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Mr. Sports Fanatic

About Me:

A former professional athlete turned consultant who advises top politicians and bureaucrats in the Govt. of India on key matters pertaining to sport policy and sport development.

I have a low undergraduate GPA (2.5/4). This was largely due to the rigid Indian education system that makes it very hard for you to do well academically in college while playing serious sport (played Water Polo for the state and country all through the 4 years of my Electrical Engineering).


Undergrad School: BMS Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India

Undergrad Major: Electrical Engineering

GPA: 2.5

GMAT: 710

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: Post Graduate Diploma in Liberal Studies

School Name: Ashoka University, India

Extracurriculars: Played Water Polo at the National Level for 10 years (2007-2017). Captained the Indian Junior Water Polo Team in 2011.

Work History:

Title: Consultant

Industry: Government / Military

Company: Government of India

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 3 mos

Title: Consultant

Industry: Sports Management

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 1 mos

Big Life Wins:

Was fortunate to contribute to India’s Tokyo 2021 Olympic Campaign. Largest and most diverse Olympic contingent from India in the history of the Olympic Games, best performance to date.

Post MBA Goal:

Short Term: Channelize learnings and leadership skills to develop as a well-rounded professional who would excel in the Media, Entertainment and Sports sector.
Long Term: Strategic advisory roles with Governments of developing & underdeveloped counties to fully utilize sport as a tool for socio-economic development.


Target School: Berkeley Haas

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 15%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 15%

    You certainly have a good reason for your lower GPA but to get away with it (against similar candidates who will have far better undergraduate transcripts from even more highly selective colleges) you need to explain the demands of your sport on your time and the fact that you were also investing in your future as a professional athlete and not merely playing for the fun of it. Your GMAT score of 710 is solid, though it does not offset your low GPA and will be considered somewhat low given the cohort you are in: Indian males with engineering degrees. I think a lot of this will hinge on how well you leverage your sports background and what it really takes to compete at that …

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