[PaGaLGuY.com Interview] The VGSOM - IIT Kharagpur Dean interview

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Euphoric after arranging a novel meeting for MBA students with Warren Buffet, *Prof Probir K Gupta, Dean of Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSOM), Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur* speaks to PaGaLGuY.com about the institute and how VGS...
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What resources are at the disposal of VGSOM, it being a part of IIT? How many of these resources do students actually use and how?

Students are free to use each and every facility available to all undergraduate and postgraduate students of other departments - like the central library and technical labs. They are also encouraged to participate in inter-collegiate and inter-departmental competitions and fests of IIT.

The faculty for many specialized courses is drawn from the other corresponding departments like Humanities and Social Sciences, Industrial Management etc.

In fact, there is a lot of freedom for students to venture into areas of their choice through the entrepreneurial park.

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pretty motivational to know that these people can also use all the tech labs..
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sushri_shalini Says
Yes, you are eligible but you missed out the JMET 2007. You can appear next yr though. You will find many relevant posts if you go through the thread.


thx dude

i had taken jmet bt had doubts over selection pattern only in iit kgp.nw dat i have got a cl from der, the doubt has been clarified.

chetan
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hi
i am a final year student of B.Tech.
Am i eligible?
i am asking this because the site left me a little confused about my eligibility.

thx in advance.
chetan


Yes, you are eligible but you missed out the JMET 2007. You can appear next yr though. You will find many relevant posts if you go through the thread.
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hi
i am a final year student of B.Tech.
Am i eligible?
i am asking this because the site left me a little confused about my eligibility.

thx in advance.
chetan

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rahulchic Says
What does the dean mean when he says that there is flexibility in admitting 'non engineering students' too? Does that mean that MSc students can also apply? But I have not seen anyone other than BE/BTechs in the admission processes of any IITs.

Buddy,

Eligibility for JMET is either you must have an engg degree i.e. BE/BTech or masters in commerce or in science related field.

We have a M Com student in our class and our senior batch has a student with MSc. Have came to know the batch of 2009 includes MCA student.

Since, not many people are aware of this, hence, most of the engg end up grabbing seats in IITs.
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rahulchic Says
What does the dean mean when he says that there is flexibility in admitting 'non engineering students' too? Does that mean that MSc students can also apply? But I have not seen anyone other than BE/BTechs in the admission processes of any IITs.


Yes. M Sc student can also apply to VGSOM. There is only one student in batch of 120 with M Sc. Hope that helps 😃
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What does the dean mean when he says that there is flexibility in admitting 'non engineering students' too? Does that mean that MSc students can also apply? But I have not seen anyone other than BE/BTechs in the admission processes of any IITs.

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amazing insight into the IIT KGP VGSOM. thanks and :thumbsup:

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wow.. What a great experience

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Euphoric after arranging a novel meeting for MBA students with Warren Buffet, Prof Probir K Gupta, Dean of Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSOM), Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur speaks to PaGaLGuY.com about the institute and how VGSOM differentiates itself from the management programs at other IITs.


What are the 3 unique differentiating factors that set you apart from the SOMs of other IITs?

The most interesting feature is the exposure our students get to American Universities and business giants through our regular exchange program, for e.g. last year, not only did we have the six hour one-on-one with the legendary Warren Buffett, our students also had the rare opportunity to discuss strategies of Fortune 500 companies like Conagra and Union Pacific. In addition, our students go for regular internships to University of Nebraska and Creighton.

Another unique feeling in our curriculum is the six month project and dissertation which enables our students to implement their learning on hands-on-projects.

An inherent spin-off of our large batch size (largest in the IIT system) gives an exposure to others from a wide range of backgrounds. Interaction with service officers also undergoing programs with us adds a new dimension of discipline, management and joie de vivre.

Once an admission application lands on the committee's desk, what is the process it goes through for shortlisting?

The applications are evaluated with weighted points for academics and extracurricular activities and due credit given to post-qualification work-experience. The objective is to shortlist people who can develop to have good management and leadership qualities.

What was last 3 years cut-off for JMET?

We do not have any specific cut-off points for JMET. We derive a cut-off based on the overall weighted evaluation of the students application.

What resources are at the disposal of VGSOM, it being a part of IIT? How many of these resources do students actually use and how?

Students are free to use each and every facility available to all undergraduate and postgraduate students of other departments €“ like the central library and technical labs. They are also encouraged to participate in inter-collegiate and inter-departmental competitions and fests of IIT.

The faculty for many specialized courses is drawn from the other corresponding departments like Humanities and Social Sciences, Industrial Management etc.

In fact, there is a lot of freedom for students to venture into areas of their choice through the entrepreneurial park.

VGSOM only has technical-background students on campus. Does it affect the batch experience when you don't have arts or commerce students on campus? How do you compensate for it?

It is true that most of our students are techies. This results in them being very strong in their analytical judgments. However, in order to have our students going out with good all-round personalities, there are concerted inputs for developing soft skills and studies of humanities subjects.

Is VGSOM planning to open itself to non-engineering students?

If you read our eligibility criteria, you would find the various degrees which qualify with provision for equivalents in terms of course content. To this extent, there is flexibility in admitting non-engineering students.

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