Vishesh Garg, one of the toppers of CAT 2020, admires Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. He scored 99.99 percentile; wanted to be a public administrator but their success stories made him change his mind. He now wants to take admission to the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. He dreams of becoming a CEO like Pichai and Nadella. He is also an engineer from NIT and might have had a great career in his choice of a field but he chose to be an MBA due to his dreams of achieving big.
B.Tech from NIT, 99.99 percentile in CAT 2020… Vishesh Garg, the new “star” of Himachal Pradesh
Vishesh Garg has always been a topper in his school and college. He cracked the JEE Mains entrance and got admission in one of the prestigious engineering institutes of India- the NIT Hamirpur. He passed out from NIT in the year 2019 and cracked CAT in 2020 with a 99.99 percentile score. His achievements are praiseworthy and for now, he is the local star of his hometown in Himachal Pradesh. He dreams big and wants to become a CEO like Satya Nadella of Microsoft and Sundar Pichai of Google. He believes that if we Indians can make it this big why can’t he?
Big dreams, even bigger achievements
Vishesh always had bigger dreams from a young age. Despite being interested in pursuing administrative studies as his career choice he chose being an MBA because he found Nadella and Pichai’s stories inspiring. He said, “While studying B.Tech in electronics and communication, I used to read inspiring stories of Satya Nadella and Sundar Pichai who are shaping the world by heading technology giants like Microsoft, Google. I feel I can be a CEO one day if I manage to get admission in a good B-school”.
No regrets of not having scored a complete 100th percentile
He might not have scored the perfect 100th percentile but he feels no regret for that as he says, “While I didn’t score a 100 percentile, I am happy with my performance. Two things that helped me score well are the mock tests and a thorough study plan”. After his engineering, he worked with a private firm for almost two years while he was preparing for the CAT entrance. All of 23, Vishesh tried a second attempt this time with full preparation after a failed attempt for the first time. He concluded saying, “After an unprepared attempt last time, I was serious with my preparation to score well. I was registered at TIME’s online class in June. Apart from the lectures and mock test series, I took guidance from online resources, followed toppers’ preparation strategies, and studied books like Arun Sharma’s CAT series”.
The Policy Times suggestion
- With an impeccable academic record, Vishesh surely has a brighter future ahead. He must keep focusing on his goals and do not deviate from the path of his dreams. With continued effort and proper guidance, he will surely be able to achieve his dream. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.