If you ask any B-school aspirant, what he would never want to do in his life, he would probably say ‘sit for placements.’ The placement season is extremely hectic and mind-numbing. If not anything else, it will ground you and make you realise the level of competition you are facing! Let me highlight why it is
Are you a geeky hero/heroine or a freebie amigo at your B-School? Which category do you belong to? Being a part of an IIM is a great and the eccentric experience that anyone can have in their life. It teaches a lot of things varying across the spectrum of professional to personal life. The exposure
Date: 21/2/2019 Venue: MUMBAI (FN) WAT topic: Recently there’s increase in demand for ban on movies, books and portrayals of historical and mythological figures. Is india really becoming intolerant? PI Experience: 2 panelists P1 and P2 P1- mid 30’s (F) P2- late 40’s (M) M- Myself P1 called me in the Interview room
1. Placements – a. Inflated Placements figures – A CTC of 25 lac does not mean the candidate will be earning that amount. In the 25 lac package – roughly 15 lac would be the fixed element, 3 lac would be the joining bonus, 2 lac the maximum achievable bonus and 5 lac worth of stock
The beauty of the IIM experience is that there are hardly any rules. You are free to do what you want, when you want. This is a post-graduation course and they treat you as an adult. However, there are a few things which are completely non-negotiable. These are – 1. If placecom calls, you have
a. Akshay, you are a student at IIM, you will be earning Rs. 1 crore after graduation right? b. Akshay, you are at IIM, you must be from IIT na? c. Akshay, you are at IIM, you must be sleeping only for 3 hours daily right? There are hundreds of misconceptions about IIM students.
Once the Common Admission Test (CAT) scores are out, the final race to secure a place in the premier MBA institutions begins. However, as it stands out, just getting a call for the WAT or PI round is often not enough to secure your IIM dream. Generally, only 20-25% of the candidates who get calls
Reaching the summit of the mountainous CAT gives that feeling of irrevocable and irreplaceable joy, especially after long hours of grasping concepts, preparations, mock tests, and the ultimate stressful pressure of the numerous college interviews. A short break after the b-schools announce their results, and thereafter that dreamt life awaits our arrival in the reality.
“My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” Nothing and no one can question the veracity of this beautiful quote by Desmond Tutu. Not even IIMs. Yes! Much to the surprise of many who follow a school of thought according to which all the IIMs are stamped nothing more than a
General Engineer Male (GEM) with over 2 years of IT experience dreaming to get into one of the country’s finest b-schools is nothing short of a Herculean task. Below is the depiction of a GEM’s plight through this journey. Phase I: Pre Admission…1 year of preparation Acing CAT, one of the most difficult aptitude exams