A differently-abled sister to look after, a weaver father whose annual income is Rs 48,000 and a home maker mother, N. Amirtha’s humble background hasn’t come in the way of her aspirations. She recently completed her graduation in BSc. Maths from the Swami Dayananda College of Arts & Science, Manjakkudi, Tamil Nadu.

Amirtha hails from Tribhuvanam in Tiruvarur district, a region that is famous for its saris. While Kanchipuram saris have caught popular imagination partly due to its proximity to Chennai, Tribhuvanam also boast of a rich heritage with most of the saris having a single side border and the specialty lying in the folds.

But Amirtha is all set to weave out a new future for herself. She recently backed a job offer with Infosys during the recent campus placement drive conducted in the college. She will be joining the IT major as a process associate at a monthly salary of Rs. 14,000 per month. “I am yet to receive the formal offer letter so I still don’t know which city I will be posted in,” she says.

Amirtha did her primary schooling (till Class 5) at Thirubuvanam Sowrashtra Matriculation School. After which she shifted to St. Joseph’s Girls Higher Secondary School, Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, from where she completed her Class 10 and 12.

This educational to employment journey holds lot of significance for Amirtha. “I have the responsibility of taking care of my younger sister who is differently-abled and I am happy that I will be able to lift off some burden off my parents’ shoulders in this respect.”

Amirtha is looking to build a career either in banking or business administration. “Right now, I am looking to work with Infosys for a couple of years. I would then either like to pursue a MSc. (masters in science degree) or do a MBA (masters in business administration) programme. Plan B is preparing for governmental job and banking exams,” says Amirtha with a clarity in her voice.

We wish Amirtha all the very best in all her future endeavors.