Zaid of Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida grew up in Patna, fascinated by cars and automobiles. He spent a lot of time watching car advertisements on television and asking questions around engines, axles, transmissions, etc. His heart craved for knowing more about them and he started taking keen interest in pursuing his higher studies in Mechanical Engineering. As soon as he completed his Bachelors in Technology (B.Tech.), he was hired by Spaco Technologies India Pvt. Ltd. Spco is known for manufacturing over 2.5 million Carburettors annually for various two & three wheelers, as well as for stationary engines in India. Zaid was working as the Production Supervisor at this 40 years old company but his dreams would not let him settle.
As an engineer, and an ardent lover of automobiles, Zaid Nasar wanted more. He applied to Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida in the year 2017 and was selected by the B-school. Even though Zaid had the know-hows of technology very clear in his head, he had some other concepts to clarify. For two years, he dipped himself in various domains of Management including- Accounting, Financial Management and Human Resources. “You see, I am an engineer essentially therefore I had to walk the extra miles to up my game in my PGDM classroom, and with 2 years of PGDM training supporting me now, I think I have developed my knowledge in the areas that I could not have otherwise,” says Zaid who is now the new Territory Sales Manager of TVS.
Zaid has been offered a CTC of 7.3 lakhs to begin with and he remembers the exact moment when the Placement Cell sent him the email announcing his selection by India’s third largest motorcycle company. “I felt extremely empowered and accomplished. It is one thing to get a job, but quite another to get one in your very field of interest. I will be using both my knowledge of Mechanical Engineering and Management at my new job and try bring the best to the desk,” mentions Zaid emphatically.
Now that this ambitious, handsome young man is all set to embark on his journey as TVS’s new TSM, who does he want to convey his sincere gratitude? And Zaid had his answer ready- “Dr. Shalini Shrivastava actually! Her domain knowledge and attitude to work have always inspired me. Being my mentor for last 2 years, she kept no stone unturned to ensure I make the most out of my PGDM experience.”