Hometown: New Delhi, India
Undergrad: Manipal Institute of Technology, Karnataka, India
Current City: New Delhi, India
Current Employment: Post graduation, I have been working for GMR Group. The organization is one of India’s biggest infrastructure developers. I joined GMR at Delhi International Airport (P) Ltd as a Graduate Engineer Trainee and was later promoted to an Executive. I was part of the Airport Development Team and was in-charge master planning and project coordination for the Terminal-1 project. This was a unique and challenging field project as we had to construct the new facilities and upgrade the existing ones in a heavily used and fully operational Delhi airport. On successful completion, I was selected in GMR Airport Developers Ltd, the project management consultancy division of GMR Group. Here I worked for the Commercial Property Division and was responsible for the planning the construction of the landside development works of the 120 acre Delhi Aerocity – a hub comprising of star hotels and commercial complexes.
Why Uday chose Tippie: Three aspects of the Tippie MBA that really appeal to me – the SMI track with the inbuilt practical exposure falls in line with my career interests, the small class size allows personalized professional development and individual career guidance, and the class diversity provides the much needed global exposure. Moreover, Tippie is ranked among the best B-schools in the world, has an excellent placement record and without a doubt has one of the best ROI’s. All these factors make Tippie the perfect choice for me.
Something Unique About Uday: I enjoy travelling and India with its great diversity makes every trip a different experience. In fact, in college, I always kept a backpack ready with clothes and other essentials for any impromptu short trips. Recently I went on my first international trip to Germany, Austria and Czech Republic. It was an awesome experience! I am also an avid foodie and like to try out the local cuisines when I travel. I enjoy driving – cycle, bikes, cars…anything. This may sound a bit over the top but if given a chance I would love to try out the Peterbilt, class-8 trucks in the US!