THE XIMB Solutions Centre : One Stop Query Handling...

Hi All, There are a lot of queries regaring details about XIMB… The admission criteria, placement scenario, batch profile etc… Hence for the first time, we are starting this solution centre to answer all your XIMB related queries… P…

Hi All,
There are a lot of queries regaring details about XIMB... The admission criteria, placement scenario, batch profile etc....
Hence for the first time, we are starting this solution centre to answer all your XIMB related queries....
Please feel free to post any queries that you may have on this thread...
Looking forward to lots of responses.
This is in purely individual capacity and NOT an official XIMB initiative...

Itdishain

Although I like the concept of such activities, I have to believe that they are not officially supported by the bschool itself.
So, we won't be allowing "Official Threads" et al on the forum, unless you have authorization from your alma-mater :)

Until then, feel free to start threads in the capacity of being an individual student 😃

Although I like the concept of such activities, I have to believe that they are not officially supported by the bschool itself.
So, we won't be allowing "Official Threads" et al on the forum, unless you have authorization from your alma-mater :)

Until then, feel free to start threads in the capacity of being an individual student :)


This is in individual capacity...
I know how much PGforum helps ppl in solving their queries.. being an active member last year....so i decided to start this thread to just facilitate a one stop help facility...
this will help all of us track all the related info on one thread.. rather than visiting and updating multiple threads...
So I guess that does explain my status..

Although I understand your concern and you are right, the wording of the sentences convey a very different meaning :)


We have been noticing a lot of queries regaring details about XIMB


That was the part that made me assume that your bschool also had a role in this thread, which obviously it doesn't :)

Just edit out the thread to clarify that you as a student are helping and its not a bschool intiative or comment.

Hey PG,
let the thread continue....
I had been talkin to Satyen (posting as Xavyen) about startin a similar thread.....the way other insti people have done....
Though Maloy started the thread.....
the purpose is just simple to have just one thread for queries and info regardin the insti...instead of traversing through multiple threads.....
ciao,
Gaurav
PGP: 2003-05

Am waiting for the details to pour in?

faculty?
placement?
diff. level wrt to admission?

kuch to batao seniors....

mik

Hi Mik,
about ur query:
Faculty: Student: fac ratio is fairly low....
though i wud say...it doesnt actually matter....
co it is the different area faculty count wich matters coz in any insti there r two or three streams wich are dominant....
Our marketing faculty....i wud rate our marketing and fin faculty to be real gud (this includes permanent and also the visitin faculty (those wich visit regularly))

[email protected] is real gud.....this is reiterated by the fact that many cos. recruit for top sys jobs from us....

[email protected] rising - and we r now a part of NHRD network since past one year and are active member in it.....

from our batch onwards Ops is startin to look more active...and hopefully will continue to do so....

There have been few unique courses wich our insti has started.....and finding B Schools teachin those courses in India will be a difficult task.....and if they have den they havin a suitable faculty for it might be rare....

Though i must admit u will also have a great time here searchin for lousy profs coz they do exist...without them no insti can run :biggrin:

PLACEMENTS: this has been discussed in gud detail in threads earlier....average sal was 4.65L....
tell wat info u exactly need regardin placements....
u can use the following link:
http://www.pagalguy.com/cat/viewtopic.php?t=1997
another link u can traverse thru is:
http://www.pagalguy.com/discussions/iiml-results-are-out-25003318
http://www.pagalguy.com/cat/viewtopic.php?t=2750
a bit of warfare here: (do not reactivate it plzzz)
http://www.pagalguy.com/cat/viewtopic.php?t=2877


these were all carried out last year...gud for quick reference

and wat do u mean by: diff. level wrt to admission?

Also u can visit www.highwaystar70182.blogspot.com
(will try to update it soon)
chalo ciao,
Gaurav

Am waiting for the details to pour in?

faculty?
placement?
diff. level wrt to admission?

kuch to batao seniors....

mik

Relax buddy ... that is exactly the reason why we are here... to answer alll your queries....
First the faculty and placement details.....


PLACEMENTS :
The placements in XIMB show the position it holds in the corporate world. Aided by economic boom and alumni support, the Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB), has emerged as one of the favourite hunting grounds for the corporate recruiters. The institute has achieved 100% placement for its 2002-2004 batch surpassing all its previous records.

Within only 30 hours of start of placement season, all the 116 students (PGDM batch) were grabbed by various companies. But more than the number of offers, it is quality of jobs and salary packages received by the students, which is important. The average salary offered was Rs. 4.65 lakhs.
For more details of the placement procedure please refer to the attached document.

FACULTY :

Refer to the attached doc...

What about the diff. level of admission?

Hows XAT & hoew much is usually reqd. to get into XIMB?

mik

hey all! thanx for startin the thread....
okies.. evrybody is only talkin bout cat rite now... but XAT has a higher level of maths n english na? plus it has essay n general awareness! phew!! my qn is how much cut off is required for XIMB? plus how much importance is given to acads?

geetu @ Fri Oct 15, 2004 6:32 pm Says
but XAT has a higher level of maths n english na? plus it has essay n general awareness! phew!! my qn is how much cut off is required for XIMB? plus how much importance is given to acads?


hi GEETU..
It is a misnomer that XAT exam is tougher..... Actually the paper is pretty less taxing than CAT. The English section is very easy... Compared to CAT on a scale of 10.. I would put the English section at 4.
The Quants section is really tough... but even then there can be no generalizations made.. since the section last year was pretty easy while the one, the year before was REALLY tough...
letme tell you that the difference between those who make and those who cant in XAT are not the English or Quants section....Bcos everybody does more or less similarly in these sections..
The real differentiator is the GK section... The one who cracks GK cracks XAt... So prepare well.... Make sure you have a proper mix of both traditional and current Gk in your preparation....
Another major difference from CAt is the strict adherence to the time limits.. they do follow it in many places though there maybe some exceptions....
Hope this has helped you....
Itsdishain

let me first thank all Ximbians to be so helping. Believe me you ppl have set an example for others to follow.

Last year I appeared for XAT got 99 %ile in Quant, 98 %ile in English but got very very poor 07 %ile in GK. It was totally out of my reach. As you ppl have done well last year in Gk section so plz let me know what books and materials you consulted. And keeping in mind the time left for XAT-05 what a starter can do and should do?

luv
Ashish

hi gaurav,

yu mentioned about Marketing and systems being good at XIMB, but nothing about finance??

I take it that it is one of those less favoured specialisations at XIMB??????

so wht would u suggest someone who is intrested only in finance???

hey thanks itsdishain...
i guess will have to start on the GK.. general awarenes.. any suggestions for that? 😃 making work easy for myself.. na but i mean for the traditional GK do we have any gd book? pls pls dont say manorama!! take care..

let me first thank all Ximbians to be so helping. Believe me you ppl have set an example for others to follow.

Last year I appeared for XAT got 99 %ile in Quant, 98 %ile in English but got very very poor 07 %ile in GK. It was totally out of my reach. As you ppl have done well last year in Gk section so plz let me know what books and materials you consulted. And keeping in mind the time left for XAT-05 what a starter can do and should do?

luv
Ashish


hey ashish,
cud u please let me know the scores of each section which fetch u the %tiles u mentioned...also mention tyhe overall score &overall; %tile

enjoy
mik
hi gaurav,

yu mentioned about Marketing and systems being good at XIMB, but nothing about finance??

I take it that it is one of those less favoured specialisations at XIMB??????


Sorry to disappoint you pal...
There is no such funda of Fin being the less favoured specialization...
As it stands now.. lemme clarify .. XIMB does not offer any specializations... What we have is 25 core courses and 15 electives..... So the specializations that you choose determine your specialization.
As far as faculty goes... we have some of the best faculty in the country here.. ( no gas here....)
JOBS ????? Well some of the best jobs were in finance and financial consultancy....
eg. KPMG, JP Morgan, McKinsey, Frost & Sullivan etc...
So rest assured... There is no disadvantage in taking finance as a specialization here....
The reason for the lowe number of Fin specs is that it is probably the toughest subject around and very few folks have what it takes to complete the course satisfactorily.... so if you think you have got it....
WELCOME TO THE PARTY...

guys, any tips on how to prep for GK? any specific topics?

hi EVA...
There is really no set pattern for GK in XAT...
For example.. last years Gk was pretty tough and from several topics like world history, geography..etc..... More of trditional GK than Current Affairs....
but the year before that it was about 50-50 traditional and CA....
so the safest bet wud be to go in for equal stress on both of these subjects....
be sure to cover atleast all the CA from magazines like Competition Master and Business Management Chronicle ( I hope there will be no Rights issues on mentioning these names) ....
After all that.. be sure to remain open minded....
Regards,
Itsdishain

Hi,
dis message is for CATOphobia...
well as for gud specialization....
umm lets see....
I am doin mark-fin specialization.....
and from dis year onwards the inclination towards finance as option has increased a lot compared to last year....

Already we had good faculty in finance....but then some new courses have been introduced (here i mean the courses r real gud and some of them not taught everywhere) and also the faculty added for fin (permanent and visiting) are also damn gud.....

i wud say if u wanna go in for fin as a specialization u can very well safely do so here at XIMB, the interest in fin in the insti is high and people in huge nos. are goin in for fin as specialization.....

Thats all for now....ne other specific info u want u can message back.....

Also the cos. comin for fin recruitment will be on a rise....details of which will be told only in Jan........
also as Maloy said XIMB does not offer any specializations.....u create them for ur own...its a highly flexible system....
ciao and all the best,
Gaurav
XIMB
2003-05