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 ‘Never limit your thinking’

Karan Dubey, a software developer at Jio company, explains why to leave the door open as new opportunities may come anytime



Karan Dubey works as a deputy manager and front-end software developer at Jio Telecommunications company. He is an Apeejay School, Kharghar alumnus and a former science student who loved football and disliked coding. 

 In a quick telephone conversation, the software man tells us about his best memories from his alma mater and also has a few practical advice for the current students. Edited excerpts:

Tell us a bit about your work profile?

I started working at the Jio company in 2018. I had joined as an assistant manager then. Then, I was promoted to the position of a deputy manager. I manage an inhouse product called the Jio Coverage Platform (JCP) that the 4G and 5G network team uses to check network statistics and performance. It is front-end development work that we handle. 

What inspired you to join this field of work?

The considerations were purely commercial (laughs); I had only the monetary benefits in sight!

Best memories from your school days?

Sports Day! I was the sports captain and the inter house football tournaments were a cherished moment for me. I was very much into athletics and football at school.

One piece of advice for the current students?

Keep your basics clear. Don’t limit what you are capable of! I never intended to join the software domain but I landed up here somehow. I was a computer science student but I was never inclined towards coding. So, as you can see from my example, never limit your thinking to a certain domain because you never know what life throws at you!

Finally! Where do you see yourself in the next five years?

 Probably, leading a bigger team and working on bigger projects!

Senior Correspondent at the Apeejay Newsroom, Arijit has written more than a thousand articles across varied genres and also shot video interviews and live coverages with the highest viewership, displaying his versatility and skill. Be it a special achievement article, feedback from a parent, high profile alumnus interview or a featured write up on culture, literature and sports, he is the go to person. His initiatives like Aspiring Artist, Promising Poet and Book reviews have earned him special place in the hearts of all students and readers. Arijit initiated video interviews with a wholesome campaign on the 2022 FIFA World Cup, consisting of 16 match review articles and 3 video interviews of budding football players and enthusiasts across various Apeejay schools in Delhi. He also did the live coverage of Apeejay Noida's mega event Runathon 2023 and also many other special interviews. All his videos created new benchmarks for views, especially the latter crossing 2k views in just days. A performing poet, short story writer and football player in the other half of the day, Arijit leads a colourful and passionate life. You can watch his performances at his YouTube channel- Arijit Roy Poems, and also read his poems and short stories at his blog with the same name. He can be reached at [email protected] and [email protected]