I converted at 90%ile at a fairly later stage, I had given a decent interview, the calls to Udaipur and Trichy are testimony and my profile is very average, 10-75%, 12-61% and Engg. was 7.92 then.
An institute of the Fading brand of IIMs...largely represented and lead by the impotent Ranchi...I was frustrated and i wanted to avoid writing this but futile to keep this opinion aside...These bunch of IIMs except trichy are a pathetic bunch of disgusting institutes taking in some of the best students from India...First one IIM (Ranchi) doesn't display results and absolutely zero transparency where the seniors SHAMELESSLY call their insti as one of the fastest progressing(looks like the Jharkhand bug has caught them...) then another gives disclaimer withdrawing the legal validity of it's displayed results (iim Udaipur)..and now...great Raipur's site doesn't just open...wonderful....but somehow...this tag these places share with institutes like Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta...Lucknow..Indore and K,Shil....It's a shame that the new ones are even called IIM's....first score min. 97%ile...and slog like a dog and the ruthless ADCOM..(if these instis have any) are releasing results as though Trailers of a movie...Way to go brand IIMs...
GD TOPIC: Uneducated and Unskilled Population are a Liability to the nation...
There were 3 panelists:
L: for panelist to my left, a very gently ma'm.
C: A stern but extremely polite ma'm.
R: A silent prof. who examined the entire interview
For starters,the GD went about fine but could have been much better....No fishmarket...and everyone was given a ear...thankfully...and some weren't just audible...despite all that..
C: so let's have your topic as MGR. (since my college is Dr.MGR University)
Then came the Big thing PI:
C: What do you understand and know of the 1991 Economic Reforms...What were the reforms??
C: WHat do you know of TA Edison?
me: I told blah blah...silent...1 sec..then again blah blah...and just when she was telling something...i interrupted..Ma'm..he's also Dyslexic...sorry...
C again (i was starting to enjoy the process...): Name 5 Indian Organisations with their leading bodies...for eg. IRDA (Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority) for Insurance...this is exactly what my interviewer said...
Me: TRAI NABARD BCCI CBFC...
C again..: Do you know anything of Bt. Brinjal or Bt. COtton?
me: Yes ma'm not very much..but i do know some of it..
C: so tell me...What's to do with the farmer suicides and Bt.Cotton/Brinjal problems..like why do the farmers cultivating Bt Brinjal or cotton commit suicide?
me: blah blah...my explainations...which reasonably pleased her i hope...
C: Ok...eshan tell me the name 5 Stock exchanges of the world...including India's?
me: BSE SENSEX NIFTY INDIA, NASDAQ DJIA: USA, LSE: UK, TSE: Japan..interrupted...
L: So eshan...are you campus placed? and whats the scenario like other than FMS?
Me: Not placed ma'm...missed 3 campus placements owing to my MBA interviews...and am positive that i will convert either of my IIMs or IITs or FMS call...also converted SIBM P but couldn't join due to financial constraints..esp. the fact that i had to cough up 3.75L in less than 14 days mam...
Seemed pretty pleased...( so hoping that..even though looks can deceive..)
C fires: Tell me the name of 5 International Airlines apart from Air INdia.
me: Pakistan International Airlines (:( don't know why that came to my mind first...)
Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa, British Airways...PanAm..interrupted..with a smile..
R: but...thats stopped a long time back....still ok...no problems...
Me: ok...sir...Transwest Airlines..TWA..
R: with a light hearted laugh..along with all the panelists...coming to life...fine fine...its ok...you may leave..
All the best...Have a good day!!!
Me: Thank you ma'm and Sir...
Place is small but looks very traditional and a lovely place to study...
Verdist: Unsure...for puys to judge...FMS' to give..
anyone starting from Chennai GT Exp on the 14th of March for the 17th march FN slot????
The first interview of my b school career and a convert it is!!!! But not sure if i can produce the stipulated amount in the stipulated time!!! Need the seniors help here!!! Art!!!
in at 95.03...Looks like they are checking something about the essay or may be profile based to an extent...I consider this call really precious given the amount of info and writing they extracted for the application...3x500 word essays...seniors best positioned to advice on this!!!