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Published on March 8, 2018 | Uncategorized
Famous Personalities Without Degrees in Engineering or Medical


There were only two courses which were considered to be an option for survival in future and that was Engineering & Medical. But in most cases, because of scores in the competitive exams like CET, AIIMS, IIT-JEE, NEET, IELTS, SAT & TOEFL, which were specifically curated for Engineering & Medical.

There are only a handful getting admissions in either Engineering or Medical Colleges.

As the last line of the poem ‘The Road Not Taken’ by Robert Frost states that:
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.

This line clearly states that, if you follow the lane which is frequently travelled by most of the travellers, you will lose yourself in the midway. But if you choose the road which is not travelled frequently you will surely discover yourself. Most of the famous personalities never looked back after achieving success in their desired field, they chose the path which was less travelled.

The famous personalities who achieved success after choosing the path less travelled

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Being a woman entrepreneur was very rare in a country like India as it was a male-dominated industry. She wanted to be a doctor but never got a scholarship after graduation in botany and went on doing masters in breweries in Australia. She worked as a beer brewer in Australia and Scotland before working with Biocon which was based in Ireland back then as a trainee manager. Her dreams of bringing Biocon to India started giving birth to a lot of obstacles ranging from bank loans to Biotechnology being rare in India. She started it out as a small-time business in the year 1978 and now it has turned out to be a million dollar venture started out by a woman. Her struggle has inspired a lot of women to break the shackles of being stereotyped. Now she’s voted as the most influential women in the 70th position by Forbes magazine.

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw chairperson and managing director of Biocon Limited

Lakshmi Mittal

After excelling in B.Com from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. Lakshmi Mittal went on to assist his father in his steel business and with the help of the steel business, he started his international steel empire by revamping a run-down steel factory based in Indonesia in the year 1976. With a vision of establishing steel factories worldwide, he went on establishing the steel empire in almost every country in the world by buying most of the run-down steel factories and bringing them to the top. With the help of this vision, he was able to hire more manpower in the factories which were bought by him.  He is now the richest NRI’s based in London and TIME has added him to the list of “The Most Influential People In The World”.

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Indra Nooyi

She started her career as a product manager for Johnson & Johnson company after completing her MBA from IIM-Calcutta and BSc from Madras Christian College. She received a scholarship from Yale School of Management and went on for studying MS. During her course, she was working as a receptionist during night shifts for buying an appropriate dress for a job interview. She joined Boston Consulting Group and worked with Motorola and Asea Brown Boveri.  Based on her work experience, she was given job offers from 2 companies namely General Electric (GE) and PepsiCo, she chose PepsiCo over General Electric (GE). She got a boost in her career and went on to become the CEO of PepsiCo.

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Ashish Hemrajani

A graduate of Mithibai college and an MBA from Sydenham Institute of Management studies had an idea of selling movie tickets with the help of internet. Thanks to the road trips to South Africa where Ashish listened to a commercial about the rugby tickets being sold on the radio, that one commercial gave him that idea. His company BookMyShow is widely used by the public and managed to get the youngsters hooked to it. His one idea has reduced the number of people in a line to book a movie ticket.

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Steven Spielberg

The most talented filmmaker who is famous for his iconic movies like ‘Jaws’, ‘E.T’, ‘Jurassic Park’ was rejected from the University of Southern California three times because he had a ‘C’ grade in school. He fought against all odds and earned a BA degree from California State University, Long Beach. Now he is the trustee of the same university where he was rejected.

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Fred Smith

After getting a grade C in his writing test while studying in college. Little did he know that the same “C” grade in college could transform into an idea for a courier business. The name of the venture is called FedEx which is now a multinational company.

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Chanda Kochhar

She studied B.Com from Jai Hind College, Mumbai and MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies. She joined ICICI (Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India) in the year 1984 as an intern and dealt with handling projects for textile, paper and cement industries. In the year 1993, she took charge and converted ICICI from an investment company to a full-fledged bank which was mainly involved in retail banking. In the year 2009, she was awarded the post of Managing Director & CEO. She’s in the 20th position of “The Most Powerful Women In The World” list by Forbes magazine.

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Prannoy Roy

He completed his graduation from the Queen Mary University of London and did a PhD in Economics from Delhi School of Economics. He started his career as a journalist in Doordarshan with the show ‘The World This Week’ which covered news from different parts of the world. In the year 1988, he and his wife Radhika Roy founded NDTV(New Delhi Television Limited). Under that, he co-founded other channels under the same brand namely NDTV 24×7, NDTV India, NDTV Profit & NDTV Good Times. He’s famous for interviewing high-profile CEOs to the world leaders & organising various campaigns like Greenathon, Save Our Tigers, Support Girl Child.

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Gary Mehigan

He started his career during his college days when he was studying at Highbury College in Portsmouth to become a chef. His first job during college was in Connaught Hotel and Hyde Park Intercontinental, London. Working with the top chefs namely Anthony Bourdain and Peter Kromberg got him to learn different techniques to modernise food. He made himself famous by joining various TV shows and he is very famous for his stint in MasterChef Australia as the judge along with food critic Matt Preston and chef George Calombaris.

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Sabyasachi Mukherjee

After getting disagreement from his parents for studying fashion designing, Sabyasachi sold his books to pay for the admission in NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology). After graduation, he established a workshop for designing clothes and that gave him international exposure. With the help of this exposure, he was known as a brand for designing traditional Indian ethnic wear worldwide. His works have been loved by Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Aishwarya Rai and Sridevi.

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These famous personalities were filled with ideas in their youth days. Most of these personalities showed that winning in the rat race doesn’t guarantee you success. You lose something but at the same time, the loss gives you a motivation which will be much beneficial to you than winning the rat race. Dream on and one day sure, you will be able to change the world with your vision.

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