Arijit Roy has the quiet confidence of a management student backed by solid experience of the corporate world. This confidence springs from the fact that he has worked with two of the biggest private banks in India – HDFC and ICICI – and is currently doing his post graduation in Management from one of the most futuristic and digitally empowered B-schools in the country. When you ask him where he sees himself two years from now, pat comes the reply, “A manager at Nomura Investment Banking Company”.
Born in Hazari bagh (Jharkhand), Arijit studied in St. Xavier’s School till intermediate, before opting to do his BBA from ICFAI University, Hyderabad. He then went back to his home-town Kolkata, working initially for ICICI Bank as Senior Officer, Customer Service Branch Banking (CSBB). On being offered the position of Deputy Manager, CSBB by HDFC Bank in Delhi, Arijit made the shift. Through all these changes, upgrading his BBA to a PGDM stayed at the back of his mind.
“What nailed it for me was the fantastic infrastructure and the great brand name of Jaipuria Institute of Management. I knew that Jaipuria Indore would provide a boost to my career.”
Arijit Roy says that he will remember his First Year at Jaipuria, Indore, for four major reasons – terrific classroom environment, faculty help, freshers’ week and celebrating birthdays in the hostel!
“Barely halfway through my post graduation in Management at Jaipuria Indore, I’ve already participated in mega-events like Encore, Big Data, Marketing Wizard and Social Media Conclave held within the college campus. Also, as the IT coordinator, I’ve had the opportunity to conduct various quizzes and competitions. Of course, Encore was special since I was the Head IT coordinator for this event.”
Arijit’s family is located in Kolkata. While his father works with the Bank of India, he has an elder brother who is the HR manager at PwC. Like many Bengalis, Arijit has a creative streak, especially when it comes to making sketches.
“All my life, I’ve been curious and wanted to explore new things. I’ve made it a point to learn from past mistakes in life. I’ve carried this attitude with me to Jaipuria, and so far the journey has been great. One of the big pluses here is that faculty members don’t just help you understand what you are supposed to do, but also educate you on what you are good at. They have helped me feel at home here in Jaipuria Indore.”
Arijit feels that having work experience behind him has been of immense advantage to him at Jaipuria. Since a majority of the faculty members are from an industry background, they have helped him understand the best practices and align himself accordingly.