Excelling in our career while keeping a firm touch with our talents and hobbies is the dream of every student. We all wish to make it big but few manage to handle the pressure. One such inspiring case is that of Akanksha Choudhary, a 20-year-old model and winner of Miss India Elite 2016 who has recently joined the PGP programme at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad.
Choudhary participated in extra curriculars and yet manage to hold the fifth rank among students of the batch at SRCC. While her focus is a degree in MBA, she has become a model by fluke.
After auditioning at a management institute, she was selected to contest in Miss India Elite, which she won last year. “I took part in the event just out of interest. I did not expect to win, let alone work as a model after that. Being a model has groomed me to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle and understand that the beauty lies in the values we inculcate in our lives. The rigorous routine of maintaining a healthy body and taking part in modelling events has even pushed me to manage my time wisely,” she said. Read | ISC results 2017: Former Miss India Pankhuri Gidwani scores 97.25 per cent, click here
She participated in many events like India Showcase Week and Blenders Pride which involved a lot of travelling and working with celebrities including Salman Khan and Malaika Arora. To maintain a balance between her college and professional life, she minimised her sleep and studied while on the move.
With a prestigious college name like SRCC in her kitty, Choudhary didn’t turn complacent. She, in fact, worked hard to crack CAT 2016. “I aimed to study at IIM-A since I was in school. After bagging a seat at SRCC, I wasted no time and made sure to solve and practice questions on quantitative subjects. I joined coaching classes in my second year so that I could have a firm grasp of the basic concepts. Later, I participated in the test series at the coaching centre and use the material provided for self-study,” said she.
CAT has three sections — English, quantitative aptitude and logical reasoning. For the English section, Chaudhary relied on newspapers and solved questions even while travelling. She scored 98.12 percentile in CAT 2016. Read | ICAI IPCC result 2017: AIR 2 topper Ronak Rajendra Jain aspires to become an entrepreneur, click here