January. New year. New hopes. New laurels. New awards! Meet InsideIIM's Best 30 for the class of 19-21! Drumroll please and all that! Yes, you heard it right. This year, we once again floated the best 30 survey across b-schools. Our goal? To recognise the most employable graduates that recruiters would be proud to collect! We once again asked them questions about their most selfless acts, their most debilitating experiences, how they handled conflicts, what do they excel at, how would they spend a corpus of 10 Mn USD, etc. Once again we got some beautiful answers and some d'uh ones. Conquering ones fears. Battling COVID 19 to successfully earn a PPO and get a job. Learning a new skill and getting out of ones' comfort zone. Fighting depression. Thus were born the Best 30 - The Most Employable Graduates of The Class of 2019-21. In this article, we bring you a list of all their stories. Check out stories of supporting peers and mentoring peers, staring non profits and charities, helping house felp with retirement funds, struggling to juggle multiple exams, competitions, etc. at once, dealing with family problems, giving up on personal goals to live more meaningfully, and many more emotional, beautiful stories of what makes one exceptional!
Here’s that list of the Best 30 From the Class of 2019-21!
If you were asked to juggle a health condition like PCOD which plays havoc with your hormones at random times, preparation to get into IITs and NITs - the best engineering schools in India and move out of your comfort zone all at once, you might just feel like running away. And furthermore, if you have to deal with the disappointment of not making it to your dream IITs, you might just feel a load of self-doubt. Very few people would be able to bounce back from such a failure to not only become award-winning students but also Merit Scholarship holders. But that’s what sets Sancy Isaac (SIBM Pune student) apart and among India’s most employable graduates from the Class of 2019-21. That’s why Sancy features as InsideIIM Best 30 this time. Read on to find out more about dealing with failures here!
Imagine being in your final year of undergraduate college, engineering or other streams. You’ve worked hard throughout the years, been focused and good at academics, taken all the relevant internships, dotted your “i's and crossed your “t”s, only to opt out of final placements! Because you’re dealing with depression. This is exactly what happened to Pratibha Goenka. She took a year off, travelled solo to Egypt, and came back to crack the CAT and make it MDI Gurgaon! It’s this indomitable spirit that gets her a place as InsideIIM’s Best 30 - one of the most employable graduates from the class of 2021! Read and find out how Pratibha conquered herself!
Niharika was one of the lucky few who found her calling directly post-graduation. She loved marketing and worked in B2B marketing, successfully climbing the corporate ladder to win accolades. But this is where Niharika’s story veers from the norm. On the cusp of getting a leadership position, Niharika decided to leave it all in order to crack the CAT and pursue an MBA. This IIM Lucknow student managed to intern with HUL and won a PPI with Colgate Palmolive in her first year! This pursuit of excellence gets her on the list of the most employable graduates from the class of 2021 - InsideIIM’s Best 30. Check out her story here!
Samarth Singh Gahlot did not really like finance. But he managed to work successfully as a consultant and landed a PPO with BCG post his summer internship. He also, interestingly, found reading and working with financial statements dreadfully boring and frightening. But now he trades in Futures & Options post investing his Stipend and receiving 82% returns. Then there’s the bit about him helping his family’s driver to set up a retirement home, financial plan and income source. Makes for very interesting reading - this story! Also, the ability to learn and grow and contribute meaningfully and smartly to problems sees Samarth Singh Gahlot, MDI Gurgaon student on the list of InsideIIM’s Best 30 - one of India’s most employable graduates from the class of 2021! Read on to find out more!
Sujith got an offer from New York University to pursue a PhD - Masters in Biology. A product of the famous IISc, Sujith knew the value and impact of such an offer. But he decided to turn it down. Why, you wonder? Because Sujith wanted to rather work on creating more opportunities for research right here at home in India. Which is why Sujith happily bid adieu to New York dreams and decided to pursue an MBA right here, from IIM B. This insight and vision for the future is what makes Sujith one of InsideIIM’s Best 30, one of India’s most employable graduates from the class of 2021. Read Sujith’s story in the article!
Imagine getting a call from a reputed IIM like IIM K on one hand and a relatively unknown startup coming from the stable of IIM Ahmedabad, offering you a job. What would you have chosen in such a scenario? Mohammed Raashid decided that he would want to go ahead with the startup experience and try to improve his CAT scores for a better college next year. And so did he. An IIM Calcutta student Mohammed Raashid shared his story with InsideIIM and has qualified to be part of India’s 30 Most Employable Graduates of the Class of 2020. Check out the story here.
With dreams to make it big in the corporate world and question the status quo, Sanjeeban Nanda took the plunge to quit his job and prepare for his B-school journey. And as the saying goes, ‘Fortune Favors The Brave’. A man of many talents, Sanjeeban Nanda shared his story with us and has qualified as India’s 30 Most Employable Graduates of the Class of 2020. Read his story here.
An ardent reader, believer of money multiplication and a heart that beats for the not so fortunate ones might just be the words to define Abhay Shankar. An IIM Kozhikode student, Abhay has always tried giving back to society with either skills or thorough service. What makes him the part of India’s 30 Most Employable Graduates of the Class of 2020? Read on to know more.
Feroz Baker was scared of getting into an IIT. He’d realised that IIT meant losing the “most intelligent,” “topper,” labels and competing with some of the best students in the country. But when it came to picking an engineering college of his choice, this (currently IIM C) student decided to let go of the comfortable and safe option of IIST and chose IIT Madras - a place where he would certainly not be the top dog. This attitude of competing with one's' betters and becoming better yourself is what landed Feroz a place on InsideIIM’s Best 30 - one of the most employable graduates from the class of 2021. Check out Feroz’s full story here!
From being afraid of numbers to making peace with it and getting better at analytics, Manav found a perfect balance in HR when he was looking for a career option. An English Graduate and a lover of stories, Manav went out of his comfort zone to explore the business world with his core skills intact. Find out why Manav made it to India’s 30 Most Employable Graduates of the Class of 2020 in this article.
Debayan believed in the power of self from the very beginning and carved his own path. From taking challenges head on to displaying leadership skills whenever the situation demanded, Debayan has made it to India’s 30 Most Employable Graduates of the Class of 2020. Read on to know how.
Believer in ‘education can change the world’, Abhinaba has actively taken part in teaching kids in association with multiple NGOs. From starting up with a project for the Government of Jharkhand’s Innovation lab to continue taking classes for improving the standard of education, Abhinaba has always pushed himself. Thus, Abhinaba is part of India’s 30 Most Employable Graduates of the Class of 2020. Find out his story here!
In our list of India's Best 30 - the 30 Most Employable Students from the Class of 2019-21, we feature MBA students who have worked against adversities to achieve what they aimed for. One of those featured in today's story, Shailaja Yeleswarapu, has shown an extraordinary commitment to her dreams. Read on and find out how this ECE Engineer from NIT Surat went on to IIM K and progressed in her career to formulate business strategies.
In our list of India's Best 30 - the 30 Most Employable Students from the Class of 2019-21, we feature MBA students who have walked that extra mile and done that little more to make a mark. The commitment to raise financial awareness in the country is something that made Mohit Kaushik stand out from the usual. Read on and find out how this Engineer at IIM C developed his career in finance.
In our list of India's Best 30 - the 30 Most Employable Students from the Class of 2019-21, we feature MBA students who have worked hard to make a dent in the world. One of those featured in today's story, Sagar Sahni, has proved to possess an exceptional amount of rigour to make the world a better place with technology. Read on and find out how this Developer at XLRI is all set to create & implement transformative solutions.
In our list of India's Best 30 - the 30 Most Employable Students from the Class of 2019-21, we feature MBA students who have shown a tremendous amount of courage & willpower to make their vision a reality. One of those featured in today's story, Shailesh Maheshwari, took a very brave decision to achieve his IIM dream. Read on and find out how this CA at IIM Shillong went on to delve deeper into the world of life sciences.
The honesty & dedication towards working for the collective growth of the community is something that differentiates the best from the rest. In our list of India's Best 30 - the 30 Most Employable Students from the Class of 2019-21, we feature MBA students who have walked that extra mile and done that little more to stand out. One of those featured in today's story, Isha Mittal, has shown an incredible amount of passion to achieve her true potential. Read on and find out how this CA at IIM C charted her career to make it to BCG.
In our list of India's Best 30 - the 30 Most Employable Students from the Class of 2019-21, we celebrate those MBA students who have taken outstanding initiatives that stand out. One of those featured in today's story, Ravi Singh, has demonstrated tremendous zeal towards building a better world. Read on and find out how this Mechanical Engineer from IIT BHU, went on to IIM L and moved to a much more strategic career path in global supply chains.
Entrepreneurship has been budding since the last decade, but not many invest themselves in building business models that create win-win for the business and the society. Today, we bring you the story of a social entrepreneur who hails from Bengal but has lived in 8 cities till date. He came across entrepreneurship when interviewing for his college E-cell and since then, he has boosted multiple projects, benefitting the business and the society significantly. This individual's passion, grit, and consciousness landed him among India's Best-30 Most Employable MBA Graduates! Read on and find out his story!
Sometimes, things come to us easy. It is the decision to put everything on the line and take another shot that is challenging. Today, we bring you the story of someone who rejected admission to one of the top b-schools in India and took the CAT again. He did not let the fear of not making it next year stop him. His courage and belief in himself landed him amongst India's Best-30 Most Employable MBA Graduates! Read his story here!
Everyone has their own set of problems to deal with, but very few people choose to help others solve their problems along the way. Even while facing his own problems with depression, Raahul decided to put aside his own troubles and help his friend get out of depression when no one else was willing to help. His drive to help others and work hard on his own capabilities is what makes him feature on our Best 30 Most Employable Graduates of 2021 list. Read his story here.
Simple acts of kindness can significantly impact someone’s life. Our today’s feature Bhavya has proven that, by helping an underprivileged girl who aspires to become a doctor clear her 10th Board exams. She went out of her way to help the girl and gave her the confidence to do well. Bhavya’s need to help others and her keenness on promoting social businesses in the country is what got her placed in our Best 30 Most Employable Graduates of 2021 list. Read her story here.
Sometimes we need to make tough decisions to propel our careers forward. The decision comes with risks. Today, we bring you a story of someone who hails from the city of lakes - Udaipur. He pursued his engineering from IIT and dived into case competitions during college. The outcome? His passion and rigorous learnings landed him among India's Best-30 Most Employable MBA Graduates! Find out his story here.
India's Best 30 - the 30 Most Employable Students from the Class of 2019-21 features MBA students who go the extra mile to create impact. Engineer turned social media advertisement expert, Megh Vasavada is one such individual who with his diligence, commitment, and grit made it from Nirma University, Gujarat to MDI Gurgaon. Read his story here!
For someone who always has a backup, choosing to have none was scary. But fear could not stop Aishwarya Maru from reaching IIM Ahmedabad. Today, we bring you a story of someone who hails from the financial capital of the country - Mumbai and loves dancing and writing. From trekking to aptitude to ambidexterity, this individual can't stop challenging herself. Her grit and iron-strong will landed her among India's Best-30 Most Employable MBA Graduates! Check out her story here.
India's Best 30 - the 30 Most Employable Students from the Class of 2019-21 features MBA students who go the extra mile. Suyash Sharma is one such individual who with his ambition and commitment made it to IIFT Delhi. An individual with a deep interest in strategizing for marketing and business growth, Suyash has been associated with numerous startups and clubs. Read on to learn about an Ex-Maruti Suzuki Logistics who pursued an MBA.
Shubham Bharadwaj has always been passionate about helping others and often takes initiative in doing so, whether it be helping a fellow teammate, standing up for women empowerment, or providing basic necessities for his fellow disabled students. This quality of his has ensured that Shubham emerges as one of the Most Employable Graduates of 2021. Read his story in the article.
Whether it's taking new initiatives, managing cross-functional teams, or learning from new experiences, a good leader needs to always stay aware. These qualities along with good communication skills and an ability to easily connect with people is what makes a good leader, and these are the qualities why today Surabhi Gupta features on our Best 30 Most Employable Graduates of 2021 list. Read her story here.
Everyone wants to be the best, but only a few people are able to do the hard work to become the best. Shashwat has consistently been the best in whatever he takes up. Whether it be academics or projects or Radio Jockeying, the sense of achievement is what keeps him motivated to take up new challenges. This passion is what makes Shashwat feature on our Best 30 Most Employable Graduates of 2021 list. Read his story here.
How many people would take a risk of leaving a dream PSU job with a promotion coming soon to join a B-school? This is exactly what Fayaz did when he thought he wanted to keep his learning going on. His drive to learn new things and not shying away from taking risks is what makes him feature on our Best 30 Most Employable Graduates of 2021 list. Read his story here.