This IIM graduate wants to help Kargil students crack CAT
Muzamil Anwar (28), a graduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, is planning to approach the government of Jammu and Kashmir with his proposal to establish an institute which would help coach students in Kargil for the Common Admission Test. Anwar, who hails from Kargil and is currently based in Udaipur, is determined to send students from the war-torn region to premier B-schools.
"I want to open an academy in Kargil to train kids to crack CAT," Anwar told The Times of India. The 2018 IIM-Ahmedabad graduate detailed how his colleagues at the institute were often questioned on tips to crack the examination, however, no one from Kargil ever approached him with similar queries. "They still don't have awareness of such institutes," he said.
"The kids here are happy living in snow-clad mountains and seeking admission in just engineering and MBBS programs. I am thinking of approaching the J&K government and setting up an academy to help young boys and girls pursue MBA," the 28-year-old said.
Separately, Anwar recalled playing cricket in the Army bunkers located outside his home in Lankore, Kargil, during the 1999 Indo-Pak war. He said he got a "cultural shock" when he first stepped foot at IIM, as he "missed" seeing security forces, something he was accustomed to while studying at Tyndale Biscoe School, Srinagar. He said he hopes to bring a change to the region.
Meanwhile, Anwar is currently overseeing the Rs. 300-cr CSR arm of mining major Vedanta in Udaipur. Reportedly, Vedanta had recruited Anwar from Ahmedabad with a package of Rs. 30 lakh back in 2017 to promote world-class football learning centers in Rajasthan and Goa. He helps the company train under-14 kids in football on AstroTurf using F-cube.