Mr. Indian Entrepreneur

About Me:

I have 5+ years of experience in the development sector in India with major focus on education. I have worked with government at various levels (centre to the state to district) – visited 15+ states, 400+schools, worked with 500+ teachers. I have implemented one of the largest initiatives of Govt. of India while working with Secretary, himself.


Target School: Harvard

Considering: Wharton, INSEAD, NYU Stern

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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: IIT Delhi

Undergrad Major: B.Tech., Material Science

GPA: 7.9/10

GRE: 324

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: Diploma in Liberal Arts

School Name: Ashoka University

Extracurriculars: Theatre, Kathak

Work History:

Title: Manager

Industry: Education

Company: Major NGO/NPO

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 8 mos

Title: Manager

Industry: Nonprofit / B-Corp

Company: Major NGO/NPO

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 11 mos

Big Life Wins:

I was diagnosed with HIV 2 years back which brought my life to a halt. The discriminations I faced because of being a homosexual HIV positive person has made my desire to work for the upliftment of society much more personal and stronger. This is the reason I want to become a social entrepreneur to create impact at scale.

Post MBA Goal:

I want to work with tech giants as a Product Manager to learn to leverage technology as a kit to create impact at scale. Through this role, I also which to learn to create an organisation which can deliver impact at scale- the problem which many social entrepreneurs- inability to upscale local working solutions to large scale.


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    Hi, this is Deepak Punwani from MBA Exchange. Thanks for sharing your story. The development sector experience sounds interesting. Would be interesting to know what prompted you to work in development space initially and why you chose education. Its pretty evident that you have had significant impact in this role. It also shows you have the ability and motivation to work on large scale complex problems – something that is well aligned with your long term goal. And its brave of you to share your personal story and show your vulnerability. Can only imagine the discrimination you must have been subjected to. Its a noble endeavor at your end to want to change the status quo. Learning how to scale impact via a tech role …

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