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Chat on B-school selection!
(Chat Transcript)

drish : I'M INTERESTED IN MARKETING AND HAVE CONVERTED KJ PGDM. I HAVE SCORED 99.77 IN MH CET. WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST?
thomas : what about other options you have? kj is a good college,but if you are working i would suggest to try once more.


drish : I'M INTERESTED IN MARKETING AND HAVE CONVERTED KJ PGDM. I HAVE SCORED 99.77 IN MH CET. WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST?
asim : Answered, please do not post the same query multiple times


drish : I'M INTERESTED IN MARKETING AND HAVE CONVERTED KJ PGDM. I HAVE SCORED 99.77 IN MH CET. WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST?
asim : Block seat at KJS, attend DTE counseling, jump to SYDENHAM or JBIMS if you secure them.


ankita : SIR, THE RANKING OF B-SCHOOLS RELEASED RECENTLY BY THE MHRD TOTALLY CONTRADICTS THE B-SCHOOL RANKING BY TIME. IS THERE ANY REASON WHY WE SHOULD NOT BELIEVE THE MHRD RANKING, ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING THAT IT WAS RELEASED BY THE CENTRAL MINISTRY?
tamal : In that ranking process, many B-Schools chose not to participate. Also the process followed by TIME is an objective one and depends on many parameters. Rest is you to decide.


aspirant : MY QUERY IS NITIE OR NEW IIMS ??????? MY PROFILE: (** CATEGORY : NCOBC ** 10 TH: 88 ** 12TH: 90.16 ** UG ENGG :71 ** WORK EX :50 MONTHS ** CAT OA:86.3 (QA:73,VA:83,LR:93) ** CAP -FOR 9 NEW IIMS .PI&WAT IS :(DECENT AND GOOD) ** NITIE GD & INTERVIEW IS BETTER THAN NEW IIM INTERVIEWS ** ) FUTURE AIM : TO BECOME AN IT CONSULTANT FOR MY PROFILE WHAT I SHOULD CHOOSE SIR .NITIE OR NEW IIMS . KINDLY ANSWER SIR .THANKS AND REGARDS .:)
asim : Answered, please do not post the same query multiple times.


pankaj : NEW IIM, MDI, IIT D,NITIE IIM S CSN YOU RANK THEM FOR GENERAL MBA
asim : Please get in touch after you know the final results, let us cross the bridge when we come to it.


jay : PLEASE RANK KJ SOMAIYA, GREAT LAKES , GIM AND TAPMI
anagha : All are ranked A as per our ranking. TAPMI> SOMAIYA >GIM>GRATELAKES


ks : CAN A PERSON DO MBA IN USA(HARVARD,MIT) AFTER DOING PGDM FROM WELINGKAR?
bharat : yes


pankaj : CAT 97.54 GEM X/12/B.E.=87.2/93.75/90
thomas : what is your question?


pankaj : WORK EX 26 MONTH CHANCES TO CONVERT NEW IIM AVG PI AND GOOD WAT
bharat : depends on a lot of parameters... CAT score... GDPI performance... academic and work profile... if you have done well in GDPI, then there are good chances. Best wishes!


123 : HELLO SIR, IF YOU HAVE TO RANK FOR FINANCE, ON WHICH RANK WILL JBIMS STAND?
thomas : around 10.


ravi : WELINGKAR MUMBAI AVERAGE PLACEMENT??
tamal : around 6.5 LPA


ravi : HELLO SIR, IS KJ SOMAIYA RETAIL MARKETING OR FINANCIAL SERVICES WORTH TAKING? OR SHOULD I GO FOR WELINGKAR CORE?
rahulpinnamaneni : KJ Somaiya FS, if you're up for finance. Otherwise, Welingkar.


santosh : SIR,I AM SELECTED FOR ENERGY TRADING IN UPES.SHOULD I OPT IT WITH EDUCATION LOAN?
arvind : yes


rajni : IFMR CHINNAI PGDM OR KJ SOMAIYA PGDM FS PLEASE HELP WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE SIR ?
rahulpinnamaneni : KJ SOM


jazz : PLEASE RANK ITM NAVI MUMBAI, ITM BANGALORE, WELINGKAR AND PIBM PUNE.
thomas : if it is sibm you are talking about,that is the best followed by welingkar and itm mumbai in that order.


123 : SIR, IS A CFA AND MBA FINANCE SUFFICIENT FOR PEOPLE LOOKING TO MAKE A CAREER IN FINANCE? A LOT OF PEOPLE TALK ABOUT DOING FRM, CFP, CAIA AND WHAT NOT.....CONFUSES AND SCARES ME A LOT.
swapnila : You start with an MBA and as and when you feel the need for further up gradation , you can choose which ones to pursue.


darklord : HI SIR, I'VE OFFERS FROM XIMB AND SCMHRD. I HAVE 3+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE IT SECTOR AND WANT TO TAKE UP A IT/STRATEGY CONSULTING JOB? WHICH OF THE TWO WILL BE A BETTER BET FOR ME?
thomas : ximb


vikram : GOOD DAY, I HAVE STARTED THE PREPARATION OF CAT 16. MY QUERY IS, TWO TOPICS IN LR, LINEAR ARRANGEMENTS AND CIRCULAR ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED. SHOULD I SOLVE WHOLE EXERCISE IN THE MATERIAL AT ONCE OR SHOULD I DO 2 TO 3 SETS PER DAY? THANK YOU
tamal : Depends on how much time you can contribute and how much you can grasp at one go. Apply your own judgement.


123 : SIR, WILL DTE CONDUCT GDPI PROCESS THIS YEAR FOR ADMISSIONS VIA CAP?
anagha : Wait for further clarification from DTE. keep cheking their website


: I AM WAIT LISTED IN GIM,WHAT ARE THE CHANCES THAT IT EILL GET CONVERTED
bharat : how do we know -- if you do not share details like exam score, gdpi performance, waitlist number (if any).


s1994 : HOW IS MDI MURSHIDABAD DOING?
tamal : Still too early to make any judgement.


pankaj : MDI OR NEW IIM WHICH IS BTTR
asim : Both are almost equally good, MDI Gurgaon has an edge due to its superior placements.


roy : IMT G MARKETING MEDIAN PACKAGE OR LOWEST PACKAGE FOR FRESHER IN MARKETING.
thomas : they do not reveal the details.avg package at imt is around 9 lacs.


santosh : HOW'S IMDR?I HAVE GDPI ON 30 APRIL.
thomas : pretty good college. what are the other options?


deep : SIR PLEASE REPLY-XIMB RURAL MANAGEMENT VS GIM HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT-WHICH ONE IS BETTER IN TERMS OF PLACEMENTS,AVERAGE PACKAGE AND QUALITY OF EDUCATION?SIR PLEASE REPLY
thomas : ximb rural management.


akil : SIR TODAY I GOT A MAIL THAT I HAVE CLEARED ADMISSION PROCESS AND SHORTLISTED FOR COUNSELLING BUT MY MERIT RANK IS 1540.SIR WILL GET THROUGH ADMISSION.
srinivasbelvi : Yes... You'll get through one of the B-School


s1994 : SIR/MAAM, I AM INTERESTED IN FINANCE. PLEASE RANK THESE COLLEGES. KJ SOM, FORE, GIM, TAPMI
thomas : kj and tapmi would be the two best followed by fore.


dlch : SIR WHEN WILL THE MMS ADMISSION PROCESS START?
asim : Soon. keep cheking DTE website


dlch : SIR WHEN WILL THE MMS ADMISSION PROCESS START?
anagha : Soon. keep cheking DTE website


bhaskar : I AM WAITLISTED IN GIM, WHAT ARE THE CHANCES THAT IT WILL BE CONVERTED ?
tamal : Still many results are yet to be announced, so wait and hope for the best.


bpl : SIMSREE PGDM OR SIBM BANGALORE? BOTH HAVE SAME AVG CTC OF AROUND 9.
asim : SIMSREE


123 : SIR, I WANT TO DO AN MBA IN FINANCE BUT AM VERY WEAK AT MODERN MATHS AND STUFF LIKE DERIVATIVES, INTEGRATION ETC (NON-ENGINEER), WILL IT BE A PROBLEM?
srinivasbelvi : Firstly, It is not a major hurdle. Secondly, you can learn calculus easily with professional help.


roy : IMT G FULL TIME VS XIMB HR? NO NATURAL INCLINATION TOWARDS EITHER HR OR MARKETING.
thomas : ximb


: SIR WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE NIRMA CORE MBA OR LBSIM CORE PGDM..??
thomas : lbsim


kaus : I HAVE CONVERTED NIRMA, XIME (BANGALORE), XISS (FINANCE), WHICH ONE SHOULD I PREFER? ALSO PLEASE PROVIDE A REASON IF POSSIBLE.
asim : NIRMA Ahmedabad can be preferred due to superior brand value and placements.


psg : SIR BETWEEN FLAGSHIP PROGRAMS OF FORE, WELINGKAR, GIM AND SIBM-B WHAT SHOULD BE THE ORDER OF PREFERENCE?
bharat : FORE, SIBM-B, GIM and Welingkar - in that order --- based on fee, intake, placements


aspirant : MY QUERY IS NITIE OR NEW IIMS , MY PROFILE: (** CATEGORY : NCOBC ** 10 TH: 88 ** 12TH: 90.16 ** UG ENGG :71 ** WORK EX :50 MONTHS ** CAT OA:86.3 (QA:73,VA:83,LR:93) ** CAP -FOR 9 NEW IIMS .PI&WAT IS :(DECENT AND GOOD) ** NITIE GD & INTERVIEW IS BETTER THAN NEW IIM INTERVIEWS ** ) FUTURE AIM : TO BECOME AN IT CONSULTANT FOR MY PROFILE WHAT I SHOULD CHOOSE SIR .NITIE OR NEW IIMS . KINDLY ANSWER SIR .THANKS AND REGARDS .:)
srinivasbelvi : New IIMs as NITIE might not serve your interest.


himanshu : HI..I HAVE NEARLY 3 YEAR WORK EX...
srinivasbelvi : Ok... Please ask complete question


drish : SHOULD I GO FOR MMS OR PGDM RETAIL CONSIDERING MY INCLINATION TOWARDS RETAIL?
asim : Answered


darklord : THANKS FOR THE REPLY THOMAS SIR! WILL IT BE THE SAME IF I THE ROI IS FACTORED IN? SCM- AROUND 14, XIMB-18
thomas : 4 lakhs is not a huge amount. ximb is a much better college.


s1994 : SIR, HOW IS MDI MURSHIDABAD DOING IN TERMS OF PLACEMENT? CAN WE EXPECT IT TO HAVE A SIMILAR INDUSTRY RECOGNITION AS MDI GURGAON?
rahulpinnamaneni : A little too early to comment on, it will take some time.


pankaj : CAT SCORE 97.54 10/12/UG 87/94/90 GEM WORK EX 26 MONTH CALLS NEW IIM GOOD WAT AVG PI IIM SHILLONG GOOD PI AND WAT MDI GOOD GD AND PI NITIE GOOD PI AVG GD IIT D GOOD GD AND PI CHANCES OF CONVERSION AND PREFERENCES
srinivasbelvi : Which is your preferred area of interest like marketing, finance, operations etc.


rajni : IS BITS PILANI MBA IS BETTER THAN PGDM OF IFMR CHINNAI ?
tamal : IFMR will be a preferred choice.


psg : SIR LBSIM VS BIMTECH VS IFMR. PLEASE ADVICE ON WHAT THE ORDER OF PREFERENCE SHOULD BE.
anagha : IFMR> BIMTECH>LBSIM


aspirant : @ASIM SIR :MY QUERY IS NITIE OR NEW IIMS , MY PROFILE: (** CATEGORY : NCOBC ** 10 TH: 88 ** 12TH: 90.16 ** UG ENGG :71 ** WORK EX :50 MONTHS ** CAT OA:86.3 (QA:73,VA:83,LR:93) ** CAP -FOR 9 NEW IIMS .PI&WAT IS :(DECENT AND GOOD) ** NITIE GD & INTERVIEW IS BETTER THAN NEW IIM INTERVIEWS ** ) FUTURE AIM : TO BECOME AN IT CONSULTANT FOR MY PROFILE WHAT I SHOULD CHOOSE SIR .NITIE OR NEW IIMS . KINDLY ANSWER SIR .THANKS AND REGARDS .:)
asim : Considering your long term goal, new IIMs can be preferred.


abhi123 : SIR FOR MARKETING WHICH IS GOOD XIMB OR IMT G ?
anagha : XIMB


kaus : @ASIM SIR: THANK YOU.
asim : Welcome


praful : SIR, I HAVE CONVERTED IBS HYD, ITM NAVI MUMBAI,BIMM AND HAVE GD/PI OF SIES AND DALMIA. WHICH ONE YOU WILL SUGGEST ?
rahulpinnamaneni : ITM > IBS > SIES > BIMM > Dalmia


s1994 : I AM INTERESTED IN FINANCE. PLEASE RANK THESE COLLEGES. KJ SOM, FORE, GIM, TAPMI
rahulpinnamaneni : KJ SOM > TAPMI > FORE > GIM


manas : KJ SOMAIYA PGDM CORE VS GIM PGDM CORE.KJ HAS TOTAL 480 SEATS FEES IS 12 LAKHS INCLUDING HOSTEL WHILE GIM HAS 240 SEATS AND FEES IS 15 LAKHS.MY PROFILE IS 10TH 80%, 12 82%,B.TECH OIL TECH 72% FROM INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY MUMBAI 2012 PASS OUT. 1 YR EXP IN MANUFACTURING 1 YR GAP AND 1 YR R&D EXP AND THEN AGIAN 1 YR GAP.PLEASE SUGGEST ACCORDING TO MY PROFILE WHICH WOULD BE BETTER.
thomas : kj is the better option.


himanshu : HI I HAVE 3 YEAR WORK EX IN IT..I HAVE CONVERTED BIM-TRICHY,TAPMI AND LBSIM-DELHI... SHOULD I JOIN ? IF YES WHICH ONE IS BETTER?PLEASE ADVICE
thomas : assuming you are earning 5 lacs+ now, i would suggest you try next year and look for a top 15 college.


jay : SIR, I FORGOT TO MENTION MARKETING... SO FOR THAT TAPMI>SOMAIYA>GIM>GREAT LAKES... OR ARE THERE ANY CHANGES?
srinivasbelvi : It is correct


: SIR WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN NIRMA CORE MBA AND LBSIM CORE PGDM..??
srinivasbelvi : Both are neck to neck... Go with your convenience.


akil : SIR TODAY I GOT A MAIL FROM KJ SOMAIYA THAT I HAVE CLEARED ADMISSION PROCESS AND SHORTLISTED FOR COUNSELLING BUT MY MERIT RANK IS 1540.SIR WILL GET THROUGH ADMISSION
asim : Slim chances, still it would be advisable to attend.


bpl : NMIMS HR, SIBM BANGALORE, SIMSREE PGDM, KJ MMS. PLEASE TELL WHAT SHOULD BE THE PREFERENCE ORDER?
bharat : First choice should be KJSOM! Then - SIMSREE, NM HR (if interested in HR), SIBM.


dlch : HOW IS PGDM(IES) AND PGDM(CHETNA)? WHAT IS THEIR RANKING AND AVERAGE PLACEMENT? I M INTERESTED IN HR..
anagha : neither is great for HR. HR should be done only from a top college if you want meaningful HR jobs.It also depends on what other options you have and whether you want to join this year.Both are ranked in B category as per our rankings.


hash : SIBM HYD VS IBS HYD..TAKING BRAND AND FUTURE GROWTH INTO CONSIDERATION
asim : IBS Hyderabad if you can sustain in a big batch and if fee is not constraint, if either of them is a worry then prefer SIBM Hyd.


roy : IMT G MARKETING MEDIAN PACKAGE OR LOWEST PACKAGE FOR FRESHER IN MARKETING?
asim : They do no disclose packages for different categories, the average is usually around 10 lacs p.a.


bpl : WHICH COURSE IS BETTER PGDM OR MMS? WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THESE TWO?
anagha : MMS is offered thru university affiliation. and PGDM is autonomus. Difference in the wordings only.


mohitl : HAVE FINAL CALLS FROM IBS HYDERABAD, XIME BANGALORE, IFMR CHENNAI.. HAVE 3 YRS OF WORK EX IN RISK MANAGEMENT ROLE. LOOKING FOR MBA IN FINANCE. WHICH IS SUGGESTED AMONG THESE AND A SIMPLE REASON WHY
tamal : Definitely IFMR among the options given.


bobby : I HAVE STARTED COACHING LAST WEEK. PLZ LET ME KNOW IN BASIC STUDY MATERIAL OF QUANTS, I AM ABLE TO SOLVE BASIC CONCEPT QUESTIONS EASILY THEN HALF OF A PART QUESTIONS BUT FOR SOLVING B PART QUESTION I NEED TO SEE ANSWERS. ARE THEY CAT LEVEL QUESTIONS OR SIMPLE ONLY. IF ONE HAS TO CRACK SNAP,NMAT . THEN OUT OF THESE 3 TYPES ON WHICH I HAVE TO CONCENTRATE
anagha : If you get stuck , do refer answers ,then discuss with faculty at center. there are CAT level questions in all the topics. For snap nmat ,concentrate on Ex A


anshuman : HI... I HAVE 6 MONTHS EXPERIENCE IN IT AND SCORED 98.06.. ATTENDED WAT/PI OF ONLY NEW IIMS. I AM THINKING OF GIVING IT ANOTHER TRY NEXT YEAR. I AM INTERESTED IN INVESTMENT BANKING.. WHAT SHOULD I DO ?
rahulpinnamaneni : If you're willing to give it another shot, nothing like it. All the Best. Let this year's experiences guide you well next year.


bobby : HOW WILL U RATE MBA FROM SOIL
bharat : TIME does not rank it in top 100


ritu : SIR,PLZ HELP,PGDM-IB FROM KJS OR PGDM FROM XIME BANGLORE.I AM FRESHER 2015.HELP ME DECIDE!!!!!!!!!!!1
arvind : KJ Somaiya


s1994 : SIR, I AM INTERESTED IN FINANCE. PLEASE RANK THESE COLLEGES. KJ SOMAIYA, FORE, GIM, TAPMI
thomas : already answered.


ks : IS IT TRUE THAT WELINGKAR IS GOING DOWN ?
anagha : No.It is a good B-School to study at.


abhi123 : SIR IS IT TRUE IN MARKETING ONLY FRESHERS ARE PREFERRED ? I HAVE 20 MONTHS EXPERIENCE IN IT, SO SHOULD I STILL GO FOR MARKETING OR SWITCH TO FINANCE FROM XIMB ?
ramnath : No. No such preference is given by companies. You shcould choose your stream based on your interest, as only then will you maximize the chances of doing well.


hexter : HELLO, I HAVE 2.5 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN IT, WOULD IT BE WISE TO CHOOSE NIT TRICHY.
srinivasbelvi : Give a academic brief & compensation about your profile to guide you further


: SHOULD I JOIN IIFT K ? NO OTHER CALLS GEM 93/84/91 8 MONTHS
srinivasbelvi : Can you brief about acads (graduation college), work - package etc to guide you further.


: SHOULD I JOIN IIFT K ? NO OTHER CALLS GEM 93/84/91 8 MONTHS
asim : Go ahead,its a very good option.


bpl : WHAT PARAMETERS MAKE SIMSREE CLG BETTER THAN KJ SOMAIYA MMS. PLEASE GUIDE.
thomas : placements and the quality of students.


: WHY SIMSREE VS WHY SIMSR...? SIR CAN YOU PLEASE EXPLAIN.
asim : SIMSREE, because of better ROI, better location and smaller batch size.


rajni : CONVERTED PGDM IFMR CHINNAI AND PGDM FS KJ SOMAIYA. WHERE I SHOULD JOIN. I AM QUITE AFRAID OF MATHS
arvind : Both are on par


anshuman : WHEN WILL BE AIMCATS OF CAT 16 BE AVAILABLE ?
thomas : may end .


aspirant : @SRINIVASBELVI IS NITIE NOT GOOD FOR IT CONSULTING SIR COMPARED TO NEW IIMS ???
srinivasbelvi : NITIE is not known for IT consulting... Please take a look at course curriculum offered by NITIE to understand further.


: SIMSREE OR IMT GAZIABAD ? WHICH IS BETTER ?
asim : SIMSREE, because of better ROI and smaller batch size.


mohitl : HAVE APPLIED FOR WELINGKAR BUT NOT BEEN CALLED YET. HAVE 3 YRS OF WORK EX IN RISK MANAGEMENT FIELD. HAVE IBS HYD, XIME BANGALORE, IFMR CHENNAI FINAL CALLS. LOOKING FOR AN MBA IN FINANCE. CAN YOU RATE THE ORDER WHICH I SHOULD BE CONSIDERING ALONG WITH CONSIDERING WELINGKAR IF I CLEAR THAT. PLS RATE THESE 4 B SCHOOLS. THANKS
arvind : IFMR, Welingkar, IBS and XIME


bobby : INTAKE OF SIOM & HOW R PLACEMENTS N FEES IN IT
rahulpinnamaneni : 120 batch size, fees 9 lakhs. Average package around 8.5 lpa


aka : I HAVE GOT 2215 SIMSR RANK... ARE THERE ANY SLIGHT CHANCES OF CONVERTING PGDM OR PGDM(IB) OR PGDM(RM) DURING COUNSELLING OR EVEN AFTER WAITLISTING
asim : v.less chances, but there is not harm in attending the session.


: WITH 99.53 AND HU OBC MY CHANCES FOR JBIMS?
bharat : pretty good!


john : PLZ HELP SIES OR ITM KHARGHAR???
anagha : SIES


anshuman : IS CAT 16 GOING TO BE CONDUCTED BY IIM- A ? SHOULD WE BE EXPECTING ANY MAJOR CHANGES THIS YEAR?
tamal : Changes, if any, will be known to us only when the official notification is out.


sd28 : PLEASE RANK FOR FINANCE: NMIMS MUM, IFMR CHENNAI, TAPMI. THANKS
rahulpinnamaneni : NMIMS > TAPMI > IFMR


arjun : HOW IS SCIT? AND I HAVE 3 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN IT AND 'M INTERESTED IN SCIT? IS IT A GOOD OPTION?
tamal : It is a decent option. Average package offered last year was 6.4L for freshers 8.02L for laterals.


praful : THOMAS SIR YOU DID NOT ANSWER MY QUE ?
thomas : ibs hyd is good but have a huge intake. if you are cofident of being in the top 20 percent in the batch, you can opt for that. intake is close to 1000.


roy : ASKING FOR A FRIEND, AVERAGE PACKAGE FOR PUBLIC POLICY COURSE OF TISS HYD?
rahulpinnamaneni : http://campus.tiss.edu/hyderabad/sites/default/files/placement-brochure.pdf


bpl : KJ SOMAIYA RANK 672, CHANCES OF PGDM CORE, PGDM INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND PGDM FS??
asim : Decent chance for other programs ( other than PGDM )


drish : ,SHOULD I GO FOR MMS OR PGDM RETAIL CONSIDERING MY INCLINATION TOWARDS RETAIL?
asim : MMS can be preferred


novak : SIR KJ SOM RANK 373,CHANCES FOR THEIR CORE,WAT ABOUT KJ IB
asim : Decent chances.


john : I GOT 68%LE IN CET.WHICH R D GOOD COLLEGES WHICH I CAN APPLY?
anagha : Please check last year CET cutoffs on our website.


kaus : FOR MARKETING AS MAJOR, WHAT SHOULD BE THE PREFERENCE ORDER FOR NIRMA, WELINGKAR, GIM, TAPMI, FORE, KJS, LIBA, IMI.
rahulpinnamaneni : IMI > KJ SOM > LIBA = FORE > GIM = TAPMI That's a lot of B-Schools to compare in one post. For further clarification, do get back.


hash : @ASIM SIR WON'T SIBM BRAND BE BETTER THAN IBS BRAND?
asim : Yes, but that would be incase of older established campuses like SIBM Pune and SIBM Bangalore. It is too early to pass a verdict on Hyd campus.


ritu : PGDM IB-KJS VS PGDM CORE -XIME BANGLORE WHICH ONE TO CHOSE.FRESHER 2015 WHAT TO CHOSE? PEOPLE WITH IB CAN BE ELIGIBLE FOR JOB WITH PEOPLE FOR PGDM CORE PROFILE??
bharat : IB from KJSom is better... though it may sound like a sectoral program, it will work like IIFT's MBA in IB program. Its more of a core program with a lot of credits for IB related subjects.


hexter : HELLO, I HAVE CONVERTED BIM TRICHY AND LIBA. I AM INTERESTED IN FINANCE AND OPERATIONS. WHICH SHOULD I GO FOR.
srinivasbelvi : Both the B-Schools are neck to neck in comparison... BIM Trichy is marginally better.


bpl : SIBM BANGALORE OR WELINGKAR?
srinivasbelvi : SIBM- Bangalore is preferred over Welingkar - Mumbai


dlch : I HAVE CONVERTED IMDR AND WILL BE GIVING GDPI AT IES, CHETNA..FOR HR,WHICH COLLEGE SHOULD BE PREFERRED?
asim : IMDR can be preferred


arjun : MY WAITING LIST OF SIOM IS 36 AND TWO LIST ARE OUT, I MAY CONVERT THIS??
rahulpinnamaneni : Chances are good


sonal : ALSO SIR IS NIBM ONE OF THE GOOD COLLEGES? IS BANKING SECTOR COLLEGE GOOD FOR AN ENGINEER LIKE ME.??
rahulpinnamaneni : Category BB, intake 120 and average package 8.5 lpa. It's decent. You need to ask yourself if you'd make a good banker and whether that career appeals to you.


john : I GOT 68%LE IN CET.WHICH R D GOOD COLLEGES WHICH I CAN APPLY?PLZ HELP
arvind : IMT Hyd, IMT Nagpur, SDMIMD Mysore


anshuman : HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FROM HERE, I HAD COMPLETED ALMOST ALL OF TIME MATERIAL BEFORE CAT LAST YEAR. SHOULD I REDO THE MATERIALS AGAIN ?
asim : Answered


delhidaredevils : WHICH ONE IS BETTER FOR FRESHER FORE VS LBSIM? FOR FINANCE
arvind : Fore


vishal : WHICH WOULD BE A BETTER INSTITUTE FOR PGDM(FINANCE) BETWEEN IMT-G AND IMI-D ALSO CONSIDERING ITS RETURN ON INVESTMENT IF I'M A FRESHER?
srinivasbelvi : IMI is preferred for Finance... IMT is known for its marketing program.


mohitl : WELINGKAR MUM TO BE PREFERRED FOR FINANCE OR MARKETING?
asim : Both are decent.


john : HOW GOOD IS ITM KHARGHAR???????
ramnath : It is a good b-school providing decent placements too. Whether it is good for you or not will depend on your background and your CAT percentile.


bpl : AVG CTC OF WELINGKAR MUMBAI?
srinivasbelvi : Around 7L


rohinij : WHICH SHOULD BE PREFERRED PGDM (FS) AT KJ OR PGDM AT NM-BANGALORE, KEEPING IN MIND I HAVE AN INTEREST IN FINANCE.
asim : NM Bangalore's flagship program can be preferred.


deep : SIR,BETWEEN IMT NAGPUR AND CHRIST BANGALORE WHICH ONE IS BETTER FOR MARKETING IN THE TERMS OF AVG PACKAGE?
bharat : greater chances of placements at CHrist... small class size - 120 (360 at Nagpur), lower fee - 7 lakh (11 lakh at IMT), avg pay 6 lakh (6.5 lakh at IMT)... based on ROI and grading, Christ is a much better choice.


: IN WHICH LEAGUE BOCCONI BUSINESS SCHOOL MUMBAI FALL INTO ??
asim : Check http://www.time4education.com/CAT-MBA/List_of_B-Schools.aspx


bpl : KJ SOMAIYA MMS OR SIMSREE PGDM? AND WHY
thomas : simsree is surely the better option.


123 : SIR I HAVE POSTED 3 MORE QUESTIONS, THEY ARE NEITHER IN THE QUESTIONS LIST, NOR IN THE ANSWERS LIST, PLEASE HELP SIR, I NEED TO DECIDE TO FILL XL FEES OR NOT....
arvind : pl fill XL fees


delhidaredevils : HOW IS LBSIM FOR FINANCE FOR A FRESHER?
rahulpinnamaneni : It's decent to begin with. Avg package stands at about close to 8 lpa.


arjun : SCIT/SIOM??
rahulpinnamaneni : Both are sectoral MBAs, are you sure you're fine getting into either? What is your personal preference first?


arjun : SCIT/SIOM??
srinivasbelvi : Go with your interest... Both B-Schools cater to different interest groups


ayan_kol : SIR, IF ROI IS NOT A FACTOR AND ONE IS LOOKING FOR INDUSTRY RECOGNITION, LEARNING EXPERIENCE AND EXPOSURE, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU SUGGEST FOR FINANCE AMONG NMIMS MUMBAI, DFS, TAPMI, KJ SOM?
rahulpinnamaneni : NMIMS>KJ SOM > DFS > TAPMI


vj : IS IT NECESSARY THAT I SHOULD POSSESS HIGH GRADE IN MY GRADUATION OR IS IT ENOUGH OF CAT PERCENTILE AND GWPI TO GET INTO REPUTED B SCHOOL..?
arvind : both are important


delhidaredevils : BIMTECH VS LBSIM FOR FINANCE?
srinivasbelvi : LBSIM - Delhi


novak : 373 SIMSR RANK,RELEASED MY TAPMI SEAT FOR KJ,CHANCES OF GETTING CORE?
asim : Moderate chances, best of luck.


anshuman : HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FROM HERE, I HAD COMPLETED ALMOST ALL OF TIME MATERIAL BEFORE CAT LAST YEAR. SHOULD I REDO THE MATERIALS AGAIN ????
anagha : Redo the material for your weaker section, solve sectional tests, all AIMCATs. All the best


praful : @RAHUL SIR: ITM NAVI MUMBAI HAS ALSO HUGE INTAKE. IS IT STILL BETTER THAN SIES ?
rahulpinnamaneni : Yes, proximity to India's financial hub and a better avg package year after year


avinab : XIMB BM OR MFC(WL BUT HOPE TO CONVERT) OR KGP??
tamal : XIMB definitely.


radha : EXCEPT LIBA, I HAVE CONVERTED EVERY SINGLE CALL. TAPMI, SDMIMD, GLIM AND XIME. I AM JOINING TAPMI. THANKYOU TIME TEAM FOR ALL THE HELP AND GUIDANCE.
bharat : Great show! Our Best Wishes!


amrit : HOW IS SYMOBOSIS DISTANCE MBA IS IT WORTH IT TO JOIN
thomas : no.


rt1179 : ANY IDEA WHEN THE NEW IIMS DECLARE THEIR RESULTS SINCE IVE TO PLAN MY LEAVING DATE IN OFFICE? ALSO, DO THEY SEND MAILS OR DISPLAY ON WEBSITES?
tamal : Should be in the second half of April. Max first week of May.


: WHICH ONE IS BETTER NIBM PUNE OR IFMR?
rahulpinnamaneni : IFMR > > NIBM


rt1179 : WHAT IS THE TENTATIVE DATE OF IIM SHILLONG AND MDI GURGAON FINAL LISTS? WHAT IS THE MAX WL WHICH GET FINAL SELECTION?
ramnath : IIMS was released in the first week of may and MDI in the 3rd week of april last year. Hold on to the waitlist thought. Lets hope you may not have to worry about it.


delhidaredevils : WHICH IS BETTER FOR FINANCE LBSIM OR BIMTECH?
rahulpinnamaneni : LBSIM


psg : @ ANAGHA MA'AM, SHOULD I GIVE PREFERENCE TO IFMR OVER BIMTECH EVEN IF I PLAN TO DO MY SPECIALIZATION IN A FIELD OTHER THAN FINANCE?
rahulpinnamaneni : IFMR is better any day for IFMR, but if it's not finance, BIMTECH might be a slightly better call.


arjun : @RAHULPINNAMANENI I WANT SIOM BUT WAITING LIST FOR SIOM IS 36, I CONVERTED SCIT.. DO I GET SIOM?
rahulpinnamaneni : You can be hopeful at 36


kirthana : @THOMAS SIR, I HAVE A GOOD CHANCE AT SYDENHAM 99.53 HU OPEN IN CET. IAM INTERESTED IN FINANCE. SHOULD I FILL UP JBIMS MSC FINANCE FORM ? SYDENHAM FINANCE VS JBIMS MSC FINANCE ?
thomas : fill upi the form. you can decide which one to choose after you convert.


hexter : HI SIR, I LIKE TO TRAVEL AND I HAVE CONVERTED IIFM. COULD YOU PLEASE SHED SOME LIGHT ON CTC I CAN END UP WITH IF I CHOOSE IIFM
arvind : around 6.5 lakhs


kp92 : 66 WAITING AT IMT CHNCES FOR IMT G MARKETING OR FULL TIME..?
asim : Decent chances


ayan_kol : THANK YOU RAHUL SIR
rahulpinnamaneni : :)


amrit : CAN ICWA STUDENT GET ADMISSION IN MBA COLLEGES
bharat : yes... however, pl check the eligibility norms of various colleges.


saga : KJ SOMAIYA FINANCIAL SERVICES VS NIRMA UNOVERSITY CORE MBA?
bharat : KJ Som


123 : ARVIND SIR, I HAVE CONVERTED XL-BM AND WILL CONVERT JBIMS (99.98 CET, HU-GENERAL). INCLINATION TOWARDS FINANCE, AND LIVING IN MUMBAI, ALSO ROI IS A FACTOR. WILL IT BE A HUGE MISTAKE TO LEAVE XL FOR JBIMS?
thomas : xl is surely better but in your case considering the place and roi,you can opt for jbims.


saga : I KNOW WHAT THE TIME RANKINGS SAY BUT IT WOULD BE HELPFUL TO KNOW THE REASON FOR PICKING ONE OVER THE OTHER
rahulpinnamaneni : Better average package, smaller batch size, location advantage, lesser fees.


bobby : IS THERE IS 100 PER PLACEMENT IN SIMS
rahulpinnamaneni : There aren't many B-Schools in the country that can boast 100% placements. Hope you got your answer.


deep : SIR,AT 92.8%ILE IN CET WHICH COLLEGES CAN I GET INTO?
anagha : PUMBA, MET ,CHETNA, IES, SIES. Best luck


parth : THOMAS SIR,HOW'S UPES IN ENERGY WITH EDUCATION LOAN???
thomas : what are you doing right now? what other options do you have?


zaheer : WL IN SCMHRD-PUNE IS 199. ANY CHANCES?
ramnath : Yes...decent chances..All the best


delhidaredevils : IS IT WORTH LEAVING FORE FOR LBS FOR FINANCE?
bharat : No. FORE is better than LBS - on all parameters.


avinab : WHAT ABOUT NEWEST IIMS LIKE NAGPUR AND VISAKHAPATANAM? I MEAN WHERE THEY STAND RIGHT NOW?
asim : Quite early to judge them, we can take a final call only when the first batch passes out, though considering the brand "IIM" and the journey of other new IIMs, they seem quite an attractive option.


dlch : HELLO WHICH COLLEGES CAN I GET FOR MMS? CET SCORE 78 PERCENTILE
anagha : MIT pune, but also depends on your home university. also Please check last year cutoffs on our website. Best luck


hari : HOW IS VJIM HYDERABAD?
rahulpinnamaneni : Are you keen on joining this year itself?


abhinav : FORE OR GIM?
srinivasbelvi : Both are neck to neck in comparison. However GIM is preferred.


akil : SIR I AM ASKING OUT OF THE TOPIC QUESTION..BT I NEED YOUR HELP..SIR I HAVE POOR ACADEMICS 10TH-73.60 ;12TH-60% ; GRADUATION - 55.13% ..SO SIR IF I GET GOOD GMAT SCORE CAN I EXPECT TO GET GOOD MBA COLLEGE
arvind : AS you cant do any thing regarding your acads, work hard and get good GMAT scores


chinmay : GOOD EVENING, I MISSED 3 AIMCATS >> AIMCAT 1725,24 & 23. NOW THE AIMCAT 1722 WILL BE IN MAY. THE AIMCAT SCHEDULE WHICH IS POSTED ON SHP IS TEMPORARY? AND WHAT SHOULD I DO ABOUT THE MISSED AIMCATS? THANK YOU.
srinivasbelvi : Missed AIMCATs will be made available to you at a later stage. Same will be communicated to you.


: I'VE PAID FULL FEES. ANSWER MY QUESTIONS
bharat : that's a dumb way of drawing attention... more than half of your queries have been answered. There are others as well in this chat and we try to answer as many queries as we can.


arjun : HOW IS SIOM IS IT WORTH TAKING??
ramnath : If you are interested in ops and you are not getting any of the top colleges, then yes.


halder_ashish : SIR, PLS ARRANGE SIES, WELINGAR MUMBAI AND IMT DUBAI
rahulpinnamaneni : Welingkar > SIES IMT Dubai can't be compared with the other two. For one, the fees is much higher, the exposure is better and the chances of a better placement are higher. But the ROI? It's really difficult to compare the ROI of these 3 colleges. It's like comparing apples and oranges.


manan : HI, MY QUESTION IS LITTLE OUT OF TOPIC ; I AM CAT15 STUDENT SO WANNA ASK THAT OUR TIME SHP WILL BE THERE TILL BEGINING OF JUNE... PLZ DO ANS.. AS I WANNA CONTINUE FOR CAT16
srinivasbelvi : CAT-15 student account will expire by May.


manan : HI, MY QUESTION IS LITTLE OUT OF TOPIC ; I AM CAT15 STUDENT SO WANNA ASK THAT OUR TIME SHP WILL BE THERE TILL BEGINING OF JUNE... PLZ DO ANS.. AS I WANNA CONTINUE FOR CAT16
ramnath : The SHP will be available till end April.


ajay : I WORK UNDER CA FOR 2 YEARS AND DONE ICWA 75% GRADATION BELOW 50% SO CAN I DO MBA FROM GOOD COLLEGES ON THE BASIS OF ICWA PERCENTAGE
anagha : You cannot apply on the basis of ICWA percentages


arjun : SOIL/SIOM
asim : SIOM if you are interested in making a career in Operations domain


nxt : HOW WOULD YOU RANK ITM NM, SIESCOMS, IMDR PUNE, XIME BANGLORE
anagha : All are in category B as per our rankings.


halder_ashish : SIR, PLS ARRANGE SIES, WELINGKAR MUMBAI AND IMT DUBAI
rahulpinnamaneni : Answered


christ : I RECENTLY GOT SOME MAIL FROM IIM SAMBALPUR ASKING ME TO FILL THE GOOGLE FORM GIVING MY PREFERENCE CITY FOR GDPI AND INTERVIEW TO BE CONDUCTED FROM 25-27 APRIL, MY CAT %LE IS 93.71, DILR: 90.42%LE QA: 96.71%LE VARC: 80.34%LE, IS THERE ANY CHANCE I CAN CONVERT THIS IIM SAMBALPUR INTERVIEW TO FINAL SELECTION....
rahulpinnamaneni : Once you're invited for a GDPI process, you stand as good a chance as the best one beside you. Remember, they wouldn't have called you unless they wanted to give you a fair chance.


hexter : HELLO, I HAVE 2.5 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN IT, WOULD IT BE WISE TO CHOOSE NIT TRICHY. MY PROFILE (10TH:86% 12TH:85% UG:79% CAT:90.86) I HAVE CONVERTED LIBA AND BIM BUT THINKING ABOUT NIT TRICHY FOR THE ROI FACTOR. WOULD IT BE WISE TO CHOOSE NITT.
thomas : assuming you are well place now, i would suggest you to try once more n ext year.try for a top 15 college.


abhinav : FORE DOESN'T HAVE IN-CAMPUS HOSTEL...WON'T IT BE A DISADVANTAGE?
bharat : NO


ritu : PGDM IB FROM KJS OR PGDM CORE FROM XIME BANGLORE.INTEREST ONLY IN FINANCE.HELP ME DECIDE.FINANCE ONLY
asim : KJS Mumbai


hari : YES SIR THIS YEAR ONLY JOINING, HOW IS VJIM HYD?
ramnath : What other options do you have and what is your background?


kxca5o338 : WHAT IS THE PLACEMENT SCENARIO IN IISWBM .I HAVE BEEN SELECTED AND I AM YET TO TAKE THE FINAL CALL.I GOT 67 PERCENTILE IN CAT AND IISWBM IS THE ONLY OPTION I HAVE.I AM A BIOLOGY GRADUATE ACADEMICS 10TH-87.4 12TH-80.1 GRADUATION -65.37. I WAS BEEN TOLD HERE THAT SINCE I AM A BIOLOGY GRADUTE MY PROSPECTS AT MBA ARE NOT GOOD .CONFUSED BETWEEN TAKING ADMISSION THERE OR WRITING EXAMS AGAIN . PLEASE HELP. THANKS IN ADVANCE.
tamal : If you have the option of going for one more try, then go for it. As per IISWBM, last year the average package offered there was around 5.8LPA, but it is really difficult to differentiate among different background students.


arjun : @RAMNATH SIR, WHILE SURFING IT SHOWS OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT IN SIOM IS BETTER THAN IIM LUCKNOW IS IT TRUE??
rahulpinnamaneni : Not really


arjun : @RAMNATH SIR, WHILE SURFING IT SHOWS OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT IN SIOM IS BETTER THAN IIM LUCKNOW IS IT TRUE??
ramnath : That depends on how much you trust the source of the info. Beating brand IIM is not that easy.


parth : THOMAS SIR,CURRENTLY PURSUING B.E .I HAVE IMDR AND ISBM GDPI
thomas : if you are placed, opt for the job.maybe you can try once more next year.


sahilonite : WL 189 OUT OF 411 FOR IMT-GHAZAIBAD. WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OF CONVERSION?
bharat : pretty good chance... best wishes!


john : @RAMNATH: HOW WILL MY BACKGROUND & CAT %LE DETERMINE D SUCCESS OF MBA COLL ITM???PLZ REPLY
ramnath : John, If your CAT percentile can get you into better colleges that you have not applied to this year, a shot (a better prepared one0 next year could get you into them and may be into some even getter b-schools. Your background is important as people with very high workex getting into the b-schools lower than the A category may not be that fetching.


saga : @ BHARAT SIR: COULD YOU PLEASE GIVE ME AN IDEA ABOURT WHY KJ SOM IS CONSIDERED HIGHER THAN NIRMA UNI- APART FROM THE REASON THAT TIME HAS MADE THE RANKINGS SO
rahulpinnamaneni : Answered


vrk : WHY TSM MADURAI IS RANKED 15 IN HRD RANKINGS. CAN WE RATE COLLEGES BY THOSE RANKINGS.???
bharat : TIME does not comment on other rankings. We advise you to go by TIME rankings. We do not rank TSM in top 150 colleges.


manas : GIM PGDM VS KJ SOMAIYA PGDM CORE NOT ONLY IN TERMS OF ROI AND LOCATION BUT OVERALL IN LONG RUN
bharat : KJ Som... on almost all parameters.


bobby : MBA FROM OPERATIONS. WHICH ONE TO PREFFERED SIOM, SIMSREE, KJ , TAPMI
bharat : KJ> TAPMI> SIMSREE> SIOM - in that order ----- however, the first two are almost similar.


aviral : I HAVE THE OPTIONS LIKE IMT HYD,XIME BANG.,BIMM PUNE AND I WANT TO TAKE ADMISSION THIS YEAR ONLY I AM A FRESHER WHICH CLG SHOULD I CHOOSE?
arvind : IMT Hyd


abhinav : SRINIVASBELVI SIR, ONE MORE QUERY...WHAT TYPE OF ROLES A FRESHER CAN EXPECT IF I OPT FOR MARKETING FROM TAPMI/GIM/FORE? OTHER THAN SALES?
srinivasbelvi : Marketing roles generally starts with sales. It is rare that companies offer strategic jobs at the entry level.


rohinij : @ASIM SIR REASONS FOR PREFERRING NM B OVER FS AT KJ? OTHER THAN FEES ASPECT
asim : FS is not flagship program of KJS, the placements at NM Bangalore would be better at NM Bangalore than this program of KJS.


sahilonite : WHICH IS BETTER TO CHOOSE IMT-GHAZIABAD OR IMI-DELHI CONSIDERING BRAND OF THE COLLEGE, FUTURE ORIENTATION, BATCH SIZE ETC?
thomas : imi would be slightly better.


george : @RAMNATH: HOW WILL MY BACKGROUND & CAT %LE DETERMINE D SUCCESS OF MBA COLL ITM???PLZ REPLY
rahulpinnamaneni : You meant ITM Navi Mumbai?


priya : SIR, I HAVE CONVERTED BIM TRICHY. EDUCATION WISE HOW IS THE COLLEGE.
asim : Pretty good.


vrk : WHY MANY COLLEGES ARE NOT LISTED IN HRD RANKINGS EVEN BIMTECH ,IFMR ETC ARE NOT THERE
ramnath : That ranking is based on institute participation. The instis you mentioned may not have sent their participation.


rajni : THERE IS TOO MUCH LIKING FOR PGDM CORE OF KJ SOMAIYA. THEN WHY NOT KJ SOMAIYA CHANGE ALL BRANCHES TO PGDM CORE ONLY
ramnath : :)


bobby : IF SOMEONE IS HAVING 3 YRS MANUFACTURING EXPERIANCE, & IF IIM , IIT, NITIE ARE NOT CONVERTED THEN WILL YOU RECOMMAND SIOM FOR OPERATIONS
rahulpinnamaneni : Depends on whether the person can wait for one more year.


roshan : HOW IS IIM SHILLONG FOR MARKETING
ramnath : Very good.


halder_ashish : SIR FEES IS NOT AN ISSUE FOR ME THEN , WHICH WILL BE BETTER OPTION IMT DUBAI OR WELINGKAR MUMBAI
ramnath : If fee ,and hence ROI, is not an issue, you may choose IMT Dubai.


kalastri : WHEN WILL D CAP ROUNDS FOR MBA CET BEGIN??PLZ HELP...
asim : Soon, keep checking DTE website.


sahilonite : SIR, I HAVE INTEREST IN FINANCE BUT BEING FROM ENGINEERING BACKGROUND WILL IT BE A DISADVANTAGE SINCE I AM HAVING NO CERTIFICATIONS LIKE CFA?
rahulpinnamaneni : You're not at a disadvantage today, but you surely will be if you do nothing about it in the next couple of years. Consider CFA/FRM/FLIP exams.


123 : SIR IIM SHILLONG OR JBIMS FOR FINANCE
ramnath : If you get JB, you may choose it over IIMS


bose : HOW TOUGH IT IS TO BE IN THE TOP 10% OF THE BATCH ?
rahulpinnamaneni : Depends on the college


vj : PLEASE TELL HOW TO PROCEED FOR EDUCATIONAL LOAN..IS THERE ANY POSSIBILITY THAT THE B SCHOOL I JOIN HELP ME OUT IN THIS??
tamal : Generally you will get contacts of different banks providing loans once you get admission in a B-School.


rockhex : HI SIR, IS NIT TRICHY AS GOOD AS LIBA.
arvind : LIBA


hari : IAM BCOM COMPLETED, APPEARING FOR MAY MAT, IN HYDERABAD, VJIM IS WORTHY?
asim : It is one of the decent B-schools accepting MAY MAT scores.


abhinav : @SRINIVASBELVI SIR- AND IN OPERATIONS? STARTING ROLES?
srinivasbelvi : Pursue operations course only if you have about 2-3 years of experience in core industry otherwise getting placed is tough.


abhinav : @SRINIVASBELVI SIR- AND IN OPERATIONS? STARTING ROLES?
srinivasbelvi : Please refer placement reports of 2-3 B-Schools to understand positions & roles offered at B-Schools.


bose : I HAVE TAKEN ADMISSION TO ITM NAVI MUMBAI SO SIR HOW DIFFICULT IT IS TO BE IN THE TOP 10% OF THE BATCH?
asim : Not difficult if you work towards it.


manas : GIM HAS 240 SEATS WHILE KJ SOMAIYA HAS HUGE BATCH SIZE OF 480.PLACMENTS ARE COMMON FOR ALL.SO IN TERMS OF EXPOSURE,OVERALL DEVLOPMENT AND JOB PROFLIES OFFERED,BRAND NAME IN LONG RUN WHICH IS BETTER
rahulpinnamaneni : KJSOM


parth : SIR,HOW'S INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND MEDIA PUNE
ramnath : It is a decent school for those interested in that line. PLacement can be an issue unless you are one of the better performing students over there.


rajni : RAMNATH SIR THOUGH YOU REPLIED BUT YOUR REPLY IS MISSING
ramnath : The reply was just a smiley Rajni. On a serious note, industries need specialists and generalists as well. Bschools try to cater to both kinds of demands through specialisations. Hope this clarifies.


roshan : WHAT IS THE WEIGHT OF CAREER MARKS (ESPECIALLY GRADUATION'S) IN GETTING INTO IIM SHILLONG
rahulpinnamaneni : www.iimshillong.in/admission/Admission%20Process%202016.pdf


vrk : BHARAT SIR THEN WHY HRD IS RANKING THESE INSTITUTIONS AS TOP, WE ARE SPEAKING ABOUT A GOVERNMENT ORGANISATION . MANY STUDENTS WILL BE MISGUIDED BY IT FOR SURE.THEY RANK IIT AS TOP AND ALL OTHER RANKINGS ARE CORRECT EXCEPT FOR MANAGEMENT SECTION.
bharat : As mentioned earlier, we do not comment on other (and others') rankings. We advise you to go by TIME rankings.


kishore : HOW IS ICBM IN HYDERABAD?
bharat : Not a good place... not doing well. Avoid.


r : SIR, IIM SHILLONG VS IIM RANCHI VS NMIMS FOR FINANCE
srinivasbelvi : IIM Shillong


r : SIR, IIM SHILLONG VS IIM RANCHI VS NMIMS FOR FINANCE??
bharat : IIMs Shillong> Ranchi> NMIMS - in that order.


sj : SIR, I HAVE GOT 99.98 PERCENTILE IN CMAT. WHAT ARE MY CHANCES FOR JBIMS?
ramnath : Decent..All the best


nitin : I GOT 91.85% IN CET AND I AM PUNE UNIVERSITY OBC CANDIDATE.ANY CHANCE TO GET ADMISSION INTO PUMBA?
anagha : Yes you can try. all the best


kishore : IFIM OR VJIM WHICH IS BEST?
bharat : both are B category... same intake 120... higher fee at IFIM - 9.5 lakh (6.5 lakh at VJIM)...higher salary at IFIM -- 6.64 lakh (4 at VJIM).


manas : FOR FINANCE AND OPERATIONS KJ VS GIM WHICH IS BETTER
ramnath : KJ has a slight edge Manas.


ris : GIM VS FORE ? AND SPECIALLY FOR IT SPECIALIZATION.
ramnath : FORE


r : @BHARAT SIR: BUT AS PER PLACEMENT REPORT NM AVG PACKAGE >17, WHEREAS IT IS NOT THAT HIGH FOR SHILLONG AND RANCHI?
bharat : Placements reports are not independently verified... in the light of the data we have, we recommend IIM Shillong.


abhi : HOW MATHEMATICS-INTENSIVE IS AN MBA COURSE?
rahulpinnamaneni : Less intensive than CAT is, if you're looking for a comparison.


manas : OUT OF GIM AND KJ WHICH IS BETTER FOR MARKETING\
tamal : KJ will have an edge over GIM


bose : HOW LONG SHOULD I DEDICATE FOR SELF STUDYING WHILE PURSUING MBA..WHICH ARE THE THINGS SHOULD I FOCUS ON?.ANY SUGGESTIONS?
ramnath : MBA or MBA entrance? Please clarify.


deeeeeeeeeep : THIS IS MY LAST QUESTION, PLEASE ANSWER IT MAM/SIR, SCORED 76.89 IN MAH CET AND GOT A CALL FROM WELINGKAR, DO YOU THINK I STAND ANY CHANCE TO GET INTO IT? (I LIVE IN PUNJAB) MY ACDS ARE 70<>80 AND 5-6 EXTRA CURR. CERTIFICATES
bharat : difficult chance... work hard on GDPI... a great performance there will brighten your chances... Best wishes!


vj : TELL ABOUT IIM TRICHY IS IT WORTHY ENOUGH JUST LIKE OTHER IIMS..THE REASON FOR THIS QUESTION IS MANY SAID IT IS NEWLY ESTABLISHED AND ALL IS NOT WELL THERE..IS IT TRUE?PLS CLARIFY..
asim : Its a pretty good B-school, all new IIMs offer good brand value, education and placements ( the 6 new ones started only last year hence the placements have not yet happened ). There are few operational issues, but considering the advantages mentioned earlier they are surely worth joining.


123 : THANKS FOR ANSWERING ALL MY QUERIES. LAST Q SIRS, PLEASE ANSWER. XLRI BM VS JBIMS MMS, (LIVING IN MUMBAI, ROI PLAYS SOME PART AND INCLINED TOWARDS FINANCE), WILL IT BE A HUGE MISTAKE TO LEAVE XLRI FOR JBIMS?
rahulpinnamaneni : XLRI, anyday. Any top B-School will diminish the ROI boundary in a matter of a couple of years. Go for XLRI


kishore : TOP MBA COLLAGES IN HYDERABAD THROUGH ICET
asim : OUCBM followed by Badruka. JNTU,ARORA,CBIT,vasavi, sreenidhi are some other good options


kml : I'VE RECEIVED MAIL FROM TAPMI JAIPUR ABOUT GD PI . HOW IS IT ?
tamal : Check if you have any other option.


souravroy : SIR, I AM CURRENTLY 3RD YEAR IN B.TECH, I WILL APPEAR FOR CAT THIS YEAR,TILL ON;LINE FROM FILLUP OF CAT I WILL GET 6 SEM RESULTS ON MY HAND OUT OF 8, SO SHORTLIST WILL BE MADE ON TOTAL 6SEM RESULTS OR ELSE? FOR RUNNING 4TH YEAR STUDENTS?
tamal : Shortlist will be made as per the available data.


ayan_kol : CAN A ONE-YEAR GAP BETWEEN GRADS AND MBA BE A POINT OF ELIMINATION FOR A FRESHER?
bharat : Nooooooooooooooooooooooo!


amit : SIR GOT 96.95 % IN CET!
srinivasbelvi : Good one


amit : GOT 96.95 % .. HOPING FOR DALMIA SIES WELINGKAR..... M A FRESHER..WILL U RECOMMEND ME TO GO FOR SUCH CLGS...OR RE ATTEMPT?
srinivasbelvi : If you have age on your side, then repeat.


utkarsha : SIR/MA'AM, I HAVE CONVERTED XLRI HRM AND IIFT DELHI. . I HV INCLINATION TOWARDS MARKETING, STRATEGY AND HR. .WHICH ONE SHOULD I OPT FOR
tamal : If HR is in your list of topics of inclination, then definitely go for XLRI.


manu_11 : SIBM PUNE VS XIMB FOR FINANCE?
srinivasbelvi : SIBM - Pune is preferred


ris : FORE VS LBSIM ? ANY SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE?
bharat : already answered... check transcript.


kishore : SIR WHAT IS LEAST AND AVERAGE PACKAGE OF VJIM HYDERABAD?
asim : The avg salary is usually around 4.5 lacs p.a.


abhi : UNLIKE GMAT OR GRE, WHY DO MANAGEMENT-ENTRANCE TESTS IN INDIA ASK GRUELING MATHEMATICAL QUESTIONS?
tamal : No management entrance test in India asks you grueling mathematics questions. They ask you applications on basic aptitude.


dlch : @ANAGHA MAM- I AM FROM MUMBAI OPEN CATEGORY
anagha : Difficult to get good colleges at 78percentile. You can try for Rizvi , vivekanand , and few more after refering our cutoff list OR write exam again


ayan_kol : @BHARAT SIR, WHY THAT BIG NO? :/ I MEAN I WISH TO PURSUE MBA FROM A TOP BSCHOOL. WROTE CAT, GOT 92.XX%ILE. NOT SATISFIED, SO I HAVE DECIDED TO WRITE CAT AGAIN. NON ENGG, MALE, FRESHER, GOOD ACADS. BUT, I HAVE LEARNT THAT THE PANELISTS DISLIKE CANDIDATES WITH SUCH GAPS IN EDUCATION.
bharat : There is no generic answer to that query... in our collective experience of training lakhs of students, we know that there is NO TRUTH in the idea that panelists DISLIKE students with gaps. We suggest you focus on doing well in the entire selection process - and not on things beyond your control (like eligibility norms). You could always tell them that you took a year off to prepare for the tests -- this should be backed by a great score.


kay : BIM TRICHY WL 70 GEN... ANY CHANCE??
asim : Moderate chances, all the best.


kay : KJ SOMAIYA RANK 1466... ANY CHANCE?
asim : Slim chances, all the best.


amit : SIR REPLY!
srinivasbelvi : Responded


ritu : JOB OPPURTUNITIES PGDM CORE VS PGDM IB FINANCE AS SPECIALIZATION
anagha : Depends on your profile, Bschool selected


nik : SIR IF IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO DO MY FURTHER STUDIES DURING MBA SINCE I AM JOINING IBS HYD WHICH IS A RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM SO CAN I STUDY CFA AFTER MBA ? PLS GUIDE ME
tamal : You can pursue CFA after completing your MBA


nitin : ANAGHA MAM I AM SELECTED FOR IBS PUNE,SHOULD I JOIN IBS OR WAIT FOR PUMBA?
asim : PUMBA can be preferred.


amit : & IS DALMIA WORTH FOR FINANCE?
srinivasbelvi : If it adds value to your existing profile & gives expected boost to your profile, then consider.


vikram : GOT 2500 RANK IN KJ SOMAIYA..WHAT CHANCES DO I HAVE IN THE COUNCELLING PROCESS ?
asim : v slim chances.


rv21 : WHICH COLLEGE CAN I EXPECT IN CAP ROUND AT 99.77 PERCENTILE IN CET. GEN CATEGORY - HU -MAHARASHTRA DOMICILE
anagha : JB Sydenham


abhi : MTECH OR MBA, WHICH IS A BETTER COURSE TO PURSUE AFTER BTECH?
bharat : depends on what you wish to do in the long run... ask yourself some important questions... what is it that you wish to make a career in... aspirations... think hard.


delhidaredevils : HOW IS LBSIM FOR PGDM FINANCE? HAVE BEEN ASKING THIS FOR NH TIME
bharat : its a good school... the program is good and has good placements.


vj : AFTER APPLYING IN MANY B SCHOOLS WHAT TO DO IF THE GWPI DATE OF THESE SCHOOLS CORRELATE EACH OTHER..WILL THE PERMISSION BE GRANTED FOR ATTENDING ANY OTHER DAY??
tamal : If there is a clash of dates, you can always place a request to change. With valid proof, generally dates are changed.


abc_1234 : HI SIR WHICH IS THE BEST OPTION FOR OPERATIONS OUT OF THE TWO, BITS OR IFMR ?
bharat : BITS is a better, less expensive school... small class size - 60 (IFMR 180)... fee at 5 lakh (12 lakh at IFMR)... and avg pay at 8.96 lakh (8.5 lakh at IFMR).


minamma : IIM B RESULT IS OUT!!
asim : Yes, all the best.


piku : BEST B SCHOOL IN INDIA FOR MARKETING IN MBA ?
bharat : IIMs A, B, C :-)


ksivag : I HAVE 2 YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE WITH AN MNC. MY CURRENT SALARY IS 5 LAKHS PER ANNUM. SHOULD I OPT FOR MHRM IIT-KGP.
tamal : Will be a decent option for sure.


bose : PLSS REPLY SIR
asim : Answered check


rajni : AFTER B.TECH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE ENGG AND THEN DOING JOB IN MNC FOR TWO YEARS AND THEN DOING PGDM FIANCE. WILL IT BE SUITABLE FOR AN ENGINEER ?
tamal : Sounds like a regular Engineering-to-MBA profile.


vin : SIBM B VS LBSIM???
anagha : SIBM


bose : HOW IS ITM NAVI MUMBAI? PLACEMENTS?
bharat : BB category school... class size - 240... fee at 7.5 lakh... and avg pay at 5.8 lakh.


vj : PLEASE TELL ABOUT GLIM AND LIBA IN CHENNAI..
srinivasbelvi : Let us know if you want any specific information.


amit : ACTUALLY M CONFUSED... M A FRSHER...& XPECTING CALLS FROM DALMIA SIES WELINGKAR...ACTUALLY M REALLY CONFUSED..WHETHER TO GO FOR A JOB OR TO GO FOR MBA..
anagha : Discuss with faculty at your center.Best luck


tina : FORE OR GIM? FOR A FRESHER. BCOM.
tamal : FORE.


abhi : WHY IS MBA AFTER ENGINEERING A GOOD OPRION?
srinivasbelvi : Pursue your interest, be it technical or non-technical.


sanchit : WHICH COLLEGE CAN I GET IN COUNSELLING ROUND WITH 70% IN CET ? ANY CHANCES FOR SIES MMS ?
anagha : Please refer our last year cutoff list thru CET. cannot get SIES


vin : WHAT THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND FOR GETTING A GOOD PLACEMENT??AS A FRESHER
srinivasbelvi : Grades during MBA, projects, internship, participation in competitions...


bose : HOW IS ITM NAVI MUMBAI
asim : Pretty decent, T.I.M.E. counts it among the BB grade B-schools


piku : BEST B SHCOOL FOR MARKETING IN MBA ?
srinivasbelvi : IIM-A


neha : HI, I AM HOPEFUL OF GETTING INTO ONE OF THE TOP INSTITUTES. I AM AN ENGINEERNG GRADUATE WITH 2 YEARS EXPERIENCE. I WANT TO DO MBA IN FINANCE. I WANTED TO KNOW IF I COULD DO SOME SHORT TERM COURSE WHICH WILL NOT ONLY INCREASE MY KNOWLEDGE BUT ALSO ADD VALUE TO MY RESUME. COULD YOU PLEASE SUGGEST SOME COURSE?
srinivasbelvi : There are handful of course one can pursue in finance...For the time being Spend time on CAT preparation as you can do the courses after CAT or while pursuing MBA or after MBA...


sannay : WHICH IS BETTER NARSEE MONJEE OR IIT BOMBAY OR SYMBIOSIS PUNE
bharat : IIT BOMBAY!


sanchari : CHANCES OF CONVERSION AT NEW IIMS... CATEGORY DAP. FEMALE
anagha : You will not have difficulty in converting new IIMs with decent GD


delhidaredevils : HOW IS LBSIM PGDM FINANCE?
asim : Pretty decent.


tina : FORE AND KJ SOMAIYA FS? FOR BCOM FRESHER. AND NOT SURE ABOUT SPECIALIZED COURSE.
bharat : If its core program at FORE, then go to FORE. :-)


vj : SRINIVAS SIR I AM ASKING ABOUT JOB PLACEMENT AND TYPES OF MBA PROGRAMS IN THESE INSTITUTIONS..AND ALSO CLASS TIMING..?
srinivasbelvi : Refer college website for courses offered. Great Lakes is better when compared with LIBA.


rishi : IMT NAGPUR VS BIMTECH PGDM
asim : BIMTECH Noida can be preferred.


abc : SIR, I HAVE TO MAKE A CHOICE BETWEEN NMIMS BANG AND GIM. GIM IS MORE ESTABLISHED THAN NM HYD BUT AT THE SAME TIME NM BANG IS GROWING AT A GOOD PACE SEEING THEIR SUMMER AND FINAL PLACEMENTS PLUS THE BRAND NAME OF NARSEE MONJEE COMES WITH IT . CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHICH WOULD BE A BETTER OPTION AND WHY ? (I AM B.TECH FRESHER)
bharat : NM Blr is a better choice - for all the reasons in your query! And apart from quality of education and faculty, placements & location also play a vital role.


sanchit : HOW IS PILLAI COLLEGE FOR MARKETING IN NAVI MUMBAI ?
bharat : Not recommended.


kt : HOW IS IIM SHILONG PGPEX? SHOULD I TRY FOR INTERVIEW OR REPEAT ONCE , I AM A FRESHER...
bharat : get a job... repeat.


shubham : SIR IS WELINGKAR GOOD FOR FINANCE OR I SHOULD GO FOR NL DALMIA ...N WELINGKAR BANGALORE I M TALKING ABOUT
bharat : Welingkar Bangalore


rishi : SIR WHICH IS BETTER IMT NAGPUR OR BIMTECH PGDM
asim : Answered check


tina : FORE AND KJ SOMAIYA FS? FOR BCOM FRESHER. AND NOT SURE ABOUT SPECIALIZED COURSE.
srinivasbelvi : If you are not sure with specialisation FORE is preferred.


deep : SIR,I AM INTERESTED IN RURAL MANAGEMENT OF XIMB.SHOULD I GO FOR XIMB OR SHOULD I GO FOR PGDM FROM IMT NAGPUR?
bharat : IF interested in RM, then XIMB has a very good program :-)


aparna : SIR.. I CONVERTED NMIMS MUMBAI AND IMT G.. WHICH SHOULD I CHOSE?
anagha : NMIMS Mumbai


piku : 10TH 72% 12TH 59% GRAD 7.6% , IS THERE ANY CHANCE GETTING CALL FROM IIM B,C OR FMS?
tamal : FMS and C : yes.


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