Faisal’s Fascinating Journey to IIMs

Author: Deekshant Sahrawat

I didn’t even know his real name was Faisal until he sent this mail to me. And then I recalled there was this student last year who used to write from a fake ID of Mohit Singh whenever he wanted to question or suggest something at MBAGuru.

It is always such a pleasure to see someone from a humble background, and a clear weakness such as say with language work his or her way to a very good college, because it shows that it can be done, by anyone!

It is even more gratifying when someone who has been a part of 2 national CAT coachings in a faculty role trusts MBAGuru for his MBA Prep, because insiders know best about what’s best.

All this while he is grounded enough to acknowledge the contribution of those who helped him. As the face of MBAGuru, I often get undeserved praise for our services (sometimes flak too :P), but the fact is that it is our team that makes it possible, day in and day out, for thousands of our students. And when a student recognizes that, I feel blessed. We always see MBAGuru as the institute of our team and our students, rather than a set of individuals or a name in an advertisement.

Faisal dispelled quite a few myths on the way to an IIM – his English or communication isn’t the best as you can make out from his mail; he is a male engineer with very ordinary past academics (something a lot of people use as an excuse for not trying their best) and he didn’t make his humble background an excuse, intact, he made it an inspiration. And he is looking forward to what he got, rather than being negative about what he missed out on. There is so much to learn from him – for all of us. I hope it inspires you on your CAT Prep journey too!

PS: And yes, our AIRCATs predicted the CAT Quant much better than anyone else as you can see from the mail. Well, with a mentor team as brilliant as ours, that’s only to be expected!

MBAGuru students can telegram(message) me directly at https://t.me/DeekshantSahrawat in response to the above write-up or for any other thing I can help them out with. Please do mention your Batch Code and please be patient – while I may struggle to respond quickly at times, chances are I will get back to you sooner than later.

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