Academics

Education Details of Milan Tiwari

This page describes my life as an student. Which is important for someone like me since it’s all there is. Like any other student’s life mine was also wumpy bumpy. I started at the age of 2.5 ( well that was unfair with me) and still it seems like the road has just begun. In short the entire circle is – “from P.G. (play group) to P.G. (post graduation)” or you can call it “YMCA Calcutta to IIT Delhi”. But before going into details and bore you to daeth lemme just summarize my academics.


10th, 12th- SAV Inter College Bharthana
B.Sc. (Hons.)- Banaras Hindu University Varanasi
M.Sc. (Mathematics)- Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
NET/JRF- CSIR & Inspire DST
Ph.D Offers from- IIT Delhi, BHU, ISI Kolkata, IISc Bangalore, UNB North America
Research Paper- Spatio-temporal patterns in a Cholera transmission model
Job- selected as “Excise Inspector (GST Inspector) through CGL 2016”


YMCA Calcutta to IIT Delhi

Primary Education

My first school was YMCA Calcutta (Young Men’s Christian Association) and luckily I became class monitor (I don’t remember that part, maybe my parents tricked me so that perform well in future). Then I came back to my home town Bharthana in U.P. I continued my study till 8th grade in a school that was roughly 50 meters away from my home “M.S.K. High School”. To my parent’s joy I kept up the good work and collected a bunch of trophies.

High School

Then it was time for me to relax, take a break from rigorous study. So I joined a government college “S.A.V. Inter College”. I studied in S.A.V. for 4 years. During my first year (class 9) I bunked 90% of the classes and enjoyed my extra life. That was the period when I devoted myself to gaming mainly Chess and Tekken 3. Even after all those class bunks and carelessness I found it very easy to score first division (not to confuse with position) thanks to my previous hard work. Then there was High School waiting for me with open arms. After passing it easily again with first division I decided to take rest once again.

Intermediate

For my Intermediate I chose the obvious stream – mathematics. For first year I didn’t study at all. The reason was my newly bought computer. My father was more excited than me that his son is learning computer. I used to operate my computer at night since the internet speed was at its maximum at nights which was 5KBps (yeah it sucks). Slowly my interest towards study started to decline and I was more into cyber world. I used to sleep all day and started bunking more and more classes. But I always had a tendency to pick up the pace and survive. So finally I passed Intermediate as well, again with the first division.

Graduation

I completed my graduation from Banaras Hindu University (BHU). BHU was probably the best thing that had happened to me after YMCA. It literally changed my life and made me the person I am today. By the time I reached there I had lost all my confidence. I was homesick and like a fish out of the pond. But luckily God gave me a brother like partner Mr. Pradeep Gangwar who helped me get out of that darkness. Time passed by and I reached 5th semester I chose maths (hons.) coz the classes were 12 pm to 3 pm which suited my timetable. Then I found love of my life MATLAB. I will discuss about “MATLAB and ME” in detail some other time.

Now my graduation was about to end and after a significant amount of time I was facing the same question that almost all students face at least once in their life What Next? Luckily I got my answer very soon. I had applied for IIT JAM but since I was not in top 25 (GPA wise) of my class (of 100 students only) I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to qualify JAM. Another constraint was – I had only two options IIT Delhi or IIT Kanpur since my father was very clear that he is not sending me in any other state except UP and Delhi. My luck was on the fullest and I easily got my first choice and reached IIT Delhi.

Education Details of Milan Tiwari
Milan Tiwari with friends outside Lipton Tea Store IIT Delhi

Post Graduation

Finally I became an IITian (lol). It was like a dream for me to get a chance to share the class with the very bests in India. Some think I wasted my 2 years there since I’m not doing anything related to tech. Well I was there to learn Algorithms and my First rank certificate in an online algorithms test by Microsoft India is what I earned in those 2 years.

Research

Well I had some interest in research work and some experienced teachers/research scholars observed it and added me in their group. I got my first and only research paper published when I was in my graduation. It was titled “Spatio-temporal patterns in a Cholera transmission model” published in Journal of Biological Sciences. Owing to this and some good recommendations I started getting Ph.D offers from various institutes. The best of them was from University of New Brunswick Saint John (North America). But I made a choice and stayed in India. How good was that choice is still not known to me. But I guess I’ll find out soon enough.

Job

I recently got selected as ‘Excise and Custom Inspector’ after qualifying SSC CGL 2016. My joining is expected in 2018. I’m looking forward to joining it. But it leaves me with a familiar question What Next?