IIM Indore Graduate & iQuanta Alumni: Prashant Chauhan

Prashant Singh Chauhan, IIM Indore , 2016 -18 shares his MBA story with iQuanta. He was student of iQuanta in 2015. We fondly miss him as an active participant in iQuanta sessions and a contributor on our public forum CAT Preparation – iQuanta. Here is what he has to say as an IIM Graduate, looking back on

Prashant: In 8th standard when my Grammar teacher asked me, “What do you want to become in life?” My answer was- “I want to join merchant navy.” She said, “Do you want to only earn money in your life? “Hearing her reply I was completely blank. I started thinking about my future and decided to become a doctor. But after scoring 100% marks in Maths in 10 standards, nobody appreciated that that I continue with Biology. Thus, like 99% youths of India, after my HSC exam, I joined engineering.

In the final year of engineering, I got placed in Infosys Limited. Due to uncertain business requirements my joining got delayed and I started preparing for government jobs. I got selected for one PSU but due to some unavoidable reason I had to join Infosys. After running through the corporate life I started to realize that I need something extra to gain edge over others. I decided to do an MBA. So I appeared for entrance exams in 2014. However due to lack of adequate work-experience I was advised not to join any college. I reappeared in 2015 and scored decent percentiles in almost all the entrance exams. I had calls or converts from IIMs, SPJain,SIBM,XIMB,IITs etc. Finally I decided to join IIM Indore,Mumbai Campus.

Now I have completed 2 years in IIM Indore,Mumbai campus. Life till now has been hectic but I have enjoyed it. If I compare myself to what I was 2 years back, I learned a lot of things which will be helpful for me in career as well life. Now I have some direction in life which will take me towards my vision. The assignments, the group studies, the class room discussions, the live projects, the industry interactions, the inter-college competitions- make the life here even more interesting. IIM Indore has helped me making my profile even stronger. It is truly a privilege to be a part of this place with participants from such diverse backgrounds. Interacting with them is a splendid experience in itself. IIM Indore, PGP Mumbai is definitely one of the best decisions of my life.

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