Shikhar Rai, MBA CPM (2017-2019), Placed at Shapoorji Pallonji & Company Pvt Ltd.

Shikhar Rai
MBA CPM (2017-2019)
Placed at Shapoorji Pallonji & Company Pvt Ltd.

My Father is a Manager in Civil with a PSU, so i have been with him on many great Dam and Canal Projects, so while choosing Engineering, Civil became my obvious choice.

Any advice to students considering joining RICS SBE?
Doing Engineering just opens doors for a smaller part of Construction World, but after studying in RICS SBE, everyone gets a jump start in the career and we become part of Larger Management which is the driving and decision-making part of Construction World.

How did the MBA program at RICS SBE help you?
Program polished my management knowledge and skills and gave me placement opportunities in some world-renowned companies like Mott MacDonald, CBRE, TCE and Shapoorji Pallonji. And now I am a part of Shapoorji Pallonji Family, 2nd largest Contractor Firm in Country.

How was life at RICS SBE? (Campus, faculty, activities, events)
The campus and its facilities are like world-class, that's the feeling I get when I joined. Faculties are very helpful, accessible and always show you the right path in our studies. Sports are the only activities I was mostly involved which was extravagant.

Share experiences from work life.
Currently, I’m working on ITPO-IECC Project in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi as Management Trainee-Planning. The influx of knowledge and learning on this Project is like an exponential curve, the pressure is also great due to G20 Summit Deadline which brings best out from everyone on Project. I also have got the chance to give site tour and explain Planning of Project to my Junior batches which feels great.

What was your experience while studying at RICS SBE?
Has completely transformed me, made me a confident man and one thing that got improved is my public speaking skills.

What were you doing before coming to RICS SBE?
I prepared for Indian Defence Services and got selected for Army but couldn't complete training due to Injury.

Where did you get placed?
Shapoorji Pallonji & Company Private Limited

Where did you intern? How did the internship help you?
I interned with NPCC Ltd., a PSU and got knowledge of Commercial Billing and Contracts part of my Course.

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
I will be just at the door of Senior Management Position and is confident that in the next 7 years, I will be a part of Top Management.
 

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