Saturday, May 12, 2007


GANGTOK, May 09: He proved his fortitude, thereby demonstrated that boys from the hills can also compete and prove their mettle at all levels. Tenzing Loden Lepcha, a resident of Upper Sichey, Gangtok is now in focus making his way to India’s premier management school IIM Ahmedabad.

Tenzing Loden Lepcha completed his higher secondary from Holy Cross School, Tadong in 2001 and got admitted for Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication in Visveswaraya College of Engineering at Bangalore. After successful completion of bachelor’s degree, Tenzing was directly placed with Hewlett Packard (HP) in Chennai as a software engineer.

While in service Tenzing Loden Lepcha prepared himself for the Common Admission Test (CAT) in 2006 to get into a management schools of India. His preparation for CAT was under the guidance and coaching of TIME (Triumphant Institute of Management Education), a Chennai based institute that nurtures young talents and provides technical mentoring for its enrolled candidates.

Hard work and consistent preparation with confidence paid its dividends. By the end of April this year, when the IIM OBC quota issue was settled, the final IIM results were declared. “It was a tense and terrifying moment for me”, Tenzing opined, as out of almost 2,00,000 candidates appearing for the CAT exams, the results for the limited seats was a great suspense.

The final results were declared on 27 April and Tenzing qualified with his name appearing in the panel of successful candidates. Thereafter admission invitation letters started to trickle in from the management schools. Tenzing received invitation letters from all the six IIMs of India and has opted to join IIM Ahmedabad in Gujarat, considered the same as the top management schools in South Asia.

Tenzing Loden dreamt of excelling in management studies and substantiated his grit. He personified sincerity and honesty that never shuns the one who works hard. Tenzing Loden Lepcha voiced his thankfulness to all his well wishers, parents and specially the teachers from Holy Cross School who has embedded in him the confidence and knowledge to make it in life.