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Monday, June 25, 2007

THE VERDICT!

ok. I guess i have bored you guys quite a lot of these seemingly unnecessary interview details. Maybe they seem trvial to the majority, but for the few preparing for such interviews, like i was a couple of months back, this would serve as a teasure trove, hopefully.

Ya, there are many other better sources of such information, but well what the heck? there's no harm adding to the list right? Its taken painstakingly long hours to type all of them just out of my diary. Most of the content was written on bus stands, guest rooms, railway waiting rooms, airport lobby and the trains. while travelling after y interviews, this was the semingly the best thing to do. Ofcourse after the indulgence of going to the door( in train), for loosing out some stress in thin smoke.

Well, after all the running here and there, the results of the same are so..
You must have already figured out about the the IIFT convert.. the remaining..

IIFT ----- CONVERTED
IIML ----- CONVERTED
IITD ----- WAITLISTED 9 ( Converted )
NITIE ----- WAITLISTED 11 ( Converted )
MDI ----- WAITLISTED 96 ( Converted )
IITB ----- REJECTED

as we se it, only IITB was rude to reject me. Arrey bhai, agar le bhi liya hota to nahi aata.

The IIM results took long to be declared so i rather paid up for IIFT, a sum of 90.
now later as the IIM brand bestowed upon me, i complied and have finally joined INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, LUCKNOW

and after that i also appeared for ICET - 2007, in which i got the state second rank. Here are some media articles in realation to that.

......For students like Jhurani Bharat, a native of Visakhapatnam who secured the second rank (183) marks in the entrance, the rank will give him another option to pursue his management course.

“I do not want to end up in a stereotypical career. With management degree, I will be more acceptable among the corporate,'' he said adding that he can alternate management and core subjects, if need arises.

He has appeared for the Common Aptitude Test and secured a rank to fetch him a set in IIM Lucknow. “I have not decided if I will take to management or computers,'' says the Gitam Engineering College student......



The Hindu front page

The Hindu local news

Indian express

p.s. Yeah, got the whole sum of 90k back from IIFT. So, no wastage of money.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

IITB

the last one in my itenary. Took me near to three months to complete witing about 6 interviews. tht is to little work according to the standards of the place i am presently in.

Anyways, The IITB GDPI thing was on 17th march. had flied back from bangalore the previous morning, and put up at my mama's place in powai. I was scheduled at 1:30 in the afternoon, and it was pretty borin to even think of speaking out in the hot sun. Anyways, helpless situation.

The whole thing was quite nice arranged, but i felt the IITD thing to have been better organised. We were around 9 of us in the group discussion and it was a case discussion. My participation in the case was prety bad, patrly due tom y laziness, and to the fact that i have already cleared IIFT, and am anyways going to prefer that to this. But, the zea to be able to show converts was the only driving factor.


After a harrowed wait of about half an hour, it was my turn for the interview. There were three panelists. As soon as i walked in with the file, the firs thing they asked me was - "How was your participation in the case?". i honestly, infact with a slight attitude replied that i was not that god. After some delibrations we moved ahead.

Unfortunately, the interview moved towards the technical side, and 80 percent of the questions assked were from acads, in the time period of about 15 minutes. Now that is somthing bad, and unexpected. My answer to most of the questions was a big " I DONT KNOW" or a more diplomatic " I AM NOT TO SURE".. and so.. Finally they wished me luck and thus ended the interview.

p.s. : After the interview process, we had a PAGALGUY meet at cafe Mocha in the hiranandani complex, POWAI. That was fun! 25 odd people. All MBA Aspirants. I didn't know anyone personally, except through the virtual world by their ID's. We had brezers, pastries and also HOOKAH! And then hanged around out in the complex for sometime. It was quite memorable.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

MDI

know its quite late in posting this. n well, now i m sure that i am lazy. Just a typing job and this is the time i take.

well, not exactly. Was travelling all these days, and did not have access to a computer for long duratons.

Well coming down to business, the fifth one in the sequence. This one - MDI, hapenned at IIM Bangalore on 15th march. Had to fly form bangalore after attending the NITIE interview there on 13th!!

We were just 8 in the group in the morning 9:30 batch, and 3 did not turn up. So, just 5 of us - 3 guys and 2 girls. For the group discussion we were given a sheet of paper with 2 graphs on it. It had the movement of the GDP growth of the country and the various sectors contributions form it. The GD was pretty good with everyone chirping in a good number of times. It went on for about 15 minutes.

Then the interview. Here the unique thing was that we were not numbered and were told that anyone could be called anytime, after anyone. So we had to be on tenterhooks, always ready. As luck would have it i was the last one to be interviewed.

At around 12 noon, i expected to be called in but one of the panel members himself walked out for a sutta. Then the lady walked out and called me in. The interview startd of informally. As to where i am from, what does my father do, which other calls i hav, n stuff.

Then after the person came back, they started serious quizzing. First some stuff on probability in electronics in which i faltered. They started mocking at me sayin how could i get 9.82 percentile in quant in CAT. Probably trying to check my coolness level. he they asked me to rank the top coleges in the country. This was again tricky, as MDI's place also needed to be put tactfully. The lady then after looking at me resume, asked me some stuf on blogging and went to the extent of asking me to write a couple of lines on the ongoing interview process. During the time i was wrting, the two panelists turned towards each other and started chatting to each other. Funny. Then they grilled me on some current affirs and thus ended the interview.

During the whole 10 - 12 mins of the interview i was being asked to eat some mixture from the plate, drink water, and the panelists were trying to act very informal. They even joked that as IIMB has not given me a call i should eat up this pack and ask them for one more pack of mixture. Overall, the whole interview was very very relaxed, could be called the exact opposite of a stress interview.

Thus, done with the MDI interview. I had a MAGGI in the canten, and went back to the guest house to have a sound nap.