I am a current student of DoMS, IIT Madras. Few of my friends have posted their previous experiences(last year's) on their blog and I am posting it here for your your reference. Hope you have a nice time reading.
I also added comments that were on that blog for your benefit.
My IITM Interview
This is the last but one interview of mine and I wasn't tensed at all. With just IITD left in queue, I was all happy about going to Chennai for the Interview. Me and Yashu left by the bus from Hyderabad to Chennai and stayed at the Bank of India Guest house which Yashu's dad had arranged for us :)...To the uninformed, Yashu is my best friend's younger brother and had interview in the same slot as mine.
Had a quick breakfast and took some inputs from the guest house keeper about how to bargain with the Chennai autowallas! Must say, they are worse than the Hyderabad ones! Finally arrived at the gate and then didnt know where to go! Some bus came in and we promptly got into it, not even wondering where it would go to! Asked the driver if it would go to MBA dept and he didnt seem to know!!!! Our first management funda in place! When you dunno what to do, always blame it on outsiders :P....told the driver about how someone guided us to get into the bus. Then one of the students came to our rescue and told the driver to drop us at DoMS(Department of Management Studies) at Gajendra Circle(All you junta coming down for interviews this year, get into the campus bus and get down at Gajendra Circle or GC as they call it!)
Having got down, asked for direction and sure enough, we saw the DoMS board at the GC itself on the left lane. Started walking towards it. Two striking things about the department from outside. The big tree in between the lawn and the CCD outlet( computers and compact disk outlet :P). Just Kidding da! The Cafe Coffee Day outlet it was!!!.....
The inside view of dept was very spacious and sure enough, we were ushered to the registration desk by some seniors. Having registered ourselves, we sat down and started observing the place. We saw a board where students have written feedback about their interview experience and I was jobless enough then to read the whole board. Everybody mentioned the HoD L.S.Ganesh's name and thanked him for the experience. i brushed it off as people maska marofying to the profs :P.... Many said it was thoroughly enjoyable experience!!! Is this a roller coaster ride or water sport!! How can an Interview be enjoyable I say!!! Perplexed I was!... many thanked the seniors for their help which I found quite an honest remark since the seniors did help us by answering our umpteen number of queries ranging from forms to GDs to previous interview questions :)
There was an introduction about the department by the seniors and they clarified the concerns that were raised. The HoD, Prof. L.S.Ganesh spoke for a while and wished us all the very best for our interviews.
I was slotted with a group of 12 people and given the group task. A GT is unlike a GD where people fight. In fact, my group didnt even fight for opportunity, everyone was given a chance to speak. And the few who didnt, the professors asked them to have their say towards the end of the GT. Haan Haan! pata hai ki maine ab tak GT topic nahi batayi! :P....I thought people are engrossed enough to not notice :P..... Anyway my topic was "You are a bunch of managers for a mall. There are many people who visit the mall and window shop or return back without buying anything. You are here suggesting various possibilities and strategies to turn these window shoppers into buying customers." I dont remember who started the GT but someone set the context properly by saying that lets identify potential reasons why people wont buy and address them individually. I dont remember all the points mentioned but I sure do remember my points
Puys from delhi goin by flight please PM me the flight details by which u r travellin...
Actually i'll be catchin plane frm jaipur and almost all flights go via delhi.. So i was thinkin that if i may catch a plane in which some of u may be present in order to avoid travellin alone...
Reply ASAP as i have to book my tickets...
Sorry to post this here.. Didnt wanna spam the thread but orkut is not openin frm my place..
Hi is there anyone from rajasthan who is plannin to join DoMS.. PM me need to ask few things..
hemant83 SaysCan anyone plz tell me if suppose after sending the DD of 56100/-, I want to cancel my offer then how much amount will be refunded. Also wat is the lst dt for cancelling the offer.
For all the people who want to send the downloaded copy be rest assured. The format is absolutely fine. So if they(IIT people) are willin to accept the downloaded copy then u can use it widout worry..Link is on page 42's last post..
Ill still Fax one copy to vikas as he has given his Fax no. Anyone who wants tht can ask it from him...Ill fax in an hour or so...
As far as the reference no. is concerned then i dont know whethr iots unique or not..One of the puys said tht he also has same no. as mine so i think they are same..so i think Just filling up the details & signing it will suffice..
Other details are :
Draft in favour of
"The Registrar, IIT Madras"
"Rs 56,100" for general...(other fee details r mentioned in previous post)...
The address to send the DD is not given.. But the address on the envelope is
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MADRAS
CHENNAI -600036 India.
So i guess this is the address..Mode of sendin DD is not given so u can opt for most reliable and secure means..
U can mention that on the envelope what it contains so tht its clear to Dept. people wen it reaches there...
Hope it helps..
I dont think there's a need to panic..
They have said tht we can fax the letter wid DD details filled in case of postal delay and they will reserve out seat so i dont think we shld worry...
Also dont forget to drop a mail acceptin the offer at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the acceptance letter, it is mentioned:
With reference to your letter No , ACD/PG/MBA/2008....
Now is this letter no. unique for each selected individual or it is general ACD/PG/MBA/2008?
kINDLY clarify this point ASAP as m planning to send the details 2day irrespective of whether i receive the surface mail or not.
One small query over here.. I will be postin the DD today itself.. Whats the fastest and safest means to send i mean wid a DD and Original rank card..
Also shld we all send the Acceptance form by FAX just in case there is a delay..and post it wid DD simultaneously ..
Guys i am posting the A02 form that is the acceptance form thru .doc extension.. I managed to create it as it is wid slight irregularities ( as in the alignment of the boxes..) else its the same..
Hope this helps you..
dchazer SaysCan someone post the DOMS admission enquiry no. ?