I was fortunate enough to be born in a family where education was always given a lot of emphasis. I did my schooling majoring in the science stream of subjects. I graduated from High school with a 1st Division and Distinction (Honors).
I was chosen and admitted for a Bachelor Degree Course in Electrical Engineering at the Regional Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, Ranchi University, and India. Needless to mention I had to pass through a very competitive and tough selection process.
During my degree program on securing 1st position (rank) in third year I was selected for training at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur by the ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. This was a great honor for me as the IIT’s are the premier Technology Institutes of our country and rank among the best the world. My training here covered the “process of fabrication of an eight-bit semiconductor chip”. My final year’s project/thesis was also on a related topic of “Semiconductor Memories”. I graduated from the Engineering school again with a First Division and Distinction (Honors).
During my college life I was also a very active member of the Social Welfare Society of my college from 1986-1990 where I did extensive community service work. Notable work during this period was teaching tribal children in the neighborhood of the college. This was an immensely satisfying experience for me.
My first venture into the Techno-Commercial world was as Junior Engineer (Electrical) in the Jammu & Kashmir State Power Development Dept and from there on deputation to National Hydro Electric Power Corp (NHPC), India’s premier power generation corporation. I was posted at their Hydro Dam site as Independent in charge and was responsible for maintaining the diesel station with an uninterrupted power supply. This I achieved successfully. When this was achieved and maintained I started feeling stagnant in this job and wanted to look for something more challenging.
I then decided to venture into the Civil Services and took the exams in 1995. This is a very competitive exam involving three phases of selection and is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, an autonomous body created under the Indian Constitution. Out of nearly 400,000 applicants the final selection narrows down to only 650 candidates through the 3 rigorous rounds. I achieved a rank of 171 out of the 650 chosen in the year 1995. I was thus inducted into the Indian Postal Service and underwent a rigorous training program at 2 premier institutes viz. The railway Staff College and the Postal Staff College, India I was designated to take independent charge of a postal division having a staff strength of about 1500. I was fully responsible for Personnel, Financial, HR, Materials, Post office savings banks, Insurance and running of the departmental Mail Motor Services. I am presently holding charge as Assistant Postmaster General, Jammu & Kashmir where I am responsible for both man and machine and report directly to the Chief Postmaster General, Jammu & Kashmir. I have accomplished all my objectives though working in a turbulent state environment.
I have also felt in my 7-years of work experience that the human element is the most important part of any organization and constitutes the single most important factor towards the success of any organization As such I feel that the study of human behavior along with emerging managerial concepts are very important in any society anywhere in the world.
Having had technical education, all through I have felt the need to add managerial knowledge to my skill sets. Learning of new concepts, theories and handling case problems in the field of organizational management will help me utilize my knowledge and apply the same to the organization that I work for to create a good work environment, higher employee morale which will automatically result in greater efficiency and and a happier and more congenial work atmosphere. Though some aspects can be covered by on-the-job experience but this is not enough for a person who wished to attain perfection in whatever he undertakes- someone like me. I therefore feel the need for a formal education in Management (MBA) which I feel will help me tremendously in achieving my life time goals of a good and efficient leader.
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