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Debasish Bayen

SMU-DE really gave me a head start in business knowledge.

SMU-DE really gave me a head start in business knowledge.

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A story of success

Pass Out Year: 2007
Current Organization: Capgemini Consulting India Private Limited
Current Designation: Consultant


Here I am -- this is me -- there's nowhere else on earth I'd rather be. I can identify with Bryan Adam's lyrics now,

but I wasn't exactly singing the same tune a few years ago. I always had the dream of working for a reputed multinational organization and had the aspiration to create value for the company. I knew from the very beginning that I would require a management degree in order to live my dream and started searching for a management program which would serve my purpose. I had heard of MBA courses offered by top-business schools but the admission procedure in any of these B schools did worry me as I was just a graduate then with no professional experience. You need to be a brilliant student to even be considered for admission. Besides, there are extremely competitive tests to be given any top B-school would accept you. To top it all there was the hefty admission fees to that needed to be paid at the time of admission. I would have to take a bank loan to fund my education.

I spent a whole year searching for more feasible options. Finally I came upon the management course offered by SMU-DE that was tailor-made for me. You didn't have to give an entrance examination; all you needed was to be a graduate. My life changed drastically after joining the SMU-DE program. Our batch was a mixed bag of working professionals and fresh college graduates. The learning centre had great faculty members having remarkable industry experience with extraordinary professional qualifications. The educational experience was phenomenal; the institution took special care of the students by conducting case study presentations, workshops, personality development sessions, seminars, field camps, live projects, industry interaction, campus recruitment (after second semester) and so on.

The skills which I developed during the management program helped shape my attitude and gave direction to my career. Soon after the completion of the course I got a break in JP Morgan Chase and was a part of their Commercial Bank’s lending operations. After a considerable duration of working in JP Morgan I got another break in the form of a role as a financial consultant in CapGemini which is one of Europe’s top IT Consulting firms and I am still associated with it!

I want to thank the Program Director, the professors and the support staff at SMU for the tremendous support and guidance. I want to wish the University the very best in all its future endeavours.