Pranay Kapoor from Jaipuria Lucknow, Class 2014-16 will be contributing in designing mobile apps loaded with Internet banking features with his Management skills in the kitty.
Pranay Kapoor has joined Ujjivan Financial Services Ltd. with a package of Rs.7 lacs p.a. Here, he shares his thoughts on his time at Jaipuria Institue of Management, Lucknow, his placement experience and his plans for the future.
I come from the Union Territory of Silvassa and have completed my Mechanical Engineering (B.E. Mechanical) from Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pune (University of Pune). I already had two years of work experience before joining Jaipuria Jaipuria’s PGDM in 2014. The objective behind joining this program was to move from the technical cadre to the management cadre. From these two years, I expected to get the best guidance possible for career and personal growth. Upon reflection, I must say this purpose has been well served here.
My two years have been transformational in many ways. I have become more confident in my abilities to lead any project, assignment, or event. Compared to my batchmates from engineering who did not choose to go for a PGDM, I see significant differences in job profiles. I am not aware of many management people who get to design a mobile app and internet banking website for a bank, thus contributing in setting up a bank.
I have also had a chance to undertake a lot of extracurricular activities during these two years. I presented a research paper on “Identification of Best Entertainment Place for Youth Using Multi Criteria Decision Making Process” during the International Conference on Optimization, Computing and Business Analysis for Sustainable Development held at The Department of Mathematics, Central University of Rajasthan.
My internship experience was also invaluable in building my confidence and abilities. I interned with Bridgestone India Jaipur and my work included assessing brand popularity and comparative analysis of 4 and 2 wheeler tyre market in Jaipur city. For this, I conducted market survey of customers, 2/4 wheeler tyre dealers and performed data analysis using SPSS. I also worked on a project for Lifestyle, Landmark Group, Jaipur wherein my topic was ‘Operational and Marketing practices of a retail store’. I gained experience in maintaining inventory levels, understanding the importance of CRM and experiencing innovative promotional activities like loyalty cards and sales points.
This invaluable experience and my ability to articulate the main highlights from the SIP (summer internship program) helped me a lot during my final interviews. The overall interview experience was very satisfactory. I feel that the ability to justify how my SIP work experience and how my strengths would work for the betterment of the organization was the turning point in my interview.
I have joined Ujjivan as a Management Associate – Channels (Internet Banking and Mobility). I will need to finalize a field list and feature list for the Ujjivan Mobile banking app and Internet Banking, develop process maps and process flows for each service and develop User Acceptance Testing (UAT) cases.