Alongside beautiful waters and mesmerising sunsets of Udaipur City, Daya Prakash grew up to a great entrepreneur. He spent most of his early childhood in Udaipur as his father worked with an insurance company there.
From learning to operate a computer to the CEO and founder of ADP Infosystems, Daya is giving new generation career goals.
Founder and CEO at ADP Infosystems - New Delhi
“Don’t let failures come in the way of your success. Move ahead and make something beautiful out of battles you didn’t win.”
Growing up in a middle class family of six, Manjit was the youngest of four siblings. From seeing his mother stitch clothes for extra earning to becoming the Director of Oriflame India, the story of Manjit Bawa is one of dedication, dcsipline focus and the will to rise above others.
Managing Director, India at Oriflame – New Delhi
“From having a stagnant career to being an outperforming corporate professional, Rukam’s career took a major turn.”
Rukam Singh had a rewarding career and experience in Supply Chain Management in the F&B Industry. After pursuing his Bachelor's and Master's, he realised that an MBA was essential to come out of a stagnant position. His journey with Amity has been one of learning and insights on both ends.
Rukam Singh Rawat
Sr. Manager Supply Chain, New Delhi
Managing Director, India at Oriflame
Retired ADDL DG BSF and Senior Professional at VIF
Founder and CEO at ADP Infosystems & Chairman of Talent On Lease
CFO at BEUMER India Private Limited
Channel Head, Replacement Sales 4S Channel, Goodyear
Head of Finance and Administration at NNED — Tamale
Rukam Singh Rawat
Sr. Manager Supply Chain
Associate General Manager, Maintenance (Plant II GAP), Vedanta Limited
V.P. Administration, Interra Information Technologies (I) Pvt. Ltd
Fedderick Michael Muyaba
Senior Internal Auditor
Rajeev Roy Malik
Senior Manager (Vertical Head — Capex Procurement) at Idea Cellular Limited, ABG group
Patrick Deepak Hansda
Publications and Documentation Officer, Caritas India
Data Analyst, Government Diamond Valuations, Gaborone
Senior Trainer, Business Communication and Soft Skills
Head of Faculty of Business and Marketing, Gaborone
Ravi Prasad Pedapati
Staff Services Manager, General Electric
Sumit Sahai Mathur
Principal Consultant & Client Acquisition Partner
Sr. Executive at Professional Educational Alliances
Assistant Manager, Business Intelligence, Vodafone Mobile Services Ltd.
Director, Dar Enterprises
Cluster Manager, Mass Health Scheme
Jr. Java Developer in MBD Group
Relationship Manager at Karl Bucks Services Pvt. Ltd & Optician
Head IT, Accounting and Finance, Radisson Blue MBD hotel
Officer, Public Relations
Head of Strategic Sales & Merchandise
Associate Project Manager, Motherson Sumi Infotech & Designs Ltd
Regional Program Manager, Don Bosco Tech Society
Senior Manager Operations, Karvy Data Management Services Limited
Altaf Ur Rahman
Manager, Services Centre, Mazars Advisory LLP
Owner of a CA firm
Dr. Peeyush Gautam
Director, Hari Om Clinic
Full Stack Developer and Technology Consultant, Witspry Technologies
Account Manager, Scholarship Facilitation Services Pvt. Ltd
Philip O.T.H Maxwell
Operations Management Consultant, My Pay, Freetown
Management Trainee, Genpact
Franchisee of Shemrock School & Founder of TPRS Company
Client Relationship Manager, SYED & SYED Law Firm
Senior Manager, Mastertrust
Lieutenant, Indian Navy
Network Operations Analyst, Accenture
Shiv Kumar Trehan
Godfrey Phillips India LTD
Prabir Kumar Biswas
Junior Commissioned Officer (Indian Army)
Grade 1 Accountant, Food Corporation of India
Avdesh Kumar Shrivastava
Proprieter, Avdesh Sharma and Associates
Accounts Executive, Beam Suntory
“Don’t let failures come in the way of your success. Move ahead and make something beautiful out of battles you didn’t win.”
For many of us, life is not that simple. Manjit was born and brought up in a middle class family. Every day he would come strolling back from school to find his mother stitching clothes. His father would still be at work, trying to make ends meet. Although he was the youngest of four children and the most pampered one, he learned the toughest lessons as he experienced the struggle his parents went through.
His father was a railway employee but their tussle with money was huge. His mother used to stitch clothes for railway employees just to get hold of some extra cash. She would stay awake late at night to complete the stitching work and his father would rarely take a day off. Both of them worked in coordination to send their children to school and provide them with the education they deserved. Their hard work left a great impression on Manjit’s heart, and since his early childhood, he learned that there’s no surviving in this world without sweating it out.
Even today, after reaching the zenith of success, Manjit believes he owes all his achievements to his parents. He says that without his parents, he wouldn’t have received a decent education — schooling from a Government School in Lodhi Colony and graduation from Khalsa College, Delhi University.
When Manjit completed his graduation, it was time for his father’s retirement. He stepped out of college realising that it’s time to provide for and take care of his family. But, deep in his heart, he had a desire to pursue higher education, which he did later in life. Manjit pursued A.I.C.W.A, Cost Accountancy from Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India and MBA in Finance and Accounts from Amity Distance Learning.
Manjit entered the corporate world when he joined Monet Exports Pvt. Ltd. as an Accounts Executive in 1996. He worked there for approximately 4 years, but after realizing that his dreams were bigger than what he was being offered, he switched. His next work destination was Bharti Telecom. It was when Mr. Narsimha Rao, the then Prime Minister of India, initiated a wave of liberalization. Bharti Telecom gave Manjit many opportunities to learn the intricacies of finance and accounting. During his 4-year journey with the company, Manjit got to work directly under the leadership of Mr. Rakesh Mittal and Mr. Sunil Mittal. He learned a lot about thoughtful leadership from them and later implemented this knowledge when it was his time to lead. There was a brief duration after his stint with Bharti Telecom when he worked with Thappar Group, which gave a major boost to his confidence.
He joined Oriflame soon after, and it’s been almost 22 years now since Manjit became an integral part of the system. Oriflame is a beauty and cosmetics brand that runs on the values of togetherness, spirit, and passion. Manjit has survived every phase of this company and made his way through thick and thin. When he first joined Oriflame, he was offered the position of a Finance Manager. Today, he is the Managing Director of Oriflame India’s manufacturing wing and also a part of its Board of Directors. Under his leadership, the company has seen many bright days and completed numerous ventures successfully.
“Success doesn’t find you, you have to go, search for it, and get it.”
Manjit was able to achieve the biggest milestones of his life because he had the inspiration to accomplish something and his high moral values worked in favour of his career. He realizes that every work requires detailed knowledge along with professionalism. If you lack this combination, mistakes become blunders.
He says, “I have learned that nobody is perfect in this world and mistakes tend to happen but we need to learn from them and take the corrective action to move forward.” He has truly followed this mantra at Oriflame through his leadership years. There were times when mistakes were made, things went wrong, and everything seemed upside down. But Manjit never left hope and every time, he would recall how his parents used to struggle. He would go back to all his education years and what he learned during that period. Each time, he found a solution to the situation, and if not, he learned something from it.
One thing that Manjit developed during his early years of career is self-confidence. He shared how Mr. Rakesh Mittal at Bharti Telecom once challenged him to handle a banking operation alone. He had little knowledge of banking; however, he had the will to learn. So, he worked hard, learned it, and even excelled, which also got him MD’s recognition. His ability and will to learn is never-ending. Even today, if he is asked something he doesn’t have enough knowledge of, he learns and masters it. Isn’t this a personality trait of a true leader?
Another challenge came in front of him when Manjit had already completed 4 years at Oriflame in Finance. The Global Vice President asked him to head the supply chain functions of the India unit. It was a joyous moment for him that all his efforts had finally been recognized, but he was afraid of failure. So he asked his Global VP, “What if I fail?” The Global VP replied, “I believe in you and I have the confidence that you can do this. Even if you aren’t able to handle this responsibility, at least you won’t have the regret of not trying.” It changed his perspective towards his own qualities. It definitely changed his career, his view towards life, and led him on a path of success. He accepted the challenge, and as we all know, he is now the Managing Director at Oriflame.
Bit by bit, he learned everything, handled every task at hand, and reached a position where he is today. He guides and encourages his team through every process. In fact, Manjit constantly takes out time to teach his subordinates. He wants them all to achieve something bigger and better every day.
All these efforts did not go to waste as Manjit received the TSP (Togetherness, Spirit, and Passion) Award from Oriflame. When he was being honoured with the award, 60 country managers of Oriflame were present at the event. All of them wished him well and appreciated him for the work he has done over years.
“My advice to the students is to keep your basics clear. Nothing is impossible in this world, you need to have positive attitude, and can-do spirit. Always be ready to learn from your mistakes.”
Manjit’s journey is an example we all look up to. He says that when he decided to complete his MBA in Finance and Marketing, he couldn’t have chosen any other college than Amity. He says, “I had a clear choice as Amity has highly experienced and qualified faculty, very competitive fees, convenient study centers, flexible class timings, and high ranking.”
“Leaders become great not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” — John Maxwell”
A dry riverbed, butterflies in the air, with a small group of boys (around 5 to 6 years old) running around. All these children were dressed in a disorderly fashion but still enjoying the time of their life. In the midst of playing kabbadi, they would take short breaks to discuss their strategy with the whole team. The sight was nothing like we see today, rather this match was happening in its purest and simplest form.
In between this breathless chanting of kabbadi, two saints crossing by commented to one boy, “Don’t be afraid, you have a bright future. You will become a senior police officer one day.”
The boy, mesmerised by his future reading, ran to his mother at home to narrate the story. The excitement gleamed in his eyes and he was proud that he is destined to serve his country. His mother asked him to forget the incident and start focusing on studies if he really wants to serve his country.
This little boy is now Retired ADDL DG of BSF, Mr. P.K. Mishra. The saints were certainly right. He grew up to be the best NCC cadet while he was in school. There was no other person in the town who could have matched his calibre of performing so well in NCC. This was in 1995 when schools were only till 11th standard, and leadership was thoroughly inbuilt in every student from early childhood.
The pattern continued even when Mr. P.K. Mishra joined college. There was no stopping his leadership qualities. Wherever he went, he always sprouted as a leader and a person who could mentor others. He would often take up positions of drama secretary, student union president, senior NCC student officer, and many such roles that required leadership qualities. His hobbies ranged from parachuting, rock climbing, rappelling, swimming, mountaineering, and shooting, among others.
He grew up to possess only one goal – serving his country. Everybody around him believed that he would be successful in his ambition.
Mr. P.K. Mishra got a chance to join BSF during the phase of the Indo-Pak war of 1971. Although he was not exactly planning to start his career this early, he couldn’t keep himself from joining the security forces. He says, “How could I have not helped the country when it was most needed?” Today, we all are both thankful and proud that we have leaders like him. If he wouldn’t have joined security forces back then, a lot of security operations would not have been successfully executed.
He was pursuing his post-graduation alongside LLB when our country was preparing for the war with Pakistan in 1971. When the hostility grew, Mr. P.K. Mishra could not help but join the force. He applied for Assistance Commandant in CPRF, 13th SSC in Army, and Assistant Commandant in BSF. He was selected in all, but he resorted to Shri K. F. Rustamji for advice, which led him to Border Security Force as Assistant Commandant in 1971. He received enhanced and severe training during this time, and needless to say, he excelled in it all.
There are not one but numerous instances when he helped the country. Soon after his training, he was appointed to West Bengal Police as the SP of Nadia district. It was the same time when Naxals were active in Nadia, Paraganaj, and Burdhwan districts. Mr. P.K. Mishra successfully subsided many Naxal activities and eliminated a lot of Naxals, including a lieutenant of Charu Mazumdar, Gora Sarkar.
After serving at the Indo-Pak and Indo-Bangladesh border, honourable Rajiv Gandhi, ex-Prime Minister of India, selected Mr. P.K. Mishra for Special Protection Group (SPG). This group was formed to ensure the security and safety of the country’s prime minister. P.K. Mishra served 3 prime ministers of the country and he is still honoured for this contribution in SPG.
Eventually, he moved on to another mission, where he was appointed as the Director, Security of Parliament. No doubt, Mr. P.K. Mishra was entrusted to handle and manage security of Rajya Sabha as well as Lok Sabha. He worked there for 5 years, and during this time, he was always on his toes to provide utmost security. It was under his supervision that the security of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha was always watertight.
Mr. P.K. Mishra also served in Kashmir during the militancy period. He commanded a battalion of BSF in Srinagar for 6 years. Through this time, he recovered a huge amount of arms and ammunition. The militants he eliminated or forced to surrender were Chief of Harkat-ul-Ansar, Abu Ghazi and leader of Al-Faran, Matteen. The leader of Al-Faran was the same person who had kidnapped 13 foreign visitors from Kashmir and had brutally ended their lives in Anantnag Forest.
When Mr. Mishra was the DIG BSF of Nagaland and Manipur and IG BSF of Assam and Meghalaya, he arrested, captured, and eliminated KLNLF, ULFA, PULF, PLA, UNLF, and KYKL militants. The surrender of these militants was arranged with security forces under his command only.
He also supervised Indo-Bangladesh and Indo-Pakistan border fencing. It was the time of Operation Parakram. There was a military standoff between India and Pakistan along with heavy firing across the border. Still, overcoming these difficult situations, Mr. Mishra helped in completing the fencing work from Pathankot to Akhnoor.
They say that retirement is not for people who want to serve the country. It is undoubtedly true in the case of Mr. Mishra. Even after retiring from BSF as ADDL DG, he started working as a senior professional in Vivekananda International Foundation. He was honoured with Navaratna Awards by Government of Odisha in year 2018. Additionally, he has been invited numerous times to mentor National Defence Academy and participate in news channel discussions on defence and security.
While Mr. Mishra has carried out various operations for security of the nation, the time of 1971 war was the starting of his professional career. Later, another operation on 16th July 1997 gave a boost to his confidence and made him one of the most skilled security professionals of the country, and encouraged him to serve his country under any circumstances.
On 16th July 1997, Harkat-ul-Ansar’s chief Abu Gazi was killed and Al-Faran Jihadi’s chief Matteen was captured. Matteen captured and kidnapped 13 foreign tourists from Srinagar. Later, he inhumanely killed these people one by one in Anantnag Forest.
In the same operation, one of the Indian militant groups named Hizbul Muzaheeden was injured and destroyed. This group used to finance and fund operations of Pakistani groups in Kashmir. Mr. P.K. Mishra, along with his team, also recovered rocket launchers, grenades, rifles, ammunition, mobile sets, improvised explosive devices, rockets, and foreign currencies from these militants.
Readers can find details of this operation in Mr. Mishra’s book Bangladesh Migrants: A Threat to India
Mr. Mishra has not stopped working. He thinks there is no such thing as retirement so he still serves the nation. He endeavours to inspire left wing extremists to leave violence and return to normal functioning. Further, he believes that border areas need a lot of development. While other parts of India are now highly developed, these areas are far from it. He works to provide more educational reforms, communication and health facilities, power projects, and markets surrounding these areas. Likewise, the Northeast states need assistance and development in every single aspect, so, Mr. Mishra is looking forward to helping these areas as well.
He says, “Radicalization of youth in Kashmir by Pakistan ISI is still continuing. They send jihadis, hawala money, arms, and drugs. Kashmir will always hold a special place in my heart and I will always work for Kashmir’s interior areas for de-radicalization of youth.”
Mr. P.K. Mishra has the following message for the youth of the nation.
“I can only ask the students to go ahead firmly to achieve their aim and crush any obstacle that comes in their way. When you are running towards your aim, never leave the nation behind, instead, help our nation to achieve progress and reach zenith of success. Don’t be a second class citizen in a foreign country trying to develop them. Be a proud Indian and work for your country in any capacity on any post. Try to help below poverty children, particularly girl children, and always respect women.”
Mr. Mishra was connected to Amity a long time back. When he was serving border areas, he along with Dr. Chauhan organized various educational projects in collaboration with Amity Group. During his years as DY Director Administration of force, Amity Distance Learning reached out to him offering him MBA in HR. He took up the program and cleared it successfully, which inspired and encouraged many border guards to enrol for distance education from Amity Distance Learning. In fact, his own daughter-in-law, CEO of an American firm, enrolled with Amity Distance Learning in the same program.
Even today, Amity feels that Mr. Mishra’s guidance and assistance is important for young students, so we regularly reach out to him to talk to students and guide them.
He says, “My experience with the faculty members was outstanding. They are experienced and cordial in their approach.”
“I remain busy since I have to visit Left Wing Extremist affected areas— the Northeast and Kashmir. But whenever Amity will call me, I will not hesitate to go to them for any interaction with their students.”
On behalf of the whole Amity family, we are proud to have Mr. P.K. Mishra as a part of our family. He has helped our country in the worst times. We could not be more proud to have him as our alumni as well as a mentor.
“From learning to operate a computer to being the CEO and founder of ADP Infosystems, Daya is giving new generation career goals.”
Alongside beautiful waters and mesmerising sunsets of Udaipur City, Daya Prakash grew up to become a great entrepreneur. He spent most of his early childhood in the city as his father worked with an insurance company. When Daya joined college, he had two options: either to pursue medicine or engineering, both being ideal career options then. However, destiny had other plans, and he ended up pursuing BCA.
Daya graduated at a time when computers had become the next big thing. Everyone was talking about this new technological advancement and companies were willing to hire people with sound computer knowledge and experience. Understanding this need of the hour, Daya decided to attend Savitribai Phule Pune University to pursue Masters in Computer Management.
Daya started his career in the IT industry as a project lead in a small company in South Delhi. He worked very hard to learn the core basics of IT and business management, which later helped him earn the position of CIO of LG Electronics, where he got to mentor many people. This is about the time when technology was increasingly becoming a part and parcel of everyone’s life. Daya, in a way, helped in shaping this technological world. He had the right IT skills but when it was about showcasing financial skills in boardroom meetings, he lagged behind. This need for acquiring financial knowledge sprouted an idea of pursuing professional education in his mind, which led him towards Amity Distance Learning.
He gained in-depth knowledge of business management and ways to utilize IT at both tactical and strategical levels. This extensive information and experience in the IT industry enabled Daya to start his own venture.
Later, he found passion in doing his own work, so he started ADP Infosystems. Today, ADP Infosystems is known for its top, robust, and scalable IT services. With a skilled team and industry-recommended methods, Daya has taken ADP Infosystems to the zenith of success. ADP Infosystems is a renowned name in the IT industry with loyal and satisfied clients and customers.
Due to his go-getter attitude, Daya has received numerous awards for his hard work throughout his career. Here’s a list of Mr. Daya’s achievements:
You can find various articles about him on CIO, Economic Times, Data Quest, Express Computer, Financial Express, and many more. Here’s a glimpse: http://cio-choice.in/about-us/chief-patrons/daya-prakash/
Dr. Abdul Kalam’s immortal quote, “Dream is not that which you see while sleeping, it is something that does not let you sleep” can be called the life and career mantra of Daya. He believes that if you want to achieve something, you have to willingly dedicate all of yourself to that work. “Identify that one thing which you are passionate about, then willingly and dedicatedly work towards achieving it.”
He says, “Amity with its very strong corporate connects emerged to be one of the best choices as the course offered was designed carefully keeping the current needs of the corporates in mind.”
Amity became his first choice for MBA in Finance, as he wanted to score better, learn from the best teachers, and gain correct industry exposure as well. Amity provided him a platform to learn the intricacies and details of the program. What can better depict Daya’s immense attachment with Amity than his own son pursuing MBA from the university?
“I would rate my experience very satisfactory so far because Amity as a brand has a very high recall value in the corporate world.”
“When you take up a challenge that seems impossible at the moment, push yourself to grow and increase your self-confidence.”
If you come home some day from work thinking you are done trying, re-think your decision and try again. Change your work values, redesign your attitude, and show up at work the next day as if you were a different professional: a more positive version of you. Then watch opportunities embracing your path.
Rajnish Magan made us believe in this.
Even if we have difficult goals set for ourselves, remember that they give us a chance to shine. They teach us how to be patient while still being on our toes to grab new opportunities. And when you set your values straight, results that follow are always satisfactory.
Rajnish followed these values throughout his school life in Delhi, during his graduation from Delhi University, and at workplace. His career values gave him an edge over his colleagues and enabled him to gain expertise in indirect/direct tax, GRC function, fundraising and mergers, and acquisitions and post-merger integrations. Today, people show up at his office, knocking on his door for seeking assistance on financial matters and work-related problems. He, in turn, welcomes everyone with an open heart.
Rajnish has worked for 26 years for various firms. During this period, he acquired knowledge on accounting, finance, audit, compliance and governance, risk management, and taxation. With 16 years of public sector and 10 years of private sector experience, he is now finally working as the CFO of BEUMER India. BEUMER India Private Limited offers best solutions for logistics and end-of-line packaging across the world. The company provides an array of services and products in sectors such as cement, logistics, mining, power plants, airports, etc.
During his public sector employment, he had less exposure than he could have received. He realised soon enough that public sector units usually don’t take commercial risks because they fear their consequences. However, private sector, especially MNCs, give you a wide spectrum. They allow you to take authority, work with independence, and learn from the mistakes you have made. This realization became a turning point of Rajnish’s life and he finally decided to leave the public sector. He made mistakes, widened his area of knowledge, and learned from every milestone in his professional life.
One of the major career challenges Rajnish faced was during his stint with Delhi Metro Corporation. The unit in which he worked had many Japanese, British, and Indian companies involved at various stages. Managing huge contracts and providing correct tax advisory pushed him to the extreme. He worked very hard and succeeded, and this success instilled confidence in him to take up bigger challenges. Rajnish would often stay late at work to handle things he thought were impossible. But he always overcame the challenges and emerged a winner. Later he worked with various other industry giants, including Siemens Ltd, Enexo Teknologies India, etc.
His list of achievements is never-ending as he managed acquisition and amalgamation of companies and gained extensive experience in accounting, auditing, costing, ERM, domestic and cross-border taxation, and contracts. He also managed fundraising for domestic as well as international markets such as ECB, masala bonds, etc.
If you seek Rajnish’s assistance on anything related to national and international contracts, he’d solve your queries in seconds. He has even implemented HR consulting operations such as payroll bench marking, redefining job roles, creating a flat organization, and handling employee communication.
While everybody was reminiscing about how he managed to acquire expertise in all these areas, Rajnish kept moving up the corporate ladder. He never stopped learning and never refrained from teaching others. Maybe that is the reason why he is so much admired at workplace today. Rajnish believes that to be successful, you need to follow the 4D formula — desire, discipline, dedication, and divine intervention.
“Life so far has been great and who doesn’t have ups and downs? I believe in living life to the fullest and enjoying all phases and moments of life without waiting for any specific moment of joy,” he says.
“I urge students to have the right attitude, as other attributes can always be acquired and enhanced over a period of time. Never lose hope during failures in life, learn from these failures, and improve continuously. I have failed on many occasions in achieving life goals, but I never gave up and later that paid the dividends.”
Rajnish was in one of the first batches of Amity Distance Learning and he pursued PGD in Business Management. He has been with us from the start of our journey. Just as Amity has helped him gain additional knowledge, he has also helped us grow. For him, Amity Distance Learning was a stepping stone which enabled him to achieve further career success.
He says, “It was hard work coupled with fun and backed by excellent faculty from Amity.”
Mandeep Sehgal is a proven leader in the field of automobiles and his is a story that is inspiring and fascinating at the same time. He was a part of a generation where courses such as B.Com carried more weightage and guaranteed a good job.
Immediately after his double graduation in BBA and BCA, he took up a job as a Sales Officer with J K Tyres. He worked in that capacity for about 3 years before started working for Bridgestone India. The 8 years and 9 months that he spent there saw his progression from a Deputy District Sales Manager to District Sales Manager to Regional Sales Manager.
Mandeep was, to his superiors, a very promising resource with strategic thinking skills and out-of-the-box approach in resolving issues and coming up with innovative ideas. He had always been a people’s person where he empathized with others’ points of view before placing himself.
These skills led him to take up and be successful at challenging assignments, including setting up new processes in his organization and being part of a new product launch team. These, along with his commitment and passion towards his job and being customer oriented, helped him achieve the pinnacle of success wherever he worked.
He decided to enroll into online MBA from Amity University while he was working in Bridgestone India as Deputy District Manager. The program added a much-needed postgraduate degree on his resume and he quickly climbed the ladder to success. In November 2012, he got promoted as Functional Head. Presently, he is working as Channel Head, Replacement Sales 4S Channel for Goodyear, India.
Mandeep aspires to give something back to the society that helped him perpetually grow and achieve professional success. He wishes to nurture talent by teaching, which is his passion and looks forward to contributing on that front.
Mandeep states that he had an altogether different experience of studying at Amity Online. He is forever thankful to the faculty and the administrative team of the University for lending admirable support making the program structure smooth. He is still in touch with them and they have become an integral part of his life.
“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it. – Estee Lauder”
I was born into a polygamous family as my dad had 3 wives. We were 13 children and I was the 7th of them. I had to change four schools before completing my senior high school education in 1996. After my schooling, pursuing accounting and finance became my whole-sole passion.
Abukari Mohammed had a childhood filled with thrills and exciting moments. However, ever since his graduation, accounting and finance became his full-time passion. He worked in the hospitality industry for some time just to leave all that behind and enter the world of accounting. He completed his Diploma in Accounting in the year 2003.
It is interesting to observe that Abukari had a varied career graph. He has worked in the hospitality sector and also in the administration of tertiary education at University for Development Studies (UDS), Tamale, Ghana. In between, he pursued education while trying his luck in many fields.
Because of his passion for accounting and financing, Abukari has now been working in the financial management space for 12 years. Currently, he is the Head of Finance and Administration at NNED.
Isn’t it amazing how a person can emerge from nothing and become successful both professionally and personally?
Abukari has intricate knowledge of how one can use systems to streamline financial operations. He is a specialist in solving compliance issues for big and small companies. But the situation was not always like this. When he was appointed in his current position, his financial report preparation skills were weak. He had no experience in creating reports. In his own words, “It was a real struggle. Here, I was looking at different reporting formats to prepare reports for 3 donors and I had to submit the financial reports by the end of that quarter.”
He started preparing reports in the last month of that quarter. He would work late and tried different ways to get it all right. Sometimes, he would also take his work home. “That whole month was tough and the reporting formats and preparing reports is an actual task taken lightly by many people.”
Nevertheless, he got out of the situation and the hard work and struggle of that time paid him well. Today, no one prepares better reports than he does and he is the Guru of all the international funding organizations’ reporting structure.
“When I was promoted to head the finance department by NNED, it truly turned out to be one of the best days of my life,” he fondly remembers.
Abukari believes that we should never underestimate the power of education. The things we are taught in lectures and the things teachers deliver to you via education are all important in our life. We may not realize the importance at the time of receiving these lectures, but later in life, they help us a lot.
While we all dream of becoming rich, earning a lot of money and being a successful professional, Abukari has different dreams. He wants to become an entrepreneur and leave his employment and professional life behind. Although this is a dream of many people, he wants to do this to take care of people and be able to help them feed their families.
He had an amazing experience at Amity Online. He took admission in Masters in Financial Management around the time when he was promoted to Head of Finance Management. He says that the course at Amity Online helped him gain industry insights and deep knowledge of finance.
The Amity family is proud to have such a person as our alumni. Even teachers at Amity Distance Learning say that it was a different experience to teach an expert like Abukari Mohammed.
“An entrepreneur, executive manager, and academic scholar, what more could he ask for?”
Absolom’s journey with Amity began back in 2003 when he enrolled for an online BBA program. After the completion of the course, he was able to enroll for double PhD in University of Johannesburg and South Africa in 2018. He then post-graduated as MBA in 2010 in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Absolom says that pursuing education from Amity Distance Learning helped him increase his confidence level, gain efficiency, and work more professionally. Now he is able to understand the intricacies of business.
Professional success was one of the main achievements of Absolom after pursuing BBA program from Amity, for now he is an international school principal, a CIE examiner, and Adjunct Lecturer at Botswana Open University. Studying was a fascinating experience for him, as he didn’t have to leave his existing job at the time. He was able to pursue an online program that ultimately helped solidify his management skills and assisted him in receiving superior knowledge on the subject.
Absolom says, “Amity offers world-class, quality university education. I love the accreditations and recognition the university has.”
What more do we need in life than being able to achieve what we have always coveted? Absolom was able to do just that — he became an executive manager, an entrepreneur, and an academic scholar. His academic knowledge was highly refined and polished, and he became a knowledgeable person in supply chain management as well.
When asked about his life-changing experience, he says, “I have changed a lot. The BBA degree from Amity helped me become a go-getter. Everything about and around me just changed. I became more proficient and competent. I became more willing to go the extra mile and become self-driven. I have become the best in what I do.”
“From having a stagnant career to being an outperforming corporate professional, Rukam’s career took a major turn.”
Rukam has 19 years of extensive experience in supply chain management in the F&B industry. He has pursued his BSC from HNBGU Srinagar, Postgraduate Diploma in Material Management from Annamalai University, and an MBA from Amity Online University.
However, after graduation, when Rukam finally joined the corporate sector and gained a wide experience in supply chain management, procurement, negotiation, warehouse operations, and logistics management, he knew that without an MBA degree, he’ll be trapped in a stagnant career. He couldn’t pursue a full-time education due to various personal constraints, so he decided to pursue the MBA program from Amity Distance Learning. It helped him reach the zenith of success, and now, he is heading the supply chain management in his current organization.
That’s not all. His team has won Golden Spoon Award 2016, organized by India Food Forum.
He believes, “There is a huge change in me. I, now, have a proactive approach in decision making and my team members have a different attitude towards me.”
“He is now an Associate General Manager at Vedanta Ltd. and continues to thrive & learn at every corner.”
Soumyanath Ghosh is a driven and accomplished Mechanical Engineer. He is adaptable to change and has 14 years of core experience in engineering management, plant maintenance, and construction projects in the metals & mining sector (Alumina Refinery, Aluminium & Copper Smelters) across Asia & Africa in a multicultural environment. His achievements are because of his enthusiasm and dedication towards building a successful global career.
Since his childhood, he was always a sincere and brilliant student. Giving priority to his education with an aim to build a successful career, he gave all his time to studies. After graduating from Uttar Pradesh Technical University in B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering), Soumyanath started working in Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd as an Associate Manager — Mechanical Maintenance & Reliability from 2004. He worked there for more than 3 years and then joined Konkola Copper Mines Plc as a Manager in Mechanical Maintenance (Smelter) in 2008 in Zambia, East Africa.
While working there, he realized he needed to gain some managerial & leadership skills. He decided to enroll at Amity for online MBA degree in 2014. As he was working in a renowned company, he was looking for a university that could offer a flexible program. He chose Amity over other institutions offering similar programs because of the clear and crisp course content, hassle-free academic processes and because of its international recognition & acceptability.
During his program, he started absorbing managerial and leadership skills, which helped him in his career at Konkola Copper Mines. Further, he got an opportunity to manage the Mechanical Maintenance & Services vertical of copper smelter and to provide leadership for asset management & reliability engineering functions.
This program made him a highly engaged, collaborative and efficient leader having a proactive approach to accomplish business objectives with demonstrated commitment. Thereafter, he was offered a Manager’s role in Business & Strategic Operations at Vizag General Cargo Berth Pvt. Ltd. (Vedanta Ltd) in Vishakhapatnam, India (Feb 2016–Nov 2016). Through his management and business skills, he was able to build his confidence. Recently, he is placed at Vedanta Ltd — Aluminium Business, where he has been working as Associate General Manager — Maintenance (Plant II GAP) since Nov 2016 in Jharsuguda (Odisha), India.
While sharing his experience with Amity, he stated, “Amity offers exclusive programs for working professionals through online/distance mode of study at all career levels. I wanted to gain knowledge in the marketing & sales domain to augment my managerial skills. I found excellent growth and recognition both professionally & socially after completing online MBA.”
“Success may be the ultimate goal for some people, but for Sanjay Kapoor, growth and development hold an important place.”
They say we should keep learning throughout our lives. We create some growth opportunities and other opportunities come to us. Sanjay utilized an opportunity just like this to surge ahead. After completing his Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from Amity Distance Learning, he saw his life take a turn for the better. His knowledge base enhanced and new career opportunities paved their way in front of him.
Sanjay completed his Diploma in Hotel Management from IHM Pusa, Delhi, and then, he worked in the hospitality and service industry for almost 15 years. In the year 2005, he received an offer from a US-based IT organization located in Noida. He was invited to overlook and handle their facilities, real estate, and general management. Ever since, he’s been happily working with the same organization. However, as we know, we are never too knowledgeable to stop learning. Sanjay also felt the need to enhance and refine his HR skills, which led him to Amity Distance Learning. He feels that pursuing this education from Amity gave him an extra edge.
Further, he says, “After the program, I feel more confident and it feels amazing when people come to me for advice.”
“To become a great professional, you need to be the best at what you do.”
When Fedderick first enrolled for the MBA program in Amity Distance Learning, he did so for enhancing his competitive and managerial skills. Although he had worked in the private sector before, his professional career needed a boost. He got it with Amity Online, and now, he is a Senior Internal Auditor with the Government. His professional career enhanced as he helped many NGOs with policy guidance and support. He also helped in the development of local revenue enhancement plans in the organization where he is currently working.
He feels that his education with Amity Online helped him gain more confidence in his professional life. He can now make better work decisions without hesitating and doubting himself. In fact, he is now immensely supported and respected at his workplace because of the background, knowledge, and brand name that he had received.
He says, “I am frequently consulted for decision making at workplace. Besides that, others have enrolled in higher studies because of me.”
“Sometimes one right path becomes the turning point of your career, and this is exactly what happened with Rajeev.”
Rajeev’s journey from a computer operator to Vertical Head, Capex Procurement has been an extraordinary one. He felt the need to complete his post-graduation degree, and from encouragement from his boss, he proceeded with the idea. His MBA degree from Amity Online played a big role in shaping his career. He immediately got a promotion and better recognition at work.
Rajeev completed his schooling from St. Aloysius School, Ranchi and his graduation in Mathematics from Ranchi University. He initially started his career as a Computer Operator and SAP in-charge. After this, he worked with various organizations before joining Tata Teleservices Ltd. Rajeev was in the role of MIS Executive in 2007, and after working in this position for 2 years, he shifted to Telenor and then Idea Cellular Limited, where he is currently working.
When Rajeev got a chance to work with Idea Cellular Limited, he realized that management trainees frequently received amazing opportunities. Based on their performance, people were often promoted to the designation of Assistant Manager. However, he had to work for at least 7 years to reach that position. This thought made Rajeev think about pursuing a management degree that would boost his confidence, offer him career growth, and enable him to grab new opportunities. He discussed this with his boss, who encouraged Rajeev to pursue MBA from Amity Online.
When Rajeev enrolled for the MBA program, he did not know that his career would take a turn for good. Within just a year of enrolling in this program, he was promoted as the Vertical Head. His confidence boomed, his knowledge base increased, and he was able to face challenges in a better way.
He quotes, “I must say that this addition to my education has changed the way people look at me. My confidence level and self-respect have grown over time.”
He recalled how all his friends and family members were extremely happy to see him clear his MBA degree with good grades. Everyone congratulated him on this big achievement.
He says, “I am very thankful to Amity Online for giving this respect and boosting my self-confidence. It has played a big role in whatever I am today.”
“Passion and will towards building his career encouraged Patrick to study further and gain practical knowledge.”
Although Patrick already had a graduation in Political Science and an MBA degree in hand, he knew something was missing in his career. Hence, he joined Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication from Amity Online. This PGD course from Amity Distance Learning enabled Patrick to develop analytical skills, increase his conceptualization capabilities, and enhance his writing skills.
Patrick worked in the banking and development sectors after completing his graduation. However, like his father, he shared a keen interest in working for NGOs, which led him to join Caritas, an NGO in Delhi, where he is currently working. He always observed how people loved and supported his father and how he shared a precious bond with these people. However, he also got exposed to the bitter picture of the society. He knew that even if the government wanted to do something good for the poor and underprivileged, they never benefitted from it due to heavy corruption. All he wanted to do was fill this gap and let the underprivileged enjoy the basic necessities of life.
When he joined Amity’s distance learning program, he was facing the dilemma of surviving the tough market and competition. He wanted to gain additional knowledge but didn’t want to leave his full-time employment. So he looked out for distance learning opportunities with a renowned degree.
He says, “After completing my program, I realized that my competency and knowledge on the subject had improved and I was able to deliver better.”
The program gave him much-needed confidence and personal satisfaction, and he received love, compassion, and support from everyone and his peers.
He further explains, “What I like most about Amity is the fact that they provide online tutorials, a perfect platform, and a brand name.”
“Amity helped him to overcome roadblocks and directed him towards global career opportunities”
Rupesh Chopra didn’t realize his career is at an average stage until he started facing roadblocks in his career growth. After completing his graduation in Commerce when he met with an exciting job opportunity at Bharti Airtel Ltd, he was content getting placed in a renowned company. It was just a first step towards his career and soon he started getting job offers from MNCs. Though he was confident and capable enough to grab every opportunity, the major roadblock which he faced while getting a new job was not being a post-graduate.
Eventually he discovered about Amity Online, which served as a boon for his professional life. He was looking for an online program that could offer flexible learning with industry-ready programs, and that’s exactly what he got at Amity in the year 2010. He enrolled in online MBA with an aim to upscale his career growth and he did it with grit.
While pursuing online MBA, he got selected in Aircel with almost a 30% hike in his salary. On completion of his program, he became so capable and qualified that he got recognition from his Human Resource team which offered him promising assignments related to Data Analytics and Management Information Systems.
He adds, “There was a paradigm shift on the approach for problem solving and strategic thinking. I started worked in all assignments by assessing risks and opportunities, and then planning for the assignment. All this resulted in ease of execution".
“I started working from an unstructured manner to a structured mechanism after my online MBA. The major transformation that I got in my career was a getting a break in one of the Big Four consulting firms, where I was a consultant in the government and public sector, working on different projects in Smart City domain. Currently I work with Deloitte in an assignment with Ministry of Urban Development. All this has benefitted me, being an MBA from a top ranked university.”
“He was once a proud Defence Personnel and now a corporate leader.”
Success stories are generally built on the back of hard work and arduous determination, not daydreaming during the job. Kabelo Kelepile’s incredible journey of success proves this. Though he has a prolific career now, the dedication and effort that he put in his work is very inspirational for us. When he graduated from University of Botswana in Statistics in 2005, he underwent vigorous military training as an Officer Cadet in Botswana Defence Force for 13 months.
After serving for 3 years as a Lieutenant in Defence Force, he left this job and stepped into a trading company called Diamond Trading Company, Botswana. While working as a Business Analyst in this company, he enrolled in the Master’s program in Finance and Control at Amity Distance Learning in December 2011 under Pan African eNetwork Project.
He always kept learning to upskill himself. After earning a Master’s degree in Finance, he enrolled in a postgraduate program in Production and Operations Management in December 2014 and then obtained a Certification in Business Analytics and Intelligence from Amity Distance Learning. Earning these degrees and certificates enhanced his skills and offered him in-depth knowledge of handling data and business analytics tools in problem-solving & decision-making processes.
When we asked him what made him pursue these programs, he said, “It was from 2012 when I started investing more in studies. At the graduate level, you can influence the future through research as the answers that you provide can make a real difference in the lives of people or organizations.
Speaking about his life-changing experience after completing several programs from Amity, he said, “As an Amity graduate, I’ve managed to publish a paper entitled “Impact of Organizational Culture on Productivity and Quality Management”, a case study in Diamond Operations Unit, DTC Botswana. The paper evaluated how the cultural setting of an organization impacts productivity and quality management. My role as a data analyst is evolving into a new role due to the new technology of Big Data. Now, I have a strong business sense and the ability to do research, analyze data and communicate findings to the third party. These days, when I encounter data of any form, my focus is on searching to discover insight into the data which will, in turn, provide a competitive advantage or even help to resolve an organizational problem. In a nutshell, my professional life involves exploring data and its relationship across systems in a company so as to draw insights and provide more informed decisions.”
Talking about his personality change, he stated, “Yes, I feel there is a change in my personality. I’ve started to believe that if God is with you, everything is possible. As long as you are determined to do something, nothing can stop you from achieving your purpose.”
Talking about his family, he says, “I have maintained a good relationship with my partner, family, and friends since my enrollment with Amity. I must say I’m thankful to God, my parents, brother, and friends for their constant encouragement without which this professional life would not be possible.”
“Despite being under financial burden, this Gold Medalist never stopped dreaming of completing his education to achieve what he desired to be.”
Jatin Bishnoi making the best out of his life to achieve his passion is what describes his success. Being the sole breadwinner for his family since 2012, he always wanted a Business Management degree.
Jatin was a brilliant student from childhood and wanted to complete his education, but his family’s financial crisis took him to start working at an early age to fulfill the basic needs of his family. His life’s roller-coaster ride began since his childhood when he dropped out from school and took the responsibility of taking care of his family’s finances. As he was under 18, he couldn’t get a decent job despite being quite capable, so he started working at a restaurant at mere 25 cents an hour. When life got him in a slump, he diligently worked for 15 hours a day. But with a passion to turn things around for leading his life with contentment, he gave all his effort and allegiance for preparing for a better-paying job. Though he faced struggle during this time, his determined strength of achieving it finally paid off, and he grabbed a job opportunity at Wipro.
Somewhere in his mind, he silently nurtured his entrepreneurial dreams. His interest & determination made him choose a BBA program through correspondence. Then he decided to pursue further education from Amity as it offered him a flexible career-ready online program, which enabled him to fit his study time around his work and life commitments.
Constantly working incredibly hard for a better career, he never lost hope and it reflected in his results. It was his dedication and efforts towards his studies that made him the Gold Medalist of his batch (January 2012). He was the only one who was honoured for his projects at his workplace too. He became more confident of his capabilities and got closer to his dream of bringing excellent education in an affordable way to those who need it the most.
He continued growing in his personal and professional life. Today, he is placed in a renowned Institute called Pune Institute of Business Management where is working as a Senior Trainer, Business Communication and Soft Skills.
“From not knowing the unspoken rules of corporate world to being a polished professional, Khulekani has come a long way.”
Khulekani Sibanda is an expert professional when it comes to economics, management, and finance. He is a Research and Social Sciences lecturer delivering transnational dynamic, results-focused solutions in Botswana, South Africa, and Zimbabwe for 5 years now. Many of his students believe he possesses excellent analytical presentation, curriculum development, organizational, and interactive teaching skills. Apart from this, Khulekani is a versatile, qualitative and quantitative research and management consultant.
Khulekani has a B.Com degree from the University of South Africa, an MBA in Finance from Amity University Online, and numerous other certifications and diplomas. He is currently pursuing Ph.D. in Management and Social sciences from the University of South Africa.
When Khulekani decided to pursue MBA in Finance from Amity Online, he knew he didn’t have enough knowledge of the professional world. He was far from corporate world ethics, patterns, and customs. He says it would have been hard for him to get through a meeting back then. However, an MBA in Finance from Amity Distance Learning opened numerous opportunities for him. After the program, he evolved as a professional, became the head of the department, and, academically, he is now free to pursue Ph.D.
Khulekani says that his main motive behind this education was to enhance his skills and knowledge. To achieve this, he gained immense knowledge on every subject in the program and utilized the flexibility of schedule to its maximum.
He believes that an MBA program from a renowned university can enable you to change your own identity and enhance it for the better. The information you receive and the experience you gain in the process is immeasurable and nothing else in life can teach you these things.
He further adds, “Graduating with an MBA has definitely improved my relationships with my friends and family. I get so much respect from the people around me. They see me as a problem solver.”
Ravi always wanted his life to be noteworthy. As a child, he was told, “You’re going to do great things”. These “great things” became the guiding factor of all of his decisions. He would look through other people’s pictures who were settled abroad and wanted his life to be as exciting, if not more, than theirs.
Ravi entered the corporate world after completing B.Tech from JNTU, Hyderabad. He later joined Infotech Enterprise Ltd, now known as Cyient. Although he continued working in Cyient for almost a decade, he knew he needed to add something more to his resume.
He searched for programs on the Internet and came across several reputable names. He quickly recognized that his need of enhancing his knowledge and skills would be fulfilled by pursuing MBA. Ravi says that when he was looking up the internet, he was unable to find any program that offers as much flexibility as Amity Distance Learning. So he enrolled for Amity Executive MBA and graduated in the year 2015.
He says, “It’s easy to dismiss our authentic voices for ones that tell us to achieve, pursue, obtain, attain — but clarity of heart and of purpose tends to get buried deep within us and are only heard after intensive excavation.”
Ravi was fortunate enough to secure a perfect opportunity at Australia’s largest telecom infrastructure company, Solution Architect. He worked there for 2 years and moved on to his current organization, General Electric.
Living abroad is a unique opportunity for him to try new places, to feel adventurous and experience things unknown, to be a foreigner and everything that entails. It is definitely difficult to leave an established life in one place for a place unknown but he needed to take this risk.
Ravi says, “Amity Executive MBA program really helped give me an international edge with best-in-class professors and classmates. An MBA degree from Amity Online Learning was definitely a stepping stone in my career. My knowledge of financial and commercial aspects of IT management and marketing has improved, and I am now able to inspire many other people by my career journey.”
“Who you are tomorrow begins with who you are today.” – Tim Fargo
As Sumit walks up to his office wishing people good morning on his way, he recalls how great and simple life was in childhood. His joint family gave him a secure, lively, and extraordinary upbringing. With a banker father, homemaker mother, brothers, sisters, and countless uncles and aunts, it felt like a party every day. Even the tea-time was filled with a myriad of laughter and play-time. The dining table would be set up for various people with different varieties of cuisines and guests to welcome almost daily. This is the reason he grew up to be an outspoken and extrovert person. He was good at sports, public speaking, and had entrepreneurship qualities in him since the beginning.
Now, many years later, he is a partner in an HR consulting firm. He uses his entrepreneurial skills, extrovert nature, and bright personality to hire desired employees for various organizations. But it wasn’t not always like that, for Sumit originally started as a sales and marketing professional.
If Sumit hadn’t entered the field of human resource management, he wouldn’t be a partner of a leading firm today. He would be simply doing sales and marketing tasks and following instructions and goals set by someone else.
When Sumit graduated, he started with sales and marketing with FCS Software. He received a bag full of opportunities to prove his innovative thinking by marketing software solutions back during 1996–1998. It was a time when technology was just taking over and many people were highly opposing the notion.
Sumit cracked his first deal with Britannia Industry and instantly became the star performer of FCS Software. Because of his outspoken and people skills, he was given an offer to set his foot into international recruiting.
“It was a lot like sales as you have to sell people the organization and buy the skills which generate revenue for the organization.”
Although Sumit always had it in him, this career turn was extremely uplifting and a unique experience. There was a brief moment when he had thought to himself, “What if it doesn’t work?” “What if I fail?” But his manager, also his mentor, encouraged him to take up the job.
Sumit has worked with various industry giants such as Accenture, Ericsson, vCustomer, HCL, and Nortel Networks. With every new place, a new set of environment sprouted and he learned something new about the domain. It was an education rather than work experience for him, and this was all to prepare him for his own endeavours.
Life was a true roller-coaster ride and once he almost missed his first wedding anniversary. However, he met his designated targets and made it on time to meet his wife. This was the time when Sumit was sent to Vietnam for a project as he was taking care of the entire Asian region of the company. In his 2 months’ posting in Vietnam, he reported directly to the Global Recruitment Head of Nortel Networks. While all this sounds pretty amazing, the language barriers and working in a different country made it all extremely difficult for Sumit. That is when he managed to provide the best resources before time. He was motivated to work harder and deliver before time. When he reached home, it was a celebration of not only his union with his wife but also his success at the job.
People at Ericsson are still in touch with him because he left a simply unforgettable impression. He was asked to design recruiting shared services and RPO model, which resulted in 300% business growth in just 18 months. His achievements were highly appreciated and even today, he is remembered at Ericsson for his sharp mind and remarkable working capabilities.
“It is often a belief that the resource management team of any company is an extra burden that does not yield any ROI. However, over years, I have realized that this sector is, in fact, the most valuable. If you don’t have quality employees, you can’t deliver quality work, which means lower ROI. Organizations that ignore the power of best-fit employee recruitment end up regretting their choices.”
Currently, Sumit is working as a partner in an HR consulting and strategic recruitment firm. He misses his 9-to-5 work schedule, but he is also happy that his business gives him reason to achieve more. He is handling the responsibility of CXO, is a mentor to his team, and is guiding his company to the zenith of success. One thing that he loves about his profession now is the ability to make his decisions.
He trusts the capabilities of Amity Online, which is why his daughter is now a part of our family. She also, like her father, has strong leadership qualities and zeal to achieve success in life.
“Amity is a fountainhead of knowledge and development and I strongly believe that my Master’s Degree at Amity University laid the foundation for my growth and success in life. I am especially indebted to Avinash sir, who has been like a mentor and guru through thick and thin even beyond academics.”
We are sure, even Avinash Sir remembers a bright student like Sumit. In fact, the whole Amity Family will remember Sumit. After all, he is one of our best alumni.
“A drop of inspiration straight from a public motivational speaker and remarkable professional.”
Who would have thought that distance education could instill confidence in you and enable you to make the right decisions? Imran is a motivational public speaker, keynote speaker, and a business trainer. He completed his PG training and development from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and MBA from Amity University Online. Imran is truly an extraordinary professional as he paved his way through various corporates, including Askme.com, Paytm Payments Bank, HT Media Limited, etc.
Imran’s interest in business studies was sprouted when he was studying at the University of Exeter. He wanted to explore every subject to broaden his area of knowledge and understanding. So he joined the online MBA program from Amity.
During his early days of employment, Imran used to carry out market surveys and analyze huge amounts of statistical data to enable better decision making. His MBA from Amity Online helped him develop skills that were necessary to construct questionnaires, manage time, evaluate things, and handle all the above activities.
In Imran’s own words, “An MBA offers you a wealth of advantages, especially when it's offered by a top business school with a very good reputation. Getting a higher salary after graduation, landing a top management position, or even becoming your own boss are advantages that MBA provides.”
“Setting the right goals led him to find a new place in the same company.”
Getting success in your career is no easy feat and it somehow connects with Kshamendra Sharma’s journey as there are huge efforts and a setback hidden behind his success. Despite throwing in the towel when there was an obstacle in achieving what he desired, he picked himself back up, buckled down and got to work. His inspiring story proves that with a little dedication and hard work, any amount of success in career is possible.
After completing his graduation in Engineering (Electronics & Communication) from Rajasthan University in 2008, he got a chance to work with FP&A at Vodafone on a payroll as an executive. Succeeding and ultimately earning a promotion in a big company is challenging. Where, on one hand, a big company offering him in-house expertise and scale was hugely beneficial for his career, there was recognition which he was missing out on. His lack of skills and confidence were lagging him behind in the career race. Very soon he realized that he should complete his Master’s degree to excel in his career and attain future growth in the private sector.
So he started looking for a reputed university to earn his MBA degree and boost his chances of acquiring a managerial position. As he had to maintain his work–life balance, he was looking for an online MBA program. One of his seniors suggested three universities: Amity, Symbiosis, and SMU, and finally, he decided to pursue his MBA from Amity Distance Learning in 2012.
During his program, he got proper guidance and support from Mr. Shobhit Gupta, a career coordinator at Amity Centre, Jaipur. He suggested him the best ideas that helped him in his career growth.
After his MBA, he grabbed the opportunity at Vodafone Shared Services, Ahmedabad as Fraud Analyst. He got promoted in Jan 2016 as Assistant Manager in Business Intelligence in the same company.
Sharing his experience with Amity, he said, “Amity gave me the confidence, knowledge and help to improve myself in terms of professional as well as personal growth. “
The story of Utsav Dar is really exciting and inspiring. Utsav has had a very strong academic background. He did his schooling from Don Bosco, New Delhi in the year 2000. Soon after, he joined Bhagat Singh College which is affiliated to Delhi University.
Utsav has been super-ambitious and hard working since the beginning and exhibited this by picking up a job and managing his own business along with studies. Soon after his graduation, he was totally absorbed in running his business alongside doing a full-time job.
After gaining a good experience of over 5 years, Utsav’s mother was very keen that he should then enroll for MBA. But his biggest challenge was time as he could neither leave his job nor think of shutting his business.
Considering the challenges in hand, Utsav’s mother suggested him to take up a distance learning MBA program of three years from Amity. Utsav happily pursued distance learning MBA which built his theoretical concepts on management, which he was earlier lacking. His biggest learning from the program were time management skills.
Utsav is forever thankful to his mother and to Amity Online for giving him a valuable opportunity of building his CV with an MBA degree on it. He also got a chance to make many new contacts and friends through this program which are of great help now.
Utsav recommends programs under Amity Online to all aspiring professionals who are not able to study further due to work commitments. He also mentions that the credit of such an innovative endeavour goes to Mr. Ashok Chauhan, who has been working sincerely on building up an online educational platform for professionals all around the globe since 2005.
“His determination to seek opportunities to learn and grow has made him a successful person.”
Being from a small town (Jaunpur), Akhilesh had always been curious and enthusiastic about exploring and learning things that we’ve never seen or experienced before.
A constant hunger for success, inspiration, diligence and persistence is the hallmark for success for people from smaller towns, where glamour may be lacking but the quieter and gentler way of life and the desire to hang on to local roots are assets in their own right.
Akhilesh Yadav is a Cluster Manager today in a very renowned Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company, but it’s really hard to believe his journey of success that started a few years ago.
He knew it was time for a new challenge when he completed his graduation, but with an aim to turn his dream into reality, he started looking for further education: something which would offer him the flexibility to study and manage his work duties at the same time. It was not an easy decision for him to move away from the comfort and warmth of his family to start building something from scratch.
Though he had potential and a powerful skillset, getting good opportunities in the healthcare sector, which he always desired, was very challenging. One day his nephew suggested him to enroll for MBA in Finance from Amity Distance Learning as it would bring a lot of industry opportunities in future. While pursuing online MBA from Amity, everything fell in place and he got an on-roll job as a Public Profile Manager.
However, drive and determination are what led him to success and his journey to achieve what he is today proves that. With 6.5 years of experience in the healthcare sector, he has learned to be adaptable to everyday changes.
“They say it’s all about your hidden talent, and if you nurture it well, opportunities come knocking at your door.”
Almost a decade back, Gurpreet commenced his career with a B.Com (Hons) degree. It was the time when the concept of distance education and online learning was not known to many people. However, Gurpreet wanted to pursue MBA without leaving his job, which brought him to Amity University Online.
Gurpreet recalled how, while completing his MBA, he received an amazing opportunity at Genpact. He was asked to join in as an Assistant Manager. When he talked to his peers, friends, and family, everyone was shocked to hear about the offer, as he only had 3 years of work experience. He quotes, “I proudly tell everyone that my distance MBA education got me this position.”
We believe dreams come true when you make them happen and this is what happened with Gurpreet. The decision of enrolling into online MBA not only enabled him to gain knowledge of business intricacies but also helped him receive an impeccable job offer. He says that his analytical skills, troubleshooting skills, and capabilities as a team player were enhanced to a great degree.
“Education always helps you gain trust and respect,” he says.
“Where there is a will, there is a way may be a hackneyed saying, but it still holds true in Sonam Sharma’s life.”
Here is a rag-to-riches story of a Java Developer, who truly is an inspiration for all of us. Sonam Sharma, a simple and self-dependent woman from New Delhi, is leading a successful life today, but right from a young age she had to struggle a lot to make her dream come true.
Due to lack of guidance and financial crisis, she left her education in the year 2010 and started working as a teacher to fulfill her family requirements. After spending 3 years in teaching and realizing it wasn’t the profession for her, she decided to abandon her old aimless life to pursue a career in tech as a software engineer.
With this decision, she started looking to enhance her education to rebuild and empower herself to lead a change in her career. Though she knew from the start that it was the right decision, she had her reservations and doubts. She doubted whether this was an industry where she could thrive and be able to sustain ten or twenty years later.
However, after going through the prospectus of online MCA from Amity, she decided instantly to enroll for it. The flexibility of this online program was perfect for her to learn without putting her life commitments on hold. After successfully completing her MCA, she got her dream job for which she was long waiting.
Her learning at Amity Online changed her life completely. She battled to learn new skills and transformed her story into an uplifting one about self-empowerment through learning. Her extraordinary achievements made her successful in an industry where 56% women who join the tech industry leave in the middle of their career, a figure that is double the attrition rate for men.
“The right education instilled confidence and positive attitude in Rohit and his personality became professionally attractive.”
Being a relationship manager at a known organization like Karl Bucks and setting up his own optical business was a big step for Rohit. However, he never wanted leave education for work. He understood the significance of gaining proper business knowledge. Hence, Rohit pursued his B.Com from Amity University Online, which helped him to enhance business knowledge, complete his graduation, and evaluate business intricacies.
Rohit is from Indore but his family shifted to Agra when he was in 5th standard, where he completed the rest of his schooling. Although Rohit initially entered the Science stream, his lack of interest in the stream led him to pursue Commerce. After completing his high school in 2013, Rohit didn’t feel like joining college as he had interest in starting his business venture. So he turned towards Amity University Online for completing his graduation.
Just like any other extraordinary student, Rohit also had extraordinary interests, which directed him to Karl Bucks in 2014–15. While he had interest in the finance field, he knew his destiny would take him towards managing his own business. However, his father was adamant about Rohit joining his dairy business. Rohit refused to give up, so his father helped him start an optical business.
They say it is not only about the education you receive or the talent you harbor, it is about how much you help people with this gift of yours. Rohit wants to give something back to the society by starting an employment program wherein he could teach people from backward and weaker sections of the society. He wants to help them fully understand the optical industry so that they can shine on their own.
This is not it. Rohit is also working on an app that will help people decide what type of eyewear they can buy based on budget, eyewear design, quality, choice of lens, etc. An amazing fact is that Rohit is funding this project with his part-time finance job at Karl Bucks.
He says, “I am a very stubborn person and unstoppable until I get work done. I am an opportunity seeker and always want to get into different things. I am the type of person who would always take the road less travelled.”
He further told us, “My professional career grew well, and this online B.Com program from Amity helped me a great deal. When you are connected to such a university, it brings a natural change in your personality and makes your thinking positive.”
Often, in today’s fast-paced world, we are faced with multiple challenges at every step. So it becomes an inevitable need to constantly re-invent yourself to keep abreast with the changing trends. Here is the story of a great professional who made it big by constantly upgrading his skills and by showing gratitude towards all the good things that have happened to him so far.
Nimit is Head IT, Accounting and Finance at Radisson Blue MBD hotel, Noida. He finished M.Com from Himachal University and took up his first job with Nirula’s chain of restaurants. He also did a diploma in IT to equip himself with the necessary technical skills. He continued working with the hospitality sector and got a final break with Radisson Blue. Nimit always felt a need to study and constantly stay abreast with the cut-throat competition in the industry.
Hence, he kept searching for opportunities to upgrade his knowledge and skills and learnt about Amity Online programs. He took up an MBA in Finance and International Business, which supported his career in a big way. Nimit considers taking up online MBA as the turning point of his life, which completely transformed his career and helped him grab an opportunity to lead a team of 15 members.
Nimit will always remain indebted to the brand value and weightage Amity Online brought to his resume. He considers himself really lucky to learn from a pool of well-learned professors at Amity.
Here is a story of an ambitious youngster who kept juggling from one profile to another to finally settle with something that resonates with his work.
Deepak Tiwari hails from Sonipat, Haryana. He went out to pursue engineering but felt lost and quit the program in between to come back to his hometown. Soon, he joined HCL BPO and got promoted to the profile of Cultural Trainer. After working for a few years with the company and other known brands such as Barclays and the Pearson group, he joined Amity Global Business School as a Placement Manager and got fascinated with their management programs. Being ambitious, he joined the distance learning MBA program at the Sector-44 campus and also got a good discount of 33%, being a staff member.
Deepak states that this program enabled him to shine his professional skills further. The faculty was very knowledgeable and helpful. Despite having a rich work experience, he was unaware of the concepts of data management and strategic decision making. However, the distance learning MBA program not only helped him master business management concepts but also taught him to always have a backup career plan. Now, Deepak feels much more confident and is flexible enough to adjust in any work environment.
Deepak had already quit his studies once and was fortunate enough to have found an excellent way to getting back to pursue them again. He carries a lot of faith and trust in the brand value of Amity Online and is currently employed as Officer — Public Relations IIM Udaipur, one of the top management universities in India. Deepak is doing very well for himself and his family is very proud of his achievements!
Opportunity comes knocking to those who are optimistic and believe in moving on with their lives.
Varun’s career story is just like any other aspiring science student who worked very hard in their studies. Coming from a service class background, Varun knew that he had to carve his own niche. He was studying hard to crack all the medical or engineering entrance exams to get into a good college. Unfortunately he failed to get admission in a good engineering college.
His failure got him into depression. He unwillingly went ahead to pursue graduation in Commerce. Soon after finishing graduation, he went ahead to pursue a short-term MBA program from Loyola college in Chicago. Varun thought that with a foreign tag on his academic background, he would be able to fly high in his career and achieve quick professional growth.
But soon after returning to India, he realized that he could not survive well enough in an IT company. So he started looking around for programs to enhance his knowledge on IT to help him gel well with the corporate work demands.
Soon he came across PG Diploma in IT, an online program offered by Amity University. He undertook this program to hone his technical skills further while working. It gave him an in-depth knowledge of the IT field and the apt exposure that was visible on his resume. This surely did not go unnoticed by the employers and Varun ended up bagging a great profile with a good company.
Varun is now working as Head of Strategic Sales & Merchandise, Gemporia. His work profile demands possessing marketing skills and technological inputs to generate the desired sales. He is well-established and settled in Jaipur and is ever-thankful to this amazing online program that helped him grab the right platform to showcase his talent.
Varun shares that he has gained a lot of IT knowledge after pursuing PG Diploma in IT with Amity Online. He also states that employers place great value on Amity Online programs and consider them to be a great stepping stone in one’s career.
“All leaders are all-rounders” — This popular adage is indeed proven in this story of a woman who knew exactly what she needed to realize her dreams. She used knowledge as a weapon to further her career.
Jyolsna belongs to Kerala and pursued her graduation in Physics before going on to do her MCA. She started her career with a software firm based in Kerala and later relocated to Delhi with her husband. Both Jyolsna and her husband were tech-savvy and worked for over a decade to polish their skills at their workplace.
After gaining enough experience, Jyolsna got promoted to a senior position in the IT department in her company. Soon, however, Jyolsna and her husband felt the need to explore the managerial aspect of the business world in order to hone their craft in that organization. She got to know Amity Online about 5 years back when they were pursuing MBA but she thought that it would be wise to do a management program after getting practical work exposure.
So she, along with her husband, enrolled for online MBA from Amity and gained substantial knowledge of time management, organizational behaviour and the necessary qualities required in a successful manger. She further states that they both were happy with the up-to-date curriculum and practically designed assignments. They were also happy to see their doubts cleared instantly by the well-qualified faculty of industry experts and professionals. She secured 74% marks in MBA and felt that it was a very wise step that helped to shape her career well.
Unfortunately, Jyolsna lost her husband in April, 2018. But her education, hard work and wide experience has ensured that she and her family are financially secure. She is working with Motherson group as Associate Project Manager. Now, having empowered herself with knowledge, Jyolsna also delivers lectures to MBA students.
This is a story of an ordinary small town girl from a poor family background who dreamt big and flew high to chase her dreams.
Yukti’s success story is of an ordinary small-town girl who hailed from a middle-class family. Having spent all her life in a small town, relocating to a metro for higher studies was a challenge for Yukti and her family.
She did her graduation from her home town and started working early from the age of 20. However, Yukti always dreamt of pursuing MBA to have a good career by her side. She was aware that her family was not in a position to fund lakhs of rupees for an expensive MBA degree.
One day, she got to know of the distance learning MBA program offered by Amity. Without thinking twice, she enrolled for it. She was glad to have settled with an MBA program at a cost that was within her budget and saw a lot of value addition coming with it.
Soon after finishing her online MBA, Yukta saw a strong rise in her confidence level. She recalls that Amity’s online MBA program was a game changer for her, and it was given equal weightage by the employers vis-à-vis a regular MBA program.
Yukta suggests that the brand name of a university like Amity does create a strong positive impact in the eyes of employers. After she pursued this program, there has been no looking back for her. She is now working as a Regional Program Manager with a reputed organization and has carved a successful niche for herself.
The real-life story of Abhishek Sharma resonates with many other stories of young professionals who want to make it big in their careers but lack the know-how of doing it. This is a true story of how your firm determination and right decisions can help you build a highly promising career!
Abhishek graduated in Commerce from Lucknow University. He started working with the IT industry soon after completing his graduation and gained a rich experience of working for over a decade.
However, he always felt a void inside regarding not possessing enough knowledge to grow further in this industry. Though he had pursued various certification programs in IT and also prepared for CCNA, he was never satisfied with the knowledge gained.
Soon, he heard about PGDBM by Amity Online and thought of enrolling for it. His entire experience of pursuing PGDBM was not just amazing but it also metamorphized his career to a large extent. His resume suddenly started getting noticed by good reputed employers. Eventually he got a chance to work with a top brand like Karvy. Today, he is working as a Senior Manager, Operations for the same company.
Abhishek could not have asked for more. He was totally thrilled with the positive changes that had come in his professional world with just pursuing an online program from a branded B-school. Of course, Abhishek is now a strong proponent of the value that such programs by reputed brands such as Amity Online bring.
With just one right step, Abhishek saw so many new avenues opening up for him. The best part about the online program was that it came at an affordable price and provided full flexibility of studying while working, which is what he wanted. Today, Abhishek is thankful to Amity Online for giving such wonderful opportunities to professionals like him to develop their careers further without having to take a break from work.
Altaf’s journey is filled with the hard realities of life but he defied all odds to achieve what he always desired. Altaf did his graduation from Jamia Millia Islamia and picked up his first job with Genpact in 2003. While working with Genpact, Altaf realized how important it is to pursue a post-graduate degree.
Financial commitments left him with no time to study. But Altaf wanted to brighten his career prospects by adding a post-graduate qualification. He enrolled for Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management from Amity Business School. Studying online was a fascinating experience for Altaf.
Altaf shares that Amity Online’s hands-on experience in dealing with real-life corporate scenarios helped him a great deal. His one-to-one interactions with the faculty also proved to be a great motivator for Altaf and many other students. Despite being an online program, it entailed plenty of interactions to furnish the knowledge and skills of the students.
In the early days, the regular programs gave students an edge over their online counterparts. However, over the years, universities like Amity have built a strong brand value and provide a multitude of benefits that are reaped by students enrolling for distance learning programs. Altaf suggests Amity Online to professionals like him for pursuing their desired qualifications alongside work.
He chose Amity Online because the university provides plenty of centers to get access to for the required curriculum as well as to lend necessary academic and technical support. Altaf’s communication skills have also improved a lot after pursuing Post Graduate Diploma from Amity Online.
His career graph continues to rise, and he has worked with famous and strong brands other than Genpact. He has previously worked with Heidrick and Struggle and Coal Technologies. Currently, he is working with Mazars in the capacity of Manager, Services Centre and provides support services to HR and Finance.
This is a story of a girl who was a believer of dreams and knew how to turn her dreams into reality, one who worked hard to carve a niche for herself in the challenging stream of finance.
Aastha did her graduation from Jammu. She started preparing for CPT entrance after her 12th and cleared it to become a CA. Soon after, she got placed with KPMG and gained a good work experience of two years. Then Aastha felt that she had the required knowledge to start her own CA firm. But she still felt that there was something missing. She still needed enough knowledge and on-the-job experience of managing people’s wealth, for which she decided to enroll in PGDM in Finance.
However, pursuing a full-time MBA with a business firm to take care of was a far-fetched idea for her. Hence she decided to opt for a distance learning program. She finished her PGDM in Finance from Amity Online. Through this program, she learnt how to handle and manage the balance sheets and interpret financial statements.
Today, she is very happy with the venture that she started a few years back. Through her PGDM program, she has attained a thorough knowledge offinance and feels much more confident and well-equipped after her educational endeavour. She continues to inspire thousands of women who wish to start their own ventures.
Setting up any firm requires the combination of technical and managerial skills. The managerial skills are as important as the other. Here is story of a young medico who established a big venture.
Peeyush Gautam finished his medical education in 2014 and started his clinical practice. But while practising, Peeyush realized that managing his clinic is a skill that needs to be learnt. Though he was a great clinician, he still needed to learn to manage his setup. Moreover, Peeyush did not want to entrust someone else in managing the clinic.
He went on to pursue Post Graduation in Management from Amity Distance Learning. While learning the management concepts, his confidence level started rising and it also furnished his communication skills.
Peeyush believes that biggest advantage of taking up a program from Amity Online is that it earns you a lot of respect. Amity, being a well-known name, serves as a great option to pursue educational qualifications. Now Peeyush not just manages his clinic well but is also very confident about its overall operations. He can now sit back and focus on his work with the right policies and regulations supporting the running of the setup.
Peeyush is extremely happy to have taken this wise step of honing his managerial skills along with his medical skills. Due to the empowerment brought by learning, he is now self-dependent and can manage his business very well.
Every single step you take towards your dream nourishes it and brings you closer to it. There is no amount of knowledge big or small — it is the right knowledge of doing a task that invites success in your life!
Satya’s professional journey started with completion of his B.Tech program in 2009. Soon after graduation, he picked up his first job as Software Developer. As his journey progressed, he got to work with different well-known corporate names such as Newgen Software Technologies, CRMnext, Indus Valley Partners and RBS. Due to his sound technical skills, he got promoted as Software Engineer, which was a welcome change in his career.
After working for 5 years, he felt that he lacked good interpersonal and managerial skills that were much required to climb higher in the organizational hierarchy. So he thought of doing MBA and started researching for online options. Soon he came across the distance learning MBA program offered by Amity University. He was impressed with the offerings of the program and enrolled for it soon. In 2015, he completed his post-graduation and finally had an MBA degree on his resume.
Ever since, there has been no looking back for Satya. This degree helped him to learn the organizational level processes, work ethics and culture. It also taught him the various dimensions of business and its key core components.
Moreover, once Satya updated his resume showcasing his MBA degree, he started getting plenty of good job offers. As per him, the online MBA program by Amity is so well-designed that there is no dearth in learning and exposure as compared to the regular MBA programs.
Today, Satya is working as Full Stack Developer and Technology Consultant for Witspry Technologies. He is proud to possess an online MBA degree and is very satisfied with the way his career has shaped up.
This is the amazing story of an aspiring professional who made it big by empowering himself by pursuing only distance learning programs!
Vikas Jain’s story is quite interesting. Unlike most professionals, he vested all his stakes in online education and, yet, built a very promising career for himself. He started working very early and chose distance learning education for his Bachelor’s as well as Master’s programs.
Vikas graduated in the year 2007 from Delhi Open University and soon started working afterward. While working, Vikas understood the importance of higher education and wanted to study while continuing to work. Soon, he started searching for institutes providing online education and learnt about Amity distance education programs. He liked the offerings of the program and pursued his MBA in 2010.
He chose accounting as his upper division elective. To learn all the concepts of the program well, Vikas had to come out of his comfort zone and he worked very hard.
Vikas further states that he has utilized all the knowledge he gained out of the program in work. He says that the Finance Department in his organization works very closely with accountants. So he was able to coordinate the overall functioning of finance department as a whole.
After completing his education, his career has seen an upward graph. Online MBA also helped him get good job opportunities with handsome pay packages. The best experience that Vikas carries with him is the respect and trust that he got while doing online MBA from Amity. He will always remain indebted to the University for providing him a platform to groom his professional and communication skills.
“Philip taught us that there is always scope for improvement. If you thrive for the best, you will get the best.”
While Philip could have easily continued his job and never consider pursuing higher education, he chose something else. In 2012, Philip applied at Amity University Online for MBA in the hope of gaining some additional knowledge. But little did he know that the program will end up giving him much more.
Philip obtained his graduation degree from the Fourah Bay College University of Sierra Leone. When it was time for MBA, Philip started searching for various colleges and relevant MBA programs. Then a friend told Philip about Amity Online in India and how they collaborate with the Fourah Bay College in Sierra Leone for various programs. He visited the center and applied after receiving guidance.
When Philip first enrolled for online MBA, he was already working at Imatrix101 Ltd. as an Assistant General Manager. After completing his Masters in 2014 with flying colors, Philip started applying his newly gained knowledge at work. As a result, he was soon promoted to the position of General Manager, which he held from 2016 to 2018.
Now Philip is working at My Pay SL Ltd. as an Operations Management Consultant. He says, “There is definitely a change in me. My confidence has increased and I have gained exposure, knowledge, growth, and passion for succeeding in all areas.”
“From schooling to graduation, Skand has stayed an Amity student, always shining the brightest.”
Skand has been working with Genpact as a Management Trainee for 4 years now. While he did not face major challenges in his professional and personal life, he was always trained to deal with the worst. Right from his schooling, Skand has been a part of the Amity family. He did his schooling till class 10 from Amity International School, Vasundhara, and then joined Mayoor School.
Immediately after class 12, Skand received an offer from HCL to join as a Financial Analyst. He started working while pursuing graduation from Amity University Online in Business Administration. It is not only he who is associated with Amity but also his father who is a teacher at Amity International School.
Skand has always been a bright student and his long association with Amity has enabled him to gain immense knowledge of the professional world. His teachers and faculty members have always supported him through his education journey. During his early association with Amity, at the time of his schooling, Skand was an active participant in extracurricular activities and cultural exchange programs. He says that his seniors from Amity are his true idols as these people helped him grow to be an extraordinary professional. These people constantly reminded and encouraged him of what he wanted to be in life.
He believes, “Amity has helped me in personality grooming and creating a strong educational base.”
“Nobody can better understand the grit, determination, and strength of purpose of a successful businesswoman than Rashmi Singh.”
They embody the new India, which is bold, willing to take risks, and learns from its mistakes. Women are proving their worth in every field and empowering themselves to break the stereotype associated with them. However, it is a tough task for many to break out of the social norms in becoming independent and self-employed.
It is all the more challenging for married women who have the responsibility to look after their families. However, this story of a woman achieving it all after her kids grew up can be a true inspiration for many.
Rashmi Singh, a self-employed woman from Ghaziabad, got married when she was just 21 and was in the 1st year of her graduation. Now she is a mother of two kids and she not only owns and runs Shemrock School, a kindergarten, as a franchise, but is also the proprietor of TPRS — an IT consultancy firm in Laxmi Nagar, New Delhi that provides all IT-related solutions across India.
She started her career as programmer after pursuing online MCA from Amity in 2002. She always wanted to start her own business and she made it true by pursuing further education and getting her online MBA degree from Amity, which let her grow personally and professionally.
While sharing how Amity transformed her life, she said, “Amity has been a support system to me while I was pursuing a Master’s program and I feel that it offered me a platform to explore, work and achieve.”
She is now an expert in making business proposals and simultaneously runs profitably the franchisee of the Shemrock School, Sector-5 Vasundhara. Being a Principal of this school, she manages the complete administration and counseling of parents & students. She started these ventures in the year 2014, and now has a clear vision.
Passing her trust, she chose Amity School for her daughter’s education too. She has now been working for over 3 years, going from being completely dependent on her husband to relishing the independence of earning her own money.
This story brings home the fact how by constantly re-evolving and upskilling yourself, you can make a big impact in your career. Building a strong career is a series of positive developments and it is all about reinventing yourself while discovering your interests.
This is an interesting story of Aquib Baig, who took many IT and Vocational Training courses and certificates to build up his career, including learning Microsoft, Adobe, Internet Marketing among others. Thereafter, he enrolled for a Bachelor’s program with Amity Online and wanted to become an entrepreneur.
Through the distance learning BBA program, he got a great platform to study in a seamless and flexible module and to gain international exposure. After completion of his program, he got a full-time job with an international law firm in Delhi.
Aquib worked tirelessly to manage various academic and leadership commitments and slept very little. His only passion was to gain expertise in Business Management and join a good firm with a plenty of growth opportunities. He is now working as a Client Relationship Manager at SYED & SYED Law Firm.
As an Amity alumni, he has no doubt that Amity University is appropriate to provide a unique mix of educational advantages. He believes it is one of the most dynamic universities providing personal attention, extensive academic resources and superior education in the field of Business Management.
Furthermore, he believes that Amity Online also provides a unique opportunity for students to gain valuable knowledge with advanced technology and internationally recognized study patterns.
Dhruva Sharma’s story is motivating for those who are not blessed with financial resources to study and are forced to work early in life to support their families.
Dhruv Sharma hailed from a poor family and started working soon after finishing his schooling. Soon after his 12th, he started working in a finance company called SAS ONLINE. He completed his graduation from the DU Open University to gain the basic qualification. Dhruv always wished to pursue his studies further and obtain a post-graduation degree, but he chose to support his family over fulfilling his career aspirations.
However, there was nothing that could stop Dhruv from ultimately undertaking an MBA program. He got to know about Amity Online, and was majorly impressed by its one-to-one online lectures that helped him grasp the concepts well. He gained tremendous confidence to build interpersonal skills, which further helped him to crack an interview to get a managerial level profile. He is also into a part-time business of trading perfumes, which he wants to convert into a full-time job sometime in future.
Dhruv has gained a lot of financial stability post his online MBA program with Amity. He sounds much more confident and has built some big dreams to cherish. With constant learning and hard work, he is sure that he will be able to launch his business on a bigger scale. Everybody in his family is proud of his achievements today.
“Mani took the road less travelled and joined the Navy. Nobody knows better than Mani on achieving what you desire.”
Although Mani had to start working right after graduation after her father passed away, she never left her dream of joining the Indian Navy. Mani graduated in 2012 from Amity University. She was the only female candidate to score a position in a renowned mechanical company that came to Amity for its first campus placement. She worked for almost 2-and-a-half years for the company.
Mani decided to pursue an MBA in Operations from Amity as well. While she was still studying, she constantly used to give India Air Force trials. She was additionally a part of Amity SSB, which helped her prepare for defence forces.
Everything changed when she found an advertisement inviting women to join Naval services in a newspaper. She got selected and joined the Indian Navy on 25th December 2014. When she donned her naval uniform, it was the proudest moment of her life.
She is really thankful to Amity which prepared her for the Indian Navy. She is now Lieutenant in Indian Navy in Aviation Branch (P8I) and posted in Chennai. Her role there is to manage navigation and mission, in which she has completed 500 hours of total time on center. This has been an exciting experience for her as no two days are alike in a zero-error tolerance environment at her job with high process compliance and discipline.
She got married recently in 2018, and her partner is also from the Indian Navy.
“Moving beyond numerous obstacles, Mani achieved what she always wanted to become. We all have a lesson to learn here — you only need dedication and patience to achieve your dreams.”
“Celebrate endings, for they precede new beginnings.”
We often associate quitting with failure. But for Satabdi, quitting was an opportunity. While Satabdi is doing great in her life right now, she dropped out of college because she did not have interest in engineering. Back then, she was pursuing B.Tech in Telecommunications from Bangalore. There are many risks one takes in leaving education, but her lack of interest in the field was too big to ignore. So she convinced her parents to continue following her instincts.
After dropping out of college, Satabdi started working with Firstsource Solutions as a Senior Customer Associate to get some hands-on experience and to find a direction in life. During this time, she switched to various job roles in sales, administration and even operations. While she was performing well and got promoted as a Real-Time Analyst, she always felt a void because she did not have a certified Bachelor’s degree, which also made it difficult for her to get better professional roles. Hence, she joined BBA from Amity Online to complete her graduation.
After the completion of her graduation, Satabdi was able to acquire better job roles. She got through job interviews with good profiles and was overall able to boost her confidence. The graduation program from Amity Online brought a positive change in Satabdi’s personality and she felt more secure about her future. Satabdi didn’t stop there, and went on to pursue her Masters from Alliance University, Bangalore.
She secured 82% in her graduation program from Amity Online, which further enabled her to achieve better prospects in her work life. She was such an amazing employee that she got a job at Hinduja Global Solutions. After leaving this job, in 2018, she finally joined Accenture as a Network Operations Analyst.
Satabdi says, “After completing my graduation from Amity Online, I feel much more secure in my professional life.”
“When I told my mother about the job offer I had received after graduation, a tear rolled down her eyes and she instantly hugged me. It was euphoric, and it felt good to see my mother happy.”
Shiv’s mother and father come from a Punjabi family that resided in Pakistan pre-independence. When they reached India, the family settled in Delhi. His father got a job in railways while his mother was a homemaker. They had a small, loving family but the worst was set to happen.
Since Shiv’s childhood, his father worked really hard to provide quality education to both his children. However, when Shiv was in 8th class, his father passed away. He had kidney stones and was admitted to a government hospital. Here he underwent an operation but succumbed to death after the surgery.
Sadness doomed over Shiv as he recalled the moment – watching his father lying on the bed, not being able to talk or move, and his mother crying. It was a gloomy day and life didn’t turn out well after his father left them.
The whole family was shaken, his younger brother stopped eating, and his mother couldn’t comprehend how she would manage family expenses. One day, Shiv came back home to hear the news that he is being shifted to a government school, as the family didn’t have enough funds to support his education. And the school authority at his private school was not willing to cooperate or offer him a scholarship.
However, the situation didn’t remain the same. After one year of struggle and living on the money provided by relatives, Shiv’s mother finally got a job at Railways since his father was a government servant.
The biggest hurdle in his personal life, which also affected him professionally, was when Shiv’s family was asked to move out of the house. At that time in India, joint family culture was most famous. People used to have big families with everyone living together, cooking together, and eating together under the same roof. Shiv’s family used to stay with his uncle and he asked them to move out of his house, which in a way gave Shiv and his family a chance to live independently. They faced multiple troubles to buy a house and took numerous small loans from various people.
He had decided to support his mother the day Shiv’s father passed away. Even after being shifted to a government school, he managed to take Science stream and get into a good Delhi University college. However, Shiv couldn’t wait for another 3 to 4 years to support his family so he opted for evening education instead. In the daytime, he started working with his uncle to help his mother.
When Shiv passed out of the college, it was the same time when computers were on the stage of changing the world. Every task was being carried out manually in the organizations and automation of the same was required. He jumped at the opportunity and joined Calcom, a Delhi-based company as an Accounts and IT Executive. His team was handed over the task of automation and he found an opportunity to learn. Since they were starting from the scratch, he gained deep knowledge of how technology works.
When Shiv walked into his next company, Godfrey Phillips India Ltd, nobody had thought that he would become the AGM for Supply Chain of this organization. Because of his impeccable analytical skills, he was offered the responsibility of MIS (management information system) as well as IT operations. Shiv worked for 9 years at this position before being promoted to Regional Manager – Finance, Admin, and IT. By 2015, he was working as the Head of Logistics and Finished Goods under Supply Chain.
“There is no shortcut to success and only hard work will lead you to the path of fulfilment. If you have passion, patience, and endurance, nothing can stop you from being who you want to become.”
After joining the corporate world, Shiv realized the importance of educational qualification. He talked to his HR manager and they decided to fund Shiv’s MBA education, which gave him a chance to become a part of Amity family. He completed his MBA in Finance and International Businesses and soon after, he was promoted to the position of Regional Manager.
“Amity has nurtured me in many ways and taught me on both the fronts i.e professional as well as personal. I was always inspired to do the best and become a better human being.”
“His urge to learn more and more has never stopped him despite being a Defence Personnel.”
After working for 13 years in the Indian Army, Prabir always had an urge to learn more and work towards his future plans post his retirement. He took admission in Amity Online to pursue an MBA program.
“Learning from Amity has been one of the most enriching experiences of his life,” he adds. The self-paced learning program ensured he studied anytime anywhere and even in the remote areas. The MBA program helped him gain more knowledge and have a secure future after retirement.
Here is a success story of an individual whose life was filled with struggles. However, with his dedication and perseverance, he changed his circumstances in his favour. Today, when he looks back, he feels very happy to have come so far on his own.
Kapil hails from a lower middle class family background. His father is a retired U.P handloom employee and his mother is a home maker. He studied throughout his schooling from U.P. board and did B.Com after schooling.
He opted to do distance learning MBA from Amity Business School as he had to continue working to fulfil his financial commitments towards his family. Kapil shares that MBA taught him many new innovative ways and techniques that could be applied in his work. It also made him a multi-tasker, and he can now handle different types of work with his varied skills.
He started working with Canara bank at an entry-level job and soon changed his job to start working for the Food Corporation of India (FCI). He has been working with FCI for 9 years now. He recently got promoted to become a Grade 1 Accountant and has been doing well for himself.
Kapil had never thought that he would do so well in a short span of time. He thinks that universities like Amity Online are a great way to give a push to your career by building up your academic resume. He further states that Amity Online has been venturing into providing innovative skills which is a great endeavour to create new employment opportunities for one and all.
Kapil will forever be indebted to Amity Online for helping him shape his career so well which would not have been possible otherwise.
Thanks to the advent of technology, many new opportunities have opened up to advance your career. Avdesh’s story is an inspiring tale where he used the power of technology to give a push to his career.
Avdesh could not pursue his post-graduation due to some unfavourable circumstances and started working. After some time, he felt a need to pursue his higher studies. As they say, where there is a will there is a way!
So he started exploring online educational programs which could give him the freedom to work along with his studies. Soon, one of Avdesh’s friends mentioned Amity Online to him in passing. He went to its university campus and found out the details about its distance learning programs, which looked very promising to him.
On enquiring further, Avdesh got many positive reviews from Amity students who were pursuing online education. Without giving it a second thought, he went ahead and enrolled for an online MBA program. He was happy to be able to afford an extensive academic program like MBA which was offered at a reasonable price for online learning.
Online MBA introduced Avdesh to the nitty-gritties of the business world and empowered him with the intellectual tools that made him more confident in his workplace. He soon started his own firm and has been running it successfully. The program drastically changed his way of thinking and approaching his work, and gave him the courage to delve into a new venture.
This is a story that tells how pursuing higher education can shape your destiny for better. A lot of people are not able to build trust on distance learning programs and they think such programs hardly bring any benefits and rewards.
Sandeep started his career in 2012. Till date, he has worked with four different companies and has gained a rich experience of handling accounts.
Sandeep wanted to empower his education with better learning. He was thinking of pursuing a regular MBA but could not do so due to some constraints. Then he saw advertisements of Amity Online and went through its prospectus for online MBA.
He liked the course curriculum and instantly took up the program. He has some wonderful experiences to share in this regard. He was surprised to see the impact of the program in his career when he got a hike in his salary from Rs. 14,000 to Rs. 18,000 per month. Sandeep states that his manager might have thought that he may switch jobs for a better salary and, hence, increased his salary without even discussing.
MBA helped Sandeep to groom himself as a professional with good communication skills. He feels a lot more secured in his career and now has moved on to a much better job profile. He believes that online learning is picking up fast in terms of value and weightage. All the employers give preference to candidates who are well-qualified, well-spoken and confident about themselves.
Sandeep also feels that there is no discrimination between the regular and distance learning MBA graduates at work. If you are good at your job, there is nothing stopping you from achieving great success in your professional life.
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