“We are in a time of change that happens once in an era. The digital age is changing everything around us. It has redefined politics, economy & society.” - PM Narendra Modi
The tech industry has played a remarkable and ever-increasing role in PM Modi’s clarion call to make India a $5 trillion economy by 2024. It’s hardly surprising given that the IT industry contributed 7.4% to the country’s GDP in 2022, a figure expected to further climb up to 10% by 2025.
Cleartrip is a prestigious member of the Indian tech industry and doesn’t really need any introductions. Founded in 2006, the global online travel firm has become a household name in the 16 years of its existence.
However, Cleartrip, like many other travel firms, went through some difficult times due to the Covid-19 pandemic and consequent lockdowns all over the world. It must have come as a huge relief to them when the company witnessed business touching pre-pandemic levels as the world began to unlock.
Scaling while bringing more digitally-enabled travel experiences after the rough ride that was the pandemic years meant that the company had to ramp up its hiring and acquire employees that were skilled and could hit the ground running from day 1. It was under these circumstances that Cleartrip came to Masai and chose to hire many of its graduates. Among them was Sarthak Bakshi.
A native of Kanpur, UP, Sarthak had one dream when growing up: To work in the tech world. His fascination with computers became a burning passion as he got older.
So driven was he by his passion that by the age of 19, he had already learned C++, operating system installation, network installation, router configuration, server configuration, cloud computing, and even assembling and disassembling hardware.
He didn’t stop there. Within a year Sarthak was learning web and app development, and even got a job as a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) stack developer. However, this didn't famish his hunger for learning either and he found himself exploring opportunities to learn web development with the MERN (MongoDB, Express, React, Node) stack, the most popular tech stack in the Indian tech industry. Unfortunately, not a single institute he found would teach MERN to a fresher.
Just as he was losing all hope, a friend recommended Masai to him. Masai’s offering of a robust curriculum spanning across a diversity of tech stacks and taught by industry experts was just the thing Sarthak was looking for. The skilling institute’s unique Pay After Placement (PAP) model was the icing on the cake.
Sarthak enrolled in Masai’s flagship Masai 0ne program and soon after completing the rigorous 35-week course, he was picked up by Cleartrip as a UI-1 (User Interface Developer). This was almost a year ago.
At Cleartrip, Sarthak has lent his talent to some very innovative projects. One of his prime focuses was to help mould services to better serve the company’s B2C interests. To this end, he helped revamp the entire customer funnel and even proposed creating a UI Library which further encouraged collaboration among different teams.
Another one of Sarthak’s responsibilities was to work on the Calendar and Maps portion of Cleartrip’s offerings. A massive task, it involved converting as well as changing the functionality of the service, and smoothing their functionality across different platforms.
He’s also worked on implementing a number of cross-platform and payment-related features. It’s not that he hasn’t faced challenges during these projects like communication lag or tight deadlines, but he has taken every opportunity to learn from them.
To keep pace with the explosive growth of the industry companies need to keep innovation at the forefront of their business plans. And the right hire like Sarthak can help drive that innovation whilst future-proofing your organisation.
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