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A differently-abled IIM entrant spreads new hope
A cerebral palsy victim, who is unable to read, write and walk properly made history by getting into IIM Indore. He is also one amongst the 14 individually selected candidates.

BEING AN unsuccessful CAT cracker, I know how complex and hard an entrance test like Common Aptitude Test is. A strong mindset and undeterred spirit should be there to deal with this online exam, which is conducted by IIMs. Healthy desire and a vision that envisions professional heights are mandatory. Testifying the above set conditions is K.V. Sumanth, son of K.S. Vasuka and M.R. Geetha, and the elder brother of Sushant from Bengaluru.
 
Sumanth, with his determination and certain drawbacks paved a way for himself for the prestigious IIM Indore, one of the best B-schools on the globe by cracking all the common hurdles that come in the way of an IIM aspirant, and also personal limitations. This differently-abled Indian was successful only after four consecutive CAT attempts. The high voltage determination that he radiated just made person like me a bit ashamed - as we all belong to the group who just kept the sword back in the scabbard after a failed fight with the CAT.
 
A cerebral palsy victim, who is unable to read, write and walk properly, he did his BCom at Jain College and schools at Websters Bengaluru. Both of the institutions played a big role in moulding Sumanth. These institutions made the difference from other reputed schools or colleges by welcoming this student without any further thoughts or hesitations. The inspirational guy for Sumanth was Sriram, a blind aspirant who got into one of the IIMs. This just happened when Sumanth was doing his graduation at Jain college.
 
After his graduation it was a tough call for him to be a professional. ‘Enable India’, an organisation based in Bengaluru made the way for Sumanth to work for Thomson Reuters. Later on, Sumanth was offered a job in TISS, which he respectfully denied.
 
It’s encouraging and glad to hear that was selected from 161 candidates from the differently-abled category, and was one of the 14 selected individuals. In the long run, let us hope, this mediocre world will help and endorse such brilliant personalities even though they are abled a bit differently.
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