Part A In the world racked by radical change, very few organizations have a positive impact on peoples’ lives, and one such conglomerate is Aditya Birla Group. In its 162 years of presence, it has proved successful in various business such as Finance, Cement, Manufacturing, Mining, Textile etc. It derived its strength by being ahead of the curve, improving management systems, people policies and business portfolio, which has a significant influence in people’s minds.
Having been a user of The Idea Cellular, I can value the effect it forged in my life. Whenever I was away from home, the Idea Cellular with its high-quality network, have always comforted my parents. The countless hours of conversation I had with my friends and relatives over the unfaltering connectivity shaped my memories.
My professional life is being fashioned by Peter England which enhanced my confidence. Other fashion subsidiaries of Aditya Birla Group such as Louis Philippe, Allen Solly, and Van Heusen are being considered as some of the top fashion brands all over the world. Its superior value tells the story of why it is popular among the general public.
Aditya Birla Group also provides Financial Services which is among the top 5 fund manager in India, with a presence across the life insurance, asset management, housing finance, wealth management, and equity & commodity broking. It helped people especially middle-income group to make, invest, manage risks, step out of poverty and build a better life. Aditya Birla Group has been a significant part of my life which I hope will create value that transcends generations.
The challenges in my life started when I was shifted from vernacular medium school to an English medium school. Since being from a different world compared to others, I felt isolated. It was my parents’ encouragement which helped me push my boundaries. This new environment and culture made a huge impact on shaping my characteristics and career for the future. Like everyone, I was elated to join my first job right after my graduation. Being a hard worker, I received the best performer award which persuaded my department Director to select me for an Automation project. Being the youngest in the project and without hands-on experience in automation tools, I was completely helpless. But the belief my Manager had in me, encouraged to burn the midnight oil and learn the requisite tools in a short period.
It is during this project work, I realized I needed a grounding in management education. I then started to prepare for the CAT examination. I decided to prepare for the exam simultaneously with the job. Since being in a critical role requires me to dedicate more time at the office, I got less than 2 hours to study daily. I was bogged down when I saw the results of the first few mock tests. But my family stood by me during my hard times and motivated me to fly higher. With great perseverance, I cleared multiple levels of test and joined this prestigious institute. This exciting experience inspired me to take up more challenging roles in the future.