IIT Bombay Alumni joins Railway Group D as Trackman

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Shravan Kumar, a post graduate from India’s best institute IIT Bombay, has shocked everyone by joining Indian Railways in a Group D post as he believed that it was a more stable job than private sector employment. Shravan Kumar qualified IIT-JEE in 2010 with Category (CML Rank) 1570.

He joined IIT Bombay integrated dual degree course in metallurgy & material science. He passed in 2015 with BTech & MTech degree. Before cracking IIT-JEE, He was a brilliant student in matric & intermediate. Kumar will work as a track maintainer, popularly known as trackman, at Chandrapura in Jharkhand under Dhanbad railway division’s Public Works Inspector (PWI), Telo, and will look after the track maintenance between Chandrapura and Telo section.

Shrawan is expected to get a monthly salary of Rs 21,000 while IIT BOMBAY graduates are expected to get an annual package in Crores with all top colleges visiting IIT BOMBAY for recruitment. When asked about his choice, Shrawan said there is stability in government job, that is not there in private employment,.

In an interaction with news reporter he quoted “No job is big or small. We should not leave any opportunity that comes to us,”
A track maintainer will have to maintain smooth and safe tracks for trains. The person will have to walk along the railway lines and check the condition of tracks, attend to minor works, tightening of clamps, joints, etc and ensure its repair.

Kumar’s joining has come as a surprise to many, including officials of Dhanbad railway division. They have said that they never thought that such a highly qualified person would join a Group D post in Railways.

Many of his friends are in private jobs, but they failed to convince Kumar to join them or some top companies Shrawan said during placement in IIT Bombay, companies offered him non-core jobs, but “I wanted job in core sector only”, This is his first job, which he joined on July 30, and he said he will work hard for a promotion.

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