CAT 2018 toppers
A total of 20 candidates have scored an overall 100 percentile in CAT 2017. Two women candidates and Non-Engineers are amongst CAT 2017 Toppers! IIMs declared CAT results on January 8, 2018. “While in CAT 2016 all the top 20 candidates were male and engineers, this year the top 20 list contains two female candidates and three non-engineers,” informed IIM Lucknow, the coordinating IIM for CAT 2017.
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Kanishka KhaireExam score :
Kanishka Khaire: IIM Ahmedabad batch 2017-19
Innovator : Designer of Automatic watering system
The critical issue of public hygiene and sanitation & the ‘Swatchh Bharat Mission’ inspired Kanishka to think about these problems and build a practical solution. During his under-graduation, he designed an Automatic watering system for Urinals in collaboration with his professor. It has since been patented and published in the Indian Patent Journal.
A civil services aspirant, he sees himself contributing towards public policy in the long run. He decided to pursue management as he believes that managerial expertise is essential for effective implementation of government's policy.
Girish BajExam score :
Girish Baj: IIM Ahmedabad batch 2017-19
CoEP, Pune Graduate: Member, Satellite Launch Team of ‘Swayam’
An engineer from College of Engineering, Pune, Girish was a part of the college team that developed a student satellite ‘Swayam’ which was launched in space in coordination with ISRO. They also developed an earth station for communicating with satellites in space.
Girish believes the projects are a result of sustained team effort and commitment and should motivate more innovations and wonders from the youth. He chose to do study management as a blend of technology with management would make a perfect combination for future leaders and innovators.
C. S. PrakhyatExam score :
C. S. Prakhyat: IIM Ahmedabad batch 2017-19
Award winning Cinematographer & moviemaker
C.S.Prakhyat is a self-taught internationally acclaimed filmmaker with a very diverse portfolio consisting of documentaries, short films, music videos, advertisements and promo videos, all of which can be found on his Vimeo channel: The C.S.Prakhyat Experience. He has made 9 award-winning short films which have fetched him 17 International Film Festival selections, spanning the USA, UK, Canada, Slovenia and India. For this feat, he has been accredited with an IMDB page.
His decision behind joining MBA was to learn how to manage a film crew better and to develop a marketing acumen to increase the outreach of his films. When he isn’t shooting his next piece de resistance, he actively participates in quizzes and occasionally hosts them as well.
Aditi AgarwalExam score :
Aditi Agarwal: IIM Ahmedabad 2017-19 batch
NIFT Graduate: Fashion Designer
A fashion design graduate from NIFT, Raebareli, Aditi has worked in the online retail of Chikankari (native hand-embroidery of Lucknow) garments under the brand ‘Go Lucknow’.
She is passionate about handicrafts and painting. “To pursue my passion, I decided to go for design, but I soon realized that formal management training was the needed for me to take my family business forward which is my ambition in future,” she comments talking about her motivation to join IIMA. She hopes to give the brand ‘Go Lucknow’ a national and hopefully, global recognition, one day.
Aprajita SharmaExam score :
Aprajita Sharma: IIM Ahmedabad batch 2017-19
Masters in Public Policy, St Xaviers: Ex-LAMP fellow
A graduate with a Masters in Public Policy from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, she has assisted a reputed Parliamentarian as a LAMP fellow. In her words, “An MBA at IIMA allows me to draw industry-government linkages to realize interventions nestled in a larger perspective of issues. My endeavor has been to combine my academic rigor with functional experiences by undertaking internships with UNDP, TMFL, NDTV, ITC SRA, Miditech and VIKSAT.”
She has represented university in Inter-Varsity Swimming and Basketball, and takes a keen interest public speaking, surfing, making short-films, and photography.
Apeksha SanganeriaExam score :
Apeksha Sanganeria: IIM Ahmedabad batch 2017-19
M.Sc Chemistry, BITS Pilani: Founder, MediDrive
Having graduated from BITS Pilani Hyderabad as a Bachelor of Pharmacy and Masters in Science, Chemistry, Apeksha worked in a healthcare startup called IndiaHealthLink. As Head of Business Development at IndiaHealthLink, she contributed to the company from its inception to seed funding stage. Having experienced the startup world, an MBA from IIM-A became the next step to get the managerial knowledge & prowess to become an influential force in the health care industry.
A belief in giving back to the society led her to start a social initiative called MediDrive to supply people in need with free medicines by collecting unused medicine from households. A certified rescue scuba diver with a specialty in wreck, night and deep diving, she is also an enthusiastic horse rider and an Emergency First Responder.
Anchal TaatyaExam score :
Anchal Taatya: IIM Ahmedabad batch 2017-19
NITK, Suratkal : Serial Entrepreneur & Founder, Urban Thela
An Entrepreneur & a CEO to have successfully set up and exited FMCG business – a Flour Mill with 250 Tonnes per day production and with 4X returns to promoters, Anchal’s current start-up, Urban Thela - Superfood Company, won 1st Prize in BYST (Tata Trust and IFCI organisation) B-plan Competition and he was also awarded Best All-Round student award at NITK Surathkal.
A fitness freak, he plans to summit Mt. Everest. In his own words, “I am doing MBA, because till now, I was running business intuitively, but I realized this is what I want to do for the rest of my life and it makes sense to have a strong technical foundation in business management.”
Akanksha ChoudharyExam score :
Akanksha Choudhary: IIM Ahmedabad batch 2017-19
BA Hons. from SRCC, Delhi: Winner of Miss India Elite
Akanksha Choudhary is a Bachelor of Arts (Economic Honors) from Shri Ram College Of Commerce. Her most significant achievement has been to have a well-balanced three years of under graduation filled with achievements, fun, and renewal.
She was a winner of a national pageant - Miss India Elite. This recognition has given her the opportunity to represent the country in International Pageant -Miss Face of Beauty International) to be held in September, a platform like SAESM to participate as a delegate from India.
Akanksha previously worked with celebrities like Kanika Kapoor, Randeep Hooda, Gauhar Khan, Zareen Khan among others during eminent fashion shows.
She was ranked 5th in SRCC and got a recommendation from her mentor teacher, Mr. Rajiv Jha (Head Of Department Economics, SRCC) and also had a chance to exhibit one of her paintings at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur. In the next 2-3 years, she wants to try out different things across different industries and functional areas. She wants to improve her skills and become an expert in all the relevant skills necessary to be a consultant who would just not survive but thrive.