Monday, August 17, 2009

Interview with Abhinav Gupta: Study Days @ IIITM Gwalior : A jaunty Journey …

Abhinav Gupta: There are some limitations to this section. How can one write something about a person without any acquaintance! When I joined the insti, he already had left .

Based upon few email conversations during his some SOS with insti., my perception says that he is a true IIITMite who always lives up to his own expectations.

Thank you sir , for your simple moments.

Sidhi Baat (The Interview):

Abhinav Gupta
Batch: MBA 2003-05
Location: Mumbai
Organization: Johnson & Johnson

Q.1. Your Intro ? (the first question for every IIITMite in so called intro :))
Professional: I am a passout of MBA2003-05 batch and during MBA my major/minor were IT/Marketing. During campus interviews, I got selected for Skoch Consultancy Services, Gurgaon and worked with this company for about 18 months after that I worked with SDG Software India, Noida. I then moved to US and worked there for about 2 years with the client Principal Financial Group as an IT Business Analyst. I moved back to India in March'09 and currently working as Sr. Business Analyst with Bluechip Computer Consultants for the client Johnson & Johnson.

I got married in 2007 with my girlfriend for 6 years. She is also an IT Business Analyst.

Q. 2. Define IIITM in your word?
IIITM is a platform which gives you an immense opportunity for self development through varied resources available at the institute. It is upto an individual on how to manage the time and make best use of the resources to achieve the aim of the life.

Q. 3.The most memorable moment @ IIITM ?
Not one specific but I had great time at the institute overall. We used to play cricket at terrace, celebrate Diwali, Lohri and all the festivals. It used to be fun at Aurora.

Q. 4.Technology and Management in your words, how it become more special when it comes for IIITM ?
From my experience I can say that techonology has to amalgamate with management in order to be effective and vice-versa. IIITM has an advantage that it makes managers who are also groomed to be technocrats so you are able to relate the technology and it's implementation as the business systems. Though, I would still say that our curriculum still needs to be driven from on the job requirements.

Q. 5.Your experience and strategy @ your work place: how did you develop your skills from null to pointer, please give us a biographical detail .
I think I answered part of this in Q 1 but regarding development I would say, you need to focus on your goals and take steps in that direction only. The company you work for has got many employees and it is next to impossible that development of each employee will be taken care of. You are your own manager, just focus on objectives and try to manage resources from the organization. This is the strategy I work on.

Q. 6. A message to your all juniors, (something you aspired most @ IIITM and want the same in your juniors) …
My message to juniors would be, "Do not worry for placements until you are in final Semester" because all the time before that is to acquire and brush up skills. Work towards obtaining education which would be helpful in getting a job of your choice. DO NOT study just for the sake of getting job which is not of your choice but is paying you high. In short, pursue what you really want. Do not consult everyone, consult selected people who are working in the area you want to be in.

Q. 7. IIITM on lighter note: eg: IIITM is getting more greener with times, what do you think ???
On heavier note: IIITM needs to increase its visibility across the nation. Definitely alumni plays a big role in that but institute should also take measures to give it a boost

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