Pratik Kumar Ghosal specialised in HR & Finance from VJIM in 2016. Like many B.Tech degree holders, he headed to VJIM for a PGDM to enhance his career. Little did he realise that his life would take a complete pleasant turn of one eighty by the time he would walk out of the school, with his diploma in hand.
When we asked him how he felt with a medal in his hand, he beamed and agreed- “it’s a great feeling to get the medal.” Most of all Pratik is happy to have learnt important things that will help him in life. “Honestly, I wasn’t always fixated on scoring the highest. I worked hard and it came around.”
“Determination and hard work,” according to him are the things that are required to stand out with an outstanding CGPA in a B-School where every student is eyeing for the best placement and best score.
Pratik informs us that he has been placed at ACT Private Limited. Grinning from ear to ear, he doesn’t thing that PGDM is absolutely necessary for his job profile but he says that it doesn’t hurt at all to know that climbing steps from the beginners’ level to mid-level and then highest would not require him to get back to a Management degree again. With a PGDM, he already has what it takes to ride the storm.
As for the gap between what he learnt in the classroom and what they get exposed to in work place, he admits that there will be differences between textbook learning and real life application. However, learning the theories well as per Pratik is imperative.
“Reading various journal, continuously updating myself with new information is a drive which VJIM instilled in me. The school asked us to challenge ourselves at every bend,” comments Pratik while reliving the days spent by.
It was Prof. Jayashree’s calling him out that made him realise that he had made it to the medalists’ list of the 2016 batch. Pratik had done his Summer Internship at Techno India in Finance wing that provided the base, which now serves as the rock on which the foundation of his professional life ahead begins.
“When better is possible… good is not enough”, he espouses as he moves forward with wistful memories attached to his teachers.