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The Ugly Truth Of An MBA Graduate

Comments
 

Rahul Pokharikar

Superb...! A well written story....today I came to know that even MBA grads from TOP colleges also have to face a setback...! Indeed a motivational piece..!

22 May 2017, 01.56 AM

Abhishek Dhumal

Very heart touching, shook the core of me. about to take a plunge in MBA jungle with IIM offer letter in hand. Thanks for shattering the rossy image of post MBA life in my mind.. if it is indeed real one, God bless the hero of our story.

22 May 2017, 04.47 AM

Miti Vaidya

Miti Vaidya is an alumnus of XLRI School of Business (Batch of 2011). She is currently enjoying her work as marketer of a healthy foods start-up - Kapiva. Prior experience includes 2+ years as Product Manager + Core Team Member at InsideIIM-Konversations and 5 years with the Tata Group as part of the prestigious TAS programme. A graduate from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics (Batch of 2007), Miti has also completed her C.A.

So well written!

22 May 2017, 05.13 AM

Ashish Singh

It is really an eye opener... I am scared as shit right now.

22 May 2017, 06.32 AM

Mahima Obhrai

Well written. Got goosebumps.

22 May 2017, 11.30 AM

Nitin Jaiswal

One of the best written articles so far. Kudos to your perseverance. (y) (y)

22 May 2017, 12.30 PM

honey sharma

Well Written !!

22 May 2017, 01.44 PM

Gauri Shankar

Thanks all, I am glad that you liked it or could see the darker side of a prestigious course...

22 May 2017, 10.23 PM

ramji yahoo

contribute to society thru management audits, cost audits

well written, roller coaster, please reply to that aspirant to do MBA in your respectable institute

23 May 2017, 02.52 AM

ramji yahoo

contribute to society thru management audits, cost audits

finally got a job in a start-up with a salary of 1 lakh rupee- what helped him to get this job, is it his astrological timing or his best performance on that day or a network referral-

23 May 2017, 03.15 AM

+Read Replies (1)

Ahirjoy BISWAS

Chief Manager (Systems) -State Bank of India

He is telling that the job was 1 lakh rs LESS than his pre MBA salary. Please read again!

1 May 2018, 12.44 PM |

Abhishek Khosla

Commodity and Equity Trader , Economist , Avid Reader , Traveler , Foodie , Practical , Workaholic , Humor and Cheerful 

The Story is written from the heart and touches the Heart . Its a very sad state of affairs that many B schools take students much more than their capacity to place etc . The numbers are never in favor of a general Indian student . The less experienced always are preferred by the companies .

23 May 2017, 08.40 AM

Srikanth Vasantada

Well Written. Inspiring.

24 May 2017, 12.02 AM

Karpaga Vignesh

Going through a similar ordeal. Lets see if its all happy endings

24 May 2017, 12.28 AM

Mohammad Kashif

Well written and the unsaid truth which needs to come out. It just questions back to whether it is worth it or not, every single thing.

24 May 2017, 12.30 AM

Mohan Morgan

Hey, ....You... The Author, who ever you are... or who ever you think you are..... When you lay down to sleep , I want you to remember, You Are a Warrior, A warrior who fought in the War called Life, I want you to smile, before you close your eyes from the day. I want you to smile and tell yourself "I Am Warrior, who fought till the very End and Survived the War".

24 May 2017, 01.12 AM

Mohan Morgan

Hey, ....You... The Author, who ever you are... or who ever you think you are..... When you lay down to sleep , I want you to remember, You Are a Warrior, A warrior who fought in the War called Life, I want you to smile, before you close your eyes from the day. I want you to smile and tell yourself "I Am Warrior, who fought till the very End and Survived the War". ..........

24 May 2017, 01.12 AM

Anudrutta Fouzdar

Hey! It's really heart-wrenching to see articles like this, and kudos to the writer's perseverance. That being said, I wanted to understand something: what got him to this position in the first place? Were it bad grades in college, or really lack of opportunities? Clearly, he had two interviews which he couldn't convert. Any particular reason why? I'm just asking these questions to gain clarity on what one needs to do in their two years in the B-School. It's common knowledge that no college really has 100% placements. But what people keep mum about is why. Let's get that out in the open as well, please?

24 May 2017, 01.15 AM

AKSHAY LAMBE

Smartly written.

24 May 2017, 01.48 AM

Vipul Dewani

Great read. Seems to come from the heart!

24 May 2017, 05.32 AM

Piyush Bhatia

Well written.

24 May 2017, 11.09 PM

Aditya Aggarwal

Aditya is a second year MBA student at IIM Rohtak. He recently completed his summer internship from Patanjali Ayurved Limited.

Held me numb and concentrated from the very first word.

24 May 2017, 11.26 PM

Sam Mathew

Great. Touching...! I can relate quite well...! Great work.

25 May 2017, 04.20 AM

Anannyo bhattacharya

This is the best piece I have read over a long period of time.

26 May 2017, 08.58 AM

Niyati Shah

Short girl with huge dreams

Indeed a great piece of writing! Every coin has two sides but nobody can see the darker side ! Hatts off to the warrior!

26 May 2017, 12.25 PM

kalyan varma

One of the best article i have read in inside iim, Kudos for the great work

27 May 2017, 05.17 AM

Khushal Gupta

Gauri Shanker hats off to you. It was deeply engaging and complete nostalgia. commendable writing skills, you literally picturized this story. Congratulations

27 May 2017, 09.09 AM

Aashit Agarwal

What a beautiful ending !!

28 May 2017, 03.43 AM

Dheeraj Sekhar

As many of the stories unwind,it is also an emotional one. But they way you put it, created more impact than many other stories. Choice of words, the way story went every thing was top class. I feel that you have an author inside you sir. Finally a story which is superbly written.

29 May 2017, 02.03 AM

Rajat Shanker

Best article that I have read so far on insideiim.

12 Jun 2017, 09.24 AM

Hemant Bhatt

High decibel..low iq type...the author should acknowledge his passion for writing..so that we can find his name in our school textbooks inplace of robert frost...appreciable writing though..

13 Jun 2017, 03.20 PM

+Read Replies (1)

Hemant Bhatt

Everyone knows the reality of not being placed in placements..one has to decrease the thickness of his/her footwears as a result..

13 Jun 2017, 03.42 PM |

Souvik Pal

I am currently a student of DoMS IIT Roorkee. Previously I have worked with Capgemini Technology Services India Ltd for 32 months. I am interested in Marketing and HR.

The story gave me goosebumps.

22 Aug 2017, 10.42 PM

prateek agrawal

Tunnel of Illusion or Illusionary Tunnel, whatever it might be everyone's gotta move. Otherwise, adversity is standing with open hands to hug us. God Bless!

19 Sep 2017, 03.58 PM

sahil jaiswal

A hardworking and sincere person

The story is fascinating and the irony is that we all face the same situation in some phase of life where we think its an end everything is finished there is no road ahead but after collecting our broken pieces we fight and make our ends meet and finally all's well that ends well

19 Sep 2017, 04.15 PM

Vaibhav Pranik

A great article But I really want to know the authors reply to the two WhatsApp messages Specially about is it really worth trying belonging to a middle class family

20 Sep 2017, 02.02 AM

Hitesh Gupta

Deeply touched by the story.

23 Sep 2017, 05.29 PM

Ambika Chanda

Ambika Prasad Chanda graduated MBA (General Management) from Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi in 2020

One of the best articles I have ever read!! Moving!

1 May 2018, 11.22 AM

ADHAVAN RK

Eye opener!

1 May 2018, 01.58 PM

Jaydeep Gupta

beautifully written... It flashed across me as a movie... You should start writing books

1 May 2018, 07.06 PM

milan naik

Nicely written .It is truly representing the truth of MBA grads and colleges.

2 May 2018, 10.47 AM

Balaji Sridharan

Well written. Shows the aspirants that there are not only things to look forward to, but also things to dread.

2 May 2018, 01.08 PM

Aman Pateriya

One of the best stories on inside IIM till date. Loved the climax...

2 May 2018, 02.30 PM

+Read Replies (1)

Divyansh Modi

Mad about reading stories over InsideIIM, hugely inspired by people over it. Dream of becoming one very soon.! Caught in Enigma of Chartered Accountancy, wanna get out of it right away. Love public speaking, a funny speaker, and networking.

One of the worst stories and boring one rathee

4 May 2018, 06.21 PM |

Divyansh Modi

Mad about reading stories over InsideIIM, hugely inspired by people over it. Dream of becoming one very soon.! Caught in Enigma of Chartered Accountancy, wanna get out of it right away. Love public speaking, a funny speaker, and networking.

Didnt find it that great, author trying too hard really to make readers feel pitty about the position of the guy, but alas couldn't do, at least for me. Might be a reality though but thats life and giving up hope should never be any option, not a big deal even if we dont fetch the best of offers from the best of schools and obviously best of schools not always the end of road.

4 May 2018, 06.20 PM

Jatin Mendiratta

Really moving story. Inspiring all the more.

20 Jan 2019, 11.43 PM

Shivani Gupta

A die-hard Priyanka Chopra fan and a proud Bihari, I am currently pursuing my MBA( Ist year) from IIM Rohtak. Being a voracious reader, I love to study everything around me.apart from reading, I am a travel and food enthusiast and love to travel and enjoy new cuisines

It's one of the best articles ever studied!!

1 May 2019, 11.12 PM

KRUNAL SAMPAT

Krunal has pursued an MBA in Operations (17-19) from K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR) He pursued IT Engineering by CHOICE and has worked as a Consultant with Capgemini for 3.5 years. In his leisure time, he writes on Quora (10 Lakh views), does Handwriting Analysis, Cooks lip-smacking food and Fights with his sister.

Well written!!

21 May 2019, 07.03 PM

Abhyuday Vashisth

I appreciate his courage, hope, wisdom, patience and determination ..and yea wonderfully written

21 May 2019, 08.52 PM

Arpan Jaiswal

Possibly one of the best representations of what can happen once you go for an MBA.

21 May 2019, 08.58 PM

Vivek Kumar

Such a fantastic portrayal of a journey called MBA and the immediate life after it. About to leave a cozy life at a PSU for a B School in India and this made me re-think my decision. I guess there's no right decision when boiled down to an individual's context.

22 May 2019, 11.06 AM

Monalisa Mohanty

I am an avid reader and lover of tea. You will invariably find me cleaning something at all times because I like to keep my surroundings neat. I own 2 cats and I love them both.

I was scared before. Now I am positively trembling. But yes. This is an amazing story. Thank you for sharing it. MBA is a battle and I believe I just had a glimpse of it.

28 May 2019, 08.40 AM

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Comments
 

Rahul Pokharikar

Superb...! A well written story....today I came to know that even MBA grads from TOP colleges also have to face a setback...! Indeed a motivational piece..!

22 May 2017, 01.56 AM

Abhishek Dhumal

Very heart touching, shook the core of me. about to take a plunge in MBA jungle with IIM offer letter in hand. Thanks for shattering the rossy image of post MBA life in my mind.. if it is indeed real one, God bless the hero of our story.

22 May 2017, 04.47 AM

Miti Vaidya

Miti Vaidya is an alumnus of XLRI School of Business (Batch of 2011). She is currently enjoying her work as marketer of a healthy foods start-up - Kapiva. Prior experience includes 2+ years as Product Manager + Core Team Member at InsideIIM-Konversations and 5 years with the Tata Group as part of the prestigious TAS programme. A graduate from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics (Batch of 2007), Miti has also completed her C.A.

So well written!

22 May 2017, 05.13 AM

Ashish Singh

It is really an eye opener... I am scared as shit right now.

22 May 2017, 06.32 AM

Mahima Obhrai

Well written. Got goosebumps.

22 May 2017, 11.30 AM

Nitin Jaiswal

One of the best written articles so far. Kudos to your perseverance. (y) (y)

22 May 2017, 12.30 PM

honey sharma

Well Written !!

22 May 2017, 01.44 PM

Gauri Shankar

Thanks all, I am glad that you liked it or could see the darker side of a prestigious course...

22 May 2017, 10.23 PM

ramji yahoo

contribute to society thru management audits, cost audits

well written, roller coaster, please reply to that aspirant to do MBA in your respectable institute

23 May 2017, 02.52 AM

ramji yahoo

contribute to society thru management audits, cost audits

finally got a job in a start-up with a salary of 1 lakh rupee- what helped him to get this job, is it his astrological timing or his best performance on that day or a network referral-

23 May 2017, 03.15 AM

+Read Replies (1)

Ahirjoy BISWAS

Chief Manager (Systems) -State Bank of India

He is telling that the job was 1 lakh rs LESS than his pre MBA salary. Please read again!

1 May 2018, 12.44 PM |

Abhishek Khosla

Commodity and Equity Trader , Economist , Avid Reader , Traveler , Foodie , Practical , Workaholic , Humor and Cheerful 

The Story is written from the heart and touches the Heart . Its a very sad state of affairs that many B schools take students much more than their capacity to place etc . The numbers are never in favor of a general Indian student . The less experienced always are preferred by the companies .

23 May 2017, 08.40 AM

Srikanth Vasantada

Well Written. Inspiring.

24 May 2017, 12.02 AM

Karpaga Vignesh

Going through a similar ordeal. Lets see if its all happy endings

24 May 2017, 12.28 AM

Mohammad Kashif

Well written and the unsaid truth which needs to come out. It just questions back to whether it is worth it or not, every single thing.

24 May 2017, 12.30 AM

Mohan Morgan

Hey, ....You... The Author, who ever you are... or who ever you think you are..... When you lay down to sleep , I want you to remember, You Are a Warrior, A warrior who fought in the War called Life, I want you to smile, before you close your eyes from the day. I want you to smile and tell yourself "I Am Warrior, who fought till the very End and Survived the War".

24 May 2017, 01.12 AM

Mohan Morgan

Hey, ....You... The Author, who ever you are... or who ever you think you are..... When you lay down to sleep , I want you to remember, You Are a Warrior, A warrior who fought in the War called Life, I want you to smile, before you close your eyes from the day. I want you to smile and tell yourself "I Am Warrior, who fought till the very End and Survived the War". ..........

24 May 2017, 01.12 AM

Anudrutta Fouzdar

Hey! It's really heart-wrenching to see articles like this, and kudos to the writer's perseverance. That being said, I wanted to understand something: what got him to this position in the first place? Were it bad grades in college, or really lack of opportunities? Clearly, he had two interviews which he couldn't convert. Any particular reason why? I'm just asking these questions to gain clarity on what one needs to do in their two years in the B-School. It's common knowledge that no college really has 100% placements. But what people keep mum about is why. Let's get that out in the open as well, please?

24 May 2017, 01.15 AM

AKSHAY LAMBE

Smartly written.

24 May 2017, 01.48 AM

Vipul Dewani

Great read. Seems to come from the heart!

24 May 2017, 05.32 AM

Piyush Bhatia

Well written.

24 May 2017, 11.09 PM

Aditya Aggarwal

Aditya is a second year MBA student at IIM Rohtak. He recently completed his summer internship from Patanjali Ayurved Limited.

Held me numb and concentrated from the very first word.

24 May 2017, 11.26 PM

Sam Mathew

Great. Touching...! I can relate quite well...! Great work.

25 May 2017, 04.20 AM

Anannyo bhattacharya

This is the best piece I have read over a long period of time.

26 May 2017, 08.58 AM

Niyati Shah

Short girl with huge dreams

Indeed a great piece of writing! Every coin has two sides but nobody can see the darker side ! Hatts off to the warrior!

26 May 2017, 12.25 PM

kalyan varma

One of the best article i have read in inside iim, Kudos for the great work

27 May 2017, 05.17 AM

Khushal Gupta

Gauri Shanker hats off to you. It was deeply engaging and complete nostalgia. commendable writing skills, you literally picturized this story. Congratulations

27 May 2017, 09.09 AM

Aashit Agarwal

What a beautiful ending !!

28 May 2017, 03.43 AM

Dheeraj Sekhar

As many of the stories unwind,it is also an emotional one. But they way you put it, created more impact than many other stories. Choice of words, the way story went every thing was top class. I feel that you have an author inside you sir. Finally a story which is superbly written.

29 May 2017, 02.03 AM

Rajat Shanker

Best article that I have read so far on insideiim.

12 Jun 2017, 09.24 AM

Hemant Bhatt

High decibel..low iq type...the author should acknowledge his passion for writing..so that we can find his name in our school textbooks inplace of robert frost...appreciable writing though..

13 Jun 2017, 03.20 PM

+Read Replies (1)

Hemant Bhatt

Everyone knows the reality of not being placed in placements..one has to decrease the thickness of his/her footwears as a result..

13 Jun 2017, 03.42 PM |

Souvik Pal

I am currently a student of DoMS IIT Roorkee. Previously I have worked with Capgemini Technology Services India Ltd for 32 months. I am interested in Marketing and HR.

The story gave me goosebumps.

22 Aug 2017, 10.42 PM

prateek agrawal

Tunnel of Illusion or Illusionary Tunnel, whatever it might be everyone's gotta move. Otherwise, adversity is standing with open hands to hug us. God Bless!

19 Sep 2017, 03.58 PM

sahil jaiswal

A hardworking and sincere person

The story is fascinating and the irony is that we all face the same situation in some phase of life where we think its an end everything is finished there is no road ahead but after collecting our broken pieces we fight and make our ends meet and finally all's well that ends well

19 Sep 2017, 04.15 PM

Vaibhav Pranik

A great article But I really want to know the authors reply to the two WhatsApp messages Specially about is it really worth trying belonging to a middle class family

20 Sep 2017, 02.02 AM

Hitesh Gupta

Deeply touched by the story.

23 Sep 2017, 05.29 PM

Ambika Chanda

Ambika Prasad Chanda graduated MBA (General Management) from Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi in 2020

One of the best articles I have ever read!! Moving!

1 May 2018, 11.22 AM

ADHAVAN RK

Eye opener!

1 May 2018, 01.58 PM

Jaydeep Gupta

beautifully written... It flashed across me as a movie... You should start writing books

1 May 2018, 07.06 PM

milan naik

Nicely written .It is truly representing the truth of MBA grads and colleges.

2 May 2018, 10.47 AM

Balaji Sridharan

Well written. Shows the aspirants that there are not only things to look forward to, but also things to dread.

2 May 2018, 01.08 PM

Aman Pateriya

One of the best stories on inside IIM till date. Loved the climax...

2 May 2018, 02.30 PM

+Read Replies (1)

Divyansh Modi

Mad about reading stories over InsideIIM, hugely inspired by people over it. Dream of becoming one very soon.! Caught in Enigma of Chartered Accountancy, wanna get out of it right away. Love public speaking, a funny speaker, and networking.

One of the worst stories and boring one rathee

4 May 2018, 06.21 PM |

Divyansh Modi

Mad about reading stories over InsideIIM, hugely inspired by people over it. Dream of becoming one very soon.! Caught in Enigma of Chartered Accountancy, wanna get out of it right away. Love public speaking, a funny speaker, and networking.

Didnt find it that great, author trying too hard really to make readers feel pitty about the position of the guy, but alas couldn't do, at least for me. Might be a reality though but thats life and giving up hope should never be any option, not a big deal even if we dont fetch the best of offers from the best of schools and obviously best of schools not always the end of road.

4 May 2018, 06.20 PM

Jatin Mendiratta

Really moving story. Inspiring all the more.

20 Jan 2019, 11.43 PM

Shivani Gupta

A die-hard Priyanka Chopra fan and a proud Bihari, I am currently pursuing my MBA( Ist year) from IIM Rohtak. Being a voracious reader, I love to study everything around me.apart from reading, I am a travel and food enthusiast and love to travel and enjoy new cuisines

It's one of the best articles ever studied!!

1 May 2019, 11.12 PM

KRUNAL SAMPAT

Krunal has pursued an MBA in Operations (17-19) from K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR) He pursued IT Engineering by CHOICE and has worked as a Consultant with Capgemini for 3.5 years. In his leisure time, he writes on Quora (10 Lakh views), does Handwriting Analysis, Cooks lip-smacking food and Fights with his sister.

Well written!!

21 May 2019, 07.03 PM

Abhyuday Vashisth

I appreciate his courage, hope, wisdom, patience and determination ..and yea wonderfully written

21 May 2019, 08.52 PM

Arpan Jaiswal

Possibly one of the best representations of what can happen once you go for an MBA.

21 May 2019, 08.58 PM

Vivek Kumar

Such a fantastic portrayal of a journey called MBA and the immediate life after it. About to leave a cozy life at a PSU for a B School in India and this made me re-think my decision. I guess there's no right decision when boiled down to an individual's context.

22 May 2019, 11.06 AM

Monalisa Mohanty

I am an avid reader and lover of tea. You will invariably find me cleaning something at all times because I like to keep my surroundings neat. I own 2 cats and I love them both.

I was scared before. Now I am positively trembling. But yes. This is an amazing story. Thank you for sharing it. MBA is a battle and I believe I just had a glimpse of it.

28 May 2019, 08.40 AM