Avishek Dutta

It was my second attempt at CAT in 2013 and I did not do well with a meagre 94.48 OA. I did not match up to the expectations. But I decided that all was not lost. I came to know about Backspace from two of my friends. I did contemplate before joining Backspace but it has been a decision well taken. The day I joined, a form was given which had to be filled in. It had such questions which gave me hints that this was certainly going to be a special place. From the day the classes started, each weekend was what I waited for.

Partha Sir aka PPD is the soul of this temple of erudition. He always stressed on thinking different and taking the path less travelled. As the days progressed, I learnt a lot through various activities which were unique in their own manner. Personal attention was never a problem as I could contact PPD any time I felt. As days progressed, I was infused with enthusiasm, lateral thinking and confidence. I came to know myself better now as a result of all the maverick activities. What PPD asked in return was dedication and a smile on my face.

As the PI dates came closer, I attended more and more mock interviews. However, just days before NMIMS interview I fell ill and could not attend mock PIs. I felt low and called up Partha Sir and it was unbelievable how in 2 minutes how someone can inspire you to do well. I still remember him saying- You're my responsibility.

Don't worry. You'll do well, just take ample rest. Thanks to Backspace, I converted the coveted call some days later. Backspace has become a very important part of my life and will always be. You never know when your life changes when you meet the inspiration of your life. I owe my success to Sir who will always be the biggest source of inspiration for me.

PS Srijan Corporate Park,

Tower 2, Unit 803,

Block GP, Sector V, Salt Lake,

Kolkata - 700 091

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