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What! No anti-NM comments yet! Slow-day Monday.

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In times of too much flux people are probably backing proven classic brands(IIM/Tatas).

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Is it only my browser or has PG switched to the Georgia font?!

Got PGDM-FT at Ghaziabad campus but I already have NMIMS Core so the waitlist moves by 1
Congrats to all the call getters, rock on
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Name :- Hari
Place:- Nagpur
Working\fresher (age):- 43months/25
Gender:- Male
Smoking:- No
Drinking:- :drinking: Only if I have good company else I am as dry as any teetotaler can be. A vegetarian who can eat eggs and cook good chicken :-P
Any other requirement: Proximity to college, fewer no. of flat-mates.
Merit No. 175
Final Score: 55.61.
NMAT Score-217
Congratulations to all the admits.
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i got the mail too:banghead::banghead::banghead:
and it says we will be considered for indian campuses...but i don't know this is like a huge blow..:nono:
keeping my fingers crossed and hoping for the best..

Why is it a huge blow?! Stop panicking, the mail clearly states you may also likely get another admit from G or for that matter N or H.
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This interview is for the course: (BM or HRM) HRM
Other calls: (other XL calls, other institute calls): XLRI-BM,SIBM-P,NMIMS,MDI
XAT percentile:99.54
Interview Centre:XIMR Mumbai

Educational Profile
X: 82.26
Undergrad Major - GPA/%age: 61.25 :banghead::banghead::banghead:
Any other professional certification or course undertaken: Nothing relevant

For those of you interested Mihir and I were in the same group yet look at the difference in opinion about the GD and the diversity of questions asked.
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Disappointed. Too little, Too Late.

This interview is for the course: HRM
Other calls: (other XL calls, other institute calls): ISB-Hyd, IMT-G, MDI, XIMB, SIBM, SCMHRD, NMIMS-Mum
XAT percentile: 97.88
Interview Centre: XIMR, Mumbai

Educational Profile
X: 83.6
Undergrad Major - GPA/%age: 65.5
Any other professional certification or course undertaken: Nada

Work profile (if applicable)
Number of months : 43
Sector/Industry :Telecom
Special achievements at work : Couple of Awards, Int. Exp
Other differentiating factors (anything great that you have done in life, that's out of the ordinary) : Too modest to claim anything great

Regarding GD/Group Exercise
GD/GE Topic: (only if you had a GD/GE) CWG is a criminal waste of resources for a developing country
Number of participants: 8 Present, 3 Absent
Duration: 2 min prep, 10 mins GD with summary of 15 secs
Brief snapshot of discussion: The best GD I had till date, great group members who chipped in with good points. I started the GD with a good point but don't think the panelists noticed it because they seemed preoccupied with arranging papers. :|

About the panel
Panelists Intro: SS(Shantanu Sarkar), SP (Snr. Prof), LA (SS lookalike)
Some words about the panel and its general behavior/conduct: As expected. SS was snickering when I was being interviewed by SP and LA was snickering when I was being questioned by SS.

PI Questions:
Totally random. All the other 7 members had unique interviews and posting Qs here would only further confuse aspirants. Be ready for anything, it was the most well read panel I have ever faced-even better than that of ISB.

SP-Srihari....Sriharikota...Do you know any other kotas?
Sarka003- Yes, Kota in Rajasthan/
SP-What is it famous for?
Sarka003-Coaching institutes.
SP-Anything else?
Sarka003-Can only recollect Coaching Institutes sir.
SP-(Made some joke on Kota Coaching institutes)
SP-So you are from Nagpur...Do you know _____?
SP-Well, where do you live in Nagpur?
SP-There was a Tata meet in Ngpr recently, what for?
SP-Answered about a beleaguered Tata industry in Ngpr and further questioned about the reasons behind the case.
SP-(Talking to SS) Made some comment about Ngpr being cosmopolitan being the center of the country. Had a feeling he was strongly connected to Ngpr in some way.
SP-Where did you work in Singapore?
Sarka003-Answered. Further questions on my co. in Singapore which led to questions on some policies in India.
SP-So if the policy is so risky/loss making why does the GOI persist with it.
SP-Persisting on the previous answer, what do you think about the policy, give me an example and what would you do to reform it if you get into HRM.
Sarka003- Was in the middle of answering it when he interrupted and said he was impressed and made some harmless jokes again.
SP-Continuing on to the questioning trend he asked me about some policies
Sarka003- While answering I used an incorrect term and was immediately corrected by SS who by now had stopped snickering and was listening intently.

SS- Gave a statement and asked me to speak for 2 mins on it as an extempore.
Sarka003- Blah..Blah..Blah when SS asked me to stop and said good.

SP-What other calls do you have?
SP-Why were you rejected at ISB?
Sarka003-Spoke about my lower level of work ex compared to the average and the competition including from a colonel.
SP-(Talking to SS) Seems pretty focused to me (This in retrospect looks dicey because they might think I cannot give the same level of commitment to HRM)

LA-Most of the questions from LA were on telecommunications including some CBAs.

These are the only Qs I can remember as of now, will edit if I recollect further.

Interview duration was exactly 20 mins. In my opinion it went well.

Any other details that you think are relevant: None
Your advice for future aspirants: None. Totally random, nothing can be expected. Go with an alert and open mind.

Verdict: Rejected.
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