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Low CAT Scorers, yet Social Changemakers!


 The CAT results are just out. While the students with high percentiles are celebrating their success in the fiercely competitive exam,  there are a large number of students who are dejected and disappointed by their own performances. 

Thus we introduce to you 4  Social Changemakers  who couldn’t score well in CAT, but did big in life.  



archana relan

CAT Score : 50 Percentile

Designation : Project Head, The Miraculous Millets

She spreads awareness about the benefits of the wonder crop ‘Millets’. She has created a network of 247 tribal farmer and 2 SHGs of 20 women who manage the entire process right from production to marketing of millets and present them to an urban audience.  She is also a recipient of Changelooms Fellowship.




CAT Score : 47 Percentile

Current   Occupation : Social Entrepreneur

A renewable energy enthusiast, she recently installed a 15m3 Biogas plant which produces 6237 kWh of electricity per day, which lights up 32 Dalit households and also produces biopesticides or local farmers in Samastipur District, Bihar.  She was declared a finalist of a prestigious competition organized by World Economic Forum in Paris.



gaurav jaiswal

CAT Score : 35 Percentile

Designation : Founder of ‘AGRINI’

He is the founder of Agrini, an NGO which creates sustainable impact through education and awareness. It works with 5000 students and numerous teachers across 50 Anganwadis.  He was the winner of the Prerna Award from IIM Lucknow and Network 18.  He was also the round winner at ‘Mahindra Spark the Rise’.




CAT Score : 89 Percentile

Current   Occupation : Social Entrepreneur

He is working on a community center project in Delhi, which works for the education, rehabilitation and mental health problems of around 200 people. He uses art and craft to engage and challenge the mental health problems and in turn also provide a source of intermittent livelihood.


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