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Chat on B-school selection!
(Chat Transcript)

prk869 : HOW IS NIA PUNE IN TERMS OF PLACEMENT AND BRAND VALUE ALSO THE FUTRE SCOPE??
pradip : NIA ....good option in BB category as per our categorization.


sg : OUT OF TAPMI GIM AND SIBM BANGALORE WHAT SHOULD I CHOOSE?
thomas : tapmi


karthik : SIR SIBM SHORTLIST 101. IS THERE ANY HOPE FOR ME TO CONVERT IT?
thomas : pune,its doubtfull.just hope for the best.


psg : SIR, HAVE BEEN WAITLISTED AT CLOSE TO 300 FOR SIBM-B GENERAL CATEGORY. DO I HAVE ANY CHANCE OF CONVERSION? SHOULD I BE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT IT?
thomas : 300 is tough. what other options do you have/


prk869 : HOW IS TAPMI JAIPUR SCHOOL???AND AVG PLACEMENT???
param : Avoid for this year. Too new.


nik : SIR HOW IS VIT VELLORE AND CHENNAI CAMPUS FOR AN MBA?
arvind : what other options you have ?


1992 : GOT CALL FROM ITM AND XIME..WHICH IS BTTR??
ramnath : I am assuming it is ITM Navimumbai. While XIME claims a slightly better avg salary, ITM NM is a slightly better brand. You choose based on what you prefer between these two.


pallavi : I HAVE BEEN SELECTED IN MICA AND SIBM-P. I WANT TO DO MARKETING AND JOIN AN FMCG FIRM. I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT MICA IS BETTER FOR MARKETING BUT NOT A LOT OF FMCG PRESENCE IS THERE AND PLACEMENTS ARE NOT AS GOOD. WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE? I AM THOROUGHLY CONFUSED.
param : MICA is good for brand gmt, advertising, Market research , media etc. SIBM, P is a better bet for mktg.


sg : IMI VS XIMB?
thomas : ximb


hsn : SIR IMDR PUNE OR CHETNA/ N. L DALMIA IN MUMBAI?
pradip : IMDR is better...IMDR in BB category whereas Chetna is in B category.


psg : SIR WHICH ARE THE TOP 5 INSTITUTES RANKWISE WITHIN THE A CATEGORY OF TIME'S B-SCHOOL LIST?
thomas : we do not assign individual rankings. all schools in the same category are nearly equal.


ayt : GOT CALL FROM GREAT LAKES FOR PGPM, PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THE COURSE OFFERED IS BETTER THAN 2 YEAR COURSE AND ALSO LET ME KNOW IF ITS BETTER THAT 2YEAR COURSE AT TAPMI, BIM, GIM, KJSOMAYYA AND WELLINGKAR? PLEASE RATE THE COLLEGES ACCORDINGLY
param : Please check ranking of colleges on yr home page. GLIM one year course is older and quite good for IT jobs. Tapmi is another good choice again mostly IT. Don't consider Welingkar, others aare okay if you are looking at a salary range of 8-10 lacs.


sg : BUT THOMAS SIR, DOESN'T XIMB HAVE LOCATION DISADVANTAGE?
rahulpinnamaneni : Their placements are good, batch size is not very large and ROI is good too.


ajay : AS MAH CET IS GOING SECTION , WILL THERE BE SECTIONAL CUTOFFS LIKE CAT OR SO , OR THE OVERALL PERCENTILE WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ADMISSION ?
param : The qns will be in sections but no sectional cut offs announced till now. Until last year it did not exist.


richa : SIR MY QUERY IS..SIR ACCORDING TO TIME RANKINGS, BSCHOOLS LIKE CHRIST,ITM RE RANKED IN BB CATEGORY..CHRIST,ITM HAS AVERAGE SALARY OF 5.8-6. BUT BSCHOOLS LIKE IMI BHUBANESWAR,IMT NAGPUR WHICH HAS AVERAGE SALARY OF 7-7.5 ARE RANKED IN B CATEGORY..WHY IS IT SO ? SHOULD WE GO FR THE BSCHOOL SEEING ITS RANKING OR PLCMENT PACKGE. I HAVE CONVERTED ITM NM AND IMI BBSR.
param : Salary is only one criteria. We employ multiple criteria for ranking colleges. So pls follow our ranking and do not just look at salaries. Also averages are not very relevant for an individual You may be above or below the average.


tpm : SIR I GOT 81%ILE IN CMAT WHICH COLLEGES IN MUMBAI CAN I APPLY?
asim : WELINGKAR MUMBAI, ITM NAVI MUMBAI, SIES MUMBAI


kanika : HELLO. IN GD, IS IT IMPORTANT TO TAKE A STANCE ON A TOPIC OR CAN I TAKE BOTH SIDE ONLY STATING NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE POINTS?
rahulpinnamaneni : Never be in a hurry to take a stance, you might have to change your course mid-way. Weigh the pros and cons, and be open-minded to new point of views. Only then can you jump to a conclusion.


1992 : HW IS THE PACKAGE OF NIBM..AND IFMR
ramnath : IFMR - has a better ctc and is also in the A category compared to NIBM's BB, in TIME's b-school list


1995 : IS IT ADVISABLE TO DO GUESS WORK IN MH CET AS THEIR IS NO _VE MARKING OR WE SHUD FIRST DO QUESTIONS V KNOW?
arvind : Not recommended, you have time to prepare now. Start working on your preparation. If required then you can do intelligent guessing instead of a blind guess


prk869 : PLS GIVE UR SUGGESTION ABOUT NIT CALICUT AND NOT DURGAPUR ???WHAT IS THE QUALITY AND PLACEMENT THERE???
pradip : NIT Calicut is better... The last date of NIT Durgapur is 23rd March.


cat : CAT 89.91%ILE CHANCES OF CONVERTING LBSIM ? WIEGHTAGE TO CAT SCORE 60%
thomas : pretty good as most of the students would be in the 85-90 range.


pallavi : ISN'T BRAND MANAGEMENT A PART OF MARKETING?
rahulpinnamaneni : Yes, but in the second year most B-Schools have a separate elective BM for the marketing enthusiasts.


shreya : GOT A CALL FROM KIAMS, HARIHAR & ALLIANCE UNI. WHICH IS BETTER?
arvind : KIAMS


lucky : HELLO SIR/MAM.WHICH IS BETTER XIMB(RM) OR SITM
ramnath : This should depend on your interest in these sectors Lucky. As an insti, XIMB is a much bigger brand.


nikki : SIBM-PUNE WAIT LIST 10 DA/PH CATEGORY.WHAT ARE MY CHANCES ??
arvind : Decent - lets hope for the best


sg : SORRY FOR NOT LETTING THIS GO, BUT THE AVERAGE SALARY PACKAGE WAS 12 FOR XIMB, AND 14 FOR IMI THIS YEAR. SO WOULD YOU STILL SAY XIMB IS BETTER? NOT LOOKING FOR VALIDATION OR ANYTHING, JUST ASKING OUT OF GENUINE CONFUSION.
param : XIMB is definitely better. IMI< Delhi is still okay. If your criteria is only salary then go to IMI, Delhi. Presume it is Delhi you are talking about


ac08 : ARE ALL THE COURSES OF KJ SOMAIYA EQUIVALENT..
param : No. thee core program is the best.


2016 : SIR HOW IS KIRLOSKAR COLLG PUNE IN TERMS OF FEES N PLACEMENTS
rahulpinnamaneni : Average package 4.5 lpa. Fees about 7.5 lpa. Check their ranking in our B-School rankings. http://www.time4education.com/cat-mba/list_of_b-schools.aspx


karthik : SIR, I HEARD THAT PERSON WITH WL 139 AT SIBM PUNE CONVERTED LAST TIME. SIR, DO YOU HAVE ANY FIGURES TO SUPPORT OR CONTRADICT THIS NUMBER? THIS YEAR SIBM HAS INCREASED THE NUMBER OF WL CANDIDATES TO 600 (LAST TIME THERE WERE ONLY 150 PEOPLE IN THE WL CATEGORY). THIS YEAR WITH THE NEW IIMS ALSO STARTING WON'T WL 101 BE A DECENT CHANCE
rahulpinnamaneni : 101 has decent chances of converting.


nik : SIR MY VIT MBA INTERVIEW IS ON 6TH MARCH THEY ASKED ME TO BRING A DD OF 10000 RS WHICH SHOULD BE GIVEN AT THE TIME OF ENTRY AND RESULTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE SAME DAY AND THE SELECTED CANDIDATES DD WILL BE RETAINED WHAT SHOULD I DO SHOULD I WAIT FOR OTHER COLLEGES RESULT TO COME ?
thomas : the college is not that great. it would be better to wait for other options.


ac08 : HOW IS IRMA , HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE GROUP ACTIVITY NOW, HAVEN'T ATTENDED ANY YET.
arvind : IRMA is good; Please attend TIME classes for group activity


prk869 : PLS GIVE UR SUGGESTION ON ALLIANCE B AND NPTI FARIDABAD???IS IT GOOD TO JOIN NPTI??
arvind : Alliance B is good


madhav : WHICH STREAM OUT OF FINANCE IT AND HR HAS BETTER JOB PROSPECTS IN FUTURE
rahulpinnamaneni : There's no one size suits all. Both have good job prospects. But if you want a straight answer to your question, top-line Finance profile jobs have a much higher rate of growth than HR jobs but then they also have a very high burn rate. Be warned though. Let that not be the only criteria for choosing a specialization.


hsn : OK SIR BUT WHAT ABOUT DALMIA ? IS IT BETTER THAN IMDR?
ramnath : IMDR is in BB, to Dalmia's B, in TIME's b-school list


karthik : SIBM PUNE OR NMIMS MUMBAI FOR FINANCE?
pradip : NMIMS is better. SIBM Pune is also good.


manish : MY CMAT SCORE 51%ILE. PLZ SUGGEST ME 3 TOP COLLEGES IN INDIA FOR PGDM.
rahulpinnamaneni : Not many decent B Schools, to be honest. Not at that percentile.


kanika : HOW TO PREPARE FOR CASE BASED DISCUSSIONS?
rahulpinnamaneni : Attend GDPI sessions at your nearest center. We conduct ample case-based discussions.


ayt : RANKING FOR GREAT LAKES PGPM IS NOT PROVIDED ON TIME HOMEPAGE AND IS IT WORTH PAYING 17 L FOR 1 YEAR COURSE??
param : We do not rank one year programs.


mishi : HELLO ! PLS HELP. WITH ONE YEAR OF WORK EX AND WANT TO JOIN MBA THIS YEAR..IS NDIM A GOOD OPTION ? PREV PACKAGE OF 2.5L.
thomas : it would be better to continue with the job if you are happy with it.in case already resigned,join this year as it is not optimal to waste one year.


chat : HOW CAN V DO BEST IN MH CET?ANY KEY POINTS TO REMEMBER
thomas : make sure you dont get stuck in any qn.speed is key. attempt all qns.


hsn : SIR I AM INTERESTED IN HR SO IS DALMIA A GOOD OPTION FOR PGDM HR?
thomas : its a pretty good option. what other options do you have?


r : SIR WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE BTWN ITM,IBS HYD, XIME BNGLR, IMT NAGPUR..... PLEASE ARRANGE THEM FROM BTTR TO GOOD
arvind : IBS, IMT, XIME and ITM


santosh : HOW'S IT CHANDIGARH UNIVERSITY IN TERM OF BANKING AND FINANCIAL ENGINEERING?? HOW'S IT PLACEMENTS
rahulpinnamaneni : http://www.cuchd.in/placements/placement_management.php Doesn't look very bright.


lucky : CAN YOU TELL ME SOMETHING ABOUT SITM?
param : Depends on yr background. If you are less than 2 yrs and can wit another year then don't apply to SITM. no 100 % placements


ac08 : HOW TO PREPARE FOR CASE ANALYSIS FOR IRMA AND KJ
rahulpinnamaneni : Start attending GDPI sessions at your nearest center where they are being conducted.


1992 : SIR I HAVE AVERAGE ACADEMIC RECORD RANGING BW 68-74.IS IT CAUSE OF COMCERN OR GOOD ENOUGH TO CONSIDER FOR MBA CLG
asim : Not at most B-schools as long as your do very well in CAT/XAT/Other exams followed by WAT/GD/PI rounds. Best wishes.


harry : SIR I HAVE SCORED 640.5 IN MAT AND 112 (68.26%ILE) IN CMAT.. AND DECENT COLLEGES IN PUNE, MUMBAI OR BANGLORE ?? ALSO HOW IS IMDR PUNE..
pradip : IMDR Pune is good option...... you can also think off CHRIST ,XIME,IFIM , ITM MUMBAI etc.


ac08 : WILL THERE BE ANY CLASSES GOING RIGHT NOW FOR GROUP ACTIVITY
rahulpinnamaneni : Group activity, a few yes. But GDPI and case studies, ample.


sg : HAS TAPMI LOST IT'S VALUE BY INCREASING IT'S BATCH STRENGTH? I HEARD IT'S CONDUCTING VERY RELAXED PIS THIS YEAR
rahulpinnamaneni : Your question above has been answered.


animesh : SIR, WHEN THE SHORT LIST OF FMS IS EXPECTED?
asim : Expected in a few days.


harry : SIR I HAVE SCORED 640.5 IN MAT AND 112 (68.26%ILE) IN CMAT.. AND DECENT COLLEGES IN PUNE, MUMBAI OR BANGLORE ?? ALSO HOW IS IMDR PUNE.. (BEST FOR FINANCE?)
asim : SIES MUMBAI, IMDR PUNE, BIMM PUNE, ITM NAVI MUMBAI, UBS MUMBAI are some options


ayt : IS IT WORTH CONSIDERING PGPM AT GREAT LAKES COMPARED TO TAPMI, GIM AND BIM? I HAVE GOT SELECTED FOR THE COURSE AND NEED TO PAY INITIAL DEPOSIT IN 2 DAYS. PLEASE HELP ME OUT
param : THis qn is already answered. You have GLIM for sure and others are only in the pipeline may or may not convert. I also do not know yr background so cannot meaningfully comment but average salary in PGPM is around 11 lacs, but mostly IT jobs. . Others may be less average but they are all 2 year programs. So cannot compare apples to oranges.


adca5h428 : WHICH ONE IS BETTER AMONG IMT GHAZIABAD AND PGDM CORE AT KJ SOMAIYA?
rahulpinnamaneni : IMT G


vr : SIR, HOW IS IMI KOLKATA IN TERMS OF PLACEMENT AND ROI AND IS IT CONVENIENT TO JOIN IF THERE IS NO OTHER OPTION IN HAND?
rahulpinnamaneni : Avg salary - 6 lpa Fee about 9-10 lakhs Are you keen on joining this year itself?


prk869 : WHAT IS THE AVG, PACKG OF NIT CALICUT AND PLACEMENT % THERE???
rahulpinnamaneni : Avg salary last year was around 6 lpa. Fees is just about 2 lacs.


sg : KJS VS TAPMI? FEES NOT AN ISSUE.
rahulpinnamaneni : KJS Smaller batches are better.


abhi : HELLO SIR,I HAVE 2 YEARS OF JOB EXPERIENCE IN IT SECTOR AND I LEFT MY JOB IN JULY 2015 AND HAVE TO DO MBA THIS YEAR ONLY AND I COULDNOT PERFORM WELL IN CAT.I HAVE FINAL OFFER FROM AS OF NOW FROM SITM PUNE AND IMI KOLKATA.WAITING FOR RESULTS OF BIMTECH(INSURANCE MANAGEMENT),XIMB(RURAL) AND HAVE CALLS FOR GD/PI XIME AND EXPECTING CALLS FROM NIBM(PUNE),MDI-MURSHIDABAD AND WELINGKAR.COULD YOU PLEASE RATE THE ABOVE MENTIONED COLLEGES.MY MINIMUM EXPECTATION IS 7.5+ AFTER MBA
param : Too many questions in one statement. IMI is a good college but Calcutta is new and not sure about 7.5 lac.NIBM pune is very good for placements and you can get Rs 8 lacs or more. BIMTECH, XIMB are nos while Welingkar Mumbai can be considered but 7.5 lacs may be difficult.


rp : HOW DO U RATE NEW IIM'S,COMMENT ON THEIR ROI AND THEIR AVG PACKAGE?
pradip : Please go through.. http://14.139.235.164:81/iimraipur/pdf/PGP%202013-15%20Final%20Placement%20Report.pdf http://www.iimranchi.ac.in/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/FinalPlacementReportIIMRanchi2013-15.pdf http://cdn.iimkashipur.ac.in/media/placement_report/Interim_Final_Placement_Report_2013_15.pdf


ac08 : FORE OR KJ
pradip : KJ


nav : WHAT COULD BE THE APPROXIMATE ROI OF IIM SAMBALPUR?
thomas : the placements at the new iims will gradually improve.so do not take a decision based on this year.


dnca5ap77 : WELLINGAR AVG PLACEMENT?
rahulpinnamaneni : Mumbai - 6.5 lpa (2014) Bengaluru is around 6.5 lpa (2015) Please check their placement pages for more updated info. Take everything you read with a pinch of salt.


ash41 : @ SATYAPRAKASH SIR : HOW IS GIM'S HCM PROGRAM AND ITS PLACEMENTS AT GIM ?
rahulpinnamaneni : www.gim.ac.in/pdfs/hcmplacement%20report%202015.pdf The program is still in its infancy stage.


adca5h428 : WHAT COULD BE PROBABLE CUTOFF FOR MMS AT WELINGKAR?
pradip : MMS: MH-CET Gen H: 98.87 OHU: 98.78 AI: 99.76


pallavi : @RAHULPINNAMANENI SIR WHICH AMONG SIBM-P AND MICA IS BETTER IF I WANT TO WORK IN BRAND MGMT/MKTG IN AN FMCG FIRM?
rahulpinnamaneni : SIBM P See, advertising and mass communication are parts of marketing but that's a very niche area, where MICA outdoes every other place in the country. If you want to be a generalist marketing guy, SIBM would be better.


sahilonite : IMT GHAZIABAD VS IMI DELHI. WHICH IS BETTER?
thomas : imi would be slightly better.


chiks : GREAT LAAKES OR SIBM B???
rahulpinnamaneni : Which program in Great Lakes? 1 year or 2 year?


vr : @RAHULPINNAMANENI YES SIR, I WANT TO DO MBA THIS YEAR ONLY
rahulpinnamaneni : Then you can go ahead and join. All the best. What are your other options by the way?


mitali : HI MY XAT PERCENTILE IS JUST 44. I GOT A CALL TO ATTEND CNPI. INITIALLY A GOT AN EMAIL FOR DUBAI CAMPUS (WHICH I AM NOT INTERESTED IN). WOULD NAGPUR OR HYD BE STILL AVAILABLE FOR ME ?
rahulpinnamaneni : Not really at this percentile. Better luck next year.


harry : THANK YOU ASIM AND PRADIP SIR :)
asim : Welcome


sanket : HELLO SIR, MY XIME INTERVIEW ON 5TH MARCH HOW TO PREAPARE AND WHAT WILL BETH MAIN FOCUS POINTS ?
arvind : Main focus will be on 1. about yourself 2. Acads. 3. General awareness 4. Work Exp. (if u have any)


santosh : PLZ REPLY SIR
rahulpinnamaneni : Answered


harshita : SIR WHICH IS BETTER...NMIMS BANGALORE OR SIBM BANGALORE? AND WHY?
param : Both are the same. More diversity of jobs in SIBM, Banglore while almost all jobs in NM, Blre are in Blre and IT related- data analytics, consulting , BA etc. Both will not give FMCG jobs


manish : HOW IS IILM,GURGAON FOR PGDM?
rahulpinnamaneni : B School category: Others Avg Salary: 7 lpa (claimed on the website) Fees: 12 lpa Overall: If you're keen and want to join this year, consider joining.


sanket : WELINGKAR CALL POSSIBLE ON 87%ILE IN CMAT ?
pradip : Yes...You may get a call. Good Wishes !!


dnca5ap77 : MY CMAT SCORE IS 64 CAN I APPLY FOR WELLINGAR
thomas : if you are a gen category student,the score is too loe for wellinger.


mbaaspirant : SIR, I AM FRESHER, 2014 PASSOUT, ALREADY APPEARED FOR CAT EXAM TWICE SINCE 2014, I HAVE GOT ADMISSION OFFER FOR CORE PGDM FROM BIMTECH NOIDA, I HAVE NO OTHER OPTIONS SO SHOULD I GO FOR IT OR NOT ? HOW'S BIMTECH ? (ROI AND PLACEMENTS WISE)
param : BIMTECH is just about okay but ROI is not great. But you don't seem to hv any options and you are a fresher ? passed out in 2014. So suggest you take it.


svs : PLEASE THROW LIGHT ON NIT DURGAPUR AND NIT ROURKELA???
rahulpinnamaneni : Durgapur is better. But avg package is about 6+ lpa


shekar : PLEASE SUGGEST ME FEW TIPS ON INTERVIEW PREPARATION?
rahulpinnamaneni : Check your GDPI briefcase. There are lots of useful tips.


chat88 : HOW IS IMDR PUNE..??
rahulpinnamaneni : BB category Avg package: around 4.6 lpa. Not highly recommended unless you are keen on joining this year itself.


chiks : SIR I WAS ASKING OF GREAT LAKES 2 YEAR VS SIBM B??
param : SIBM, Banglore.


sahilonite : HOW WOULD YOU RATE IMI DELHI AS COMPARED TO SIBM PUNE
rahulpinnamaneni : SIBM > IMI Very good alum networks and good brand presence.


maheera : WHAT IS WITH THE CET BECOMING SECTIONAL?? DOES IT MEAN WE WILL GET SEPARATE TIME TO ATTEMPT EACH SECTIONS??
arvind : you have to clear cutoffs in each section


dnca5ap77 : JAIPURIA AVG PLACEMENT
rahulpinnamaneni : Lucknow - 6 lpa


dnca5ap77 : HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE BALAJI GDPI?
rahulpinnamaneni : Please attend GDPI sessions. Also, please go through the GDPI briefcase on your student homepage. It's very useful trust me.


svs : WHICH IS GOOD AMITY OR ALLIANCE ??
ramnath : Amity, in B category vs Alliance in Others in TIME's b-school list


sanketjha28 : SIR WHICH SPECILISATION IS GOOD IN TERMS OF PLACEMENT IN XIME BANGALORE? HOW IS XISS HR ? CAN I PURSUE PHD AFTER COMPLETING FROM THESE INSTITUTE?
arvind : What area you are interested in? Dont worry about specialization now. You have to choose specialization only in the second year.


svs : PLS COMMENT ON EDI AND IFIM???
asim : Please check http://www.time4education.com/CAT-MBA/List_of_B-Schools.aspx


mitali : @THOMAS SIR. I ALREADY RESIGNED IN AUG 2015. SHOULD I JOIN NDIM ?
thomas : if you do not have any other options, do join.


harshita : PARAM SIR... THEN WHICH OME SHUD I PREFER...SIBM BANG OR NMIMS BANG...STILL CONFUSED? THEY WORTH JOINING?
param : Depends on yr background. If you are IT and want to go back to IT or Analystics then NM if you want some chance( no certainty) of a job in finance then SIBM B. SIBM is also okay for IT/Consulting as they are based in Banglore. Use the above criteria plus the fees and living costs.


nik : WHEN WILL THE RESULTS OF ICFAI-IBS GD PI BE ANNOUNCED?
asim : Please check with their admission department.


shreya : XIME OR ALLIANCE WHICH IS BETTER?
asim : XIME Bangalore


abhi : SITM PUNE OR IMI KOKATA AS I AHVE TO APY FEES WITHIN 10 DAYS AND BLOCK THE SEAT
ramnath : SITM is a BB rated school vs IMIK at B. However if you are interested in telecom, you should look at SITM.


piyushjoshi001 : WHT IS LAST WEEK PREPARATION TIPS FOR MBA MAHARASHTRA CET ??
pradip : Please solve at least two-three T.I.M.E mocks before the examination. you need to optimize speed and accuracy.


sanket : MAT 96.05 %LE IS THIS SCORE WILL HELP ME IN CAP
pradip : Yes.


mayank : SIR 10 68.4 , 12 63% BBA 69.42 ( BTT IN TOP 10% OF MY MATCH) 2015 PASS OUT .NO WORKEX.SHLD I PREPARE FOR CAT .MANY SENIORS TOLD ME THAT EVEN IF U GET GOOD %ILE U WONT MAKE TO GOOD B SCHOOL.THIS THOUGHT HAUNTS ME DAILY.
arvind : Prepare for CAT and other Management exams. Doing an MBA has an advantage. Acads are important but not the only criteria to get admission into a good b-school


hsn : SIR I HAVE CONVERTED IMDR PUNE AND WILL APPLY IN CHETNA AND IES..WHICH COLLEGE SHOULD BE PREFERED? FOR PGDM
ramnath : IMDR is better. Between the remaining 2, Chetna


adca5h428 : SHOULD NIRMA BE PREFFERED AGAINST WELINGKAR?
param : yes


muyeed1 : SIR, WHICH ONE SHOULD I PREFER: IPE HYDERABAD, ICFAI HYDERABAD, ITM NAVI MUMBAI?
pradip : ICFAI,HBD and ITM Navi Mumbai are equally good and better than IPE, HBD.


abhi : SITM PUNE OR IMI KOKATA AS I HAVE TO PAY FEES WITHIN 10 DAYS AND BLOCK THE SEAT CONSIDERING 2 YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE OF MINE.
param : IMI, K will give you a wider job choice while SITM will be focussed on Telecom sector, which is not doing too well.


kanika : SPEAKING 2-3 TIMES GD, IS IT ENOUGH OF 15-20 MINUTES GD?
asim : Depends also on number of participants, if number of members are around 10 then it may not be enough.


sanket : I ENROLLED FOR TEST SERIES AMCETS BUTDIDNT GOT GDPI BRIEFCASE ? PLZ HELP
ramnath : If you have a call, please approach your T.I.M.E> center with the call letter and enroll into the GDPI program. You will be given access to the gdpi briefcase


harshita : THEN WHICH ONE SHUD I PREFER...SIBM BANG OR NMIMS BANG..STILL CONFUSED? THEY WORTH JOINING
thomas : nmims blore. in case you are working,do not join.


svs : IS IT WORTH OF JOINING SDMIMD ??
thomas : the college is ok.if not working, the college is worth joining.


1992 : IMT NAGPUR OR CHRIST UNIVERSITY BANGLRE??
rahulpinnamaneni : Christ > IMT N


hitesh311094 : WHEN WILL THE FINAL RESULTS OF NEW IIMS BE OUT
asim : Most of them in April


sanu : SIR I HAVE WORKED WITH BANK OF AMERICA TILL SEP 2015. WHAT SHUD BE THE ANSWER WHY U LEFT THE JOB?
rahulpinnamaneni : Be genuine. Most people are forgiven for taking a break for preparing for CAT.


mitali : @THOMAS SIR. THANKYOU. I DO NOT HAVE MUCH OPTIONS BUT I WANT TO PURSUE MBA FROM DELHI-NCR. ARE THERE ANY OTHER BETTER OPTIONS THAN NDIM ? I GAVE PI FOR FOSTIIMA ALSO.
thomas : for your score, ndim would be the best option.


maddy : WHICH MBA STREAM HAS BETTER JOB PROSPECTS
rahulpinnamaneni : It depends on you. There are high paying jobs in all areas.


time : OTHER THEN IBS HYD WHICH IBS IS BETTER IN TERMS OF FEES N ROI
param : Gurgaon, Mumbai and Pune


manish : PLZ SUGGEST ME SOME DECENT COLLEGES WITH MY CMAT SCORE OF 51%ILE
asim : IPE HYD, BIMM PUNE, FIIB DELHI, VJIM HYD, ITM NAVI MUMBAI, SSIM HYD, MS RAMMIAH BANGALORE, VANGUARD BANGALORE


abhi123 : SIR IIT KANPUR ,IMI OR IMT G WHICH ONE TO GO ?
rahulpinnamaneni : IIT Kanpur > IMT G > IMI


dnca5ap77 : HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE GDPI OF BALAJAI
pradeepgoswami : Please visit your nearest TIME centre for some Mock PI sessions before you appear for the real one


piyushjoshi001 : SIR WHAT SHOULD BE IDEAL SCORE IN MHT MBA CET TO GET JBIMS ?? IN MOCK I GET AROUND 100
arvind : You should be in top 99 percentile. Score will depend on the difficulty level of the paper


kanika : ON BSCHOOLS WEBSITE, IT IS WRITTEN GDPI-30/40% WEIGHTAGE. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? WHAT WILL BE THEIR BREAK UP OF GDPI?
tanuja : It means that when they would calculate the final marks for giving admission 30 to 40% weight would be given to GD & PI. They may look at other aspects such as CAT score, educational profile etc.


vbhv : CAN WELINGKAR MUMBAI AND GLIM CALL BE EXPECTED AT CMAT 87%ILE
asim : Yes, if you have decent profile.


mayank : APART FROM TIME WHICH TEST SERIES SHLD I BUY ?
ramnath : Take all AIMCATs, the 25 SAMCATs and about 200 online sectional tests without fail and analyse them comprehensively with the help of the detailed performance report that is given. You dont need to look elsewhere


tj : HI SIR. I VE CONVERTED GREAT LAKES PGPM 1 YEAR GURGAON CAMPUS. HOW GOOD IS IT AS A BACKUP OPTION???
pradeepgoswami : Its a decent option with good good placement records


dnca5ap77 : HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE GDPI OF BALAJI
deepak : Enroll to the GWPI classes, prepare on your acads, work exp, personality related qns.


mbaaspirant : PARAM SIR, SINCE I WANT TO BUILD MY CAREER IN OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT SO IS BIMTECH, NOIDA GOOD FROM OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT POINT OF VIEW ? AND WHAT IS ITS AVERAGE ANNUAL PACKAGE ?
param : Unlikely to be good for operations. Lower level colleges offer more sales/mktg jobs, in different sectors. So not sure if you will get operations job, But check the website for profiles offered. Salary will be in the range of 6-8 lacs.


aakesh : MY CMAT PERCENTILE IS 885...WHICH COLG I SHOULD TARGET
rahulpinnamaneni : - Jaipuria Institute of Management- Noida. - Indira School of Business Studies- Pune. - Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Management- Pune. - Doon Business School- Dehradun. - Siva Sivani Institute of management-Hyderabad. - Indus business academy-Bangalore. - Aurora Business school-Hyderabad. - SCMS-Cochin.


time : WHAT IS THE FEES N AVG PACKAGE OF IBS PUNE
ramnath : We dont rate this school among the top 150 b-schools in the country


pari : IFIM OR SDMIMD FOR FINANCE? WHICH ONE IS GOOD I HAVE CONVERTED IFIM THEY ARE ASKING FOR NONREFUNDABLE 50K BY TOMO PLEASE HELP. SDMIMD RESULTS WILL COME ON NEXT TUESDAY
asim : SDMIMD Mysore


harshita : ONE LAST QUESTION THEN, IS SIBM BANG WORTH JOINING AS I AM A FRESHER NO WORK EX???
thomas : sibm is a pretty good college. you can consider joining.


shekar : @RAHULPINNAMANENI: SIR ANY GD/PI ACTIVITIES GOING ON IN TIME HYD BRANCHES I WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND.
rahulpinnamaneni : Yes, they're going on in full swing at Ameerpet and GSM. Please go to your nearest TIME centre and talk to our counselors.


abhi : SIR PLEASE RATE IMT NAGPUR/HYDERABAD,IMI-KOLKATA,SITM,XIMB(RURAL).
pradip : XIMB(Rural), SITM, IMI(Kolkata) and IMT, Nagpur ...in decreasing order of preference.


mayank : @RAMNATH SIR MY 10 68 12 63 BBA 69 BTT IN TOP 10% 2015 GRADUATE NO WORKEX SHLD I GIVE CATOST SENIORS SAY THAT U WONT GET GOOD B SCHOOL AS UR SCHOOL GRADES ARE POOR.
arvind : already answered, please check


bittu : HOW''S IT IBS MUMBAI IN TERMS OF PLACEMENTS?????
thomas : the placements are not that great. they do not place all the students.


subh : MY MARKS ARE BELOW 70 PERCENT IN 12 CLASS,CAN I GET A GOOD B SCHOOL
gouri : Yes you can .. if your CAT scores are good.


terra : NIT SURATHKAL VS NIT DURGAPUR VS NIT WARANGAL IN TERMS OF PLACEMENT
ramnath : While official/reliable info is not available about these schools, it is expected to be in the range of 5-6 lpa.


sanket : WHAT IS THE DALMIA CUT OFF THROGH CET
pradip : Around 96.


aim : PLZ RPLY WHAT IS CAP ROUND
deepak : Common admission process


sambhav : FOR FPM RANCHI INTERVIEW THEY ASKED ME TO PREPARE PRESENTATION REFLECTING RESEARCH IDEA IN AREA/TOPIC OF INTEREST... WHAT I AM EXPECTED TO PREPARE? I HAVE FILLED INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN THE FORM. PLEASE REPLY
rahulpinnamaneni : This should help you somewhat. https://www.quora.com/What-should-I-expect-in-an-interview-for-IIM-A-B-and-C-FPM-program-interview Alternatively, you can also talk to an FPM scholar in any of the top B-Schools.


mayank : I FAILED MISERABLY THIS YR IN CAT IN 2016 I WANT TO GET MINIMUM 99.8+ HOW SHLD I APPROACH STUDIES.QUANT DILR AND VA.I M.GIVING 6 HRS DAILY.
tanuja : You need to study in a systematic manner. It would be good if you join a centre and attend all classes without fail. Write all AIMCATs and do a through analysis of it. If you spend 3-4 hours apart from your classes every day on your quant, VA, DI/LR, its good enough.


r : SIR WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE BTWN ITM,IBS HYD, XIME BNGLR, IMT NAGPUR..... PLEASE ARRANGE THEM FROM BTTR TO GOOD!!!
arvind : all are decent - did you get any final admission call from any of these institutes


r : SIR WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE BTWN ITM,IBS HYD, XIME BNGLR, IMT NAGPUR..... PLEASE ARRANGE THEM FROM BTTR TO GOOD!!!!
pradip : Answered..Please Check.


sanu : SIR , IT MAY BE ILLUSION BUT I HAVE HEARD THAT IF WE DONT PURSUE MBA IN MARKETING FROM A GOOD B SCHOOL WE MAY GET SELLING JOBS LIKE PERSONAL , CANOPY AND ALL? IS IT SO?
param : Top FMCG MNC mktg jobs are reserved for the top schools only. Lower B schools will offer sales/mktg jobs in less well known cos.


r : SIR WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE BTWN ITM,IBS HYD, XIME BNGLR, IMT NAGPUR..... PLEASE ARRANGE THEM FROM BTTR TO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!
pradip : ITM Navi Mumbai, IBS Hyderabad and XIME Bengaluru are equally good and better than IMT Nagpur.


bittu : GOT 510 IN MAT FEB??? SUGGEST ME COLLEGES
pradeepgoswami : ITM Navi mumbai, PIBM,ACHARYA Bangalore, MITSOB Pune ,NIILM to mame a few you could apply


shekar : THANKYOU RAHUL SIR.
rahulpinnamaneni : Welcome!


terra : WHICH ONE OF THEM IS THE BEST OUT OF NIT SURATHKAL, WARANGAL AND DURGAPUR. ALSO HOW GOOD IS NIT KURUKSHETRA FOR MBA
pradip : Surathkal, Warangal and Durgapur are equivalent... NIT Surathkal..1st March (Today) is the last date. NIT Durgapur ...23rd March is the last date.


kanika : ANY GD CLASSES I CAN ATTEND IN TIME DELHI CENTERS AS I HAVE GIM INTERVIEW ON 10TH MARCH?
deepak : Plz contact your local centre for schedule


psg : ARE GDPI WORKSHOPS FOR MUMBAI OVER OR ARE THERE GOING TO BE MORE WORKSHOPS HELD?
deepak : Plz check with the local office.


hey : AVG PACKAGE OF IBS GURGAON N FEES ?
ramnath : About 5.5 lpa


terra : CHANCES OF CONVERTING IMT NAGPUR WITH 67 PERCENTILE WITH AVERAGE CNPI
arvind : decent chances


piyushjoshi001 : FOR CET HOW TO IMPROVE SCORE IN ENGLISH SECTION ? I OFTEN GET WRONG IN GRAMMER AND VERBAL QUESTIONS ?
gouri : Brush up on Grammar concepts... go through your study material...


dee : SIR HOW MUCH PERCENTILE IS NEEDED TO GET AN OLD IIM CŔLL WITH MY GIVEN PROFILE .PLZ ANS
thomas : you will need more than 98 percentile.


freddie : SIR, IMT NAGPUR, BITS OR NIBM???
deepak : Bits


ris25 : MAT FEB SCORE 665/800 ... GOOD COLLEGES UNDER THIS SCORE?
asim : BIMM PUNE, CHRIST BANGALORE, SIES MUMBAI, ITM NAVI MUMBAI, XIME BANGALORE, IPE HYD


manish : I GOT A CALL FROM ASIA PACIFIC DELHI, IS IT A GOOD COLLEGE?
arvind : what other options do u have?


psg : SIR AT 98.87%ILE IN CMAT, WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OF GETTING MMS AT KJS OR WELINGKAR? I AM MAHARASHTRA CANDIDATE.
pradip : Yes....Good chances.KJ Som and Welingkar around 99, MET around 97. Wish you all the luck!!


abhi : SIR,SITM OR IMI-KOLKATA.AS I SPOKE TO SENIOR IN SITM THAT JOBS ARE NOT FOCUSSED TO TELECOM SECTOR ONLY IN SITM.CONSIDERING 2 YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE AND BETTER ROI.
pradip : Already Answered. SITM is better..


ris25 : ITM OR BIMM?
pradip : ITM Navi Mumbai is better than BIMM, Pune..


terra : IMT NAGPUR, ITM NAVI MUMBAI, IMT HYDERABAD? PREFERENCE?
ramnath : ITM - In BB category vs the other two which are in B


abhi123 : SIR AMONG IIT KANPUR, IIT KHARAGPUR, IIT R, XIMB WHICH IS BETTR IF ROI IS NOT AN ISSUE
thomas : ximb.


harshita : PLACEMENTS GOOD AT SIBM BANGALORE?
rahulpinnamaneni : Last year's figure (mentioned in report) is about 8.5 lpa


emma : IF QUESTION IS TO CHOOSE FROM AMONG THE CALLS I GOT.WHAT ANSWER SHOULD I GIVE?
gouri : whichever interview you are attending should be the answer. Go prepared with an overall idea about that institute so that you can justify your stance.


shreya : KIAMS, HARIHAR OR ALLIANCE UNI WHICH IS BETTER IN TERMS OF ROI & ACADEMICS?
arvind : kiams


terra : DOES NIT OTHER THAN TRICHY HAVE 80%+ PLACEMENT?
thomas : in a good year, they will have more than 80 percent.all others other than trichy will have avg salary less than 6 lacs.


freddie : SIR SHOULD I APPLY TO CLGS FOR PGDM THROUGH MAH CET???
pradip : Yes.


hsn : SIR WHAT WILL BE THE AVERAGE PACKAGE FOR PGDM HR IN N.L DALMIA?
rahulpinnamaneni : Unpublished


shashank : SIR CAN WE PURSUE PHD RATHER THAN FELLOWSHIP AFTER PGDM? SECONDLY, POST PGDM WORK EX CANDIDATE GET WEIGHTAGE IN PHD AND ACADEMICS..THANK YOU
ramnath : Yes. FPM or PhD depends on the univ/school


nav : SIR I DO NOT WANT TO WAIT ANOTHER YEAR. PRETTY CONFIDENT OF MAKING IT TO THE NEWEST IIMS AT LEAST. WOULD THE JOBS OFFERS THERE ALLOW ME TO PAY OFF THE EDUCATION LOAN ALONG WITH SAVINGS? GENUINE CONCERN
arvind : yes, you can. You should plan efficiently


subh : HOW MUCH SHOULD BE A CAT SCORE FOR BELOW 70PERCENT MARKS IN 12
pradeepgoswami : More than 90 percentile. It also depends on the colleges you are applying


ris25 : HOW MUCH PERCENTILE IS REQUIRED IN ATMA FEB FOR NIBM N WE SCHOOL?
pradip : NIBM and Welingkar ...ATMA: around 88.


manish : SIR PLZ TELL ME IS IILM, GURGAON WORTH APPLYING WITH 51%ILE IN CMAT
rahulpinnamaneni : If you have no other options and you want to join this year itself, then yes.


anjali : SIR, HOW IS XIME,BANGALORE
pradeepgoswami : Decent .Can definitely go for it.


freddie : SIR I'VE TAKEN CNPI OF IMT NAGPUR.. AND ALREADY APPLIED TO BITS AND NIBM WHICH WILL OUT THE RESULTS FOR GDPI ONLY IN APRIL.. WAT IF IMT NAGPUR ASKS US TO PAY THE FEES IN MARCH ITSELF FOR CONFIRMATION?
srinivasbelvi : According to AICTE regulations, they'll refund the fee in case you want to withdraw your admission. Check with the admission office at IMT for refund policy & procedure.


sindu : SIR I CONVERTED FOR IMI KOLKATA. HOW WORTH IS IT ACCORDING TO PLACEMENTS???
thomas : the college is ok. you can consider joining if you are not working.


aakesh : FLAME UNIVERSITY AND SIESCOM..WHICH ONE IS BETTER
rahulpinnamaneni : SIESCOM


ash41 : HOW IS BIMTECH'S INSURANCE BUSINESS PROGRAM WITH RESPECT TO PLACEMENTS?
rahulpinnamaneni : Please check out this one http://bimtech.ac.in/placement/placement-brochure/


mohit24 : WAITISTED 114 IN SIBM BENGALURU, SC CATEGORY, ANY CHANCE?
ramnath : Tough to say Mohit, with the newer IIMs also coming in. Hope for the best.


chuck : NIBM PUNE AT 89.92 IN CAT??
param : very good chance.


varunjsr : GOOD EVENING FACULTY, I APPLIED TO KJ SOMAIYA BUT I HAVE LESS THAN 50 PERCENT IN GRAD. NOW I'VE BEEN CALLED FOR THE INTERVIEW BY THEM. IF SELECTED, MY ADMISSION MAY BE FORFEITED BECAUSE OF GRAD PERCENTAGE. SHOULD I GO FOR THE INTERVIEW?
gouri : take the risk...if they have called you , there may be a chance...


harshita : PLACEMENTS GOOD AT SIBM BANGALORE??100%STUDENTS PLACED??
srinivasbelvi : Yes... SIBM bangalore has good placement record.


mayank : MUMBAI BASED COLLEGES I.E WELLINKAR.SIMSREE.SIMSR WHATS THE CAT CUTOFF FOR PGDM THROUGH CAT?.FOR MMS IT 99.9 FOR PGDM ?
pradip : Welingkar 80 to 85 CAT percentile and SIMSREE around 80 CAT percentile. 2nd part of the question is not clear?


sindu : SIR RATE IPE ,IMT,IMI KOLKATA,NIT TRICHY?????
thomas : nitt>imikolkata>ipe. if you meant imt ghaziabad it would be the best.


pari : IFIM OR SDMIMD FOR FINANCE? WHICH ONE IS GOOD I HAVE CONVERTED IFIM THEY ARE ASKING FOR NONREFUNDABLE 50K BY TOMO PLEASE HELP. SDMIMD RESULTS WILL COME ON NEXT TUESDAY PLZ REPLY SIR
srinivasbelvi : SDMIMD-Mysore is preferred


1992 : SIR PLZ RANK THESE CLG ACC TO QUALITY OF EDUCATION AND PACKAGE... XIME BANG,ITM,NIBM,IFMR,NIT CALICUT AND WELINGKAR MUMBAI
pradip : IFMR, Chennai is best in this lot. XIME,Bangaluru, NIBM, Pune and ITM, Navi Mumbai are equally good and better than NIT, Calicut.


nik : SIR CAN I GET ADMISSION IN GREAT LAKES WITH MAT PERCENTILE OF 94.6 PLS ANSWER SIR PLS
thomas : the cutoff is generally kept at 95.


dolly95 : NIBM PUNE AND SIES CHANCES AT 85.51 %ILE IN CMAT ???
asim : Decent chance


aakesh : WITH 88% IN CMAT..PLZ SUGGEST MORE GOOD COLG..ESPECIALLY IN MAHARASHTRA
rahulpinnamaneni : - Jaipuria Institute of Management- Noida. - Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Management- Pune. - Siva Sivani Institute of management-Hyderabad. - Aurora Business school-Hyderabad.


sindu : PLACEMENTS OF IMI KOLKATA?KINDLY MENTION THE FIGURES????
ramnath : About 6 lpa


bittu : WHAT IS RETURNS OF INVESTMENT OF KIRLOSKAR PUNE???
arvind : Fee about 7.5 lakhs and average salary is around 4 lakhs


varunjsr : @GOURI THANK YOU! I'LL GO FOR IT!
gouri : please do..all the best


tj : SIR WHAT IS THE ACTUAL AVG PACKAGE OF GREAT LAKES GURGAON PGPM
rahulpinnamaneni : http://www.greatlakes.edu.in/gurgaon/recruiters-and-companies/placement-report-pgpm Read placement reports with a pinch of salt.


satish : GE FACULTIES.. HAVNG MY XIME BANGALORE GD PI ON 5TH. TELL ME ABOUT IT. WILL IT BE TOUGH ?
pradeepgoswami : No it won't be. Be well prepared on anything you have put on your CV and be sure on why you want to do the course. If possible visit your nearest TIME centre and take a couple of mock PIs. Bestvof luck


anjali : WITH 92.51 PERCENTILE IN CMAT..PLEASE SUGGEST SOME GOOD COLLEGES TO APPLY ACROSS INDIA.
asim : GLIM CHENNAI, WELINGKAR MUMBAI/BANG,XIME BANG,ITM NAVI MUMBAI,IMT NAGPUR/HYD are some options


lvg : SIR,COLLEGES POSSIBLE WITH 98.1% IN MAT?XIME IS CLOSED PLS SUGGEST OTHERS
pradeepgoswami : Christ Bangalore and ITM Navi mumbai


terra : WOULD U RECOMMEND ANY NIT OVER IMT OR ITM NM IF ONE HAS TO JOIN THIS YEAR?
ramnath : That too generic a question. What are the schools you have calls from?


sindu : SIR WHAT ARE CHANCES FOR IMT NAGPUR WID PERCENTILE OF 67 IN CAT WITH GOOD CNPI??
srinivasbelvi : Stands a chance with the percentile mentioned.


chiks : SIR I HAVE IIM L ABM INTERVIEW TOM...WHAT ALL SHOULD I PREPARE???
rahulpinnamaneni : Expect some good questions on "why ABM?" and so on. Be well prepared about the recent budget and the rural push. Government schemes, rural marketing etc.


ash41 : CAN I GET A CALL FROM NIBM AND NIA PUNE AT 67 PERCENTILE IN CAT ?
arvind : NIBM difficult


freddie : SIR I'D PUT MY GRADUATION PERCENTAGE MISTAKENLY AS 80 INSTEAD OF 77 IN SOME APPLICATIONS.. WILL IT AFFECT MY ADMISSIONS LATER ON???
deepak : You must send a mail to the admissions office of those B schools mentioning this.


chuck : WOULD PEOPLE WITH OLD IIM CALLS ONLY GET CALL FROM IIM NAGPUR?
rahulpinnamaneni : No such a thing. Each one has its own criteria for shortlisting.


subh : FOR 6.7CGPA IN GRAD AND BELOW 70 PERCENT IN 12 HOW MUCH PERCENTILE IN CAT AND CAN I GET ANY IIMS
srinivasbelvi : Get over 99%ile to stand a chance & try your luck.


dolly95 : ASIM SIR SO SHOULD I FILL THE APPLICATION FORM? ALSO SUGGEST SOME OTHER COLLEGES AS WELL. GOT SELECTED IN ITM NAVI MUMBAI. APPLIED IN XIME, CHRIST ,WELINGKAR AND BALAJI
asim : Seems good, all the best.


sayak09 : BIMM OR ISB&M PUNE ??? WHICH ONE IS BETTER I AM A FRESHER
asim : BIMM Pune


1992 : ASKING FOR 3RD TIME .... SIR PLZ RANK THESE CLG ACC TO QUALITY OF EDUCATION AND PACKAGE... XIME BANG,ITM,NIBM,IFMR,NIT CALICUT AND WELINGKAR MUMBAI
arvind : IFMR, Welingkar, XIME, ITM


kanika : CAN THE POINTS BE REPEATED IN GD? OR ELABORATING MORE OF A REPEATING POINT?
rahulpinnamaneni : Repeated? NO Elaborate? Yes.


freddie : WILL SENDING THEM THE MAIL DO GOOD SIR??
rahulpinnamaneni : Yes it will. You can also directly call the admissions director/dean for faster resolution.


bhavya : IS XIME REALLY WORTH IT TO SPEND 11 LACS FOR ??PLEASE REPLY....HOW ARE THE PLACEMENTS ?PLEASE GIVE SOME INSIGHT
arvind : Average salary is around 6.5 Lakhs


terra : ITM NM, IMT NAGPUR AND APPLIED FOR NIT SURATHKAL. SIESCOM POSSIBLE AT 67 CAT?
ramnath : SIES and ITM are the better options, better than NIT S


sharma5 : WHAT TO EXPECT IN KJ SOMAIYA PI?
asim : Make sure you prepare for all the different types of questions ie academic, gk, current affairs, personality related, career related etc


sindu : WITH PERCENTILE OF 67 IN CAT CAN I GET NIT TRICHY??
deepak : No


max : IIT ROORKEE , KJSOM, WELINGKAR, GIM... PLEASE ARRANGE IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE
srinivasbelvi : IIT-R, KJ Som, GIM, Welingkar


pari : PLEASE REPLY
asim : Answered check


krish : I HAVE SCORED 99.3 %ILE IN FEB MAT-16. WHICH COLLEGES I SHOULD APPLY IN DELHI/NCR REGION AS PER PLACEMENTS? PLEASE TELL LIST OF COLLEGES AT INDIA LEVEL TOO.
tanuja : You can consider BIMTECH, AMITY in NCR and Christ B'lore


jitu : CMAT SCORE 108 AND 65.95%TILE WHICH COLG SHOULD I APPLY
asim : SIES MUMBAI, ITM NAVI MUMBAI, BIMM PUNE, XISS RANCHI, IMT HYD,IPE HYD, VJIM HYD, SSIM HYD


dolly95 : THANKS.. PLS SUGGEST 8-10 DAYS PREPARATION TIPS FOR MH-CET
arvind : work on the pattern of the exam. Take about 5 mocks


muyeed1 : SIR MAT SCORE 606 (JUST 16 PERCENTILE IN ENGLISH).. WHICH COLLEGES SHOULD I APPLY FOR ??
pradeepgoswami : Christ Bangalore, ITM Navi Mumbai, ALLIANCE Bangalore


pari : ASKI IFIM OR SDMIMD FOR FINANCE? WHICH ONE IS GOOD I HAVE CONVERTED IFIM THEY ARE ASKING FOR NONREFUNDABLE 50K BY TOMO PLEASE HELP. SDMIMD RESULTS WILL COME ON NEXT TUESDAYNG FOR THE 4TH TIME
srinivasbelvi : SDM Mysore is preferred


freddie : SHOULD I SEPARATELY APPLY TO MMS PROGRAMS THROUGH MAH CET AS WE APPLIED TO PGDM THROUGH CAT???
param : yes. apply separately.


sindu : WITH 67 IN CAT SC CAN I GET NIT TRICHY???
ramnath : Possible Sindu..All the best


1992 : WHICH ONE TO PREFER AMONGST XIME NIBM AND WELINGKAR MUMBAI
param : Have you got admission in any of them. Wait for final results before taking a call.


nidhi : I AM WORRIED ABOUT GD. I HAVE MY INTERVIEW ON 7,10 AND 14TH MARCH. ALL HAVE GD AS THEIR SELECTION PROCESS. I AM NOT MUCH OF A SPEAKER. GIVE ME SOME TIPS TO HOW DO I PREPARE MYSELF FOR GD?
pradeepgoswami : Revise the various GD topics. It's not your oratory skills they will look at but valid points and clarity of thought ,so be sure that content wise you are well prepared


max : PLEASE ARRANGE IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE : IITR, SCMHRD, SIIB, SITM, SRCC GBO
param : SCMHRD, IITR, SIIB, SRCC GBO, SITM


satish : GREAT LAKES CHANCES WITH 86%ILE ?? ALSO SUGGEST SOME OTHER OPTIONS AS WELL
arvind : fingers crossed


emma : SIR,HOW TO APPROACH CASE BASED GD?
ramnath : For generic Qs like this, it is better to approach you gdpi faculty. This forum is for specific queries


ac08 : HOW TO DESCRIBE MYSELF IN 5 LINES. WHAT SHOULD I COVER
tanuja : You should cover your education - 10,12 & grad. About work exp, if you are/have work(ed). Talk about your hobbies, achievements.


pari : THANK YOU @ SRINIVASBELVI ONE LAST QUESTION CAN I CONVERT XIME AT MAT 82 PERCENTILE?
srinivasbelvi : If you get a call, you got to do well in the interview & GD to convert.


freddie : BITS, IMT NAGPUR AND NIBM.. WHICH HAS LESS FEES AND BETTER PLACEMENTS??
srinivasbelvi : BITS has less fee & better placements


sharma5 : SIR,CAN YOU SUGGEST SOME SPECIFIC QUESTIONS FOR KJ SOMAIYA.I MEAN APART FROM BUDGET,CURRENT AFFAIRS AND WHY MBA? ALSO,HOW MUCH TIME CAN THE WHOLE PROCESS APPROXIMATELY TAKE FROM THE PAST RECORDS?? THANKS IN ADVANCE
srinivasbelvi : No specific questions... Process may take about 4 hours


emma : SIR,I GOT A PROFILE BASED CALL FROM GIM AND NOT BASED ON MY XAT/CAT SCORE AS I HAVE SCORED BELOW THE CUT OFF.WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OVER THE REGULAR STUDENTS?
arvind : decent chances - do well in this round. Prepare well for your interview


anjali : SIR KJ SOM,GIM,SIBM BANG,BIM TRICHY,FORE.PLZ ARRANGE THEM FOR MARKETING
srinivasbelvi : KJ Som, GIM, FORE. SIBM


vive : HI SIR, GREAT LAKES CHENNAI PGDM PROGRAM XAT CUT OFF ??
srinivasbelvi : Around 85%ile


mks : XIME OR CHRIST. WHICH IS A BETTER OPTION
ramnath : XIME has slightly lower fee and better CTC while Christ has a better brand


priya : SIR HOW IS XISS RANCHI HRM FINANCE FACULTY PLACEMENTS
srinivasbelvi : Avg package is around 5.5L


priya : SIR HOW IS XISS RANCHI HRM FINANCE FACULTY PLACEMENTS
asim : Pretty decent, T.I.M.E. counts it among the B grade B-schools


manish : WHAT IS THE INTAKE OF IILM GURGAON FOR PGDM
ramnath : 120


bunny : SIR IF I HAVE TO MAKE A CHOICE BETWEEN SCIT PUNE AND BIMTECH (I.B.) WHAT DO U SUGGEST?MORE OF I HAVE 2YEARS EXPERIENCE IN AN MNC
param : If your experience is in IT then SCIT surely. BIMTECH the core is good but d not advise IB SCIT better, if you hv converted both.


ris25 : ITM BIMM CHRIST SIES KIAMS ...WHICH IS BETTER AMONG ALL?
pradeepgoswami : Christ and ITM Navi Mumbai are decent options you can consider


sayani : SIR PLZ ANS BETWEEN IISWBM AND XIME WHICH ONE SHOULD BE PREFERRED?
param : XIME as it is located in a better city.


terra : IS SIESCOM POSSIBLE AT 67 PERCENTILE CAT?
asim : slim chance is there, keep your fingers crossed.


anjali : SIR FORE VS BIMTECH
ramnath : FORE. A category school, vs BBB of BIMTECH


sindu : KINDLY HELP ME FOR NIT TRICHY GD/INTERVIEW I HAD ON 13 MARCH??/
ramnath : What is your question?


ac08 : IT HAS TO BE MENTIONED IN THE KJ SOMAIYA FORM. AND IT MENTIONS TO DESCRIBE SOMETHING WHICH IS NOT MENTIONED IN THE FORM
gouri : you should write about education, values and achievements


nidhi : TELL FROM PAST EXPERIENCE, DOES GD TOPICS ARE ONLY CURRENT AFFAIRS?
pradeepgoswami : More or less. There are very rare occasions where they give abstract topics


sd : SIR I GOT CALLS FROM MBE DELHI UNIVERSITY AND MBA&MIB IN DELHI SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, DELHI UNIVERSITY. HOW'S THE PROSPECT ?
asim : Pretty good options, give them your best shot, they provide very good ROI. Best of luck.


mitali : IBS GGN VS NDIM ?
pradeepgoswami : NDIM


max : IITR OR GLIM (PGPM) ?
pradeepgoswami : IIT R


terra : SIR ITM NM HAS AVERAGE 5.8 AND IMT NAGPUR HAS 6.5. THEN WHY ITM OVER IMT? IS IT THE FACULTY, OR THE LOCATION? ALSO ROI IS BETTER FOR IMT.
ramnath : NM's better location and brand could be the parameters pushing it up


vive : WITH 2 YEARS EXP AND DECENT SALARY PACKAGE AT PRESENT, IS IT WORTH A GO FOR LIBA ??
pradeepgoswami : If you are hard pressed about doing it this year then LIBA is a very good option ,else you can always take another shot at CAT,XAT.


mks : 87%ILE IN CMAT. SIR PLEASE SUGGEST SOME GOOD COLLEGES FOR PGDM MARKETING
asim : A similar query has already been answered please check the chat transcript.


jitu : SIR, IS SARAF AND IBS MUMBAI GOOD TO GO...?
pradeepgoswami : They are not great, but it also depends on what other options you have at present


satish : HOW IS NIBM. I REALLY WANT TO JOIN THS CLG
arvind : good college


ash41 : PLEASE PLEASE REPLY
asim : Answered check


max : IIT R OR IIT K ?
asim : IIT Kanpur


bunny : HOW TO PREPARE FOR GD/PI FOR GREAT LAKES ,KJ SOMAYA ,BITS PILLANI PLS SIR,KINDLY GUIDDE ME
gouri : Ideally get in touch with your center ...


mitali : THANKYOU @PRADEEP SIR. I ALSO HAVE A CALL FROM FOSTIIMA. WHICH IS BETTER FOSTIIMA OR NDIM ? AVG PACKAGE OF FOSTIIMA ND NDIM. THANKYOU FOR YOUR HELP.
pradeepgoswami : Both are comparable


freddie : SIR, IMT NAGPUR, BITS OR NIBM??? WHICH HAS LESS FEES ND BETTER PLACEMENTS??
asim : BITS PILANI


max : PLEASE ARRANGE IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE : IMI, IMT G, IIT-R, TAPMI ?
pradeepgoswami : IMTG, IMI, TAPMI,IITR


avi93 : SIR WHICH ONE IS BETTER WE SCHOOL MUMBAI OR IFMR CHENNAI
param : Prefer IFMR over We school. May have slightly higher average package. Fairly good for Finance.


dlcc5s098 : SIR, I APPEARED CAT IN 2013 IN GOT(61) PERCENTILE 2014(72) AND 2015 WAS A DISASTER (12) PERCENTILE DUE TO MY HEALTH ISSUE. I WANTED TO ADMISSION IN TOP B SCHOOL. BUT I AM NOT ABLE TO DECIDE WHAT TO DO .SINCE I COMPLETED MY GRADUATION IN 2012 AND I HAVE NO WORK EX.IF I PREPARE FOR CAT 2016 CAN I GET MY DREAM B SCHOOL . OR SHOULD I LEAVE MY MBA DREAM? I KNOW VERY WELL I CAN NOT PREPARE FOR CAT WITH JOB.AFTER HUGE GAP AFTER GRADUATION IS IT POSSIBLE. PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR ADVISE
pradeepgoswami : With the gap you have,it would require a high end percentile to get into a decent bschool.


ash41 : POSTING FOR THE FIFTH TIME....PLEASE REPLY
asim : Answered check


only_one_ques : I AM ALREADY HAVING 3 YRS EXP IN IT AND EARNING 6LPA. IS IT WORTH TO JOIN GIM/KJS? I AM INTERESTED IN MBA BUT EXPECTING MORE THAN 10 LPA IF I JOIN MBA. PLSSSSS ANSWER. ALSO WHICH IS BETTER AMONG KJS/GIM FOR FINANCE/MARKETING. PLSSSSSS ANSWER, THIS IS MY ONLY QUESTION
param : The possibility of getting RS 10 lacs may be difficult through both but if you want to choose it is KJS.


emma : PLEASE RANK BIMTECH,GIM,LIBA,XIME
ramnath : GIM, BIMTECH, LIBA, XIME


lvg : SIR,CAN A MAHARASHTRA CANDIDATE USE OMET SCORE IN MHCET? OR IS IT COMPULSORY TO WRITE MHCET?PLS REPLY
param : You can but you will be considered as part of the outside Maharashtra quota of 15 %.


ash41 : OKAY..SO SHOULD I APPLY TO NIA PUNE ?
asim : Go ahead if you like their program content, all the best.


don : CAT 66.26%,XII-82,X-83,BTECH-63,MY CHANCES FOR BITS PILANI?
arvind : decent chances


sanket : MY XIME INTERVIEW SPEAKING SKILLS ARE LITTLE POOR SPECIALLY MYENGLISH PLZ HELP AND SUGGEST SOME REMEDY
pradeepgoswami : Try to talk slowly and don't be too concerned with the grammatical correctness. Be confident


bunny : SIR, WHAT IS THE AVERAGE SALARY OF SCIT AND BIMTECH(I.B)
arvind : SCIT - 6.5 and around 8 for laterals


radha : SIR...FOR FINANCE BETWEEN IFMR AND LIBA, WHICH ONE IS BETTER
param : IFMR.


dlcc5s098 : THANKHS@PRADEEPGOSWAMI SIR, I WILL GIVE MY 200% TO GET HIGH PERCENTILE. CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHICH TYPE OF COLLEGES I SHOULD TARGET.MY DREAM B SCHOOL IS FMS (DU)
pradeepgoswami : Target colleges with cut offs in excess of 85 percentiles. Remember you would require a lot more than your peers to get a convert


avi93 : SIR HOW IS GLIM CHENNAI PGDM PROGRAMME????
asim : Pretty good, T.I.M.E. counts it among the A grade B-schools


ris25 : ITM OR SIES.....IN TERMS OF FEES AND ROI?
ramnath : SIES has better ROI -lower fee and better avg ctc


freddie : I'VE ALREADY APPLIED TO MAH CET EXAM.. SHOULD I ALSO APPLY TO MMS PROGRAM OF JBIMS SEPARATELY OR APPLYING TO MAH CET IS ENOUGH???
asim : For the time being it is enough, later on make sure you apply to DTE ( when the counseling notification is released )


sai : BIIB PUNE OR SDMIMD MYSUR ?
asim : sdmimd mysore


plssss_sir : WHAT AVG COULD BE EXPECTED OUT OF KJS/GIM AFTER 2YRS I.E IF I JOIN NOW, WHILE PASSING OUT? WORTH FOR AN EXPERIENCE PERSON TO JOIN THEM? GOOD ROI IS THERE OR NOT? WHICH IS BETTER AMONGST THEM FOR FINANCE. PLS ANSWER SIR, VERY DESPERATE........
param : The average salary will be Rs 6-8 lacs. KJ on the higher side. Nether of them are great for finance. If you want a very good finance job you have to join a top B school. If you are a fresher suggest you take another shot at CAT and other exams.


lvg : SIR, IN ENGINEERING COLLEGES USUALLY PPL WITH CODING SKILL GET HIGH PACKAGE,WAT DO THEY LOOK FOR IN BSCHOOLS(IN TERMS OF SKILL)???
srinivasbelvi : Problem solving skills... Business case studies...


arbaaz : IBS MUMBAI IS IT WORTH INVESTING.APPEARED IBSAT XTH 86% 12TH 82 GRAD 61% CMAT 68.50. CET APPEARING
pradeepgoswami : IBS HYDERABAD better. Depends on what options you have


chiks : SIR I AM FROM A SCIENCE BACKGROUND...WHAT ALL QUES CAN I EXPECT IN PI OF IIM L ABM?
deepak : In addition to the regular qns, do prepare on the budget wrt farmers


krish : X:87 XII:82 BE(IT):77 IT EXPERIENCE:5.7 YEARS NW LEFT JOB. I DID NOT WRITE CAT/XAT/CMAT/GMAT THIS YEAR. ONLY WROTE MAT(99.3) AND ATMA RESULTS WAITING. WHAT SHALL I DO? SHALL I WRITE CAT16 AND OTHER EXAMS? OR TAKE UP ADMISSION INTO SOME COLLEGE THIS YEAR ITSELF. PLEASE SUGGEST. M VERY CONFUSED RITE NW. PLEASE REPLY
srinivasbelvi : Preferably take up admission this year as you may be overqualified for 2 year program as you delay. Meet a faculty & take a detailed counselling in case you want to repeat.


: IBS HYDERABAD OR ITM NM.....WHICH ONE IS BETTER??????
pradeepgoswami : Both are good. Considering ROI you may opt for ITM NM


arbaaz : I HAVE JAIPURIA LUCKNOW ,ISB&M PUNE (NANDE) ITM CONVERTED WAITING FOR IBS RESULTS ARE THE OTHER OPTIONS
pradeepgoswami : All have decent placements. Consider your ROI to take a call


rajat : RATE GIM VS TAPMI....AVG PACKAGE FOR THEM ALMOST THE SAME..WHAT CAN BE THE DIFFERENTIATING FACTOR?
pradeepgoswami : They ate comparable. May be GIM


krish : WITH WHOM I CAN MEET AT TIME DELHI CENTRE?
pradeepgoswami : Personally visit one of our centres . They would guide you


plssss_sir : I HAVE ONLY 2 CALLS GIM AND KJS, HAVE 3 YRS EXP. WANT TO GO INTO FINANCE DOMAIN, SHOULD I TAKE THEM OR LEAVE CONSIDERING THE ROI. PLSSSSS ANSWER BEFORE TIME ENDS.
srinivasbelvi : You can consider if you think it adds value to your existing profile.


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