between different stake holders in an organisation and the importance of
communication. Working on agile model helped me understand that how we need to
be nimble on our feet and be responsive to changes of outside world.

By pursuing an MBA at this point of my career I am taking
the next big step to push myself higher on the management chain and further
honing my skills in this direction. It would help me understand the business
and work more effectively in corporate. My Oil and Gas Industry knowledge as well
as IT consulting experience could add new diversity and enrich the experience
of peer group. While bringing all of this on the table, I will simultaneously
be exposed to equally competent peer group which will provide me a fantastic
learning environment where I help drive the institute towards new realms of
success.