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MFC vs IIT ROORKEE ?????? 


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  • IIT Roorkee that has to be! MFC is not at all known to co.... 1m.
Madhav Batra @maddy_batra

IIT Roorkee that has to be! MFC is not at all known to corporate people! Placements are almost equal in both the colleges,but what matters is the personal growth when we are looking for MBA; Campus life, Exposure, Networks etc. all are excellent in IIT plus yes the brand name of IIT. The only good thing about DFS is that it has very good ROI ! But, according to my perspective, fees should never be a criteria for our career and especially when we are going for MBA! Rest is your call!

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Despite a decrease in his income this year,like other years, Mr. Balaji wants to fund the entire Navaratri festival in his colony.


1.Mr. Balaji would fund the Navaratri festival from sources other than his income.

2.The Navaratri festival is funded by Mr. Balaji every year

3. No Other Family in the colony has the ability to fund the festival.

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Welcome aboard all!!

Congratulations for converting one of the best B-School calls..

PGPSM @ IIML: FAQ and Discussions:

Given below are excerpts from the discussions we have had so far about the first batch of PGP-SM at IIM Lucknow. We personally had discussions with various offices, the professors at IIML and Corporates themselves and all of this is what they had to say:

1) Why is this course being taught at Noida Campus(10 Years old campus exclusively for executive programmes)?

Noida will give a huge location advantage. There are a number of ministries of the Government of India and many Corporates who have approached IIML (and not the other way round) to mentor this batch. This makes the small-ish batch size (only 45) and the campus is a huge advantage. It will be very difficult for them to go to Lucknow campus regularly and so is the choice of campus. There will be weekly corporate and ministry interactions, talks, discussions, and overall linkage formation. The location will be very much advantageous for live projects and participation in B-School Competitions which is an important part of MBA Curriculum. Also there will be networking opportunities with many top institutions in the vicinity of Delhi NCR alongwith the presence of top Corporates.

2) Why has this course been started?

The programme is very much recognized globally and has wide future scope (Business Sustainability as the top agenda). There is a huge demand for managers in various sectors of industries who have a sustainable orientation (and education). The programme covers all the aspects of General Management alongwith added sustainability concepts. The course content is updated and inline with similar reputed programmes all over the world. The target of the course is to make full-fledged managers *with* knowledge of how to make their business decisions be beneficial to all stakeholders, including the environment and society. These aspects may sometimes get overlooked otherwise. The program aims to produce business managers who can improve the efficiency of the business from all aspects. The industry also realizes the importance of such managers at ever growing rate.

3) Who are the prospective employers?

All big corporate companies, conglomerates and the verticals which may range from Manufacturing, Automotive, Chemical, Energy, Oil and Gas, FMCG, Marketing, IT and  to even E-commerce (supply chain being a huge component of these businesses and making it sustainable being highly important), BFSI (many banks also have sustainable divisions nowadays) have a thriving business sustainability division. There will also be emphasis laid on policy bodies and ministries. All major and smaller consulting companies have sustainability and energy and resource efficiency and policy compliance as major core competencies, and they will all be targeted. There are many MNCs looking for qualified candidates in this domain . Also regulatory bodies like World Bank, WWF, Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation, NGT etc may offer wide opportunities. We have in fact already spoken to a few companies and they have showed a high amount of interest in the batch and course. IIM Lucknow is a big driving factor in this and the name usually is enough. : smiley:

4) Who will handle various activities, placements and internships?

The activities will be student driven, as is the case for all colleges, and students will be given a free hand to form clubs and committees and take part in live projects and business competitions. The program will have a placement committee and all help will be provided from the placement office and various committees at Lucknow campus as well, if need be.

5) Are there opportunities for foreign exchange programs?

Student exchange programs are not finalized yet, but IIML is in advanced level of talks with some prominent European universities and exchange programs will kick into place for the 2015-2017 batch as well. Loans for the same will be easily available when the need arises.

6) Where else is this course being taught?

IIML is the first IIM to start this course. In the past IIMA has been offering short term courses on sustainability for executives. There is also speculation of IIMA introducing this course from next year. As far as non-IIMs are concerned, NITIE's PGDISEM is one of the best and oldest programmes which has been running for over 10 years. TERI also has a similar course which has been running for the past 5 years or so. MDI Gurgaon and XIMB has also inroduced SM recently.

7) Work-ex factor?

The admission criteria for the programme(CAT 2014) has kept a minimum work-ex requirement of 2 years. It will be a great advantage with Corporates requiring experienced minds in this field. Also since IIML Noida Campus is famous for its Executive programme, there are many big companies already visiting the campus and work-ex will be a driving factor. It may offer great opportunities for lateral placements since for executive programmes the packages are ranging anything between 17-40 Lakhs. Also there will be networking opportunities for SM students with the executive students.

In all, the outlook is extremely positive and IIML has laid the groundwork for the success of the course over the period of the last two years in the form of linkages and planning. They have been forming these linkages with Corporates, government and universities for the last two years and there is an ever increasing demand from the industry itself for managers with this knowledge and that is where the program comes in.

PGPSM @ IIML: FAQ and Discussions
PGPSM @ IIML: FAQ and Discussions
Given below are excerpts from the discussions we have had so far about the first batch of PGP-SM at IIM Lucknow. We have personally had discussions with the various offices at IIML and the professors themselves and all of this is what they had to say: 1) Why has this course been started?


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DIRECTIONS for the question:  In the following question, a related pair of words is followed by four pairs of words. Select the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to that expressed in the original pair.


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IIMT ka koi WL hai?? if yes where can we check?

  • So if no email then not selected rite??. 49m.
  • May be they will send mails again after 26th May...b'coz .... 11m.
Gaurav Kumar Verma @ondunderneath1 218

So if no email then not selected rite??

Kumar @kumargauravjnvk 3

May be they will send mails again after 26th May...b'coz 26th is the last date for the confirmation.....

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"Ancient ruins of Palmyra" is in which country? 

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[Official] (2015-2017) IIM Ranchi Admission Queries and Discussion

This thread is for all those who wish to be a part of IIM Ranchi's PGDM and PGDHRM (2015-2017 batch) programs. ...

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Ao no. Is not working. Please help my final exams are clashing with joining date. Can i join at a later date after registration?

  • What's the email id. 14h.
  • Is there any other no. ? Whenever i call it says the serv.... 16m.
Gaurav Parsheera @gp475 9

Is there any other no. ? Whenever i call it says the service is unavailable at the moment

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[OFFICIAL] SPJIMR 2-Year PGDM Admissions 2015-2017

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No updates from anybody... Looks like the movement is mostly done

  • arey fms bacha hai abhi..move hoga sabhi.... 1d.
  • any other converts?. 20m.
cat2014 99.17 IIM LS, spjain,new iims, MDI IIT-b,d,kgp, nitie,fms convert-spwl32  
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arey fms bacha hai abhi..move hoga sabhi... 

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any other converts?

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What is the procedure to apply for a refund? I emailed them but no reply. Also, I tried the number mentioned on the brochure, again, no one picked up. Tmro is last date, please help.

If anyone has a phn numbr that is picked up, or any other means.

  • 1\. A written application/e-mail to 21m.
Vishal Vohra @Vishal1784 78

1. A written application/e-mail to (addressed to Chief Administrative Officer) for starting the refund process stating the reason for the same.

2. The application should include the fee payment details(Receipt Number along with the Demand Draft Number/NEFT Details)

3. A cancelled cheque has to be submitted alongwith the application. The amount refunded will go to this account.

4. The students who would be coming to the institute to get the refund should bring their fee receipts along with. For the reference purpose, please keep a copy of the receipt with you as well. 

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When will the detailed marks for FMS be out? Or do we need to file an RTI for that ?

  • In the end, your CAT score could give you a good or bad c.... 2d.
  • @ayushjain54 Sure bro, will update here about the RTI rep.... 45m.
Aman Bedi @aman_bedi 5,124

In the end, your CAT score could give you a good or bad chance to be selected. And drastically increase or decrease the probability of getting in. However, the last say lies with the interviewer alone.

Vipin Raina @chippycool2001 654

@ayushjain54 Sure bro, will update here about the RTI reply.

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(Declared) CAT 2014 Results

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KJ Somaiya FS, IB VS IIT Roorkee..

Profile. X/XII/Btech- 83/83/7.83.  Graduated in 2012 but no Professional work exp. worked 3 years in a research institute on data mining and analytics(I cant state this as work ex). 

CAT 95.01(99.8VA+77.2QA) without much difficulty. Just had a bad day on test day. Normally I always scored 99+ in both QA ,VA  in TIME test series.

Major drawback during GD/PI was lack of work ex.

Quit my job in feb, so I have to join some where this year. 

Interested in finance.

Problem is I have to join somewhere this year due to family reasons.

Please also state your reasons in comments

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Vgsom vs IIT madras vs IIM Nagpur ?

i was confused between the first two options and now there's a third introduced by ppl saying Nagpur will be mentored by IIM A. Seriously what are the prospects please suggest

  • Please don't compare the colleges. Nagpur might get ment.... 1h.
Kinjal Das 29,448

Please don't compare the colleges.  Nagpur might get mentored by Harvard but it will take some time to come up. Talk to alums and check which Institute can help you to progress in your post MBA goals. 

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[2015-2017] IIM Shillong Final Converts - Official Page

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SC/ST & PH students queries and discussion for CAT 2014 & other Exams

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Apart from regular PGP placements, sustainability has exclusive CSR placements ranging from 18-25 LPA !! :-

India Inc on a hiring binge as CSR grows in scale, scope; salaries zoom
India Inc on a hiring binge as CSR grows in scale, scope; salaries zoom
(Amit Kumar, a civil engineer,...) MUMBAI | NEW DELHI: In February, Vikas Goswami joined Godrej Industries Limited & Associated Companies as head of Good & Green, the company's corporate social responsibility (CSR) division, moving from her prior assignment as group head - community relations, Vedanta Resources.


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What is the last date to apply online ? If successfully done what is the last date to be present at the center to apply for the colleges ? I have 88% ile . What colleges i can secure for this score ? Please tell as the time is less now . Dilli se Mumbai bahot prep karna hoga .

  • u mean apply for verification at arc? 31st. merit list co.... 1h.
devansh kotak @devanshkotak 6

u mean apply for verification at arc? 31st. merit list comes out on 6th. so all the cap round and college selection stuff will be after that. there are no dates given for cap and filling college forms so we cant know yet. keep a check on dtes site for notice. thats the best place to know. (correct me guys if i am wrong)

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My journey My way!

Have been waiting for this moment since July 2013 (the day I joined pagalguy) and finally I get to have it, like live it, feel it, smile and cry with it. Being a general, non-technical female (I know comes to people's mind that girl's quota and commerce background will add points to my score and get me in) I did have my share of ups and downs which I guess made me learn a lot more which I would have missed if was in some college this time! So the journey begins!

Ischooling :  So I have been thinking of doing MBA since 2007. Belonging to a middle class family and having cousins who were part of all these big B-schools, it inspired me and made me work harder to score those 90+% in boards and a 100% in maths in class 10th (that was the only time i worked my ass off) and was pretty sure that I am smart enough to crack the feline and be part of IIM A (dream school). Times passed and class 12th was kind enough to me and i scored 90+ even though i had my right elbow fractured and was not studying for straight 2 months. So, yes school went on fine with parents being happy, having expectations and with other problems.

DU :

Was lucky to be a part of north campus, DU and studied B.Com(H) from Ramjas College and did all the fun which you expect from a DUite to do. Made friends, attended fests, interned, had a break up and life took a different turn. Once a girl was so excited about preparing for MBA , left her plans to pursue it for the time being and wrote CAT just for fun like literally. Wrote CAT in 2011 with 0 prep, didn't even knew about the pattern properly etc and still hoped that yeah i am smart enough, I'll score 80 something. The day result came, it was below 50. I was devastated, though it was normal because I wasn't prepared but those expectations I had from myself were shattered. So a failed relationship, losing my grandpa the same day CAT results came out,  pathetic CAT score, failed placements and an irritating professor as mentor for the project, my 3rd year was pretty screwed up!! I had zero self-confidence and thought of myself being a waste and a burden on my parents. They didn't knew about it much but yea knew I was depressed, but i guess life had its own plan and left Delhi to explore Bangalore

(my first love). Spent 2 weeks there, came back.


Job : Managed to secure a job with a startup in Gurgaon ( a place where my ex belonged to and I loathed) and started working. Initially it was tough , literally, but then yes you eventually adjusts with things around. Worked harder, was in the top of the lists and was involved with other stuff there itself so had myself pretty occupied. Around birthday (January) I relaised "yaar aur nai hoga yeh, have to get back to the original self" and I told my parents about the discussion of pursuing MBA again making them satisfied "ki haan ab kuch hoga iska" Asked my cousins about the same and planned that I'll take the night shift and study in the day time but on my own, no coaching. Mind mai apni value abhi b kum nai hui thi (still thought of myself a smarty) and will crack it on my own. Registered with TIME for the test series and had a friend from XIMB to pan out my stuff and help me with it. Boy!! Those aimcats gave me nightmares, scoring as low as single digit percentiles. Still something in me kept me moving on and in August I resigned thinking I'll be full time devoted to it as was not able t manage job and study together. Manager felt bad but had to do this and packed my stuff and came back home. So living in Delhi/NCR for 4 + years and coming back to Yamunanagar (small town) gave me jitters. All hanging out, weekend parties etc all came to a stop. Kept my cool and promised myself with lucrative offers if I end up good.

Struggle time : actual period : So kept on preparing and hoping for a miracle I wrote CAT and all other MBA entrances , had in my mind that I'll atleast get through something. In this whole process, made amazing friends here on pagalguy. A long list of people and wont name because missing even a single on would be unfair. "Rise to Smile" was  my adda where was called tamatar and was called sallu too. Spent around 10 hours here because it was my family. So when the results started pouring in, it was a time where I thought it's time to end my life.

CAT : 50 %ile

SNAP : 86 %ile

XAT : 75.75%

And all other were straight rejects.

Managed to secure calls from TAPMI, IFMR, IMT Nagpur but the worst they didn't get converted too. Only IMT Nagpur did. My all friends had converts and were happy and gay with their new friends. It was a time I want no one should ever go through. A failure which makes you think yourself as a big loser, a failure, a burden, good for nothing girl. When you are so low, everything about you turns to be negative, you start thinking about how ugly you are, nobody loves you, people are moving away, they are happy and you are just sulking, you cry and cry yourself to sleep. Watching your parents try to pacify you but deep down you know how much they want you to be successful, taunts etc just was too much. Because of all this, I stopped eating and ignored my health and fell sick. Jaundice and acute intestinal infection took over me and 3 months on bed direct (April-May-June).This period was horrible, used to cry at nights because of pain and I guess the failure because I was scared about my future and cry till the point my mum used to make me sleep around 3 AM. This continued for 3 months, injections of pain killers, mum dad taking leaves for handling me etc, the only best part I wasn't admitted. During this time, I met a person on PG and he helped me to find a way out for all this. He asked me to introspect as it wasn't taking my time much and note down that what wrong I did. I agreed after a bit nagging and started the introspection and realized:

1.       I ignored the basic pattern and got emotionally attached to questions.

2.       I spent most of the time here on PG bakaring.

3.       I wasn't serious or organised with my course.

4.       I thought of myself as a person who'll clear CAT without prep.

5.       Was too involved in worldly affairs and vulnerable.

With all this I thought of working but was refused because of stamina/health issues and thought of writing CAT the last time in 2014. I was 23 by then, unemployed, good for nothing lass but still my parents agreed to it (not the marriage issue but they wanted me to settle professionally)

I gave up chocolates, I can die for them but yes did. Just to bring myself in discipline and joined CL in july for classes. Went for my classes, studied hard, did my questions, was off PG as in bakar and was a part of the FB group but realised that cannot study this way and went for chats and all just to ease my mind out. Joined swimming to keep myself involved as was still at home and made every effort to burn the midnight oil and with the support of my bestie and people around wrote CAT and all other entrances.

The first one was CMAT sept, result came around midnight and I managed a 95%ile, I know not a great one but a person who has seen 40-50, it was heaven. Called up Ankita (besite) and cried my heart out. I know I wouldn't get calls but then it was 90+. Was a bit confident and with an added effort wrote CAT. So i am this person who gets nervous before exams and happened this time too. After CAT, the next day i had IIFT and realised in the middle of the exam, IIFT is not my cup of tea The same night I went to katwaria sarai, in front of the IIFT gate, vented out (kiddish I know). SNAP happened then and results came. CAT it was, i scored 89.68%ile, yes not even a 90 -_- It scared the shit out of me again and was so depressed that I made my parents let down again and couldn't even manage 90+ with coaching and stuff. As the battle was still left, prepared for XAT. Was unwell that morning but managed to appear for it :/ The day I had TISS ,SNAP's result was declared. As I was going for the exam, the result was out. I was firm that I'll check once i am back at my massi's place. I went back, opened my mail hoping positivity as I wasn't bad last year. As I opened the score card, it was 97.85%ile and I shouted like anything. My cousin from the other room came running and was shocked to see me in tears (i cry a lot ) He got so so so scared that he called up bhabhi to look into the matter. I checked, rechecked, re re checked if it was me only. That moment I was not in my senses, I was crying and laughing at the same time Called up Ankita and did the same on phone, she was so confused that I got some good abuses from her The amount of confidence it gave me had no boundaries. Went out the next day and ate my heart out and shopped ^_^ Called my parents but they were normal with it! J

Then all the results came and TISS, IIFT was a straight reject. So as I had SNAP, i was hell bent to convert Symbiosis as Pune it was, a place I so wanted to be a part of. I knew I would clear SCMHRD cut off but was sceptical about SIBM-P, again tension times :/ but somehow I did :D.

So this season I had/have calls from SIBMP, SCMHRD, SIIB, SIBMB, XIMB HR, IMI, TAPMI, KJ FORE, that is it.

The pune phase was altogether an amazing journey and rickety one but yes made me so so so strong.

Converted SCMHRD and am waitlisted for SIBMP which I have no hopes for to clear. So will be joining SCMHRD for now and will have my badge too :mg:

I made so many friends in this whole journey who are so close to my heart and have stood by me and seeing them saying "we are so happy for you, you deserved it" made me cry. Some of them left me but yes I cannot control that. The whole journey made me kill myself, made me proud. My parents cried with me the day I was part of the SCMHRD merit list. Sooner or later I realised, I can do it, I just need to be a lil more disciplined and strict with myself. Things will eventually fall in place, people say or "tension na le, sab sahi hoga" but yea we are humans, but obvious hota tension! J

Something in us keeps us moving, we just have to find that something and we'll succeed for sure!

PS - I know it is a long one but wanted to share with my PG family.

PPS - Ignore the grammatical errors as direct from the heart and no proof reading has been done.

PPPS - I did it (somehow) so anyone can do it! J

PPPPS - any sort of feedback is welcomed!

All the best peeps!! You'll surely shine!  

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  • Congrats.. Truly inspirational! I'm also from Yamunanagar.... 1d.
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Vito Corleone @siddharth1991 258

Congrats.. Truly inspirational! I'm also from Yamunanagar  

amitabh das @amitabhdas 2

Congratulations, your success against considerable odds is really inspiring, Wish you all best

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I have uploaded all the details . oms students have to visit any of ARC to authenticate documents or direct admission .   Can anyone please explain guys   Please Please  Please ....

  • I hv gone to that colg they r not asking for any gap cert.... 16h.
  • @Letsrockgdpi U may be 2015 passing candidate, they are a.... 2h.

I hv gone to that colg they r not asking for any gap certificate 

valar morgholis @princebhat 10

@Letsrockgdpi U may be 2015 passing candidate, they are asking for 2014 and previous candidates.

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BM 12 QA 63 (24C 9W) VA 77(30C 13W ),OA 140

Easy or i would say manageable quant after a long time ,very easy LR and DI sets (sitters). Verbal tricky especially the RC's .Easily a 180+ paper. I miss @shashwatdgr8 

  • @jyot_93 your score??. 2h.
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Hey all, we have formed a wats app group for CAT 2015 aspirants who are residing in bangalore.. If anyone is interested and wishes to be part of that group.. you can message me your number.. ll add you..

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