Dr Ashvini Jakhar plunged into civil life from the services last year, with dreams of navigating the world of entrepreneurship. The surgeon lieutenant commander in the Indian Navy enrolled for an MBA from the Indian School of Business (ISB), and will join McKinsey and Company in a consulting role next month.
Dr Jakhar represents a growing number of clinical doctors who are heading to business schools to bag lucrative opportunities in streams like healthcare consulting, hoping to turn entrepreneurs some day. The number of doctors in ISB's flagship one-year MBA programme has gone up to 11 this year from six last year.
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