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India's Best SMEs: The top four

Pramod Maheshwari
The inspiring stories of the four top winners of the BT-YES Bank SME Awards.

Pramod Maheshwari
Chairman/MD/CEO, Career Point
Category: Star CEO (Medium)
Revenues (2010/11): Rs 79 CR
Profit after tax (2010/11): Rs 23 CR

An Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, graduate, Pramod Maheshwari gave up many job offers as well as his dream of working in the United States for his mother's sake. She was reluctant to let him leave his hometown Kota, Rajasthan, for work. Instead he turned entrepreneur, starting Career Point, a coaching centre for students aspiring to take the joint entrance examination (JEE) for the IITs and some other engineering institutes. He held his first classes in his father's tyre godown.