T.I.M.E


Chat on preparation tips for GWPI!
(Chat Transcript)

momentoftruth : IMT PGDM 9MARKETING OR TAPMI PGDM GENERAL? (CONVERTED BOTH)
kranthi : TAPMI.


aspirant : OBC CANDIDATE ,10TH -88 12TH-91 UG-72 ,CAT OVERALL- 86.3 (VARC-83,DILR-93,QUANTS-73) 55 MONTHS OF WORK EX IN COGNIZANT.GIVEN MY CAP FOR 9 NEW IIMS.WAT & PI WENT GOOD.NOW GOT ADMISSION FROM GREAT LAKES CHENNAI PGP,LIBA, TAPMI . CONFUSED WHETHER TO WAIT FOR IIM RESULTS OR TO CHOOSE THESE ONE OUT OF 3 COLLEGE.KINDLY HELP ME SIR. IAM WORRIED SIR .WHATS MY CHANCE FOR IIMS .
vjs : You should wait for IIM result if others accept your request.


momentoftruth : IMT PGDM (MARKETING) OR TAPMI PGDM GENERAL? (CONVERTED BOTH)
amol : IMT PGDM will be a better option.


jill : FOR FINANCE WHICH IS BETTER - FORE, KJ, IFMR, NIRMA, LBSIM. I CONVERTED NIRMA
vikrant : Fore School of management should be the best option. Let us take a final call after all the results are out.


sam : SIR,I HAVE 1760 MERIT NO. IN NMIMS MUMBAI CORE. ANY CHANCES FOR CONVERSION?? GIVEN THE FACT THAT NEW IIMS ARE INTO PICTURE.
srinivasbelvi : Tough for core conversion going by the previous years statistics... However dynamics can be different for this year... Keep your fingers crossed.


jinz : SIR/ MADAM , I HAVE PSG COIMBATORE GDPI NEXT WEEK.IS IT GOING TO BE TOUGH COMPARED TO OTHER COLLEGES? PLEASE TELL ME. I HAVE LOST HOPE IN MANY OTHER TOP B SCHOOLS AFTER FACING DISCRIMINATION SINCE I AM AN ENGLISH GRADUATE. I WAS NOT SELECTED INSPITE OF GOOD GDPI. I HAVE ALREADY DEDICATED A YEAR TO PREPARE FOR CAT15. SO PLZ ANSWER THIS QUESTION. THANK YOU .
vikrant : It is unlikely that your academic stream had a role to play in not getting selected. Focus on performing well in the imminent interviews instead of worrying about the past. You would not require something special/extra for PSG. All the best.


lavish : SIR I HAVE A CALL FROM KIRLOSKAR PUNE,
kranthi : Start your GD/PI preparation.Drop in to your nearest T.I.M.E. office.


gauri : PLEASE GIVE ME GENUINE ANSWER. WHAT KIND OF JOB ROLES ARE OFFERED TO B.COM FRESHER STUDENTS POST MBA IN FINANCE FORM GRADE A,BBB COLLEGES ACCORDING TO TIME RANKS?
amol : Job offers will depend upon lot of parameters like Past academic record,MBA Grades, Internship,specialisation and most important you as as a person. So Your bcom background may not affect your job profile.


lavish : I HAVE A CALL FROM KIRLOSKAR PUNE, INDIRA PUNE AND MARC SCHOOL OF BIZ BANGLORE..SIR WHICH I S BETTER FIR FINANCE SPECIALIZATION?
srinivasbelvi : Kirloskar Pune is preferred


mitali : GOOD EVENING, NDIM OR FOSTIIMA ? WHICH IS BETTER OF THE TWO ? ARE THEY WORTH JOINING PROVIDED THE OTHER OPTION I HAVE IS OF BIMTECH RETAIL OR IB NOT THEIR FLAGSHIP PROGRAM. I HAVE ONE YEAR OF WORK EX (ALREADY LEFT) AND WANT TO GO FOR MBA THIS YEAR ?
srinivasbelvi : Among the 3 B-Schools mentioned, BIMTECH-Noida is the clear winner. Offers a competitive environment when compared with the other two. However check for your interest between IB & Retail.


sam : SIR THIS YEAR I HAVE CONVERTED TAPMI,SIIB,NMIMS WAIT LISTED (1760).SHOULD I PREPARE TO CONVERT AFTER HAVING SOME WORK EX??
vikrant : that is quite subjective. Since the discussion will have a significant effect on your future, it is better to discuss such issues in person.


akhil : IBS BANGALORE OR IMT HYDERABAD (FINANCE)???
asim : IMT Hyd


santosh : PLZ HELP ME SIR HOW'S NDIM IN TERMS OF PLACEMENTS
srinivasbelvi : NDIM Delhi, Avg placement 6L


abcd : SIR I HAD CONVERTED SCIT, IBS HYDRBAD, BIMTECH NOIDA. IF I COVERT (WAITNG FOR RESLTS) XIME BNGLRE AND BITSPILANI. WHCH COLG IS BZT FOR ME. CONSIDRNG VALUE FOR MBA BETTER PLACEMNTS
srinivasbelvi : Similar question is already replied...


akhil : IMT HYDERABAD OR LBSIM?
kranthi : LBSIM Delhi.


mayank : SIR I CONVERTED NIRMA. HOW IS IT FOR FINANCE AND CONSULTING? PLZ REPLY. I HAVE TO PAY FEES
shirish : It is a decent college but not for finance. For consulting it is okay.


aspirant : @VJS , SIR IAM NOT ABLE TO UNDERSTAND YOUR ANSWER . KINDLY SAY WHETHER I HAVE TO WAIT FOR IIM ?? AT THE COST OF LEAVING ALL THESE 3 COLLEGES .(GOT CALL FOR NITIE ALSO ON APRIL 8)
vjs : Because we have more IIMs in the list, you can take risk.


pulkit : HOW IS IMT DUAL COUNTRY PROGRAMME? PROVIDED THAT FEES AND INITIAL ROI IS NOT AN ISSUE
shirish : Go for it if you have no other better option.


manav : SIR WHICH ONE TO PEFER SIOM NASHIK OR ICFAI HYD CONSIDERING BRAND AND VALUE OF PROGRAM?
amol : It depends upon which specialization you are looking for ?


santosh : HOW'S ROI OF KIRLOSKAR?
kranthi : OK.But lot depends on how you perform there.


sam : SIR WHAT COULD BE THE APPROXIMATE MOVEMENT OF NMIMS CORE GIVEN NEW IIMS ARE IN PICTURE??
asim : Expected to be around 1200 merit number.


freddie : SIR , I'VE GOT ADMISSION IN IMT HYDERABAD.. IS IT WORTH JOINING?? PLZ HELP ME SIR..
asim : Its a pretty decent option, what are the other final converts?


gauri : SIRS PLEASE GIVE ME GENUINE ANSWER. WHAT KIND OF JOB ROLES ARE OFFERED TO B.COM FRESHER STUDENTS POST MBA IN FINANCE FORM GRADE A,BBB COLLEGES ACCORDING TO TIME RANKS?
vikrant : Although a lot depends on your performance in the college and during the selection process, one has a fair chance of getting a start of around 7 lakh p.a. if not higher.


tappi : IS IMT NAGPUR WORTH JOINING FOR SOMEONE WITH 1.5 YR WORK EX. HOW GOOD IS ROI AND PLACEMENTS.
amol : It depends upon what options are available and are you ready to give next year? Its an Avg college. You can take a chance for cat 2016


karan : I HAVE CONVERTED IMT G FULL TIME.I HAVE A QUERY THAT IS IT BETTER THAN IIT KANPUR?
asim : IIT Kanpur offers far better ROI because of fee structure and much smaller batch size.


bleedblue : SIR HAVE ALREADY CONVERTED TAPMI.. WAITING FOR FORE , KJ, LBSIM, IIM SHILLONG ? WHCH ONE IS BETTER FOR FINANCE ? I AM A FRESHER CAT -89.91 FROM DELHI
asim : IIM Shillong is by far the best option.


tanya : HI SIR MAM , MY QUESTION IS LITTLE OUT OF CHAT TOPIC BUT AS I HAVE DECIDED TO CONTINUE FOR CAT2016 I REALLY WANNA KNOW THAT OUR CURRENT SHP PORTAL WILL B THERE FOR HOW MANY MONTHS OR WHEN IT WILL DISSOLVE.. PLZ DO RPLY
amol : our current portal will be there till May/June for CAT 2015 students


freddie : WAITING FOR XIME.. AND I'VE GDPI FOR BITS AND IFMR THIS WEEKEND..
srinivasbelvi : IFMR is the best of the options that you have... Try your best. Edit


harshit : SIR, IS PGDM INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS A GOOD OPTION FOR LOGISTIC FIELD?
asim : For making a career in logistics prefer Operations management specialization.


hk : IMT GHAZIABAD PGDM IN FINANCE OR TAPMI MANIPAL?
vikrant : IMT should over all be a better bet.


santosh : SIR WHICH ONE IS BETTER NDIM OR KIRLOSKAR?
srinivasbelvi : NDIM


akasah : IN GWPI WHAT TYPE OF QUESTIONS ASKED AND TOP- B SCHOOLS LIKE XLRI , IIFT WHAT THEY WANT IN A CANDIDATE
kranthi : You are evaluated for knowledge, attitude and communication skills mainly.


mitali : PLEASE REPLY.
srinivasbelvi : k


freddie : BUT I'M ASKED TO PAY ADMISSION FEE TO IMT HYDERABAD BEFORE APRIL 13TH.. WHAT SHOULD I DO SIR..?
asim : You could block the seat and shift to better options if you convert them, but before you do that confirm the withdrawal rules and refund policy.


harshit : @ASIM SIR, WHAT SCOPE AND IN WHICH FIELD WE HAVE GOOD SCOPE AFTER DOING PGDM IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS??
asim : Except for IIFT, the rest of the B-schools offering this kind of program do not provide IB related placements to most of the students. It is a good option, provided you do it from a good B-school, though keep in mind most of the students of IB get regular MBA jobs.


mayank : SIR I CONVERTED NIRMA. HOW IS IT FOR FINANCE AND CONSULTING? PLZ REPLY. I HAVE TO PAY FEES THIS WEEK
srinivasbelvi : One of the good B-Schools which offers around 8L Avg package.


abcd : SIR I HAD CONVERTED SCIT, IBS HYDRBAD, BIMTECH NOIDA. IF I COVERT (WAITNG FOR RESLTS) XIME BNGLRE AND BITSPILANI. WHCH COLG IS BZT FOR ME. CONSIDRNG VALUE FOR MBA BETTER PLACEMNTS..
srinivasbelvi : Similar question is already replied...


hk : TIPS FOR IIM SHILLONG WAT AND INTERVIEW PROCESS PLEASE?
vikrant : Analyse your performance in the mock and the actual interviews so far. This assessment should help you in constructing a better strategy.


argho : SIOM WAITLIST 8...ANY CHANCES?
asim : Good chance.


sam : SIR WITH NEW IIMS WILL THE NMIMS MUMBAI CORE MERIT NUMBER WILL REACH AROUND 1700??
srinivasbelvi : Very unlikely... Keep your fingers crossed...


kay : HELLO, SIR I HAVE EXTREMELY POOR ACADEMICS- 89% IN X, 66% IN XII AND 59% IN GRADUATION WITH A YEAR GAP IB BETWEEN BEFORE STARTING MY GRAD. I'M FROM GEN MALE ENGG CATEGORY. DOES THAT MEAN I HAVE NO SHOT IN ONE OF THE TOP B SCHOOLS?
srinivasbelvi : You can still make it to one of the top 20 with excellent written test performance & a good GD & PI.


argho : NMIMS BANGALORE WAITLIST 1103...ANY CHANCES?
srinivasbelvi : Remote chances; possibility can't be ruled out.


akn : SIR I HAVE A WORK EX OF 2 YEARS AFTER MBA IN FINANCE. I WANT TO SHIFT TO HR.. WHICH ALL COLLEGES SHOULD I TARGET THIS YEAR
vikrant : of course the best ones ! XLRI, TISS, the IIMs, MDI-HR, SCMHRD, UBS-Chandigarh are some of the colleges that you can look at.


bleedblue : ASIM SIR RATE THESE COLLEGES IN DESCENDING ORDER FOR FINANCE THANKYOU SIR
asim : Answered check


freddie : I'VE IFMR INTERVIEW PROCESS THIS SUNDAY.. BUT MY CAT SCORE IS JUST 70.25../WILL MY SCORE AFFECT MY ADMISSIONS??
vikrant : That's quite immaterial. If they did not want people with this score, they would not call them. You should focus on putting your best foot forward at this juncture :) All the bets.


bose : TAKEN ADMISSION IN ITM NAVI MUMBAI ?HOW IS THE COLLEGE , HAVE I TAKEN THE CORRECT DECISION?
srinivasbelvi : One of the good colleges... Your decision is correct as long as it adds value to your profile.


mayank : SIR I CONVERTED NIRMA. HOW IS IT FOR FINANCE AND CONSULTING? PLZ REPLY. I HAVE TO PAY FEES. PLZ HELP ME SIR
vikrant : It is a reasonable college. You may get some decent opportunities in finance.


freddie : WHAT ARE THE PREPARATION STRATEGY FOR BITS AND IFMR INTERVIEW PROCESS.. ON WHICH SHOULD I CONCENTRATE MORE???
vjs : Convert both the interviews thebn you will have the choice. If you have work ex focus on your job profile else on subject(Core).


bose : TAKEN ADMISSION IN ITM NAVI MUMBAI ?HOW IS THE COLLEGE , HAVE I TAKEN THE CORRECT DECISION
vikrant : It is a reasonable college. Focus on being in the top 10% in the batch, network, participate in the extra-curricular activities and hopefully you will get a more than decent start.


alpha : CONVERTED SDMIMD,AWAITING XIME RESULT,YET TO GIVE GD PI FOR IFMR AND SRCC GBO. WHICH ONE WOULD BE BEST?
asim : IFMR ( If interested in finance ), SRCC, XIME BANG and then SDMIMD.


kay : I'M AN AVERAGE ENGG GRADUATE WITH BELOW AVERAGE GRADES, CAN FINANCE BE A SMART CHOICE FOR ME IRRESPECTIVE OF THE COLLEGE?
srinivasbelvi : Sure... why doubt... Pursue your interest


jill : FOR FINANCE WHICH IS BETTER - FORE, KJ, IFMR, NIRMA, LBSIM. I CONVERTED NIRMA. PLEASE TELL ME
asim : FORE, KJS MUMBAI are equally good options for finance.You could choose based on your geographical proximity.


freddie : WILL THERE BE HUGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN IMT NAGPUR AND HYDERABAD OR BOTH ARE ALMOST EQUAL SIR?
asim : T.I.M.E. counts both among B category, i guess that answers your question.


abhi123 : SIR 2 YRS WRK EX IN IT.. GOT SELECTED FOR IMT FULL TIME.. WAITING FOR XIMB... IS IT ADVISED TO MOVE TO IMT ??
srinivasbelvi : Block your seat at IMT. Withdraw your seat at IMT once you convert XIMB. Never forget that A bird in hand is worth two in bush.


argho : I WANT TO DO MBA IN OPS...B/W SIOM,NM B,GIM AND KJ...WHICH WOULD BE THE BEST BET?GOT 2.8 YRS OF EXP
amol : K J Somaiya


abcd : SIR I HAD CONVERTED SCIT, IBS HYDRBAD, BIMTECH NOIDA. IF I COVERT (WAITNG FOR RESLTS) XIME BNGLRE AND BITSPILANI. WHCH COLG IS BZT FOR ME. CONSIDRNG VALUE FOR MBA BETTER PLACEMNTS.
srinivasbelvi : Similar question is already replied...


kay : DOES IIFT TAKE NO CONSIDERATION OF PREVIOUS ACADEMICS? I HAVE EXTREMELY POOR ACEDEMICS.
srinivasbelvi : You can offset the ill effects of poor academics with excellent written test score & an impressive GD.


akn : @VIKRANT SIR: CAN I ALSO TRY FOR GMAT?
vikrant : of course.


akasah : NOT GOOD MARKS IN GRADUATION GRADUATION DONE THROUGH CORRESPONDANCE THAT WILL AFFECT SELECTION AND THEY WILL UNDERSTAND MY REASON THAT I WILL GIVE IN GWPI
kranthi : Do not worry about past.Focus on giving your best now.


harshit : @ASIM SIR, I AM SELECTED IN ITM NAVI MUMBAI FOR PGDM INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AS MY INTREST IS IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SO WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM IT AND FUTURE SCOPE??
asim : a similar query has already been answered check chat transcript


mitali : @SRINIVASBELVI PLEASE REPLY.
srinivasbelvi : Replied... Let me know of any further concern...


lostkid : SIR MY CAT SCORE IS 92.04%TILE , MY NM WL IS 1454 , WHAT R THE CHANCES OF CONVERTING ? , I HAD GDPI OF KJ , IMI AND NIT TRICHY ,
srinivasbelvi : NM seems to be tight. Your CAT score is competent enough from other B-Schools mentioned. I hope you had good interviews to convert the calls you had.


vamsi : SCMHRD N IIT CHENNAI..WHICH ONE IS BETTER ?
shirish : SCMHRD


bose : SIR WHAT ARE THE THINGS THAT I NEED TO PREPARE BEFORE JOINING A BSCHOOL?...AS I HAVE TAKEN ADMISSION IN ITM
vikrant : There are two schools of thought. One says that you should try to acquire some certification/short-courses that can come in handy during the placements; along with it focus on studying those areas of the course that you haven't been academically exposed to yet. The second school of thought says that you will be studying and working for years to come going forward and thus you should make the best use of this time by engaging in some leisure activities and catching up with friends and family. Take your pick :)


bose : SIR WHAT ARE THE THINGS THAT I NEED TO PREPARE BEFORE JOINING A BSCHOOL?...AS I HAVE TAKEN ADMISSION IN ITM
kranthi : nothing much.The B SCHOOL will tell if anything is needed.


aimandacheive : HI TEAM, MY PROFILE IS X-91.6, X11- 78, BE -68, CAT (VA-99.67, DILR- 43, QA- 94, OA -94.6). I HAVE 3+ YEARS EXPERIENCE IN COGNIZANT. I CONVERTED IMT-G. SHOULD I GO FOR IT? I AM SURE IF I DO WELL IN DILR I WILL SECURE CALLS FROM IIMS NEXT YEAR. PLEASE ADVICE.
vjs : You can give a shot with a strategic preparation.


cataspirant : SIR, I HAVE CONVERTED GIM WITH SCHOLARSHIP AND WAITING FOR RESULTS OF FORE AND NEW IIMS. WHAT SHOULD BE MY ORDER OF PREFERENCE?
asim : New IIMs Fore and then GIM.


kay : IT MIGHT BE OFF THE TOPIC BUT WHAT KIND OF DEVIATION FROM THE REGULAR CAT PREPARATION SHOULD I TAKE IF I OPT FOR IIFT? I HAVE ENROLLED FOR TIME CLASSROOM LECTURES.
shirish : Everything is same. You just have to prepare for General Awareness section which is not present in CAT


mitali : @SRINIVASBELVI WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE FROM ?
srinivasbelvi : Replied... Let me know of any further concern...


abhi123 : @SRINIVASBELV : LET SAY I COULDN'T CONVERT XIMB.. SO SHOULD I STILL GO TO IMT G AS I HAVE HEARD MANY -VE REVIEWS LIKE NO PLACEMENTS.. AND IT'S DECREASING STATUS ????
srinivasbelvi : Top 25% of the batch are well placed at IMT-G. Fight for your grades, I'm sure it'll add value to your profile.


lavish : SIR I GOT THE MAIL THAT I CONVERTED BIMM BALAJI . NOW I HAVE 4 COLLEGE BIMM ,INDIRA, KIRLOSKAR, PUNE AND MARC SCHOOL OF BIZ BANGLORE...WHICH COLLEGE TO OPT FOR FINANCE SPECIALIZATION .NO OTHER CALLS I HAVE.
shirish : Among the colleges that you have written here, no college has a great reputation for finance. Select any one for finance.


lostkid : SIR MY CAT SCORE IS 92.04%TILE , MY NM WL IS 1454 , WHAT R THE CHANCES OF CONVERTING ? , I HAD GDPI OF KJ , IMI AND NIT TRICHY . OVERALL THEY WERE AVERAGE . I HAVE WORK EX OF 18 MONTHS IN MNC , INCASE I CONVERT ANY OF THESE SHOULD I GO FOR IT ? MY INTEREST IS IN MARKETING AS OF NOW
amol : N M Mumbai is the best followed IMI and K J Somaiya


tu : SIR I VE CONVERTED NMIMS MUMBAI CORE..WILL 3.5 YRS OF WORK EX IN IT HAMPER MY CHANCES IN PLACEMENTS..I WANT TO GO INTO CONSULTING COMPANIES OR FINANCE
vikrant : Unlikely for it to act as an obstacle.


kay : HOW IMPORTANT IS ACADEMICS FOR TISS, MUMBAI?
shirish : It is moderately important.


bose : DO I NEED TO PREPARE ANYTHING IN THE NEXT 2 MONTHS BEFORE JOINING A BSCHOOL..
lexminair : Are you awaiting interviews or have you been selected


vamsi : IMT WAITLISTED AT 369. ANYCHANCE OF GETTING IMT-G?
asim : Moderate chances.


akn : ONE LAST QUESTION. AN MBA AFTER AN MBA IS COMMON?
amol : not common but not an exception also if you do it from a top college.


bleedblue : SIR HAVE ALREADY CONVERTED TAPMI.. WAITING FOR FORE , KJ, LBSIM, IIM SHILLONG ? PLEASE RATE THESE COLLEGES IN DESCENDING ORDER ON BASIS OF SPECIALIZATION (FINANCE) ? I AM A FRESHER CAT -89.91 FROM DELH
vikrant : You can refer to http://www.time4education.com/CAT-MBA/List_of_B-Schools.aspx for their relative rankings. Once the results for all the colleges are out then we can sit down and look at the best one of the lot.


harshit : @ASIM SIR, I AM SELECTED IN ITM NAVI MUMBAI FOR PGDM INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AS MY INTREST IS IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SO WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM IT AND FUTURE SCOPE? ?
kranthi : largely depends on your performance there.


jill : WHY NOBODY SOLVED MY QUESTION?
asim : Answered check


kay : GOING THROUGH THE PREVIOUS CHAT ARCHIVES, I'VE NOTICED THAT IT WAS CLEARLY MENTIONED THAT IIFTS REQUIRE A SOLID JOB EXPERIENCE. IS IT TRUE? I ALSO HAVE A VERY BAD ACEDEMICS.
srinivasbelvi : Quite a few freshers do get the final admit at IIFT. Go through their website for details of batch composition.


dev : CONVERTED IMT-G FINANCE. I HAVE HEARD IMT IS GOOD ONLY FOR MARKETING. IS FINANCE A DECENT COURSE ? HOW IS PLACEMENT IN FINANCE ?
asim : Good.


freddie : WILL IMT HYDERABAD BE WORTH FOR THE FEE OF 12L SIR???
vjs : Consider all points like your scores possibility of one more attempt.


jill : SIR WHY FORE OVER KJ FOR FINANCE? ISNT KJ IN MUMBAI AND MUMBAI IS FIN CAPITAL. DONT ALL COMPANIES LIKE GOLDMAN, PD MORGAN, MORGAN STANLEY GO TO KJ AND NOT FORE?? PLZ TELL ME WHY FORE? ALSO KJ AVG IS SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN FORE. SO I AM CONFUSED. PLEASE RESOLVE THIS
srinivasbelvi : Go with KJ which offers specialised course in Financial services


bleedblue : SIR HAVE ALREADY CONVERTED TAPMI.. WAITING FOR FORE , KJ, LBSIM, IIM SHILLONG ? WHCH ONE IS BETTER FOR FINANCE ? I AM A FRESHER CAT -89.91 FROM DELH.
amol : You take admission for TAPMI at this moment. If you convert IIM Shilong then shift to IIM Shilong. You will loose some fees. But it is worth.


dev : 96.6 IN XAT , HAD GOOD GD AND PI ...ANY REALISTIC CHANCE AT XLRI(HRM)? DO PPL GET SELECTED AT THIS PERCENTILE ?
kranthi : Varies from year to year.Hope for the best.


rishi : SIR WHICH IS BETTER AMONG IMT NAGPUR MARKETING, BIMM PUNE PGDM, IBS HYD OR IBS GURGAON
asim : IBS Hyderabad can be preferred if fee/batch size are not constraints.


shivam : IMT GHAZIABAD SHOWING WAITING NO 329 IS THEIR ANY POSSIBILITY OF CONVERSION????
amol : You have a chance. All the best


ash41 : WHICH IS BETTER....IBS HYDERABAD OR BIMTECH (INSURANCE BUSINESS) ?
asim : BIMTECH Noida has a edge due to better ROI, location and smaller batch size.


abhi123 : @SRINIVASBELVI: ONE LAST QUESTION... 25% WILL BE WELL PLACED... CAN YOU PLEASE TELL WHAT IS THE RANGE OF PACKAGE FR THESE STUDENTS.. AND WHAT ABOUT THE REST... ???
srinivasbelvi : Avg for the top 25% of the batch is in the range of 17L


piyush07 : SIR TAPMI PGDM OR IMT G DCP ??? PLZZ HELP ME TO CHOOSE ....
asim : TAPMI Manipal.


bose : SIR IF I CHOOSE FINANCE AS A SPECALIZATION IN ITM NAVI MUMBAI THEN WHAT JOB ROLES I WILL BE OFFERED ? CAN I GET INTO INVESTMENT BANKNG?
shirish : Investment Banking is tough. You are more likely to get back-end finance jobs.


vamsi : SCMHRD WAITLISTED AT 92.. WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF CONVERSION ?
asim : Good chances if you belong to general category.


jill : SIR WHY FORE OVER KJ FOR FINANCE? ISNT KJ IN MUMBAI AND MUMBAI IS FIN CAPITAL. DONT ALL COMPANIES LIKE GOLDMAN, PD MORGAN, MORGAN STANLEY GO TO KJ AND NOT FORE?? PLZ TELL ME WHY FORE? ALSO KJ AVG IS SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN FORE. SO I AM CONFUSED. PLEASE RESOLVE THIS. WHAT ABOUT IFMR?
srinivasbelvi : Replied


rishi : SIR HOW IS IMT NAGUPUR MARKETING
asim : Decent.


bleedblue : VIKRANT SIR TAPMI , KJ AND FORE FALL UNDER SAME CATEGORY .. WHICH ONE IS BETTER FOR FINANCE
vikrant : Let the final results be out. We can take a call accordingly.


bose : SIR IF I CHOOSE FINANCE AS A SPECALIZATION IN ITM NAVI MUMBAI THEN WHAT ARE THE JOB ROLES I WILL BE OFFERED ? CAN I GET INTO INVESTMENT BANKNG?
shirish : Already answered.


mitali : @SRINIVASBELVI..THANKYOU ! BUT WHAT BOTHERS ME IS THEIR FEES. I AM NOT SURE ABOUT THE ROI PART FOR BIMTECH NOIDA, WHEREAS FOR THE OTHER TWO WHAT I HAVE HEARD IS THAT THEIR AVG PLCMNT IS 6L AND FEES IS NEAR TO IT. WHAT WOULD YOU SUGGEST ? PLEASE HELP. I AM BADLY CONFUSED.
srinivasbelvi : Difference in fee is around 2L which should not bother considering the fact that college a league above the rest.


taara : I HAVE IFMR PI THIS WEEKEND. HOW IS ITFOR FINANCE? IS IT AT PAR WITH KJ SIMSR AND FORE SCHOOL? ADVISE NEEDED
srinivasbelvi : For finance, KJ & IFMR are comparable & these are far better than others with respect to finance course.


ash41 : PLEASE ANSWER
vikrant : IBS


manav : @AMOL SIR,I AM NOT VERY CLEAR ABOUT SPECALIZATION. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE FIRST YR AND THEN TAKE A CALL.BUT IF I HAVE TO CHOSE I WILL DO OPERATIONS OR FINANCE
amol : Both of these are avg colleges. I might prefer trying next year and going for better colleges. in case u want to do this year then for operations you can choose SIOM and for fiance you can choose the other one.


bleedblue : VIKRANT SIR TAPMI IS OUT AND I HAVE TO PAY 8 LAKHS BEFORE 4TH APRIL
vikrant : You should pay to block the seat, just in case. Most of the money is usually refunded after a small deduction. Do check with TAPMI about the refund policy though.


ks : PLEASE RANK THE B-SCHOOLS IN INDIA IN TERMS OF THE PLACEMENTS(ROLES,COMPANIES) FOR PEOPLE ABOVE 3+ YRS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE IT SECTOR..COLLEGES(IIM-B, ISB , IIM-L , IIM-A , IIM-K)
shirish : ISB, IIM A, IIM B, IIM K, IIM L


bose : SIR HOW CAN I GET INTO INVESTMENT BANKING ? IF I CHOOSE FINANCE AS A SPECIALIZATION?
shirish : Getting into Investment banking for lower graded colleges is tough.


oshin : HELLO SIR WHICH IS BETTER IMT NAGPUR OR IBS HYDERABAD???
asim : IBS Hyd if fee and batch size are not constraints.


ash41 : @ ASIM SIR : I HAVE GOT ADMISSION IN BIMTECH'S INSURANCE PROGRAM NOT THE FLAGSHIP ONE. IS THE INSURANCE PROGRAM STILL BETTER THAN IBS HYDERABAD ?
asim : Answered check


nick : IS IT WORTH JOINING IMT HYDERABAD PGDM(FINANCE)?
amol : it depends upon what is your background and what other options are available. Overall avg college.


momentoftruth : PLEASE CLEAR MY CONFUSION, HEARING DIFFERENT OPINIONS, TAPMI PGDM OR IMT GHAZIABAD PGDM (MARKETING)?
shirish : IMT G is far better.


shivam : IMT GHAZIABAD WAITING NO 329 IS THEIR ANY POSSIBILITY OF CONVERSION???
asim : Answered check


hk : I AM STILL NOT SURE ABOUT THE SPECIALISATION I WANNA TAKE? SO PGDM IN FINANCE IMT G OR TAPMI MANIPAL GENERAL?
shirish : IMT G is better college than MANIPAL.


rishi : SIR DOES CHOOSING SPECIALIZATION AS MARKETING AFFECT PLACEMENTS IN IMT NAGPUR
shirish : No. In fact, it is easier to be placed in marketing domain, especially in lower graded colleges.


piyush07 : SIR I GOT IMT G DCP . IS THERE ANY PROVISION FOR UPGRADATION TO OTHER COURSES AT IMT G ?? AND HOW IS THE DCP COURSE ??
asim : Its a good program provided fee is not a constraint.


manav : @AMOL SIR, PLEASE REPLY ABT GATE ALSO CHANCES FOR NITIE OR DOMS IISC FOR AIR 2451 CHEMICAL ENG
amol : Difficult to predict. I don't have any past data


taara : I HAVE IFMR PI THIS WEEKEND. HOW IS IT FOR FINANCE? IS IT AT PAR WITH KJ SIMSR AND FORE SCHOOL? ADVISE NEEDED. ALSO I WANT TO GET INTO INVESTMENT BANKING. WHICH OF THESE 3 WILL BE BETTER? WAITING FOR YOUR REPLIES SIR.
srinivasbelvi : IFMR or KJ suits your interest. Both can be ranked neck to neck.


abcd : SIR HOWS NMIMS BANGLRE. DEY R CALLING FOR SCND GDPI LIST WHILE DER R MANY WAITNG LIST IN THE FRST LIST ITSELF. I HAVE TO CANCEL BITSPILANI GDPI INORDER TO ATTEND NMIMS BNGLRE GDPI . WHCH ONE TO SELECT
vikrant : Try to get one of the two interviews rescheduled so that you can appear for both.


mitali : @SRINIVASBELVI SO I SHOULD GO FOR BIMTECH ONLY. WHAT IS THE AVG PLACEMENT FOR RM. THE FEES IS 8L ?
srinivasbelvi : Avg for top 25% of the batch is around 10L


ash41 : @ ASIM SIR : I HAVE GOT ADMISSION IN BIMTECH'S INSURANCE PROGRAM NOT THE FLAGSHIP ONE. IS THE INSURANCE PROGRAM STILL BETTER THAN IBS HYDERABAD ??
asim : In that case IBS Hyd can be preferred if fee/batch sie are not constraints.


vamsi : @ ASIM SIR..OK..THANK YOU SIR.. I M FROM GENERAL CATEGORY
asim : Ok, all the best.


taara : SIR I HAVE IFMR PI THIS WEEKEND. HOW IS IT FOR FINANCE? IS IT AT PAR WITH KJ SIMSR AND FORE SCHOOL? ADVISE NEEDED. ALSO I WANT TO GET INTO INVESTMENT BANKING. WHICH OF THESE 3 WILL BE BETTER? WAITING FOR YOUR REPLIES SIR.
srinivasbelvi : IFMR & KJ are comparable. Go ahead with one of them which suit your interest.


abcd : BT IS NMIMS BANGLRE WRTH. I HAV TO TRAVEL TO MUMBAI FROM KERALA. NMIMS BNGLRE HAD ONLY A SINGLE BUILDNG IN KORAMANGALA. IS IT WORTH WHILE.
srinivasbelvi : One of the good B-School, better than BITS-Pilani & BIMTECH-Noida.


oshin : SIR I GOT A WAITING LIST OF 282 IN SIMS...WHAT ARE THE CHANCES??
krishnakumar : You have a chance


abcd : @ASIM SIR: SIR I HAD CONVERTED SCIT, IBS HYDRBAD, BIMTECH NOIDA. IF I COVERT (WAITNG FOR RESLTS) XIME BNGLRE AND BITSPILANI. WHCH COLG IS BZT FOR ME. CONSIDRNG VALUE FOR MBA BETTER PLACEMNTS..
asim : BITS Pilani can be the first preference followed by BIMTECH Noida.


nick : PGDM(FINANCE) OR PGDM WHICH ONE IS GOOD?? I HV GOT A CALL FOR PGDM(FINANCE).. SHOULD I JOIN?
kranthi : Selection of specialisation should be governed by your interest, aptitude and career oppurtunities.


bleedblue : TAPMI VS KJ VS FORE VS LBSIM FOR FINANCE .. RATE IN DESCENDING ORDER
srinivasbelvi : TAPMI & KJ are comparable from finance course perspective. Both are neck to neck in comparison. Consider one of the two.


mitali : @SRINIVASBELVI THANKYOU FOR ALL THE HELP. JUST ONE LAST QUESTION SHOULD I GIVE A THOUGHT TO GLIM GURGAON ? THEIR PGPM (ENERGY) PROGRAM ?
srinivasbelvi : I don't advise niche programs like energy management, telecom management etc, unless one is passionate about the area & has relevant back-ground.


piyush07 : SIR , PGDM AT TAPMI OR PGDM DCP AT IMT G, IF FEE IS NOT A CONSTRAINT ???
asim : IMT G DCP but only if fee and batch size are not constraints, if either of them are a issue prefer TAPMI Manipal.


ash41 : WHICH IS BETTER ?...IBS HYDERABAD OR SIESCOMS PGDM ?
kranthi : IBS HYD.


shivam : WHAT DO U SUGGEST AMOL SIR SHOULD I RELY ON IMT CONVERSION AT 329 WAITING OR TRY SOME OTHER OPTIONS?????
krishnakumar : Though you have a chance, it could be a long wait. Suggest look for back up options


bleedblue : TAPMI VS KJ VS FORE VS LBSIM FOR FINANCE .. RATE IN DESCENDING ORDER...
asim : The first three are equally good options, though let me add prefer TAPMI if quality of education and infrastructure is a priority, where KJS Mumbai should be first preference if location and ROI is the major criteria, where as FORE should be preference is batch size is the priority.


tanisha : SIR WHICH ONE IS BETTER AMONG IMT DCP, IMI AND FORE?
asim : IMI Delhi can be preferred.


nick : GOT A CALL FROM IMT HYD FOR PGDM(FINANCE). IS IT WORTH JOINING?
kranthi : What are your other options?


rishi : SIR HOW IS IMT NAGPUR MARKETING PLACEMENTS
srinivasbelvi : Around 6L avg payment


gaurav : NMIMS MUMBAI OR IIT KHARAGPUR OR SIMSREE ? WHICH ONE IS BEST AMONG THESE?
srinivasbelvi : NMIMS-Mumbai is better between the three considering curriculum, industry recognition & placement.


nick : PGDM(FINANCE) IN IMT-HYDERABAD OR PGDM IN BIMTECH-BHUBANESWAR??
kranthi : If you are not particular or interested in finance then you go for a general management programme.


rahul12 : SIR, I AM FRESHER GEM WITH ACADS AS 12TH:80.40%;10TH:86% AND ALREADY HAVE AN IT JOB. I MANAGED TO GET 81 PERCENTILE IN XAT AND LITTLE LESS IN CAT .ALSO, CONVERTED TAPMI PGDM AND HAVE GIVEN INTERVIEW FOR FORE IB. CUTTING IT SHORT, MY QUESTION IS WHETHER TO GO FOR THESE INSTITUTES OR GIVE A REATTEMPT.SO, TAPMI-PGDM VS FORE VS ANOTHER SHOT NEXT YEAR
vikrant : Another attempt appears to be the best option available.


abcd : @ASIM SIR: WHY BITS PILANI OVER BIMTECH?
asim : Both are almost equally good, Bits offers much smaller batch and lower fee structure.


ryan : 91.29 PERCENTILE IN CAT...GAVE INTERVIEW OF IMT G,TAPMI AND IMI DELHI...GOT CALL FROM TAPMI..HV TO PAY 8.25 L BEFORE APRIL 4..SHOULD I GO FOR IT OR WAIT FOR THE OTHER'S??IS THERE ANY CHANCE TO GET INTO IMT G??
vikrant : IMT G result too is out. Could you check it?


vamsi : NMIMS MUMBAI WAITLIST 1800.. ANY CHANCES OF CONVERSION ?
asim : Less chances, best of luck.


mitali : @SRINIVASBELVI THANKYOU SO MUCH :)
srinivasbelvi : Good luck


abcd : @VIKRANT SIR: BT IS NMIMS BANGLRE WRTH. I HAV TO TRAVEL TO MUMBAI FROM KERALA. NMIMS BNGLRE HAD ONLY A SINGLE BUILDNG IN KORAMANGALA. IS IT WORTH WHILE.AND MOREVOER V R REQUIRED TO PAY ADDITION 950RS FOR GDPI
srinivasbelvi : Replied


james : HOW IS SDMIMD MYSORE. I DONT HAVE ANY OTHER OPTIONS. PLEASE REPLY.
srinivasbelvi : One of the good B-Schools. Try to be in top 25% of the batch to make most of it.


ryan : SHOULD I PAY THE FEES OF TAPMI OR WAIT FOR THE RESULT OF IMI DELHI???
krishnakumar : Suggest you take TAPMI and move when IMI results are out


rahul12 : SECONDARY QUES:@VIKRANT SIR, BEING A GEM WITH 80.40 IN 12TH AND 86 IN 12TH AND AROUND 73 IN GRADUATION WONT BE A PROBLEM FOR TIER 1 INSTITUTES NEXT YEAR?
vikrant : There are quite a few colleges that have 70% or higher weight-age given to the CAT score. As long as the CAT score is excellent, I do not foresee any problem.


james : HOW IS SDMIMD MYSORE IN TERMS OF ROI ? SHOULD I JOIN IT ? I DONT HAVE ANY OTHER OPTION. I DONT WANT TO WASTE ONE MORE YEAR. PLEASE REPLY.
krishnakumar : Decent placements and ROI. Answer also depends on the level of B school that you are targeting


hi : NITT VS BITS VS XIME VS NIT CALICUT VS NIT SURATHKAL.... I WANT TO JOIN THE COLL WITH BEST PLACEMENTS AMONG THESE, WITH THE HOPE F BEING ABLE TO CONVERT THEE CALLS. PLEASE ANSWER
asim : BITS Pilani can be preffered followed by NIT Trichy.


sakshisharma_22 : SIR HOW IS TAPMI HCM? I CONVERTED, PLEASE ANSWER
krishnakumar : Good, provided you are from a related background and you have an interest in HCM


freddie : WILL THERE BE MORE SUBJECT RELATED QUESTIONS IN BITS PI AS THEY'RE TAKING OLY ENGINEERS?
asim : Be prepared for all kinds of questions.


sakshisharma_22 : @KRISHNAKUMAR SIR I HAVE MEDICAL BACKGROUND, I AM JUST WORRIED ABOUT PLACEMENTS. HOW IS PLACEMENT THERE?
krishnakumar : Good placemnts. There will be very few MBBS/BDS people in the batch. So, it does give you an edge.


ankit : HI SIR.. HOW IS IIM RANCHI? IS IT WORTH JOINING?
asim : Yes, its a very good B-school.


ankit : HI.. I PREPARED FOR CAT FOR 1.5 MONTHS AND GOT 96.3 %ILE.. GOT CALLS FROM NEW IIMS... AND INTERVIEW/ WAT WENT VERY WELL... HOW GOOD ARE THESE NEW IIMS.. AS I WILL MOSTLY GET SELECTED IN THEM. SHOULD I TRY FOR CAT ONCE MORE? I AM CONFIDENT OF GETTING 99+... BUT THE PROBLEM IS ACADS 10- 81 12- 69 BE- 66 I AM CONFUSED IF I WILL GET CALLS FROM OLD IIMS WITH SUCH PATHETIC ACADS EVEN IF I GET 99.5+ PERCENTILE.. KINDLY GUIDE. THANKS FOR YOUR INPUTS SIR :)
amol : If you cross 99.5 the you have chance for IIM C and few other IIMs. You can try CAT once more but before that it is important to see which new IIMS you covert fianly.


aak : WHAT IS MORE BENEFICIAL, A SPECIALIZATION OR A GENERAL MBA? PROVIDED THAT I'M STILL NOT SURE ABOUT MY CHOICE OF FIELD THANK YOU.
shirish : Not sure, then do not hurry. You can choose your specilisation after the first year of MBA


ankit : SIR... WHICH IS THE BEST AMONG NEW IIMS?
asim : Answered check


nick : CONVERTED SDMIMD-MYSORE, BIMTECH-BHUBANESWAR FOR PGDM AND IMT-HYDERABAD FOR PGDM(FINANCE) PLZ SUGGEST.....
srinivasbelvi : Chose between SDMIMD & IMT-H. Both are neck to neck in comparison.


ankit : SIR.. WHICH IS THE BEST AMONG NEW IIMS DAT STARTED 5-6 YEARS BACK?
asim : All of them are almost on par, i suggest you participate in chats after the final results are announced.


freddie : CAN WE END UP IN A GOOD POSITION IF WE'RE IN THE TOP 25% IN IMT HYDERABAD???
srinivasbelvi : Yes... Around 9L package


aak : IS THERE ANY GOOD CHANCE OF SELECTION IN A GOOD B-SCHOOL IF YOU DO EXCEEDINGLY WELL IN VERBAL ABILITY AND DATA INTERPRETATION AND AVERAGE IN QUANTITATIVE ABILITY?
amol : If by doing that you clear cut off in qunat and have overall high percentile then yes. But scoring Avg in any one section will unlikely improve your overall score


ankit : SIR..MY WAT PI FOR NEW IIMS WAS TOP OF THE WORLD... NOW CONFUSED IF I SHOULD JOIN IIM RANCHI... 1 PART OF MY BRAIN SAYS YES, ANOTHER PART SAYS, I CAN DO BETTER AT CAT. I AM CONFIDENT OF 99+ BUT THE PROBLEM IS ACADS... 10TH IS 81, 12TH IS 69 AND GRAD IS 66... WITH THESE ACADS IS IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO GET OLD IIM CALLS? IF NOT, I WILL JOIN NEW IIMS... ELSE I WILL TRY FOR 1 MORE ATTEMPT AT CAT..
shirish : IF you are getting IIM Ranchi. GO for it. Don't wait. Be a topper at IIM Ranchi.


ankit : SIR.. JBIMS VS IIM RANCHI?
amol : JBIMS. Strong Alumni network. Located in financial capital of india and hence strong placements


869 : WHY U PEOPLE DENY TO JOIN IMT NAGPUR...IS THERE REALLY ANY SERIOUS PROBLEM ??
srinivasbelvi : No denying that it is one of the good B-Schools. We'll only help you with the facts which might help you to compare the call that you have. Choice is yours.


869 : WHICH IS GOOD IMI BHUBANESWAR OR IBS MUMBAI ?
srinivasbelvi : IMI-Bhu


ankit : SIR.. I WANT TO ENTER MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY LIKE BAIN, MCKINSEY ETC. IS IT POSSIBLE TO ENTER THESE FIRMS WITH IIM RANCHI?
srinivasbelvi : You should be lucky to get these companies during your placement term at B-School.


ankit : APPROX FEES NEEDED TO BOOK SEAT IN NEW IIMS... WANT TO ARRANGE THE REQUIRED MONEY
srinivasbelvi : Keep around 2L handy.


ankit : PLEASE ANSWER MY QUERIES.. I REALLY WANT THERE ANSWERS... PLEASE!
srinivasbelvi : Replied


aj : SIR, ISB VS SP JAIN ?
shirish : ISB Hyderabad


ankit : SIR.. EXECUTIVE MBA HAS ANY LESSER VALUE THEN REGULAR MBA?
shirish : No. But it excutive MBA should be done from a good college like IIM A or ISB, or IIM B. And the only disadvantage is that it is tough to change your domain doing executive MBA>


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