I’m a first-year undergraduate studying the Economics Tripos at the University of Cambridge. I’m particularly interested in the role of public policy in facilitating development agendas’, aiming of constructively engage with policymakers, civil servants and industry representatives in order to impact decision-making on an international scale in the future.
As an Indian citizen, I’ve often found myself pondering on the Indian context – that of a rich country with poor citizens if you will, and the multiple results of a disproportionate allocation of resources. The inequality grounded in the human experience troubles me and researching to actively tackle such fundamental issues fascinates me tremendously.
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Part I Coursework: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Quantitative Methods in Economics (Maths and Statistics), Political and Sociological Aspects in Economics, British Economic History.
First Year Representative of Policy, The Wilberforce Society.
Industrials Sector Analyst, Relative Return Fund – Cambridge University Finance and Investment Society.
Project Member, Middle Class Slums Project – Impact Through Innovation Cambridge.
Interned under Mr. Srikant Rao, Head of Product and Retention, and extensively researched the topic of reverse mortgages in the Indian context. Documented the research findings in a project report with the introduction of a hybrid product (combining features of a home loan and reverse mortgage). Product idea has been floated into the TATA ecosystem and is slated to be adopted as part of the product portfolio in the near future.
Economics HL, Mathematics HL, Physics HL.
English Language and Literature SL, Spanish ab initio, Chemistry SL.
CGPA: 3.95/4.00, IBDP Grade: 43/45
SAT I: 2340/2400
Explored the Socratic method of teaching through reading of authors such as Emily Dickinson, Michel de Montaigne, Richard Wilbur and Joseph Clover. Participated in group discussions and dialogues on the theme ‘Alone and with others’ with professors and students from over 50 countries. Contributed to the creative writing anthology using the ‘N + 7’ style of writing.
Executed and documented three projects aiming to address real estate related issues of Indian citizens:
Cumbersome Nature of the Approval Process for Real Estate Projects in Mumbai – its Economic Impact and Solutions.
Challenges in Making Mumbai Slum-Free by 2022.
Case Studies: Empowering Citizens using RTI.
One of India’s youngest authors at the age of 14
Sold all 1000 copies.
Featured in prominent Indian newspapers such as The Times of India, Hindustan Times and Mid-Day.
Awarded Vocational Excellence Award for outstanding contribution to the youth by Rotary International.
Top Score in India in Chemistry and ICT, IGCSE Board Examinations
IGCSE Best Citizen
Thank you for writing your imaginative thoughts on paper and explaining that creativity does not happen behind a desk; it is so important, especially in today’s age, to encourage creativity in children anywhere! Inspiration discussed in this book gives readers the information needed and manage their lives better – it is a significant contribution to the lives of those who use it. Congratulations on a job well done! I wish you nothing but success in the future!
Head International School, Jamnabai Narsee School
Anyone can write. But good writing is hard to come by. Like all endeavours it requires dedication, hard work and a great capacity for learning. At a tender and young age Maulik has obviously imbibed the above qualities. I congratulate Maulik and his teachers for commendable achievements in the exacting discipline of creative writing.
Author, Vikram Aditya Book Series for Children
Youth is not wasted on the young in the case of Maulik Jain. Here’s an energetic young mind with an idealistic bent, reviving the long forgotten prose form of the essay – last celebrated in book form perhaps with a nationalist thinker like Rabindranath Tagore.
From comments on the price of a fast-paced life, to the fine line between graffiti as art to vandalism; from reflections on terrorism to deserving and earning educational qualifications – his diverse concerns call for deeper reflections.
Executive Editor, HELLO! (India)
Young thinker Maulik Jain is focused on making us improve ourselves and our world. His combination of grounded thoughts and creative writing make ‘Imagination Unplugged’ an insightful read.
Prolific, perceptive, precise, a writer is unplugged.
Critic, Columnist and Author
Imagination Unplugged make for good reading for youngsters Maulik’s age and is an inspiration for his elders about the future generations of our children.
Principal, Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai
Andheri (West), Mumbai, India