From Guarding Nights To Guiding Minds: Renjith Ramachandran's Inspiring Journey To IIM Ranchi

In a tale that resonates with the spirit of perseverance and determination, Renjith Ramachandran’s journey from a humble night watchman to an esteemed Assistant Professor at IIM Ranchi is nothing short of inspiring.

What to know? Renjith’s story, shared on Facebook, quickly captured the hearts of thousands, garnering over 37,000 likes in just two days. The post poignantly showcased his modest beginnings, with a photo of his tarpaulin-covered hut, captioned, “An IIM professor was born here.”

Hailing from Panathur in Kasaragod, Renjith juggled his duties as a night watchman at a BSNL telephone exchange while pursuing an Economics degree. His dedication saw him attending college by day and guarding the exchange by night. His academic prowess led him to the hallowed halls of IIT Madras for a PhD. However, the journey wasn’t without its challenges.

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Fighting through challenges: Battling language barriers and self-doubt, Renjith contemplated quitting. But with encouragement from his guide, Dr. Subhash, he chose to persevere, eventually earning his doctorate.

Before gracing IIM Ranchi, Ranjith imparted knowledge at Christ University, Bengaluru. Reflecting on his viral post, he expressed hope that his story would inspire others to chase their dreams, regardless of their circumstances.

His parents, with his father working as a tailor and his mother as a daily wage worker, faced financial hardships. Yet, they instilled in him the value of education.

Ranjith’s ascent is a testament to the fact that with grit and determination, one can overcome any obstacle. His story serves as a beacon of hope, illuminating the path for countless others to follow.

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