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My qualifications are B.E (mechanical engineering) (GPA 9.0/10) from BIT, Mesra (batch 2016). I'm a Special Class Railway Apprentice (batch 2011).

My GMAT score is 700(Q49/V35). I am an Indian male. I have a 2 years experience and am 24 years of age.

I'm currently working as a Coaching Depot Officer/Delhi Sarai Rohilla. I have a team of about 450 working under me, including about 35 Senior Section Engineers and excluding about 200-250 contractual staff and supervisors. The trains that i maintain cater to thousands of passengers, DAILY. (I'm being very restrictive here. This data MAY be in lacks, I’m just not very clear with the data actually)

Technical responsibilities: My job entails maintenance and upkeep of several trains that pass through/terminate/originate from the Delhi Sarai Rohilla station. This includes the thorough examination of the under gear equipments, braking systems, wheel profiles and other mechanical aspects, to name a few. (Not going into much tech details, neither is it needed I suppose)

Non-technical responsibilities: It includes the back end support of the maintained rakes across the pan-India network. All issues related to the cleanliness/safety during the run are dealt by us. All complaints from several platforms such as Twitter, apps, phone calls, etc. regarding cleanliness/safety are directed to us during the running of these trains, and they are attended through close co-ordination and liaison with our counterparts in other locations or through our staff available on-board.

Soft skills: As this description may suggest, I need to maintain strong communication with all other departments and with our own department across the entire nation to ensure smooth operations on our part. I manage the staff (and their issues) at my depot to ensure all the work is done within stipulated time to ensure quick turn-around of train rakes. Also, i have to ensure compliance of contractual terms and conditions for the running contracts at my depot and process their bills. Thus, my duties entail daily basis interactions with hundreds of people both inside and outside of railways. I also serve as the independent incharge of the depot, with all the local staff issues such as transfers among batches directly dealt by myself, and other activities such as the depot welfare managed through me.

Ancillary responsibilities: These include several new projects that are sometimes directly related and on some other instances, not related to the running of trains. Some of these that i can recall are-
1. I have just got installed solar powered pit-lights at my depot. It is a first of its kind project over Indian Railways. All our night maintenance is now supported by these solar powered lights. We are also working on providing the surplus energy to the national grid.
2. We have a multi-crore waste to energy plant located in our depot premises and under my jurisdiction. It is supposed to take the garbage of the nearby railway colony/areas and decompose it through bacteria, thereby generating bio-gas, and finally, electricity. Although the project is still in its developmental stage, we have been able to generate some electricity already. We plan to give this electricity to a nearby located vocational training center for specially-abled children.
3. We, as a team, sometimes educate children in schools and passengers on the trains/stations about various new facilities/technologies coming up in Indian Railways and instructions related to their proper use. We also spread awareness about women safety on the trains and other such aspects that don't directly relate to our core responsibilities.

Extracurricular activities:
1. Involvement in sports such as badminton, basketball and football with recognitions in each of them.
2. Involvement in cultural events- Master of ceremonies at multiple occasions.
3. Social initiative in the name of ‘Prerna’ for the scholastic help of the children in the under-privileged sections of the society.

Why MBA: I'm dealing with interactions, liaisons, HR issues, contractual payments and management on a daily basis apart from my technical domain. Often the quantum of work in the former domain dominates that in the latter. I hope a formal approach may help me in gaining better insights about how to manage things (and people). Also, I wish to open a school in further future (further future plans). I hope such an exposure may help me groom my skills in a better and more rounded way, help me experience how other disciplines in the world function and operate, and give me an opportunity of interaction with people in huge variety of disciplines that exist, so that I might incorporate those best business practices into my sector and come up with better mergers between the two sectors for an better efficiency and win-win situation for both.

Target schools, as of now:
Mostly strategy is the concentration I am looking at for a deeper insight as to how this sector functions. The target schools are:
1. Kenan Flagler
2. McCombs
3. Emory
4. IESE
5. NUS/Rotman
I am still open to suggestions as I have'nt really decided on them fully.

Please PM me/mail if we may get in touch for a session.

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Thanks for reaching out! Schools like UNC, Emory & UT Austin will be a bit in the reach category for you but I think it is still worth a shot. You are coming from a very tough demographic & one that tends to have very high GMAT scores, so if you can get your score closer to 740 that will definitely help your candidacy. You are also coming from a bit of a non-traditional background, which can be a good thing if you spin it right but the trick is also really making sure to illustrate the business skills you've used. That is especially important if you are unable to get the GMAT up - schools will be looking to it to be sure you are up for the rigors of b-school.

We'd lot to chat & having more detail would help us give you even more specifics in terms of potential strategies & how we could help. Feel free to reach out to Claudia at claudia@admissionado.com & she can set you up with a free consultation!
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