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Vijay Chand

Personal Achievement

First student from IBS Dehradun to Join S&P Capital IQ,Recipient of Researcher of the Quarter award twice in S&P Early promotion in Jan 2012, Joined ONGC as Finance & Accounts Officer in 2013

Brief Description

Campus Selection - Organization-S&P Capital IQ, Gurgaon
Designation - Research Associate
Joining Date - 2 Aug 2010

Got "Researcher of the Quarter" award twice and an early promotion in January 2012 (in just 1 year & 5 months) Left S&P Capital IQ in May 2013 before making it to ONGC as a Finance & Accounts Officer currently posted at ONGC 11 High, Mumbai.

What is your vision for the future?

Currently, I am looking forward to take up bigger roles, responsibilities and professional challenges to learn as much as I can. And in the long run I would like to be a part of top management of the organization from where I can be directly involved in business strategies and value creation for the organization and the society as a whole.

How did you start your career after IBS(First job)?

This part is not related to the question- Being an Engineering graduate; It was not easy for me to adjust with course like Economics, Accounts, and Finance. However, under the able guidance of learned faculty members at IBS I was not only able to cope up with these subjects but It also helped to garner interest and I ended up choosing Finance as major specialization.

Answer to the question - Then came the proud moment when S&P Capital IQ selected me as a Research Associate (Grade I) through the campus selection process on October 22, 2009. It became more special when I came to know that I was the first student who made it to S&P Capital IQ from IBS, Dehradun. I joined S&P Capital IQ on August 2, 2010 in the Private Equity team. Out of 18 researchers who joined with me I was the first one to get promoted to Research Associate (Grade II) in January 2012. Though the average time for first promotion is around 18 months, all credit of an early promotion goes to my mentors at IBS, my parents, and the work culture of the organization. After promotion I worked as a part of Quality Analysis team. During that course of time I was awarded with "Researcher of the Quarter" twice. I left S&P in May 2013 and joined ONGC as Finance and Accounts Officer.

How has IBS helped in shaping your career/personal life?

IBS will always hold a special part in my life. The best thing about IBS is its industry updated course curriculum and case study focus. A well-structured CGPA pattern, Scholarship system and evaluation methods like quizzes, presentations, assignments and case studies helped to bring out core management values in me. Business Fest "Biz Fiesta" and Sports Meet are the highlights of few activities which gave me a good exposure of planning, organizing, conducting, and participating in team activities which are really helpful once I entered into the corporate world.

What was your best moment during your time at IBS?

Though there had been so many great moments in IBS- team activities of soft skills class, organizing our first ever business fest- Biz Fiesta, participating in sports meet at IBS Hyderabad, receiving cheques of merit scholarship (ohh..I loved those!), receiving Mr. IBS title in the farewell of class of 2010 and getting Gold Medal.. to name a few.. but if I had to choose the best out of all - It has to be the one when once I made our dean Mr. Takru to give chocolates to the entire college for answering a question in operations management class!! It was a hilarious incident though he was supposed to give chocolate to me only but since other students (even seniors) were also present at the chocolate shop when I claimed my chocolate, he had to offer chocolates to all. :D :D

Quick Fire:

First Job: S&P Capital IQ, Gurgaon (Aug 2010 to May 2013)
Hobbies:yoga, working out in gym, reading newspaper and magazines, watching cricket
Favorite accessory and why: My phone (can`t think life without it)
Zodiac: Taurus
Favorite Book: Facebook

Vijay Chand
Batch - 2010
Campus - IBS Dehradun

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