My Journey To IIM Rohtak And My Expectations From It

I am Rushi Vyas, born and brought up in a very small village called Malav, near Vadodara in Gujarat. I have completed my Engineering from SVIT, Vasad.

It was my last year of Mechanical Engineering when I realised that I was more interested in how the Manufacturing companies of machines work rather than how a machine works. The obvious thing which came to my mind was an MBA. I wanted an MBA to develop myself as a professional, and to expand my field of knowledge. It was then I decided to take the CAT.

“You cannot do this without coaching!” commented an old school teacher of mine when I told him I was self-studying for CAT 2015. And there were others, who told me without coaching it was an up-hill task. On 8th January 2016, soon after I had finished my lunch, I received an SMS on my cell phone. “Dear Candidate, Your percentile for CAT 2015 for application number 5151091 is 99.28.” My reaction was emotional and euphoric. I had a tear or two in my eyes, because only I and my parents knew the efforts I had put in to get there. I was happier due to the satisfaction that I could do it without the coaching, which people claimed was necessary to ace the CAT.

After a plethora of travels to Mumbai and Ahmedabad for various interviews, I received the offer letter for PGP Batch 07 from Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak. I readily knew that IIM Rohtak is going to be my home for the next 2 years.

Since then I’ve researched about my new college and talked about the same with my to-be-seniors. They are known as Kathors, battle-hardened professionals who have undergone the rigor of their first year at the Institute. That is what I’ve always expected from my MBA. I expect IIM Rohtak in next 2 years to push me to my limits. Having learnt about the teaching pedagogy and life at IIM Rohtak from the seniors, I feel I would get what I wish here. I am already looking forward to playing a role in managing the events like Udaan and Infusion, to give me a platform to develop myself as a manager. I also look forward to participation in social events like ‘Run for the Girl Child Marathon’. Lastly, I aim to make the best out of my 2 years at IIM Rohtak, not only academically, but also in terms of my overall development as a Manager with high ethical values. In short, I look forward to be a KATHOR!!



About the Author:


I am Rushi Vyas, born and brought up in a small village called Malav, near Vadodara, Gujarat. I had always been a topper in my school. I pursued Mechanical Engineering  from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology, Vasad. I’ll be joining IIM Rohtak soon.

Apart from academics, I love to read novels, especially thrillers. I am a football fanatic, and love to discuss in depth about tactics in football. I am a very deterministic person who is always up for new challenges!


One comment

Dheeraj Kapoor

If this guy had prepared with simultaneous evaluation and mentoring (not necessarily “coaching”), it’d have fetched him a few basis points more… He might have missed the likes of FMS, or at least I/K because of this choice… Don’t follow it blindly!