·         2009 – present – University College London

o   BSc Economics. Final result expected: 2:1.

·         2007 – 2009 – The International School Bangalore – IB Examinations

o   7 in Physics HL, Economics HL, Chemistry SL. 6 in Mathematics HL, and 5 in English SL and Spanish Ab. Total score of 39.

·         2007 – IGCSE Examinations

o   5 A*: Extended Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry and English Literature. 2As in Additional Mathematics, History and 2Bs in English Language and Computer Studies.

Work Experience:

·         2011 – Volunteer in India Against Corruption

o   Organisation to bring political reforms in India. Initiated a massive anti-corruption movement.

o   Part of the Media and Resource team, which helped coordinate the different protests.

o   Helped found and execute 'biggest procession in Bombay' which was attended by 2 hundred thousand people.

·         2011 – Internship at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research

o   A research on the chit fund industry of India with a resulting paper.

·         2010 – Internship at 3rd largest a leading stock brokerage, Motilal Oswal Brokerage Firm

o   Surveillance project: monitoring advice and client reactions.

·         2008 – Internship at Ladha Singhal & Associates, Chartered Accountants, Bombay, India

o   Helped in e-organizing all client databases.

·         2007 – Internship at Construction Equipment distribution firm

o   Small firm: Helped streamlined their order processing system.

Leadership & Achievements

·         2011 – Arguably a successful campaign with India Against Corruption.

·         2011 – Published Article on Indian politics in Tehelka, a leading newspaper.

·         2008 – Research Paper: “The Business of Education: Diabolical?”

o   Personal initiative to do a research paper on the Business of Education and its quality in India.

o   5 week project with interviews conducted in Bangalore, Bombay and Delhi. Interviewed eminent thinkers, leaders in this sector along with teachers and students.

o   Easy to read, 40-page booklets were printed

o   Letter of commendation from the Former Chief Justice of India, RC Lahoti.

·         2008 – School Prefect

o   Organising different school events and representing the student body.

·         2008 – Administrator in Vivum

o   Student run festival with a budget of GBP 30,000 and organised by 300 students.

o   Member of 6 person team who handled the Administration, directly below the Main Organiser team.

o   In charge of the logistics as well as creating the road map for the entire fest and delegating the different tasks.

·         2008 – Community Service: Cancer Home for Kids, Bangalore, India 

Skills & Interests

·         Online gaming: Warcraft (DOTA) – 5v5 matches lasting for average 45 minutes. Intense, fast paced game which along with a good concentration span also requires ability to multi-task and coordinate with team.

Parikshit Kabra,
Sep 23, 2011, 3:42 AM