A student from IIM Lucknow topped the Institute of Company Secretaries India (ICSI) in the executive and professional programs. As per the result announced on Thursday, August 25, Vivek Choudhary emerged topper.
Vivek, who is a first-year student at IIM Lucknow said that becoming a company secretary was such a big deal for him that the rank didn’t matter much to him.
Vivek graduated from St Xaviers’ College, Kolkata found out about his performance from a friend who had checked the result before him.
The 21-year-old has lived in Kolkata for 10 years, however, he belongs to Haryana. Finding the news unbelievable, Vivek verified his result on the website. Celebrations are in order for Vivek and his family.
Remembering the support and motivation he got from his parents, Vivek said that his mother was the first person he called after having checked his result. He also added that he was grateful for their blessing and that it was the guidance given to him by his parents that led him to the top.
Talking about the difficulty of the exam, he said that it is the comprehensive syllabus of CS that makes it a difficult exam. All the nine subjects are essential and one must have through knowledge to score well in the exam, he added.
Vivek aspires to become an investment banker. However, his ulterior goal is to extend his support for the development of the society via education. Bringing about a revolutionary change in the Indian education is the aim of his life.
He credits his School for improving his interpersonal skills and his transformation from an introvert to an outgoing person. Having developed an interest in commerce, he opted the subject for his higher studies.
His interest in finance led him to pursue chartered accountancy and chartered secretary courses so that he could shape his professional and technical knowledge.
Apart from studies, Vivek takes a keen interest in movies and playing badminton. He is also associated with the NGO named Dasnagar Freedom Welfare Foundation that works for the welfare of underprivileged children.