Dear Aspirant, Greetings from the Mentorship Team!!!

We would like to congratulate you on clearing the CAT and getting shortlisted for the PI Process. We, the Mentorship Team at IIM Kozhikode are here to facilitate your journey through this process. We would be in constant touch with you through the mentorship forum, http://mentor.iimklive.com, where you can get all your queries/doubts pertaining to the PI Process cleared and benefit from the experience of people “who have been there and done that”. We are there to help you throughout this process to make sure that you do not miss this opportunity of a lifetime of studying at one of the top B Schools of the country and among the brightest minds nurtured by some of the best faculty in the country. As a first step towards this, we have prepared this document containing the GD/PI Experiences of the current batch. We hope this serves your interests by providing you some tips, dos and don’ts of the interview process. All the students whose profiles have been posted here, would be mentoring you in the coming few days. Wishing you Good Luck in your preparation!!! Warm Regards, Mentorship Team, IIM Kozhikode |DREAM | |INNOVATE| |ACHIEVE|

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AMARENDRA KR. GORAI PGP 2010-12 IIM KOZHIKODE
PROFILE Academic Background: Course Year University/ Board CBSE CBSE KIIT University Institute %/GPA

Class X Class XII Graduation

2002 2004 2008

Delhi Public School, Dhanbad Delhi Public School, Dhanbad KIIT Bhubaneswar

90.6 90.6 8.59

Work Experience details: Organization Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. Duration 24 months Designation Researcher R&D (Assistant Systems Engineer) Work Profile Worked as a Researcher in the Multimedia Research Group of TCS Innovation Labs, Gurgaon. Developed innovative multimedia systems based on market demand.

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Anything Else in profile that you presented to the interview panel / wrote in interview form ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Wrote about my strengths, weaknesses, plan of action if I failed to join IIMK and a host of other questions that was asked explicitly in the interview form.

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According to you, what are the crucial points in ensuring IIMK call conversion -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------My determination! I knew that this was the only call I had and hence needed to persevere for converting it. I attended every mock interview and GD session, took guidance from IIM alumni who used to come to my coaching institute and even went to boot-camp twice to ensure improvement and excellence. Any other special thing about you: I have a good profile and therefore wanted my interview to be concentrated on the same. The interview initially went off in another direction but I managed to pull it back to my profile. So, I believe that I can interact well in a subtle and gentle manner with different kinds of people. This is a very important factor with regards to finally converting a call.

Venue Jaypee Siddharth Hotel, New Delhi Date 9th April, 2010 Time Morning slot Essay: Topic: "If a course becomes obsolete, it becomes a mandatory subject". Time: 15 minutes Started with Sanskrit-the origin of many languages....made compulsory in quite a number of schools. I then wrote about BHU and IITs that are famous and attract foreign students as these colleges have ancient and obsolete subjects. Also, wrote in the 2nd paragraph about the lack of teachers in such subjects and money making motives in the present world. Ended the last paragraph citing a lot of scope in the area to attract foreign talent, etc....My paper was snatched away as I was writing my last word (grow -- could write only gr.....) GD: Topic: 1 paragraph about whether freedom of thought and speech should be given to companies in India. Number of People present: 9 Time: 5+15 mins Brief Snapshot of Discussion: Spoke 4-5 times. I gave points like Coal India is a profitable company even though it has Govt. restrictions, Grameen Bank working for poor people and profitable. On the flip side, gave points about slow growth of oil companies and such PSUs because the Board of Directors is regulated by Govt., so freedom curbed. I also talked of Corporate Governance, Public Private Partnership, etc. Other Salient Details: good and healthy discussion.

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PI: Panel Members: Dr. Rupesh Kr. Pati (P1), Dr. K K Ramesh (P2) (same panel as in the GD)

PI Details: P1 opened the door to call me in. Me: Good afternoon sir. P1: Good afternoon, come in and close the door. Me: Thank you sir. (Came in and greeted the other professor P2 good afternoon too. P1 wasn't looking at me and thought I wished him again.) P1: Which institute, TIME or Career Launcher? Me: Career Launcher. (smiling) Why did you ask sir? P1: because you greeted me 2wice. Me: No sir, I wanted to greet the other panellist too, that’s why. P1: So, how did you think your GD went? Me: I think it went fine sir. I added quite a number of points. P1: You talked of Coal India as a profit making company. It has to make profit as there is no other coal company as such and coal is reqd. in large quantities for steel and power generation. Also, you talked of a revenues around 4500 crore (i am sure i did not). Me: No sir, I don’t think I made a statement about Coal India's revenue generation. P1: Okay. You are from Electronics and Telecomm. Tell me about three of your favourite subjects. Me: Digital Image Processing. I also won the first prize in the same......(cut by P1) P1: okay, next. Me: Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. P1: Okay, then you should know about ISRO's satellites and PSLV. Me: Sorry sir, I am not well versed with satellite communication. P1: No, tell me the types of images that PSLV can take. Me: Sir, if we need to find natural resources like coal....., it can be found with... P1: Okay, geographical survey, what else ? (I was thinking...) P1: About weather forecast ? Me: yes, sir and...... P1: tell me how does the imaging work ? Me: First the analog image is captured, then sampled and quantized to a digital image. (Some discussions on this....though somehow he was not convinced). P1Okay, anything else you want to tell ? Me: Yes sir, I wanted to highlight an important feature of mine. I have been very sincere and motivated all throughout my life, esp. in school when I did not miss my class for a consecutive period of six years. P1: so what? Even I can go to school every day and do nothing. Me: No sir, if you see my records, I performed quite well in 10th and 12th. Also when I went to college, I won the national level robotics competition at IIT Guwahati. P1: So what, you did not get admission into a good college. No IITs, NITs, etc. Okay what else ? Me: At the same time, I have been very versatile and have passed all the psychological and medical fitness rounds of the Indian Air Force. I was selected for permanent commission in the same.

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P1: Psychological, we have already seen in the GD and fitness we don't need. (my B.Tech was from Bhubaneswar, though i m not oriya......but he said in Oriya to me that i could translate to - dont you think you are speaking a lot more extra and exaggerating ? ) Me: No sir, I have worked upon them and studied a lot. P1: So, you understand Oriya... Me: (in oriya - sir i know to speak oriya a little.....they smiled) P1: okay. Me: Sir, I have also focused on other interests e.g. - I have played Tabla for quite a number of years. (P2 starts finally!! He knew tabla....) (asked about Pakhawaj..origin of tabla...told...asked about a taal - i didnt know. Asked another taal - I answered). P1: okay, any questions for us? Me: sir, do you teach finance? (Got to know that from other students.) P1: No. Anything else ? (asked a little about Student Exchange Program....He didnt say much but at the end said, we dont need Tabla for that...) Me: That's okay sir, at the same time, I also invest in stock markets and have an inclination towards finance. P2: How much profit did you earn till now? Me: About 20% sirs. I focus more on value investing....(wanted them to ask about it....but no use....) P2: Is something going on now ? Me: Yes, markets went down by 250 pts yesterday due to Greece......(cut) P2: No, I mean are you not feeling any tremors here ? (there was a little vibration happening...) Me: Sir, I feel there's a machine on work outside due to which there are some vibrations. P2: or do you think it's an earthquake and we need to run? Me: (smiling...) no sir, we don’t need to panic. P1: okay, is this a new suit you are wearing? Me: no sir, but I had preserved it for IIMK. It's my only call. P1: no other? MDI? Me: no sir. P1: (smiling) okay. Thank you. Me: Thank you sirs.

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And I believe that the confidence I exhibited during the interview was probably the biggest reason I got through. IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 6 . you are 99% in. Stephen’s College. what are the crucial points in ensuring IIMK call conversion -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Absolute confidence and honesty while answering any and all questions. is what my understanding and belief is.4 Graduation 2010 Delhi University 74 CAT Related Details Calls Converts Other B-School Calls Other B School Converts IIMK IIMK None None According to you. Chennai P.SHREYA PRAKASH PGP 2010-12 IIM KOZHIKODE PROFILE Academic Background: Course Year University/ Board CBSE CBSE Institute %/GPA Class X Class XII 2005 2007 Chettinad Vidyashram.8 97. they do not expect you to know the answers and they are only trying to stress you out. follow all pleasantries and watch the body language. One must also always remember to be pleasant. It is very essential to be precise in your answers and truthful if you are unsure of answers. Chennai St. Senior Secondary School. and stay unperturbed through your interview. cheerful. do very well in your GD. Most times.S. As long as you show willingness to learn. Delhi 93. show leadership skills and confidence.

Current affairs and general knowledge questions related to areas of your interest as mentioned on the resume and form were very common. Other Salient Details: Body language must be given utmost importance and one also needs to be inclusive and not indulge in one to one discussions. actual relations and sentiments at the ground level amongst the prisoners. GD: Topic: Release of Pakistani prisoners by India as an effort to better relations. IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 7 . Related current affairs questions too were asked. A neat and precise conclusion ended the discussion peacefully. New Delhi Date 3rd March. which was my area of study in under-graduation. Soon many of the early speakers ran out of ideas thus giving lot of opportunity to people with good speaking skills. as opposed to the relations between the politicians. Some of us intervened and tried to lay out a structure with specific questions to be tackled.Venue Jaypee Siddharth Hotel. ideas and the ability to steer the discussion to take charge. 3 panelists Time: 15 Min Brief Snapshot of Discussion: Started off with people scrambling for air time. 2010 Time 2 PM Essay: Topic: Can’t remember Very vague and not something one could write much on in a structured way. Remember to look at everyone when you talk. Number of People present: 8 members. They were predictable questions and can be answered by anyone following the news and their area of interest specially. Clear cut ideas and opinions were put forward one after another and debated on. PI: Panel Members: PI Details: There were a lot of questions on Economics.

Prepare well!!!  IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 8 . (This is for the questions to be filled before the interview). Chennai DAV. Pilani Institute %/GPA Class X Class XII 2001 2003 DAV. as I did not have to think to answer them.8 Work Experience details: Organization CA Technologies Duration 3 years Designation Software Engineer Work Profile S/W Development CAT Related Details Calls Converts Other B-School Calls Other B School Converts IIMK IIMK - Anything Else in profile that you presented to the interview panel / wrote in interview form ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Focused on what I felt more than what the world wants to hear.MADHUSUDANAAN N M PGP 2010-12 IIM KOZHIKODE PROFILE Academic Background: Course Year University/ Board CBSE Tamilnadu State board BITS. Chennai 95 98.3 Graduation 2007 Pilani 73. Was able to back it up easily in the interview.

Prepare well!!!  Any other special thing about you: Just the average candidate. Tell your views on topics (current affairs etc). IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 9 . Don’t fight for leadership. They are looking to see if you will fit here snugly. mainly because your face will start giving out the fact that you are lying  Be confident. Topic: Keep writing. you can rest assured that you will be thrown out. you will be forced to lie more if the questions are based on your lie. 5 out of 8 members from my panel made it to my batch! Only one was the leader. what are the crucial points in ensuring IIMK call conversion -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Speak what you feel is right. spill it out. If you do. Think that if not this time. GD: Topic: Number of People present: 8 Time: 15 mins Brief Snapshot of Discussion: Other Salient Details: Talk! Don’t just sit there. This will reduce your chances of getting selected. Not what the popular opinion is (if it does not match your opinion). Not what is expected to be said as advised by your peers or the coaching institutes. If that makes you feel any better about your chances Venue Date Time Hotel Monarch Luxor. Bangalore Essay: Abstract philosophical. then there will be no reason why you will not be selected. You have no time to brainstorm . If you do. If you do lie.According to you. If someone asks you if you wish to make money after an MBA and if that is what you have in mind apart from other things. No amount of preparation would help you here unless it is on a specific topic. What come out then will be more from your heart and you don’t have to lie about it. Don’t make it a fish market. (Only to the extent to make you relax). then the next time.

8 7. Show passion for doing an MBA. what are the crucial points in ensuring IIMK call conversion -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Have a balanced profile.8 Work Experience details: Organization Samsung India Software Operations Duration 35 months Designation Senior Software engineer Work Profile Programming CAT Related Details Calls Converts Other B-School Calls Other B School Converts K. Prove to them that you are good at what you do.KAVITHA JAYARAM PGP 2010-12 IIM KOZHIKODE PROFILE Academic Background: Course Year University/ Board SSLC CBSE Kerala Institute %/GPA Class X Class XII Graduation 2001 2003 2007 Holy Angels Convent Arya Central School College Of Engg. I K Anything Else in profile that you presented to the interview panel / wrote in interview form ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excellent extracurriculars along with good academics According to you. Be well read and informed about current affairs and brush up your BTech subjects IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 10 . Trivandrum 94 91. be it studies or something else.

why I did not take them for a career. Less time. some general questions IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 11 . Bangalore 9TH April 2010 2 pm Topic: Some abstract topic cant recollect Had good points. GD: Topic: A case Number of People present: 10 Time: 15 min Brief Snapshot of Discussion: Everybody except one got a chance to speak. some technical questions. Very calm discussion Other Salient Details: Entered about 4-5 times with different points PI: Panel Members: Sony Thomas. Rahul Kumar Sett PI Details: Very friendly.Venue Date Time Essay: Hotel Monarch Luxor. why do I wish to do MBA. Asked me about my extracurrics.

Budget etc that were current hot topics before my GDPI.SUMAN KUMAR SAHA PGP 2010-12 IIM KOZHIKODE PROFILE Academic Background: Course Year University/ Board CBSE CBSE NIT Jamshedpur Institute %/GPA Class X Class XII Graduation 2004 2006 2010 Guru Nanak Public School Guru Nanak Public School NIT . I had a few certificates for my hobbies. 5 years down the line where do you see yourself etc. tried to focus and stress more on my strengths.40 8. Any other special thing about you: I had worked out my engineering subjects well because I was expecting a lot more of technical stuff.10 CAT Related Details Calls Converts Other B-School Calls Other B School Converts I. and some inter NIT paper presentation winning certificates. Tell me something about yourself. and Women Reservation. Academically I had an above average performance. explained the things which I am good. BT Brinjal. worked a little on presenting myself like worked down the common questions such as Why MBA. prepared myself in topics for GD such as Global Warming (Kyoto Protocol).Jamshedpur 80 86. IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 12 . Why MBA after engineering.K K None None Anything Else in profile that you presented to the interview panel / wrote in interview form ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I wrote about my personal achievements.

In a 10 minutes GD if you are able to get in 3-4 times and put different points that’s good enough. I guess every one got an opportunity to speak as well. Rameshan and Prof. While Group Discussion one shouldn’t go for fish market discussion. While speaking out your points your voice should be subtle and you should always try and address the entire group. PI: Mostly discussed above. Why MBA after Engg etc. Some people tried to cut every ones points which was a negative for them I guess as I found them irritating. S K Srinivasan PI Details: 2mins – Introduction 2-3 mins – Hobbies and Aims in life 2-3 mins – Leadership. So you have to be fast in gathering your thoughts. Maoism. I cited examples and made stories.Venue Kolkata Date 25th March. Concentration was more on technical questions and future objectives. Other Salient Details: Monitoring by the panel members was good. Never look at the Moderators while GD is going on. I wrote it in a structured manner and kept using simple vocabulary. Generally most of the topics which I heard from my other friends they were not direct it was all inferential. So writers will really find it exciting. Why should we select you etc IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 13 . One also has to be a good listener in a GD and try and figure out more points from the on going discussion.2010 Time 9 am Essay: 15mins Topic: Exactly I don’t remember but it was on how real you are in your life or is it just a fake role play which you are doing Your take: I thought for around 2mins and wrote 2-3 pages. Panel Members: Prof. One should be good in writing down his/her thoughts quickly as the essay time is only 15 minutes. I personally felt it was nice because it always gives you a chance if you are not a good speaker as there was equal weightage. GD: Topic: Is Global Warming really alarming or is it just a fake publicity Number of People present: 8 Time: 10-12 mins Brief Snapshot of Discussion: It was very organized and every one in the group were very co-operative. Why MBA. Little stressful but manageable.

and stuff like define a leader. Continuously they kept asking questions regarding my why mba after engg. Its not necessary to come up with an immediate answer every time.. one has to keep answering and speaking the most relevant he/she can. The way you present yourself is very important and at times whenever you feel too nervous take your time before answering a question by asking the panel members so that you can collect your thoughts properly. Mobile Communication and Computer n/w) 2-3 mins – Final year project and my work on robotics and paper presentation were to be elaborated Talking about my PI experience it was a little stressful and lasted around 15-20 minutes. This certainly helps.5-6 mins – Engineering subjects (My Branch ECE – Digital Electronics. Then even I was asked technical question based on my engg subjects which freshers are normally expected in IIM K interview. The best suggestion which I can give is to be spontaneous and don’t become dumb. IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 14 . One edge which you can get is by working properly on your strengths and keep mentioning them once in a while during your PI.

25 Work Experience details: Organization TCS Duration 2 years Designation Assistant System Engineer Work Profile IT Developer. Bharatpur 88 Graduation 2008 NIT Jaipur 8. SPJAIN. Bharatpur 90. I wrote about my hobbies. strength. In the interview form.SONAM BHARGAVA PGP 2010-12 IIM KOZHIKODE PROFILE Academic Background: Course Year University/ Board Rajasthan Board Rajasthan board NIT Jaipur Institute %/GPA Class X 2001 Kala Mandir. IMT IMT Anything Else in profile that you presented to the interview panel / wrote in interview form ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Have answered them on the extra-curricular activities and the other managerial activities. weakness etc. I have stressed on the events which shows my strengths . Team lead CAT Related Details Calls Converts Other B-School Calls Other B School Converts IIMK IIMK NMIMS. IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 15 . And also. Recruitment Team member. I have worked upon.83 Class XII 2003 Kala Mandir.

give the chance to the person who hasn’t spoken once. better stay quiet at the starting and listen to others and then speak.According to you. GD: Topic: Should Astrology be made a compulsory subject in graduation. if you don’t have the idea about the topic of the GD. Venue Date Time Essay: Jaypee Siddharth Hotel. 4. to be very precise and clear. New Delhi 6th April 2010 09:00 AM Topic : The physical. Have correlated how their views are different and how girls are treated in Indian families. due to lack of time. And we had discussed on both sides of the topic. Proof of everything of what you are saying 3.(Science) Number of People present: 10 Time: 15 mins Brief Snapshot of Discussion: Discussed on making it as a additional/elective course rather than compulsory. Any other special thing about you: -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Balanced and planned. clear and precise. psychological stereotyping starts in the family. Be polite to others. IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 16 . Site various examples which shows astrology can be treated as a science or not. All the members had got the chance to speak. what are the crucial points in ensuring IIMK call conversion -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1 Confidence 2. Regarding essay. Other Salient Details: it was a peaceful GD. when doctor comes and say “ It is a girl !!!” About gender discrimination and stereotypes typically old people with old mentality being existing in the family. 5. In GD. have worked as a mentor at my work place.

Banking and its working.? 4. Anything you want to ask us? IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 17 . 3. 5. Your interests. How can IT help in agriculture? 10. 7. About current financial crisis of India. Why have you joined IT firm after being a chemical engineer. Chemical formulaes and boiling points of various solutions.PI: Panel Members: 2 panelists PI Details: 1. 2. Questions related to security you were offering to your bank. Agriculture in India 6. 9. Introduce yourself.( I worked in the banking project) 8.

analyzed production issues. 2001 IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 18 . 2001 Received CBSE's Merit Certificate for outstanding academic performance in Science. Delhi Modern School. for a major US client Led a team of 4 consisting of Business Analysts and Developers . Delhi Thapar University. IMT. drafted estimation proposals.Chennai MDI-Gurgaon.1% of successful candidates in Science.Chennai Anything Else in profile that you presented to the interview panel / wrote in interview form ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Awarded the National Scholarship Scheme’s Merit Certificate for high position secured in science.SAUMYA BABBAR PGP 2010-12 IIM KOZHIKODE PROFILE Academic Background: Course Class X Class XII Graduation Year 2001 2003 2007 University/ Board CBSE CBSE Thapar University. IMT.Ghaziabad. Was in top 0. Patiala Institute Modern School.2 89. AISSE. led client interactions  CAT Related Details Calls Converts Other B-School Calls Other B School Converts IIMK IIMK MDI-Gurgaon. Patiala %/GPA 88. Noida Duration 35 months Designation Application Developer  Work Profile Key resource for a highly complex application -CPC (Client Policy Connect). Great Lakes.85/10 Work Experience details: Organization Computer Sciences Corporation. AISSE.0 7.Ghaziabad. developed specifications and coding solutions. Great Lakes.

PI: Panel Members: 3 (2 Profs and 1 Alumni) PI Details: Stated with an ice breaker like ‘Tell us about yourself’. Other Salient Details: I started the GD and spoke 3-4 times in between with good points. like TOI’s ‘Aman ki asha’ etc. New Delhi 13th April’ 2010 Topic: Newspaper article about innocent people crossing the LOC and being imprisoned. Was also asked why MBA? And stressed specifically on which field in MBA and why? The PI revolved majorly around my work-ex and lasted for about 20-25 min. IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 19 . Number of People present: 8 Time: 20 min Brief Snapshot of Discussion: GD started with a discussion of various India-Pak issues. Be thorough with your work-experience. what are the crucial points in ensuring IIMK call conversion -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------You must show to the panel that you are a confident person and have the willingness to learn more. so they asked me about my stand on that issue.what I do and how I do? Also CSC was in the news those days for an issue.According to you. Then moved onto what all steps are being taken to resolve such issues. They asked a lot about my work experience. I believe that what you speak matters more than how many times you spoke. Venue Date Time GD: Jaypee Siddharth Hotel. And then the future of India-Pak relationship. A few questions on current affairs were also asked.

DHAVAL TAKKAR PGP 2010-12 IIM KOZHIKODE PROFILE Academic Background: Course Year University/ Board M. S SPJIMR SPJIMR Anything Else in profile that you presented to the interview panel / wrote in interview form ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Social work done in past. Bhopal 9.G) MANIT.P. According to you. Rajnandgaon (C. S IIM K. Rajnandgaon (C. Manager Work Profile Engine component and system design CAT Related Details Calls Converts Other B-School Calls Other B School Converts IIM K. what are the crucial points in ensuring IIMK call conversion -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Know about yourself.02 Work Experience details: Organization Bajaj Auto Ltd.G) Royal Kids’ Convent.4 Class XII 2001 M.P. IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 20 . Show keen interest in IIMK and management education. Board 84. augmenting with past experience and/or achievements. Bhopal 86. Board Institute %/GPA Class X 1999 Royal Kids’ Convent. Duration 36 months Designation Asst.2 Graduation 2007 MANIT.

They were keen to know about my interest in management as a career. Mumbai 29/03/2010 2. Prof.Venue Date Time GD: Hospitality Management Applied Training Centre(HMATC). Dadar. Pretty relaxed and cheerful. Kashyap Chanchani (Alumni) PI Details: It was mostly based on my profile and work experience. IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 21 . Mr. Rani Ladha. Anandkuttan Unnithan. Asked questions about my employer and family.00 pm Topic: Number of People present: 7 Time: 15-20 mins Brief Snapshot of Discussion: Other Salient Details: PI: Panel Members: Prof.

College. Deven. School. Jodhpur Institute %/GPA Class X 1999 Govt. Jodhpur Rajasthan 73 (Honours) Work Experience details: Organization Avionics Division.ROHITASH PALSANIA PGP 2010-12 IIM KOZHIKODE PROFILE Academic Background: Course Year University/ Board RSEB. Ajmer. Shahpura Govt Sr Sec School. Hindustan Aeronautices Ltd. IIMI IIMK Applied to none none IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 22 . Shahpura 80 Class XII 2001 79 Graduation 2006 Faculty of Engg. Sec. Hyderabad Duration 42 Months (Dec 2006 to June 2010) Designation Engineer Work Profile Sales and Marketing CAT Related Details Calls Converts Other B-School Calls Other B School Converts IIMK. Rajasthan JNVU.. Ajmer. MBM Engg. Rajasthan RSEB.

5-6 questions on hobby of reading novels (Lazza by Taslima Nasreen). Confidence 2. what are the crucial points in ensuring IIMK call conversion -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1. 3-4 entries in GD with good points is enough 4.According to you. IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 23 . Questions from my work experience area. No bluffing in PI 3. Bangalore 07/04/2010 9 AM Topic: Equality in Society Number of People present: 10 Time: 5 minutes (to think) and 15 minutes (for discussion) Brief Snapshot of Discussion: Every body got time to present his/her views. about Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. PI: Panel Members: 2 (Prof Rahul Kumar Sett and Prof Debabrata Chatterjee) PI Details: Questions on RADAR principle. Good skills in essay writing (in 15 minutes duration who can write a lot) Venue Date Time GD: Monarch Luxor.

7% CAT Related Details Calls Converts Other B-School Calls Other B School Converts IIMB. IIML. IIMI IIMK. What I used to do is make sure I covered all of my strong points by relating them to the questions the panelists would ask me.B.V. Delhi 90. IIMK.ROHAN KUMAR PGP 2010-12 IIM KOZHIKODE PROFILE Academic Background: Course Year University/ Board CBSE CBSE Delhi University Institute %/GPA Class X Class XII Graduation 2004 2006 2010 B. Excessive riff-raffing and beating about the bush will only make the interview end faster. keep your replies short and crisp. which they definitely will notice and ask you a question on. what are the crucial points in ensuring IIMK call conversion -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------It’s all about directing the interview.4% 89. Don’t try to invent or experiment! IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 24 . Always leave a loose end in your answer. be truthful.6% 70. Most importantly.V. The key is to keep the ball in you court! However. Baroda NSIT.B. Keep the panel interested. IIMI ----- According to you. Baroda B.

Make sure you don’t repeat points. 15 minutes to discuss.m Essay: 30 of us were called for the morning slot and all of us were sitting in one huge room. Brief Snapshot of Discussion: It was quite an interesting discussion and it was far from a fish market. Panel Members: Prof. site a few examples. Be very specific. As for the topic. Other Salient Details: Try to start the discussion if possible. Try to make a significant contribution to the course of the discussion and not just blurt out points to get more footage. you should have an opinion or a stand. Most importantly. PI: I was the fifth candidate to be interviewed that morning. The interview went on for half an hour. you can choose to oppose it or stick with it. Apart from the two panelists. Your GD is a very important process with respect to image building and do not take it lightly since it’s the first chance to make an impression on the panelist. GD: Topic: It was a 10 line paragraph on the problems faced by India and why they cannot be solved in the same way as the USA solves them Number of People present: 8 Time: 10 minutes to read. Abhilash Nair and Prof. We were given ten minutes and two A4 sheets to write the essay. and give it a smart ending. there was an alumnus who also was an electronics and communication engineer and had done similar projects as mine. which have already been said. The one who speaks the most isn’t always the one who speaks the most sense. Make sure you don’t spend too much time writing a fancy introduction and lose out on the main body of the essay. So make sure you don’t take more than half a minute to organize your thoughts. it’ll give you an edge over the others. The structure was laid out by one of the candidates and it smoothly moved on towards a conclusion. New Delhi 14/04/2010 9.Venue Date Time Hotel Jaypee Siddharth. let someone else do the honors. Sanjay Jharkaria PI Details: The interview started of with a few questions related to Fourier Transform and communication systems (a subject which most engineers would HATE). Then they moved onto probability where I goofed up really badly. But if you are not sure about what you want to say. Topic: “Smaller states lead to bigger problems” Time turned out to be the main problem for most candidates. He just kept digging and digging into concepts but fortunately enough the only things I took seriously in my engineering course were my IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 25 . I clearly remember some ten people not being able to finish their essays.15 a. Even the panelists looked quite surprised when no one spoke after one of us concluded the GD even when there was a minute remaining.

IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 26 . my interests.93 that I would b making it.projects and internships so he was quite happy. Then the interview zipped through my hobbies. After this. – The view of the Delhi Metro from the huge glass window behind the panelists was quite a distraction and made me blank out once. Then the mood lightened up a bit after they were sure enough that I wasn’t a FARZI engineer. P.S. I was offered another toffee and sent away with a handshake. Prof. why I wanted to do an MBA and a few questions on economics. Try to avoid looking out of the window in case it’s the same centre. And like an idiot. I got into the details of the all the components which would add up to my final score and came up with a probability of . Towards the end. I was quite sure that I would convert the call. Jharkaria offered me toffees and asked me if I took that as a hint of converting the call.

RITUTAPAN NEOG PGP 2010-12 IIM KOZHIKODE PROFILE Academic Background: Course Year University/ Board Assam Board Assam Board Nagpur University Institute %/GPA Class X Class XII Graduation 2000 2002 2006 Gurukul Grammar School Cotton College Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering 78. K J Somaiya IMT G.6 74. IIMI IIMK. CAT Related Details Calls Converts Other B-School Calls Other B School Converts IIMK. Duration 42 months Designation Assistant Systems Engineer Work Profile Module Leader in the Global Trade Team.5 Work Experience details: Organization Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. Lead a team of 9 members and provided production support to 7 client critical applications. K J Somaiya IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 27 . IMT G. IIMI NITIE.8 65.

New Delhi 13/04/2010 Morning Slot Topic: Life is a dream for the wise. M: so went on to hobbies n all.. Number of People present: 6 Time: around 17-18 mins (no time was specified at the beginning we were asked to stop when there was a little pause in our discussion). (finished within 2 mins) P1: was looking at me like he wanted to hear more. n some gyan P1: Which was the first operation of the Indian Army against the ULFA? M: thinking. Time: 10 mins Brief: Wrote about 2 pages.. M: No idea as the govt doesn’t acknowledge their presence.. knew it but cud nt recall it then. no quotes/real life examples just wrote. Nair – P1 & P R Bhatt – P2) PI Details: P1: something about yourself M: started with birth n then to work. IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 28 .. P2: Wats the percentage of illegal Bangladeshis in Assam. told that it was Operation Rhino (its Operation Bajrang). P2: Who is responsible for the illegal migration problem?? M: Theres no proper fencing n guards on the intnl border. people of Assam (P1 cuts in: sudnt it be political??) said yes Cong party has been winning mainly on Bangladeshi vote. Only 6 people so no fish market everyone got a chance to speak. I threw in many good points & made a lot of entries. M: told P1: isn’t it ironic that ULFA started out to expel all the foreigners (read bangladeshis) from Assam but ended up in Bangladesh itself? M: Yes. but said that they have gained majority in 7 of Assams district in the Barak Valley n western/lower Assam. P1: Ok tell me something about ULFA (im from Assam). I was the one who spoke the most in the group.. a game for the fool.. (Will give myself 5-6/10) GD: Topic: Was a passage about the Naxals attack on CRPF in Dantewada & poor training of the CRPF n all. Brief Snapshot of Discussion: Had a good discussion.Venue Date Time Essay: Jaypee Sidharth Hotel. PI: Panel Members: 2 (Abhilash S. a comedy for the rich and a tragedy for the poor.. But even the people r to blame as they employ the Bangladeshis as cheap labour then to employ the costly locals..

(P1 gave a weak smile) P1: looking at p2.. second guess M: thinking. Sorry P1: Ok u did your engg frm Nagpur.... [at this point P1 wad going thru my profile form n lets out a real sarcastic giggle. mainly tea & oil. then gyan about the act...... (The interview was about 8-9 mins) IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 29 . they refused.. in the sense of making fun of wat i wrote] P2: How many refineries?? M: said 4. well there is a powerful politician who said that he wud bring down the govt in Assam due to some issue.. Indian Migrant something ..P2: Wud the new UID project help in filtering out the Bangladeshis??? M: No. P1: Its full form? M: thinking. P1: Who is the founder? M: Thinking really hard. said i rembr his picture but nt name. named them P2: What abt bongaigaon?? M: Ohh.. there is. so there is a controversial social org there? M: RSS.. (dun know why i said indian) P1: sud’t it be Illegal instead of Indian?? M: Yes P2: What is Assam’s economy based on? M: On agriculture (no industries). IMDT act.. he is from Hojai P1: so wat was the issue?? M: Thinkin. P2: (he didn’t heard that i said oil) so isn’t there oil in Assam? M: Yes.. said Savarkar P1: Wrong. M: Any clues?? P1: He is a perfume merchant. P1: Again coming into picture.. cudnt rembr any.. mentioned how the majority of Bangladeshis were already on electoral rolls n with ration card n all (govt officials take bribe n issue these to anyone).... sorry yup forgot to count it. So I left..... P1: there is a act that is unique to Assam? M: Yes. So even during the census the Bangladeshis wud easily enter their names into the database. M: ya Azmal Seth.. ya we r done M: offered my file.. may be to some extent but not totally.....

86 Class XII 2002 Somalwar Jr. what are the crucial points in ensuring IIMK call conversion -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------3 years of Work Experience at Maruti Suzuki. Surathkal Institute %/GPA Class X 2000 Somalwar High School 89. SP Jain Dubai SP Jain Mumbai . AIM Manila. MDI .17 Graduation 2007 NITK. SP Jain Dubai According to you. IIM K.SHANTANU KANHE PGP 2010-12 IIM KOZHIKODE PROFILE Academic Background: Course Year University/ Board Maharashtra State Board Maharashtra State Board NITK. IIM I IIM K. MDI. SCMHRD. college 92. AIM Manila. Surathkal 7. IIM I SP Jain Mumbai . SCMHRD. IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 30 .42 Work Experience details: Organization Maruti Suzuki India Limited Duration 3 years Designation Assistant Manager Work Profile Market Feedback group – Field Quality Assurance CAT Related Details Calls Converts Other B-School Calls Other B School Converts IIM L.

customer feedback. Other Salient Details: PI: Panel Members: 02 (Profs from marketing and strategy areas) PI Details: Started with Introduce yourself. asked simultaneous equations to solve. what is GDP? . Then most of the questions were related to Maruti – strategy. new launches. .Venue Date Time Essay: Jaypee Sidharth Hotel. GDP growth of India in last 2 years etc PI went for about 15-20 mins. IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 31 . New Delhi 14-April-2010 09:30 Topic: I do not remember the exact topic. pricing. some GK – PPP. No fish market. Panel asked 2-3 people to summarize the discussion. work profile. eigen matrix etc. some questions from Engineering mathematics – Matrices. some technical questions related to repair of vehicle Finally. GD: Topic: Number of People present: 8 Time: 10:00 Brief Snapshot of Discussion: Discussion went for about 15 mins. but it was something on the lines on ethics in business Provided 2-3 alternatives to resolve the issue.

application maintenance CAT Related Details Calls Converts Other B-School Calls Other B School Converts IIM-L. Had received awards and promotions consistently at workplace. Production support.11 Work Experience details: Organization Atos Origin India Pvt. Orissa 90. Berhampur.11 Graduation 2007 8. Bargarh Dhenkanal Junior College.26 Class XII 2003 92. Dhenkanal National Institute of Science and Technology. IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 32 .SANDEEP TRIPATHY PGP 2010-12 IIM KOZHIKODE PROFILE Academic Background: Course Year University/ Board Orissa State Board Orissa State Board Biju Patnaik University of Technology Institute %/GPA Class X 2001 Cement Nagar High School. Ltd Duration 35 months Designation Systems Analyst Work Profile Requirement analysis. IIM-K. IIM-I IIM-K SPJAIN None Anything Else in profile that you presented to the interview panel / wrote in interview form ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Had some extra-curricular activities in school level.

and illegal activities in the name of religion. Hardly 15 mins for thinking and writing. My point was that India did everything possible through proper diplomatic channels to ensure that the perpetrators are punished. and also mentioned that India was persuading US. scams. Still most of us could speak and contribute to the GD. The key was to put forward relevant points and to make oneself heard in the GD.According to you. Mumbai 28th March 9:00 AM Topic: The Human race's survival rate was considerably higher when it was defenceless against the tigers than today when it is defenceless against itself Your take: Wrote about the increasing competition. UN etc to pressurize Pakistan to destroy its terror infrastructure. but I still did not panic at all. IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 33 . I was not able to answer many questions. I related competition to more suicides and illegal means. terrorism etc. Other Salient Details: There was one guy who did not have many points but was interrupting everyone while talking and spoke for most of the time. politics. Venue Date Time Essay: Dadar Catering College. what are the crucial points in ensuring IIMK call conversion -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I was very confident in the interview and was able to convince the panelists on whatever I said. Focus was on to write as many relevant points as possible GD: Topic: A newspaper article on India’s stance against Pakistan being timid even after 26/11 attacks Number of People present: 10 Time: 15 mins approx Brief Snapshot of Discussion: It was mostly on what actions could India take while maintaining its peaceful country image. The new criteria which had high emphasis on academic consistency worked in my favour. A lot of discussion was on WAR and its implications. rather maintained a calm composure.

Some more questions followed and after that they said that it's over. Prof. They seemed satisfied ( actually they never seemed dissatisfied and very very chilled out !! ). I justified my stand and another panelist asked me to compare this situation with certain historical situation that could have been mentioned in the GD. As I'm an Oriya and one of the panelist was also an Oriya. but I am making an assumption. Till now. As soon as I reached my project details ( as I'm working ). One alumnus PI Details: The interviewers were extremely supportive and there was no element of stress at all. I replied that I though the inteview would last a bit longer. he asked me certain questions on oriya poetry which I failed to answer. they asked me the probability of joining IIM-K. they asked me certain things on it which I thought I handled to the best of my ability. I was asked to check the same on web after the interview ! Also. i thought whether they did not want to take me.. One panelist asked that I'll forget everything after I pass out of IIM as many things will not be useful in future. Then a lady panelist asked certain questions related to Orissa Power sector reforms that I did not know properly. This was the 2nd thing I was to think of today after the interview. But I was honest in trying and accepting that I don't remember. This was the most relaxing interview that I had in my life. I again replied that I thought the interview would be held for some more time. I replied that that's the best that I can do and thanked them ! Since I was not asked about any of the standard questions like Why MBA etc. I was also asked about the GD and my stand in the GD. In the meantime. they agreed that the method I was using is correct. Leena Mary Eapen ( Economics). we can rebuild the technical details upon revision and gave a relevant example of joining telecom sector even if I'm not in touch with ECE topics. When I was explaining them about the computation methodology. It started with tell us something about yourself. but when they went into detail. Then they asked if I was prepared for academic questions and I said that I was not. some function related easy questions were asked which I answered properly. I have no clue what assumption I made . Abhilash Nair ( Finance).. I could not even complete my introduction. I tried to make some attempts. Since I was unaware of that situation. My reply was that once we have a base. I hoenstly said that I don't have much idea on the topic. I doubt if it can be more comforting than this ! ` IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 34 . Now I don't want to spoil my mood.PI: Panel Members: Prof. once I was asked if I had any questions indicating that the interview is over. because I was completely out of touch with Electr and commn topics. They smiled and said that you should not think like that and leave it to us. After checking that I have calls from L and I as well.

IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 35 .C.67 Graduation 2010 CEG. IIT Kharagpur and CEG. Anna University 8. IIT KGP Anything Else in profile that you presented to the interview panel / wrote in interview form ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Winner of National level Business Plan competitions at ITM Business school. Anna University.18 Class XII 2006 BVBMHSS. Madurai 92.16 CAT Related Details Calls Converts Other B-School Calls Other B School Converts B.L. good performance in GD and a decent interview. According to you. IIT KGP IIT D. what are the crucial points in ensuring IIMK call conversion -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Strong and consistent academic record.VIGNESHWAR MANOHARAN PGP 2010-12 IIM KOZHIKODE PROFILE Academic Background: Course Year University/ Board Tamil Nadu State Board Tamil Nadu State Board Anna University Institute %/GPA Class X 2004 SBOAMHSS. Erode 95.K K IIT D.

Explained to them the entire business model and why we thought it would work and similar gyaaan. Spoke about the non availability of proper resources at the army’s disposal and how they were so unprepared for the attack. Was able to explain to them clearly in simple words and made them understand even though they did not appear to have prior knowledge in the topic I was asked about. Some more on the lines of governance. Bangalore 9:30 AM Topic: Newspaper article on naxalite attack against the Indian army in Chattisgarh Number of People present: 7-8 Time: 10-15 minutes Brief Snapshot of Discussion: Was able to give many points as I was following the topic closely in the newspapers. IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 36 . Remaining part of the interview was related to my engineering academics.. Other Salient Details: Made sure not to be too dominating and gave enough opportunities for others also to talk. How the government needs to ensure that the army has all the facilities before putting people in such a volatile environment.Venue Date Time GD: Hotel Monarch Luxor.. Nothing specific was asked only general stuff. PI: Panel Members: Prof Subashish Dey PI Details: First part of the interview was centred around the business plan event.

4 87. Work Profile Engineering CAT Related Details Calls Converts Other B-School Calls Other B School Converts IIM-K. NITIE SP Jain. IIM-I IIM-I. IIM-K SP Jain. NITIE According to you.8 77 Work Experience details: Organization Maruti Suzuki Duration 3 yrs Designation Assit. Mgr. IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 37 . One should be very clear about as to why MBA.SAURABH GUPTA PGP 2010-12 IIM KOZHIKODE PROFILE Academic Background: Course Year University/ Board CBSE CBSE Delhi University Delhi College of Engineering Institute %/GPA Class X Class XII Graduation 2001 2003 2007 88. How is MBA going to help etc. what are the crucial points in ensuring IIMK call conversion -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Based on my i/w experience. IIM-L. I think it’s important to be as much conversant as possible with your domain and current job experience.

Talked for 1-2 minutes.(Interrupted) Q5: What is crank shaft? A5: Explained the position and working of crank shaft. Was finally interrupted. Q4: What are these valves? How does engine work? A4: Tried to explain the general cross-section of the engine. Q6: What does the crank shaft connects to at the other end? A6: Explained little bit about the gear box etc. IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 38 .I returned the original question and explained about VVTi and camshaft. Q2: Tell us about the new technologies that Maruti is using in its sedan cars. A2: I mentioned about the VVTi technology in SX4. I mentioned something about crank shaft. and how it’s connected in engine.Venue Date Time Delhi Morning slot Essay: 15 – 20 minutes Topic: Some exploratory topic GD: Topic: Case Study Number of People present: 7 -8 Time: 15 min PI: Panel Members: 2 panelists ( 1 professor. Q7: There were again 1-2 questions on my answers. Q3: Please Explain VVTi ? A2: I described the working of the cams and valves in the car engine. …. The interviewer turns to other interviewers and asks if they have any questions to ask…………. its parts.then there was silence…………... 2 alumni) PI Details: 10-15 minutes (I was the first one to be interviewed on the day by the panel) Questions by the Interviewer 1 (professor)………… Q1: Tell us something about you? A1: Told in brief..

. How it’s important for me to do MBA now. A9: Explained about the project. Q11: Why is it so that people with engineering backgrounds turn to do MBA in finance? What is your take on this? A11: I told that my purpose for doing MBA is to learn overall functioning and working of an organization. Holistic learning. my role and results (interrupted) Q10: Both Interviewer 1 and 2 asked some 1-2 questions more on my answers.Questions by second Interviewer 2(Alumni 1)………. Told that I am not targeting any specific field like finance etc. Tried to justify this by mentioning my role and experience in Maruti. Q9: Went through my interview form (submitted online before-hand) and asked about my involvement in one of the projects I had done at Maruti. Questions by second Interviewer 3(Alumni 2)………. IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 39 ..

Rajasthan Maa Bharati Vidya Bhavan .1 Work Experience details: Organization Interra Systems.Tech IIT Kanpur 6.85 Graduation B.17 Class XII 2001 RBSE 79. Kota. Noida Numsy Technology. Bangalore Duration 14 months Designation Member of Technical Staff R&D Engineer Work Profile Software developer in digital media domain 19 months Software developer in the electronic design automation domain CAT Related Details Calls Converts Other B-School Calls Other B School Converts CLIK IK - Anything Else in profile that you presented to the interview panel / wrote in interview form ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Summer Internship in South Korea during my Engineering Best Project award in college techfest JEE Rank IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 40 . Rajasthan IIT Kanpur 82. Gangapur City.KULBHUSHAN BAGHEL PGP 2010-12 IIM KOZHIKODE PROFILE Academic Background: Course Year University/ Board RBSE Institute %/GPA Class X 1999 Railway Senior Secondary School.

Venue Date Time Essay: Bangalore 15 April 2010 9 AM Topic: when we remember that we are all mad. GD: Topic: A written topic was given. Started with some basic technical question related to acads and wanted to check if I remember anything at all. IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 41 . There was no girl in the group else we could have got a female perspective on the topics as well. Panel Members: 2 male prof. PI: Mostly concentrated on the points that I gave in GD. Other Salient Details: 2 minutes were given to prepare on the topics before the discussion started.According to you. Practice essay writing on abstract topics. Could not provide any examples. It was about Sania Mirza after her having married to Shoaib Malik. No usual HR questions. We were to ask to discuss whether Sania should concentrate on family responsibilities as generally the women are expected to do or should she concentrate on tennis. You need to show confidence as well as should show that you are clear about why you want to do MBA. what are the crucial points in ensuring IIMK call conversion -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------A good GDPI will definitely increase your conversion chances. Number of People present: 10 Time: 15 mins Brief Snapshot of Discussion: It was healthy discussion as no one was cutting short any other guy. No alumni PI Details: Panel was pretty cool.” Your take: essay was not very good. Infact it was very poor. People discussed various issues here like she still representing India after getting married to a Pakistani. And the expectations from people. the mysteries disappear and life stands explained. More of general discussion related to gender biasness in the society. Also you should be aware about things happening around you. No pressure nothing at all.

Duration 41 months Designation Software Engineer Work Profile Software developer CAT Related Details Calls Converts Other B-School Calls Other B School Converts IIM.K. Hyderabad CBIT 82 Class XII 2002 91 Graduation 2006 Osmania University 70 Work Experience details: Organization Mahindra Satyam private Ltd. Apart from experience they asked me on current affairs of my state. I (2009) IIM. I (2009). They concentrated on my opinion i. Converted K. L (2007) Waitlisted no-1 @ IIM-K Anything Else in profile that you presented to the interview panel / wrote in interview form ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------My interview was based on my work experience and might be due to Cloud computing technology which is very new in IT industry in present scenario.VEERENDER NAIK PGP 2010-12 IIM KOZHIKODE PROFILE Academic Background: Course Year University/ Board SSC (AP board) IPE (AP state) Institute %/GPA Class X 2000 St ann’s grammar high school. IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 42 . the agitation for formation of separate Telangana state in AP was current issue at that time.e would I support for separate state or not and why? And finally. the importance of Hyderabad .K. Hyderabad Nalanda junior college.

(I dint tried to explain in lengthy pattern where as other people (around 3) did it) Other Salient Details: PI: Interview was mostly on Work experience Panel Members: two IIMk Prof. one among them is very senior at iimk) PI Details: My interview was based on my work experience and might be due to Cloud computing technology which is very new in IT industry in present scenario.. I spoke for 4 times but limited to only 15-25 sec each time. the agitation for formation of separate Telangana state in AP was current issue at that time. IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 43 . If candidate has experience then he should has his own opinions about the current issues and good enough knowledge on the work experience and companies present and past issues. (don’t know of IIMK for freshers)). If candidate is fresher then for sure he should prepare minimum core subjects for interview (as in IIM-L interview i was completely asked on my Engineering subjects like others. (Don’t know their names but came to know. the importance of Hyderabad . And minimum one interesting hobby (apart from regular stuff) would serve better to consume time. They concentrated on my opinion i.e would I support for separate state or not and why? And finally. (don’t remember exactly) GD: Topic: “Live in relationship” is it suitable to INDIA (current issue of that time) Number of People present: 9 Time: 20mints Brief Snapshot of Discussion: Initially I concentrated on pros of the topic in line with other and later gave few insite on cons as well. Current affairs are to be covered for sure. Topic: don’t remember exactly Your take: I done well that time . what are the crucial points in ensuring IIMK call conversion -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Clear picture of Why MBA? Knowing your state and location you stay well and also keep track of kerala state and if any news from “IIMk” till interview... Regular NEWS papers and Magazines would serve better job.According to you.. Apart from experience they asked me on current affairs of my state. Venue Date Time Bangalore Essay: Abstract topic….

school and extra curricular. I K Anything Else in profile that you presented to the interview panel / wrote in interview form ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Made use of every opportunity in the questionnaire to highlight my significant achievements at work. a lot of the stuff I did in college seemed a little outdated so I mentioned more about my current interests like motorbike touring and the tours I had organized and coordinated. CAT Related Details Calls Converts Other B-School Calls Other B School Converts K. With 4 years of work-ex. Leveraged my work experience. designing telecom solutions to suit their needs and delivering ordering and provisioning systems to fulfill these solutions.7 Work Experience details: Organization Qwest Telecom Software Services Duration 48 months Designation Senior Software Engineer Work Profile Module Lead with responsibility for interacting with customers. IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 44 . international experience and customer interactions to draw a logical next step as the MBA from IIM Kozhikode.6 86 6. college.SIDHARTH RAMACHANDRAN PGP 2010-12 IIM KOZHIKODE PROFILE Academic Background: Course Year University/ Board CBSE CBSE Institute %/GPA Class X Class XII Graduation 2000 2002 2006 Indian School Muscat Indian School Muscat IIT. ROORKEE 89.

but so was the case with Science in the pre-Renaissance era.According to you. There weren’t a lot of points for everyone to discuss so everyone allowed the other person to speak before putting across his point. it was not able to create as much impact as earlier. Venue Date Time GD: Bangalore 9:00 a. Discuss. Lot of critical points to the contrary like – “maybe if you pour more money into astrological research. there might be theories that could be proven”. Though this point came in pretty late. There was one member in the group whose father was a palmist and he gave his perspective as well. Discussion became kind of repetitive as well in the end because of the lack of enough points. I was quizzed heavily on my photography interests. People thought the earth was flat until it was proved otherwise. Brief Snapshot of Discussion: Discussion was very civilized and at no point did it become a fish-market. Ample time was given to formulate thoughts and about 15 minutes of actual discussions ensued. I revised these answers a lot and also determined loopholes and possible cross-questions. IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 45 . similarly Astrology needs to be proven to be logical for people to accept it. Number of People present: 10-11. “Right now Astrology is seen as mystic and is largely misunderstood.m. Should Astrology be considered a science and thus included as college degree and research performed. what are the crucial points in ensuring IIMK call conversion -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Showing a logical connection from your graduation degree to work experience and the drive and motivation to do an MBA is very important.” Points like these helped to convince most of the members in the group and consensus was to give it a shot at least in some colleges by providing equal funding and see the effects of the study. Other Salient Details: The group mostly started with disagreeing with the intention until some members including me put forth some points to the contrary. Topic: There is a thinking among various scholars and academicians and researchers that Astrology should be included as a science and taught in colleges and students and professors allowed to undertake research just like any other science. Prepare well on the interests also that you have mentioned.

I was slightly prepared for it but thought it wouldn’t be asked to a guy with 4 years work-ex. because it’s easy to figure that out. “Since when has the census been conducted” etc. what is it that you do. what is the difference between SLR and regular cameras. Then there were a lot of current affairs questions as well like “What exactly was the problem in the Satyam scandal” “Which version of the Census is running right now?”. That was pretty much the conclusion. No such luck. That was handled easily enough and then there were more questions based on that. IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 46 . Here there were a number of questions. Rahul also joins and he asks me in great detail about electronics. All related to the basic electronics. I took it in the direction of how my engineering degree in communications also helps me in the field of telecom software and implementation. How will you adjust for light if the background is very bright and the person standing in foreground is poorly lit. quite detailed on the lenses used. Sony was there and he asked the questions related to my work experience “Tell me something about your work.PI: Panel Members: Sony Thomas and Rahul Sett PI Details: Firstly only Mr. explain in layman terms”. Was able to answer most even though I had not prepared anything specific since it was stuff I knew. Then Mr. Please mention only your real interests and do not fake. What is depth of focus. aperture. zener diode. difference between diode and resistor. Why are Carl Zeiss lenses better than the rest. shutter speeds. I had brushed these things up but got confused in a couple of graphs and on questions like “What is avalanche breakdown?” Then he moved on to my interests in photography. Lot of basic stuff like diode.

Duration 6 months Designation Associate Software Engineer Work Profile JAVA developer (worked with the Sustenance team) CAT Related Details Calls Converts Other B-School Calls Other B School Converts IIMB. IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 47 .SMITESH VAIDYA PGP 2010-12 IIM KOZHIKODE PROFILE Academic Background: Course Year University/ Board Maharashtra Board Maharashtra Board Mumbai University Institute %/GPA Class X 2003 SES High School & Jr.73 Class XII 2005 SES High School & Jr. K IIM K None None Anything Else in profile that you presented to the interview panel / wrote in interview form ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------My interest in football. Ltd.3 Work Experience details: Organization Accenture Services Pvt.67 Graduation 2009 VJTI. College 91. Mumbai 7. College 92.

College. All in all. a nuclear state. honest and show good enthusiasm. his strengths. that Pakistan. I was the 4th one to speak. People were firm on following in the footsteps of the US & declaring a war on Pakistan. The revolution that has changed the times of the discovery of the wheel to the era of Bridgestone & MRF. The dominance of human beings. GD: Topic: Is India taking a soft stand on Terrorism? Number of People present: 10 Time: 9. Overall the discussion was cool – no fish market. IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 48 . that China might take advantage and attack from the other side. that India is developing at a fast pace and a war will hamper its growth. Wrote 2 pages for the allotted 15 min with very diverse but binding points. what are the crucial points in ensuring IIMK call conversion -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Be prepared to answer thorough questions on your profile. I tried to bring out the negatives in doing so. Till I roped in my points. people were focusing more on Osama & Pakistan. I pointed out terrorism as something prevalent not only from outside the country but also from within like the naxals. gave 5-6 good and different points. can easily bomb just Mumbai & everything will turn into ashes. Dadar) 29th March.30 Brief Snapshot of Discussion: One guy started with describing the current state of affairs regarding terrorism. 2010 9 am Topic: it was something on “the one who was once scared has become the one to be scared of” Your take: I related the topic to the progress of man since evolution. is now feared by others.” Please be honest and brief in answering it. How the spear has given way to Nuclear weapons. who was scared of the most fearsome of animals. IM. Venue Date Time Essay: Mumbai (Hotel Mgt. Started writing on how man. Came in 3-4 times. was good enough in terms of ideas. Also why was this possible – man as a social animal. be very sure while answering.According to you. they will most probably grill on how you can use your “MBA knowledge” in your field of interest. Have atleast a brief knowledge about important aspects of your school & college. just once or twice someone cut the other person. Basic knowledge on Indian Economy. If you have some interesting hobbies. Be absolutely prepared on the very common question but the one that differentiates you from the rest “tell me something about yourself.

He asked me some questions on I – league and the teams. but KK answered it elaborately. which I could answer correctly with confidence. 2nd order n so on). EPL and the I-league (Indian football league). A didn’t find it interesting to answer. Gave reason that it was the choice of the people living in Mumbai. IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 49 . KK was quite most of the time. population. Answered that. He asked what would I do for football once I graduate. A asked me some questions on why my College’s name was changed from Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute to Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute. PI Details: Greetings… they asked me to take a seat across the table n started off with “tell me something about yourself”. I will call them GC. the staff. how will that enhance the quality of football in India. He then asked me on the significance of a derivative. GC asked me questions on math (derivatives – 1st order. I talked for a min about myself and my hobbies. They asked me whether I had any qs to which I asked them about the Forex program. Mumbai’s GDP & population. Gopal Chaudhary .prof for Mathematics. the nomenclature was done on the same grounds of VT changed to CST. the students. the political party at that time – Shiv Sena and that Shivaji being the great Maratha warrior. Quant & Mr. Answered the questions quite confidently as I had quite a good knowledge of current state of football in India. He just asked questions on India’s GDP. KK and A respectively. In the end they asked me how confident I was in Math & I answered that I was quite confident about what all I had studied and the applications of the same.PI: Panel Members: The interview panel consisted of 3 people – 2 Profs (Mr. Maharashtra’s GDP. Answered that. He asked me to find [d/dx (1/x)]. A also asked me on my hobbies – football. KK Ladha – prof for Economics) from IIMK & an Alumnus.

IMI. board RGPV.P. Solving a tough puzzle in very less time during PI IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 50 .97(Hons) Class XII Graduation 2001 2007 M. Tapmi.HR Anything Else in profile that you presented to the interview panel / wrote in interview form ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------there were quite a few things 1) Bravery award 2) National level drama actor 3)Masters in Reiki 4) Merit holder in 10th 5) scholarship by HRD ministry of India 6) Poetry writing (Hobby) 7) Modeling State level finalist. Software development. support.S. IMI. state rank 85. bhopal Work Experience details: Organization Infosys Duration 34 Months Designation Senior software engineer Work Profile Acting team lead. NIRMA. Tapmi. CAT Related Details Calls Converts Other B-School Calls Other B School Converts IIM B.M LNCT.HR. MICA.S. NIRMA. K IIM K BIM truchy.RAHUL JAIN PGP 2010-12 IIM KOZHIKODE PROFILE Academic Background: Course Year University/ Board M. According to you. BIM truchy.P board S. bhopal S.87 77. testing.M Institute %/GPA Class X 1999 87%. what are the crucial points in ensuring IIMK call conversion -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Moderate essay and excellent GD.

some detail about it some speed calculation 3) What is Reiki (I am master in it).M Brief Snapshot of Discussion: I stated the discussion. I cracked it in fraction of seconds One interviewer said Good. 5) Who is Rahul Mahajan. Venue Date Time Bangalore 2:30 onwards GD: Topic: A small case was given for discussion Number of People present: 8 Time: 3:30 P.. (One interviewer was looking at my certificates all the time.) 4) Do you read newspaper daily? I said almost daily. 8) Why MBA? IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 51 . yes.Good…Good thrice  7) So you write poetry.Any other special thing about you: -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Wrote follow up poetry of “Madhushala” I was asked to recite it in interview. What is controversy about him in BIG boss/Some marriage contest ? Is he married? 6) Gave me a difficult puzzle to solve . Can you recite any of your poetry. Other Salient Details: Spoke 3-4 times but made valid points PI: Panel Members: 3 PI Details: Two faculty one alumni 1) Tell me something about yourself 2) Ok so u completed marathon.

Joseph’s high school Narayana Jr college Osmania University 88 94 74 Work Experience details: Organization TCS Duration 5 month Designation Assistant System engineer Work Profile Trainee CAT Related Details Calls Converts Other B-School Calls Other B School Converts IIMB. IITs NITIE Anything Else in profile that you presented to the interview panel / wrote in interview form ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------My art and craft work photographs IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 52 .L.I.SRAVYA SHAKUNTALA PGP 2010-12 IIM KOZHIKODE PROFILE Academic Background: Course Year University/ Board State board State board Institute %/GPA Class X Class XII Graduation 2003 2005 2009 St. K.K. L. I..R. NITIE.

something else me: courage p2: everyone has it too me: creativity......(dont remember the exact topic) 15mins to write..versality..(dont remem the exact topic) group had an avg gd.. p1: so tell abt ur creativity me: showed my art work photos...........creativity. p2: (impressed) p1: so wat in mba? me: may be marketing p1: wat in marketing? me:advertising p2:name some advertising companies me : donno IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 53 . p2: hmmm we can look at this aspect....courage.wrote awfull Your take: don’t remember  GD: : a paragraph -something related to writing vs reading vs microblogging vs etc.. P2:SO WHY SHOULD WE SELECT U? ME:arey yaar isme toh mein perfect hu.courage.Venue Date Time Essay: Bangalore 16-Apr-2010 2:00 pm Topic: people exercise freedom of speech than freedom of thought ..."my leadership qualities" p2:everyone has it......35+ n handsome P2 came outside and called me in me:may i come in sir? P2: have a seat p1: so tell me abt urself me: well prepared gyaN p1:y mba me:leadership. Number of People present: 10 Time: 20 m ins PI: P1...... ..45+ years P2...didnt make significant points.. p1 n p2: u are good at art work y dont u go to this field???? me(pakde gaye): well no combination of leadership..versality.

p2:atleast at global level??? me: sorry donno p1: CM of Kerala? me : told p2: Defence minister of india? me :told p2: which state is he from? me: donno.. thank u.. me:oopssss... he is frm kerala. wait a sec. p1& p2: thank you sravya......... me: thank u.... p1: heyyyy... collect ur photos.. IIM Kozhikode GD/PI Experiences: Class of 2012 Page 54 .