Mr Atul Raval had a great run in schooling – 3 cities – 7 schools till 12th. Graduated in Civil Engineering from L D College of Engineering, Ahmedabad. Went through Rollwala computer center – the only institute then in 1984 with a Mainframe computer, and had MBA from B K School of Business Management, Gujarat University 1991. Professional career started with L D Engineering college as a lecturer in Applied mechanics, then a brief stint at Narmada Dam, followed by a position as a Civil engineer at Gujarat State Water supply (GWSSB) till 1993. Switched to a full-time IT role for the rest of the career, and retired as Head (IT). He had the opportunity to go through various developments in IT – starting with the Mainframe computer, followed by PC assembly language till Java certification, spanning from open-source enterprise development to ERP implementation. Amply satisfied to have been able to play a pivotal role in bringing a State PSU in 95% online working environment covering 300+ offices.
Accidentally came to investing with stocks, but rather than the monetary- the academic side of it kept him glued through the years. Some good investments (and some bad !) were byproducts. Throughout this journey, I never lost that passion and was always well-supported by his better half.
Enjoying the journey, with joy increasing as he goes along.