She Has Only 20% Vision But She Got Into IIM Ahmedabad!

Prachi Sukhwani, a 21-year-old girl from Gujarat has proved that nothing can stop you from achieving your dreams. Not even blindness.

Prachi has an 80% vision loss. She suffers from macular dystrophy also known as retinal degradation. First diagnosed in class III, she has lost 80% of her vision over the period of time. But that did not stop her from cracking CAT and getting into IIM Ahmedabad. In CAT 2016 she scored a percentile of 98.55.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Degree (BBA). She has studied at Maharaja Sayajirao University in Vadodara, Gujarat. In a statement to Times of India, she said, “My short-term goal is to join a company, preferably a multinational. Once I get some experience, I will have my own start-up. But my long-term goal is to open an NGO for the blind.”


Prachi had got calls from the top IIMs in India. IIM Bangalore, IIM Kolkata and IIM Ahmedabad are where she appeared for interviews.

Prachi’s father, Suresh Sukhwani runs a garment business. Her mother Kanchan is an LIC agent and a homemaker. Her sister, Nishita, studies for an MBA at a private college in Mumbai. Suresh Sukhwani said that for 15 years Prachi was taken to Chennai for treatment. She was advised to wear special glasses for reading.

The inspiring story of Prachi Sukhwani proves that once you set your eyes firmly on your dream, nothing can stop you from achieving them.

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Samyak Sheth
Samyak Sheth

A traveller and journalist who views the world wearing multi-coloured goggles. He believes that life is to live not to survive.

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