I have been admitted to the prestigious 1 year Post Graduate Program in Management at the Indian School of Business that starts in April 2010. It was a dream come true for me. I had applied in 2007 but was not even called for the interview. ISB had always been on my radar ever since it started its operations in Hyderabad, so I was disappointed at not making it in 2007. However, that turned out to be a blessing in disguise as in Oct 2007, I moved into a Solutions Architect role in the APAC region and learnt about Sales, presales, marketing, solution selling, engaging with CXOs, etc. Now I have a better understanding of the business of IT.
One of my goals at ISB would be to see how my time there can be used towards a more structured approach at solving traffic problems on Indian roads. I have already reached out to my classmates about doing something for traffic improvement in India and found that there are traffic engineers that have worked on real time traffic flow issues in the US that are part of the ISB class of 2011. This is good as we can use their inputs to come up with (and implement) solutions.
I will also be working with the Right 2 Walk Foundation to make our roads safer for pedestrians. We are doing a membership drive for Right 2 Walk Foundation and I have already signed up about 10 members. If you are interested in joining the foundation, do leave a comment or send me an email and I will follow up with you.
Here's hoping that my time at ISB will help me in some way for traffic improvement in India.