The Modern always has a special place in my heart


Emailed to the school by Dr. Nitin Mukerji (ISC1994)

“I am currently a Specialist Registrar in Neurosurgery at Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, England. I completed my basic medical training (MBBS) at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and specialized in Opthalmology from the same institute. I then went on to train as a Neurosurgeon specializing in anterior cranial base surgery, vascular neurosurgery and surgery of brain tumours in England which I will complete in the near future.

“I also am a keen researcher and am en route to completing an MSc in Applied Statistics from the Sheffield Hallam University. I also am a reviewer for a few international journals in Neuro-oncology and a member of the Section of Tumours of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons that develops treatment guidelines for brain tumours.

What I learnt at school has helped me to be a stronger person and with hard work and dedication I am trying to work my way to the top. The most important thing I learnt at school was the importance of defeat and how to cope with it and this has helped me all along. I was given the freedom to study at my own pace and as per my own abilities, in times when such a thing was unheard of, without any expectations in return. Hopefully the trust that the school had in my abilities at that time is reflected in what I have achieved so far. I have a special regard for The Modern always and will continue to do so for the rest of my life. Thanks for supporting me in the best and most positive manner when I needed it.

“The things I remember the most of my school is the recognition of my abilities and the freedom I was given to study according to my own plans. I also fondly remember the books that were always acquired for the school library on my suggestions. As an institution The Modern always has a special place in my heart because this is where my ascent started and the journey is not over yet. I aspire to achieve bigger goals in future and hopefully I will be able to make my school proud.”