Vinay Biradar completed NUJS diploma in Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws in 2014 and is currently pursuing MBA from the prestigious Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) in Delhi. He is also the president of student council at IIFT. We asked Vinay how the course helped him so far in his career, and what he told us was so interesting, that we decided to share it with all of you as a success story. Over to Vinay.
When I took up the course, I was working with Wipro as an ERP consultant. However, my real interest in the course was due to my involvement in a startup project. With 2 other friends, I started a business in education industry called Pinnacle Academy. At the time of joining the Diploma in Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws course in January 2014, I wanted to learn the intricacies of starting up a new business and how to take it to the next level. Learning how to structure my business right was a point of interest as well.
After this, I decided to study MBA, and I had mentioned this NUJS diploma course in my resume for the interview rounds. IIFT has a 3 stage selection procedure. At the final stage there is an interview. During the selection interview at IIFT, the professor asked me about the course. IIFT gives a lot of importance to entrepreneurship. The fact that I pursued this course along with a full-time job and also had a business on the side was really appreciated. There was a detailed discussion about the course and what I had learned. I believe this course helped me to make a difference and stand out amongst other contenders.
My company is dormant right now. Since all of the co-founders left to pursue MBA, we could not really put our lessons into action at that time, but the course really helped us to figure out what to do next. I plan to further utilize the knowledge gained from this course after completing MBA at some point as an entrepreneur. When we are ready to take our business to the next level I am sure this course would really help.
I had a smooth and nice experience pursuing the course. The iPleaders team was supportive. In particular, I found the webinars to be really good. I learnt a lot from the webinars. Registering of a company, filing tax returns, understanding partnership and LLP, getting business licenses, these were very relevant for me. When we have to approach a lawyer also next time, I will not go with a blank mind but a fairly good idea about what I want from the lawyer.
I have a lot of interest in developing my leadership skills. Another very good opportunity I have received through the course is my selection as a member of an Indian delegation that is supposed to visit Pakistan at the invitation for the Sustainable Development Institute there. I consider myself very lucky to get an opportunity like this.
I believe that anyone who is looking to startup, or even regular students who has an interest in entrepreneurship, whether they are studying engineering, science, arts or commerce, this course will really help them to learn what they want to learn and also to stand out. The course fee is quite nominal and this is a unique course – so it is a nice opportunity to build a good profile. I also feel that the course will be very useful for business managers especially if a module on decision making for managers is included.