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4.30 pm May 24, 2013

From newspaper delivery to IIM Calcutta: Hard way to success

From being a newspaper delivery boy to becoming a newsmaker himself, 23-year-old Shivakumar has got through to the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) - Calcutta. Shivakumar, an engineering student and the only educated member in his family, has fought hard to make his dreams come true.
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  • Your are inspiring to many..what are your plans after doing MBA.. Asked by: Rohit
  • N Shivakumar I would like to start mentorship for underprivileged students through 'Educate India Foundation. I will try to get my friends on board. I will take up a job for 3 years after completing MBA & than start my own venture.
  • Had read a biography of a HLL boss having gone around villages in India to sell DALDA,amidst all anti propaganda for the product. That gave the person insight to INDIAN market. Your experience in delivering Newspaper will give you any such insight ?? Asked by: sundar1950in
  • N Shivakumar Will think of it not now.
  • Your earlier assignment being highlighted by media makes you uncomfortable ?? Asked by: sundar1950in
  • N Shivakumar No, I don't worry much about it.
  • Hi Shiva!! I m totally proud by your achievements..hats off you to sir.. I just want to ask one question ... how did you prepare for CAT ?? I sure you wouldn ve gone for any coaching classes... And self preparation wouldn't have been easy! Asked by: Anish
  • N Shivakumar Initially I attended coaching but self preparation is more important.
  • How much did your college scores matter in you getting a call from IIM's. Do even college matter? Asked by: Rajesh
  • N Shivakumar No, I didn't tell anyone that I'm preparing. When news broke they new about it.
  • How kcuh you have to study in terms of hours of effort put per day.. Asked by: Rajnish
  • N Shivakumar Two hours a day.
  • You attended any coaching classes? Asked by: Guru
  • N Shivakumar Yes, initially but later prepared on my own when my basics were strong.
  • Was going to IIM was your dream..or you are going to secure your life and your passion was something else. Asked by: Rakka
  • N Shivakumar One year ago I started preparing & from that time IIM was my dream.
  • what did you learn from life till this point. Asked by: mahipat
  • N Shivakumar Keep everybody around you happy.
  • What's your future course of action? Would you like to opt for job with hefty pay or would prefer to help people who want to come up like you. Asked by: Nagarajan
  • N Shivakumar Surely, do both things. I'll be starting 'Educate India Foundation' for under privileged students.
  • Your got selected into IIM in first attempt? Asked by: Manas
  • Shiva, Congrats first.. your story has inspired many to achieve something big.. How did u prepare yourself for CAT.Any specific techniques or anything that u would like to share. Asked by: Ganesh
  • N Shivakumar I would tell first, make your basics strong. Attempt 10-15 yrs of last papers & try to solve them in time. Appear for mock tests.
  • Firstly,many congratulations:)And now to my question.It is often difficult to keep hopes alive during hardship. How did you manage to do that? Asked by: Poorna
  • N Shivakumar It happened to me also. Switch your mind focus, have strong will. Don't worry about results, just give your 100 percent, rest god will take care.
  • According to you how many questions were correct in each section of CAT 2012 Asked by: Brijesh
  • N Shivakumar Around 20 questions.
  • Wishing you success many more - any plans to get self employed ?? Asked by: sundar1950in
  • N Shivakumar Yes, after 3 years of job. First, I need to secure funds for the family, right now I don't have funds.
  • IIM-C - in the two years which part will you cherish most ?? Asked by: sundar1950in
  • N Shivakumar The campus experience.
  • Is the West Bengal scenario conducive for investments by Industries. Britannia went out.Not many overseas Airlines operating,Scarce availability of land. TU's still not very accommodative. What hopes are there for business to thrive in such scene ?? Asked by: sundar1950in
  • N Shivakumar I don't knw much about the West Bengal business but time will come when things are changed.
  • How did you finance your engineering course? Are you taking loan for the IIM course or are they giving you a scholarship? Kudos to you. India needs people like you. Asked by: Souvik Banerjee
  • N Shivakumar I'm in final year of my engineering course. I'm taking loan from Bank. There are many banks which give loan to IIM students in reduced rates. Thanks for your wishes. India need many people like me not just one.

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