Meet the MBAEx Class of 2024: Pradyot Aramane, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Pradyot Aramane

IIM Calcutta

School: Sanskriti school

“I am a curious, enthusiastic tech lover, always eager to explore knowledge.”

Hometown: Hyderabad, Telangana

Fun Fact About Yourself: Hodophile – “One who loves to travel”

Undergraduate School and Major: RVCE, Bangalore / Computer Science and Engineering

Most Recent Employer and Job Title: Deep Trace Cybernetics / Founder, Chief Operating Officer

Aside from your classmates, what was the key part of IIM Calcutta’s MBA programming that led you to choose this business school and why was it so important to you? As one of the oldest IIMs in India, IIM Calcutta has a long-standing legacy and is consistently ranked among the top B-schools, not just in India, but globally.

What has been your favorite course or extracurricular activity at IIM Calcutta? What has been the most important lesson that you have learned from it? At IIM Calcutta, my standout course was “Information Communication and Technology,” which revolutionized my perspective by emphasizing the imperative of viewing business through a digital paradigm. This course underscored that in today’s evolving landscape, integrating technology isn’t just advantageous, it’s foundational to success.

What has been the best part of studying business in Kolkata? IIM Calcutta’s case-based teaching method emphasizes practical application, helping students develop critical thinking and decision-making skills.

The institution boasts a diverse and experienced faculty, many of whom are renowned in their respective fields.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Launching a cybersecurity consulting startup early in my career and leading it to success.

Describe your biggest accomplishment as an MBA student so far: Being chosen as the representative for the annual business conclave by my peers within the initial 25 days of the program.

What is your class’s favorite hangout away from school? Why do you gather there? Our class’s preferred hangout spot outside of school is the lounge in our accommodation block. It’s equipped with a pool table, table tennis, foosball, and an assortment of board games. Most of my batchmates are enthusiasts for these games, and they serve as fantastic stress-relievers for us.

What do you hope to do after graduation?  After graduation, I have a dual vision for my future. Professionally, I’m keen on delving deeper into tech consulting and product management, as these fields resonate with my aspirations. On a personal front, I have a passion for traveling. I aim to seize every opportunity to explore new places and immerse myself in diverse cultures.

What advice would you give to help potential applicants gain admission into IIM Calcutta?

Gaining admission into IIM Calcutta:

  1. Clear Purpose: Understand your reasons and long-term goals related to IIM.
  2. Holistic Development: Showcase academic prowess and extracurricular leadership.
  3. Regular Mock Interviews: Enhance preparation and address weak areas.
  4. Stay Updated: Familiarize yourself with current affairs and business dynamics.
  5. Genuine Narratives: Share authentic experiences during interviews.


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