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Chat on B-school selection!
(Chat Transcript)

sv : CONVERTED MDI-PGPM AND SJMSOM. I AM GENERAL ENGINEER FEMALE FRESHER. WHICH IS GOOD FOR ME TO JOIN.
vinnayraj : though the decision is entirely personal and based on various factors mdi holds an edge as the placements are better with an average annual package of close to 19 lakhs as compared to 16.5 laksh of sjmsom..the intake in mdi is 240 and 120 in sjmsom..the fees is mdi is almost double of sjmsom..


aj018 : HOW IS INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FROM KJ SOMAIYA ? FACULTY ? AVERAGE PACKAGE ? AND WILL YOU ADVISE A DELHI PERSON TO GO TO KJ SOM GIVEN FORE CORE AS OTHER OPTION ?
asim : Pretty good, but considering you have converted FORE flagship program, i suggest you prefer FORE.


dks : WELINGKAR BANGLORE OR IMT NAGOUR, PLEASE ADVICE
asim : IMT NAGPUR if you can survive in a bigger batch or else Welingkar Bang.


cat_aspirant : HELLO SIR...I AM CONFUSED BETWEEN IIT MADRAS AND SYDENHAM IN MUMBAI. WILL CONVERT IIT-M IN NEXT LIST AND SYDENHAM IN THE FIRST CAP LIST ITSELF. YOUR VIEWS?
vinnayraj : though the decision is entirely personal and based on various factors ,the placements are slightly better in iit madras and also the batch size is smaller..


ss : SIR HOW IS NMIMS INDORE ? CAN WE CONSIDER BRAND NAME AND SAME COURSE STRUCTURE IN SELECTING NMIMS INDORE
satyaprakash : If you don't have a better opportunity and cannot afford to wait for another year, your question becomes redundant! However, if you can, then do wait. All the best!


raman_prabhakar : SIR WHICH IS BEST OPTION AMONG WELINGAKR MUMBAI PGDM,NIT TRICHY,SIES PGDM?WHY?PLZ HELP TO TO CHOOSE
asim : If interested in marketing or finance then Welingkar Mum if you have converted their PGDM program, If interested in operations or IT then prefer NIT Trichy.


cat_aspirant : HELLO SIR, HOW GOOD IS IIM INDORE MUMBAI LOCATION? I HAVE HEARD THAT NOT ALL VISITING COMPANIES ALLOW STDENTS FROM MUMBAI CAMPUS TO PARTICIPATE. ALSO CAN YOU GUIDE WRT FACULTY AND INFRASTRUCTURE AT MUMBAI LOCATION?
asim : Overall its a good option, though not on par with their main campus.


cat_aspirant : WHICH AMONG THE NEW IIMS IS GOOD FOR FINANCE?
asim : IIM Ranchi followed by IIM Trichy


dks : HOW IS THE WELINGKAR BANGLORE PLACEMENTWISE?
asim : Decent


lipu : GOOD EVENING SIR.I AM A SCIENCE GRADUATE STUDENT AND I HAVE BEEN SELECTED FOR MBA COURSE IN AMRITA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, COIMBATORE AND FOR MBA IN BIOTECHNOLOGY IN SIES COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT,MUMBAI. SIR,I AM VERY CONFUSED,SO PLEASE HELP ME.
satyaprakash : If you are a fresher or can wait for a year, then don't for either option. The SIES course is a niche one that would probably limit your options, in case you want to make a sectoral jump. The other one might not give you what you are looking for. You are the one who'll have to consider your dreams and aspirations to make the tricky choice.


sj19 : HELLO SIR, IS WELINGKAR MUMBAI WORTH JOINING FOR FINANCE.. CAN I EXPECT GOOD OPPORTUNITIES FOR FINANCE HERE. OR SHOULD I JOIN N L DALMIA FOR FINANCE AS ALMOST EVERYONE SUGGESTS DALMIA FOR FINANCE
satyaprakash : Welingkar has better profiles offered in Finance. There is a reason it's ranked above Dalmia. Also, be sure of any advice before you follow it. Do some research on your own, kid!


reddy : SIR,CURRENTLY MY AGE IS 40 YEARS.MY MARKS 10TH-81.8%,12TH-73.6%,B.TECH(ECE)-60.3%,MBA-60%...I HAVE 5.5 YEARS WORK EXP. IN WIPRO,TECH MAHINDRA,AFTER THIS FROM THE PAST 5 YEARS I AM NOT WORKING DUE TO HEALTH REASON.....WITH THIS PROFILE CAN I EXPECT CALLS FROM OLD IIMS ,IF I PERFORM WELL IN CAT 2017?
vinnayraj : though your profile is not very common,there have been instances where people with similar background have made it to the old iims and it is not unheard of..prepare well and try to crack the exam with a very high percentile..you should also consider other options considering the age and the work experience..


aj018 : @ASIM SIR, FORE HAS INCREASE ITS SEAT NOW , SO THAT IS AUTOMATICALLY PUT PRESSURE ON THE PLACEMENT CYCLE. SHOULD I NOT CONSIDER THIS BEFORE JOINING ?
asim : Still it is much lesser than the other option you have.


kopal : SIR, HOW IS INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FROM BIIB?
asim : What are the other options?


ishan_champ13 : SIR I AM WAITLISTED AT 7 AFTER 5TH MERIT LIST IN SCMHRD(SC CANDIDATE),DO I HAVE A CHANCE?
asim : Decent chance, all the best.


ss : NMIMS INDORE PGDM OR WELINGKAR RETAIL MANAGEMENT ?
satyaprakash : In the short term, Welingkar has an edge because of its locational advantage. NMIMS might be better in the long run because of its course and brand value. If you are not truly interested in Retail Management, then your choice becomes easier.


dlcb6ak76 : SIR, HOW IS DELHI SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT,DTU IN TERMS OF PLACEMENT AND PACKAGE???
vinnayraj : what other options do you have?it is a decent b school with an average package of around 6 lakhs and an intake of 120..the fees is less..


nicky : XIME KOCHI? OR ANY MAT CLG IN DELHI? (I AM FROM DELHI)
asim : Considering you are from Delhi, you can prefer any decent B-school under MAT like FIIB or Fostiima.


reddy : WITH CURRENT AGE AT 40 YEARS,SHALL I GO FOR ONE YEAR PGPX AT IIMS BASED ON GMAT OR 2 YEAR PGP AT IIMS BASED ON CAT?
vinnayraj : one year course would be better..if you have already been preparing for cat write the test anyway and explore options..the preparation for cat will also help you with your preparation for gmat..


nitin : SIR PLZ WHICH COLLEGE I SHOULD CHOOSE AMONG FOSSTIMA-DELHI;NDIM;JIMS;IBS GURGAON;EMPI..PLZ TELL SIR..I AM FRESHER I AM CONFUSED..
asim : Ideally speaking, take another shot at CAT ( IF you are ready to work hard ).


catappa : WHAT ARE THE PROFILES OFFERED TO FINANCE STUDENTS PASSING FROM LIBA?
sunildua : Profiles are varied but primarily finance-based. Be sure to be among the creamy layer of your batch and you can aspire to make a good career


dunkirk : WHICH NEW IIMS GIVE LESS WEIGHTAGE TO WORK EXPERIENCE??CONSIDERING I AM A GEM FRESHER I WANT TO KNOW MY CHANCES..
asim : Please go through http://www.time4education.com/CAT-MBA/Admission-Criteria/Overview-IIM-Admission-Criteria


dunkirk : HOW ARE THE PLACEMENT SCENARIOS IN BABY IIMS??
asim : Considering this is the first batch which is passing out, pretty good.


ishan_champ13 : IS DELHI SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS(INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS) A VIABLE OPTION,GIVEN ITS HIGH ROI,LOCATION,BRAND NAME AGAINST FORE,LBSIM OR NEW IIM'S?
sridharan : A viable option no doubt but this doesnt mean that it is better than other schools mentioned.


sv : SIR, MDI-PGPM VS IIFT-DELHI.
vinnayraj : mdi is slightly better...


sj19 : IF CONSIDERING PLACEMENTS IN B-SCHOOL, USUALLY THE TOP 10-20% STUDENTS IN THE BATCH GET BETTER PACKAGES.. SO HERE ONLY ACADEMICS MARKS AND GRADES THROUGHOUT MMS COURSE IS CONSIDERED..?
sridharan : mainly so. The companies may look for certain other factors also.


nicky : @SUNILDUA SIR.. PLEASE TELL XIME KOCHI OR ANY MAT COLLEGE OF DELHI? (EMPI,JIMS,ACIA PACIFIC OR ANY OTHER)
sunildua : XIME seems to a better option


lipu : SIR,I HAVE GRADUATED IN 2015 AND AFTER BSC I HAVE 2 YEARS GAP AND BEFORE BSC I HAVE 1 YEAR GAP.MY 10TH MARK-93%,12TH-65%,BSC-70%.THIS YEAR I HAVE APPEARED CMAT EXAM AND SECURED 92.68 PERCENTILE AND RECIEVED CALL FOR GD PI FROM INSTITUTES LIKE IFMR AND WELINGKER BUT COULDN'T GET SELECTED AND HAVE BEEN SELECTED IN AMRITA BUSINESS SCHOOL,COIMBATORE.SO MY QUESTION IS THAT WILL IT BE BETTER IF I WOULD PREPARE FOR CAT 2017 OR GET ADMITTED IN ASB,COIMBATORE.
vinnayraj : though you havent cited reasons for the gap,if you are unable to secure a job for two years,you can consider joining asb this year..it is a decent b school with an average package of around 6.6 lakhs..but if you can secure a decent job this year and believe you can do better if you take exams this year you can consider writing cat..evaluate your options and then decide..


ss : SIR WHAT CAN WE EXPECT ABOUT PLACEMENTS AT NMIMS INDORE PGDM?
asim : Too early to comment, seems promising considering brand NMIMS though, still we can take a final call only after the first batch passes out.


nicky : @ASIM SIR DECENT MAT COLLEGES INCLUDE ? IS EMPI OK?
asim : Check T.I.M.E. B-school categorisation list.


raman_prabhakar : CONVERTED DOMS NIT TRICHY BUT I AM CONFUSED WHETHER IT LACKS CORPORATE EXPOSURE DUE TO REMOTE LOCATION?PLZ ADVICE
sridharan : NIT Trichy is a good option.There are industries in and around Trichy also.


aj018 : WHAT IS THE POSSIBILITY TO GET PLACED IN MUMBAI AFTER TWO YEARS MBA AT FORE , DELHI ?
vinnayraj : there are chances..also you can move to the city of your choice in sometime ,so your main focus should be on the choice of the better b school and better company..


sv : SIR, WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AVERAGE SALARY AND MEDIAN SALARY OF A B SCHOOL. HOW IT IS ARRIVED. WHY NO B SCHOOL IS DECLARING THE LOWEST SALARY OF PLACED CANDIDATE. WHY THE SCALE IS NOT UNIFORM FOR ALL B SCHOOLS ACROSS INDIA TO ENABLE ANYBODY TO EVALUATE RATIONALLY.
sunildua : These are some clever gimmicks they indulge in. Please be able to read between the lines... Sometimes they claim 100% placement offered but only 60-70% accept what is offered. Spend your hard earned money wisely.


dks : HOW IS NMIMS INDORE? HAVE BEEN SHORTLISTED FOR IMT NAGPUR
asim : IIM Nagpur is a much better option.


n99 : IIT ROORKEE VS IIM(RRRKTU) WHICH WILL BE BEST FOR ST CANDIDATE AND OVERALL...FEE NOT AN ISSUE
sridharan : Though both are ok IIMs in respect of management courses are always preferable if you have such an option.


abcd : SIR I AM A MECHANICAL ENGINEER FROM DTU, 2015 BATCH AND CURRENTLY WORKING. MY MARKS ARE 71/91/86 IN GRAD/12/10. I ATTEMPTED CAT FOR FIRST TIME IN 2016 AND SCORED 99.48 %ILE. BUT, I AM REJECTED BY IIM -L,K,SH, NITIE, SPJIMR, MDI & IIFT. SO WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW, JOIN THE NEW IIMS, IF SELECTED OR GO FOR CAT17?
satyaprakash : If I were you, I'd take CAT again, crack it another time, and put up a much better performance in the subsequent rounds so that a top 20 b-school gives me a final selection. All the best of luck to you!


n99 : IIT DELHI VS IIM RANCHI ,RAIPUR ,TRICHY, UDAIPUR, KASHIPUR RANK THEM? PLS REASON OF THEIR RANKING ON WHICH BASIS
asim : Considering the brand "IIM" and diversity in terms of placements, you could prefer IIM Ranchi or IIM Trichy.


ruchi : WHICH B-SCHOOL IS BEST FOR HR IN MUMBAI & PUNE ?
sunildua : What is your Cat %ile?


ishan_champ13 : @ASIM SIR DSE(MIB) VS SCMHRD?WHICH ONE SHOULD I GO FOR?
asim : SCMHRD.


catappa : @SUNIL DUA SIR DOES INVESTMENT BANKER AND HEDGE FUND MANAGER INCLUDES IN THAT...AND ALSO IN PLACEMENTS PERSONALITY AS IN MANAGERIAL TRAITS MATTER OR MARKS AS IN ACADEMIC KNOWLEDGES MATTERS MORE.
sunildua : Yes, why not? for the first part. Both matter. I like your identity...


cat2017 : WHEN WILL BE CAT'17 BE HELD?
vinnayraj : the notification will be out in a couple of months..most likely it will held in the last week of November..


lipu : SIR XIME,KOCHI OR ASB,COIMBATORE WHICH ONE IS BETTER.
asim : ASB Coimb


pooja : SIES IS BETTER OR WELLINGKAR ?
sridharan : Wellingkar.


ss : SIR NMIMS INDORE PGDM FEES IS 14.5 LAC IS IT WORTH JOINING ?
asim : To early to take a final call on it, what are the other options?


sidharth : WELINGKAR BANGLORE PGDM OR NIT TRICHY? WHICH SHOULD I GO FOR?
asim : NIT Trichy


abhay : CAT OA 97.29, 10TH 56.57, 12TH 64.20, GRADS 77.01 REJECTED FROM MDI, NEW IIMS SHORTLISTED, AND SELECTED TO NMIMS BENGALURU. SIR THE LAST DATE TO WITHDRAW FROM NM IS 30TH MAY(LOSE 7 LAKH AFTER THAT). AND NEW IIMS RESULTS HAVE NO BEEN DECLARED TILL NOW WHAT TO DO.
sunildua : This is a predicament faced by many students. Wait for some more time. There are many days left for the 30th


dlcb6ak76 : SIR, I AM A FRESHER AND GOT 86.9 PERCENTILE IN CAT. SO IT IS BETTER TO DROP AND GIVE CAT AGAIN OR TAKE ADMISSION IN DSM, DTU??
vinnayraj : if your academic profile is good,you have a job in hand or can secure one confidently and are willing to work hard and believe in yourself, you can consider writing cat again..otherwise you can consider joining if you dont have other options and you are not sure about your preparation for another year..


sidharth : WHEN CAN WE EXPECT NEW IIMS RESULT OUT?
asim : Expected in next few days.


abhay : SIR HOW IS NMIMS BENGALURU FOR FINANCE. DO YOU THINK IN NEAR FUTURE NM BENG CAN REACH THE LEVEL OF NM MUMBAI?
sridharan : May not be so.


sv : SIR,THE B SCHOOL CATEGORIZATION OF B SCHOOLS BY TIMES HOLDS GOOD TODAY ALSO OR YOU ARE INTENDING TO ISSUE REVISED RANKING. THIS SHALL BE IMMENSELY HELPFUL IN DECIDING THE B SCHOOL
sunildua : Revised Ranking will only come after we get some confirmed good or bad news of a bschool.


akshay : 10TH 9.4 GPA. 12TH 65. ENGINEERING AROUND 58 WITH AN YEAR BACK DUE TO NEGLIGENCE IN STUDYING. DURING INTERVIEW AFTER CAT 17, SHOULD I GIVE A REASON FOR YEAR BACK OR SHOULD I TELL THEM THE TRUTH THAT I WAS NEGLIGENT TOWARDS MY STUDIES AND THAT HAS CHANGED NOW?
vinnayraj : right now you should be fully concentrating on the preparation for cat this year and make up for lost time and opportunity..you should also be reading up on current affairs and revise a couple of subjects from your graduation so that your overall interview will go very well..it is good to be truthful while at the same time it is a bad idea to highlight one's weaknesses..


lol : DO PEOPLE GET 4-4.5 PACKAGE FROM MAT CLG?
asim : The top MAT colleges avg sal is around 5-6.5 lacs p.a.


nitin : HOW IS MITSOM PUNE.??
sunildua : No B school is good or bad on its own. All depends on what other options you have...


ss : SIR I GAVE CAT16 BUT COULDN'T MAKE TO A GUD B-SCHOOL...I WAS IN MY FINAL YEAR DURING CAT 16....NOW I HV DECIDED TO GIVE CAT 17..IS IT NECESSARY FOR ME TO TAKE UP A JOB NOW OR IS IT OK TO HAVE 1 YEAR GAP ??? PLS ANSWER ME SIR..!!!!
sridharan : To take up a job will be better.


rtm : SIR I'M STUDYING IN TYBSC IN BIOTECHNOLOGY.AFTER CAT EXAMINATION SHALL I OPT FOR SPECIALIZATION IN HR OR MBA IN BIOTECHNOLOGY? IS THERE ANY SCOPE FOR MBA IN BIOTECHNOLOGY?
sridharan : Doing an MBA in a business stream will always better than doing in a technical field as it would be only an extension of your studies.


lol : @ASIM SIR TOP MAT CLGS LIKE? ALL ARE SAME UNDER MAT
asim : Christ bang, itm navi mumbai, xime bang, vjim hyd, ipe hyd, bimtech noida are some of the good options


abhay : KJ VS NMIMS BENGALURU. WHICH ONE TO SELECT. BOTH SAME CATEGORY. BUT I THINK KJ HAS BEEN STAGNANT IN RANKING FOR MANY YEARS BUT NM BENGALURU IS NEW AND RISING. IS MY THINKING IS RIGHT OR IT WILL BE BETTER TO JOIN KJ INSTEAD?
sunildua : We cannot go by this logic. The flip side is that NMB may not be able to rise in short term or KJS may move further upwards. As of now KJ is considered to be a better choice.


sidharth : WHICH IS IDEAL SPECILIZATION IN MBA FOR IT GRADUATE ?
sridharan : MBA selection should be independent of graduation.Take up course on the basis of your aptitude, scope, institute's strength etc.


catappa : @SUNIL DUA SIR BCOZ I HAVE HEARD THAT INVESTMENT BANKING PROFILSS ARE ONLY OFFERED AT NICHE COLEGES LIKE IIMS ETC...AND THANKS FOR THE REPLY
sunildua : That is true for the top Invst. Banks...


sv : SIR,I FAIL TO UNDERSTAND WHY THE FEES OF TOP B SCHOOLS ARE UNUSUALLY VERY HIGH. ARE THEY PROFIT CENTERS OR THEY REALLY INVEST ON THE STUDENTS. KINDLY RESOLVE THIS ENIGMA.
sridharan : If you consider the returns that the students get by studying in such institutions the fees charged is perhaps ok.


mba : HOW IS DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ECONOMICS(MBE)?
asim : Pretty good, esp the ROI.


dlcb6ak76 : SIR,I AM IN LAST YEAR AND GOT 86.9 PERCENTILE IN CAT.SO IS IT BETTER TO DROP AND GIVE CAT AGAIN OR TAKE ADMISSION IN DSM,DTU??
sridharan : Better to take CAT again.


stjp : WHEN WILL IIFT D RELEASE THE NEXT LIST?
asim : Next waiting list date can be found from IIFT's admission department. Please call them up.


xyz : I AM WAITLISTED IN IIM K (WILL CONVERT IN THE NEXT LIST FOR SURE) AND IIM I (WILL CONVERT THIS ONE AS WELL). I AM CONFUSED AMONG FMS, IIM K AND IIM I. PLEASE SUGGEST WHAT TO CHOOSE. GENERAL CANDIDATE CAT 99.51. NO OTHER CALLS. I AM NOT AN IITIAN OR NITIAN. SO, HOW MUCH WILL THE BRAND VALUE OF IIM HELP? PLEASE ARRANGE THEM ALSO CONSIDERING THAT MBA IS LOT MORE THAN THE FIRST JOB AND INITIAL ROI
asim : FMS Delhi can be preferred as it offers smaller batch, better location and much better avg salary.


akshay : I'M CONCENTRATING ON CAT PREP NOW AND DOING GOOD IN COLLEGE TOO (FINAL SEM). I'M SURE THERE WILL BE QUESTIONS ON WHY I HAVE AN YEAR BACK(AFTER SECOND YEAR). AND I'VE NO IDEA HOW TO APPROACH IT.
sunildua : Your past cannot be erased.. You can only unhighlight it by doing far better than your current ability to prove that you have learnt a valuable lesson from that failure..


ss : 1 YEAR GAP(WITHOUT JOB).......WILL IT MAKE TOO MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE & CAN CAUSE REJECTION FROM TOP B-SCHOOLS ????????? PLS ANSWER ME
vinnayraj : not really..but make sure you get a very good percentile in cat and prepare well for the gd/pi stage and make productive use of the gap by improving your knowledge and skill and if possible any certification course..


sidharth : IT COMPANIES ARE FACING SEVERE LAYOFFS CONSIDERING THIS WILL THERE BE LOSS IN MBA JOBS?
sridharan : Things are bound to change in course of time. Things would definitely look up in a year or two.


dunkirk : DOES WORKING IN SSC OR BANK PO JOBS COULD CREATE A GOOD IMPRESSION IN IIM INTERVIEWS?
sridharan : Certainly .


sid : I'VE CONVERTED IIM SHILLONG. SHOULD I PREFER ANY OF THE NEW IIMS OVER IIM S?
sridharan : iim Shillong unless there are other compelling reasons.


cat_aspirant : ACCORDING TO YOU WHICH AMONG IIM TRICHY, UDAIPUR, ROHTAK, RANCH, RAIPUR OFFERS BEST ACADS, FACULTY AND PLACEMENTS IN FINANCE DOMAIN?
sumit : Raipur.


nagesh : HAVE CONVERTED SIBM BANGALORE, IIT ROORKEE WAITLIST 16 OBC CATEGORY AND I THINK I WILL CONVERT. WHICH SHOULD I CHOOSE AMONGST THE TWO
sridharan : both are ok.


saysumit : 10TH - 90% 12TH - 87% B.COM - 75% (5 SEMESTERS), GRADUATING THIS MONTH. SHOULD I DROP A YEAR AND ONLY PREPARE FOR CAT 17 OR GET A JOB ALONGSIDE COMPROMISING A LITTLE ON CAT PERCENTILE BUT IMPROVE MY PROFILE. (HOW MUCH DOES DROP AFFECT MY PROFILE).
vinnayraj : you have a good academic profile..a lot of candidates manage both work and cat preparation and succeed too..if you can manage to secure a job comfortably you can join and prepare for cat alongside..


ss : SIR HOW IS IFIM BANGLORE ?
sunildua : It does not have a very high ranking.


nagesh : IS IT WORTH JOINING THE NEW IIMS LIKE IIM BODHGAYA OR SAMBALPUR INCASE I CONVERT THEM, I ALREADY HAVE SIBM-BANGALORE AND IIT ROORKEE IN MY HAND.
sridharan : Unless you are obsessed with iim brand name you can go for what you have on hand.


akshay : THANK YOU SUNIL SIR AND VINAY SIR. ONE FINAL QUESTION THOUGH. AS I ASKED EARLIER, WOULD IT BE OKAY TO TELL THEM ABOUT MY NEGLIGENCE OR SHOULD I TRY TO COVER IT UP BY GIVING REASONS, ALTHOUGH FALSE?
vinnayraj : like it was suggested before , it is not a good idea to highlight one's weaknesses while it is important to be truthful..there are better ways to explain the gap and moreover that's in the past and you have moved on and made up for it which is the most important thing..


hello : SIR,IS IT POSSIBLE TO STUDY FOR CAT'17 BY TAKING ADMISSION IN DBE(MBE) AS I DONT WANT TO TAKE A COMPLETE DROP OR WOULD YOU SUGGEST ME TO TKAE UP A JOB AND PREPARE SIDE BY SIDE?
sridharan : How will MBE help in any way?Taking a job and trying CAT may be better.


nagesh : @SRIDHARAN SIR, I AM CONFUSED, SO YOURE SAYING IIT ROORKEE IS BETTER THAN THE NEWLY STARTED ONES LIKE IIM BODH GAYA, AMRITSAR, VISHAKAPATNAM
sridharan : As we are yet to have a full knowledge of how the latest IIMs are likely to perform it is better to go with known schools.


ratan : WHICH IS BEST OPTION AMONG DSM AND NIT TRICHY?
asim : NIT Trichy


saysumit : MASTER IN GLOBAL BUSINESS FROM SPJAIN GLOABL OR ATTEMPT CAT17 FOR TARGETING IIMS
vinnayraj : if you feel the fees is too high and believe you can work hard and do well in cat you can consider writing cat 17..


ishan_champ13 : HELLO SIR MY PROFILE 10TH-91%,12TH-67%,GRAD-69%(BTECH 2012-2016).GOT PLACED IN HCL BUT LEFT.CAT'16-80%(SC CANDIDATE),MISSED OUT ON CALLS FROM IIM'S COZ OF POOR SECTIONAL CUT OFF IN LOGICAL.I HAVE ONLY DSE(MIB) CALL IN HAND AND MAYBE SCMHRD WL-7 AFTER 5TH MERIT LIST.SHOULD I TAKE IT OR CAN I AFFORD TO GIVE CAT'17 WITH ANOTHER GAP YEAR OR SHOULD I JOIN DSE AND THEN STILL GIVE CAT'17?PLS PLS HELP ME......
vinnayraj : you have a decent academic profile and if you perform very well in cat this year, there are great chances of getting into a much better b school..a lot of students write cat another time after having joined a b school and make it to a better college in the following year..if you are unsure about your preparation and want to take no chances you can join and write again..otherwise you can completely focus on cat preparation..


cat2017 : STARTEGY FOR QUANT FOR THE NEXT 6 MONTH IF AIMING FOR CAT 17 FROM BASIC LEVEL?
sridharan : Practise with T.I.M.E. material -- all the 3 books --- at least2 times . Write all aimcats and go through solutions without fail.


akshay : AND IF I MAY ASK, WHAT ARE THE BETTER POSSIBLE WAYS OF EXPLAINING IT TO THEM?
sunildua : You cannot explain your failure by any other way that the truth and the truth is that you have been negligent in your studies. Admit it. Your lapses can be excused only if you take a learning from the failure and make the required change in you.


n : SIR, HOW IS XIME CHENNAI?
sridharan : We are yet to know.


aman : PLS ANSWER MY QUESTIO SIR FORE PGDM VS TAPMI PGDM FOR FINANCE?
vinnayraj : both the b schools are more or less at the same level..the placements are slightly better in tapmi whereas the batch size much smaller in fore..the decision is a personal one and can also be based on the location preference and advantage..


ratan : CAN I REATTEMPT CAT 2017 AFTER JOINING BSCHOOL?
vinnayraj : there are a few students who manage this..depends on one's capacity..


nitin : @VINNAYRAJ SIR..SHOULD I JOIN IBS GURGAON
vinnayraj : if there are compelling reasons to join this year then consider...


nitin : @VINNAYRAJ SIR..SHOULD I JOIN IBS GURGAON
vinnayraj : what other options do you have?


n99 : IS IIT ROORKEE BETTER THA IIM (RRRKTU) . I HAVE CONVERTED IIT ROORKEE NO NEW IIMS RESULT DECLARE...GOOD TO GO WITH IIT...DO I GET FULL EXPERIENCE OF BSCHOOL IN IIT?
asim : New IIMs should be preferred, they offer much better placements and brand value.


ishan_champ13 : @ VINNAYRAJ SIR,U R SUGGESTING I CAN JOIN DSE(MIB) AND GIVE CAT'17 AGAIN COZ IF I DO OTHERWISE I WILL HAVE 1.5 YEARS AS DROP YEAR.WHICH SHOULD BE BETTER?
vinnayraj : a few students manage to get into a better b school the next year after joining..depends on an individual's capacity to handle the rigours of b school study and cat preparation..dont be worried too much about the gap if you can make productive use of time by improving your knowledge and skills and also by joining certification courses..but if you are very unsure of this you can consider joining the college..


reddy : IS TIME MATERIAL SUFFICIENT FOR GETTING >99.5%ILE IN CAT 2017?
sridharan : certainly.


ishan_champ13 : SIR,IF WE HAVE ANY FURTHER QUERIES REGARDING B SCHOOLS WHOM SHOULD WE CONTACT?
vinnayraj : contact your center and faculty members..


saysumit : WHATS BETTER - ONE YEAR DROP WITH FOCUS ON ONLY CAT17 OR PART TIME INTERNSHIP ALONGSIDE WITH A LITTLE COMRPOMISE ON CAT SCORE.
sunildua : No internship. Take a job if possible and 100% focus on Cat...Both at the same time. If you take off from job, will you spend 10-12 hours studying?


reddy : WHCIH IS BETTER FOR ONE YEAR PGPX ?.....ISB,HYDERABAD OR IIM AHMEDABAD
vinnayraj : considering your background the chances of making it to isb is higher than that of getting into iim a..


lol : AFTER GIVING FIRST INSTALLMENT DO CLGS RETURN MONEY? IF WE BACKOUT
vinnayraj : there is a deadline before which if you withdraw your candidature the fees will be returned after deducting nominal aicte regulated charges...please read the instructions very carefully..


angel : @ VINAYRAJ SIR. .WHICH IS BETTER VIT BSCHOOL OR RCBS COCHIN
vinnayraj : rcbs is rated slightly higher..


khan : ALREADY LEFT JOB,PASSOUT(2015) 1 YEAR GAP,SHOUD I JOIN NIT TRICHY?
sridharan : You can.


aspirant : SIR, COULD YOU SUGGEST ANY COURSES/ ACTIVITIES I CAN TAKE UP THAT CAN ADD VALUE TO MY PROFILE AND WOULD HELP FOR MBA AS WE HAVE APPROX 3 MONTHS LEFT FOR MMS COLLEGES TO START.
sridharan : If there are short term certificate courses available in the field where you want to major.


saysumit : @SUNILDUA SIR, AFTER 10-12 STUDY, I FEEL UNDER-CONFIDENT DUE TO DROP FACTOR. I CAN STUDY FOR 8 HOURS DOING INTERNSHIP, IF IT HELPS IN PROFILE.
sunildua : Internship will not help much. Anyway, dont take the job. Study hard for Cat and do extremely well in it. Justify yourself.


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