“Education is not what you do in school and college; education is what you do daily.”
Learning from experiences every day and being passionate about what you do have been the driving mantra for Deep Kalra. The founder and CEO of MakeMyTrip.com, India’s largest online travel platform, comes from a middle-class background and went to St. Stephens College, Delhi to pursue Bachelors of Economics. He did his MBA from IIM Ahmedabad in 1992. He took a job from campus but soon realized that he wanted to do something of his own. After 8 years and three different jobs, in 2000, he decided to be involved in the then next big thing-Internet. The chase of something as lucrative as entrepreneurship is a rollercoaster ride. He spent a large time working on his idea and talking about it to various people and getting their feedbacks. According to him, apart from being your passion, it should also be doable in the market. The experiences that he had during formal education and during his work came in handy while running the organization.
In an interview with Deep Kalra, he told us about his journey through IIMA and the exciting journey as an entrepreneur.