The 11th Dimension, authored by Mr Manu Chaudhary, a 2017-batch alumnus of the institute and currently an executive with Amul in Gujarat, was launched today evening. Mr Jayen Mehta, SGM and Country Head – Planning and Marketing, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (GCMMF) graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour along with Prof Sudhir Jain, director, IITGN as the chief guest.

The book comprises stories of 10 IITians who have chosen unconventional careers and yet are climbing the ladders of success. It is a tale of their grit and perseverance as well as their passion and determination to keep following their interest despite their highs and lows. The foreword for the book is written by Professor Jain.

Sharing his inspiration and journey behind penning this book, author of the book, Mr Chaudhary said, “The 11th Dimension is my first book and is very close to my heart. In the book, I have tried to narrate the truth within the stories of 10 individuals who went against the popular choices and designed successful lives for themselves. Through this truth, I wish to emphasise the fact that each and every one of us has the potential to create incredible lives for ourselves.”

One of the subjects of the book and IIT-Kanpur alumnus, Mr Manish Jain, who currently heads the Centre for Creative Learning (CCL) at IITGN was also present on the occasion.

I had the privilege reading the book even before its release and from the first story itself, I couldn’t put it down. Through these stories, Manu brings out the reality behind what otherwise is considered “offbeat”. He, quite elegantly, shows that there exists no such thing if we commit to making our own stories and, in doing so, this is an offbeat book.

Mr Jayen Mehta

SGM and Country Head - Planning and Marketing, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (GCMMF) - (Amul)

Now and then, students from IITGN turn pioneers. Manu has become the first undergraduate from IITGN to publish his book. This book is inspirational on two accounts, first and foremost the stories, and more importantly, the way it inspires us that an undergraduate met people in his college days, kept at his passion and published his book. Taking a leaf from his book, Manu has chosen the road not taken and has tapped into an unusual opportunity, and this is what innovation is all about. I sincerely hope that this is not his last book and wish him success for future endeavors.

Prof Sudhir K Jain

Director, IIT Gandhinagar