Rakesh Mohan Mohapatra
I always wanted to get into one of the best B Schools but never came close to realizing that dream. But when CAT results were out in first week of January 2016, I couldn't stop approaching few acquaintances from Kolkata who have made it to the much coveted IIMs and Ivy league B Schools in US. It was only then I came to know about Partha Sir and Backspace.
It was 10th of January, 2016. A fine Sunday, when I took an appointment to meet Partha Sir, at Backspace at 7 30 PM. I went to meet him with a decent CAT percentile, character full of intent and will to do anything to get into a good B-School. Following weekend started the journey at Backspace, which I believe was the most enriching experience of my life. Sir made sure that each one of us participate in events like JAM(Just-A-Minute) and Group Discussions. Then interviews were lined up for every student, which were customized as per the B-Schools from which one has a call. I still remember, apart from regular interviews, I had around 8 interviews in NITIE format, after which I knew how to approach the interview of NITIE.
I still have the picture of my wall where I made a note of each and every such questions which sir had asked me.
Overall it was a long and tiring journey, as I had to manage between classes and work. But when I look back today, I can connect the dots.
Backspace has brought the change which I always wanted in my life, and i owe Partha sir a lot for this. I believe I shall be ever indebted to him. Thanks Sir, Thank you for every thing.