management is an area of industry and commerce that is of utmost importance.
This is the area which is essentially responsible for maximizing the
productivity of an organization by optimizing the effectiveness of its
It was by chance
that I became interested in the real value of human resource management when I
went on to work with Secure Meters Ltd, an energy indexing company based in
Udaipur and U.K. During the first month of my induction program I was not only working
with operations and R&D team but I spent a significant time with HR people.
I quickly realised the sheer scale of the task the human resources team had on
its hands when it came to managing a workforce of more than 2500 people on just
one site. During my brief stay there, I got a chance to interact with Global HR
Head- Corporate Functions and Global Head- Talent Management. It was as a
result of this experience I came to realize the roles played by human resource
in tackling human issues and consequently in organizational success.
In light of this,
I have decided to take up the master’s program in Human Resource Management
because I am interested in the role it plays in achieving organization’s goals
and objectives, key among them being hiring and training the best employees,
and dealing with performance issues.
I pursued a degree in Electronics
and Communication Engineering (“ECE”) from Manipal University. My Engineering degree has given a strong
foundation to my analytical skills since the subject knowledge of ECE involves
a lot of long, complex and intricate problems and the application of basic math
skills. I thoroughly cherished the computing and technical design aspect of
engineering which enhanced my research oriented and problem solving abilities.
I kept my learning curve as diverse as possible and did my training in the
fields of embedded systems, Networking and Industrial C.
Since, I was always interested
in managing things and being part of work teams, I engaged myself in various
extra-curricular activities, including a couple of technical and cultural
events in my University. I got the opportunity to design and coordinate a tech fest
event- ‘Digitrade’. It was a tech event with a small twist of finance. These
events fortified me with good communications skills.
I won a few accolades during my
engineering including the Texas Instruments India Analog Maker Competition
2015. It was a team event conducted by Texas Instruments India University
I believe in ‘Reciprocate’ – to
give back, I volunteered with “Disha NGO”, wherein we worked as classroom
assistant for students who were physically, mentally and neurologically
challenged with multiple disabilities. Further, being part of “Volunteer
for Better India” we successfully campaigned to increase awareness about
voting rights among college students and organized a 3 day voter ID Camp.
In hindsight I think I have been
able to imbibe in me the sense of responsibility, confidence and skills to
manage and be part of a team. Ten years from now I see myself starting my own
technology driven venture and therefore I believe that NMIMS with its unique
case based study, with an astral faculty, a dynamic peer group, and illustrious
alumni network will certainly be stepping stone and provide me with a
competitive advantage in my pursuit of a career in management.