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Ticket to B-school: TTE makes it to IIM-C

Published On: 03rd July 2009

By Staff Writer

A travelling ticket examiner (TTE) with Northern Railway has made it to Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta (IIM-C). Anurag, 23, who hails from Kanpur, was on ticket checking duty on trains till May 30. 

He was on a Moradabad-Kanpur sector train when the news that he cracked the Common Admission Test (CAT) and enrolled with the IIM-C reached his home.
Anurag joined the railway service after passing his board exam in 2001 consequent to his selection for a vocational course following a special railway board examination. Subsequently, he finished Class XII from Ludlow Castle No.4 in Delhi, a CBSE-affiliated school. 
He was promoted as TTE in 2006. Ever since then he has been travelling on Punjab Mail, Sealdah Mail, Shramjeevi Express, Himgiri Express and Akal Takht.
While doing his job did a pass course in Bachelor of Arts (BA) form Kanpur University as a private candidate. 
Anurag said, “The railways sponsored my Plus-II studies and also provided for hostel accommodation.” 
His is not fluent in spoken English, but is determined to improve his language skills and hopes it will not pose any hindrance in his studies. 

Related Tags: Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta, Common Admission Test