Had my GD/PI at St Xavier's college, Kolkata today.I was in the 11:30 pm batch.When I arrived, the PI for the 1st batch was in progress.Our process started at around 12:15.There were 9 people in out batch (8 guys and 1 gal).
GD topic was "Is increasing number of B-Schools diluting the quality of management education in India?". Every person was to speak for 1 minute, then have a discussion for 8 minutes and then every person would give closing statements for 30 seconds.The GD was one of the worst I have ever had.We kept going round and round without coming up with too many concrete ideas.Ultimately everybody agreed that increasing number of B-schools had its pros and cons.
The interviews were short and sweet. It was around 10 minutes for everybody.Had the same panelists as the GD.The were two professors (p1 & p2) and a lady professor(L).
p2: So what does Susovan mean?
p1: give me your documents?
me:(to p2) I'll get back to you sir(and handed over the docs)
me: My name means "Good looking" sir?
L: So do you think you are good looking?
L: I'll give you a complement, I think you are good looking?
p2:Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder
L:It also depends on the kind of work you do?
p1 walks out at this point to attend a call
L: Tell us something about yourself
me: vomit vomit
L: Why not join defence like your father?
me: blah blah
L: money is also less:
me: gyan about not running after money
p2:what is countru music?How isit different for rap and rock?
L: Favourite author?
me: blah blah
L: role model?Except parents...
L: Do have good knowledge about politics?
L:home minister? finance minister? prime minister? president of India?American president? British president?
me:(answered all except British president
p2: how keena are you on doing an MBA?
p2,L: OK , thats all, you may go now.
Overall it was a chilled experiance.PI was fantastic.GD should have been better.Lets see what happens.