Resident of Siddharth Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, Mr. Virat Pandey is Research Scholar at Department of Mathematics, University of Delhi. Recently via an interview he talked about his interest in the subject, its scope and the role his school played behind his devotion towards it.
Interviewer: Please tell us something about your academic background
Mr Pandey : I am an alumni of R.P.J.S.S.M Inter College, Tetari Bazar Siddharth Nagar, Uttar Pradesh and studied there till class 12th and then went on to do graduation and Masters in Mathematics from Delhi University. Presently I am doing a PhD (1st year) from Delhi University in the same subject.
Interviewer: What made you choose Mathematics as your field of study? And what would you like to do in the future?
Mr Pandey: From my early years of life, I found Maths as the most interesting subject and I had decided fairly young that I would like to do my further study in the same field. You can call it my passion.
After completion of my PhD, my aim is to apply in big organisations like NASA.
Interviewer: If any student would like to do a PhD in the subject, what advice would you give to them?
Mr Pandey: Not only PhD, if anyone wants to do higher studies in mathematics, one has to practice it religiously and develop an interest in the subject. Often it happens that initially one might not feel interested in the subject or not understand a lot of concepts, but with practice and deeper knowledge curiosity develops and then the thirst to know more becomes unstoppable. The main aim is to never give up or stop midway.
Interviewer: What is the scope of this subject?
Mr Pandey: It is common knowledge that no matter whatever field you choose, most of them will require a sound knowledge in the subject. Subjects like data analysis, which is important in the corporate sector, needs basic knowledge of the subject. Furthermore accountancy, commerce etc. all are based on the same.
Interviewer: Please share your experiences regarding your school.
Mr Pandey: No matter at which stage I am in my life, my most formative days were spent at my school. Earlier I had shared that Maths is like a passion for me, but initially when I was young, like most students I disliked the subject and found it difficult. It was due to the effort and guidance of my teachers that I slowly began to grasp it, my confidence grew and finally I got so attached that it changed the course of my life.
Interviewer: What about your family? Please share some details.
Mr Pandey: My family comes from Siddharth Nagar, Uttar Pradesh. My father is an advocate by profession.
Interviewer: Are you associated with any kind of social work?
Mr Pandey: Starting from last year, I have been organising online literary competitions. Students who come in top five, I provide free classes to them. Till now I have 10 such students.
Interviewer: Would you like to share any message for the Vidya Bharati students?
Mr Pandey: Education is the best gift that can be shared. As you are getting the chance to learn and gain knowledge, try and help those who are struggling with their studies or are not fortunate enough to receive the same opportunities. Share your knowledge and help others learn as well. Ultimately it will become a chain with one helping the other.
Vidya Bharati Purv Chatra Parishad thanks Mr. Virat Pandey for sharing his journey and experiences with the community. We wish him all the best for all his future endeavours.
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