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[BMSCE-IAA] IIM-B grad turns down Rs 1-cr job – way to go ALUMNI !!!!

Posted by bmsceiaa on February 22, 2007

 IIM-B grad turns down Rs 1-cr job

http://www.ibnlive.com/news/india/02_2007/iimb-grad-turns-down-rs-1cr-job-34183.html

New Delhi: This is a unique story about a budding corporate professional, for whom music means more than money. That is precisely what 25-year-old IIM-Bangalore graduate Manasi Prasad has done when she decided to turn down a Rs 1-crore job offer from a US investment bank to pursue a career in music.

As a student of IIM-Bangalore, Manasi did her summer internship programme with Goldman Sachs in New York. Last November, the investment bank got back to her with a lucrative job offer with a Rs 1 crore pay package.

But Manasi has other ideas in mind. So, she has turned the offer, preferring instead to wait for the summer placements, which begin next month. She says she is keen to take up a job in Bangalore so that she can straddle between her job and interests in Carnatic classical music and Bharatanatyam.

Manasi is currently training under vocalist R K Padmanabha’s tutelage. Her mother Tara Prasad was her first guru in music. She says she has been into music since the age of four and she has already received many a recognition. Manasi already has 10 music albums to her credit, Meera Madhuri being a recent one. She has performed all over the country and also abroad, including in Singapore, USA and Europe.

In the long-term, Manasi is in fact planning to start an institution in classical music in Bangalore. “I want the institution to be like IIM-B and it should restore Carnatic music to its roots,” The New Indian Express quoted her as saying.

And even the IIM degree that Manasi is pursuing is only to add a brand value to her music career. “After getting a BE degree in IT from BMS College, it took me one year to decide to get into IIM-B. I would be able to achieve a lot more than the other graduates from IIM-B as I will combine my analytical skills that I earned from IIM with my creative skills and build something unique,” she told the newspaper.

IIM-B has been a wonderful experience for Manasi, yet, she went through her bit of struggle trying to balance between academics and music. “I was never ready to sacrifice music. That meant, sacrificing sleep and social life, which was a test on my will power. When all the students were seen with their books, I was busy with my tampura,” Manasi says.

 

 Reported by BMSCE IAA Committee member

Warm Regards,
————————–
Abhijith Mukunda
Co-ordinator BMSCE IAA Mechanical Engg
Graduate Student – Purdue University, West Lafayette

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9 Responses to “[BMSCE-IAA] IIM-B grad turns down Rs 1-cr job – way to go ALUMNI !!!!”

  1. Venugopal said

    Really it is a great achievement from her. But one thing is true, if you really immerse in music, you will find money next. So She has dedicated her life for music, the people of this nature just we can count. Anyway I am very happy to see her determination also God bless her for her future achievement.

  2. Gurudatta K.N. said

    great achivement, infact she’s been bright all through her academic life, if i remember she was a MELTONite; she’s also a Dancer, in short MULTI-TALENTED to the core, we are proud to have her as an alumni of BMS 🙂

    wishing her all the best

  3. Pradeep said

    Great job… “hats off to tat great girl” now people run out even they get jadu marneka ka naukri b, but her commitment to music is great v can find such personalities one in lakhs im really proud of her all alumni should bow her… I wish let her dream come true and v c a great classical music institution popular than IIM B

    all the best may god really c towards U

  4. I saw manasi’s interview on TV9’s kannada news channel.. It was very good to see her tell everything about music and dance.. Really, its a great acheievement..

  5. Saurabh said

    its nice to see someone who is not lured by money alone..way to go Mansi ..:)

  6. Sarvesh said

    Wow Kudoos to Mansi…. I have seen her being very active during ISE fest… Hats off to her commitment…. One day I will see a institution in classical music in Bangalore. Iam sure it wil be of high quality.. Equivalent to IIM’s and IIT’s …

  7. Roshan Rao said

    Hats Of to you Manasi.You have proved to the world that its not just money thats important in this world..I am proud for the fact that your from BMSCE..Wish you all the very best in your dream[MUSIC]

  8. AMIT said

    Hi, MANSI.. HOW ARE YOU.
    I AM OUR BIG FAN BECAUSE YOU ARE IN THOSE PEOPLE WHO ACHIEVE SUCCESS IN LIFE.MYSELF AMIT S.DHAR. MY AIM IS TO LEARN MBA-IN-FINANCE. SO I WANT YOU TO CONTACT ME GIVE ME ANSWERS FOR THAT QUESTIONS.WHICH WERE RAISING IN MY MIND……../ BY & HAVE A GOOD DAY
    & NIGHT.

  9. Jacob said

    Really proud of you Manasi !!! Truly inspirational and determined person..Being in the same cultural’s band of our college..Really enjoyed and learnt lots (even though she was my Junior).You will actually immerse yourself even during the practice sessions….!!! All the best Manasi !!! cheers and keep creating Jadhu – Magic (you know whether the term is from )

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