Meet VK Giri, the 32-year-old who scored a perfect 100 in CAT 2015
Originally from Bangalore, Giri, 32, has studied in central schools in Jabalpur and Itarsi, where his father, Venkat Krishnaiah was a scientist at a factory.education Updated: Jan 13, 2016 17:38 IST
An MBA in not what VK Giri wanted to do but after cracking CAT 2015 with a 100 percentile, he is open to the idea.
Originally from Bangalore, Giri, 32, has studied in central schools in Jabalpur and Itarsi, where his father, Venkat Krishnaiah was a scientist at a factory. Giri made an unusual choice after class X. He did a diploma in electrical engineering from a polytechnic in Bhopal and then went in for an engineering graduate program in electrical engineering, which he completed in 2005 from the state government’s Samrat Ashok Technological Institute (SATI), Vidisha.
After 2005, he has been working as a trainer, along with his wife, in mathematics, data interpretation and reasoning at coaching institutes.
While working as a trainer he took the CAT previously in 2013 and 2014, notching up 99.85 and 99.93 percentiles respectively. But 2015 was different. “ I somehow had an idea I could get a cent per cent score this year,” he said, adding ‘ I knew I had done better than previous years. In his previous attempts, Giri says he never went for the group discussion and interviews that constitute the next stage for the selection process. He has changed his mind now. “I will go for the GD and interview and join an MBA course if I get a good college,” he said. “I am not very good at selling myself. There are some skills I want to hone within me and an MBA will help. I would be able to deliver better if the outreach is better,” he says about why he changed his mind and decided to do an MBA.
Giri looks up to Salman Khan, not the Bollywood heartthrob but his namesake based in California whose Khan Academy provides free online education to all. “ I want to help students conquer their fear of mathematics and set up a not for profit venture like the Khan academy one day,” he says.