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Chat on B-school selection!
(Chat Transcript)

waris : I GOT A CALL FROM MHRM-IITKGP AT 88. WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OF CONVERSION?
asim : Good chances if you do well in remaining rounds


pravin : AT 79 IN XAT,WHAT COLLEGES SHOULD I APPLY FOR,I HAVE APPLIED FOR IMT,BIMTECH,XIME,LIBA...
thomas : you can also consider GIM.


raja : SIR I HAVE GIT CALL FROM IITKHG MHRM?HOW WILL U RATE THIS PROGRAM
asim : Pretty decent


jk : CAT 96.17, QA-99.1, DILR-96.1, VARC-68 10TH-92%, 12TH-98%, GRAD-80% WITH 6 MONTHS OF WORK EXP CAN I EXPECT IIT DELHI CALL?
thomas : IF YOU ARE GEN CATEGORY,NO. THE CUTOFF IS EXPECTED TO BE 97+.


kvkvakil : MISB BOCCONI AVG PACKAGE? 10TH 92 12TH 77 CAT 92 CMAT 98.87.. FRESHER NO ECTRA CURRICULARS... CAN I APPLY?
ramnath : Yes..freshers can apply. The fee is on the higher side, so you may have to factor that in too.


sid : SIR, HOW IS THE INTEGRATED MBA-PHD PROGRAMME AT IIIT-A? ADVISABLE AT 88 PERCENTILE IN CAT?
prajnanray : No. Can't be called decent. You will get better calls


anu : SIR HOW IS PGDM IN RM FROM BIMTECH?
anujkhanna : BIMtech retail management is ok sort of course but think about ROI before you take admission


prahlad : CAN YOU RECOMMEND PRACTICE NOTES FOR "RC, ASSSUMPTION AND CONCLUSION STATMENT" OTHER THAN GIVEN BY THE TIMES
charlton : You may refer to CAT Papers of previous years (2000 to 2008) available on your student homepage. There are also a number of online tests that will be made available to you for practice and these will definitely cover RC and CR


akshay : I HAVE GOT 65.5%ILE IN CAT, SHOULD I APPLY TO DTU??...HAVE 2.6 YEARS OF WORK EX, WANT TO DO MBA THIS YEAR ITSELF, I HAVE APPEARED FOR SIOM AS WELL
ramnath : With that kind of work-ex the colleges that you can get with this percentile may not offer a satisfactory return. A rethink on MBA this year or another attempt is definitely in order. All the best.


at : HOW GOOD IS XIMB MBA-SM?
sumanta : Pretty decent


pravin : SHOULD I APPLY FOR IFMR? ARE THERE ANY CHANCES?
prajnanray : Yes... good chances


kvkvakil : I HAVE MY PRACTICAL EXAM ON 12TH MARCH... SO I WLD PREFER CET ON 13TH MARCH.. HOW WILL THE DATES BE ALLOTED?
ramnath : While the system of allottment is not known, in case of a clash, some times a change in slot/date may be entertained. However, it may help if you write to them explaining your situation upfront, hoping that they will consider it before allotting the dates.


freddie : SIR, I'VE HAD BIMTECH GD/PI LAST SATURDAY.. I'VE DONE VERY POOR IN GD.. I MEAN I DIDN'T SPEAK ANYTHING. THEN IN PI THEY ASKED ME TO SUMMARIZE THE SAME.. BUT I COULDN'T DO THERE TOO.. BUT DID WAT WELL AND ANSWERED ALL OTHER QUESTIONS WELL IN PI.. DON'T I HAVE ANY CHANCE TO MAKE IT TO BIMTECH??? PLZ HELP ME..
charlton : Now that you are already done with the interview and GD, keep your fingers crossed and hope for the best. Concentrate on any other GDPI rounds at B-Schools that you may be having.


dhammu : SIR MY GDPI FOR NEW IIMS IS ON 23RD. CAN YOU RANK THE NEW IIMS, AS I WANTED TO KNOW WHICH ONE IS BETTER?
sumanta : Your main priority is to clear the GDPI round.we will discuss about the rank later on. All the best for your upcoming GDPI


123 : SIR, CAT-79.58 MAT 95.85 . SHORTLISTED FOR BIMTECH PGDM GENERAL FEE-AROUND13 . KINDLY SUGGEST IS IT WORTH? ANY OTHER OPTION I HAVE IF ANY? ALSO SHORTLISTED FOR PI IN IMI I DONT KNO HOW
srinivasbelvi : Firstly, BIMTECH is a good B-School. As long as B-School adds value to your profile, you can consider. IMI-Delhi would be a lot better option in case you get through. I presume that you'll make it to their Bhubaneshwar campus in all likely hood.


ankita : SIR PLEASE GIVE RANKING TO THESE COL FOR PGDM IFIM BANGLORE, FOSTIMA NEW DELHI, MS RAMIAHA, INDIRA PUNE, IILM NOIDA BIMM PUNE
vijaykumar : FOSTIIMA>IFIM>IILM>MS Ram>Indira


raja : I HAVE GOT A CALL FROM IIT KHG MHRM AT 93.55IN CAT HOW WILL U RATE THIS PROG?
sunildua : It is a reasonably good prog. Do try to convert the call.


harshit : SIR, WHAT IS THE MEANING OF FLAGSHIP PROGRAM??
ramnath : Flagship program is the main program of the b-school. For example, for IIM Ranchi, the PGP is its flagship program while it also has its PGDHRM program.


cmat : IS XIME WORTH THE MONEY????
anujkhanna : If you are among top 20% of the class and manage to get a good placement then yes but review what other options you have right now


george : WHEN WOULD THE NITIE SHORTLIST BE OUT?
asim : Expected soon


ankita : SIR, WHAT RATING WILL YOU GIVE FOR XIMB-HR? WOULD GIVE AA FOR HR AS WELL?
thomas : yes. you can go ahead.


raja : IIT KHG MHRM OR XIMB HRM WHICH IS BETTER?
prajnanray : XIMB hrm


rissss : ITM VS XIME VS CHRIST VS BIMM VS SIES .. WHICH IS MORE GOOD
charlton : SIES > ITM > BIMM > XIME > Christchurch


anu : BIMTECH OR IBS HYDERABAD ? WHICH IS THE BETTER CHOICE?
thomas : bimtech if it is their flagship course.


at : HOW GOOD IS MBA-HEALTH MANAGEMENT FROM SIHS??
anujkhanna : as a course and faculty member are good but placement could become a problem


sudipti : HOW IS MANAGE, HYD FOR AGRI-MGMT? I'D 78 PERCENTILE IN CAT, NON-AGRI BACKGROUND
thomas : for agi mgmt,it is one of the top colleges.go there if you are interested in that field.


nikita : GOOD EVENING FACULTIES, MY IMT G INTERVIEW WENT OK TYPE. ALSO MY XAT PERCENTILE IS 94.2. PLEASE, IT IS URGENT WILL I BE ABLE TO CONVERT MY CALL? ACADEMICS ALL AROUND 90
thomas : 94 with good interview should do it. all the best.


sf855 : I GOT 67.17%ILE IN CAT SUGGEST ME THE COLLEGES
rahulpinnamaneni : Amrita, BIMM Pune, BITS PIlani, FOSTIIMA, IMT H, IMT N, MNNIT Allahabad


rissss : HOW IS PGDM AT BIMM ?
prajnanray : Decent


rissss : HOW IS PGDM AT BIMM ?
prajnanray : Decent


sd0128 : HOW IS ISBR BANGALORE?
srinivasbelvi : Not at the expected level. Colleges like christ, MS Ramiah, St.Josephs could be better.


harshit : HOW IS ITM NAVI MUMBAI FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, I AM SELECTED FOR ITM PGDM IB SO SHOULD I GO FOR IT?
ramnath : What other options do you have and what is your background?


freddie : SIR, I'VE HAD BIMTECH GD/PI LAST SATURDAY.. I'VE DONE VERY POOR IN GD.. I MEAN I DIDN'T SPEAK ANYTHING. THEN IN PI THEY ASKED ME TO SUMMARIZE THE SAME.. BUT I COULDN'T DO THERE TOO.. BUT DID WAT WELL AND ANSWERED ALL OTHER QUESTIONS WELL IN PI.. DON'T I HAVE ANY CHANCE TO MAKE IT TO BIMTECH??? PLZ HELP ME..
satyaprakash : It depends on where you are relative to the other candidates. Don't obsess over something that isn't in your hands. All the best!


ankita : CAT - 83.7, XAT - 90.7, NMAT - 95. WORK EX - 3.5 YEARS. 10/12/BTECH - 89.5/88.2/70.8. I GOT A CALL FROM ICFAI HYDERABAD. IS IT WORTH ATTENDING?
anujkhanna : Right now the procedure for IBS hyd will be you will attend their rounds and afterward they will assign a campus for you considering your experience and large batch size of ICFAI hyd it may not be a good option but look at other options you are having and decide accordingly


megha : HOW IS IMI DELHI'S BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES PROGRAM? IN TERMS OF PLACEMENTS AND ALL
charlton : This is a good program. Do you have any other call?


anu : BIMTECH PGDM (RM) AND IBS HYDERABAD PGDM? WHAT TO GO FOR ?
vijaykumar : BIMTECH


raja : HOW IS KJ SOMAIYA PGDM PROGRAM?
satyaprakash : It's a decent program. Whether you should go for it or not depends on your aptitude, application, career aspirations & the other choices that you have.


megha : FORE OR LBSIM?
thomas : both are nearly equal. fore maybe slightly ahead.


bhaskar251090 : I HAVE APPLIED FOR GREAT LAKES PGPM (1 YEAR PROGRAMME)
rahulpinnamaneni : What is your query Bhaskar?


rissss : SIES OR WELINGKAR?
satyaprakash : Welingkar


kaka : SIR WHICH ONE SHOULD I GO FOR SITM PUNE,XIME,CHRIST,ST JOSEPHS BANGALORE AND GREATLAKES GURGAON...???KINDLY RATE IT WITH PROPER GUIDANCE....
anujkhanna : SITM pune and XIME both have good brand name attached and decent in the terms of placement so will be preferred over other colleges


aj : HW IS MBA AT IIT KANPUR? I AMA WORKING IN ONE OF GLOBAL FORTUNE 500 CMPNY SINCE 1.5 YRS ? CAT 2015 SCORE 95.18. MY X, XII % IS 71.72. SHOULD I REPEAT NEXT YEAR? GIVE PRUDENT ADVISE
thomas : i would suggest you try once more.the college is good but not worth leaving a mnc job.


new_iim : SIR, 92.4 IN 10TH, 91 IN 12TH, 8.2 CGPA IN COLLEGE (NIT).
rahulpinnamaneni : So what's your query?


bhaskar251090 : I HAVE APPLIED FOR GREATLAKES PGPM (1 YR PROGRAMME). IS IT WORTH JOINING THERE. HOW GOOD IS ROI..?
srinivasbelvi : It is their flagship course which is worth considering if the program adds value to your profile.


sf855 : REVIEW THESE COLLEGES BIMTECH,NDIM,IBS HYDERABAD,XIME,JIMS,FIIB DELHI
rahulpinnamaneni : http://www.time4education.com/cat-mba/list_of_b-schools.aspx Please use this resource first, if you're still in a fix, get back to us


bhaskar251090 : I HAVE APPLIED FOR GREATLAKES PGPM (1 YR PROGRAMME). IS IT WORTH JOINING THERE. HOW GOOD IS ROI..?
rahulpinnamaneni : Avg Salary 8.75, decent college


akshay : POSTING SECOND TIME....I HAVE GOT 65.5%ILE IN CAT, SHOULD I APPLY TO DTU??...HAVE 2.6 YEARS OF WORK EX, WANT TO DO MBA THIS YEAR ITSELF, I HAVE APPEARED FOR SIOM AS WELL
srinivasbelvi : Generally cut off is around 75%ile in CAT


nikita : THANK YOU SIR@ THOMAS SIR. ALSO I HAVE GOT CALLS FROM IIT KANPUR AND IIT ROORKEE. SO, WHAT ALL I SHOULD FOCUS REGARDING GD/PI. ALSO, HOW ARE IITS WHEN COMPARED TO IMI AND IMT G.
thomas : if you are a fresher,brush up your subjects.the iits would be slightly better than imtg.


prahlad : ARE CET MOCKRELATIVEY EASIER THAN AMMCET? CUTOFF AND RANKING FOR SYDHNEM?
satyaprakash : The AMMCETs have historically been of a higher difficulty level than the actual MH-CET. Aim for a 155+ and a rank of at least 50.


ankita : NMIMS HYDERABAD, LIBA, WELINGKAR. COULD YOU PLEASE RANK THEM?
vijaykumar : LIBA>NMIMS>WE


abhilash07 : IS THEIR ANY CAP FOR CMAT BASE ADMISSION?
anujkhanna : for many college you have to fill separate form CAP will be there After CET where you can use your CMAT marks


radha : SIR..I GOT A CALL FROM TAPMI AND XIME (WITH 83 PERCENTILE IN XAT).....TO DO MBA FINANCE WHETHER TAPMI IS BETTER THAN IFMR..THANKS
sunildua : Tapmi is preferred


new_iim : SIR, 92.4 IN 10TH, 91 IN 12TH, 8.2 CGPA IN COLLEGE (NIT). SCORED 96.8 % IN CAT 2015. GOT CALL FROM NEW IIM. INTERVIEW YET TO HAPPEN. MY QUESTION IS WHETHER MY PROFILE IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR YET ANOTHER SHOT AT OLDER IIM NEXT YEAR OR SHOULD I SETTLE FOR NEW IIM ONLY?
sumanta : YOUR PROFILE IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR OLDER IIM BUT DONT NEGLECT THE UPCOMING GDPI.ALL THE BEST FOR UPCOMING GDPI.


ankita : WHAT IS AVG PACKAGE IN FOSTIMA DELHI OR IIFM BANGLORE
vijaykumar : Around 6lakh per annum


sd0128 : SIR, I WENT THROUGH TO GI-2 OF SPJIMR. DO THEY REJECT CANDIDATES AFTER GI-2 OR ARE EVERYONE CONSIDERED FOR THE FINAL LIST AND THE WAITLIST? ALSO, COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ABOUT THE WAITLIST MOVEMENT?
srinivasbelvi : There will be rejects after round 2 as well.


prakash : SIR, IS IT WORTH OF JOINING IMI BHUBANESWAR ?? ALSO PLS SUGGEST ME SOME CLG.S TO APPLY I HAVE 86.38%ILE IN CMAT ???
sumanta : WHAT OTHER OPTIONS DO YOU HAVE RATHER THAN IMI BHUBANESHWAR.


sahilonite : SIR, I HAD MY IMT-G INTERVIEW ON 7TH. THE INTERVIEW WAS DECENT.WHAT ARE MY CHANCES WITH 92.76%ILE IN CAT?
srinivasbelvi : You stand a good chance. Stay hopeful.


dipti : MA IN HRM FROM TISS OR MBA-HR FROM NMIMS MUMBAI?
satyaprakash : Look at the profiles offered to the students of each institute as well as the record of their alumni before you make a decision.


anu : WHAT IS THE SCOPE OF PGDM(RM) FROM BIMTECH?
prajnanray : Not very much... it's streamlined and restricts your career to rm


pumba : BIMTECH OR PUMBA
anujkhanna : considering ROI pumba is better


123 : THANKU SIR. IS BIMTECH WORTH IT ? I AM OFFERED IMI PGDM (B&FS) PROGRAMS, DELHI CAMPUS AS WRITTEN IN EMAIL. WHICH IS BETTER BIMTECH OR IMI BHUVNESHWAR? SIR SHUD I CONSIDER BHARTIYAVIDYAPEETH OR IP UNIVERSITY OR ANY MAT COLLEGE?
charlton : BIMTECH would be better than IMI - B


anup : CAT - 91.02, WORK EX - 15 MONTHS. DURING MY IMT G PI, I WAN'T ASKED MANY QUESTIONS. JUST A FEW QUESTIONS RELATED TO MY JOB AND MARKETING WERE ASKED. WAT WAS AVERAGE, NOT THAT GREAT. WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF CONVERSION?
satyaprakash : That's impossible to call. Keep your fingers crossed, kiddo!


harshit : @RAMNATH SIR, OTHER OPTIONS ONLY BIMTECH NOIDA INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS GDPI ON 22ND BUT CMAT 93.95%ILE AND SCORE 179 BUT SIR IT WILL BE A RISK THAT IF I APPLY TO MORE BETTER COLLEGES AND IF I LL NOT GET SELECTED THEN MY YR WILL BE WASTE AND CANT DROP ANOTHER YEAR SO PLS TELL ME I AM CONFUSED SHOULD I GO FOR ITM PGDM IB?
ramnath : ITM NM is a college.You may look at if if you want to get into MBA this year itself. All the best


dhammu : ALRIGHT SUMANTA. THANK YOU
sumanta : WELCOME


nikita : THANK YOU @THOMAS SIR, I WAS IN A QUANDARY :)
thomas : you are welcome.


prakash : I HAVE CALL FROM IMT NAGPUR, XIME BANGLORE, ALSO APPLIED FOR NIBM PUNE AND WELINGKAR. MY CMAT % IS 86.38....
vijaykumar : WE>XIME>NIBM>IMT


ankita : WHAT IS AVG PACKAGE IN FOSTIMA DELHI OR IIFM BANGLORE AND WHICH SPECIALIZATION IS GOOD LIKE MARKETING FINANCE ????
cherian : Its around 6 lpa. IIFM is in Bhopal. you probably meant IFIM. marketing is the safe option in these colleges as more jobs will be offered in marketing.


tg100 : NMIMS MUMBAI AVG/MEDIAN PKG FOR FRESHER?
asim : They do not release figures for freshers separately, the average salary last year was 16+ lacs pa.


bhaskar251090 : IMI DELHI OR IMT G WHICH ONE IS BETTER FOR MARKETING..?
thomas : imi would be slightly ahead.


fasd : DOES DOING MBA/PHD FROM GOOD COLLEGE MATTER IF ONE IS DECIDED TO GO INTO ACADS FOR SURE? I MEAN CONSIDER, FOR EXAMPLE, THE CASE OF ANURAG DUGAR WHO TEACHES MARKETING AT IIM SHILLONG, HE DID HIS MGMT. FROM A NON-DESCRIPT COLLEGE IN JAIPUR, BUT WENT ON TO CONSOLIDATE HIS POSITION THROUGH THE YEARS.
satyaprakash : You answered your own question. But do keep in mind that for every success story from a low-ranked b-school, there will be far too many non-success stories. Ultimately it boils down to how much you learn and perform post your MBA.


freddie : SIR HOW GOOD IS IFIM FOR 70%ILE IN CAT?
ramnath : It is a decent school in the B category. Its cutoff may be just over 70.


megha : IMI DELHI'S B&FS???? SCOPE AND PLACEMENTS???
asim : Seems to be good option if you are genuinely interested in making a career in that domain.


mba_aspirant : SIR
prajnanray : Yes what's your query?


somu : SIR I M A STUDENT OF TIME HYDERABAD MY MAT AND CMAT SCORE IS 80%TILE PLZ SUGGEST ME.GOOD COLLEGES WITH MY SCORE.
asim : BIMM PUNE, SIES MUMBAI, ITM NAVI MUMBAI, BIMTECH NOIDA,


cat : URGENT PLEASE REPLY!!!!I AM GETTING ONLY BB CATEGORY COLLEGES SHOULD I DROP THE IDEA OF MBA AND INSTEAD GO FOR SSC OR BANK PO EXAMS?
satyaprakash : That's a decision you have to make yourself. Look at your skill-set, your learning curve, your career aspirations & the possible career paths you might take before you make it.


dip : I HAVE CONVERTED ITM NM, BIMTECH-RETAIL, IMI-K,KIAMS,BML MUNJAL AND MITSOT TILL NOW.WHICH ONE SHOULD I OPT?
cherian : itm nm is the best bet for now.


radha : TAPMI DOESN'T HAVE GD. IN WAT, I AM GOOD AT GENERAL TOPICS. WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF TAPMI ASKING SPECIFIC TOPICS? THANKS
ramnath : Radha, no amount of speculation/prediction will work at this stage. You need to cast your net wide and prepare n different kind of topics. The idea generation techniques that we teach at the GWPI programs will help you handle various topics.


pumba : IS PUMBA POSSIBLE AT CMAT-229(SCORE),RANK-360,OUTSIDE MAHARASHTRA STUDENT,HOW CAN I APPLY THERE
anujkhanna : possibility is always there but you have to wait for CAP round which will be there is last week of march or in april


asn : SIR, SOME COLLEGES HAVE GROUP WORK AS A PART OF SELECTION PROCESS, WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?
srinivasbelvi : Most of the B-Schools under Symbiosis group conduct Group Exercise. Otherwise it is group discussion or Case study discussion. All the above are generally treated as Group Tasks or Group Exercises.


somu : SIR PLZ RANK IMI BHUBANESWAR XIME BANGLORE ,XIME KOCHI, IMT NAGPUR, IMT HYDERABAD, IMI KOLKATA.
vijaykumar : XIME Bang>IMI Bhu>IMT Nag>IMT Kol>IMT Hyd


mba_aspirant : SIR WHILE FILLING THE FORM OF XIME BANGALORE THERE ARE 3 PREFERENCES XIME B OR XIME KOCHI OR EITHER WHAT SHOULD I CHOOSE
prajnanray : XIME B


ankita : WHICH SPECIALIZATION IS GOOD LIKE MARKETING FINANCE IN FOSTIMA DELHI OR IFI M BANGLORE AND WHAT ABOUT ROI????
cherian : marketing is the better bet since you have more opportunities in marketing. in terms of RoI i feel Fostiima is slightly better


kvkvakil : I HAD MY IMT INTERVIEW ON 9TH. IT WAS DECENT. MY CAT SCORE IS 91.95... AND I M BSC BIOTECH WITH AVG ACADS... ARE THR CHANCES OF GETTING SELECTED?
rahulpinnamaneni : Yes there are!


pratik : SIR, WILL I GET ANY GUIDANCE FOR XIMB INTERVIEW, I HAVE IT NEXT WEEK.
ramnath : Approach you local T.I.M.E. center for specific guidance Pratik.


anu : SO PGDM FROM IBS HYDERABAD WOULD A BETTER OPTION THAN PGDM IN RETAIL MGMT FROM BIMTECH ?
prajnanray : Yes


jai : SIR IPE HYD OR IMT HYD OR IBS HYD??
asim : IBS HYD is fee and batch size is not a constraint.


cat : CAN FAMILY BUSINESS BE COUNTED AS WORK EXPERIENCE IF YES THEN WHAT DOCUMENTS SHOULD I PRODUCE? ALSO I DONT GET PAID FOR FAMILY BUSINESS..
anujkhanna : As far as i know it is not considered as experience.


kohli : CMAT RANK 118. WHAT ARE MY CHANCES FOR SYDENHAM,KJ, WELINGKAR? ANY OTHER GOOD COLLEGE WHICH I SHOULD APPLY?
satyaprakash : It's tough to predict your chances for getting into the MMS course in the b-schools that you have mentioned. You do stand a good chance of making it to the PGDM program of K.J. Somaiya, Welingkar & SIES.


max : IS IIT ROORKEE WORTH LEAVING A JOB OF 6 LAKHS?
thomas : no. try for a top 10 college next time.


cr7 : HOW IS NIRMA?PLACEMENTS?
anujkhanna : NIRMA is decent college Avg is around 6-8 lacs


cat : SIR,WOULD U RECOMMEND XISS WITH 67 IN CAT?
vijaykumar : It takes students thru XAT/CMAT?


sd0128 : SIR, I HAD A PROFILE BASED CALL AT SPJIMR. MY CAT %ILE IS 92.XX. I WENT THROUGH TO GI-2. IS IT NOT POSSIBLE TO CONVERT AT THIS %ILE, GIVEN OTHER FACTORS ARE IN PLACE?
asim : You have good chance if you have done well in both the group interviews ( as well as WAT ).


somu : HOW IS BIMTECH BHUBANESWAR AND IS IT GIVING100% PLACEMENT AND WHAT IS THE AVERAGE PACKAGE IN IT
prajnanray : No... Not very good


ankita : IN FOSTIMA DELHI OR IFIM BANGLORE WHAT ABOUT ROI ITS GOOD OR NOT????
srinivasbelvi : Both are in the same league & offer an average package of around 6.5L. However IFIM Bangalore is relatively better.


sf855 : IS IT WORTH TO APPLY NDIM?WHAT ABOUT PACKAGE?
ramnath : Avg CTC is in the range of 4.5-6 lpa, as per the info we have.


raz : HOW TO PREPARE FOR IMI DELHI INTERVIEW????????
prajnanray : talk to a gdpi faculty at a time centre


rk : SHOULD WE CONSIDER DOING PGDM IN ITM NM GIVEN THAT THEY HAVE SELECTED ALL WHO CAME FOR GDPI?
sumanta : HOW DO YOU CAME TO KNOW THAT THEY HAVE SELECTED EVERYONE WHO CAME FOR GDPI.


bunny : WITH A CAT %TILE OF 75 CAN I GET A CALL FROM FORE DELHI IN PGDM
anujkhanna : Chances are very low


jai : HOW IS IPE HYD??
prajnanray : Decent


ankita : IN FOSTIMA DELHI OR IFIM BANGLORE WHAT ABOUT ROI ITS GOOD OR NOT????
cherian : between the the two, Fostiima has better RoI


prakash : WHAT CLGS I CAN APPLY WITH 86.38 % IN CMAT. IS IT WORTH TO JOIN IMI BHUBANESWAR, I HAVE GD/PI CALL FROM IMT NAGPUR, XIME BANGLORE, ALSO APPLIED FOR NIBM PUNE AND WELINGKAR.
sumanta : XIME>IMT>IMI


aj : CAT 2015 95.18. X, XII IS -71, 72 WORK IN TOP MNC SINCE 1.5 YRS SHD I REPEAT MY FEAR IS MY ACADEMY SHD I REPEAT NEXT YR
ramnath : Since it is only 1.5 years and you are already in the 95+ range of CAT score, another shot at the CAT can be considered.


mahima : SIR HOW IS IFMR CHENNAI ?
satyaprakash : It's a category 'A' b-school which is known mainly for its finance specialisation. Your final decision should depend on whether you can wait for another year, whether you are confident of doing a better job & what other options you have.


cat : SIR WOULD U RECOMMEND XISS WITH 67 IN CAT?
srinivasbelvi : You can expect a call from XISS at the said percentile.


cr7 : HOW IS WE MUMBAI?PLACEMENTS?
sumanta : DECENT. AVG PACKAGE IS AROUND 6 LACS


anu : WHAT COLLEGE WILL I GET WITH 90 PERCENTILE IN MAT?
thomas : you will get calls from all colleges under MAT except GLIM.


at : HOW GOOD IS FORE??
cherian : its an A category college with an avg package of approx 8.25


spencer : WHICH WOULD BE BEST FOR MARKETING - MICA, SIBM-P, NMIMS, IIT KGP?
ramnath : MICA if you are very keen on marketing. NM/SIBM/IIT in that order


cat : URGENT!!!SIR, DO ALL A CATEGORY COLLEGES IN INDIA ACCEPT GMAT SCORES?
prajnanray : No


jai : HOW ARE PLACEMENTS FOR IPE HYD FLAGSHIP PROGRAMME?BTW IPE HYD AND IMT HYD WHAT SHOULD I OPT?
rahulpinnamaneni : IMT Hyd


sahilonite : SIR, I HAD MY IMI-DELHI INTERVIEW ON 21ST. THEY HAVE EXTEMPORE IN THEIR SELECTION PROCESS. HOW TO TACKLE THE EXTEMPORE IF I HAVE NOT MUCH KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE TOPIC GIVEN IN EXTEMPORE?
srinivasbelvi : Generally well known topics are presented for extempore. Learn the art of generating & sequencing the ideas on the given topic.


sammyboy99 : SIR HOW ARE NIA AND IMDR ? OTHER THAN BB RANKING .
anujkhanna : They both are good with decent placement and good course structure/faculty. Just check the course curriculum for NIA as it will provide insurance management and very few people are interested in that


yajnas : CHANCES OF CONVERSION FOR NEW IIM'S AT 97.07 CAT SCORE ?
anujkhanna : Chances are very good just do well in WAT and PI they are equally important


qwertyuiopqwert : SIR HOW IS MISB BOCCONI
ramnath : It is a good school in the BB category. The fee is on the higher side, so if ROI is not a major concern, you may look at it.


pratik : SIR ALSO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THE SRCC GBO PROGRAMME?
ramnath : Just answered a similar question ..please check the chat transcript.


naks : DOES NITIE MUMBAI HAS SECTIONAL CUTOFF CRITERIA?
ramnath : Yes


cat : SIR IS XISS WORTH JOINING FOR A FRESHER
satyaprakash : If you can wait & do better next year, do so.


karan : I HAVE SCORED 73 PERCENTILE IN CAT . ARE THERE ANY GOOD COLLEGES FOR ME ?
sunildua : You may try: Christ University Institute of Management (CUIM), Bengaluru Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore Hyderabad Central University (HCU) Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (WE School), Bengaluru Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS), Harihar Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM), Kolkata Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH), Noida XIME Bangalore National Insurance Academy Pune NIT Calicut


rohit : I HAVE CAT OA :88.48,VA 91,LR;73.5 QA:89 X:81 XII:81 GRAD:76% NCOBC.WORK EX:50 MONTH.I HAVE CALLS FROM IIM L SM AND ALL NEW IIMS,IF MY WAT PI GOES WELL,IS THERE CHANCE OF GETTING CONVERTED .
sumanta : DEFINITELY IT WILL BE CONVERTED


saha : SIR, I HAVE GOT A CMAT PERCENTILE OF 98.69. WHICH GOOD COLLEGES CAN I GET??
thomas : KJ,GLIM,BIMTECH,IMT N,


rissss : BIMM OR CHRIST?
ramnath : BIMM , better category school and much higher CTC


max : IIT ROORKEE OR KJSOM ?
prajnanray : KJ Som


sourabh : SIR CAN YOU PLEASE PROVIDE REVIEW FOR PGDBA EXAM OF IIT KHARAGPUR??
rahulpinnamaneni : ROI is great, avg salary about 12+ lpa


cat : SIR MAT SCORES R CONSIDERED IN CET.HOW MUCH IN MAT WILL BE IDEAL FOR A GOOD MUMBAI COLLEGE?
satyaprakash : You can use your MAT score to apply for the All-India seats which are 15% of the total seats on offer. You should have at least a 98+ %ile.


abhilash07 : HOW IS BIMM PUNE FOR PLACEMENT ?
thomas : THE PLACEMENTS ARE OK. NOT 100 PERCENT. THE AVG SALARY WOULD BE CLOSE TO 5 LAKHS.


anu : WHAT ARE THE BEST COLLEGES OF MAT WITH 90 %ILE?
charlton : Christchurch and Alliance


pumba : HOW IS DSM DTU,CAT 86
srinivasbelvi : You have a chance of getting a call at the said percentile. Try your luck


isha : HOW IS IFMR SIR
cherian : Its an A category college with an avg package of 8 lpa. Its focus is finance and though not a flashy college is highly regarded by finance focused candidates


rk : THEY DECLARED THE RESULTS THEN AND THERE ITSELF AT THE END @SUMANTA
rahulpinnamaneni : Depends on how keen you are on doing MBA this year itself.


new_iim : THANKYOU MENTORS! :)
sumanta : WELCOME


sf855 : AVG PACKAGE OF FOSTIIMA
ramnath : Around 6 lpa


cr7 : AT 90.37 I HAVE APPLIED NIRMA,TAPMI,IMI,KJ SOM.WHICH OTHERS SHOULD I APPLY?
sunildua : Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB)


isha : WITH 97.5 IN MAT WILL I EXPECT A CALL FROM GLIM?
sumanta : YES


bunny : SIR WHAT IS THE AVG PACKAGE OF DELHI SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT. DTU
ramnath : Around 6.25 lpa


max : IIT ROORKEE OR PRIVATE COLLEGES IN SAME CATEGORY (A) ?
asim : Depends on your priorities.


anu : HOW IS PGDM FROM GREAT LAKES ?
rahulpinnamaneni : Decent ROI, 8-9 lpa avg salary


sammyboy99 : @ANUJKHANNA SIR I AM READY TO JOIN PGDM INSURANCE . JUST WANTED TO KNOW ARE THE PLACEMENTS GOOD IN THAT DOMAIN ?
charlton : Which institute?


mba_aspirant : SIR,IS IT WORTH APPLYING FOR ITM NAVI MUMBAI ? I GOT 83%IN CAT
cherian : Its a decent college. however at 83%ile you can look at better colleges


sf855 : IS IT WORTH TO APPLY FOR XIME B WITH CAT %ILE 67.17?
sunildua : Remote possibility but not impossible


popoo : HOW TO PREPARE FOR IMT INTERVIEW?
anujkhanna : Please contact nearest time center and take guidance from respective faculty member as soon as possible


asn : HOW IS MITCON INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT?
anujkhanna : It is decent college but also look for other options and evaluate afterwards


jk : CAT 96.17, QA-99.1, DILR-96.1, VARC-68 10TH-92%, 12TH-98%, GRAD-80% WITH 6 MONTHS OF WORK EXP CAN I GET IIT DELHI CALL?
sumanta : CHANCES ARE LESS BECAUSE OF VARC


lekshmi : MY NMAT SCORE IS 212,I HAD MY CDPI PROCESS AND IT WAS QUIET OK!...IS IT POSSIBLE TO CONVERT NMIMS MUMBAI WITH THIS SCORE?...
satyaprakash : Yes, it is. Be positive!


anu : WHAT IS THE MAT SCORE THAT GLIM ACCEPTS?
thomas : the cutoff would be around 95 percentile.


spencer : THANK YOU RAMNATH SIR. BUT ISN'T THE AVERAGE CTC OF THE OTHER COLLEGES HIGHER THAN MICA'S?
ramnath : Yes, when you look at the CTC only. But the brand strength and the kind of marketing focus in MICA is much better, for those interested in it.


mahima : TIPS FOR PREPARING FOR MAH CET?SPECIALLY VISUAL REASONONG PART.
charlton : You will need to learn and revise concepts like series completion, analogy, similar and dissimilar pair to the given masterpair etc. TIME Mock CETs are adequate practice.


abhilash07 : PUNE'S TOP COLLEGE RANKING ON BASE ROI AND ACCEPT CMAT SCORE
asim : http://www.time4education.com/CAT-MBA/List_of_B-Schools.aspx


cat : K TANQ FOR CLARIFICATION @SATYAPRAKASH SIR ND @SRINIVASBELVI SIR
satyaprakash : Cheers, kid!


smrita : I HAVE GOT A CALL FOR HRM AND B&FS PROGRAM FOR IMI-DELHI. JUST WANTED TO KNOW IF THESE PROGRAMS ARE GOOD IN TERMS OF PLACEMENTS. THANKS!
charlton : Yes these programs at IMI are good.


vghvgfsbdcb : HI SIR PLEASE TELL WHICH IS BETTER XIMB-HR VS TAPMI
vijaykumar : XIMB>TAPMI


karan : 73 PERCENTILE IN CAT ... WHICH IS THE BEST COLLEGE I CAN GET ?
sunildua : You may also look at: Christ University Institute of Management (CUIM), Bengaluru Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore Hyderabad Central University (HCU) Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (WE School), Bengaluru Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS), Harihar Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM), Kolkata Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH), Noida XIME Bangalore National Insurance Academy Pune NIT Calicut


dip : HOW IS UOH? PLACEMENT AND PEDAGOGY WISE
thomas : the college is ok(assuming u r talking about HCU) the placements are good though they have dropped a little from earlier years. the cutoff would be very close to 80 percentile.


prakash : CAN I EXPECT A CALL FROM SIES THROUGH CMAT WITH 86.38%ILE ?
satyaprakash : They should shortlist you. However, you'll need to begin preparing for the subsequent round in right earnest.


isha : IMT NAGPUR OR ITM NM? WHICH IS BETTER
thomas : imt nagpur.


sammyboy99 : @CHARLTON SIR . I AM TALKING ABOUT NIA . AND AT 89%TILE CMAT 161 SCORE WILL I BE ABLE TO CONVERT NIA ?
charlton : Yes. You should be able to. What are the other options do you have? What about General MBA programs? Haven't you got a call from B-Schools?


lekshmi : THANKS A LOT SATYAPRAKASH SIR...
satyaprakash : You are very welcome, kiddo!


rissss : HOW IS SIES IN TERMS OF PLACEMENT ?
srinivasbelvi : Avg package of SIES - Mumbai is 6.5L


pumba : DO I NEED TO REGESITER FOR CET IF I WANT TO ATTEND THE CAP WITH CMAT SCORE
satyaprakash : Ab-so-lute-ly!


isha : WITH 91.99 IN CMAT SHOULD I ACCEPT A CALL FROM WELINGKAR OR KJSOM?
satyaprakash : Please accept a call from any b-school that gives you one. You can expect calls from both.


abhilash07 : I'M MAHARASHTRA STUDENT ,WHAT SHOULD BE MY RANK IN MHACET TO GET IN JBIMS ?ARE THEY GO THROW EDUCATION PROFILE ?
anujkhanna : Your rank has to be very high in order to get JBIMS. Right now do not worry about that just give your best shot at CET


pratik : DIR, HOW IS SRCC-GBO ? IS IT RECOMMENDABLE TO JOIN.
ramnath : SRCC is a good college with avg ctc at around 7 lpa. You may look at it based on the other options you have in hand.


smrita : IS HRM AT IMI-DELHI COMPARABLE TO HRM-XIMB?
satyaprakash : XIMB > IMI


varun_87 : IS SIMSREE ACCEPTING CMAT SCORES? HOW IS GREAT LAKES 2 YR PROGRAM?
thomas : yes, the cutoff would be close to 260 marks.


qwertyuiopqwert : IMT NAGPUR OR MISB BOCCONI??
rahulpinnamaneni : IMT nagpur - better ROI


cat : PLEASE REPLY!!!!!ARE THERE ANY GOOD COLLEGES FOR FRESHERS THAT ACCEPT GMAT SCORE IN INDIA? OR IS WORK EXPERIENCE A MUST WITH GMAT?
ramnath : Scome schools in the BB and B categories accept GMAT scores. Workex is not a must for them.


cccb5o746 : WHAT PERCENTILE IS REQUIRED FOR WELLINGKAR AND HOW IS THE COLLEGE IN TERMS OF QUALITY?
cherian : approx 80%ile for Welingkar Mumbai and 70 for b'lore campus


abhilash07 : I GOT 85.87 %IN CMAT , WHAT ARE NEXT STEPS TO ADMISSION IN SIES ,?
satyaprakash : You can apply for the PGDM program. Fill up the form and before you do that, read the prospectus carefully so that all your doubts are cleared.


pumba : IS IRMA POSSIBLE AT 86
srinivasbelvi : You got the chance at the said percentile...


yochana : SIR..IMT HYD OR IPE ?? PLZ
vijaykumar : IMT>IPE


tinu : SELECTED FOR CHRIST UNIVERSITY .IS IT WORTB JOINING? OTHER OPTION I HAVE IS SIOM AND SITM
thomas : SIOM and SITM are better.


sahilonite : HOW IS PT. DEENDAYAL UPADHYAY PETROLEUM UNIVERSITY FOR MBA?
sumanta : GOOD


rissss : BEING A FRESHER .. ROI FACTOR IS THERE IN WELINGKAR OR NOT?
charlton : Welingkar's is a good B-School. If you look at the schools accepting Maharashtra CET Scores, Welingkar is 4th in rank.


rissss : BEING A FRESHER .. ROI FACTOR IS THERE IN WELINGKAR OR NOT?
srinivasbelvi : Even fresher are eligible for placements & a few of them get good packages....


dv : MY SCORES: CAT 80.51
srinivasbelvi : Post your query


yochana : SIR HOW IS IPE??? IS IT A GOOD COLG??
thomas : not great. the placements are not that great. cutoff would be around 70 in cat.


tinu : SELECTED FOR CHRIST UNIVERSITY FOR FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT. IS IT WORTH JOINING.
charlton : Christ is good but do you have other options?


isha : HOW IS SYMBIOSISI SCHOOL OF MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION?
anujkhanna : It is decent college is terms of placement and education can be cosidered


sree : I GOT 41% IN CMAT,I CAN APPLY NIT CALICUT ...
thomas : gen category, no chance.


mba_aspirant : SIR PLZ ANSWER MY QUESTION WHICH CLG SHOULD I KEEP AS A PLAN B CHRIST OR ITM NAVI MUMBAI OR DSM CAT:83%
charlton : ITM NAVI MUMBAI


qwertyuiopqwert : WAT IMT NAGPURS AVERAGE CTC AND IS IT GUD FOR STUDENT KEEN ON TAKING FINANCE
satyaprakash : It's around 6.5 l.p.a. Right now, focus on getting a final selection. You can only reject a b-school after it selects you.


kvkvakil : ADMISSION TO SIMSREE IS BASED ONLY ON CAP ROUND? OR THEY HAVE GD PI? DO THEY CHECK PROFILE?
anujkhanna : It is only through CAP and hence they did not have GDPI in past few years so possibility is low for future GDPI's


sf855 : WHAT ABOUT PACKAGE OF XIME B?
vijaykumar : Around 6.25lakh pa


isha : DOES IFMR ACCEPT CMAT SCORES?
vijaykumar : YES


123 : FOSTIIMA OR BIMTECH??
ramnath : BIMTECH. It is a BB category school. FOSTIIMA is B. Check the full list here http://www.time4education.com/CAT-MBA/List_of_B-Schools.aspx


man : SIR,LIBA POSSIBLE @ 66.5 IN CAT?
cherian : only if you are a roman catholic.oherwise its around 80%ile


rissss : TOP COLLEGES UNDER MAT FEB ?
charlton : Christchurch ; Alliance


tinu : HOW'S CHRIST UNIVERSITY FOR FINANCE.I GOT SELECTED.
charlton : Christ is good but do you have other options?


tinu : HOW'S CHRIST UNIVERSITY FOR FINANCE.I GOT SELECTED.
vijaykumar : Decent, what are the other options you have?


saha : SIR, I HAVE GOT A CMAT PERCENTILE OF 98.69. WHICH GOOD COLLEGES CAN I EXPECT A CALL FROM? IS KJ SOMAIYA GOOD? ANY OTHER GOOD COLLEGES?
charlton : KJ Somaiya is good.


jai : IS SELECTION PROCEDURE OF IBS HYD TOUGH?
sunildua : Toughness is a relative term. No exam is impossible and no exam is a cake-walk.


qwertyuiopqwert : WITH 83.41 PERCENTILE IN CAT, 83-XAT AND 97 PERCENTILE IN CMAT WHICH COLLEGES SHUD ONE AIM FOR?? (SPECIALIZATION FINANCE)
cherian : IFMR chennai is the best for finance at this %ile range


sohrav : @THOMAS SIR I GOT A CALL FROM HCU WITH ONLY 54.39%TILE. SHOULD GO FOR THE GDPI?
thomas : if you are working,do not go.if not working, you can consider joining. the college is ok.


freddie : 10TH - 86%, 12TH-92%, B.E-80.7% CAT-70.25%ILE.. ANY CHANCE FOR IFMR???
satyaprakash : Looks quite slim, kid. Sorry.


kvkvakil : ADMISSION TO SIMSREE IS BASED ONLY ON CAP ROUND? OR THEY HAVE GD PI? DO THEY CHECK PROFILE? PLZ REPLY?
satyaprakash : There is no news on this but if you consider the past few years, then the chances of there being a GD/PI round are remote.


rroy : WHICH IS BETTER - SITM OR SCIT?
ramnath : Both are in the ame atrgory and very similar on all fronts. You should hence take the call based on your interest - telecom/IT.


bunny : PLEASE LIST FEW TOP COLLEGES WHICH HAVE MANAGEMENT QUOTA
charlton : IMT Ghaziabad, NMIMS, IMI, are the top schools. Others like Lovely University, Jaipuria etc which entice students with Management quota are not recommendable.


ankita : FOSTIMA VS FORTUNE NEW DELHI WHICH COL IS GOOD
cherian : Fostiima has better RoI than Fortune.


cccb5o746 : SIR I'M HAVING SUPPLY CHAIN WORK EXPERIENCE IN BPO? WHETHER THIS LL BE CONSIDERED AS A VALID EXPERIENCE?
srinivasbelvi : Yes


ananya : CAN I EXPECT A CALL FROM SIESCOM AND NL DALMIA WITH 94 PERCENTILE IN CMAT, SCORE- 181.
charlton : Yes.


sahilonite : HOW GOOD IS IMT-GHAZIABAD FOR FRESHERS?
charlton : It is a good B-School.


sree : I HAV GOT 56% IN CAT...WHICH ALL I CAN APPLY...
sumanta : SIVA SIVANI, VIGNANA JYOTI, ISM, IPE, FORTUNE SCHOOL, IMI KOLKATA, IMI BHUBANESHWAR.


abhilash07 : IS THEIR ANY PRIVATE OR GOV. SCHOLARSHIP EXAM IN MBA TO ECOMICAL BACKWARDS ?
srinivasbelvi : Most of the colleges have scholarships... Get in touch with the admissions department to understand further.


bunny : WHAT IS THE CUT OFF FOR PUMBA
ramnath : 60 percentile


rissss : XIME OR CHRIST ..WHAT HAS MORE GOOD PLACEMENTS?
srinivasbelvi : XIME- Bangalore is marginally better than Christ-Bangalore


asn : SIR WHAT AND HOW SHOULD WE PREPARE FOR THE GROUP WORK??
charlton : Nothing to prepare as such. Group task involves any activity which will need on the spot thinking, strategy and coordination with others.


mkp : SIR, KINDLY ARRANGE BEST COLLEGE AMONG XIME-BANGLORE,IMT NAGPUR,XISS-RACHI,IBS HYDERABAD,ITM-NAVI MUMBAI,VIT-VELLORE & MITSOB-PUNE.
srinivasbelvi : XIME- Bangalore is the best in the list


rroy : IS B-SCHOOL TAG WILL FOREVER HELPS ONE AND A LOWER RATED B-SCHOOL CANNOT LEAD ONE TO HIGHER POSITION?.....TILL HOW MANY YEARS ONE CAN USE THE BENEFIT OF A HIGHER RATED COLLEGE?
rahulpinnamaneni : A much higher ranked B-School will give you a very good launchpad. Will save you years of hardwork (many times)


neeti : SIR, I WILL B GTN CALLS FROM XIME,WELINGKAR N MAYB KJ SOMAIYA..IF I DNT CONVERT KJ SOMAIYA WAT WLD YOU SUGGEST? SHLD I GET IN2 XIME IF I CONVERT OR PREPARE AGAIN?
sunildua : I dont know your background but will you get a much better score next year? Since you cannot confirm, you have to first try to convert the calls that you have.....


bunny : IS NIBM POONA GOOD FOR B.TECH COMPUTER SCIENCE ENGINEERS ?
rahulpinnamaneni : It's good for anyone who wants to super-specialize in Banking sector.


man : SIR HOW IS XISS?
srinivasbelvi : Good... Consider the college if it adds value to your profile.


rroy : WHAT IS THE AVERAGE PACKAGE FOR SITM OR SCIT COLLEGE?
rahulpinnamaneni : SITM - 7.25 SCIT - around 7 lpa


ss : GOT SELECTED FOR CHRIST UNIVERSITY FOR FINANCE. OTHER OPTION I HAVE IS SIOM SITM AND IMT NAGPUR ,BIMM
anujkhanna : SIOM and SITM will be a better choice


abhilash07 : WHAT TO LOOK IN NEWSPAPERS FOR GK?
anujkhanna : Just follow the latest news and trends specially in political and economical sectors.


khalifa : SIR/ MA'AM HOW IS NDIM (NEW DELHI INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT)? AND JAIPURIA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT LKO? WHICH IS BETTER?
sumanta : NDIM>JAIPURIA


animesh : I GGOT CALLS FROM IIM A, C, L, K. IF C ASKS WHERE I WILL TADE ADMISSION IF SELECTED IN A AND C. OR IN L THEY ASK WHETHER A, C, OR L IN THEY EVENT OF SELECTION IN ALL.WHAT TO ANSWER? PL THROW SOME LIGHT ON THIS
satyaprakash : If IIM-L were to select you, would you not join it? Will you not join any IIM that you get a final selection in? The question is a hypothetical one and hence, you need not be too worried about it. If they press you for an answer, you can take one of two routes - (1) Insist that you'll cross that bridge when you come to it. (2) Tell them that if they give you a spot offer you'll pay the fees right then to prove how serious you are. All the best!


richa : SIR I HAVE BEEN SELECTED FR THESE 3 COLLEGES..PLEASE ARRANGE THEM AND TELL ME WHICH ONE TO GO FOR.
srinivasbelvi : Replied


radha : WITH 83 PERCENTILE IN XAT, (FINANCE ASPIRANT), I WOULD LIKE TO GET INTO TAPMI....AS A BACK UP I HAVE APPLIED FOR IFMR LIBA AND XIME...XIME IS THE FIRST ONE TO CALL FOR GDPI...IF I CONVERT XIME, SHOULD I GO AHEAD AND JOIN/ THANKS
sumanta : FIRST OF ALL CONVERT THOSE CALLS, THEN THINK AND DECIDE WHICH ONE SUITS YOU THE MOST.


varun_87 : HOW IS GREAT LAKES 2 YR PROGRAM?
charlton : Good program.


richa : SIR I HAVE BEEN SELECTED FOR THESE 3 COLLEGES..PLEASE ARRANGE THEM AND TELL ME WHICH ONE TO GO FOR. ITM NAVI MUMBAI, CHRIST, IMI BHUBANESWAR..PLEASE SIR TELL ME WHICH WILL BE THE BEST FR ME AS I AM A FRESHER.
srinivasbelvi : Christ-Bangalore; ITM Navi Mumbai; IMI-Bhubaneshwar.


karan : CUIM , IIFM , BASB , BIMTECH .. WHICH IS THE BEST ?
prajnanray : BIMTECH


man : SIR, CAN U TELL ME ROI OF XISS
prajnanray : Very decent


yochana : BEST MBA COLG IN HYD??? PLZ ANSWER SIR.....
ramnath : Leaving ISB out, it will be NMIMS yderabad


asn : OK THANKYOU VERY MUCH TO THE ENTIRE FACULTY.
vijaykumar : You are welcome


mahima : PLEASE REPLY SIR.EXPECTED CMAT CUTOFF FOR GLIM?
thomas : AROUND 240 MARKS.


jai : CAT 48% IMT HYD?
vijaykumar : Aound 60%tile


om : HOW MANY SEATS IN IIT BOMBAY FOR GENERAL?
ramnath : About 60


isha : XIME OR ITM NM OR BIMTECH NOIDA OR SSMC OR IFMR?
srinivasbelvi : XIME-Bangalore for general management & IFMR-Chennai for Finance.


neeti : IV ALREADY DROPPD A YEAR..IS IT ALRYT TO DROP AGAIN OR PREPARE KEEPING A JOB IN HAND?
charlton : Depends on you. If you are really convinced that you will make it to a school then take a year's break again and prepare seriously. If you are not sure or serious about preparation, then take up a job atleast for a few months and prepare simultaneously. The former is preferred so that you get more time to prepare. Gap of 2 yrs without a job can always be justified in the interviews.


bunny : IF ADMISSION IS OBTAINED ON MANAGEMENT QUOTA THEN DO ONE FACE PROBLEM IN PLACEMENT AFTER DOING MBA / PGDM ?
anujkhanna : Given a student perform well during those 2 years there will be no problem at all


om : DO I STAND A CHANCE IN SJMSOM WITH 99.52 %ILE AND DECENT ACADS .COMPLETED B.E IN 2015, 1 YEAR WASTED
sumanta : YES YOU HAVE A CHANCE


shaurya : SIR IS THERE ANY REALISTIC CHANCES OF CONVERTING IMI ND AT CAT OA-88.66(VA/QA/DI-77.45/87.99/91.25). X-82.6,XII-71.TECH-70.7 WORK EX-17 MONTHS. PLZ RPLY.
sunildua : Yes there is but slightly difficult.


abhilash07 : HOW IS IES MUMBAI FOR PHARMA HEALTHCARE IN PLAMENT?
charlton : NMIMS Pharma Business would be better than IES.


somya : SIR, HOW IS NIBM PUNE. WHAT IS ITS AVERAGE PACKAGE?
sumanta : GOOD. AROUND 7 LPA


bunny : SIR WHAT IS FORES CUT OFF FOR I.B.
thomas : around 82-84 percentile.


tara : 85.51 %ILE IN CMAT GENERAL. SIES/PUMBA/NIA/IMDR ???IN WHICH COLLEGE TO APPLY? DO I HAVE ANY BETTER CHOICES?
prajnanray : You will get much better options


rinku : SIR PLEASE ARRANGE THEM..XIME,CHRIST,ITM,BIMTECH RETAIL, IMI BHUBANESWAR
cherian : XIME, Christ, ITM, IMI, Bimtech Retail


varun_87 : HOW TO APPLY TO SYDENHAM WTH CMAT SCORE?
satyaprakash : (1) Fill up the MH-CET form (2) Tick the boxes next to All-India seats & Other exams scores (3) Pray that the other candidates don't have a better rank than you.


dip : SIR ITM NM MARKETING AND IMT NAGPUR? WHICH ONE TO TAKE IF SELECTED FOR BOTH?
srinivasbelvi : ITM-Nm is preferred


sf855 : I GOT A CALL FROM BIMTECH FOR IBM COURSE.
srinivasbelvi : Prepare for GD & interview.


neeti : WHICH GOOD COLLEGES ACCEPT MANAGEMENT QUOTA>
sumanta : NONE OF THE GOOD COLLEGES


yochana : FOR FRESHERS .....WHICH ACCEPT CAT OR MAT SCORE IN HYD.....BEST ONE SIR
prajnanray : IPE, HCU


dipti : HOW IS TISS OVERALL FOR MA IN HRM?
anujkhanna : It is one of the very good institute for MA is HRM with very good placement


ds : DS: : WHAT SHOULD BE MY ANSWER TO WHY BANKING WHEN I AM CALLED FOR AN INTERVIEW AT NIBM?
srinivasbelvi : One of the fastest growing sector. Offers continuous learning opportunity. Offers continuous growth to the talented ones etc


yashyashyashyas : GOOD EVENING SIR M.S RAMAIAH BANGALORE OR TOP 10 COLLEGES IN PUNE LIKE PUMBA..
srinivasbelvi : PUMBA is better


sanju : OSMANIA/HCU/NIBM/ NL DALMIA? SIR IN WHICH COLLEGE TO APPLY WITH 86 %ILE.
cherian : NIBM is the best of the lot. Osmania and HCU has low fees so high RoI


psg : SIR, OFF TOPIC QUESTION. CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME THE CRITERIA OR THE CHECKLIST USED BY PI PANELLISTS WHILE JUDGING A CANDIDATE? WHAT ALL THINGS ARE CONSIDERED?
satyaprakash : You are absolutely correct about yours being an off-topic question. Go to your nearest T.I.M.E. centre or call them so that your query can be answered in detail.


yochana : WHY IPE IS NOT THAT GOOD?? CAN U PLZ EXPLAIN.....
satyaprakash : Because it lags behind on many criteria to choose a b-school. Do some reading on IPE & you'll realise why.


somu : SIR I M A B.SC CHEMISTRY HONOURS GRADUATE GOT A CALL FOR UPES OIL MANAGEMENT IS IT SUITABLE FOR ME.WHAT IS THE AVERAGE SALARY AND IS IT GIVING 100% PLACEMENT
sumanta : YOU CAN CONSIDER IT IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY OTHER GOOD OPTION. AVG PACKAGE FOR LAST YEAR WAS ARROUND 4.5 LPA


khalifa : SIR IS XIME KOCHI GOOD?
cherian : its only building up its rep


radha : ALSO SIR...HOW DO U COMPARE A STUDENT SCORING TOP QUARTILE IN XIME, BGL VS. BOTTOM QUARTILE IN TAPMI.
srinivasbelvi : Top 25% of XIME Bangalore will have far better opportunities when compared with bottom 25% of the TAPMI


sanju : REPLY PLSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
anujkhanna : Already replied pls check


tara : PLS REPLYY
prajnanray : Replied please check


at : MBA-IB FROM FORE...HOW IS IT??
srinivasbelvi : Good course


avnish : MY IIM INT IS ON 18TH. IS IT ADVISABLE TO START EVERY ANSWER STARTING FROM "SIR..."...IT IS COMING NATURALLY? I GUESS IT SOUNDS AWKWARD
satyaprakash : It's not a negative but you don't need to . And heaven help you if there is a lady on the panel. Hall hath no fury like a lady who is addressed after a gentleman.


cdf : HOW IS TISS EXEC HRM
anujkhanna : It is considered to be decent course also analyse your other options


sahilonite : PT.DEENDAYAL UPADHYAY PETROLEUM UNIVERSITY VS IMT-GHAZIABAD VS IMI DELHI. WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE?
sumanta : IMT


abhilash07 : I GOT CALL FROM WE SCHOOL BUT THEIR FEES ARE V .HIGH FOR ME , WHAT TO DO?
srinivasbelvi : Try other B-Schools which fits your pocket or apply for loan. Quite a few students apply for loan to pursue higher education.


rroy : ONE WITH IT EXPERIENCE OF 2.5 YEARS....WILL SCIT ADD VALUE ON IT? AND ARE THE PLACEMENTS FOR LATERALS BETTER THAN FRESHERS?
anujkhanna : Yes SCIT will be good choice and yes experience people may have advantage


kuldeep : I GOT 65%ILE IN CMAT WILL I GET CALL FROM SIES
satyaprakash : Almost minimal chances. You could always call them up and clarify.


bunny : WHAT IS THE AVERAGE PACKAGE OF MBA GRADUATE FROM UPSE DEHRADUN PLEASE
cherian : that data has not been disclosed


tara : PRAJNANRAY SIR THEN PLS GIVE ME OTHER BETTER OPTIONS
prajnanray : IMI K, TAPMI, FORE, NIRMA, FMS BHU to maane a few


radha : SIR..PLEASE ANSWER MY QUESTION..THANKS
srinivasbelvi : Replied


ankita : SIR, HOW IS TISS SOCIAL ENTERPRENEURSHIP COURSE?
srinivasbelvi : Course is good. Look at your suitability for the offerings of the course.


isha : I HAVE MANY INTERVIEWS IN MARCH...I CONVERTED ITM NM MARKETING.. BUT THEY ARE ASKING TO PAY THE FIRST YEAR'S FEES WITHIN MARCH 6TH. SHOULD I WAIT FOR BETTER OPTIONS?
anujkhanna : call up the college many college have policy that if you cancel the admission they will refund your fees and will charge some money according to their rule maybe you can use this faclity


om : HOW TO ANS,,,WHY SHOULD I TAKE U??
sunildua : The best way to answer this question would be prove that you will do the most justice to their course by proving how you would make use of their course to the fullest. For this you need to go on their website to see what they offer.


ash41 : @ SATYAPRAKASH SIR - CAT : 67 10TH : 90 12TH : 65 BTECH : 77 AND 23 MONTH WORK EX. WHICH COLLEGES CAN I APPLY ?
satyaprakash : Dear Ash, if I were you, I would seriously consider writing all the entrance exams again and getting a much better score. Don't settle just because you feel a wee bit discouraged. Dig in your heels and begin your preparations afresh. Your current score won't be of much help in getting into a good b-school.


shelly : IIT KANPUR, GREAT LAKES ONE YEAR PGPM COURSE. WHICH IS BETTER?
srinivasbelvi : IIT Kanpur is preferred


ayu : WHICH IS BETTER : IMT OR IMI ??
prajnanray : IMT


kuldeep : THEY ARE SAYING U WILL GET A CALL AS WE FOCUS MORE ON GD/PI
satyaprakash : Then what was the purpose of your previous question? DO remember that the test scores are an indicator of aptitude. The better the score, the better the chances of getting into a b-school.


sanju : SIR. DAVV IMS INDORE FULL MBA FEE 90000 AND AVERAGE PACKAGE IS 3.5-4 LAKHS.. OTHER COLLEGES ASK FOR 8-10 LAKH FEE AND AVG IS 7-8 LAKHS. WHAT IS THE BEST FOR ONE ??????////
anujkhanna : DAVV ims is decent option considering the ROI but colleges you are getting apart from this if they have better brand name and better placement than that should also be considered


tara : REPLYYY
prajnanray : Replied please check


avi : HOW IS IMT N IN TERMS OF PLCMNT AND ARE THERE CHANCES OF GETTING A GDPI CALL AT 90 PERCNTILE IN CMAT ??
cherian : avg packages are around 6.5 lpa and its possible to get calls at around 60 %iles


bunny : IS NIBM IS GOVT INSTITUTION
prajnanray : Yes... National


bleedblue : I HAVE MY TAPMI INTERVIEW ON 25TH. IS IT NECESSARY TO KNOW ABOUT ALL THE SUBJECTS METIONED IN THE COLLEGE MARK SHEET ?
sunildua : Its ok if you do not know about some of the subjects but you should be able to field questions on at least two or three subjects. You should not fail to answer questions based on these topics.


kuldeep : PLEASE SUGGEST ME SOME GOOD COLLEGES IN 65 %ILE ,IF I WANT TO DO MBA THESE YEAR.I HAVE APPLIED SDMIMD ,BIMM,IMI BHUB.THINKING FOR ITM NM ,SIES.
sunildua : You may consider: School of Communication & Management Studies (SCMS), Cochin NIILM Center for Management Studies, Noida BITS Pilani Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Nagpur FOSTIIMA Delhi NIT Surathkal Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Hyderabad


ananya : SIR, IS ROI GOOD FOR IIFM??? I'M FROM A FINANCIALLY POOR BACKGROUND..GENERAL..CAT PERCENTILE ~88..MY OPTIONS RIGHT NOW ARE MHRM-IITKGP, IRMA AND IIFM..PLEASE GUIDE ME WHAT WOULD BE THE MOST SUITABLE FOR ME CONSIDERING OPTIONS IN MY BASKET..THANK YOU.
srinivasbelvi : I suggest you to take interviews of all 3 colleges. Based on the conversion you can decide further. However IIFM has an average package of around 6.5L


roh : SIR IS IT TRUE THAT A FRESHER USUALLY GETS A LOWER PACKAGE THEN CANDIDATES WITH WORK EX? OR DOES IT DEPEND ON HIS/HER MBA STINT
cherian : generally packages are higher for lateral placements where work ex candidates gets placed. however a fresher who is outstanding can still beat these packages


rroy : ANY CHANCE FOR LIBA WITH 73 PERCENTILE?
cherian : if you are a catholic definitely yes


sakshisharma_22 : HOW TO JUSTIFY BACKS DURING GRADUATION? 70%TILE IN CAT TAPMI-HCM INTERVIEW SOON, I WANT TO GO PLEASE HELP ME.
sunildua : The best way to avoid further probe on backs is by being honest. If you feel that backs have been because of some lack on your part, please admit it. Very difficult to justify them.


asd : IS THERE NEED TO APPLY TO BOTH MMS , PGDM & ALSO DIFFERENTLY IN JAMNALAL, SYDENHAM..ETC?
satyaprakash : Yes, to all the b-schools except the aforementioned.


ayu : WHY HAS IIT KANPUR REDUCED THEIR CUT-OFF PERCENTILE WAY DOWN TO 92+ AS COMPARED TO 95+ LAST YEAR WHILE IIT ROORKEE WHICH IS RANKED BELOW IIT KANPUR HAS MAINTAINED TO 94+
satyaprakash : There is not much of a difference between candidates getting 92 & 95. And also, they probably wanted to have a bigger pool of candidates to choose from. If you want to know the exact reason, then filing a RTI is the only way, kid. Just out of pure curiosity (and I know I 'll kick myself for this), how does it matter to you?


sanju : NIA PUNE OR NIBM PUNE ??? 85.51 %ILE IN CMAT . GENERAL
anujkhanna : They both are equally good but are from different sector so choose according to your interested sector.


ritwik : HAV 82%ILE IN XAT..SHOULD I APPLY TO KJ SOMAIYA , XIME. OTHER THAN GIM,BIMTECH,TAPMI,WELINGKAR,GREATLAKES...WHICH OTHER COLLEGES I CAN TARGET??
srinivasbelvi : You stand a good chance to get a call from XIME-Bangalore. However try your luck at KJ Som as well. The list of colleges that you've considered is quite exhaustive. Convert the calls.


freddie : I'VE NOT SPOKEN IN THE GD OF BIMTECH.. WILL IT BE A HUGE SETBACK TO GET AN OFFER?
satyaprakash : That depends on what your final rank is. But yes, it will impact your chances. May the force be with you!


pumba : NO GD PI FOR PUMBA SELECTION
anujkhanna : Looking at past few years maybe NOT


tara : REPLYY????
prajnanray : Replied please check


bunny : PLEASE RANK IMT NAGPUR ,IMT DUBAI AND IMT HYDERABD
cherian : IMT Nagpur> IMT Hyd> IMT Dubai


abhilash07 : HAVE CALL FROM EASEWAY COUNCILLOR ,THEY CHARGES1500RS TO SELECT 5COLLEGE FROM THEIR LIST AND NEED NOT APPLY SEPERATELY
satyaprakash : I am not aware of this. I would be careful if I were you. In fact, I would clarify with the b-schools.


asd : I AM FRESHER(ALSO AVG GRAD SCORE-59.62%)..WILL IT AFFECT AT THE TIME OF CAMPUS PLACEMENTS?
prajnanray : Should not


saurabh : I HAVE RECEIVED IMI DELHI CALL TODAY AT 87% IN CAT, WHAT ARE THE CONVERSION CHANCES FOR PGDM
anujkhanna : Chances are very good but you have to perform very well in GDPI


urgent : SIR KIRLOSKAR PUNE VS SDM MYSURU ?
srinivasbelvi : SDM-Mysore is preferred


pia : SIR WILL T COACHING GIVE MOCK GD N INTERVIEW IF GOT I CALL FRM NIRMA
satyaprakash : Yes, kiddo.


ash41 : @ SATYAPRAKASH SIR - THANKS FOR THE ADVICE SIR BUT I HAVE TO TAKE ADMISSION THIS YEAR ONLY. I HAVE CALLS FROM IBS HYDERABAD AND BIMTECH(INSURANCE PROG.). ANY OTHER COLLEGES I SHOULD APPLY BASED ON MY PROFILE ? NDIM ?XIME ?
satyaprakash : If that is the case, then you should apply to XIME. And if you are willing to go to NDIM, you should definitely look at some of the b-schools in the BB category.


tara : PRAJNANRAY PLS GIVE ME THE OTHER BETTER OPTIONS AS YOU SAID EARLIER???
prajnanray : Replied.. IFMR, LIBA also


urgent : KIRLOSKAR SAYING 98%BATCH PLACED LAST YEAR,IS IT TRUE ? IS IT A GOOD B-SCHOOL ?
srinivasbelvi : Most of the deserving students get placed in the college mentioned.


bleedblue : I AM FROM COMMERCE BACKGROUND .ARE QUESTIONS MENTIONED IN GDPI BRIEFCASE UNDER COMMERCE SECTION ENOUGH TO PREPARE FOR PI FOR TAPMI , LBSIM , FORE
srinivasbelvi : The questions are indicative of the difficulty level of the academic questions expected. The list is just a sample & not exhaustive.


sakshisharma_22 : DO BACKS AFFECTS PI ADVERSELY? I FEEL NERVOUS AT PI BECAUSE OF BACKLOGS, BUT ITS PAST, DO INTERVIEWER UNDERSTAND THAT NOW I AM SERIOUS WITH MY STUDIES?
sunildua : I have replied to this elsewhere. Please admit them as lapses on your part and say 'Sorry'. they may not harass you further.


bijay : WHT Z AVG. PACKG AT IMI BBSR AND HOW IS QUALITY OF FACULTY???
srinivasbelvi : Avg package is around 7.5 lakhs


tara : REPLYY PLSSS
prajnanray : Replied please check


praveen : I HAVE CONVERTED THE CALL FROM KIAMS HARIHAR.IS IT WORTH GOING FOR FEES WE PAY.OR SHOULD I WAIT FOR SDMIMD
srinivasbelvi : SDMIMD is preferred...


tara : PRAJNANRAY SIR THE COLLEGES YOU NAMED WILL I RCV CALL FROM THEM AT 85.51 %ILE IN CMAT???
prajnanray : No CAT


sambhav : HI TIME ,
anujkhanna : Hi post your query


avnish : CAN WE TALK ABOUT SPIRITUALITY IN AN INT? I MEAN WHILE INTRODUCING OURSELVES...THAT I AM SPIRITUAL. I AM NOT AFRAID OF ANY QUESTION ON THAT...I HAVE MY IIM INT ON 18TH
sunildua : You need to talk of anything that will project you in good light. Make sure that you will be able to handle the probe.


freddie : HOW'S IIFM???
anujkhanna : If you are talking about Forest management college bhopal it is very good college


neeti : STUDYING IN NIBM WORTH IT? N WAT KIND OF JOB PLACEMENTS/ IS IT MAINLY BANKING SECTORE?
sumanta : YES. ITS MAINLY BANKING SECTOR


roh : SIR HOW IS IMI K? AVERAGE PACKAGE AND PLACEMENTS
sumanta : WHAT ARE THE OTHER OPTIONS YOU HAVE?


sambhav : BIMTECH , FORESCHOOL , GREAT LAKES PGPM (GURGAON)...CAN YOU TELL WHICH COLLEGE IS GOOD...CAN YOU RANK THEM PLEASE
anujkhanna : Out of the three FORE will be a better choice


isha : BITS PILANI ACCEPTS CMAT?
vijaykumar : No only thru CAT


sambhav : WELINGKAR , BIMTECH , KJSOMAIYA , TAPMI , FORESCHOOL.....CAN YOU ARRANGE THEM INTERMS OF PALCEMENT PELASE
vijaykumar : BIM>TAPMI>KJS>FORE>WE


isha : DOES TIME CONDUCT MOCK GDPI NOW?
anujkhanna : Please contact your nearest branch for further guidance


man : SIR NIBM , CHRIST ND XIME PLZ ARRANGE
srinivasbelvi : Most preferred is NIBM-Pune follwed by XIME-Bangalore & then Christ Bangalore


urgent : KIRLOSKAR HARIHAR INTAKE 120 ..PUNE CAMPUS INTAKE 60 +BETTR LOCATION ..WHICH ONE SHOULD I JOIN ? ?
srinivasbelvi : Both are at par... Pune is preferred although Harihar is old campus


bleedblue : WILL THERE BE ANY MOCKS FOR TAPMI LBSIM FORE ?
sunildua : Contact your respective centres.


anu : HOW'S BIMTECH BHUBANESHWAR? AS OF ROI
prajnanray : Not great...


ash41 : @ SATYAPRAKASH SIR - CAN I CONVERT NIBM PUNE WITH THIS SCORE AND PROFILE ?
satyaprakash : Last year, their cut-off was 73 %ile.


s : SIR HOW IS SIMSREE AND HOW ARE THE PLACEMENTS
prajnanray : Very decent. Good placements


bunny : XIME OR NIBM PLEASE RANK
srinivasbelvi : NIBM-Pune is preferred


sambhav : PGPM 1 YEAR FROM GREAT LAKES ...CAN YOU TELL FUTURE SCOPE OF 1 YEAR .....OR SHOULD I GO WITH BIMTECH PGDM....I AM SURE I CRACKED BOTH.
vijaykumar : BIMTECH PGDM would be better


somu : B.SC(CHEM)HONOURS GRADUATE GOT CALL FROM XIME IMI BHUBANESWAR UPES GAS AND OIL MANAGEMENT WHICH IS GOOD IS UPES GIVING 100%PLACEMENT
sumanta : XIME>UPES> IMI


s : AND WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PGDM AND MMS?? DONT THEY ALL TAKE CET SCORE?
satyaprakash : They do but you need to apply to each b-school separately for a PGDM program. Also, you will have one or more from GD/WAT/GE/GA/Psychometric test/PI to be selected for a PGDM program. All you need to do for the MMS program is fill up the MH-CET form. A little reading has never hurt anyone. All the best!


asd : @PRAJNANRAY SIR, THANK YOU. SO IT WONT AFFECT SALARY WISE ALSO RYT?
prajnanray : No


asd : @PRAJNANRAY SIR, THANK YOU. SO IT WONT AFFECT SALARY WISE ALSO RYT?
prajnanray : No


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