Posted on: July 21, 2014
Subhodeep Biswas, who has just been placed with GENPACT during campus recruitment, shares his thoughts on earning an MBA at KIAMS. “Having an MBA transforms one from a job seeker with little value in the job market to a qualified candidate for good corporate positions,” he says. “It’s because of my PGDM from KIAMS that I am occupying an important profile in one of the best known MNCs in its business.” The primary focus of his new position is data analytics and business insight in consumer packaged goods.
During his first year at KIAMS, Subhodeep was introduced to the different aspects of a business: marketing, operations, human resources and finance. He believes that this training created a sound knowledge base of how management works for a business and how businesses, whether for a small venture or a corporate giant, can stay on the cutting edge. Along with the top-level training, Subhodeep also developed a sincere desire for professional excellence in his second year: “The second year of the PGDM gave me an opportunity to further explore my interest in the nitty-gritty of marketing. It is my knowledge in marketing, in particular, that got me the job that I have today.”
Born and brought up in Kolkata, Subhodeep did his schooling at Ramakrishna Mission Shikshamandir; he also earned a B.A Hons in English literature from the University of Calcutta. He appeared for CAT, thereafter, and decided to join KIAMS based on the Kirloskar brand and the reputation of the institute itself. He feels that he got much more than he expected: “The most important thing for me was the diversity of the batch on the campus ‒ a balanced and interesting mix of students from varying fields of expertise, including medical, army, arts, pharmacy, commerce, business administration, technology, science and so on!” He also appreciates the disciplined, yet beautiful, life on the green Harihar campus and believes that he has formed some special and long-lasting bonds here.
“Keep your focus firm and know that your determination will get you whatever it is you dream to achieve”, says an obviously confident Subhodeep. He believes that this hard-earned confidence is a result of the hands on training he received at KIAMS: “I did an internship with Ultra Rich Wedding Pvt. Ltd., which introduced me to the market. I got firsthand experience of several methods of online and offline promotions. Also, the sales activities made my love for the non-sales analytical job stronger! In fact, that’s when I realized I was made for an analytical job in marketing and not core sales!” Eventually, he wants to have his own consultancy, but today Shubhodeep is thrilled to be stepping into his career!