Mr. Indian PM

About Me:

After graduating, started off by exploring a role in operations at a start-up. Got to know about product management, and made the switch to product management in the e-commerce industry after 1.5 years.


Undergrad School: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Undergrad Major: Chemical Engineering

GPA: 3.04

GMAT: 740

Age: 23,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Served as General Secretary, Technology in undergrad college in a student community of ~7000. Was part of the core organising team of technical fest for ~3 years.1. Reading enthusiast, part of a book club. Volunteer at an NGO focussed on child education.

Work History:

Title: Associate Product Manager

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 9 mos

Title: Project Manager

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 7 mos

Big Life Wins:

Launched the chat feature, and led a team of around 200 people in the customer support team in my first role. Successfully transitioned into product management, and currently handling sprints of a team of 4 developers. In college, was elected as the General Secretary by the 7000+ student community.

Post MBA Goal:

Short-term: Continue being a product manager, but with a new set of leadership skills. Transition into Big Tech and join a product management team focused on developing inclusive products with positive social impact. Long-term: Tech C-suite or founder/co-founder + join a nonprofit board in the legal services or education space.


Target School: Columbia

Status: Open

Considering: Berkeley Haas, Duke Fuqua, Tuck, Darden


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 10%

  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Mr. Indian PM – Thanks for posting your profile. Susan Cera here from Stratus. I spend ~10 years evaluating and selecting applicants at Duke Fuqua – specifically focused on candidates from India.

    You have a solid GMAT though it isn’t a WOW GMAT for an Indian engineer. I presume you didn’t have a 3.04/4 GPA but did some sort of calculation to come to this number. I encourage you to let your transcript speak for itself. Adcoms know how IITs grade – no need to convert.

    Right now you are young in your career. Congrats on making the transition to PM. I encourage you to remain in this space for another year or two. Build out your extracurriculars in an area that you are passionate about so …

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