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Student of the Fortnight - Subramani M
By Saheli Roy Chowdhuri
Having a clear idea about what you want from your future can be empowering. Armed with the same clarity and fueled by a passion to learn data science, Subramani M confidently connected the dots between his present and future to shape a career he has always dreamt of.
We crown Subramani as our Student of the Fortnight for perfectly treading the course he plotted and landing a job in a multinational information technology and outsourcing company Mindtree.
No space for doubt
Subramani thinks students choose data science for two main reasons. The first reason is that big data analytics skills are high in demand and secondly, they can set your career on the fast track. He had one more reason that he believed was most important for his success. He confides that he is really fascinated by new and upcoming technologies. Earlier, he had participated in robotics competitions and even won at intra college science forum.
He says, “I was more interested in the latest technologies and innovations like 5G technologies, driverless cars, and robotics. I discovered that Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence are core to these innovations.” He claims passion is important if you want to succeed.
Subramani also got a little taste of data science prior to his full-fledged commitment to this field. It came as an internship opportunity with Bosch Ltd for 5 months. He said that during this internship opportunity his interest in data science really grew and he decided to take up a data science course.
An uncompromising approach
Subramani researched for more than two months just to find a course that met his requirements. He found Manipal ProLearn to particularly fit his set parameters among all classroom data science programs. He says, “I also received positive feedback and comments from my friends, relatives and other passed out students from the course, which strongly made me enroll for the PG Diploma in Data Science program at Manipal.”
Starting off on the right foot
Subramani felt he got the right push off the block as the faculty at Manipal really helped him get the fundamentals right. Along came appraisals for his hard work that motivated him to keep going. Another fact that he liked about the course was the way it is designed. It helped the students to not lose out on any topics and there was always a connection between the previous sections and the next section. However, his biggest expectation was to get placed in a reputed company for the skills he had developed at Manipal.
As dreamt, he got placed in Mindtree. He recalls, “As a fresher, I was looking to start my career in some good MNC, and I am very happy to say that I got placed in Mindtree.”
Now, he is very excited to earn an opportunity to apply his technical knowledge and skills in the analytics domain. He thinks the first few years will be a huge learning curve for him and allow him to grasp and sharpen his industry knowledge and technical abilities.
Revisiting the trail he blazed
Subramani didn’t get the news of his accomplishment straight away. He had to wait for two weeks to get a confirmation from Mindtree. In between, he had already started applying for jobs online and kept preparing for the unexpected. But the news of his placement came soon and all he did first was to call his parents to share the news.
He thanks his parents, Manipal ProLearn and his friends who have helped and supported him to achieve this milestone.
We also thank Subramani for sharing his success story with us and shedding light on how to achieve your dreams with clarity and resolve. We wish him good luck for future endeavors.
Saheli Roy Chowdhuri
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