The not-so-big failure in ma life
In these past few days I thought a lot about what to write next. ...................
a boring and long post. Had nothing to do on a Sunday morning.
kshar Saysdoes anyone know where to look up results for overseas candidates (those who applied through the GMAT)??
Here comes my date with my first love IIMA
VERDICT: Love to see the outcome.
@Kamalaandi: Ya I guess that the predominant feeling amongst the prospective fucchas here is that C is a Fin-focused, non-stylish, ugly, and lazy campus .
First of all guys, C is a quant-focused campus, rather than so much of a fin-focused campus. The emphasis on numbers is apparent in every subject here. Even in subjects like HR, numbers are used liberally to explain loads of stuff (eg, in a job interview, why an unpredictable, risky candidate is better than a consistent, but average performer).
I think a lot of the image of C being a Fin campus comes due to the experience of the Fin faculty here, and how they teach the subjects. For instance, Prof Purushottam Sen, after teaching about trend analysis in the stock market, has the guts to say "While all of this is true, none of this might work in the real world, cos of
reasons. Don't come and shout at me then", instantly sending the class into spontaneous laughter and applause!
(I am not a fin guy, so don't remember the exact reasons).
Secondly, while we do not have imposing, weird buildings designed by some fancy foreign architect, we do have a friendly campus with buildings half-hidden amongst trees, meshing completely, and becoming a part of the surroundings. As was said rightly by convolutedsignal around 5 years back, this place is not larger than life, it's downright friendly. A stranger coming for the first time here is not greeted with a haughty, stiff and unyielding building, but instead with the image of free birds flying over one of the 7 lakes.
Third, Joka is not a campus given to hyperactive PR. We do not have skimpily-clothed actresses coming over to give us lectures in the classrooms. We still do manage to elicit praises from the best marketing companies though.
Fourth, someone here said that C's alumni base is a lil weak when compared to some other institute. Ppl, IIMA's placement incharge (Prof Saral Mukherjee) passed out of Joka. Similarly, the man responsible for IIMB's meteoric rise in the 90's, Professor Prakash Apte, passed thorugh the same corridors of Joka long back. The industry, whether, i-banking, consulting, marketing, or IT, are filled with IIMC alums. After all, think about it, IIMC is the oldest IIM, and has consistently had larger batches than other contemporary IIMs. To say that the IIMC alum base is inferior to any institute in the country is just a case of ppl trying to rationalise perceptions gathered from tabloids and their favorite chaiwallahs.
Finally, if you still have doubts about the non-fin streams here at IIMC, read this interview of Leena Chatterjee (one of the most respected and loved teachers) here. Her course Management of Self is one of the most sought-after courses in the 5th term by the arriving exchange students.
And ya, the students here are pretty helpful too. Both inside and outside the classroom. :)
did anyone else receive the mail for the Income-Linked Tuition Fee Waiver scheme?
i received a mail today and have to send the form to IIMA by 20th April.
rajesh_p Saysyup...it was in Spam Box..... Thanks for ur info.....
hey guys...had my interview on 30th afternoon in ahmedabad...had this topic "Should Nehru's temples of learning remain elitist?"...nd i confused "temples of learning" with "school of thought" and wrote about socialism..
now i am worried i'l lose lot of marks in essay. Though my interview was good..can anyone plz tell how much the essay screw up might affect my chances?