i can totally understand ur position, but like u, a lot of people are helpless
when i got a 97.09 last yr, going by the previous trends, i had no hopes of even getting a call from MDI let alone converting it, and the results were a pleasant surprise. we were not building hopes but sharing our last yrs experience with the aspirants on pg
last yr we had ppl with high percentiles in a similar position such as yours. CAT cannot make everyone happy (it is not supposed to) and it hasnt been doing so for the past few yrs, and so are the top b-schools.
this time IIMs played spoilsport with high percentiles and MDI did so with others. i'm not in anyway trying to justify anything but ur accusing the seniors about not bringing this to the notice of admissions office is baseless. there are a lot of ppl who are constantly in touch with the admissions office, but, we cannot make the rules
this may sound a little philosophical but its the truth, no senior or aspirant can do anything abt it..maybe AICTE can ask the institutes to declare the criteria before hand but that too is not in our hands
cheer up, its not the end of the world
While I do not intend to stir up a hornet's nest here, there's no point in trying to justify something which is so glaringly evident. One doesn't need to rely on the 'fudged' excel sheet to prove that no one < 98.5 got a first list convert.
The GD/PI schedules were drawn up in the descending order & at every center, the last 3-4 days were reserved for < 98 percentilers. I & couple of friends took the pain of going through the schedule list for Mumbai & not one person who had his interview scheduled from the 4th to the 6th manage a convert. Isn't this a large enough sample? Was there no one in the last 3 days of Mumbai interviews capable of getting a convert? I'm sure this finding can be corroborated for the other centers too. I, for one, had an excellent GD/PI & the best I could manage was outscore all people in my group & some others who were .20 percentile more than me.
MDI is an institute of repute. I do not intend to say that this was deliberate & agree that it won't call people just for the heck of it. However, people need to understand that there's a serious discrepancy somewhere. I'm sure even the experienced panelists who took our interview in Mumbai would be surprised if they are informed about this. As someone pointed out earlier, this looks a case of some serious mathematical mis-calculation than any deliberate mis-endeavor which robbed low percentilers of a chance to grab the coveted seat despite a good GD/PI.
I know, unlike some other institutes, the seniors at MDI are not that involved in the Admissions process. But the least that someone could do was bring this to the notice of the Admissions Chairperson so that such a thing isn't repeated in the future.
PS - I apologize for such a long post. But this had to be brought to light.