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Chat on B-school selection!
(Chat Transcript)

manav : GIM VS KJ SOMAIYA PGDM WHICH IS BETTER
vinnayraj : kj somiaya


saamna : GIM & IFMR WHICH IS TO CHOOSE WITH ALL ASPECTS.
kapilbhandari : IFMR is slightly better, especially if you are interested in finance


neo777 : SIR,ANY CHANCE AT NMIMS CORE-1304 AS NEW IIMS HAVE INCREASED THERE SEATS AND FEES HAS ALSO BEEN INCREASED?
bharat : Borderline chance. Best wishes!


piku : I HAVE RANK 1550 IN KJ..HAVE CHANCES ONLY FOR PGDM RM/COMM....SO SHOULD I TAKE NIRMA CORE MBA OR PGDM COMM/RM AT KJ??
kapilbhandari : NIRMA will be a better choice as it will keep your options open. However if you have specific interest in RM/Comm, then KJ is better.


sachin : HELLO , I GOT SELECTED IN IMI DELHI ..I HAVE 38 MONTHS EXPERIENCE WORKING IN BANK OF BARODA AS A OFFICE.IS IT GOOD TO JOIN IMI DELHI.WHAT IS ITS PACKAGE?
asim : The average package according to their placement report is 14+ lacs p.a., go ahead if you are keen on doing MBA this year itself.


hk : XIMB OR TAPMI MANIPAL OR FORE OR IMI. WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE?
tamal : XIMB


k : MDI MURSHIDABAD OR ITM NM? I HAVE CONVERTED BOTH.
asim : MDI Murshidabad


payall : COMMERCE FRESHER. LBSIM CORE VS FORE CORE VS IFMR VS KJ FS. INTERESTED IN FINANCE AND CONSULTING
kapilbhandari : KJ is best in terms of ROI


shilpa88 : TAPMI OR FORE? WHICH IS BETTER?
kapilbhandari : Considering the past record, I would suggest TAPMI. Only consideration will be the batch size. So try to be in the top 30% of the batch


neo777 : SIR, I HAVE CONVERTED TAPMI PGDM AND WANT TO PURSUE FINANCE. HOW ARE THE COLLEGE PLACEMENTS AND PROFILES OFFERED?
tamal : Profiles offered are varied into different domains with an average package around 9.2L.


aakash : IMT GHAZIABAD VS XIMB VS SYDENHAM? OMS CMAT 99.95 INTERESTED IN FINANCE.
asim : XIMB has a small edge.


ranji_kant_11 : WESCHOOL WILL HAVE.1. GD OR CD2. CREATIVITY TEST OR SOMETHING ELSE3. FOR EXTRA-CURRICULAR MARKS, WHAT THEY WILL DO... WILL THEY CHECK OUR SCHOOL/COLLEGE CERTIFICATES OF COMPETITION WE PARTICIPATED IN OR WILL THESE 10 MARKS GOING TO BE ALLOTTED ONLY ON THE BASIS OF ACHIEVEMENTS WE WROTE IN ESSAY FORM AND ONLINE FORM4. DO THEY CHARGE ANY FEES FOR GDPI SESSION OR IT IS FREE?5. SHALI MAKE A RESUME FOR GDPI6. SHALL I CARRY ALL THE PAST ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATES I WON IN SCHOOL AND COLLEGE
adityasrivastava : Take all the certificates with you and also your resume.No fees will be charged for GDPI.


joe : HELLO SIR, FOR A 2.7 YRS EXP AND 90+ ACADEMIICS GEN MALE ENG IS IT WISE TO JOIN K J..CURRENTLY WORKING IN TCS
vinnayraj : considering your work experience it is an ideal time to pursue your mba and kj is a decent college in all aspects.but you still can give one more shot at cat considering your good academic scores.if you have a good work profile and you are comfortable with your work and you are willing to work hard and go through the arduous process of preparing for cat again,you can consider writing one more time..it's a very personal decision..


shriram : HELLO SIRS, I HAVE BEEN PROVISIONALLY SELECTED FOR IFMR, CHENNAI AND MY INTERESTS ARE IN FINANCE & DATA SCIENCES. CAN YOU PLEASE LET KNOW IF I CAN GO AHEAD WITH IFMR. MY WORK EXPERIENCE IS AROUND 3 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS IN SOFTWARE TESTING IN BANKING DOMAIN
adityasrivastava : IFMR is a decent college for Finance.Looking that you have crossed 3 years of experience, I would advice you to join the college.


nisha_sharma : IMI DELHI HAS BAD ROI AND INFLATED FIGURES OF PLACEMENTS...RIGHT?
tamal : Fee for IMI D in 2 years is around 14.5L with an average package of 14.3L. Can't comment about the inflated figures, if any.


manav : GIM VS KJ SOMAIYA PGDM AND WHY.
asim : KJS because of location and ROI


binny : FORE OR LBSIM FOR FINANCE? BOTH ARE IN DELHI AND BOTH DONT HAVE RESIDENTIAL CAMPUS. OR SHOULD I GO WITH IFMR. HUGE DILEMMA.
asim : FORE can be preferred.


ballu_7 : TAPMI OR FORE???
asim : TAPMI because of quality of education, infrastructure and slightly better placements.


ballu_7 : TAPMI OR FORE???
asim : Answered check


nisha_sharma : KJ CORE VS KJ IB , WHATS ARE THE MAJOR DIFFERENCE? WHICH ONE TO PREFER?
asim : KJS PGDM is their flagship program.


ballu_7 : @ASIM SIR, ISN'T TAPMI'S BATCH STRENGTH A CONCERN??
asim : Answered check


manav : GIM VS KJ SOMAIYA PGDM. WHEN U CONSIDER LOCATION WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY LOCATION AND HOW IT HELPS
kapilbhandari : Location of the B-School Location indirectly affects the placements on the campus. Placements are better at institutes located in places where there is a concentration of business and industry. This is because companies find it much easier to recruit management graduates from institutes located closer to their own headquarters rather than travel to an institute that is located far away. For this reason, everything else remaining the same, institutes located in Mumbai, New Delhi, and Bengaluru always score better than institutes based in other cities. Chennai, Pune, and Hyderabad make up the next level of cities. The impact of location on the institute becomes more pronounced as we go down the category list. If we look at the six new IIMs again, we understand that in spite of the non-metro nature of their locations, these IIMs are able to attract the best of students and are also able to attract and retain senior faculty.


shalin : I HAVE CONVERTED FORE, LBSIM, IFMR, NIRMA. PLEASE ARRANGE SO I CAN TAKE MY DECISION.
asim : FORE can be preferred.


sachin : HI ASIM , BASED ON ROI IMI DELHI VS SIIB VS IMT GHAZIABAD
bharat : IMI> IMT> SIIB


aakash : RANK FOR FINANCE XIMB,IMTG,SIMSREE?
tamal : XIMB>IMTG>SIMSREE.


novak : KJ IB /GIM PGDM /TAPMI PGDM/PUMBA
asim : TAPMI Manipal can be preferred.


binny : @ASIM SIR. WHY FORE? I THOUGHT IFMR IS BETTER FOR FINANCE. PLZ CLARIFY.
asim : Both would be almost equally good options, but Fore has location advantage.


prav_luv_soccer : (TIME STUDENT)HI SIR, I GOT SELECTED FOR IIT M. I BELONGS TO SC CATEGORY. PROFILE X-84% XII- 73% UG (ENGLISH LITERATURE)-73%. CAT OA- 55.79(I HAVE CLEARED THE IIM CUTOFF FOR TWO SECTIONS AND FLOPPED IN QUANTS). BUT WHEN I ENTER THE INTERVIEW PANEL, THE FIRST THING THEY OLD IS THEY ARE GLAD TO HAVE A ARTS STUDENTS(THERE ARE NO STUDENTS FROM ARTS BACKGROUND AS FAR AS I KNOW)....WHAT ARE MY CHANCES FOR FINAL CONVERT....
vinnayraj : most top b schools look for a student pool with varied background and place importance to the diversity in the composition of the batch..there are students from arts background in top b schools but the number is small.you stand a good chance of converting if you have decently well in your pi...if you have been called for the interview you must have cleared the sectional cutoffs..


pallavi : WHICH ONE TO CHOSE BETWEEN IMT PGDM (CORE) AND IMI PGDM CONSIDERING THE FACT THAT I WANT TO KEEP MY OPTIONS OPEN
vinnayraj : imi is slightly better...


aditya : SPJIMR (FINANCE) OR MDI GURGAON? CONVERTED BOTH.
kapilbhandari : Congrats :) If interested in finance, then SPJIMR


rajput : I HAVE GIM AND GREATLAKES CHENNAI PGDM FINAL CONVERTS, GOT 99.17 IN CMAT AND 78% IN CAT15 SHOULD I WRITE CAT16 ??
adityasrivastava : If you can wait for 1 more year, yes taking a shot at CAT16 will be a good idea.


payall : COMMERCE FRESHER. LBSIM CORE VS FORE CORE VS IFMR VS KJ FS. INTERESTED IN FINANCE AND CONSULTING. PLSS REPLY SIRS
bharat : FORE Core.


ak : WHICH IS BETTER AMONG WELINGKAR MUMBAI, WELINGKAR BANGALORE AND IMT HYDERABAD?
bharat : Without a shred of doubt, We Mumbai!


psg : SIR, BASED ON ROI SHOULD WELINGKAR MMS PROGRAMME BE PREFERRED OVER PGDM FORE AND GIM? PLEASE ARRANGE ALL THE THREE
kapilbhandari : FORE>GIM>WE


novak : CONSIDERING THE ROI IN PUMBA?
asim : PUMBA is not in the same league, the average salary is usually around 5.5 lacs where as the other 3 have avg salary of around 9 lacs p.a.


ballu_7 : @ASIM SIR, ISN'T TAPMI'S BATCH STRENGTH A CONCERN IF YOU COMPARE WITH FORE??
asim : TAPMI has almost double the batch size but they have been regularly securing 100% placement figure for their PGDM batches


ranji_kant_11 : SIR PLZ REPLY MY PREVIOUS QUERY I HAVE MY GDPI IN WELINGKAR ON 23RD APRIL PLZZZ... IT IS VERY URGENT FOR ME
asim : Answered check


nisha_sharma : IMI DELHI VS KJ SOMAIYA MUMBAI ?
bharat : IMI is ahead of KJSom - in terms of placements.


pallavi : IF I WANT TO GO FOR MARKETING THEN WHETHER I SHOULD CHOOSE IMI OR IMT CONSIDERING IMI IS GOOD FOR FINANCE.
adityasrivastava : IMT over IMI.


sai303 : HI SIR I GOT SELECTED IN SIIB AND I AM WORKING IN TCS FOR 1YEAR IS IT ADVISABLE TO GO TO SIIB AND WHAT CAN BE ITS MEDIAN PACKAGE?
tamal : SIIB is a decent option to choose with an average salary package of 8.8L approx.


help : SIR I THINK I HAVE AN INCLINATION TOWARDS FINANCE PLEASE ARRANGE THESE IN ORDER(ROI IS IMPORTANT FOR ME) TAPMI BKFS, GIM PGDM AND IMI DELHI BKFS!
bharat : IMI> TAPMI> GIM


nick : CAN I EXPECT ANY B-SCHOOL WITH BELOW AVERAGE ACADEMICS AND 2 YEARS GAP AFTER GRADUATION IF GET A VERY GOOD CAT SCORE?
vinnayraj : there are some good b schools which give high importance to cat score.if you get a very good score and do well in the gd/pi process , there are chances..


argho : GEM,2.6 YRS EXP,B/W SIOM AND KJ?
kapilbhandari : KJ


rajput : WHAT ARE THE JOB PROFILES OFFERED AT GREAT LAKES CHENNAI PGDM?
bharat : check their placement report


rajput : GIM VS GREAT LAKES CHENNAI PGDM?
bharat : Great Lakes... similar fee & placements... smaller batch size (120; it is 240 at GIM)...


nisha_sharma : WHAT IS THE REAL AVG PACKAGE OF KJ SOMAIYA?
kapilbhandari : 8+


hk : ARE MDI GURGAON FINAL RESULTS OUT?
vinnayraj : yes..


hope : WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN BIMTECH (PGDM CORE) AND FORE (PGDM IB)?
kapilbhandari : FORE


bbc : IIM C OR FMS?
asim : IIM C offers much better education, hostel facilty, exposure, brand value and better placements.


oppo : WHICH IS BETTER...IIM ROHTAK AND SCMHRD AND PLEASE STATE THE REASON FOR THAT(OTHER THAN BRAND NAME)?
kapilbhandari : IIM for many reasons, except if you want to specialize in HR


nisha_sharma : HOW IS KJ SOMAIYA OVERALL AS A COLLEGE?
swapnila : It is one of the top 5 colleges in Mumbai.


oppo : WHICH IS BETTER...IIM ROHTAK AND SCMHRD AND PLEASE STATE THE REASON FOR THAT(OTHER THAN BRAND NAME)
bharat : IIM Rohtak... quality of education and placements are better here than at SCMHRD.


oppo : WHICH IS BETTER...IIM ROHTAK AND SCMHRD AND PLEASE STATE THE REASON FOR THAT(OTHER THAN BRAND NAME)??
adityasrivastava : If I were you, I will go for IIM Rohtak and that will be purely for the brand reason.


akash80 : FORE /KJ FS/ IMT G WAITING
tamal : IMT G


prav_luv_soccer : (TIME STUDENT)@VINNAYRAJ: THANKS YOU SIR FOR YOUR REPLY. ONE THING I AM CONCERNED IS I'EV BEEN WAIT LISTED NO.9 IN BIM, DESPITE I AM A ARTS STUDENT BELONGS TO SC CATEGORY. I WAS CONFUSED OF MY CHANCES OF FINAL CONVERT IN IITM, BECAUSE EVEN FOR BIM, LOWER RANKED COLLEGE THEN IITM, I WAS WAIT LISTED...DO EVERY INSTITUTE FOLLOW DIFFERENT ADMISSION POLICY?..YOUR ANSWER WILL BE HELPFUL FOR ME TO ANALYZE SIR...THANK YOU
vinnayraj : yes they do.and your performances in the pi rounds of both the colleges could also have been different.if you have been called for the interview and you have done well,there are chances...


ranji_kant_11 : SOMEONE PLZ GIVE TIPS ON WELINGKKAR MUMBAI'S GDPI PLZZZZZZZ I HAVE IT ON 23RD
asim : Revise your subject knowledge, brush up current affairs and be prepared for FAQs.


nick : CAN YOU PLEASE NAME THEM?
tamal : MDI, FMS are the notable ones in the category.


payall : DIFFERENT TEACHERS ARE GIVING DIFFERENT ANSWERS. NOW I AM MORE CONFUSED THAN EVER
asim : Both my colleagues are correct, both the B-schools are almost equally good, you can opt for either of them.


saamna : HOW IS NIBM PUNE IN COMPARISON TO IFMR WITH REGARD TO FEE, ROI,LOCATION ETC.
tamal : ROI wise NIBM will be better option with an avergae package of 8.5 for both whereas fee for IFMR is around 12 and NIBM around 5.


manav : KJ SOMAIYA RANK 198 CAN I GET PGDM CORE IN COUNSELLING ROUND ITSELF OR AFTER WAITLIST MOVMENT
asim : Possible in the counselling round itself, keep your fingers crossed.


neha : HI SIR WHEN WILL CAP ROUND AND DOCUMENT VERIFICATION TAKE PLACE? WHEN WILL DTE COME OUT WITH THE NOTIFICATION?
asim : Expected very soon


yes123 : SIR WHICH AMONG THESE SHULD I TAKE UP IMI K, MDIM , NIBM PUNE AND IMT H (PGDM IN MARKETING),.
adityasrivastava : MDI M


sxp : WHICH IS BETTER SIBM PUNE OR XIMB?
tamal : SIBM Pune.


neha : SIR I HAVE GOT A VERY GUD SCORE IN CET. I WANT TO TAKE FINANCE. SHOULD I CHOSE FMS OR JBIMS
kapilbhandari : Your statements are not logical. However among the two mentioned FMS is a better choice


ranji_kant_11 : THIS IS SAD THAT FACULTY ONLY WANT TO ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS WHICH ARE ABOUT IIMS /FMS ETC...
bharat : all of your questions have been answered... stop whining.


sxp : REASONS FOR CHOOSING SIBM OVER XIMB?
tamal : Lower number of seats, higher average salary with a better brand name.


nisha_sharma : IMI BFS VS IMI HR ?
asim : Please choose based on interest and long term goal.


nisha_sharma : IMI FINANCE CORE VS IMI BKFS ?
bharat : IMI Core


sxp : AND REASONS FOR CHOOSING XIMB OVER SIBM AS WELL
asim : Please check, my colleague asked you to prefer SIBM Pune and not XIMB.


kay : MOVED FROM WAITING LIST 70 TO WL23 - BIM TRICHY.. OPEN CATEGORY... ANY CHANCE OF GETTING ADMISSION??
asim : Decent chances.


help : HAVE BEEN WAITING SINCE THE START!!! PLEASE ASNWER MY QUESTION SIR. WHICH IS BEST FOR FINANCE? TAPMI BKFS, IMI DELHI BKFS OR GIM PGDM???????????
bharat : answered


nick : WHAT ABOUT XLRI, IIFT AND TOP IITS?
vinnayraj : there are chances if you do very well in the exam and gd/pi rounds...hope the academic scores are not very poor..


shilpa88 : IMI'S B&FS OR FORE PGDM?
bharat : FORE


hk : HOW TO CHECK THE FINAL RESULTS? I NEVER GOT ANY MAIL.
kapilbhandari : You need to go to the link and provide the required details. For eg. for IIM A, they are asking registration no and email ID


hk : IF I HAVEN'T GOT A MAIL MEANS I AM NOT SELECTED?
kapilbhandari : you can still check it on their website or the link on our home page


meagain : AFTER MONTHS OF HARD WORK AND WAITING, I CONVERTED LBSIM AND IFMR! :) NOW I'M CONFUSED BETWEEN THE 2. MY KJ RANK IS 1510. WHAT SHOULD BE MY CHOICE IF I LIKE FINANCE?
adityasrivastava : Go for IFMR if you like finance.


manav : GIM HAS 240 SEATS WHILE KJ SOMAIYA PGDM HAS TOTAL 480 SEATS INCLUDING MMS AND SPEZALIZATIONS. FOR BOTH AVG IS SAME BUT PLACMENT REPORT SAYS IN GIM 40% ABOVE AVG AND 20% ABOVE 11 LAKH WHILE AT KJ SOMAIYA 25% ABOVE AVG AND 10% ABOVE 11 LAKHS. SO LOOKING AT BATCH SIZE AND COMMON PLACMENTS PROCESS AT KJ WOULD STILL IT BE PREFFERED BCOZ OF ROI AND LOCATION ADVANTAGE
asim : 480 is not the right number as most of the programs offered as sectoral in nature and hence these students do not participate in most of the placements, the ones who participate are almost same as GIM.


novak : ASIM SIR, SIMSR RANK 373 CHANCES FOR CORE
asim : Slim to moderate chances, keep your fingers crossed ( through waitlist movement ).


nisha_sharma : WAITLISTED AT 29 IN MICA AFTER 1ST MOVEMENT, WHAT ARE THE CHANCES ?
asim : Decent chances, what was your initial waitlist number?


vk100 : XIMB OR IIT MADRAS??
kapilbhandari : Even though ROI of IIT M is better, but XIMB will be a better choice, as its placements are better


kartheek : GOOD EVENING SIR,I HAVE CONVERTED CHRIST UNIVERSITY BANGALORE KENGERI CAMPUS AND IMT NAGPUR.I AM INTERESTED IN FINANCE.I COLLEGE HAS DECENT PLACEMENT.WHICH COLLEGE IS BETTER TO SELECT?
bharat : Kengeri is a new campus... but overall Christ college is better.


rony : HOW IS IBS,MUMBAI CAMPUS? HEARD ITS PLACEMENT ARE BETTER THIS YEAR THAN IBS,HYBD CAMPUS.
tamal : As per 2015 data, IBS Hyd has better average package(6.7L) compared to IBS Mumbai(6.1L).


charlie : IS IIM VISHAKAPATNAM GOING TO CONDUCT A SEPARATE INTERVIEW OR TAKE CAP SCORES?
asim : Candidates shortlisted by IIM B/C/L,I,K need not attend the Interview round. Their WAT/PI scores from these IIMs will be used instead. For those who do not have calls from these IIMS will have to attend separate interviews at IIM V.


samjhauta : NIT CALICUT OR NIT SURATHKAL. PLEASE ANSWER.
asim : Calicut can be preferred.


saurabh : DOES RESIDENTIAL/NON-RESIDENTIAL NATURE OF A PROGRAM A CRUCIAL FACTOR WHILE SELECTING COLLEGE?
adityasrivastava : Yes, generally all good programs are residential.


kanika : GIM OR IFMR FOR FINANCE FOR A FRESHER?
bharat : IFMR


meagain : MY QUERY DISAPPEARED.
bharat : answered! Advice was to go for -- IFMR if you like finance.


nikita : GOOD EVENING FACULTIES, PLEASE HELP ME DECIDE IN BETWEEN IMT G PGDM AND IMI PGDM. I NEED TO PAY THE REQUISITE FEES IN ANY ONE OF THE COLLEGE. PLEASE HELP ME DECIDE.
tamal : IMT G


alex : SIR NMIMS OR MDI, ONLY FOR FINANCE?
asim : MDI Gurgaon


hk : SORRY I CANNOT FIND ANY LINK TO MDI GURGAON'S FINAL RESULT. PLEASE HELP ME WITH IT. THANKS A LOT.
asim : Check your inbox, they have only sent email to selected candidates, the link has not been made available on their website. Check spam folder also.


alex : SIR NMIMS OR MDI, ONLY FOR FINANCE??
asim : MDI Gurgaon is much better option.


saamna : NIBM PUNE PGDM B&FS VS IFMR PGDM
bharat : IFMR


akshay_m : IIFT DELHI OR MDI
asim : MDI Gurgaon if interested in Marketing/HRM. For Finance/Foreign trade related roles IIFT can be preferred.


samjhauta : THANKS FOR THE ANSWER ASIM SIR
asim : welcome


yes123 : @ADITYASRIVASTAVA SIR BUT DONT U THINK IT IS A VERY NEW INSTITUTE AND THERE IS A LOCATION DISADVANTAGE
adityasrivastava : The big brand equity will help you in the long run.


nisha_sharma : (@ASIM SIR) MICA INITIAL WL NUMBER# 74 CURRENT WL # 29?? CAN I EXPECT CONVERT SIR ??
asim : Decent chances, best of luck.


saurabh : HOW IS FORE FOR OPERATIONS, I HAVE BEEN SELECTED FOR PGDM. I DO NOT HAVE A JOB AS OF NOW. OTHER POSSILIBILITY IS IMI DELHI PGDM WAITLIST(250)
bharat : Fore is a good school... as good as IMI. But if you convert IMI, go to IMI.


vk100 : IMI'S B&FS OR TAPMI PGDM???
bharat : TAPMI :-)


sxp : MICA-WL 88 AFTER FIRST MOVEMENT. CHANCES?
bharat : yes... pretty good. Best wishes!


meagain : AFTER MONTHS OF HARD WORK AND WAITING, I CONVERTED LBSIM AND IFMR!! :) NOW I'M CONFUSED BETWEEN THE 2. MY KJ RANK IS 1510. WHAT SHOULD BE MY CHOICE IF I LIKE FINANCE?
adityasrivastava : Answered.


charlie : MY CAT OA:83.78 10TH: 89.33 12TH: 91 ENGINEERING: 69.16 DESCENT WAT AND GOOD PI. ATTENDED CAP FOR ALL 9 IIMS AND EVEN GOT SHORTLISTED FOR IIM V PHASE 1. HOW GOOD ARE MY CHANCES TO GET A FINAL ADMIT FROM THESE IIMS?
adityasrivastava : This cannot be predicted.Keep your fingers crossed.All the best for good news :)


jain : SIR IS KJ MMS POSSIBLE AT CMAT 99.91 PERCENTILE
kapilbhandari : Yes


su : SIR KJ -FS OR IFMR?
asim : IFMR can be preferred.


hope : DOES THE NON-RESEDENTIAL NATURE OF PROGRAM AT FORE BE A DISADVANTAGE? ALSO I HAVE BEEN SELECTED FOR PGDM-IB AT FORE.WILL IT BE A DISADVANTAGE OVER CORE PGDM?
adityasrivastava : If the only option you have is FORE-IB, then don't think of disadvantages.Compare only when you have different options to compare.


nikita : GOOD EVENING FACULTIES, PLEASE HELP ME DECIDE IN BETWEEN IMT G PGDM AND IMI PGDM. I NEED TO PAY THE REQUISITE FEES IN ANY ONE OF THE COLLEGE. PLEASE HELP ME DECIDE FACULTIES
ramnath : IMI. Much higher avg CTC, smaller batch size and lower fee.


su : WHAT IS AVERAGE PACKAGE OF IFMR?
asim : 8.5 lacs p.a.


su : WE- MUMBAI OR IFMR?
asim : IFMR if interested in finance, for others prefer WE Mum


jain : WILL NMIMS MUMBAI RELEASE THIRD MERIT LIST??
asim : Possible if need be.


jain : SIBM BANGALORE OR NIBM PUNE? WHICH ONE TO PREFER PLEASE GUIDE
tamal : If you are interested in banking and finance, then you can choose NIBM, otherwise default choice should be SIBM B with higher average package and better brand value.


aimandacheive : SIR MY BE PERCENTAGE IS ONLY 68 AND 12TH 78. WILL THEY HARM THE CHANCES OF GETTING IIM CALLS?
adityasrivastava : Now since you cannot do anything about it, focus on CAT exam and score well to compensate for everything else.


charlie : ONLY IIM V AND IIM AMRITSAR HAVE CONCLUDED THEIR SUMMER PLACEMENTS. IS IT TRUE THAT OTHER NEWER IIMS ARE FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO COPE?
asim : All the new ones are doing a good job, the summer placement reports are expected to be released soon for the rest of them.


abhi123 : SIR XIMB OR MICA ?
asim : MICA if interested in making a career in that domain ( advt/media/pr etc ).


kanika : GIM OR IFMR OR GREAT LAKES FOR FINANCE?
tamal : IFMR


virat_kohli : FRESHER FROM MUMBAI INTERESTED IN FINANCE. FORE PGDM VS KJ SOMAIYA IB/FS.
bharat : Glad to have Virat Kohli on our chat this evening. Hmmm... Both programs are equally good... same category... almost similar placements... major diff in fee... decide on basis of fee.


jain : WHAT IS THE AVG CTC AT SIMSREE?
kapilbhandari : 10+


hk : I AM SORRY BUT I AM NOT ABLE TO FND ANY LINK ON MDI GURGAON'S WEBSITE.
kapilbhandari : The result is not out./


su : WHAT IS THE AVERAGE PLACEMENT OF WE MUMBAI?
tamal : The average package for last year was approx 6.3L.


jain : IS SIMSREE POSSIBLE AT CMAT 99.91 RANK 50, OMS GENERAL CATEGORY?
kapilbhandari : High chance


nikita : GOOD EVENING FACULTIES, PLEASE HELP ME DECIDE IN BETWEEN IMT G PGDM AND IMI PGDM. I NEED TO PAY THE REQUISITE FEES IN ANY ONE OF THE COLLEGE. PLEASE HELP ME DECIDE..
bharat : IMI is slightly ahead... smaller batch size and almost equal placements.


charlie : IIM TRICHY VS KASHIPUR?
asim : Wait for the results, cross the bridge when you come to it!


manav : PLEASE ARRANGE ORDER OF PREFERENCE FOR KJ SOMAIYA PGDM,GIM,WELINGKER PGDM
kapilbhandari : KJ>GIM>WE


nikita : GOOD EVENING FACULTIES, PLEASE HELP ME DECIDE IN BETWEEN IMT G PGDM AND IMI PGDM. I NEED TO PAY THE REQUISITE FEES IN ANY ONE OF THE COLLEGE. PLEASE HELP ME DECIDE. I AM POSTING THIS THE THIRD TIME. I NEED TO PAY THE FEES.
adityasrivastava : IMT G over IMI.


bobby : WHICH IS PREFARABLE SIOM AUR SIMS FOR OPERATIONS
bharat : SIOM


amol92 : SIR CN U TELL ME WHETHER TO PREPARE AGAIN FOR MBA EXAMS COZ THIS YEAR MY ALL OPTIONS OF DOING MBA IS EXHAUSTED..SHUD I GO FOR SOME CLG LYK ALLIANCE OR PREPARE AGAIN
tamal : Rather than going for Alliance, if possible prepare again and give one more shot.


su : HOW ARE PLACEMENTS FOR WE-MUMBAI? AVG PACKAGE?
tamal : Already answered, please check.


virat_kohli : CMAT 99.79 PERCENTILE....ANY CHANCES FOR SYDENHAM/KJ THRU CAP ROUNDS??
kapilbhandari : Virat pls focus on cricket only ;)


vader : HI SIR....WAIT LIST NO 6 (SC) FOR BIM....CHANCES FOR FINAL CONVERT?
bharat : yes... good chance. best wishes :-)


saamna : IF INTERESTED IN HR THEN WHICH SHOULD I JOIN GIM OR IFMR PLEASE EXPLAIN
asim : GIM


confused : AND WHAT IS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PACKAGE OF IMI CORE AND IMT DCP.
asim : IMT does not release separate average salary figures for their DCP program.


su : IFMR OR BITS PILANI?
tamal : IFMR.


alex : SIR, NMIMS VS MDI FOR FINANCE SPECIFICALLY, CAN U PLEASE SHARE THE PROS OF MDI?
bharat : answered... pl check transcript.


bobby : CUTT OFF MARKS FOR SIOM N SIMS. ONLY APPROX MARKS
kapilbhandari : 70-80 %tile for SIOM


hk : OH THANKS.PHEW.:') SOMEONE JUST SAID ON THE CHAT THAT IT HAS, SO I GOT A LITTLE WORKED UP. SORRY.
bharat : MDI results are out. Just now! :-)


alex : SIR, NMIMS VS MDI FOR FINANCE SPECIFICALLY, CAN U PLEASE SHARE THE PROS OF MDI??
bharat : MDI... by three miles! higher ranked school... placements much better... own, excellent campus... and better peer group (94%ile plus).


psg : SIR I HAVE CONVERTED IFMR AND BIMTECH PGDM CORE. I DO NOT WISH TO TAKE UP FINANCE AS MY SPECIALIZATION. CONSIDERING THAT, WHICH ONE SHOULD I CHOOSE? (I MIGHT MOST PROBABLY TAKE UP MARKETING). PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS SIR
kapilbhandari : Still IFMR is better


psg : SIR AS I WANT TO SPECIALIZE IN MARKETING WHICH ONE SHOULD I CHOOSE BETWEEN GIM AND FORE PGDM??
bharat : FORE


sanchari93 : BHARAT SIR I WANT YOUR HELP.. I HAVE. NT MANY OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM ALSO THIS YEAR WHY THE PERCENTILE OVERALL AND SECTIONAL HAVE BEEN REDUCED??... FOR DAP STUDENTS.... AND ALSO?? AND HOW IS IIM KASHIPUR... COMPARED TO OTHER NEW IIMS
bharat : Its a good school... more importantly, if you work hard and finish in the top 20% of the class, then the profile and salary offered will be much better than the rest of the class.


kool : MY OPTIONS ARE FORE AND LBSIM AND KJ FS. WHICH IS BETTER IN LONG RUN AND PLACEMENT? FORE AND LBSIM ARE NON RESIDENTIAL. HOW MUCH WILL THIS POSE APROBLEM?
ramnath : Fore and KJ are rated better than LBS. Between these two, KJ has better ROI due to lower fee.


novak : NIT T WL 87 ANY CHANCES
bharat : Yes, very good chances.


su : SCIT OR IFMR?
tamal : IFMR


honey9999 : HOW IS NIT SURATHKAL?
kapilbhandari : It's average. Though ROI is good


ak91 : FORE PGDM OF IMT G FINANCE
kapilbhandari : FORE PGDM


su : IF ONE DOESN'T TAKE FINANCE AS MAJOR'S IN IFMR? IS IT NOT A GOOD OPTION?
tamal : IFMR is very good in finance doesn't mean the other options are bad.


bhaskar : HELLO, I AM CAT 16 STUDENT. HOW CAN I STAY MOTIVATED FOR THE NEXT 6 MONTHS?
asim : Constantly consider the benefit of doing well in CAT and how it would positively impact your career, you could also go through placement reports of top B-schools to motivate yourself, prepare alongside like minded people as there would be positive rub off effect.


pg : FORE.. LBSIM.. IFMR.. SIIB..SIBM BANG.. PLEASE ARRANGE THEM..
ramnath : SIBMB, FORE, IFMR, SIIB, LBS


amol92 : HOW IS ITM MUMBAI AS AN OPTION..?? ONE OF FRND TOLD ME THAT PLACEMENTS ARE AS LOW AS 4 LACS ANS NT 100% ALSO..BT NT ONLY CONSIDERING PLACEMENT AS SOLE CRITERIA CN RISK BE TAKEN TO JOIN ITM COZ I M A 2014 PASSOUT OR GIVE ONE MORE TRY FOR MBA EXAMS
tamal : If it is possible for you to go for one more attempt, then go for it. Otherwise ITM is a decent option to choose.


kanika : I GOT A ADMISSION LETTER FROM IFMR TODAY AND HAVE MY GREAT LAKES INTERVIEW FOR PGDM ON 24TH APRIL. IFMR IS FOLLOWING FCFS SYSTEM AND I WILL DEPOSIT DD BY 20 APRIL. INTERESTED ONLY IN FINANCE. SHOULD I GIVE GREAT LAKES INTERVIEW OR NOT?
ramnath : Is it for the one year program at GL, then definitely yes. If it is for the 2 year, it is your cal as both of them are broadly similar. Also, if you are not that interested in Fin, you may want to look at GL


confused : SIR PLEASE REPLY REGARDING QUERY...IMT DCP VS IMI WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE AND WHY?
ramnath : IMI. Much higher avg CTC, smaller batch size and lower fee.


sita : WHICH ONE WILL BE BETTER IN M.P. PRESTIGE OR IMS INDORE?
bharat : no info on either school... sorry.


aditya : SIR, IN YOUR OPINION WHICH IS A BETTER COLLEGE IMI-KOL OR IMT-HYD?
ramnath : Both are very similar. IMTH has double the intake, which is also a parameter that you may want to consider. You can take a call based on your location preference too.


kool : PLEASE TELL ME. LBSIM OR FORE OE KJ FS? HOW IS KJ FS? WHICH IS BETTER FOR LONG TERM AND PLACEMENT?\
bharat : order of preference should be... KJ> FORE> LBSIM.


nh : GOOD EVENING. WHICH ON TO CHOOSE BETWEEN IMI DELHI AND FORE FOR FINANCE? IS IT WORTH PUTTING AN AMOUNT OF 18L IN IMI?
ramnath : IMI Delhi claims much higher avg CTC compared to FORE. While overall the ROI may be the same due to lower fee at FORE, you may take a call based on your finances.


sikj : SIOM OR KJ FS/RM/COM
kapilbhandari : KJ


arjun : GOOD EVENING, THE QUERY IS BIT OUT OFF TOPIC BUT PLZ HELP. HOW SHOULD ONE IDEALLY APPROACH RC PASSAGES? SHOULD I READ THE QUES FIRST THEN READ PASSAGE OR THE OTHER WAY ROUND. THIS RC IS GIVING ME PROBLEMS. PLZ SUGGEST HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY SCORE. THANK YOU
ramnath : Arjun, that depends on the kind of the passage and the time of the exam you are at. If it is the last 5 min left and if this is the only set left, you will obviously have the time to go through the entire passage and then look at the Qs. So Qs first then. Also, if it is a data heavy passage and the Qs look like direct questions, then also you may do Qs first. Else, passage first is recommended always.


bobby : IN BASIC STUDY MATERIAL OF QUANTS, THE TYPE OR LEVEL OF QUESTIONS WHICH R ASKED IN SNAP IS REATRICTED UPTO A TYPE OR BASIC CONCEPT REVIEW OR B TYPE. IF SOME ONE IS FOCUSED IN SNAP HE HAS TO PRACTISE UPTO WHAT TYPE OF QUESTIONS OUT OF 3 GIVEN IM STUDY MATERIAL
ramnath : Bobby, concept review Qs are just to ut you through a check of your learning from the theory. Application based Qs are in the exercises A and B. Both of these are broadly similar on difficulty level and Q type coverage. It is advisable to do both for enough practice - at least one of them to ensure basic coverage.


jain : KJ MMS OR KJ PDGM WHICH ONE SHOULD BE PREFERRED?
asim : Both are equally good, but PGDM provides better batch profile, where as MMS provides better ROI due to its fee structure.


sikj : WELINGKAR PGDM CORE OR SIOM OPERATIONS
ramnath : This depends on your interest- If you are interested in ops, then SIOM is the obvious pic. If you are not clear, go to welingkar.


pg : SIR PLEASE ANSWER..
asim : Answered check


jain : PLEASE ARRANGE IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE SIBM BANGALORE, KJ MMS, SIMSREE. THANKS
asim : SIMSREE>KJS>SIBM BANG


aku : GLIM PGDM OR TAPMI?
bharat : SIMILAR category, fee, placements... GLIM is better because its class size is only 120 compared with 420 at TAPMI!


sikj : @KAPILBHANDARI, SIR WHY KJ FS/RM/COM OVER SIOM, SIOM HAS BETTER PLACEMENTS AND ALSO ITS COURSE IS QUITE OLD AS COMPARE TO KJ'S
kapilbhandari : In fact KJ has better placements and better ROI too. However if you feel the other way, then you can choose SIOM


1215014110 : WAIT LISTED FOR NIT TRICHY (SC-2)....CHANCES FOR FINAL CONVERT?
tamal : Should convert.


charlie : WHAT ARE PROBABLE DATES FOR IIM V INTERVIEW?
bharat : Most likely - May


ds : SIR, WHICH IS BETTER IN TERMS OF PLACEMENTS AND ALUMNI RELATIONS? IIM L OR XLRI?
adityasrivastava : Go for IIM L over XLRI, for the reason of brand equity, better placement and better long term prospects.


nisha_sharma : MICA VS IMI DELHI
kapilbhandari : MICA is in a different league. If you are interested in media/PR/Advt, then go for MICA


pg : ITNA SANNATA KYU H BHAI... KOI JAWAB KYO NHI DETA..
ramnath : Gabbar ne tera sawal ka jawab de diya


nh : WHAT IS THE ACTUAL AVERAGE CTC OF IMI DELHI?
asim : As per placement report it is 14+ lacs p.a., for verification please speak to seniors.


nisha_sharma : MICA VS IMT FOR MARKETING? (INTERESTED IN DIGITAL MARKETING PROFILES)
asim : MICA is much better, considering your interest.


charlie : WHICH NEW IIMS ARE MOVING TO THEIR NEW CAMPUSES THIS YEAR?
ramnath : Almost none of them confirmed yet. We will have to wait and see.


esha : CONVERTED IFMR :D THANK YOU FACULTY FOR YOUR HELP :)
tamal : You are welcome.


prachi : SIR I HAVE CONVERTED MDI PGP. I HAVE HIGH SCORE IN CET. I WANT TO PURSUE FINANCE. IS JBIMS BETTER OR MDI?
ramnath : JB any day. It is one of the top 10 schools of the country.


trp : FORE PGDM OR TRY NEXT YEAR. CAT 88% FRESHER.WHAT TO DO JOIN TEST SERIES OR FULL COURSE. PLEASE SUGGEST?
bharat : Do you have a job? If yes, how long have been employed?


nh : PLEASE ARRANGE THESE COLLEGES..IIM SHILLONG, IIM-V, IIM SAMBALPUR AND IMI DELHI
asim : IIM Shillong should be preferred.


08 : SIR ITM NM OR ALLIANCE.PLZ TEL THE FEES AND AVG PACKAGE OF BOTH
ramnath : Fee is about 12 for both. The CTC of NM is around 6 lpa. The avg CTC of alliance is not known for sure but is expected to be a tad lower.


honey9999 : SIR MY MAT PERCENCILE IS 97.26. ANY COLLEGES FOR THIS %?
asim : ITM Navi Mumbai, SIES MUMBAI, VJIM, IPE, SSIM HYD, BIMM PUNE


vivin : HI SIRS, I HAVE CONVERTED BIM, FORE-IB AND TAPMI. CAN YOU PLEASE MENTION THE BEST CHOICE AMONG THE THREE. I AM WORKING IN IT, 3.5 YEARS EXPERIENCE. I WILL OPT FOR OPERATIONS. ALSO WHICH COLLEGE WILL BE THE BEST ONE IF I WANT TO GET BACK INTO IT.
ramnath : 3 Very similar schools. TAPMI is slightly better brand over the others, while BIM has the smaller batch size advantage, 120 vs 420 at TAPMI and 180 at FORE. FORE has the locational advantage. You choose based on the parameter that is the most important for you.


kanika : GREAT LAKES(2 YEAR) OR IFMR FOR FINANCE?
ramnath : IFMR


time : OTHER THEN IBS HYD N MUMBAI.WHICH IBS IS BETTER IN TERMS OF FEES AND AVG PACKAGES
tamal : Better stick to these two rather than going for any other IBS campus.


jain : IF INTERESTED IN HR, WHAT SHOULD BE ORDER OF PREFERENCE KJ MMS, SIMSREE, SIBM BANGALORE?
bharat : KJ> SIMSREE> SIBM Blr


nisha_sharma : PLEASE ARRANGE THESE FOR MARKETING : SIBM PUNE, MICA, SCMHRD, IMI AND IMT ?
asim : MICA if interested in making a career in advt/jounalism/media/pr etc, or else prefer SIBM Pune.


trp : YES TCS JON JOINING IS THERE BUT IT WILL BE MOST PROBABLY IN JANUARY.. PLEASE SUGGEST ABOUT FULL COURSE OR ONLY TEST SERIES?
bharat : We suggest you take the program at FORE. Else discuss with TIME faculty & family. One year idling is not recommended.


nh : AND AMONG IMI DELHI, IIM SAMBALPUR AND IIM-V, WHICH SHOULD BE PREFERRED FOR FINANCE
bharat : IMI Delhi


hyca6o152 : IS CLASS 10TH AND 12TH PERCENTAGES GIVEN MORE PREFERENCE EVEN IF CAT SCORES ARE HIGH?
tamal : Weightage on 10th and 12th marks varies from one b-school to other. It is only a part of the whole selection process.


cat : CAN I GET ANY GOOD COLLEGE WITH 58%ILE IN MH CET
tamal : Good college in that percentile will be difficult.


manav : SIR FOR 2012 PASSOUT CHEMICAL ENG WITH 2YR EXP AND 2 YR GAP ALTERNATIVELY IS IT ADVISABLE TO JOIN KJ SOMAIYA PGDM. IHAV ONLY OPTIONS GIM,KJ SOMAIYA,WELINGKER,SIOM
tamal : Considering that you are a 2012 passout with a gap of 2 years, it will not be a bad choice to choose KJS PGDM.


cat : IS IFIM A GOOD COLLEGE TO OPT FOR
kapilbhandari : What are the other options?


sikj : KJ OR WELINGKAR MMS POSSIBLE AT CMAT 98.70 PERCENTILE, OMS CANDIDATE?
bharat : Yes... decent chance.


hyca6o152 : IS FMS GOOD OR IIMA?
asim : IIM A is far better option, there is no comparison.


sannay : IF I START NOW CAN I GET 98+ PERCENTILE?
bharat : Yes... prepare a prep plan... execute it well... work hard... take AIMCATs... learn from mistakes... put in loads of practice... read extensively... Our best wishes!


nikita : RESPECTED FACULTIES, IS THE AVERAGE PACKAGE OF IMI REALLY 14.3 LAKHS?
kapilbhandari : Average doesn't mean all students will get that. So, rather than focusing on that, focus on performance. You may getter better package.


john : WHEN WILL D CAP ROUNDS FOR MBA-CET BEGIN?
asim : The notification is expected soon.


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