Chetana’s GDPI experiencesAnisha Mukhija
Centre: Chetana College, Bandra
Batch no: 18
3 judges: 1F and 2M (one guy was wid a fractured hand )
They gave us some time to select our topic and 5 mins to think on the selected topic. They also encouraged everyone to participate in the GD and requested us to avoid a fish market.
1) Failing organizations are usually over managed and under-lead
2) Commercialization of health care; good or bad
Group was supposed to be of 15 people. But 3 of them were absent.
We had a poll and we selected the 2nd topic.
Didn’t have much idea about the topic. I was the 2nd person to enter as the first person hadn’t given a good start to the GD.
I tried to give a backbone structure to the GD and then later on chipped in around 7 more times.
We defined Commercialization
Discussed the current scenario
Commercialization in various sectors as of today
Current status of the health care industry
Comparision with other countries like US, UK.
Some brilliant examples kept on coming: NAAZ movement, KC students carrying out the cataract campaign.
Some superb statistics were being poured in by a group member.
We also spoke about the involvement of NGOs into the health care sector. How commercialization attracts foreign players and even foreigners (for medical treatment)
How it can contribute to the growth of the country
We spoke about commercialization at the grass root level.
How the food crisis is affecting the health sector.
& lots of blah blah blah
3 people (3 muskeeters) never spoke a word in the GD. So at the 10th min, they interrupted us and asked these 3 to give their views on the topic.
Then we continued with the GD. At the 18th min, they asked 2 people who had entered less no. of times (apart from the 3 muskeeters mentioned previously) to conclude in their own manner without adding any more points.
Then they gave the 3 muskeeters a chance to conclude.
Not at all a fish market GD.
They seemed to be quite happy.
After the GD, they took us to some other room where they divided us into
3 to 4 groups and made us sit accordingly.
Then made us sit in the waiting area as per our PI room no.
I was supposed to be the first guy for my PI batch. But I hadn’t completed that sick form so I took my own sweet time to fill it up and allowed others to go for their PIs.
My PI panel consisted of 2 males. One was in his 40s while the other one was in his 30s.
Me: May I come in sir?
P: So, ur name is Kawal, right?
Me: Yes sir.
P2: Oh. Its a very unique name. I first thought that it was Kamal. What is the meaning of ur name?
Me: My name stands for the first morsel of food that u have sir. U’l find its reference in a Shlok that Maharashtrians chant on special occasions before having their meals. Then I chanted the shlok ‘Vadani Kawal Gheta naam ghya Shreehari che………………(presented it as if it was a Sant Kabir’s famous shayari)
P1: Oh. Good. So now temme, why are u switching ur line from engg to management?
Me: Blah blah blah (Started wid my monologue)
P1 and P2 (giving me the smile of confidence)
P1: Ok, so lemme test ur analytical skills by asking u a question.
Me: Sure sir
P1: How much is 40% of 40.
Me: 16 (what was he thinking???…lolzz)
P2: So, how exactly is ur Engg degree gonna make u a better manager?
Me: blah blah blah (started wid my 2nd rattofied speech and spoke about the qualities of an ideal marketing manager)
P1: Ur 10th and 12th marks seems to be very good. But ur graph has been going down since then.
Me: (spoke about how screwing Mumbai University is and how different it is as compared to Anna univ and how u can’t score here)
P2: Why have u written about ‘ban on smoking’ as the most significant event?
Me: I know that there are other topics like nuke deal, etc. but they don’t directly affect the common man. I chose the above event as it can help my fellow citizens. Its not been completely implemented but atleast the work has started.
P1: What are ur hobbies?
Me: Calligraphy, typing, lip reading, sign language
P2: Ok, then try to lip read me
Me: (Got 2 to 3 words of the small little sentence that he was trying to say.)
P2: Good good..u were almost there…
Me: (I explained to them how 2 words can have same lip movements)
P1: What is ur CET score?
Me: I’ve scored 108 sir
P2: Do u think u’l get admission into a B school this year?
Me: To be honest and to be practical, I’m targetting the top 5 institutes. Apart from that, I’ve also appeared for other competitive exams like ATMA wherein I scored 98.13%ile and I got a call from Welingkar for their PG course. Now I’m awaiting their results.
P2: What if u don’t make it?
Me: I feel that everyone shud have a backup plan. I too have one. I’l take up my placement as a software engg at Infosys, Mysore.
P2: Aaaaaah….Infosys!!!! Thats a dream company for many. Why are u even thinking of doin an MBA????
Me: blah blah blah (wanna chase my dreams and blah blah)
P1: Will u try for CET next year?
Me: (told about my plans)
P1 and P2: U may leave now
Me: Thank u sir
GDPI date: 5th June
Time: 2-3 pm, batch 15
Venue: Chetna (Bandra)
Group Discussion :
3 panelists… 1 sir n 2 maams
attendance : 12/15
the sir told the rules
and one maam gave us the t(r)opics:
1. Business should be like religion and science. It should know neither love nor hate.
2. 2 yrs of military assignment should be made compulsory for every young man between the age of 20 and 25
i voted for d 2nd, but majority voted for d 1st t(r)opic.
GD went smooth. no fish mkt.
my suggestions : speak to the participants, dont look at the panelists. Eye contact is very important.
and wear smth formal, it only looks professional.
jeans and a tee is a nono.
Personal Interview :
panelists: 2 sirs both in their early 30s.
the one on the left did most of the asking.
he asked only basic qtns like
y BSc(since my acads were very gud)?
y computer science?
ok u have an analytic mind…. so u can solve a problem in any situation i give u?
i said yes… and ws expecting a case…
but he did not ask.
justify d significant event : my fav qtn!!
and which colleges r u aiming at.
i’d written smthing abt multitasking….
so he asked, y do managers need to be gud multitaskers.
the sir on the right asked only 1 qtn at the end…
y MBA, and not CA (as i’d mentioned my dad is a CA, and my bro wants to do it too)
my suggestions : give a smile, be polite, and be very confident!
the most imp: rather the only imp qtn is y MBA.
Abt the ARC :
takes 10 mins, but there was a long Q…had to w8 for more than an hour.
provisional results on 22nd…
All the best!
Venue: chetna college(bandra east)
Time : (5pm-6pm)
gd topics were-
1)knowledge revolution creates a vibrancy in the country.
2)government will never sincerely carry out the poverty eradication programmes bcoz poverty is a blessing in disguise for politicians.
batch of 14-bt 4 were absent…majority voted for d 1st topic
one girl startd d gd bt it was not good at all….overall gd was ok….most of the points were repeated….one of the panelist told us not to interupt each other oderwise negative markings wud b given…then d same person told us to stop d gd as no newpoints were there n askd each 1 of us 2 conclude….after d gd other panelist told us to go home n check in the dictionary the meanings of knowledge n revolution…(so it was undstd that v screwed)
pi was better…2panelists were cool…they askd me 2 interview them…so i had 2 ask them questions on bcom subjects(since i m a bcom student)…askd them few questions abt their fav subjects,on accounts,eco…n then i had 2 answer d same…then they askd me wat is d diff bitwin microeconomics n macroeconomics,y mba in finance…i must say both the panelists were very kind n cool….no stress…overall pi was better than the gd…..
my suggestion-pls smile wen u enter d pi rum….