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‘Biotechnology industry is flourishing’

Ravi Jain, Apeejay Stya University alumnus, speaks about his experience in the Biotech field



Ravi Jain is an Apeejay Stya University alumnus, who currently works as the Senior Executive at Datamatix, a 21st century global leading knowledge provider. He pursued his integrated B. Tech and M Tech in Biotechnology from the university (Batch of 2015-2020) and is keenly interested to explore the field. In an informal interview, Jain gives the readers a peek into his reasons for choosing Biotechnology, offers advice to students at ASU, and also drops hints about his future plans. Edited excerpts:

What does a day at work look like?

My company has a global presence and the base location is in Mumbai. But I am working from home at present. As part of my responsibilities, I handle my team and all the clients. We do presentations on info-graphics, then we also present to our clients various investment opportunities, according to the changing market needs. We keep a track of the competitive landscape of the industry and find ways on how we can overcome restraints to increase the return of the investment that our client puts in market. 

What was the inspiration to choose this field?

Biotech is a part of life sciences. It is basically a medical field in the larger scheme of things. Now what happens is that after completing class 12, most medical students give the NEET exam and go on to become doctors. But Biotechnology is a different field where we can get extensive knowledge to build our career in a very different way. Back in 2015, I didn’t know that this field would boom exponentially but even then I had a gut feeling and I chose this field.

Tell us about your best memories from ASU days?

My best memories like every other student’s memories are the moments spent with my friends (laughs). ASU was really special. The way professors teach the students using innovative techniques is very impressive. ASU is a Liberal Arts university so the core subjects they offer are also very interesting. Also, I was sports fest President for two years at college. So, arranging the sports fest and Tech fests was a great experience.  

One word of advice to current students at ASU?

Your career depends only on the knowledge that you are able to gain at college. The teachers are doing their best, so you should do your best as well.

What are your future targets now?

I want to work with the big four market research domain companies, Say, companies like Deloitte or KPMG, to name a few. 

Arijit Roy is a young correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. He has done his masters in English literature from Delhi University and has a book of poems published by Writers Workshop India. He can be reached at [email protected]