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List of Influential People who have chosen “Skill Over Degree”…
“Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect, and passion in the operation.”
“When Passion and Skill work together; expect a Masterpiece.”
In our lives, we come across many people who are privileged with an absolute power or fame and made us believe that they must have inherent the same felicity because of their education or degree. Since childhood, we are forcefully compelled that we need to have a higher education if we want to succeed in our lives. That’s the reason we indulge so much in high-level education programs and other major degrees. As we get older and gain some life and work experiences, we realize the fact that this isn’t a complete truth. The people who have degrees and earned a good place in studies don’t mean that they are the skilled as well.
The degree is nothing but the certified documentation that proves we have accomplished something in education. However, there are many individuals that are inborn with skills but may not manage to gain the degrees. Still, they have accomplished very well in their lifetime. Similarly, every degree holder isn’t necessarily to be a skilled one as well. This major factor has encouraged many big companies to do something called Skilled Based Hiring as an alternative to hiring based on college degrees.
In India, we place too much emphasis on a piece of paper rather than knowledge or skill that should have acquired to earn it. If a student is looking for higher education, a degree is normal to study route. However, all students sometimes cannot take the advantage of advanced education programs and prefer to develop skills which do not necessarily require the stamp of a degree curriculum.
In other words, every person with degrees may not receive a number of jobs that require only skilled trained people. The world has accepted the fact that the skill plays a major role in the development of any company or country than degrees. If we take an example of Late Dhirubhai Ambani, when he started his business, he didn’t have any degree. But even though he has made a huge empire – “Reliance”.
However, as per current trend, the degree and skill are the two sides of the same coin. To succeed in the race of life, a person needs to have a degree along with the skill. A degree without the skill would be as empty as the skill without the degree. Both need to go hand-in-hand in order to be the survival of the fittest. In this post, we will talk about those well-renowned personalities who have chosen “Skill Over Degree” in a very prompt way and made a huge success.
Zaheer Khan is known for his consistent performance in the Indian Cricket Team. His belief in following the passion and nourishing skill over the departed curriculum of society has amazingly manifested that one should always look for his/her passion rather than follow the old steps of society.
“As per my education, I was destined to be an Engineer. But I flourished my passion and nourished my skill. Now, I am a worldwide renowned Cricketer.” – Zaheer Khan, also Brand Ambassador of Digiperform.
Sushant Singh Rajput
Sushant Singh Rajput is not only a renowned actor but was a scholar as well. Only a few actually know that he belongs to the family of doctors and engineers, this inspired him to appear in the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) 2003 where he achieved rank AIR-7. He passed it with flying colors and got enrolled in the Delhi College of Engineering in the Mechanical Engineering stream. He was also the national Olympiad winner in Physics.
Sushant knew what he desired and what were his skills. He just wanted to go to live his dreams and enhanced his skills. After following his dream path, he had no regrets in dropping out engineering college and pursue his acting career ahead. He has set a foremost example of how beneficial it can be if someone chose his #SkillOverDegree.
Chetan Bhagat is well renowned Indian novel writer whose novels have turned to screenwriting and received great acknowledgment for the same. He has won the Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay for Kai Po Che in 2014. His one of the novel “2 States” (which he acclaims as his biography) has given an idea about his early life.
He received his graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-Delhi) and MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM-Ahmedabad). He always had a great passion for writing and same writing skill has made him one of the best Indian novel sellers in the market. He just followed his pursuit to achieve something great through his skill.
The photography is a skill to capture the stills in a beautiful way that astonishes people. Daboo Ratnani is one of the famous male photographers in the industry with whom Bollywood actors are always dying to work with. It’s his skill that has turned into professional artistry which can be seen in his work as well. Being Bcom Graduate, he could follow the same degree rule to earn his livelihood; however, he chooses his skill and passion for the degree.
More Info: Dabboo Ratnani started his career in the year 1995 and had been working as an assistant photographer under Sumeet Chopra for three years. It is said that his first calendar was launched in 1999. After that, he had launched calendars every year with the bunch of Bollywood top celebrities including Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Amitabh Bachchan, Esha Deol, Arjun Rampal, Salman Khan, Preity Zinta, Priyanka Chopra, Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and many actors.
Bipasha Basu is one of the well-acknowledged actresses in the Bollywood industry who is always appreciated for the perfect combination of both looks and mind. She was enrolled in the science faculty until the 12th standard but switched to commence thereafter. After acquiring a degree in Commerce she planned to be a Chartered Accountant but ended up being the Ford Supermodel of the World when she was just 17 years old and from there the idea of modeling bugged her. Being a chartered accountancy student, she nourished her skills for modeling plus acting and followed her pursuit.
Super Star Rajnikanth
He is a cultural icon and very successful movie star who was born in the impoverished family. On completing his school education, Rajinikanth continued to perform various Blue Collar Jobs in the cities of Bangalore and Madras, including that of a coolie, carpenter and bus conductor. While working as a bus conductor, he came across an advertisement offering acting classes and enrolled in it with his friend’s financial support. During his course of time and love for acting, his acting skills were noticed by Tamil film director K. Balachander and the rest is history.
Bhuvan Bam is one of the top famous Youtubers and Youth Icon of our country that has gained so much popularity through his youtube series BB ki Vines, Tech with Naveen and much more. He has the bachelor degree from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College and always pampered his skills of music and singing on topmost. His BB ki Vines videos are mostly captured by a front camera and uploaded initially on Facebook than Youtube. He made his skills reach to people in so simple steps that he has become rich overnight and most earning Youtuber till date.
Ayushman Khurana is one of the Indian cinema industry’s talented actor, singer, and anchor. Education wise he is an English major, also did his master’s in mass communication from School of Communication Studies, Punjab University, Chandigarh. As per degree, it was obvious for everyone to pursue the career in the same. But one can never reach sky until or unless someone’s work on his/her skill or interest. His major interest has always been in singing and anchoring which he later retrieved and achieved the major milestones in it. His movies like Vicky Donor, songs like -Pani da rang and Tv shows like MTV with Nikhil Chinapa have been major hits.
The world is very well aware of the name – Kapil Sharma, a renowned standup comedian who has hosted comedy shows like “The Comedy Show with Kapil” and “The Kapil Sharma Show” currently. He also first appeared on the Forbes Indian Celebrity list in 2012 and ranked 69th. He belongs to the middle-class family and has graduated from Khalsa University. His skill to make laugh has made him the most influential and highest taxpayer celebrity in India which is all because he listened to his heart and had faith in his skill.
The idea behind sharing the concept to bring out in a notice that one should always cherish his/her skill and passion and believes in it. The world is looking for the skilled people in professional and other aspects rather than degree ones. Though education is also important and plays a very deep role in life, however; catering your skills is what that can make you shine and dwell like a star.
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