Riti Kumari: In a tweet, she expressed that she used to believe her life would lack any achievements after failing to crack IIT.

Riti Kumari excelled academically, achieving a 9.6 CGPA in Class 10 and a 91 percent score in Class 12. However, despite her accomplishments, she was unable to qualify for JEE and gain admission to the esteemed IIT. Consequently, she pursued her alternate career plan—exploring other professional avenues. Eventually, she became a software developer and is currently employed at Walmart, having received 13 job offers.

In a tweet, she conveyed her past belief that she would be incapable of accomplishing anything in life due to her failure to crack IIT. To save her father’s hard-earned money, she enrolled in a government college.

During her first year of college, her sole aspiration was to crack IIT. Initially, she contemplated preparing for GATE but later abandoned the idea.

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While browsing LinkedIn, Riti stumbled upon a demand for software developers, which piqued her interest in the field.

She succeeded in clearing the interview at Accolite and went on to ace 12 more.

Presently, she is employed at Walmart.

“I’m sharing this story to normalize the experience of feeling demotivated, lost, confused, and depressed. Each one of us has encountered these situations and emerged as stronger individuals,” she expressed on Twitter.

Working among colleagues exclusively from top colleges mitigates any disappointment she may have experienced from not cracking IIT.

She completed her engineering studies at University College of Engineering and Technology, VBU.