Rahul MR- a winner of Capital First Scholarship– has embraced a famous saying that Difficult things take a long time, impossible things a little longer. Rahul has religiously followed these lines and given his best in all the challenges of his life.
Remaining a top scorer throughout, Rahul MR imparts important learning of life- the need to constantly work hard to achieve your goals and stay motivated throughout, no matter how harsh the circumstances be. Juggling between his job responsibilities and preparing for competitive examinations was not at all a cake walk for him.
Read the success story of Rahul MR and get all charged up to achieve what you desire. Below mentioned are the excerpts from his interview with Buddy4Study.
Buddy4Study: Share with us a brief background about your academic and professional journey until now.
Rahul MR: I have completed my schooling from Kerala State Board and scored A+ as my overall grade in 10th Class and 95% in 12th Class. I secured a good rank in All Kerala Entrance Examination and pursued Engineering in Electronics and Communication stream. After graduation, I worked in an IT firm, Cognizant, for 2 years. I wanted to pursue a degree in management since my college days and I prepared for the CAT exam simultaneously. With my dedicated effort, I secured a good percentile in the exam and got admission in an IIM.
Buddy4Study: What motivated you to pursue a course in management?
Rahul MR: During my college days, I participated in varying co-curricular activities such as being elected as a class representative, as a student council member and also as a core committee member in the technical fests, etc. All those were great learning experiences for me and motivated me for pursuing a career in management. Moreover, during my work experience, I understood the importance of a management degree in decision making and for managing people as well as the organisation.
Buddy4Study: What were the key challenges that you faced during the course of your journey to reach here?
Rahul MR: Managing studies along with work was a key challenge faced by me during my preparation. I used to work for 9 hours and then I had to study daily for no less than 2 hours so that I could crack the management entrance exam. During the weekends, I gave mock exams and analysed the results. To keep up the motivation till the final day of the exam was important for me.
The financial constraint was another challenge that I had to face. I had applied for an educational loan and the scholarship provided by the Capital First team was helpful in reducing the burden of the educational loan.
Buddy4Study: What has been your source of inspiration?
Rahul MR: I have read about the stories of many leaders which inspired me. They motivated me to pursue my career in engineering. Whenever I felt demotivated, I used to watch the motivational stories of great leaders and people. The support from my parents and friends was another key source of inspiration which drove me forward.
Buddy4Study: How has your family supported you in your venture to pursue this course?
Rahul MR: Even though my family wasn’t much aware about the examination process, they stood by my side in everything. They motivated me and supported me in every decision I made. The courage provided by my family is the key to my success.
Buddy4Study: How did you come to know about the Capital First Scholarship? What were the steps followed to avail the scholarship?
Rahul MR: I saw the advertisement in the newspaper regarding the scholarship and thereafter I checked the website to confirm the authenticity of the same. I signed at the portal of Buddy4Study and proceeded with the online application and submitted the relevant documents. I got selected for the scholarship after undergoing telephonic interviews.
Buddy4Study: What are your ambitions in the future and how do you plan to execute them?
Rahul MR: Currently, I want to gain as much as I can during these 2 years of my management education and thereafter, I want to work with a firm where I can confidently apply my learnt skills.
Buddy4Study: Any piece of advice that you would like to impart to other potential aspirants like you who are constrained by various challenges towards pursuing higher education?
Rahul MR: You may have to face many challenges while following your dreams. But there will be many ways to overcome the same. Don’t lose hope in your journey and follow your heart. Simply maximise your efforts, give your best and success will follow you. Institutions like Capital First are doing a remarkable job in helping the needy students to pursue their dreams, therefore, make complete use of these available aids.
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