We will still be here and will answer all queries that you have for the time being.
All the best.
Lastly, all the best for the results and hope to see quite a few of you move to the SIBM Pune converts thread from here.
GD2:Topic: Is Direct Cash Transfer better than subsidies?
NO fish market!! The GD continued for long, grp made all relevant points and we all were waiting to be told to stop.
2 Panelists1: Male - corporate, engineer Enterpreneur and P2:Female- ex-SIBM faculty, a very sweet person
Very nice Panelists. Both were smiling all the time and made you feel at ease.
Date: 2nd Feb morning slot.. ( had to travel to Bangalore for IIFT on 4th.. so the delay.. apologies).
Reached the institute at 7.45 am and needless the say the campus is one-of-a-kind..
Once we enterd the hall, we were made to sit in different groups. Verification of docs and other stuff was taken care of with the least amount of fuss and the Asp. Relations team showed a video too ( nice work).. Hats off to the team for ensuring such smooth running of processes.
Had my GD-1 at 10.. 2 members were absent from our group. Panelists were very cool and (needless to say) eminent personalities too.. Started off after our intros. Had loads of time to socialize with my group mates and that really helped in having a proper GD.. Our batch -in-charge was also very helpful. Was very patient and answered all out queries. kudos bro..
We were given 5 pics, and we had to write a summary/inference in 3 minutes and then we were to give a presentation
GD-2 had a topic based discussion. Topic was an abstract one.. But, the topic ensured that the GD remained active throughout no fish-market scenario( maybe cos of lesser no of studs or cos of the initial socializing factor OR MAYBE BOTH) and the panelists were very patient and encouraging throughout.. (even when we bluntly put across a couple of mistakes, they nodded pleasantly, albeit sympathetically ) lasted for 15 minutes and everyone was given a chance to put in any extra points at the end..
PI started soon after.. I was the third in my group. My Panelists were a lady with a charismatic smile and loads of presence (LS) ( typically what one would associate with a well-respected personality) and a gentleman in exec dress (GE)( needless to say, looked every bit a professional )
after the initial formalities, the interview started
LS: so, God's own country!!
me: yes, madam
L: Who gave kerala that name, Vineeth? (Now I was expecting a juicy full-toss but I get this well-disguised yorker)
G: You chose Mr. Modi over other candidates in ur form. What was your de-listing criteria?
ME: (baap re, yeh kya yorker ka margin free market hai?) gave an answer by following the reverse engineering concept which has served so well during the exam times . they seemed satisfied
L: Tell me why you love sports so much. You threw away a Government job too.. Why?
M: said with reasons
G: If I was given a chance to become CM of my state, what would be the three things on top of your wishlist?
M: Sports (of course) and two other suggestions and since one of my suggestions had a hint of politics, I got another question which I quote, " So you are saying that your present political system doesnt support industries?" (Moral: please know what you are talking about)
L: one sentence to describe your city
G: What is ur interested area of spec?
L: Engineering to Bank to Sports and now Marketing? Dont you think u r pushing it a bit ?
M: told them about my experiences in all the fields and listed out my reasons for marketing. Since it was a matter-of-fact answer, I felt it was the best I could hv given
L: Dont you read?
M: Yes, madam
L: What was the last book you read?
M: The Millenium Trilogy
L: Oh the Swedish author. Who translated it to English?
M: (I thanked my best friend who googled it up when I was on my way to SIBM-P) said
G: Ok Vineeth, pick a lot..
Got the topic, " should the salary of CEOs be raised in the current economic scenario?"
had no clue whatsoever. But, was able to gel it in a decent manner, i felt.
that was that..
I kind of just made it to the interviews and overall my second stage processes were on an average range. Not expecting any miracles, but till the result comes, I am also a candidate waiting for the results
My best wishes to all
ps: had a good chat with some of Admissions Team members and it was heartening to know that the campus has got a pro-sports culture..
ok so here is my experience..hope it helps u ppl..:)
GE process 1:my group was a little like the taciturn types..i had to do the speaking on most of the occasions including summarixing and moderating...it was something of a picture showing poverty..children begging..playing on piles of rubbish..education and kalam's book on milllenium 2020..:/..pretty decent points were put up by the group but many were not willing to speak even when i asked k if u want to go on please do..but he politely turned me down..:P(brownie points for me..:P :D)ps note:the format was similar to wat has been mentioned in the above mentioned posts..everyone was asked to write and speak what they inferred from the picture and what followed was the gd..:)(brought up the point of csr in the end..seemed relevant..:P )
GE process 2:same group..now they said that this a proper gd..perhaps an indication that participation needs to be high from others too...lynching of art and culture has become a popular sport in india..the guy who had to speak first didn't know a bit about lynching...so he peeped into my notebook..:O..but i kept on writing..had 2-3 points to speak(wanted to save the best for the main discussion)..:D..again..after we were done reading we had to talk about it..again they were looking at me..and I took the initiative of starting the discussion..good gd again..more participation..popular examples..vishwaroopam..ashish nandy..but it was more centered on politics..i said its not just the politicians but also us who are responsible,,blah blah..again nobody concluded..i chipped in here..:)
PI:old guy(og- seemed pleasant and nice) middle aged guy(mg)
shook hands with both the guys and asked whether i can sit or not..(pleased by this gesture of mine)
og:tell me about yourself
mg:what work do u do(just 6 months experience ..was a little surprised..)
mg:3 questions based on c(language used)
og:something on taxing the rich is a good move or not??(i said good..)
mg:what project in ur job?
mg:what is lte?explain(impressed him..)
og:pickup the chit and read out and then speak..:D
(despite legal enactments the dalits still are subjected to humiliation)
I forgot to read it out,..so had to be reminded()..wrote for 30 sec..spoke for 2min..and then mg was about to say bye when og stopped me
og:which calls do u have?
mg:what are ur preferences?
mg:on what criteria(a good answer here)
shook hands with both..smiled..i could see that they liked my smile....and took off..
Overall process:awesome...brilliantly coordinated...panelists never really grilled u..but mg was a little stern looking..but was in no mood to grill me or mock at me..food was decent too..sexy campus..:D..
Any tips/hints for further aspirants:trust me..going with an open and relaxed mind helps..panelists make u feel very comfy..
I wrote it even when i was busy with my office ka kaam..thought i owe a lot to this awesome forum..best of luck ppl..have faith n phoodd do..:D
verdict:optimistic but not satisfied..:D
GE process 1:
GE process 2:
Hey puys.. I had my GE/PI on 4th morning..This is my experience