We all have dreams and ambitions; we all have goals we want to achieve. But the difference between those who succeed and those that don’t, is that the former have a deep thirst for knowledge and a continuous desire to better themselves. And while the academic route is not the only one available to better oneself – it is one that has proven to deliver.
Let’s take a look at how GIM’S Executive MBA shaped the lives of 6 extraordinary individuals and helped them become the successful leaders they are today:
1. Dr. Viney Naresh Jindal – Former Dean of Goa Medical College, one of the oldest medical colleges in Asia
Although Dr. Jindal enrolled himself for the E-MBA program without any goal in mind, he admits that he has greatly benefited from it. He says “GMC is a very diverse institution with employees ranging from highly educated professors to sweepers and managing all of them is not an easy task. Studying organizational behaviour helped me a lot in dealing with various complex situations that arose during my tenure”. In addition to that, it prepared him to handle financial issues within his organization and also refined his communication and interpersonal skills. He feels that real-time implementation of concepts is a lot more effective than studying it and then later implementing it when you get a job.
2. Dr. Radhika Nayak – Principal of S. S. Dempo College of Commerce and Economics
It was around the same time of joining the E-MBA program that she was offered the position of Principal; which, she accepted. She was excited by the two huge challenges, beginning together. All the subjects suited her job requirements – accountancy, communication skills, strategic management, interview techniques, HRM, leadership and so on. She says “I benefited a great deal from the program! The tangibles were of course the degree with a grade sheet that I was proud of but of greater importance were the intangibles – admiration for excellent teachers, friendships for life, renewed enthusiasm in the midst of young colleagues and the satisfaction of having spent 3 years productively! This is an experience that one should never miss!!”
3. Mr. Anirudha Walawalkar- Director-Fluid & Power Automations LLP Turnkey Electrical Works Ltd (responsible for the lighting of the Iconic Atal Sethu Bridge)
Mr. Walawalkar refused to take the easy route and delayed joining his family business because he knew he would be treated as royalty and would never be able to learn any real-life lessons. He joined J & J Precision India after completing his engineering and around the same time joined the E-MBA course at GIM. He says “EMBA definitely helped me a lot. It has expanded the horizon of my thinking capacity. As an engineer I would focus only on production related activities. EMBA has taught me the importance and art of management. It has given me a broader perspective of how to run a successful business.” He is someone who loves to challenge himself and make the impossible possible. One of his earliest work was electrifying Surla village in 2006. Some of his other notable lighting work is that of the iconic Atal Sethu and IFFI.
4. Mr. Kabir K Shirgaonkar- Deputy Collector – Goa Government- Mapusa
Mr. Shirgaonkar, currently the Deputy Collector of Mapusa is a force to reckon with and EMBA has greatly contributed in him reaching his current position. He says “The EMBA course at GIM has been a great contributor towards the development of my personality and fulfilment of my professional goals. The leadership, time management, man management, group discussions and workshops on team skills have aided me immensely to augment my existing repertoire an all new level. From a job in the Corporate sector to a job in the Goa Police dept. as a Police Sub Inspector to my present job as a Deputy Collector & SDM of Bardez, brand GIM has thought me to be more ambitious and constantly strive to reach higher standards.”
5. Mr. Mishal Maganlal- Director, Magsons Group
Magsons Group is Goa’s largest retail chain. Mr. Mishal, the director says “The EMBA program at GIM enabled me to apply my learnings in real time at work. Coming from a science background, the course curriculum and guidance of the professors has helped me develop a strong business foundation.”
6. Mr. Ketan Pradip Kenkre- Director of Operations – Sanaya Energy LLP
Mr. Kenkre is a very respected member of the Goan business community. He is also very passionate about making India energy sufficient through the use of alternative energy. He says “My journey at GIM was so stupendous; it not only gave me more logical ways of looking at a problem but brought over a complete paradigm from pin to piano in me. From the interpersonal skill development, to the confidence in facing large audiences, not to forget the numerous benefits of NLP, & AMP; also, to bring out and polish all my skills that were in abeyance to me and much more.”
While these are the stories of only a few of our alumni, you must know that the rest of them too are have paved success routes and reached notable heights in their careers across various industries.
There is no denying that pursuing an E-MBA can have a life changing effect and GIM has always produced individuals who stand apart in society for their entrepreneurial and professional contributions. Now that you are aware of all that you stand to gain through this transformative journey, we’d suggest you don’t waste any time and Apply to our PGDM Part Time program today! You can apply on http://www.gim.ac.in