Please Help me decide my career options

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Hi All I am writing this thread to get some personal advice regarding my career. My profile: Age: 41 years Profession: Teaching Economics at undergraduate and post graduate level for 12+ years. Designation: Assistant Professor (...
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Till date I have received Three interview calls for FPM.

They are from IIM A, B and C.

Wish to convert all, and hope to do it atleast in one of them.



Best of luck prof. Do apply to MDI, XLRI FPM also. Both are equally good. Also evaluate ISB.
make good use of scholar.google.com to update yourself with latest research in your area of interest. that will give a view to intrv committee that you are serious.
remember there is a huge need of faculty n all IIM's and similar mgmt instts inc IIT SOM's. Even IIT SOMs are good for PhD in mgmt. Many have strong mgmt deptts.
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Till date I have received Three interview calls for FPM.

They are from IIM A, B and C.

Wish to convert all, and hope to do it atleast in one of them.

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Got the CAT results out:
my scores are:

DI/LR(Percentage Score)
33
DI/LR(Percentile Score)
81.35
Verbal(Percentage Score)
46
Verbal(Percentile Score)
99.9
Quantitative Ability(Percentage Score)
33.696
Quantitative Ability(Percentile Score)
83.09
Total(Percentage Score)
37.565
Total(Percentile Score)
96.92


Opinions on my FPM prospects are welcome from all friends.

Thank you all

pc

well my advice is to go for cat 2007......work out with quants and di and with the no. of work ex.. u will manage a iim call
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Got the CAT results out:
my scores are:

DI/LR(Percentage Score)
33
DI/LR(Percentile Score)
81.35
Verbal(Percentage Score)
46
Verbal(Percentile Score)
99.9
Quantitative Ability(Percentage Score)
33.696
Quantitative Ability(Percentile Score)
83.09
Total(Percentage Score)
37.565
Total(Percentile Score)
96.92


Opinions on my FPM prospects are welcome from all friends.

Thank you all

pc

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Spoiled the paper despite trying hard.

My score- DI 33
QA- 31
VA- differ significantly in differently - 21 (according to CL)
41 (According to Time)
51 (According to IMS)

Confused badly ?

want an FPM call from IIMA. and will try for XAT.


FPM cutoffs are usually lower than PGP. keep all four A/B/C/L in loop for option. also MDI.
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Spoiled the paper despite trying hard.

My score- DI 33
QA- 31
VA- differ significantly in differently - 21 (according to CL)
41 (According to Time)
51 (According to IMS)

Confused badly ?

CL gives me 85
But TIME gives me 105

and IMS gives 116, which is not a very bad score, I guess, for FPM.

want an FPM call from IIMA. and will try for XAT.

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@ Zerodefect
Thanks a lot buddy. I have added the address of your institute's website in my list of favourites. I will definitely see the details after CAT2006.

Courtesy is all yours, since you people are speding your time and energy to consider career options for me. I am simply a grateful soul.

Yes, I am married, and have two kids. It is my wife who thinks that I should aspire for something better.

Thanks again for your advice. I will certainly think seriously over it.

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Hello Professor!

There are two things that are apparent as I go thru this thread. One, the very fact that you want to do your MBA probably for a better way of life speaks of the sad state of compensation when it comes to the teaching fraternity of our nation. Professors like you deserve to be paid a lot more than you have indicated! I also appreciate your thought of doing an MBA at 41 (considering that you are probably married and have children, though marital status shouldnt hinder one's ambitions).
The other thing that is evident through this thread is your courtesy - I know a lot of threads on PG.com which are started by individuals who seek a favor and never thank or even respond to the one's that address them. Thanking others, I feel, is important because the other person at least knows that you are listening!

I would now like to give my opinion on what career options should be better for you.
One, you have to certainly go in for a 1-year program unless it is from one of the IIMs. There are a host of choices available for you - and I am sure you must have done your research on them.
Two, you could seriously try considering my institute - Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai There are a few in my batch who are 40+ and are doing their MBAs. The placements have been very good over the past two years and you could surely expect two or even three times of your expected salary. The program is for one year and you get the same kind of education as in ISB for a third of the fees.
Three, you could apply to some of the specialized courses from institutes such as IMI, MDI and XLRI. The websites indicate what these courses are and the intended who-should-apply.
Four, you could probably try journalism -freelance or otherwise. The country needs a lot of economists-turned-journalists considering what it is poised to achieve in the near future!!

Hope what I have said makes some sense to you, Masterji!

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I had a option of doing FPM/PhD from tier-2 Indian school and be in acads. however i chose to jump and changed to industry. money was one of the considerations. however i felt in Indian acad environment learning was limited due to the mediocrity factor.
A FPM/PhD unless contributes to the body of subject knowledge is not worth. Most Indian univs give a PhD based on relationship with guide/deptt head of univ rather than quality of work or publications.


Can not agree more. Mediocrity prevails in academic sector.

Most people feel that good contact are the only thing which can lead to promotion and recognition.

I hope IIMs are as good as they seem to me. I am mentally prepared to work hard, and learn the real stuff.

After that I guess I may also try myself in the industry. Only time will tell what lies in my future.

@dilipsinghjadon

I am still working on it. Bizschool is perhaps the best person available to help us all.
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hi everybody,
i found it quite astonishing that people at your age and experience also thinks for FPm, well i am a 24 year old and seriously preparing for FPM, asi had already decided to jump in the field of reaserch and teaching.

well, which specialisation are you choosing for IIMC ,simnce the last date is near, so i think that you had already filled the form,
Pls help me to decide the area.

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