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Recent Posts By Others Khushboo Modi I am Khushboo Modi Roll Number-09-8271 Batch- 2009-11 class:BITM- Dual D(Balaji Institute of Telecom & Management) Before I start I want to share my Educational background with you. I have done Engineering from Priyadarsini college of Engineering Nagpur in Electronics & Telecom so I chose to do MBA in the same field ie core Telecom. I got placed very late in the month of July infact I was among the last who got placed by college efforts but it was a off-campus placement. Bala Sir's three pillar of success i.e "discipline" "Dedication" &"Determination� and “Problems are Opportunity� thought helped me a lot to succeed. I was one of the few students from our class who were eligible from the first day, yes the first day when the placements started. Started from Raychem RPG, which was the first company came for the telecom batch, I sat for many companies Here I am going to share my Placement Experience. I lost all my hopes of getting placed, suddenly I got to know that the time when I had gone to home one company had requirement of students for the post of B2B sales. I contacted our placement in-charge kaval kaur Mam to send my CV for that company. The same day I got a call from that company. At that time I was not aware even about the company name, actually it is ranked 67th in fortune 500 company. At that time I was not prepared for the interview and all telecom knowledge which I had was also phased out . The Question they asked were related to telecom only but I some how answered all Questions. Starting from the most common Question: Tell me something about yourself. They asked following Questions1). How will you differentiate between active and passive device 2). Which is better technology CDMA or GSM and how? 3).what do you know about 3G I lagged in answering many questions but at the end of the interview interviewer asked me to come to Mumbai next day only for further processes. At night I had gone through all important topics of Telecom, the notes I prepared for earlier Interviews, Telecom News of past 2 months so that this time I will not lag anywhere and this one night study really helped me a lot at the time of my technical Interview. I also gone through the website of this company like about the company, history of the company, number of employees, name of CEO, what services it provides etc. As it was the month of July so it was raining heavily because of that I reached office very late almost 2-3 hours late. I informed at the reception and after half an hour my interview started. I faced 3 interviews two of them were technical and the last interview was HR interview which was just for a formality purpose.


Recent Posts By Others In first Interview, they asked me following Questions1) Tell me something about yourself. This is very common question for all the interviews so I answered it very well.2) what do you know about OSI layer. I prepared this answer very well as this company is in IT product sales so this question was expected.3) comparison between two layers and define the packet movement.4) what are protocols. Protocols present in different layers of OSI layers5) How TCP/IP is different from OSI layer. After that some basic Questions like.1)What do you know about the company2)how comfortable are you in doing sales.3)How will you complete your work if you will not get any assistance.4) Pune is very different from Mumbai, as mumbai is very vast and you have to meet partners so being a girl how will you manage this? I answered all questions frankly. After half an hour, I was informed that I cleared this round and asked to wait for second round. In 2nd round branch manager came to take my interview. All he asked were the basic question related to daily life like. 1) how will you manage to travel in Mumbai as this place is new for you? I convinced him by giving a simple answer that till this point of time I have traveled to many new cities and there I made my own path so it will not be difficult for me to stay and travel in Mumbai. After that he started explaining about company's structure. How that company function what will be my role if I will get selected in this company. At the end of the interview he asked me how soon I can join if I will get selected? I replied as soon as possible. The third round and the last round was the HR round. She asked me some basic questions like tell me about yourself. As I got married only one month back so she was again and again asking me that how will you manage to shift Mumbai if your husband is working in Pune. I told that we would manage this as my husband will shift to Mumbai location as soon as possible. After that she confirmed me that I got selected, it was very hard for me to believe that I will be a part of such a big company fortune 500 company. she shared with me the salary structure that was 3.5l per annum plus 4000 convience allowance and 1500 mobile allowance.I asked again and again to confirm, they told me that they will send me a formal Email to confirm my selection. After that I returned back to Pune with a heavy heart. Some two days later I got a formal Email from the HR of the company confirming my selection. It was really a great day for me and my family So keep on trying from your side if it is your day then you will surely get success. Try to brush up your knowledge and do not forget to keep yourself updated with the Economic times which will help you in GD. Fight till the end At last I would like to thank Bala Sir, my family and all my dear friends who had supported me till the end.


Recent Posts By Others Aashika Jain I am Aashika Jain Registration Number. TM 09-8254, from Class Dual, Division D from BITM, from the academic year 2009-11, passed out on April, 2011. My specialization is in Telecom. I am finally placed in Company A. An air of anxiety engulfed the chilly auditorium, sweat trickled down furrowed foreheads, pulses raced and a lull falls as a noisy lot of students experienced their first hiccups of the strife involved in getting a first job. This was the archetypal scene on the D-day of campus recruitment. This was the fourth company which had come for the telecom students. The session started with a pre-placement talk by the company executives company's services, market presence, growth component and work culture, it covered them all. This was followed by a brief explanation of the skill sets required for employment. The actual recruitment procedure started with a technical interview to test the candidate's domain knowledge. I was the first one to go for the interview. So I had no idea about the type of questions that would be asked by the. I was interviewed by a panel of 5. It was a very gruelling session because all of them were asking the questions at the same time. It was creating a ruckus for me as I had to keep track of the questions being asked and also ensure that I answered all of them. I think it was their way of testing my vigilance. I do not remember all the questions which were asked by the panellists but the ones which I can hark back to are mentioned below: What do you know about the Telecom Value Chain? What is an e-TOM Process? What is MPLS Technology? What are the current telecom trends? What is TNM? What are the VAS Trends? What is MNP? What is Wi-Max? What is LTE? What is 3G? What is OSS? What are the telecom subjects you have studied and give a summary of the one you like the most?


Recent Posts By Others It felt like I was being bombarded with questions covering almost every aspect of telecom. Luckily I knew the answers to most of the questions barring a few. This was an elimination process. Only the candidates, who managed to their way out of this round, went ahead for the second and final HR round. The HR Round felt like more of a brain storming session. The HR asked me all sort of questions Why have you done MBA? What do you know about the Stock Exchange? Why a balance sheet has the word balance in it? Why this company? What is CRR ratio and what is its significance? What are the golden rules of marketing? What do you aspire to become in your life? What is financial management? What is marginal law of utility? What is SLR ratio? His questions covered all the subjects I had ever studied in my whole life. It was a half an hour interview. I knew I had impressed the HR with my answers. But there were some glitches which could eliminate me from this round. Now only the final selection list could calm my wrecking nerves. Finally the last lap of the tow day journey started – calling out of names from the final selection list. As the results were announced, ecstasy and mourning were experienced with highest profoundness and personification. I was elated on being selected. Following the formal announcement the selected set of future employees were welcomed by the company. A set of students had secured their future and another set have assessed their mistakes. The latter went on and applied for the next company, their efforts being marked by greater dedication, confidence and experience.


Recent Posts By Others Abhinav Kumar Hi, Abhinav Kumar Registration Number: TM09-8102, Class: PGDM -B from BITM Academic year 2009-11. Specialization Telecom & Marketing. I was placed in NBFC. Placement season of my batch (2009-11) started when company 1(consumer appliances giant) came to campus as 1st company. Post 1st process I was not able to appear for any due to outstanding backlog which I cleared very soon. Initially I decided to appear in any company on the basis of only 3 parameters (profile/CTC offered and relevance of company's profile with my academic background).I used to practice from R.S.agarwal to prepare for written test which helped me a lot. I cleared written test of many companies which boasted my confidence. Majority of companies went for GD and PI only after shortlisting the resume initially. During GD round most hot topics were 2G scam, India Vs China, Lobbying scandal, commonwealth scam, corruption etc. If you chose to open in GD then be sure you know quiet a lot otherwise try to build on others point. Level of confidence increases as you clear each stage, during GD sometimes confidence makes more difference than content. Most of you might have seen “Roadies� exactly in the same way be what you are and never try to fake during PI otherwise don't even think about positive results. Basic questions like tell me about yourself, career goals, strength, weakness etc remained the same for almost every PI but I changed my approach of giving a reply and believe me it helped me to gain confidence and improve. To be very honest GD was the biggest hurdle for me since my communications skills were not at par with my colleagues still I was able to crack GD 3-4 times. I must say that failure happened mainly due to my nature of being nonaggressive and non-talkative. As per my observation during GD round our presence of mind, aggressiveness, conviction and confidence matters a lot so keep yourself updated regarding GK/GS/GA and practice mock GD among your friends as much as possible. Companies with engineering/IT background gave more opportunity to engineers. Competition was really tough since most of the students were engineers I went through a mix of emotions during whole placement season. I felt happy when my friends got placed and a bit frustrated when I missed many companies initially. You regret when you let a good opportunity go by your way. My batch-


Recent Posts By Others mates who were fresher's and even me used to think a lot before appearing for any company process. In fact our 1st job is good enough to acquire skills, gain experience, for value addition etc. I appeared for a good number of companies and each process was a new learning experience .Company A was a leading bank who had a MCQ aptitude test as their 1st round . Company B was a leading IT company who organized an online test, questions were lengthy but answers were there in the later part of the question itself and they also had the criteria such that anyone can apply only once in six months. Quite a few number of PSU's also selected from our SBS society but process were mostly off campus. Be prepared for anything right from telephonic interview to case studies as part of placement process. Average CTC offered in BITM was around 4lacs.As far as I remember package ranged from 3-9lac pa. I believe SBS society &Bala sir did everything possible right from HR meet, telecom meet till branding to make sure that most of the students of my batch(2009-11) get selected Most of the fresher's either run after package, MNC or brand which is a very common phenomenon. Remember a new or small company may give you more opportunities to learn and grow. Significance and impact of our efforts may not be as much in a bigger company as compared to a start –up or mid-sized one. You need not to grab every opportunity which comes your way but make sure you don't regret later. It's a very common misconception that one should join a company relevant to his/her academic background but the fact is you never know which company fits you the most unless until you work there. As a fresher one should try to get selected in any company which is offering a decent package, learning opportunities, ethical work culture etc and once you secure a job try to equip yourself with skills like channel mgmt., negotiation, etc. In short try to do some value addition for the company and in yourself so that to make your unique identity. If you start at the ground level then you get more opportunities to learn over a period of time. I still remember companies which visited my campus covered almost all sectors. Placement cell did everything possible to make sure we get maximum opportunities. We had many companies on our campus from sunrise sectors like insurance, retail, finance etc. It is better to aspire for a specific sector rather than trying for a specific company. I appeared for lot of interviews and hence I can say I have a rich experience of learning from my mistakes. During interview phase you need to prove yourself every second and remember you try to sell “yourself”. Like 3 D's of SBS I believe during placement there are 3 P's which are applicable for everyone namely patience, persistence and perseverance, I proved this when I got selected for “Bajaj Finance”. It was a wonderful experience so far working in a NBFC in spite of being an engineer. Today I am working in a company which is offering me excellent work culture, ethical work environment


Recent Posts By Others and many learning opportunities. Let me tell you “Problems are indeed opportunities” which is very true in my case so don't lose hope if you don't get selected initially. I am sure I will prove my mettle in my current company and show the world what “Balajians” are made of in the years to come.

Abhishek Das, Hello everyone I am Abhishek Das, Registration Number - TM-09/8255, From Class PGDM (Telecom) Dual D from BITM My Campus Experience 18 January 2011 was the day when I was placed. It is one of the most memorable day of my life. Before I got placed I have been participating in many companies many days passed but I could not make it to the placement. I was not happy; I asked God why I was not selected???? Only question which in my mind was - what is the difference between me and the people selected, why they were selected and not I?? At that time I was nervous that I have missed a great opportunity but as every human being does, I moved forward in life. I got admission in BITM, Thinks started to move fast, Time ran like a rocket. And finally the day came – 18 Jan, 2011, I got the news that I have been shortlisted by my dream company. It was my seventh company in which I was going to appear. My preparation for campus had started almost 2 months back. I geared up and refreshed all the knowledge that I had learned in my MBA (Telecom). My preparation where then specific to the company I wanted to get selected in. I still remember the night before my placement at that night I had a chat with my parents and they only told two things: 1) Take a good sleep today, so that you will feel fresh and confident tomorrow. 2) What ever happened last time take lessons from it but do not carry forward it in your mind as burden. I followed both instructions given by them. On 18, I woke up early around 5 AM. Revised all the technical stuffs taught to me by my faculties. The process started at around 9 AM with the PPT.


Recent Posts By Others The PPT session was inspirational, err all the nerves, “this is the one which I have to be in!!!!”, “what a brand!!!” , “look at the HR!!!”, “the package!!!!!” and all that stuff. Then began the actual process, we waited in a room for our chance to come. There were three rounds-the first one was Group Discussion on the case study and the second was technical interview and the third was HR interview . We all waited eagerly for our turn, all studying some or the other stuff. Some said study this, other said study that; all were busy and so was I, but One thing that was in my mind was that I have to make it today. The first round was Group Discussion on the Case Study: How to make the cookie manufacturing company a centralized data center in production and how we can reduce the energy. As the GD ended candidates where declared who are selected for the next round. By the grace of god I was selected for the next round. During the announcement of the selected candidates the announcement of the candidates started. The nervousness began to increase; the air heated up. Everyone was excited who will be the next one and then a female came shouting “I am selected”. O God that was the moment everyone began to think when will their turn come and they will be the one being called selected. And then the second person was called for interview and it was me. It was the technical round, where four guys were sitting (VP head, Head Technical corporate, DGM Technical, Head Deployment). During this round I was asked the basic telecom questions like- what is e-Tom model? What is TMN model? What all you learned during internship?? What is MPLS technology? What is broadband?? What is 4G? What is IP? What is future of telecom and Infrastructure? Questions Related to VAS? Then they asked me to leave and told that we will let you know the status. I came out and went to the waiting room. People were going in for interview and coming out. Meanwhile some got selected. I thought I am gone; I am not selected as people after me are already selected. I have again lost a chance to get into my dream company. I asked the coordinator that “shall I'll leave”, they told “Please Wait, We have been asked not to let anyone go”. Then I waited patiently. The lunch time came. I went for lunch dis-heartily. Had my lunch and came back. I was climbing the stairs to the waiting room; suddenly I heard a voice of a coordinator asking for me. I went to her and told that “you are looking for me”, she told that you have been called for interview. I went in to interviewer's room with a big smile on my face, I could not hide it. It was HR interview for me.


Recent Posts By Others I was heading towards the waiting room and suddenly again the coordinator said my name and asked me to go to the HRs room for HR interview. I went for the HR interview where the Chief HR officer (CHRO) accompanied by his management team were sitting. The HR was very friendly. He asked me about myself. He asked me about the BCG matrix, the repo rate, reverse repo rate, sin wave, cos wave etc. They said you wait for the final decision. We were almost 30 peoples were waiting for the final result. The time came and they started calling names of the selected candidates and finally my name came after 5 guys. I was selected in my dream company. I went outside with a big smile on my face and I was so happy that finally I have made it. I am selected in my dream company as a Senior Executive (Site Acquistion) I got a learning that day:- when things are going according to your wish then it good but when they are not according to your wish then they are going according to gods wish and something great is waiting for you. Thank You Bala Sir, I am here because of you, my faculties and my parents. I still remember that evening in the auditorium where you crushed an Rs.500 note and asked anyone still wants it and everyone said yes. You said that you all are my Rs.1000 notes and someone or other will definitely pick you, it's just matter of time. Those words you said are in my mind and blood now. Thank You!!!!! Abhishek Das

Akshat Yadav I am Akshat Yadav Registration No: TM09-8202 Specialization: PGDM ( Telecom)- Dual 'C'. Batch :-2009-2011 Following is my placement experience in SBS. I was rejected in two companies and was not shortlisted for two other companies due to low academic percentile. I really struggle to clear the GD round but then I devoted my time to learn more about the current affairs and how to be more participative in discussion, regularly reading news paper really helped me to crack the GD round. I kept my cool. XXXXX was the next on list. I knew I had to make it. The day was 2th January 2011. The process started at 10 am. Initially the HR


Recent Posts By Others gave a small presentation about XXXXXXX and its various product lines. All were allowed to appear for this company and not more than was no criteria for backlog. The first round consisted of Group Discussion. My GD was held at 12:30 pm and my GD topic was “Will earth come to an end in 2012” Time duration for GD was 15 min. I took the initiative and related it to SBS rigorous schedule that due to the “Commando Training” we all are still feeling live to appear in GD at this hour and how we are molded to work in tough corporate conditions. The result came after 25 mins and I was through. The next round was personal interview. As I have prior experience of sales. I knew it that I have better chances to build my interview on my sales experience .I deliberately talk about my previous experience. Things which worked in my favor was my body language, selection of words, technical knowledge and honesty. My interview went on for 30 min Few Questions asked are 1. Do you know about the company? 2. Who are the customers of company's product? 3. What are the threat and opportunities for the existing product? 4. Live demonstration of selling? 5. To come with creative ideas to promote the company and the product? 6. Do I have a 2 wheeler and will I be comfortable in travelling Apart from this few technical questions were also asked to me :Q1 What is GSM ? -:GSM is a technology which is the leading cell phone standard all over the world. In 1982 it was recognized as a standard for digital wireless communications and was first adopted in Europe and then by Asia, Africa etc. The first system was online in 1991 and GSM was formerly known as Group Special Mobile but now stands for Global System for Mobile communications. USA, however has not adopted GSM as a standard and so different carriers now use different technologies as opposed to only GSM. GSM is an open system and is a non propriety technology. One of the great benefits of GSM is that it facilitates international roaming. As it is adopted by more than 170 countries, you have the facility of using your GSM cell phone in all these places without having to change your number. GSM satellite roaming has broadened the scope of cellular services even to areas where standard terrestrial services are not possible. GSM is a technology that is rapidly growing and constantly evolving with wireless, satellite and cordless systems offering greatly expanded services. These services include multimedia data services, high speed, inbuilt support for side by side use of these services and faultless incorporation with the Internet and wire line networks. GSM works on different frequency bands across the world. In North America it


Recent Posts By Others uses a 1900 MHz frequency whereas in other parts of the world it uses either 900MHz or 1800 MHz Q2 What is MVNO ? -: MVNO stands for mobile virtual network operator, they are the service providers who lease network capabilities from other service provider and provide service to the end customers, like they will not own the bandwidth and the network lines but they will route the calls of their customers from these lines and for that they will share their revenue with the network provider. Q3 What is Wi Fi? -:Wi-Fi (wireless fidelity) is a wireless networking technology. It allows devices to communicate without wires. Wi-Fi refers to any system that uses the 802.11 standard, which was developed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and released in 1997. In a Wi-Fi network, computers with Wi-Fi network cards connect wirelessly to a wireless router. The router is connected to the Internet by means of a modem, typically a cable or DSL modem. Any user within 200 feet or so (about 61 meters) of the access point can then connect to the Internet. It uses radio frequency in 2.4 GHz range, a lower frequency that does not require near line-of-sight operation, to transmit data through air. Initial speed was 1-2 mbps. Now 802.11a,b,g has been added.Wireless Internet is just one of the services that wifi supports. Wifi is a wireless communication standard used between computer devices to share files and resources. Q4? What is eTOM? -: Every business has standards and best practices. The most widely used and accepted set of framework to guide the development and management of key business processes within a Telecom service provider is eTOM. eTOM started back in 1995, known then as the TOM. TOM very much focused on just the operational process needs. Since starting in 1999, eTOM has gradually added strategic, marketing, and product lifecycle planning and Enterprise process elements. eTOM replaced the aging Telecommunications Management Network (TMN) model. The enhanced part of the title illustrates the focus on cutting-edge telecom technologies, such as DSL, broadband, and Internet-related telephony. As with other sets of business standards, ETOM is regularly updated. The current version is Version 4.5. At its most basic, ETOM is a blueprint for telecom companies to implement enterprise practices. In e TOM four lifecycle stages are defined:Fulfillment. Assurance, Billing and Operation, Support and Readiness. Around 4 pm the result was declared and I was selected. The experience was thrilling at all times, yet it must be a cake-walk for any telecom post graduate from BITM.


Recent Posts By Others Thanks for a patient read. Please feel free to reach on +91 9049105536. All the best. Regards, Akshat Yadav TM09-8202 Address for correspondence- 24/4 G Golemarket, armament colony Pune university road,ganeshkhind(411007),pune,Maharashtra

Akshay Malik I am Akshay Malik , Registration Number: TM09-8103 BITM 2009-2011 batch. Specialisation:Marketing& Telecom(Dual -B) I placed in company Nos -8 When life at SBS began Ididnt knew what to expect or how things would turn out to be. I came with a baggage of mixed feelings, anxieties, happiness, stress, pressure and competition They say whatever happens, happens for the best and today when I look back I appreciate the same. I had a very good placement experience. Around 150 companies visited the campus during my tenure. It was a very good experience. This phase of PLACEMENT comes as great experience in every student's life. We all go through the same feelings of anxiety, tension, confusion and excitement till the time we are placed and are happy and relaxed with the same. But all this comes as a great learning as this makes you tough enough to handle all situations and gives a feeler of various industries through various rounds of GD's and interviews till the end. But two mantras, “PROBLEMS ARE OPPORTUNITIES”, and “LEAVE NO STONES UNTURNED” kept our spirits high during crucial times. I want to discuss some GD topics I had in my GD rounds: Commonwealth Games Telecom War India Vs India Reservation


Recent Posts By Others Indian Economy 2G Scam Case Study(volvoline Oils) The day started with PPT, CV screening, Case Study presentation, Personal Interview (TECH+HR) All rounds had elimination. PPT described about the company, details about profile, POP n all. There were two profiles namely Sr. Executive-Site Acquisition and PMO-Deployment. But the compensation part was not clear as we were expecting that the company will be offering a pay package of around 4 Lakhs as it was announced earlier in mail notification but gradually during the question answer session of PPT one student manager stood up and asked a question that what is the exact compensation package will be offered to our campus. The reply from the Corporate Head-HR was it will be 5.5 Lakhs P.A. Then was shortlisting of CVs for only Engineering students was done that too people having electronics and telecommunication background as HR said we will look only for communication guys ,HR themselves shortlisted the CVs. I was lucky enough to get shortlisted out of 60-70 CVs. Then we were made to move to attend the CASE STUDY PRESENTATION round in BITM floor. The round was as follows: Group of 13-15 people each was formed immediately and we were given our tags. We moved to the case study room consisting of 4 panel members and occupied our respective tag wise seat numbers. I would like to tell you the Case Study experience which I go through while appearing . My was the first company which conduct case study rather than GD. Case study was on VolvolineOils.It was a 2 page case study and we have to read it and discuss 2 question in 20 mins. Discussion was initiated by me(first time in my placement carrier) and also summarized by me (great opportunity) Finally I was selected for the P.I Here are some interview questions I had in interviews: Q1) Why we choose a marketing guy in a telecom company when there is a Telecom batch available? Ans1) Sir, being an Telecom graduate along with Marketing specialization gives me edge over other that I know both technical as well as managerial aspects and that's the reason I should be preferred. Q2) Why our company?


Recent Posts By Others Ans2) Sir, working with worlds largest Telecom Infra co.is itself a greatest opportunity a fresher can get. So every day when I go to my office I should feel proud of myself and make my co. feel the same. Qus3) Will you leave the co.if tomorrow some other co. offers you a higher salary? Ans3) sir, nobody will leave his wife if a girl offer her money(exceptions are there),so for me my first job will be like my wife and I will not leave her just for money. But other conditions are applicable. Qus 4) How your recruitment will benefit us? Ans 4) sir, I will be an asset for the company not a liability. so what I learn here will be implement here only and benefit the co. in all aspects. My interview last for 9 mins ,while 20 mins for others. Finally the result came at 11 PM and was selected as the only Marketing student from our college. After finishing all the rounds, the students were asked to assemble in a room and results were declared. Results were based on a 5 point scale, 5 being the highest and 1 being the lowest. The minimum acceptable score was 3 and those who were able to get 3 and above as an average of all the 3 rounds were selected. At the end, 13 students were picked up. I was the lucky 13th. It was great moment when I heard my name. Overall great feeling. Also I was accompanied by one of my classmates and a college mate who got through making to even better. To all the juniors, I would WISH U ALL D BEST!! Just be yourself and give your best all times, but as a suggestion- do prioritize the sector you wish to pitch in for. 1) Read current affairs because its most important for GD. 2) Always be truthful and focused in the interview. 3) Don't worry about the package only go for the profile and sector which you like. 4) Dontbe choosy about location. We dont stand any option being a fresher. 5) Develop good communication skill if in case you are lacking. It is must to crack GD. 6) Always be patient, strong and positive because everyone has his or her day. Hence, I would like to stay the journey of success is not completed on the basis of mere luck, but also with tremendous hard work behind it. I would like to thank our beloved Bala sir, faculty members and a dedicated CRT who helped in nurturing of the students into corporate managers.


Recent Posts By Others Aloktripathi Name Aloktripathi Registration No TM09 8258 College No BITM Class Dual D (Telecom 11 Januray 2011 was the day when I was placed. It is one of the most memorable day of my life. The journey for ABC company start on this day. when I got a chance to sit in a big brand of Telecom industry, which I always admire. I got admission in BITM, Thinks started to move fast, Time ran like a rocket My preparation for campus had started almost 2 months back. I geared up and refreshed all the knowledge that I had learned in my MBA (Telecom). My preparation where then specific to the company I wanted to get selected in. I still remember the night before my placement at that night I had a chat with my parents and they only told two things: 1) Take a good sleep today, so that you will feel fresh and confident tomorrow. 2) What ever happened last time take lessons from it but do not carry forward it in your mind as burden. I followed both instructions given by them. On 11 Januray, I woke up early around 5 AM. Revised all the technical stuffs taught to me by my faculties. The process started at around 9 AM with the PPT. The PPT session was inspirational, err all the nerves, “this is the one which I have to be in!!!!”, “what a brand!!!” , “look at the HR!!!”, “the package!!!!!” and all that stuff. Then began the actual process, we waited in a room for our chance to come. There were two rounds-the first one was GD and the second was HR . We all waited eagerly for our turn, all studying some or the other stuff. Some said study this, other said study that; all were busy and so was I, but One thing that was in my mind was that I have to make it today. Our GD was very tough because first time I experience around 14 people setting same time in GD and everybody wants to crack his/her GD , nobody was giving chance to anyone to speak even a single word , but then at that time you have to manage yourself to be little quick and smart to grab your chance in that mess to prove yourself . And at last I was selected, And really I was very happy. After GD some of us selected for HR round What is 4G? What is IP? What is future of telecom? Questions Related to VAS? Then they asked me to leave and told that we will let you know the status. I came out and went to the waiting room. People were going in for interview and


Recent Posts By Others coming out. Meanwhile some got selected. I thought I am gone; I am not selected as people after me are already selected. I have again lost a chance to get into my dream company. I asked the coordinator that “shall I'll leave”, they told “Please Wait, We have been asked not to let anyone go”. Then I waited patiently. The lunch time came. I went for lunch dis-heartily. Had my lunch and came back. I was climbing the stairs to the waiting room; suddenly I heard a voice of a coordinator asking for me. I went to her and told that “you are looking for me”, she told that you have been called for interview. I went in to interviewer's room with a big smile on my face, I could not hide it. It was another technical interview for me. The interviewer asked me, what is the speed for 3G, I said 2 MBPS. Then he asked me the same about LTE, I said 15-16 MBPS. And similar questions went on for 15 minutes. Then he told me you can leave, we will tell you the status. I went out of the room and was heading towards the waiting room and suddenly again the coordinator said my name and asked me to go to the HRs room for HR interview. I went for the HR interview. The HR was very friendly. He asked me about myself. He asked me about the BCG matrix, the repo rate, reverse repo rate, sin wave, cos wave etc. Then he said please come after 5 mins to me. I went out and then came back after 5 mins. Then he said me that you have been selected as Associate Consultant. I went outside with a big smile on my face and I was so happy that finally I have made it. I am selected in my dream company. That day I got the answer that why I was not selected previously. Now I am on a senior positions to my classmates that were selected that day. I got a learning that day:- when things are going according to your wish then it good but when they are not according to your wish then they are going according to gods wish and something gr8 is waiting for you. Thank You Bala Sir, I am here because of you, my faculties and my parents. At the End………… I would like to ask you…..just close your eyes & think after 10 or 20 years down the line….when u will be as successful, as rich, as popular as you once dreamt off & try to look back to these days…tell me would you able to recollect your grades…how much marks did u scored in a subject called Stats/QT/ FM-2. I bet you can't able to recollect the names of subjects you studied………. Or you would like to cherish those moments & memories you had spent with your friends…those memories of GOA, Fresher's, Inter- Dual, your


Recent Posts By Others first Power point presentation…( Ramashashtry sir's), VivekMarathe Sir's Last class & his iconic word “ ChaluKya Main Aage” & “ApkaHuaKya”. Wohrozka Roll No waise Forcefully Seating Arrangement aur after attendance wapas fir apnefriends k sathbaithna….aur fir attendance katneki blackmailing………. I am taking these sweet & sour memories from this Institution with me in my heart…I made life time friends whom I can't able to forget & I don't want to forget in my next birth too. I lived those moments of my life, which I think; I lived my life in those moments. And this all happened because of Sri Balaji Society. I would like to extend my hearty gratitude to my Alma Mater. And Sir, I would be blessed if I would able to do any kind of service towards my Alma mater ever in my life time I still remember that evening in the auditorium where you crushed an Rs.500 note and asked anyone still wants it and everyone said yes. You said that you all are my Rs.1000 notes and someone or other will definitely pick you, it's just matter of time. Those words you said are in my mind and blood now , also my advice to the juniors, is to take there academics seriously and yes read newspapers daily. That not only increases your knowledge in current affairs but also gives you an edge over others when it comes to speaking in a group discussion and putting some valid points. Be adaptable to the change and accept it. Thank You!!!!!

Ameeya Abhishek Mohanty

Name – Ameeya Abhishek Mohanty ROLL NO – TM10-9120, SEC- 'B' [TELECOM] COLLEGE – BITM After end of my engineering I had two choices (1) To join the IT company. (2) To join BITM for PGDM in TELECOM To be honest at that time it was not that easy to select from these two options. Especially when all your friends are going for IT companies. I am an engineer in Electronics and communication and my weakness was towards the technology. So I decided to join BITM in TELECOM. Many of my friends said I went for the wrong option. But my parents were behind me and they believe in me. So when


Recent Posts By Others I look back now, I can say that I took the right option. I am placed in one of the TOP 4 IT companies in INDIA and also got the profile which I wanted to have. For our batch TELECOM went for a winter internship. So the placement season started as soon as we are back from internship. We all came on 1st of NOV 2011 and the placement season started on 7th of NOV 2011. It was my fourth company in which I was placed. Before that I was rejected from three companies and all three are IT majors. I was rejected from the first round in my first company. That was heart breaking. But the real heart break came on 16th NOV 2011 when I was rejected from a TOP IT company of India in the last round. The reason was just because they have some company policy regarding the preparatory gap [gap between 12th standard and engineering] and I didn't satisfy that. Anyways that was really a big setback for me. It took me some time to realize it. To be honest I was so depressed that I was also decided to join the sales profile which I was offered during my internship. Then I consulted some of my senior, they said don't worry it's just your 3rd company, in BITM you will get ample opportunities. Here I should mention that SBS professors really boosted my moral. Then after two or three days I started rigorous preparation but the rejection was still in back of my mind. Then finally the day came. Its 23rd NOV 2011 the day when I got placed. On that day I and all my roommates were present in the morning at sharp 8.00 AM in auditorium. Then the company came and gave the Pre-placement talk. Then they announced their days presiding. (1) GD (2) TECHNICAL PI (3) HR INTERVIEW Then the coordinator did the GD groups. In each group there were 10 students. In my GD group all were from telecom. The group was also good one seeing the students in it. My group was the first GD group for that company and I was given tag No-'7'. Then all of us went to the GD room. Then the sir introduced himself and gave the topic. The TOPIC was – “Customer experience in telecommunication” Then after 2 min he said start and then the GD started. I took some time and


Recent Posts By Others as soon as I found my inroad I said the points which I was written. By the expression of the invigilator I can gauss that he really liked my points. In that GD I said only for three or four times but all that I said were good points. GD was over in around 7 minutes. Then we were sent to the waiting room to wait for the GD results. After around 1 ½ hour results came and total 10 students from telecom were selected and I was one of them. Then we were called for the TECHNICAL INTERVIEW. As my name starts with 'A' so I was the first one to face the TECHNICAL INTERVIEW. I went to the room and ask for the permission to enter the room. The person who was setting there was a middle aged person and a well experienced one. Then he started the inter view. INTERVIEWER: So ameeya how was the GD round ? ME: I answered…. INTERVIEWER: In your two years of study in BITM which subject you like the most and why ? ME: I answered…. INTERVIEWER: you are an engineer in ECE, so you can easily went for an IT job after engineering but why MBA in telecom ?. ME: Sir I think that as an engineer I can't be in the decision making place. But if I do MBA then I can be there. I want to be in the decision making place because I think I can give value addition by some newer ideas. INTERVIEWER: Seeing your CV it's telecom and electronics every where why so ? ME: I answered…. INTERVIEWER: OK…Ameeya tell me about your engineering project that you have mentioned here in your CV ?. ME: I answered…. INTERVIEWER: What is an IC ? ME: I answered…. INTERVIEWER: What a crystal oscillator does ? ME: I answered…. INTERVIEWER: You have gone through BSNL training during engineering can you say what all you did there ?and What you did being L.O. there ? ME: I answered….


Recent Posts By Others INTERVIEWER: Describe the call setup process from a MOBILE to a MOBILE in roaming? ME: I answered…. INTERVIEWER: You have gone through MTNL training in MUMBAI. How was your experience there ? ME: I answered…. INTERVIEWER: Which was the equipment that you have liked the most in MTNL and why ? ME: I answered…. INTERVIEWER: Tell me about Fiber Optics ? ME: I said each and everything about fiber optics…. INTERVIEWER: What is cloud computing ? ME: I answered…. INTERVIEWER: What is ZigBee technology? ME: Sorry sir I don't know about this technology. INTERVIEWER: Ameeya apart from the studies you should know the latest from the field of communication. ME: I will sir. INTERVIEWER: What is the difference between PULSE, IMPULSE and TONE ? ME: I answered…. INTERVIEWER: very good. ME: thank you sir. INTERVIEWER: You have gone through ALCATEL-LUCENT training. Tell me about that training ? ME: I answered…. INTERVIEWER: What is OSS and BSS ?tell me the difference between them ? ME: I answered…. INTERVIEWER: You did your internship with AIRCEL, what you have exactly did there ? ME: I answered…. INTERVIEWER: Which post you like the most in AIRCEL and why?


Recent Posts By Others INTERVIEWER: What is e-TOM ? ME: I answered…. INTERVIEWER: Can you say how e-TOM is implemented in AIRCEL ? ME: I answered…. INTERVIEWER: Use e-TOM in a new product launch for a TELCO ? ME: I answered…. INTERVIEWER: Can you tell any other telecom operational models used nowadays ? ME: I answered…. INTERVIEWER: Ok. Ameeya. That's it from my side. Do you want to ask any question ? ME: Sir in your pre-placement talk you said BT is one of your clients. So can I know what your company does for them ? INTERVIEWER: He answered. INTERVIEWER: Do you have any problem if you are placed in Chennai ? ME: No sir. No problem at all. INTERVIEWER: Nice meeting you. ME: thank you sir. Then I was said to wait in the waiting room. After all the interviews were over it was 5 PM in the evening. Then the list came for HR interview. 5 students were selected and I was one of them. HR interview began with me as usual because of my name starting with 'A'. I went to the room and asked for the permission then entered the room. HR interview was taken by a lady.She was the head of talent acquisition for the company. ME: Good evening maam. HR INTERVIEWER: good evening ameeya. So how was the day ? ME: I answered… HR INTERVIEWER: tell me something about yourself ? ME: I answered… HR INTERVIEWER: Ameeya do you had your meal ? ME: yes maam.


Recent Posts By Others HR INTERVIEWER: Do you like fish? ME: yes, very much. I am from Odisha coastal part of India so I really like fish. HR INTERVIEWER: Good. Where we will post you, you will have lots of fish to eat.[smiling] ME: ok maam. HR INTERVIEWER: Are you a self motivator or you need external stimuli to motivate ? ME: I am a self motivator. HR INTERVIEWER: That means you are not a team player ?you don't need other people ? ME: Maamself motivator does not always mean that the person is not a team player. Previously I was associated with some group for some task both in my engineering and MBA and I think I did them well being in the team. Self motivator to me is a person who can lift himself from dust. To me if a person is not self motivator then how he/she can motivate the team during difficult times. HR INTERVIEWER: Ok..Good.. Majority of your career were spent in Odisha, so would it be a difficulty for you if you are placed in a unpleasant city like Chhenai. Where language is a big barier ?. ME: No maam. Not at all . I am comfortable with any city. HR INTERVIEWER: Ok..nice to hear that. Ameeya you said in the CV that you like to watch science friction movies and like reading Short novels. Can you just elaborate on that ? ME: I answered‌ HR INTERVIEWER: Ok. Nice to talk with you .Looking forward to see you in my organization. ME: Thank you ma'am. Then finally around 9 PM the final list came and only 2 students got selected from TELECOM and I was one of them. Felt really happy just exact after a week of my biggest rejection, I was finally PLACED. The package and the profile was good and as per my target. I will never forget that day in my life. Thanks to GOD, my parents, our DEAR BALA sir, my roommates, all my friends &well wishers. My tips to Juniors : - Always stay positive. - Never let yourself down during placements. No matter how much rejections come your way; your day will come for sure. - Do your homework well before any company. Be in touch with recent happenings in business world. - Lastly never be with people who are pessimistic in nature. - Have faith in BALA sir and SBS. - " SUCCESS LOVES PREPARATION “


Recent Posts By Others Amit Tiwari I am Amit Tiwari, Roll Number - TM09-8104, Class- PGDM -Dual B BITM, Specialization - Marketing & Telecom, Batch-2009-2011, Placed on 23rd March, 2011. Dear All, To begin I must admire Bala Sir's never dying attitude and the spirit that he has for his dear student Managers. The Placement Time was a tough period indeed, but nothing good comes easy in life. What one can gain from this period is the never die, never quit attitude. There was uncertainty, tension, excitement, fear of getting rejected. All mixed feelings and anxiety was on the top of mind. We all were waiting and predicting the number of companies that might visit our campus. The tough time in the Post-graduation is Placement time. The biggest blunder one can commit in this period is not knowing what he/she is good at or what he/she actually wants. Since my internship only I knew I was a marketing guy.I sat for around 12 companies. I wasn't eligible for the first 50 companies as my attendance was short but I was confident that I will leave this college with a good job. 1st company experienceThe first one was with A Company, which visited the campus in September 2011.The start-up of the highly competitive and aggressive placement. The handsome salary, reputed brand and the respectful position actually helped and motivated me to perform well. But unfortunately I couldn't able to get through. First round- Group Discussion Groups of 6 to 8 students were made. Current Affair related topic: - CWG was given. In BITM 240 students of marketing appeared for the GD round. Out of 240, just 13 students got shortlisted for the second round. I was not shortlisted for the next round. I felt bad but this was not the end but was the beginning of the WAR. 2nd Company Experience Then I appeared for another company. It was a telecom based IT firm. Again a big brand, handsome package and my preferred location too. The best part of


Recent Posts By Others the process was the CV's of all the students were shortlisted on the basis of Academics. I couldn't make it through in aptitude test, since that day I decided to work upon this weakness of mine. I got issued an aptitude practice book from the library and started working on it. Slowly and steadily I started gaining some confidence in aptitude First round- There was no aptitude test but the GD again. The topic of GD was an abstract topic i.e. BLACK. There were around 60 students whose CV's were shortlisted. I got through the GD. Fifteen students including myself appeared for the second round which was a technical interview Round. 3rd Company Experience Then a reputed player in real estate visited our campus.Initially I was a little confused about this sector, but I was quiet impressed by the package and the profile, therefore, I sat for the interview. First round was Aptitude round. Aptitude Test is conducted to have a better understanding of the candidate skills. It is best way to know the capability of the candidate.This time I made it through. Second Round was Group Discussion wherein a topic related to women empowerment was given, i.e. situation of women in India. Reasonably aggressive, as I was I started the GD.I made a good show there and I got through the first round of GD. The Third Round was again GD round. This round was conducted by the panel to do the screening of the candidates. Students who cleared the first round sat for the next round of GD. Topic given was 2G/ 3G scams, this time I was overpowered by some better prepared candidates and I couldn't make it through. At this moment I have to admit some kind of negative feelings started making home in me. Feelings & Frustrations - After appearing for four companies, reaching till the end and not getting selected added my level of frustration and lowered down my morale. Then I appeared for a couple of more companies where in I failed to clear the GD or other round which to an extent had lowered my self confidence and I couldn't see anything positive happening around. But this was not the end, the efforts and motivation of our Bala sir and the placement team helped us in maintaining the Zeal. All big companies and major players from different industries were visiting the campus. This only thing was enough to boost up my enthusiasm. The number of companies was more than 350 or so. Then finally my lucky day came. Because of the brand name only I was


Recent Posts By Others sceptical about giving my CV. Undoubtedly, the selection processes were really tough and fight was neck to neck amongst the students appearing for the GD & PIs as the opportunities were very limited. We had to fight with our own classmates and peer groups. First round was again a GD. The topic of GD was “which is a better invention; computer or electricity�. I managed to contribute to the discussion by taking the first chance to speak. Second round was a Personal Interview round. There were two panel members. I had a very good conversation with the panel and I got through the interview. The interview round:Panel- why you are choosing marketing line? Answer- because I know I am good at it. Panel- what if we don't take you? Answer- may be I don't fit in your requirements, but I am confident about my potential and I will get a good job and I know that. Panel- what is the power of a sales person? Answer- The power of buying your customer rather than selling the product/service. Panel- Why this company? Answer-This question is to be well prepared beforehand leaving no scope for ambiguity. Panel- what's the major difference in selling a product and selling a service? Answer- visibility!!! In major cases. One can feel the product before purchasing but experiencing a service before purchasing is not easily possible. After the Final Interview Round, Out of 45 students who appeared for the interview round 25 were selected and I was one of them. Finally I got placed!!!. There was immense happiness and feeling of contented. After few days of throwing a grand placement party, I was informed that my joining was delayed till further notice. I was placed in October in Z Company. I was waiting for my early joining date. As per the rule if you placed in one company you are not supposed to sit for other companies until and unless the offered CTC is 1lakh more. After waiting for 3.5months, our BITM director as well as our placement team decided to let me and few other candidates who got selected with me in the same company to attend the processes of other rest of the companies.


Recent Posts By Others Last & Final Selection experience Finally, on 23th March I got placed again. After struggling so hard I got the pleasure of getting the big brand, good profile and growing industry. The process was conducted in Mumbai so we had to go there to attend the process. It started with a GD which is actually the elimination round. The topic was “reality shows-good or bad?�.I cleared the round. All those who cleared the first round sat for another round of GD, where the topic was CWG. After the group discussion, the panel asked each one of us to conclude so as to judge each one's perspective. In this round 17 students were shortlisted for PI round. We gave around 4 PI's taken by 4 different persons. After keeping us wait for few hours the offer letter was given. The joining date mentioned on the letter was 8th April, 2011 i.e. early joining. But I have always got some surprises and need to face hardships. My joining date got delayed to 18th April because of which I had to miss my 4th semester exam. Unfortunately I had to leave without taking my semester exams. After shifting to the location I was allotted, my joining got delayed again to 27th April. In the end everything became fine and I joined on 27th April 2011. For me placements are the tremendous learning experience with two years of coursework learnt in a semester. Also perhaps for the first time I really experienced the fact that Life is unfair at times. Perhaps it evens out at the end. The fact that life is unfair at times means that you may be rewarded for doing less and not rewarded for more. Also the most important thing is not to think about the result. Nothing can freeze you more than thinking about the result (Easier said than done of course). BITM as it stands on the three pillars i.e. DEDICATION, DETERMINATION & DISCPLINE.I would say that the Zeal, the aggression and enthusiasm for results that I have seen in BITM as a whole is the fair contribution of 3D's of BITM. Sri Balaji society is a learning platform for any management student. Thank you BITM for giving me such a platform that helped me in building my career base. Thank you Bala Sir for your support and a never die approach towards life.


Recent Posts By Others Amol Bhamare Name-Amol Bhamare Roll No. TM-09-8007, Class - Marketing and Finance, Dual- A BITM, Academic year- 2009-2011, Passed out on -2011, Specialization- Marketing. I got placed on 26th June almost at the end of the placement season in Co. ABC as a Business development executive. This phase of PLACEMENT comes as great experience, tensions, excitement in every student's life ,We all go through this till the time we are placed and are happy and relaxed with the same, but for me this period very long but yet I achieved it that what matters in the end. Life is full of happiness and worries. It keeps on rotating its phases according to the time. Our future depends on how we are responding to every moment of life. But all this comes as a great learning and it is very important to go for the right choice, having patience working hard and going for the one which you desire. It's better to be unemployed than going for a wrong choice because if you don't love the work which you do then you cannot grow and would ultimately leads to other problem. It's like a creating new problem for us. For me this journey starts late in the month of December because of my backlog. The companies kept on coming for the placement, but I am not able to sit for all of them. And gradually all my flat mates got placed. Quiet letting down, but I was the only one wearing the uniform in the morning and going for the placement PPTs and processes. The main disappointment was of getting rejected in the PI's and many GD rounds also. Still I would like to say that there were enough oppurnities provided and finally I was placed late in end of the June but it very good journey. Actually I am a chemical engineer and always want to enter in that domain only. So finally company of my domain came and I grab the oppurnity. Before this company also their lot of good companies came and I had gone through various elimination rounds. I get rejected from various rounds also and it is very terrible feeling. But somehow I kept the patience and finally get placed in almost last company. Competition occurs naturally between living organisms which co-exist in the same environment. For example, animals compete over water supplies, food, mates, and other biological resources. Humans compete usually for food and mates, though when these needs are met deep rivalries often arise over the pursuit of wealth, prestige, and fame. Competition is also a major tenet in market economy and business is often associated with competition as most companies are in competition with at least one other firm over the same group of customers, and also competition inside a company is usually stimulated for meeting and reaching higher quality of


Recent Posts By Others services or products that the company produce or develop. For this company, also tough competition so various selection criteria were used i.e. technical and aptitude test and after that group discussion and then students had finally appear for interview. Aptitude test consisted of time & work, Speed & Distance, Logical Reasoning and the Technical questions consisted of basic engineering. After that Group discussion were taken which is biggest hurdle for me but yet I clear it and went to final interview. Personal Interview was a blend of techno-personal questions. The Representatives of the Company were looking for qualities like communication skills, confidence and convincing power as the profile was for Business development executive. Before this interview also I had gone various other companies' personal interview in which some questions are always asked which I like to mention Tell me about yourself? Why Sales? Why our company? Weakness & Strengths? What is your area of Interest? Do you like sales ? The whole three round I performed satisfactorily. But the result of all these rounds came after three days. And finally I got placed and it became memorable day of my life. By gods grace I was placed in the Company that came for placements,All in all I believe that god was kind to me that day and he helped me get through every stage of the process and made it my day. The whole journey of my campus is a learning curve. There are lot of failures but after all these also we have to keep trying and achieve we want from the life. In this journey of placement I face various GD topics and many of the group I can't able to speak a word but I want to tell the juniors that to keep update of the current happenings around the world that will be enough for the GD. In interview we have to be ourselves brush up basic knowledge of the core subjects. And also go through the company profile and market position of the company. I Think, Time is not stagnant it keeps on rotating it may good or bad for us, so we should not loose hopes we keep on trying what we are aim to and particularly about placement we should go for the profile and be very particular about the sector you want to enter. If you are good you will get what you want and money would automatically follow you. Be confident about yourself, continue doing hard work, success will ultimately follow you. Don't get disheartened by the rejections, instead learn from them to improve. The entire campus placement session gives you time to groom yourself, to know where you stand, to maintain your cool under immense pressure and competition, to keep your motivation levels high. Always remember, it is not how hard you work, it is about how smartly you put the hard work into place


Recent Posts By Others when the time is right! Be confident and be well prepared! I would like to thank SBS for providing such a learning experience and specially Bala Sir who stood by us every time whenever we require them. I wish all the aspirants and my beloved juniors-super juniors a very successful career ahead.

Amrita Chaudhury I am Amrita Chaudhury Registration No: TM09-8178 Balaji Institute of Telecom & Management Class Marketing Dual B Batch 2009-11 I take immense pleasure to share my campus placement experience with you all as it was totally a life changing experience for me and I am sure it would be same for most of you as well. I was one of the confused and scared candidates wondering whether to go with brand, profile or package and the fear of facing the interviewer. With my experience I would like to advise you to lease go with the profile that you are looking for, it's too early to decide whether this brand is the best for you and whatever package you could earn, and everything seems less after a while. So be very precise in the profile you would want to start with. X was the first company I had applied for, I was selected till the second round, however that did not work out till the final selection. With this I got the first feel of appearing for a group discussion and a personal interview. This helped me in the further companies I applied. While the placement season started, all our friends used to sit and shortlist topics which were likely to be asked in group discussions. Always remember the more factual you are, the more noticeable you are. The interviewer wants to know the knowledge you have outside books and the level of confidence you can display while you talk. Prior to sitting for any company, I was carefully going through all the current affairs which may fall in the GD. I also collected a lot of facts and figures which I may throw in the GD. But one has to be sure whether you are good at the numbers or else someone better than you will easily take away the pie leaving you with nothing. The company was on campus. It started with Pre Placement Talk followed by a PRESENTATION & PI. The pre placement talk itself lured me to sit for the company as I found it meeting two criteria – Brand and Profile. The panel members who had come for perusal was the chief peoples officer and the head HR, now ensuring you convinced them


Recent Posts By Others was a big task. A lot of students applied for the process. The selection process was divided into two phases: 1. Presentation 2. Personal Interview The groups were made of 06 students each. The topic for the presentation was shared with us and enough time was given to us to prepare. I would like to thank our renowned faculty who had helped us prepare for the same. The presentation was well planned and well-rehearsed; however the fear of difficult questions prevailed. The topic for the resonation was, enhancement vs retention. The topic was crucial however with the preparation we had done, there was very little chance I would stammer. The presentation continued for more than 20 minutes, there were a lot of questions they asked, we had to validate each and every statement we made. It was a tough start however the entire presentation went smooth. While all the groups were giving their presentation, the nervousness held strong. The first elimination round was the presentation round. The first relief was when I heard my name for the second round which was the personal interview. The first round of interview was taken by the head HR, she had been working with the bank for more that 7 years then, a very highly qualified lady. One thing I always made sure that I know each and every word written in my CV and have a supporting story to each of them. I was little nervous during my PI session, but the interviewer made me feel comfortable. The interview lasted for around 30 mins. I was asked everything from basics to the recent current affair, I cannot recall all the questions out from the interview but few of them were: Personal Interview ( duration 30 mins) :- probably the most crucial 30 mins... Personal interviews had the same questions as always. 1. Tell me something about yourself? But this is the question which allows you to win the battle & win over the interviewer Because this is the question which allowed me to take the discussion to the level I wanted to & arouse curiosity about my good aspects in the Interviewer. I kept my calm & put in front of the interviewer my good points & competencies relating it to things I had a fair understanding about. Presence of mind “the most important “ in an interview as it shows how well you can manage, can say that because it did prove correct again during my review interview in the company some days back. I moved the discussion to those aspects of retail I had a fair bit of understanding & was emotionally connected to so that the passion showed in front of the interviewer. 2. Why should we select you? Being humble & will never ever try to act smart in this question because if


Recent Posts By Others wrongly answered ends the race then & there itself.( happened to me once). 3. Why did you choose to sit for this company? Being true to yourself in interviews always work in your favor (was my take away when I got selected), as I replied very simply that the company was the biggest retail company in retail in the country and its always good to start with the biggest & the best available . Some other questions were like: What do you know about our company? How flexible was I with the job hours and location? While writing this I completely went into into flashback. This was a pretty good experience and i really miss those great moments. I missed watching first smile on the faces of my other good friends when they get placed, I was not there with my best friend when He needs me the most during this tensed placement season.. I Will always miss those beautiful days of SBS.

Anchal kainithola

Name : Anchal kainithola Roll no. – TM09-8105 Class- PGDM Dual- B Batch- 2009-11 Specialization- telecom and marketing Placed on 23rd March, 2011 Dear all, Today when I look back , of all the moments and the events that took place during my placement it just brings a smile on my face as in the end all of us got what we deserved , some of us strived really hard but nobody would disagree that it was worth a wait . I sat for like 10 companies , honestly apart from two firms , the rest I sat was halfheartedly and got placed in the 11th firm which I thought was the best out of all the 10 firms. The three things that were important to sit for a firm was firstly brand, second profile and third was money. I never sat for a company that just came my way and in my tough times also made sure that I don't take certain decisions which would effect me in the long run and I will regret of doing things which I should never had.


Recent Posts By Others In the first company that I sat for, I never took it seriously and therefore , as a result was kicked out of it in the first round itself. Then came a hospitality firm which in itself was a huge and a reputed brand. Though not interested in the profile they offered but I sat for the firm as the brand name overtook the other criteria that I had laid for myself. I cleared the group discussion and was through with the first round. There were more of girls that were shortlisted and so knew that the second round was going to be a little tough and when came to know that it was another group discussion was being conducted I knew it was going to be really tough. The second topic was related to India and China and I did not know anything about it. Students was so much prepared, they had their stats on their finger tips and were so confident when they said something, so politically correct. I always was taught that when one is not aware of the topic just remember to listen for some time , know what the others are saying and then have your own point of views and then speak. I did the same and again was through with God's grace. This really boosted my confidence when it came group discussions. The same day was the personal interview and for the first time I was facing a panel of five members all national heads. I didn't know what came to my mind before my interview and just that I knew I was not meant for a hospitality firm and so the whole interview went wrong as I knew am making a wrong choice. As a result, I did not get selected and even after the national marketing head asking me a hundred times if I was fine and comfortable. Next, was an insurance firm, one of the most reputed and oldest firms in India. Out of my three criteria it fulfilled the two, i.e. brand and money, but if I want to enter an insurance firm was something I wasn't sure of. I still fought against my thoughts and sat for that firm. Again cleared all the Group discussions and once again messed my personal interview as I wasn't sure of myself and before I stepped into in the interview room I knew I wasn't meant for it. I tried for an IT firm, finance firm, pharmacy industry and many more , cleared all the group discussions, none I failed in but it was the personal interview that went wrong all the time. I believe it was the introspection that I used to do before I sat for a personal interview that really demotivated me to sit for the firms which my heart did not allow me to. And today am really happy that I used to do that as I landed in a company which I thought was the best combination of all the three criteria and also of the education that I pursued as in am a mass communication graduate and MBA in marketing and now working with a media organization in the marketing department. The whole placement process with this firm was an experience to cherish as in the end I was finally among the placed students. In the first go, I did not apply for the firm as the interviews were to be held in Mumbai and going there was a task, but then after a lot of convincing from my friends I finally gave the confirmation. The next I had to travel to Mumbai and finding the office was a task.


Recent Posts By Others We finally gathered and were waiting for the process to begin and were told that there would be group discussions followed by personal interviews. By now I had acquired the skills of clearing any group discussion as my percentage in it was 90 but when it came to interviews was 0. The groups were made and the process began. There were two group discussions that happened and again I was in the group which got topic regarding the 2G scam and I was honestly unaware of what updates were on that. Again the same trick and I was through. We were like 13 students that were shortlisted and a small interview was conducted. We were waiting for the result and then were told that we have to come back for the last round in the next week. Waiting was again a task for the interviews, finally the day came and again we were on our way to Mumbai. We had our first round of interviews and the answers that I gave that day I never had prepared for them neither had ever given such answers to anyone. They were honest and also apart from the interviewer, even I was amazed with my answers. The first question was a usual one of introducing me, which was followed by my answers which a long list of my achievements, interest and so on. The next question was about my hobbies and my answer was, that I love making collage and also love to read sign boards and hoardings, and have a great interest in outdoor advertising ( this was a surprise to me as well but true it was). He asked me if I were to work for the same without being paid salary for 6 months, would I still go for the firm, answer to it was , yes I would definitely go for it and am sure that you will offer me the job with a better package and a better profile after 6 months of my job in your organization. After the interview I was pretty sure that I had made it to the firm but then again was informed that there will be another set of interviews that will be conducted. In total there were 7 interviews that were held and by the end of the day we were all exhausted when the HR came and asked us to assemble in the conference room. Pretending to be confident I gave smile to one of my friend and asking him to wait and walk towards the room. I still get nervous when I think of those moments, never I had been that nervous as it was not only my result but many who had wished for me to make it through. The results came and my name was there, I did not hear it for a second , but then it took time for me to grasp the whole situation and then my phone started ringing and the congratulatory messages followed. An amazing experience to cherish and remember. It was all because those who had trust on me and always told me that whatever happens happens for good. Even rejections at times are a boon and I really agree that for me they really were a boon as I wouldn't have been there where I am today. It was because of all those who taught me that “dots connect and they always will� that I learnt the art of patience and kept my cool in times when I thought I wasn't worth it.


Recent Posts By Others Anita Mishra Name Anita Mishra Registration No TM09 8261 College No BITM Class Dual D (Telecom) Academic Year 2009-11 Hi Everyone, It feels great to share my campus placement experience. I got placed in the first company I sat in. I was among the early birds who got placed from my batch. The company I got place came to our campus in November (within first 2 weeks) and it came on very stringent criteria like no backlogs in engineering/MBA, no gap in academic years etc. It was open campus and around 1200 students sat for the process. The recruitment process was as follows: 1. Aptitude test 2. Form filling 3. GD 4. PI (HR) 5. Telephonic Interview (mine was technical) and 6. Medical test. The processes were fairly conducted without any glitches. The process started with aptitude test. The test was simple to crack with normal to medium difficulty level. There were 3 sections viz. English, mathematics and data interpretation. Around 500 students cleared the test including me and then I was called for GD round. While waiting for our turn in GD, we had to fill up a long form to state our job preferences, location preferences, our background, hobbies etc. That form was important. Based on the answers you wrote in the form only you were asked questions later in your PI. My topic for GD was 'Copenhagen Summit: Success or failure' and I didn't have the slightest clue what the summit was so just waited quietly for a few seconds and listened to what others had to say. It was a group of around 15 students and ours was very well coordinated group. Everyone was given a chance to speak. After getting the idea about the topic I framed my point to pitch in. Then with the related knowledge of the topic I stepped in the discussion. Besides topic's knowledge, the invigilators were also looking at the way you presented it. It's a myth that if we use high funda marketing jargons then we stand a chance. If you are making no sense and just speaking for the sake of showing that u know something may be unrelated then your chances are slim, sad but true. Only 2 students were selected from the whole group, me being one of them. After getting through the GD round, I waited for my HR interview. I have always believed in “be yourself, don't fake� policy and trust me in today's scenario the big companies are ready to accept you as you are and appreciate your honesty and transparency (conditions apply: you shouldn't be completely out of the place). Since it was my first company, I had no prior experience of facing job interviews. I was nervous before entering the room but I had one point in my mind: 'They were no better than me when they were of my age', this is self-boasting but encouraging. It was a panel interview and I was asked many questions about my


Recent Posts By Others background, likes, hobbies etc and I was even cross questioned on the basis of my answers for instance, if I said I like reading books then they asked which books have u read lately? What was your take away from that book? Etc. So, better don't fake, they have got X-ray eyes to peep in. I was also asked abstract questions like what's success for me; how to describe myself in 1 word, where do I see myself after 2 yrs down the line etc. They asked me about my strength and weaknesses. After it got over I was feeling confident that I am through though they didn't show any positive signs. After I saw my name in the few shortlisted students who were qualified for the next level Interview, I felt thrilled. I waited desperately to hear from them about the final interview and within a week it was arranged in the campus itself. That was more of a profile based interview in which I had been asked both technical and situational questions like how would I initiate a project, how would I choose a client, how would I sell my offerings etc. It went for around 30-40 mins and I took a big sigh after finishing the call. On the same day I got to know that I am among the 7 students out of 1200 who got selected by the company and it gave me immense pride and pleasure to share it with my parents and friends. The company was very process oriented and fair. I didn't feel any kind of biased behavior both from either the college or the company. Only those who performed got through easily, no other influencing factor. I didn't do anything exceptional, not even a last night preparation because I think it depends more on your continuous learning and personality development. I thank Balaji Society and all my respected faculties who have helped me achieve this. Even the GD sessions conducted in the auditorium were helpful. Subject knowledge was very important but even more important was to present ourselves with confidence. Recruiters just see your attitude. They don't want you to know everything they ask they just want to see whether you have that learning instinct or not. They don't want to see you as the strongest candidate but they want to see you as most adaptable and one who can survive any challenge. Balaji Society really trains its student managers to enter the corporate arena with confidence and makes up their mind to adjust any situation irrespective of what may come. During my job, many a time I used to relate some incidence to my college days. When I was at Balaji I used to think life is so hectic here, no time for personal interests. But it was just a trailer to the real film. Even if you get weekends, the pressure of performing never leaves you and to keep calm and focus under that stress is being taught at Balaji. I never cribbed about Balaji's rules and regulations and now I feel that most of it was done in good interest of the students


Recent Posts By Others Ankur Mishra I am Ankur Mishra BITM PGDM- Telecom Dual –D Batch 2009 – 2011 Registration No - TM-09-8262 My Campus Placement Experience Hi I am Ankur Mishra, I got placed in XXXXX company on 28 March 2011, Today I can say that 28th March is not less important than my own birthday for me, because on this date only I got my first break to enter into corporate world, Thanks to God, Who graced me with such a beautiful opportunity. Frankly telling to all of you that the day when I got my placement result I was not very happy, the reason was not that I did not get good job or good profile or anything else, the reason was that as you can understand that March is too late for placement and by that time most of my peers got placed and some of them had joined their companies too. So it was really a very painful time for me and I was always thinking that am I so bad that I can't get even one placement, But my dream day came on 27th March when XXXXX visited our campus and I got placed in that company on 28th March since they declared their result one day after the placement process. Believe me that I had no expectation that I will be selected in such a good company and when the result came, I was as I said earlier not very happy but the only happiness which was coming into my mind was that “I don't have to wear this suit again to appear for any company” I know it is little weird but this is what ran into my mind when I heard that I am selected. From my own experience I just want to tell all my beloved juniors that please wait for your dream day…and as long as you are in SBS, you will definitely get a good job, Please don't lose your patience, just try to find out your week areas and try to work on that area, that's all it requires. Now coming straight to my placement day experience: As I have already mentioned that XXXXX came to our campus on 27th March 2011 and it was open for another college XXXX too, so some 15 students from that college came to our campus to appear in XXXXXX placement process. The process started with PPT (Pre placement Talk) in that the company delegates told us about the company ,the job profile and the salary ,so it was quite transparent process there was nothing hidden. Then the first round was Quantitative Aptitude round in which some 25 questions were there and time given was 45 minute, so it seems to be a quite easy situation specially for engineers who are known for their logical thinking, But the questions were decently tough, it was not all very easy kind of paper, I


Recent Posts By Others solved something around 18-19 questions and was not very sure that I will qualify this paper because I was not knowing that how the other has done in the quant paper. The result was declared after 2-2.5 hours and luckily I qualified the quant round, then the next round was Technical Interview round. Frankly telling I am not very good in technical knowledge something I know and many more things I don't know so again I was scared that what will happen if the interviewer will ask difficult questions, but anyway my chance came and I entered the interview room, I wished the interviewer and as per his instruction sat on the chair. However that round was technical interview round but my interview started with general HR kind of questions and then after that he started asking technical questions. My interview started with the following questions: 1. Tell me something about yourself? 2. What is your weakness and strength? 3. What you like most about your college? 4. What you dislike about your college? And then he started asking the technical questions which are as follows. 1. What is difference between GSM and CDMA? 2. What you know about e-TOM? 3. Draw architecture diagram of GSM network. 4. What you did in your summer internship? 5. What are the protocols used in each interface in GSM network? Etc…. I answered some of the questions and those that I did not know; I politely said that I don't know. At the end interviewer asked me that tell me what is your favorite subject? I said Physics. He was amazed, he said you are an Engineering + MBA grad and your favorite subject is Physics… I said yes… Ok then make NAND gate using NOR gates. It was shocking for me, I never expected such kind of questions, I tried a little and after 4-5 min I showed him the correct answer. He was very happy. After coming out of the interview room I was not very sure that I will be selected or not since I did not answer all the questions… But from God grace I cleared that round too and then the final round came which was HR interview round. The questions were quite easy, I think they were just checking the attitude and nothing else, But still I was little scared as it was the last round and that too such a big company. But finally everything went well, and finally when the result came next day my name was there in the selected candidate list. God Thank you very much….


Recent Posts By Others Last but not the least I am thankful to Bala Sir, PAT Cell and the college for all their efforts. To all the juniors, I would WISH U ALL D BEST!! Just be yourself and give your best all times, but as a suggestion- do prioritize the sector you wish to go. Give importance to Profile, then brand and then compensation. In GD- speak apt and real points, try to give some facts and figures give chance to everyone because GD is not that how much you speak but what you speak is important. During Interviews- be frank but not over-frank that you start speaking whatever comes to your mind try to be diplomatic but in such a way that the interviewer cannot make out that you are playing safe. Always remember that in interview “don't speak what you want to speak but speak what the interviewer want to listen� At the end Best of Luck to all my juniors, hope to see you all at very high position in future.

Anmol Sharma Name-Anmol Sharma TM09-8107 Batch 09-11 Marketing and telecom, My placement experience was full of surprises to me, I was a bba graduate and the day I was eligible I saw most companies are asking engineers , still I had believe in myself as well as I always knew that Bala sir is there. Placement time is a testing phase for any student, test of character behavior and attitude. It teaches you how to be patient when to take risk, how to choose right companies, And one thing I learnt from placement season is that out of 90 days of placement season one day is yours, and no one can beat you on your day, Work profile and organization is primary rest is secondary, since I joined college and till today I have never taken any holiday , I take leave to charge myself to take up new challenges philosophy of 24*7*365 is working for me . I was fortunate to get through in one of the growing industry and leading brand, (luck is what happens when opportunities meet hard work). If I tell you how I prepared myself for placement. I just mapped my capabilities as knowing in what I am best and in what I am better, I selected the companies accordingly result I am managing 100 cr worth of business. Fear is always in mind and now I believe in it. Another thing I experienced is that one should never compromise with the right attitude, it pays back heavily and it costs nothing, I remember when I joined I


Recent Posts By Others thought I had enough knowledge and experience in short I was overconfident but gradually I realize there is no stopping to learning. Our answers of placement and packages are in the books that we read, we just need to ask ourselves right question. Sri balaji society is a beautiful learning place and I grateful and it is an honor to be student and part of this society. I remember my friends used to practice group discussions, mock interviews, It helps. This college gives lots of opportunities for beautiful cultural events. One should be part of it , It gives your lot of basic management learning like planning, team work motivation , organization behavior, skill set of people , management of resources , hard work , smart work , time management , to be innovative, All this you cannot experience in books but you gather knowledge from books and apply it in the opportunities one is getting, Also the another important part that really has lot s of importance is the summer internship, Some take it lightly, no matter what project you get, it is up to you to make best out it, It is then you understand the language of corporate the attitude that is required. In one year one learn lots of business models and if you apply and learn atleast one model in your summer internship outcome that comes is amazing, I was not able to do it; I realized it at time of project presentations, Because then you can commit mistakes and can learn, but once you join mistakes costs, In all these small work and petty things there is always unsaid hidden knowledge that one learn and imbibe while doing a particular task , Some lessons which I have learnt and would want the upcoming managers to have a look on1) Text book theories are very much important to get command on your stream. Current examples and case study would only come good if one has got his/her concepts clear. 2) Each day go through the newspaper provided by the college. Apart from the business newspapers do read the other ones too. It would be the core factor of your GD round. 3) Making presentations in class rooms will help enhancing your confidence, communication and knowledge which ultimately creates a firm base for success in your recruitment process. Although, many of my friends have shared all their valuable experiences which will help u a lot in preparing for your interviews. Me, along with sharing my experience, I would like to share my mistakes, learnings and tips that me and my fellows learnt after making many mistakes and facing failures. 1)of all, Preparation is very important. You should be well prepared with your


Recent Posts By Others academic subjects, general knowledge, current affairs, logical reasoning, there is no escape from that. 2), in GD, Eye contact is very important. Share the eye contact with all the participants while you speak. Even if you don't know the topic, speak shit but speak with confidence. Stick to the topic rather than unnecessary throwing data and figures. 3), sometimes smartness is much more important(PRACTICALLY). Clarity of thoughts is very important. It is said you should be very clear in the field you want to make you career. Those who knows and can chase their dreams, lucky enough. Those who are not clear or not lucky enough to get their dream companies on campus.Mould yourself according to company. If you sitting for Consumer Durables company, talk about that only and show as if u always wanted to be in that field since child hood and similary when you sit for companies in respective fields. 4), important thing is your Body Language that also one should mould according to company. If you sitting for a company which requires lots of travelling and meeting tough people may be uneducated class/ dealers, doing core sales, you need to show toughness and aggressiveness in your body language, voice tone etc. If you sitting for a company which includes meeting soft educated people, you need to bring politeness and softness in your body language, voice, showing involveness and friendliness in your behavior and attitude. Never show agressivess in front of company. These are very practical lessons that I learnt after facing many failures and my interactions with HRs of many companies I escorted and coordinated. I sincerely wants to thank Bala Sir under whose guidance and training , I learnt to handle complications of life; professional and personal. They taught me the importance of chasing your dreams and maintaining a balance in life , All the best to upcoming managers , Thanking you Anmolsharma TM09-8107


Recent Posts By Others Anshu Shekhar Name :Anshu Shekhar Roll no: TM109411" Regn No: 18-1094 Batch: 2010-12 college: BITM When ever you come to a Bschool, you have many hopes and aspirations. you come with a zeal and and hope in you eyes that you will also become a part of your dream company and will earn for yourself and your parents. Same was my dream when i entered my college. My journey started on 29th of June, 2010. During the first few days i was unaware of what actually happens in a b school and how do people behave and talk and walk. same was the condition of my fellow students managers. I was a naive but then i slowly started understanding the nuances , and started understanding and learning and inculcating the behaviour in me. For the first few days i was completely unaware of my classmates but then the various workshops held at the college, the team efforts that we were required to put in the class presentations, brought me close to my classmates. Slowly the days started passing by a special kind of attachment happened for everyone of my class , my classroom, and this way the first two semesters passed. Then the time for the company project studies came and all of us were all set to become the part of a company to learn about the corporate world, and to learn how a company works. During our company project studies we were assigned work by our mentors pertaining to the field which we belonged to and we were asked to complete it. This company project study was actually an eye opener for all of us as it gave an insight into how a company works. After the company project study was over , we returned as more mature student managers, with lot of insight and knowledge about the corporate world. And now we were all set for the campus placements. September came and companies started arriving on campus, but i was ineligible for first 3 companies because of the backlog. The first company for which i sat had 3 stages, an aptitude test , a group discussion, and then an interview.Isuccesfully cleared the aptitude test and it mostly consisted of quantitative type questions.


Recent Posts By Others and so it is my advice that one should start preparing for the aptitude tests as companies start arriving and doesnt get time to practice for them, and then aptitude tests generally test ones ability to apply ones mind accurately in less timewith maximum efforts made.Next step was a group discussion the topic for which was " Chess is invented by a white as white moves first". i did not get through the GD as the panel did not find my point appropriate and convincing enough. Next company for which i sat, the process consisted of two rounds, The group discussion and the interview. The topic for the group discussion was related to the probelms related to the Kingfisher Airlines. I along with my friend was able to get through the GD as my points were full of facts and it was because of my daily dose of the economic times which proved to be very helpful in this . The interview then consisted of questions very typical , like, Introduction of Oneself, some facts an d findings of the project undertaken, where one shall see oneself after five years, and whether one is comfortable with sales or not. Then came a logistics comapny for which i sat. Though i had never heard of the company before, but one night before when i searched for the company information on the internet , it was a world reknowned company , which i was not aware of.The next day when the company arrived on campus i was very excited to sit for it. After the formal introduction of the company the process was to start. The process consisted of three steps, A group discussion and two rounds of interview. The topic for the group discussion was related to the European crisis. Again the daily dose of the economic times proved to be very helpful and iwa sable to to put my points with conviction and confidence in front of my fellows. It was a healthy discussion and everyone came up with their views and statistical information. After this GD , some students got shortlisted for the first round of the interview. i was the second last one to appear for the interview out of the 13 students who got shortlisted..The questions in this interview were mostly related to geography as they wanted us to be perfect in this field. Apart from geography the other questions were very typical of an interview like ones introduction, and then strengths and weaknesses, where do we see ourselves after five years.


Recent Posts By Others After the first round of the interview we were called for the second round of interview one week later and there also we were questions pertaining to Geography, Logistics, and then typical questions of an interview like where do we see ourselves after three years from now. After another onen week the results were declared but unfortunately i was not selected. Last but not the least my dream company arrived on campus which dealt in the field, in which i had interest. I got placed in my dream company on the 31st of january,2012. Since morning i was very apprehensive about the whole process. There was tension on my mind whether i would get selected or not.I was waiting for the company since i had interest in the field of shares. The company arrived on the campus and all the shortlisted students had arrived. The whole process was divided into an aptitude test and then an interview. The company after coming , introduced themselves to us.And then the aptitude test started. It consisted of questions related to general awareness, knowledge of the stock market and mathematics. After the test was taken , we had to wait for around 1hour for the results. Luckily i was amongst those who qualified for the interview. I was the 2nd last one to face the interview from amongst 16 students selected for this phase. in the interview i was asked questions regarding my summer internship and my findings and the nature of work in the project taken.. Apart from that i was asked to introduce myself, my ambitions, where do i see myself five years from now, questions of G.K . Therefore i would like to say that the thorough kmnowledge of one's project and daily reading habit of Economic times is of great help to anybody. I am very thankful to this B school for making my dream become a reality.


Recent Posts By Others Apurva Kharoo Name- Apurva Kharoo TM 09 8205 Batch 2009-2011 PGDM Telecom BITM This is Apurva Kharoo, one of BITM CRT Member. My placement experience is filled with kissing success with 3D's of BITM. Now I am working with a Telecom VAS Company. I joined my company on 28th April, 2011. I waited for a long time. It have completed 1 year in this company. Journey: I took admission in BITM to seek exposure, groom myself & ultimately get a right job for me. As a new entrant best experience was in BALM Presentation where all of us gave up all our fears. 1st year went like very disciplined. But real journey started in 3rd semester. We came back from Internship. We had our first step into offices. It felt great. Then real picture started in November with a big diversified group. I always used to clear the GD part but failed to appear in the final sheet. Some big IT companies came but many students were not eligible for the placement process including me. 1st Company: Passed through GD round & was among 10 students. We had been called to Mumbai for a final process. It was a 2 round process. First interview was a Technical one. They asked the Engineering stuff. Then we all interacted with HR for a final process. But it was not a final one. Only 1 mate got selected. 2nd Company: IT Consultancy Company came in College with a quite good package. That day I was not prepared. Process started with Group Discussion. A group was made of 11 students. I didn't speak too much & I was out after the GD Round. 3rd Company: I remember was from Telecom Internet provider. I missed the great opportunity as I didn't clear the written process. It was a time game. Maximum questions were to be solved in less time. So a competition was high & I didn't clear the cut off. I was disappointed that day because I was aware of the work culture & corporate environment of this company. 4th Company: It was a tower company. It was a good brand with handsome package. Expectations were high that day. Groups were made. Numbers were high in each group. I still remember we were 13 students in one group. It was a chaos. I somehow managed to clear GD but was put on hold. 5th Company: Telecom Service Provider was in campus. They conducted two written test. I cleared the first one. But I didn't clear the second one. 6th Company: It was post lunch time & everyone were busy in recollecting their telecom & VAS knowledge. We had a healthy competition. VAS word was very


Recent Posts By Others familiar for us as people from various domains talked about VAS only. So aspirations were high. The company process started with GD Discussion. We were divided into 4 Groups. The topic of discussion was “work policy of 5 days or 6 days�. Discussion started slow and caught the speed soon. In the whole discussion, I only made 4 to 5 relevant points. What I understand from all GD'S I attended: l Be an initiator. l Give chance to others. l Make only valid points. l Facilitator makes an eye on each & everyone. l Ability to work in a team l Communication skills l Leadership skills Luckily, I was shortlisted out of 44 or 45 Students. 21 people were shortlisted for interview round. There was a panel of 4 Interviewers. We all got a chance to interact with all. Questions they asked: l My family background. l Why I want to join VAS Industry. l Proficiency in Excel & Power Point. l What I understand by Account Management l My salary expectations l Location constraints.

My Suggestions: l Be real to Interviewers. l Be confident about what you are saying. The day was different from the other days. I maintained the calmness. Not only me but my mates helped me a lot. Normally we find a tense faces during this time. But we were just enjoying those moments with a light jokes & humorous talks. Finally, again I was on hold in the company. In an Interview, there are few points to take care of: l Grooming is essential to leave a pleasing impression & landing the job where

you wish... l Demeanour is the most influential factor in the hiring decision be responsive,

attentive, and remember to smile. Even if you tend to be shy, or are just a bit nervous, do your best to radiate confidence. Sit up straight, don't fidget, and


Recent Posts By Others make eye contact periodically throughout the interview. Likewise Many Companies came & hired students. Ahead of me, more than 50% of students were placed. But hard work and patience gives your gift at a right time. I was on hold for 3 companies and was every day waiting for their result .Finally, In April out of 3 companies where I was on hold,2 companies selected me to be a part of their family and today I am in one of them. Few Takeaways: l Analyze yourself and be what you are in interview. l Please update yourself with basic information of Company coming for Placement. l MS Excel is must for every field. Give some time to excel & power point. l Be strong in your favorite subject. l Always mold your weakness as your strength. My Emotions: This whole experience was a like a roller coaster ride. We cried & laughed. But at last, the memories have been made their way to success. Placement season was started in Oct & continued till April. I must give credit to all my class mates and corporate relation members. I couldn't expect better than this. I, being one of the PAT cell members worked day and night for everybody's placement in my batch as well as mine. I remember the participation of my juniors at my placement time. They were enthusiastic. I am sure that they are doing better than us. In my whole life, I will not forget few people who helped me throughout the tough time. They stand behind me as a wall. One best place Bala Sir has made in College premises is Temple area. I will not forget the times I have spend alone or with my friends. BITM faculty was very cooperative & good to us. Now we all are a part of Sri Balaji Society. In last I will thank my parents for their blessings on me always. At last just want to extend my heartiest thanks to all members of Balaji society who have intentionally or non- intentionally helped me in grooming me and helping me in attaining whatever position I am holding at this point of time at cooperate level. Hard Work Pays!! Regards, Apurva Kharoo


Recent Posts By Others Aritra Barmanray Name- Aritra Barmanray From Balaji Institute of Telecom & Management Roll No: TM09-8109 Batch of 2009-11 Specialization: (Telecom & Marketing) And here is my campus placement experience, The beginning of the placement season did not go too well for me as I had a backlog and was not eligible for appearing in campus placements. Shortly after the first company, many other recruiters had lined up for selecting the best students to begin their corporate careers with their organizations. But I did not get de-motivated and prepared well for the exam. The exam went well and I managed to clear the paper. This made me eligible on the 17th of November 2010 and this alone made me happy. I was a bit selective in choosing companies in the beginning. The first company I appeared for was on the 23rd of November 2010. I had cleared the GD and a round of interview. But I got rejected in the final interviews. For me one struggle had ended and another had started. I did not make any decision in haste and waited for the right company. The next company I appeared for was on the 6th of December 2010. But success did not come in easy. I had to wait for a few more opportunities. Finally I came to know about this company which was scheduled to arrive on campus on the 17th of December 2010. It was the largest retailer in the country. I was initially not so inclined towards this specific industry. But since this was my 8th company and I was opportunities dwindling I thought of giving it a try. It was 8 in the morning and I was ready and sitting in the auditorium armed with an Economic Times quickly going through the main headlines. Apart from that I had gone through various internet and magazine articles to k now more about the industry and the company in specific. At 8:15 am the selection panel had arrived in the auditorium and they did not waste any time in starting the Pre Placement Briefing. Like the 400 others in the auditorium even I had doubts in my mind about the profile, package and place of posting. I was not particularly interested in roles based out of retail stores. But apart from those roles there were other openings as well in departments like Sales and Merchandising, Buying, Distribution, Analytics etc. The package on offer was 4.35 lakh p. A.


Recent Posts By Others This made me make up my mind to appear for the selection process along with 240 other student managers. I was not worried about the competition at all. This is because I considered myself more experienced than the others in facing Group Discussions and Interviews as I had already faced rejection in seven other processes. But this helped me introspect where I was going wrong. So, this time I was pretty confident and had a good feeling about it. The GD groups were divided and my name appeared in the 12th group. Initially it sounded like a long wait but there were six GD rooms. So, I had to wait not more than half an hour for my group's turn. In this entire while, I didn't talk to anyone and tried to stay calm and composed. Though other group members tried to break open a conversation with me, I was pretty arrogant and did not want anyone to know my frame of mind. Now we were called inside the GD room. I took a deep breath and entered. I made sure that I display a smile on my face throughout the duration I was inside. I unbuttoned my coat and sat in a comfortable posture. The GD topic was, “Is today's youth getting more attracted towards ill habits like smoking and drinking?” I had prepared well for such topics and scenarios. So I did not waste any time and started the discussion myself and added key points to the discussion. The group discussion lasted for twenty minutes and at the end when others had run out of points, I managed to say a quick summary of the entire discussion. After a while, at around 10:30 am the GD results were announced. Out of the initial 240 students, 85 were selected for the next round of the process. I was very glad that I made it through the first level. Everyone had expected that the next round would be an interview but it turned out to be another round of Group Discussions. New groups were formed. But the next GD was not about to happen before lunch. The worst part in any company selection process used to be the long wait which itself was killing. I could not eat anything because of the anxiety. The only thing I had since morning were three cups of coffee. But then, at 2:30 pm we were intimated that the second GD was about to begin. We moved towards the GD rooms. This time I was more confident. That is because the moderator in this GD was the same person who shortlisted me in the first GD. This was the first time in the day when I thought I was lucky. The topic was, “Should the government of India lift the current restrictions on FDI in retail?” I was well versed with the topic. Even In this GD I was the first person to break open the conversation. I was surprised to see that my counterparts had struggled to gather points on the topic and were confused what to say. I took advantage of the situation and fired all the ammunition I had. By the time I came out of the GD room I was sweating and my hands were shivering. Later when the result for the GD was announced, we came to know that it was not an elimination round and all of us were selected to face the interview panel. By


Recent Posts By Others now it was already 4 in the evening. Since there were 85 candidates to be interviewed, I was prepared to wait for long. I got the call for the interview at 7:30 in the evening. As I approached the Interview room I got to know that the interviewer happened to be the same gentleman who had shortlisted me in the GD. So, I thought maybe I left an impression on him and did not want to let it down. So I entered inside with a wide smile on my face and did not show any tiredness on my face even though the long wait was the most tiring thing in the entire process. The interviewer welcomed me and started with small talk to make me feel comfortable. I realised that he wanted to have a friendly chat rather than a formal interview. I was asked questions on my personal background, education, summer internship and my job experience. As the interview progressed the conversation was cornered around my summer project and then towards my previous job experience where I had substantial material to talk about. I told him about how I managed graduation college and a full time BPO job for two long years and yet Excelled in academics and was still a consistent performer at work. I was also asked questions on my job profile in the previous organization. I had nothing to hide or fake. Later during the interview I was asked whether I had any preference pertaining to a specific job role or place of posting. I knew I had to be smart in answering this question because this question often turns out to be a googly and a factor for rejection. So, I just said, my preference is learning and I am willing to learn whatever they feel is the best for me and that he would be the best judge. Then he smiled and asked whether I would be interested in working as an analyst in their MOVE team? I asked him, “What does that involve?” He gave me the most apt answer I had ever heard, “It involves in moving stuff from one place to the other.” I instantly said that I sounds good and I would be excited to work for the same profile. The interview lasted for 45 minutes and as far as I thought it went well. I came out of the interview room and went for another coffee break. It was now 10 pm. The placement coordinators came out with a short list. I was disheartened to know that my name was not on it. But I thought that it was too early to react. But I seriously could not believe that after coming this far I could lose it. Candidates who were not selected started to go back home. I stood in a corner and was about to burst into tears. But the immediate next moment another shortlist came out. The placement coordinator called me on my cell phone and informed me that one of the pane members was looking for me for another interview. I quickly handed my bag to a friend who was waiting all day with me for moral support and ran towards the interview area.


Recent Posts By Others This time it was someone else. The funny part was that both of us went to the room together. I opened the door and both of us took a seat at the same time. As he came to know that I was Bengali in origin we started a friendly conversation in Bengali. This time I was asked questions which were personal in nature like parents, siblings, girlfriends, friends etc. He asked me about my hobbies and my first reply was cooking. Then we discussed about the various cooking styles and recipes and our personal favourites. Then he asked, “What are the things you don't like when you visit one of our stores?” I replied, “The long queue at the billing counters and non availability of Gillette Series shave gel.” When I said that both of us burst into a laughter. Then he asked me about my Ms Excel Skills. Though I was already pretty good at it because of my previous job experience, I said that I consider myself an intermediate and not an expert. Then he said, “You have six months to brush up your skills.” That was something which sounded re-assuring. Both of us left the room together and the gentleman asked me if I had eaten anything. I said, “No.” Then he asked if I would like to join them for dinner. I bluntly replied, “ I will eat when I get the offer letter.” He Smiled and left. After a while when the results were about to be announced it was close to midnight. We were asked to assemble in the waiting room. The results were announced at the stroke of midnight. I was offered to work as an Analyst in the Distribution and Replenishment function. My name was in the shortlist and I had no idea how to react. I hugged my friends who were waiting with me and said to myself that its not the end but only a new beginning. Celebrations followed. Here are a few tips for my juniors: 1. Always speak the truth in the interview and be yourself. 2. Always be prepared to speak on any topic under the sun. Even if you speak non sense, speak with confidence. 3. Read as much as you can, not only news papers but magazines, internet articles, journals, novels etc. 4. Never lose patience and take rash decisions. Always be cold and calculative. Thank You AritraBarmanray.


Recent Posts By Others Arpit Patel Name-Arpit Patel TM 09 8206 Batch 2009-2011 PGDM Telecom BITM This is Arpit Patel one of the under performer student of BITM. My placement experience is like winning a heavyweight championship. But it is true that there is a shine at the end of tunnel. I got placed on 6th March 2011.I tried my luck in almost 25 companies before I got placed. I was not only chasing competition with BITM students but also with the students of other 3 institute. Sweet Story: I took admission in BITM to seek knowledge and to groom myself and definitely for a good job. It was very common for me to stay in a hostel as I have done my schooling from a boarding and graduation from a hostel 1st year was amazing full day class totally pack days no time for family no friends hostel to class and class to hostel. Than Later I realized this is life and from here only I have to pull my time for enjoyment and I did the same. But real journey started in 3rd semester. We came back from industrial training. It was great experience; half of my job exposure was through industrial training. Then real picture started in November with a big diversified group. I was very confident for GD and I was up to the mark by clearing each and every GD .But my name failed to appear in the final sheet. Some big Marketing, IT, consultancies came but many students were not eligible for the placement process including me. Time was not in favour of me. I failed every time. As I described I appeared for almost 25 companies would like to share some great. 1st Company: Not Eligible as I am a Computer Science graduate. My journey started beautifully as I was helpless, nothing could be done with my graduation. 2nd Company: IT Consultancy Company came in College with a quite good package. That day I was very confident .Process started with Group Discussion. A group was made of 11 students. I spoke very aggressively as it was the demand of the topic. I cleared GD and second round was technical interview, I just went blank for interview and I was finally out. 3rd Company: I remember was from Telecom Internet provider. I missed the great opportunity as I didn't clear the written process. It was a time game. Maximum questions were to be solved in less time. So a competition was high & I didn't clear the cut off. I was disappointed that day because I was aware of the work culture & corporate environment of this company. 4th Company: It was starting February when marketing companies were made


Recent Posts By Others open. My mates were not interested in marketing company but my motive was just to get placed because I was on the verge of depression. It was a good brand with handsome package. Expectations were high that day. Groups were made. I cleared GD but was out of personal interview again. 5th Company: I was Shattered after the final result of this marketing company. I was 100% confident after GD and Personal Interview. HR of that company came out had a healthy discussion with me. He assured me that I have cleared the process. And result will be declared after 10 days. On 11th day selected students sheet was disclosed and I was out that sheet. 6th Company: After a gap of almost 15 days two companies were in line in next two days with very good package and of our field. On 5th march presentation was scheduled on 9:00 am in the morning. We all appeared and were aware of the fact that it could be our last chance of getting placed in a good company. It was post lunch time & everyone were busy in recollecting their thoughts for GD. We had a healthy competition. I cleared GD and also cleared PI and was very delighted and amuzed.Later they informed only 6 students cleared the process and final round of interview is in Mumbai after a week. I was very sure to clear that too. 7th Company: Finally the D day arrived I was confident as day before I have been short listed for final selection process so there was a hope that If I failed here I could work hard for Mumbai session. Group of 13 were formed and we formed a half circle. I was sitting on extreme corner. GD topic was Shahrukh Khan VS Amitabh Bachchan. I started the GD with a firm point but later I realized that scene was like fish market everyone were screaming ,pointing fingers and I was quit, I entered Thrice started the GD , came once in mid of the flow and concluded whole GD. Our GD was was scheduled for 10 mins but supervisors were so bored that they requested us to leave the room within 8 mins. I was as unhappy as this was my worst GD ever. I was sitting idle till the shortlist was declared. It was 8 in the night we appeared for PI. I was very happy with my interview as interviewer was very happy with my industrial training and my training experience was enough for him to select. What I understand from all GD'S I attended: Be always an initiator. Give a chance to others when required. Make valid and healthy points. Facilitator makes an eye on each & everyone. Ability to work in a team Communication skills Leadership skills Be a good Listener. There were two interviews Panel and I was made to appear on both. Questions they asked:


Recent Posts By Others My family background. Industrial Training Proficiency in Excel & Power Point. What I understand by Account Management My salary expectations Location constraints. My Suggestions: Be real to Interviewers. Be confident about what you are saying. Be outspoken and prepare yourself before appearing for a interview The day was different from the other days. I maintained the calmness. Not only me but my mates helped me a lot. Normally we find a tense faces during this time. But we were just enjoying those moments with a light jokes & humorous talks. Few Takeaways: Please update yourself with basic information of Company coming for Placement. MS Excel is must for every field. Give some time to excel & power point. Be strong in your favourite subject. “Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary�. This whole experience was a like a roller coaster ride. We cried & laughed. But at last, the memories have been made. Placement season was started in Oct & continued till April. I must give credit to all my class mates. I couldn't expect better than this. BITM PAT cell worked day and night. BITM faculty was very cooperative & good to us. Now we all are a part of Sri Balaji Society. In last I will thank my parents for their blessings on me always. Guys!! Work hard and do your best. Regards Arpit Patel arpitpatel17@gmail.com


Recent Posts By Others Ms. Arpita Shah I am Ms. Arpita Shah Roll no - TM-09 8161 From Dual B, BITM,} From the academic year 2009-11 Passed In August 2011 My Specialization is in Telecom & Marketing I finally got placed in my 3rd company. This is about my campus placement experience. I got placed in on 22nd September 2010. 1. Placement Journey started with the 1st company in campus that was in September. There was no criterion in 1st company to seat for placement. So all wanted to sit. Around 200 students sit for placement process from BITM only. First round was GD in the group of 12 people. Groups made randomly .My group was 6th to go for GD. The GD topic was “effectiveness of media sting operations� with 2 judges from company.Whole GD was like fish market .Everyone wanted to speak .No one was listening to other. I got only 1 chance to speak and in 6 mins Judges said stop and go. No one was selected from my group for further process as whole GD was mess. Only 4 people got selected from whole BITM mass for PI. They Held PI after 1 week to their office. And in PI they selected only 1 person in final selection from BITM. 2. After around 1 week, we had 3 companies visiting our campus in 1 day.Here we have criteria to seat in placement if you have cleared all exams and with 90% attendance. So number of applicants was less compare to 1st Company. Here all 4 colleges were seating for placement processes together. The first company had arrived and the session starts with a pre-placement talk by the company executives - company's services, market presence, growth component and work culture, it covers them all. This is followed by a brief explanation of the skill sets required for employment and the procedure the company will follow for the ensuing recruitment. The actual recruitment procedure started with a Group Discussion Started with 1st Company on that day overview and Job description PPT. They put criteria of selection. Only 70%+ marks students can seat for process. So I was not eligible for that. Around 200 students went through the process and after several rounds only 2 selected from all 4 colleges.


Recent Posts By Others 3. 2nd company on same day gave their presentation. Interesting People had to give CV. After their PPT we had some detail presentation about 3rd company on same day also. Placement process for both the companies started together. So much rush to go from 1 company's process to another. 1st I sat for 3rd company's GD. GD group was around 10 people with mix students of all colleges. The topic was given before 5 min and given time to think. Topic was “Is MBA necessary to become a good leader� . One guy had started with assertive manner of topic. I got 3-4 chances to speak but I spoke about my idea about the topic with examples. And I found we need to prove our point with real life example. GD was good all able to speak. Around 10 mins, given for GD. Then after GD of all groups they declared the results of selected candidates for PI.I was selected for PI.I was on 11th number in PI candidate list. Total 30 students were selected from GD to give PI. After a long wait in evening my number came to give PI. When I entered the PI room, I saw 3 aged people with smile on their face. First they ask me about my introduction. I gave my details. One was seeing my CV and other one was listening to me. All three guys started with questions, one was asking about academic my previous background before I can complete the answer another asked about my job experience again before I can complete the answer third person asked about my family background. QUESTIONS ASKED IN PI: Q-1: tell us about you, Arpita A-1: Myself Arpita shah, I am from Ahmedabad, Gujarat. I have completed my engineering and pursuing PGDM in telecom & Marketing. My biggest strength is my confidence and ability to learn and my weakness is my strict to follow time schedule which makes me angry If I can't meet the deadline. Q.2: What about your family? A-2: I explained about my family members and what they do. As they get to know that I have responsibility of my home they asked next question. Q-3: How do you manage to work as you have responsibilities of your home? A-3: As I have managed to study in Pune with 95% + attendance and throughout 1st class result also supporting my family in their need, I can manage my home and my job & do justice to each. You know many women are doing so .


Recent Posts By Others Q-4: what about your previous job? A-4: I gave explanation about where I was working, my post, my Key responsibilities and why I left that job. They asked about sales & marketing, branding, general knowledge questions, company related questions like what the products of company are and why you want to join them, why they hire me etc. They got impressed by my answer of branding of their products .And also they were trying to create pressure and confusion by asking multiple question with multiple subject at same time which I was handling in good manner. My attitude was positive and so much confident. After 45 min PI round they asked to go and wait for results. And thus my interview came to an end. The results were announced at 8:30, and by that time I had already left home. The coordinators called me and that I had been selected and that I need to come back to the college for the HR addressal. After 2 hours of my PI, I got information of final selection. Total 9 students selected from SBS.Six girls and three boys. When I came back, HR congratulated me and welcomed me to the company. They gave brief about further processing of joining for few mins and at 10pm on same day I was placed. My advice to the juniors: 1. Please take their academics seriously. Gain Knowledge doesn't read to fetch good marks only. In corporate life you need to apply all theories so to do that your concept should be clear. 2. Read newspapers daily. That not only increases your knowledge in current affairs but also gives you an edge over others when it comes to speaking in a group discussion and putting some valid points. 3. be adaptable to the change and accept it 4. Give relevant examples in GD to prove your points. If you speak once in whole GD it doesn't affect your selection. It is necessary whatever you speak it should add value. Thanks Arpita Shah


Recent Posts By Others Asha I am Asha Registration Number- TM 09 – 8009 Balaji Institute of Telecom & Management (Dual A) Batch : 2009-11 Speacialization : Marketing Dear Friends, It gives me immense pleasure to share my placement experience with you all. I have joined XYZ company in Hyderabad and have been absorbed as a Functional Consultant in SAP. Placement Experience:Right from the beginning, Even though I was from the Marketing Specialization I was sure that I don't want sales Profile. I was eligible for the Campus Placement Processes from the Day 1. As everybody wants to get placed in the first Company coming for Campus Placements, it was my dream to get placed in the first company as it was offering good profile as well as good package along with the brand name. But somehow it couldn't happen. I was rejected in the first company. Even though I chose the companies I sit for carefully, I faced rejections in the final rounds, this added up to a lot of tension and frustration. My mistake in the process was to look for all qualities in the company. A combination of good package, brand name and job profile. Then I realized I should know what exactly I want, what are my expectations from the job, what I can deliver to the organization in the best possible way. After this I realized there are three things what any one can expect from the job 1. Job profile 2. Package 3. Brand Name Finally I decided if I get any 2 of the above I will sit for that company. Even after setting up these criteria, I got rejected in 3 companies and XYZ where I work is the 4th company satisfying 2 out of the 3 criteria I have set for my first company where I wanted to work. 1. Job Profile—SAP Consultant (Functional) 2. Brand Name 3. I didn't get very good package but it was decent enough to start with. As in SAP companies don't pay more to the fresher's. Campus Placement Rounds: 1. Confirmation for the company XYZ We have been briefed by Dimple Ma'm about the profile company was offering and there was 2 yrs bond as they were offering SAP profile.


Recent Posts By Others I liked the profile and the company was also an MNC and a reputed one and I gave my confirmation for the same. 2. DAY 1 It started with the Pre-Placement Talk. 2 HRs and 2 Associate Directors came for the recruitment process. They started discussing about the company Profile and then they came to the Job Profile they were offering. The profile which they were providing was quite impressive. But there was a 2yr bond which was not less. Anyways, we already had decided to sit for the process. Round 1:-- Aptitude Test Around 65 people appeared for the Aptitude test. 30 out of 65 cleared the first round. Aptitude test contained Quantitative reasoning and Verbal Reasoning as well as Visual Reasoning. This is how I cleared my first round. Round 2:-- Presentation on the Summer Internship performed. This was already been told during the briefing that everyone who is appearing for the process should be ready with their presentation on topic of their respective Summer Internship done. I was ready with my ppt. I did my Summer Internship with Godrej and Boyce manufacturing company ltd. There were 4 members in the panel. PPT was appreciated by all and they asked few questions. I answered them very confidently. After this round I had that feeling that I will clear my Presentation round. PPT round was for 20 min per person. Out of 30 candidates 15 got selected in this round. 3. DAY 2 By the end of the Day 1 results for the 2nd round was announced and I was eligible for the 3rd round. Round 3 :-- Interview This round was very light. This was a kind of HR interview for around 15 min. There were 2 members in the panel. Questions asked were :Introduce yourself Tell me something about your family background Why you want to join our company? Being a Marketing student how do you justify that Consultant job is suitable for you. Are you ready to be work anywhere in India? Are you ready to work in shift timings, may be in night shifts? Discuss about your strengths & weaknesses


Recent Posts By Others Tell me something about services (particularly IT) sector in India? What do you know about the company? Are you ready to sign the bond? You seem like a creative person why do you want to be recruited in the technical sector? This all happened in my interview round. After the interviews of all the 15 candidates done, Result was announced and 6 of us finally got into this company. We all were very happy . This is what my Placement Experience was. Piece of Advice to juniors:Sooner or Later you will get placed when you are in Sri BalajiSociety . But the most important thing is one should not loosePatience . Nervousness, Tension, Frustration and Anxiety will be there when you are not placed in the early placement season.But these things will reduce your chance of getting selected in some company. One should work on stress management.Always be focused and never compare yourself with others. You should be calm and composed ,confident while attending any Placement process . Attitude matters a lot. But then, if you are not selected in some particular company doesn't mean that you are weaker than others who got selected. Just think, recruiters did not want the qualities which you have within you. What was their requirement based on the job profile, they selected only those students. Just give your best. One day that 'The Day' will come. In the end I am really thankful to Bala Sir, PAT, the college for all their efforts and hard work. I would like to thank Sri Balaji Society for giving me such a wonderful platform to express myself and for making me what I am today. Thanks & Regards, AshaDevjani (TM09-8009) BITM


Recent Posts By Others Asha I am Asha Registration Number- TM 09 – 8005 Balaji Institute of Telecom & Management (Dual A) Batch : 2009-11 Speacialization : Marketing Dear Friends, It gives me immense pleasure to share my placement experience with you all. I have joined XYZ company in Hyderabad and have been absorbed as a Functional Consultant in SAP. Placement Experience:Right from the beginning, Even though I was from the Marketing Specialization I was sure that I don't want sales Profile. I was eligible for the Campus Placement Processes from the Day 1. As everybody wants to get placed in the first Company coming for Campus Placements, it was my dream to get placed in the first company as it was offering good profile as well as good package along with the brand name. But somehow it couldn't happen. I was rejected in the first company. Even though I chose the companies I sit for carefully, I faced rejections in the final rounds, this added up to a lot of tension and frustration. My mistake in the process was to look for all qualities in the company. A combination of good package, brand name and job profile. Then I realized I should know what exactly I want, what are my expectations from the job, what I can deliver to the organization in the best possible way. After this I realized there are three things what any one can expect from the job 1. Job profile 2. Package 3. Brand Name Finally I decided if I get any 2 of the above I will sit for that company. Even after setting up these criteria, I got rejected in 3 companies and XYZ where I work is the 4th company satisfying 2 out of the 3 criteria I have set for my first company where I wanted to work. 1. Job Profile—SAP Consultant (Functional) 2. Brand Name 3. I didn't get very good package but it was decent enough to start with. As in SAP companies don't pay more to the fresher's. Campus Placement Rounds: 1. Confirmation for the company XYZ We have been briefed by Dimple Ma'm about the profile company was offering and there was 2 yrs bond as they were offering SAP profile. I liked the profile and the company was also an MNC and a reputed one and I gave my confirmation for the same.


Recent Posts By Others 2. DAY 1 It started with the Pre-Placement Talk. 2 HRs and 2 Associate Directors came for the recruitment process. They started discussing about the company Profile and then they came to the Job Profile they were offering. The profile which they were providing was quite impressive. But there was a 2yr bond which was not less. Anyways, we already had decided to sit for the process. Round 1:-- Aptitude Test Around 65 people appeared for the Aptitude test. 30 out of 65 cleared the first round. Aptitude test contained Quantitative reasoning and Verbal Reasoning as well as Visual Reasoning. This is how I cleared my first round. Round 2:-- Presentation on the Summer Internship performed. This was already been told during the briefing that everyone who is appearing for the process should be ready with their presentation on topic of their respective Summer Internship done. I was ready with my ppt. I did my Summer Internship with Godrej and Boyce manufacturing company ltd. There were 4 members in the panel. PPT was appreciated by all and they asked few questions. I answered them very confidently. After this round I had that feeling that I will clear my Presentation round. PPT round was for 20 min per person. Out of 30 candidates 15 got selected in this round. 3. DAY 2 By the end of the Day 1 results for the 2nd round was announced and I was eligible for the 3rd round. Round 3 :-- Interview This round was very light. This was a kind of HR interview for around 15 min. There were 2 members in the panel. Questions asked were :Introduce yourself Tell me something about your family background Why you want to join our company? Being a Marketing student how do you justify that Consultant job is suitable for you.


Recent Posts By Others Are you ready to be work anywhere in India? Are you ready to work in shift timings, may be in night shifts? Discuss about your strengths & weaknesses Tell me something about services (particularly IT) sector in India? What do you know about the company? Are you ready to sign the bond? You seem like a creative person why do you want to be recruited in the technical sector? This all happened in my interview round. After the interviews of all the 15 candidates done, Result was announced and 6 of us finally got into this company. We all were very happy . This is what my Placement Experience was. Piece of Advice to juniors:Sooner or Later you will get placed when you are in Sri BalajiSociety . But the most important thing is one should not loosePatience . Nervousness, Tension, Frustration and Anxiety will be there when you are not placed in the early placement season.But these things will reduce your chance of getting selected in some company. One should work on stress management.Always be focused and never compare yourself with others. You should be calm and composed ,confident while attending any Placement process . Attitude matters a lot. But then, if you are not selected in some particular company doesn't mean that you are weaker than others who got selected. Just think, recruiters did not want the qualities which you have within you. What was their requirement based on the job profile, they selected only those students. Just give your best. One day that 'The Day' will come. In the end I am really thankful to Bala Sir, PAT, the college for all their efforts and hard work. I would like to thank Sri Balaji Society for giving me such a wonderful platform to express myself and for making me what I am today. Thanks & Regards, AshaDevjani(TM09-8005) BITM


Recent Posts By Others Ashish Maheshwari Hi, I'am Ashish Anand Maheshwari, Registration Number.TM 09-8304, from Class Telecom, Division C from BITM, from the academic year 2009, passed out on2011. My specialization is inTelecom& IT. I am finally placed in Company 3. First of all I would like to thank you for giving me this opportunity. The day I got placed was one of the most memorable days of my life and one of the biggest among all my small- small achievements till day. It was my second company for campus placement process. The failure in the first one made me a bit cautious and at the same time little bit nervous too but if you take the other side of the coin it made me to go an extra mile for the efforts I should put in.First company was of Non-IT sector but was a well-known group and was offering a decent package. So it was definitely a opportunity for me. I was not well prepared as because of some attendance issue and all I was in the list of eligible candidates at last moment. Selection process was of two rounds, one was GD and other was PI. In GD groups were created of 8 at random. Topics were social and political or economic based. I was bit nervous and was praying that our group should get a topic related to something on Economy because that was my strength and I was not used to speak that confidently on topics related to social or political. Luck didn't favored my and topic was a social one. I didn't give up but by my performance I knew in my heart that I am not up to the mark. But being first company I was relaxed and didn't get that much tensed hoping that there are many more to come. Second company was an IT giant and one of my dream companies. I did my internship here and was very much keen to join this IT brand. My performance in the internship was very good and I was sure once I cleared the aptitude test I will be surely through. This feeling gave me extra confidence. But I couldn't clear Aptitude test and was out of the process straight away. This really hurt me as this was the golden chance for me and that too for my dream company which I didn't expected that it will come to our campus. But 2011 was year of miracle for SBS; all corporate giants were in lineup to grab the students of SBS. I was getting a feel that I missed something in my preparation and was now feeling the heat and tension of placement season. But I made up my mind to give my best in the next one to come and was keenly waiting for it.


Recent Posts By Others After few days I got a call for my third company and this was out of box. This time I did my homework which included scanning company website, my role details, what they can expect out of an MBA for this role, technology updates and as well as latest updates related to Indian and global economy. It helped me to boost up my confidence. I couldn't afford to lose this chance again. I heard that opportunity never knocks twice but it did in my case and at any cost I shouldn't lose it. Next day was my D-day. The process was quite simple and well communicated in prior. The company HR and few other officials gave presentation about the company unit for which they are hiring. This brought more clarity in my mind about my future role in which I was dying to get fit in. Next was the technical round which included questions about my MBA internship, engineering project, and various technical aspects related to telecom world like eTOM, TMN, ITIL, MPLS & some other routing protocols. After clearing technical round I was called for HR round which included questions on Indian Economy, Stock Market, Brand management & many other marketing aspects. HR founded me suitable candidate for the role he is offering so he offered me the job straightaway as soon as interview was over. I was first one to get selected so was bit surprised about getting the offer letter straight away but it was mixed with joy and some bit of relaxation in my mind. Then HR asked about the selection process of the college for students, which entrance test they consider, about other sister institutes and also confirmed twice that weather this through first class criteria is been strictly followed or not. I gave the answers which are true and could market our SBS in best possible way. Rest was all about getting wishes from everywhere and parties This was all about my experience and I thank to my parents, God, Bala Sir, Vignesh sir and rest of SBS for it. So in short getting in SBS was a wonderful experience for me which I will remember forever. Thanks & Regards, AshishMaheshwari


Recent Posts By Others Ashish Singh Hi, I am Ashish Singh, Registration Number TM-09-8006 from Class of marketing & finance, Dual-A, BITM. From the academic year 09-11 passed out on 2011. my specialization is in Marketing & finance. I am finally placed in Company A. My campus placement experiences as follows.1 was the first company which came to our campus at 19th September. First round was GD. I appeared for the GD with confidence and a bit of nervousness. There were 10 people in our group including me. The topic which was given to us was “customization.” The discussion started with lots of passion and some valid points like the benefits of customization, which company started it initially, why this does provide an edge over your competitor etc. I spoke 3rd in the group and managed to speak with some text book theories and examples. The discussion went for 15 minutes and then called off. The result came after half an hour and unfortunately (for me) I could not make it. May be some more points and facts would have been handy. But overall it was a great learning experience which indeed helped me for my further processes. After wards I sat for couple of more companies like 2, 3, &4. But I was not able to get it through. In all these companies the first round was aptitude test. This contained questions from mathematics, reasoning and English. Solving the questions was not a problem but to solve them in allotted time was a bit tricky. So the 2 findings which I got from these rejections were; Attempt each section of the aptitude test equally (for that you need to be good in each of the sections) and do it all in the given time. Having sat for all these companies, I had a good experience of written test. Which helped me in cracking the first round of the 5th company; the aptitude test. Now it was the presentation round, in which all of the individuals who came from clearing the aptitude test, had been given a topic to prepare and make a simple presentation of 5 minutes on it with the help of chart papers. My topic was “selling a car with an innovative idea.” I prepared some content and sketched a plan on the sheet. But again it did not turn into my favor. I was not selected for the next round.


Recent Posts By Others I could make out after this process that I was good with my presentation skill but the creativity with the sheet was not effective enough to sail me through. Companies were coming and all sort of things were going in mind. The GD topics, facing the recruiters, handling the pressure, it was all there. Finally the day came which every student manager waits for. It was 16th November when company “A “came to our campus. The first round was aptitude test. There were around 250 student managers who appeared for the process. The test contained 30 questions including mathematics, reasoning and English. Which we had to do in 45 minutes. I made 16 right attempts and got selected for the GD round. 6 GD groups were formed, each containing 12 people. I was in the first GD group and the topic given to us was Reservation. I initiated the GD with some facts like, when it was started, what was the reason behind this etc. every one spoke one by one and gave each other a fair chance. It was a well behaved discussion where every participator got a chance to speak twice at least. The recruiters praised us for this and looked happy. The result came after an hour and I made it to the next round which happened to be extempore. I got the topic “lipstick" to speak on. I spoke for 1 minute with all the information I had regarding my topic with a bit of wit and humor involved. (Since the topic was slightly different from other common topics which were usually given to my fellow mates, I decided to put it differently). It worked in my favor and I cleared the round. Now it was the time for interviews. First it was the technical one. In which they asked me about basics of marketing, my project, and regarding the job profile they were offering. Since I had marketing stream there were questions on 4 P'S, BCG matrix and Ansoff grid. I gave the best of answers as per my knowledge. The interview went for 15 minutes. And it was a good Q&A session. When I came out from the room that was the time when I believed that “today I am going to be selected”. And the result said it too. I was in for the last round; The HR interview. There were 2 interviewers in the HR interview round. One was asking questions and second was sitting behind me (To judge the body language & confidence of a candidate while giving the answers). They asked about family details and choice of place to work. It was a short interview and hardly went for 5 minutes. All went well and I was through. It was 11.30 at night and my name was announced. Finally I was going to be amongst one of those who


Recent Posts By Others really belong to the corporate world. The feeling was unexplainable and still it is. Some lessons which I have learnt and would want the upcoming managers to have a look on1) Text book theories are very much important to get command on your stream. Current examples and case study would only come good if one has got his/her concepts clear. 2) Each day go through the newspaper provided by the college. Apart from the business newspapers do read the other ones too. It would be the core factor of your GD round. 3) Making presentations in class rooms will help enhancing your confidence, communication and knowledge which ultimately creates a firm base for success in your recruitment process. My best wishes for my junior student managers. Just be confident and have patience. Each one of you would make it. Thanks & Regards Ashish

Avi Dongre I m Avi Dongre Registration No. TM 09-8209 BITM Dual "C" Telecom Batch 2009-11 Respected Sir, Hello All, This is AviDongre, Student of BITM 2009-11 batch sharing my campus placement experience. As the student of telecom management and done BE in Electronics and communication (ENTC), i.e. having both technical knowledge and managerial skill, I always wanted the profile of techno-managerial. Telecom placement generally starts late compare to other college (BIMM, BIIB, BIMHRD), as telecom batch used to go for the internship late. But for 2009-11 batch we had our internship done right after the 2nd sem examination. Our batch had an internship in May & June 2010 and telecom's placement was going to start on the month of November. So we had couple of months in hand to prepare our self for the placement and


Recent Posts By Others brush up our technical skills. And the day came when first company was in the campus in mid Nov'10. The placement procedure was presentation, group discussion, and the last personal interview (HR+Technical). After seeing the presentation and knowing the profile I decided to go for further rounds. But that was not my day as something better was waiting for me. Before I placed around 12 companies visited campus and I sat in 5 of them. In these 5 companies I failed to crack all the rounds of the selection process. It was frustrating I stay calm and told myself that this is a learning experience and this is a time to sharpen our axe. And the day comes when I placed in one of the company everyone wish to be the part of. Brief description of process: Formal Power point presentation by the company Technical Aptitude Test Mental Aptitude Test Topic oriented Group Discussion General Group discussion Technical & HR Interview 1. The processor starts with the power presentation . I was listening with 100% attention as I knew some of the company ask questions(PI) correlated to the points shared in the presentation. So always consider it as the important part of the selection processor. 2. Technical aptitude test: There were around 50 questions to solve and time limit given was 1 hrie 1 mint each question. The type of questions was mixed in such a way that it has almost cover all the technical topics right from the eng 1st semester to telecom management final semester. So it was a fair way of judging students technical competency. 3. Mental Aptitude test: It also consists of 50 questions. Types of question was based on English, quantitative analysis, and reasoning. After around 1 hrs result was announced for written test. Company was looking for student cleared both test is TAT as well as MAT. Out of around 70 students only 20 had cleared both test and I was one of them. These 20 students were made into two group of each 10 for next round Group Discussion (GD). 4. Group Discussion: Along with me 9 students were called for the GD and the topic given was telecom technology related i.e. 3G roadmap and 15 minutes were allotted 13 minutes to speak and 2 minutes to think over it. Then the GD starts, I was not the initiator but then get involved into the discussion after 4 to 5 minutes later and I put my points crystal clear at every interval but as it was a GD among the Telecom tigers so as a result soon after sometime that discussion is converted into a debate and HR being the moderator has interrupted and ask


Recent Posts By Others everyone to put their point one by one thru which everyone gets the fair opportunity to put their points. 5. Second Group Discussion: After the first GD ends around 8 to 10 shortlisted students were asked to come for the second GD it was more of a general talk among each other and the topic given by the HR is what do you think about our recruitment process today? I suggested some suggestions for improvement in the process. 6. Technical & HR Interview: After covering this much distance of crossing all the hurdles I knew this was my golden chance to grab the opportunity with both ends and to be honest I was very nervous. I entered the room. There was panel of three, 1 was HR and other two was for the technical interview, I gather myself and greet all of them. PI begins Q1> Tell me something about yourself which is not here in your resume. (Second question was on cost optimization in telecom site) Q2> How do you minimize the cost in telecom. Ans: a) By Tower sharing: As the telecom subs continuously increasing there is need to strong telecom infra to maintain good network availability and to fulfill customer satisfaction. So, service operators needs to build more tower, which include large capex as well as opex to achieve this. But by tower sharing or passive infra sharing this capex and opex to install new tower can be reduce. b) By implementing solar Panel at BTS sites: Diesel is the major cost incurring for running DG in the sites where SEB or State Electricity is not available. There are 3 source of power supply for BTS ie SEB, DG, and Battery. For running the DG, diesel is required which in turn increase the cost. So by running the site with the help of solar panel cost per site can be reduce. Q3> Technical questions were asked: Fiber optic principle Splicing Machine working Types of Fiber Optics VPN 3G related questions Q4> Why you did MBA after engineering? Q5> There were questions related to major project done in Engineering, they were asking in & out of the project. Q6> after that there were more of general talk, they were asking about the family background, location will be a problem for you or not.


Recent Posts By Others And then in last they said it was very nice interviewing you, all the best and enjoy. After some time they announced the final result and 5 of us from BITM Telecom & IT got selected in the co Thanks and All the best.

Ayesha Tewary I am Ayesha Tewary, BITM, Dual B 2009-11 Batch, Specialization - Telecom & Marketing, Roll No. TM-09-8110 Campus experience….. Actually it starts from the day we enter to SBS….attendance criteria……no BACKLOGS!!!!!! But I was unfortunately fortunate that I had to write a back paper (which I had missed) and was not eligible for the first few companies…..and believe me I would never regret that….That is why I got into this profile, perfect package and the perfect job……. Assistant Manager – Admin and Infrastructure Development. My experience had been a lot easier than most other people from the first round…..But initially a lot went into it, the company was open for only MM and not any of the other colleges in the campus. There was this profile which specifically asked for students with a Hotel Management background. And there were only 2 students from MM with the same background, and because I was a placement coordinator for TM, me and my fellow placement coordinators tried our best to open the company for other campuses too. After a lot of struggle and continuous follow ups with the HR of the company, they agreed to consider students from all the Four Institutes for this particular profile. Though at first I was a bit skeptical about the profile, but when I went through the profile I felt that this is my job….no targets, no field work and at the same time, full utilization of my knowledge earned during MBA and bachelors degree and utilization of my previous work ex with the Taj… The first criterion was: Hotel Management background and I was lucky enough to be the only one in BITM. The D day- 27th November,2010 I came to college fully decked up for some rigorous interview and GD. Perfect attire and full confidence was how I entered the auditorium. The panel of two members arrived at around 11 am and both


Recent Posts By Others were ladies. They asked us some basic questions and wanted to check our knowledge about the company, being well prepared I answered some, the best way is to go through the Company website one day prior to the interview. The company website has a lot of information that can be used during the interview, knowing which indicates that you are genuinely interested in being a part of the organization. The first round: The first round for students for marketing profile was a GD round and We, the students for Admin profile was asked to wait. At around 1.30 we were told that there was only a PI round since we were very few in number. I was the last one for PI. PI round: The moment I entered the PI room I was greeted and asked to sit. HR asked me: Tell me something about yourself. I told her about myself, my background, family, schooling, work ex etc. What was your job profile in Taj: I told her about the profile, and that I was selected as an MT for the Taj, and gradually got designated as Assistant Manager, Accommodation Operations in Lake Palace, Udaipur They were quiet enthralled to know more about the hotel and gave them a complete virtual experience of the hospitality of Taj Lake Palace. They asked me some questions on whether I know how the industry works, and whether I would be comfortable in relocating from one place to another. I said I was quite flexible and would not mind travelling to places and relocating as career is more important and these initial years are the ones which make a lot of difference in shaping your career. We were told that the interview for that day was over and need to wait for the next rounds. With no idea about what 's going to come next we returned home and the next day we came to know that me and Titikshya from BIMM was shortlisted for the next interview and that is a telephonic round. Two days went by when we didn't get any news about our next round of interview. I actually had butterflies in my stomach thinking about the telephonic round, in which the VP of my vertical was to interview me. I was wondering whether he will be convinced by my approach and answers over the phone, and also thought that since it was the last round it would just be a cake walk. But somehow the wait was making me really nervous.


Recent Posts By Others 2 days later, I was following my daily routine and went to the PAT Cell to start my work for the day. As soon as I reached the office and started making calls to different companies, I got a call from MM PAT cell saying that I had the telephonic interview in the next half an hour. I felt 'Oh Gosh….' I was taken by a surprise, but I guess some things just have to happen impromptu. I went to the MM PAT cell and attended the telephonic round of interview. The telephonic round : It was scheduled on 29th November 2010 with the VP Admin & Infra. He asked questions about strengths and weakness rating against people skills and job orientation – I rated myself 10/10 on Job Orientation and stated that I was a perfectionist! In People skills I rated myself (after a bit of a thought) 8/10 to be true. Situation analysis – He gave me a situation from a day to day activity and wanted to check how what actions would I take to control it, basically he was checking my presence of mind. General knowledge about MIS and report making Service sector knowledge We were awaiting results and few days had passed since we gave the last round of interview. And it was just before our Midsems for Marketing Management when I got the news at 10 in the night from Dimple Ma'am…….I AM PLACED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was the best package of that year from TM!!!! And a role that suits me just perfect. I would like to mention my friend Deepshikha here, who stood by me all through the process of getting the company to look at TM right till the end of the entire process. You always need friends to support you through your anxiety and achievements!! Company A had recruited me as Assistant Manager – Admin & Infrastructure … am posted in Bangalore….perfect job…role and package to add on….I got what I wanted….what more could I ask for!!!!!!! The company was looking for confidence, basic knowledge, personality and the eagerness to mould oneself to the cultures of the organization. They believed that if the candidate has the right attitude he/she can be groomed to the company requirements. You just need to be confident in whatever you are saying, carry a positive attitude, smile, do not look nervous, and if you are good with your communication, half the battle is won…. Trust me!!!! So those of you who think about how, when, which company…..sit back and think… firstly do you really want to be in that particular company, if yes, then prepare yourself in such a way, that the company does not have any option but to make you a part of them!! All the best juniors……Dream onnnnnn!!!!!


Recent Posts By Others Bharti Chaudhary I am Bharti Chaudhary Roll Number TM09 - 8008, from Class Marketing & Finance, Division A from BITM, from the academic year 2009-11, passed out in May 2011. My specialization is in Marketing & Finance. I am finally placed in Company A (It was my 8th company). It gives me immense pleasure and I am really please to express my self in this platform provided by our college. So here I present the most awaited experience, that is my experience about the Campus Placement. My campus placement experience was really very amazing and challenging as I had to go through the very tough rounds of technical interviews. In the last week of December, we were asked to come for the presentation of a company. After the presentation it was announced that the entire process will take two days and comprised of: 1) CV shortlisting 2) Aptitude Test 3) Technical Interview 4) HR round 5) Technical Interview CV shortlisting: CVs of interested students were sent to the company. The CVs were critically scrutinized by the company bases which the candidates were short-listed for the next round. I was super excited as the first step was passed. Aptitude Test: Aptitude test was conducted for the students who were shortlisted in the first round. This test comprised of the following sections: 1) English & Communication skills 2) Reasoning skills 3) Maths& Data interpretation 4) Little bit of finance The results for this test were announced in the late evening and I was really really very happy to hear that I was the only student who was shortlisted from BITM marketing batch. These two processes were conducted during the first day. Then the next day i.e. the second day began. I was called for the first round of technical interview at around 7am. That night I was not being able to sleep also‌‌ I was preparing for the interviews and just praying to God for my final selection. Before I went for my interview I did a massive research on the company and their culture. I prepared some basic questions like 'Why you want to join our


Recent Posts By Others company', 'What are your strengths and weakness', 'Tell me something about your interns and initiatives taken in college'. Read your CV properly, have a command over what you learnt in interns, highlight the initiatives taken by you other than academics. Just be confident and sure of what exactly you what from a job and the company don't try to flatter them. Ensure them that you are able to give what exactly they expect from you, than you would sustain and would have a long-term relationship with the company Technical Interview: The first process of Day 2 started. I was the first candidate to be called in the interview room. The interviewer began the process by asking my name and background. Simultaneously, he was crosschecking what I was saying with what was written in the CV. The interview comprised of following sections in which I was asked various questions. 1) Personal details round 2) Summer internship project 3) Case study round (based on various marketing models, my summer internship project), SWOT Analysis of a telecom company 4) Reasoning round 5) General knowledge round (name of CEO's, current news, economic news). So please do read the newspapers daily to keep yourself updated. My first technical interview was amazing and it took around one and half hours. I was called for the HR round in a short while. HR Round: It was quite relaxing. I was asked: 1) Tell me your name, the place where I came from, graduation college 2) What do you know about our company? 3) Why should I take you? 4) Why should I reject you? 5) Where do you see yourself 5 years down the line in our company? 6) Why did you choose this stream in MBA? 7) 2 strengths and 2 weaknesses 8) Can you describe yourself in one word 9) Current news 10) My family background My HR round was also good and it took around one hour. Then at around 3:30pm results were announced. I was shortlisted for the last round. Oh God!!!!!! At that moment I was bit nervous. I was informed that my interview will be the last. I was waiting for my chance to come………sitting alone on the BITM entrance stairs…….thinking just one and only one thing……” MERA SELECTION HOGA NA”….. . Then I was called for the last and final round.


Recent Posts By Others Technical round: It was quite similar to the first technical interview. It included the same sections……. But the questions were different. Apart from this the interviewer also asked me the following questions: 1) How many traffic signals are there in Delhi? 2) How many balls can come inside an aeroplane? 3) Case Study round Other 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6)

factors that were looked out for were: Clarity and tone of voice Patience Good listening skills Confidence Presence of mind and promptness Readiness and commitment to handle difficult situations.

With these questions my final round was concluded. The company said to announce the results on Monday i.e. 3 days after my interview. I was waiting for the final results to come…….. Those three days were like three years……. I was very tensed, confused during these days. Results: Then on Monday, as usual we were called for the presentation of another company. I was not at all interested in listening to their presentation. My mind was somewhere else. I was just praying to God. Suddenly, at around 10:34am, I was in the auditorium, a call came on my mobile from BITM Pat saying that from now onwards there is no need to sit in any company….. I was so much excited at that time that I just cancelled the call only. Then the call came again and the person said “ Congratulations!!!!!!!!! You are selected”……After hearing this I ran from the auditorium and tears fell from my eyes……. I called up my parents………. I really don't have words to describe that moment because I can just feel that moment……… So, would just like to say my juniors that subject knowledge is a very important part… & please do listen to faculty seriously & please be attentive in classes as you never know what will click where…Also brush up your technical knowledge before the process which is very important to get you through any company. Always remember that Job Profile & Company is important for your career ahead, do not sacrifice on these two for anything else and keep yourself updated with the current affairs around the world, business by reading newspapers always helps. Wishing them lots of best wishes & a great future ahead I here by extend my regards, warm wishes and blessings to SBS family for


Recent Posts By Others being most supportive in terms of development, nourishment and of course for providing me the opportunity of being part of elite group and successful career Warm Regards BhartiChaudhary BITM (Marketing & Finance) Batch 2009-11

Ms. Bhumika Agarwal I am Ms. Bhumika Agarwal Registration Number TM-09-8009, from Dual A, BITM, from the academic year 2009-11 passed out on 26th April 2011. My specialization is in Marketing and Finance. I am finally placed in ABC Company. Placement: Placements are one of the most memorable part of anyone's life..Here I am sharing my personal experience of Ansal API Campus placement process. From the day I joined SBS, I had a lot of people around me talking about placements and placements only. That was one common topic among everyone in two years. Everybody used to be tensed, worried thinking about the placements. LG was my first company, & it was a dream company for all the students but I got out of the process just after the GD. It was really disheartening & gave a feeling that will I be able to take placement from campus of not? This was a fear which I think pertained in most of the students. Like this I sat in 2 more company before finally getting placed. Around mid December, we were asked to come for the Presentation of a Real estate Company. Like always, I went for the presentation with mixed thoughts, that should I sit for the company or not, what will be the compensation, what will be the profile & all those mixed thoughts that goes on in the mind before going for any of the company presentation. Making a decision of sitting for that company or not used to be the toughest decision. Taking the decision includes analyzing all the points like the compensation, the place of posting, the profile, designation, industry, future security, etc.


Recent Posts By Others After attending the presentation, I got clear about the company profile, & also got a notion that the brand is really big. Then I finally decided to sit for it. At around 01 p.m. the process started. The process consisted of two rounds : 1) Group Discussion ,& 2) Personal Interview. The very first step was the group discussion, as the students were to be short listed from the GD round, & then only the short listed students could move further for the personal interview. Group Discussion: Around 250 students sat for the company. There were groups made of 11 students each. The topic for the interview was: 'If you would have been given the chance of rebirth, would you like to be reborn in your own country?' Now the discussion started & most of the people were in the favor that YES we would like to reborn in India only. I was in a favor of getting a rebirth in some other country as I would like to explore some new nation, system & religion. But one of my co partnersaid :- “That means you don't love your own country?”. I said :- “I don't think that exploring some other country means that, I don't love INDIA.” That person was not ready to listen to my point & was after me that I don't love my own country. But with my explanation most of the people in my group were satisfied. I just entered into the discussion twice. At last when everyone was asked to give their views in 1 sentence I just said : “Well I would like to be reborn in Arab country, as Arabian girls are very beautiful.” After that, everyone in the group along with the company HR started laughing & the GD was over. After seeing that everybody is laughing I was pretty not sure that I will get selected. But then when the results were announced I was amazed to listen to my name in the students selected for personal interview. Personal Interview: When I entered the room I was asked to sit down & the first question they asked me, was: Question 1): What is the chemical name & formula of Urea?(as the company in which I did my summer internship was a fertilizer company) Question 2): Tell me 10 products of Hindustan Uniliver? Then were some questions which I was never prepared for but with God's grace & our faculty's classes I could face them. Question 3) what is mall management? Question 4) Do you think is Walmart's Strategy, while entering India? Question 5) Do you think Walmart will be able to sustain in India? And , at the end they asked:


Recent Posts By Others Question 6) What are your preferences for Place of posting? I answered all the answers with confidence & with god's grace they were really happy with my performance. Results: The company left the place without announcing the results. They were about the announce it after 3 days. Those 3 days were like, so difficult to pass… Suddenly on 13th Dec'10 I got a call on my phone.. The person on the other side just said: - “Congratulations…. You are selected” & I think those 4 words were the most beautiful words I could listen ro… Feeling of the first Job… Campus Placements… Wowwww… So Ultimately I was placed. The most awaited day of my life had finally come. It is understood how important it is to be spontaneous and intense when you reply; because that 10-15 minutes encounter will fetch you thes stairs to climb you dream cloud. However individual have their personal identity and If someone is unable to get into some specific round, it is not that he/she is not good enough, it is just that the compatibility factor doesn't get a perfect match between the job and the seeker. My suggestion One should have sound knowledge about the company and market dynamics. He/she should have knowledge of area he/she has specialised into; your internship and gaining the most of it in order to boost your practical knowledge; A person should have an attitude of learning; So, Would just like to say my juniors that subject knowledge is a very important part… &plz do listen to faculty seriously &plz be attentive in classes as you never know what will click where… Wishing them lots of best wishes & a great future ahead. Warm Regards BhumikaAgarwal Balaji Institute Of Telecom & Management DUAL A BATCH (2009-11) TM09-8009


Recent Posts By Others Deeksha Kharbanda Name Deeksha Kharbanda Registration No TM098112 College No BITM Class Dual B (Telecom& Marketing) Academic Year 2009-11 Hi everyone before I tell u about my placement experience let me introduce myself, I am DeekshaKharbanda, I have done my graduate in commerce and I was with no work experience when i sat for placements. I sat for around 12 interviews and 30 Gds; it was a marathon for me until the day I was place on 16 Feb 2011. I got 95%+ attendance and 70%+ in exams in all three semesters so its clear that i was eligible for almost all the companies rights from the first day it was almost 6 months that i have to fight before I finally got placed. More than anything, I guess what the placement process teaches you that Life is not fair & that sometimes luck matters more than ability but never leave all the things on your luck & do not leave your preparations until the last second of your coming opportunity & never think in life “You can't do it. Aptitude test was never a problem for me, I have cleared all the aptitude test that I sit for but problem is with other two rounds. Initially I was unable to clear GD than I started preparing for GD I made a notebook in which I jotted points what ever current topics can be asked after discussing with my friends, we exchanged topics and points that can add value for a particular topic. I use to carry that notebook every time I sat for a GD and I mastered the art of clearing GD. Now the problem is with PI, I again sit with my friends but I cannot understand what is wrong with me. Than finally after 11th PI my friend told me that u look quiet tired until the end of the when your PI turn came so next time groom you before going for the PI and that suggestion helped me I got selected in the 12th PI. If I could have realized this thing earlier, I could have selected in December or January The company in which I was selected was pooled campus conducted in our college, selection procedure was:Morning 8.30: Pre-placement talk people from company came and they gave us a brief intro about the company. The Eligibility criteria were Min 60% aggregate in each of the courses completed prior to joining right from 10th Standard. Graduation/Post-graduation – 60% aggregate of all semesters (till date). Gap - Max 1 year gap permissible in the entire academic career and that to only between any two courses. No loss of year due to failure to pass any exam and no backlog.


Recent Posts By Others 9.15AM: We were allocated class rooms for the online aptitude test. It was told that there will be total of 170 questions and the maximum time to complete was 70Minutes there are two sections- Quant and Verbal, but the weight age of verbal will be more we were not told about the cut off. While writing the test, I chose answers that I was very confident of and left others. Around 11.00AM: when I completed Me: sir, I finished the aptitude Sir: Good, how many did you attend? Me: 142 sir. Sir: why only 142? Me: Actually, sir, I left the "Fill in the blanks with articles" section, 10 marks gone sir! Sir: ok leave the hall... 11.30AM: There were some 250+ in the hall, and results were about to be announced. I was thinking to myself, "I'm a big fool, who would leave the articles section!" coz there were people who attended all 170 qns. I was surprise to know that, I was one among the selected 122candidates who cleared the Aptitude test 12.30PM: There was GD round my group number was 6th. Topic given to me was corruption in India, I performed well and was sure that I will be short-listed. Immediately after the gd result was announced 4 people from our group was selected Around 4.00PM, I was called for technical round. While I was waiting outside, I asked the other person, "what questions are they asking?" The guy said, "Nothing, he is asking from the resume" Now, I was confident enough, because i know everything from my Resume and i went in me: "Good evening sir" HR: "Good evening, please take a seat" me: thank you sir, HR: (seeing my 10th,12th and my aggregate)So, why is that your grades have gone in decreasing order? me: just smiled HR: (he saw my Extra-curricular activities in resume) so, you are a table tennis player??


Recent Posts By Others me: yes sir, I've represented district and state...(and i was saying my achievements in that field) HR: Interesting! What are all the subjects you have this SEM?? me: I said names 4 subjects HR: Shall I ask questions from financial accounting optics?? Me: yes sir HR: let me start from the basics, what is capital budgeting? Me: told the answer. HR: what have you learnt in this subject? Me: we are just learning the basics sir, till now we have learnt IRR ,NPV etc. HR: so, what is the difference between them? then he asked about my fav subjects from 1st till 6th sem. me:told HR: What u think is important asset or liability? Me: told HR: will u be comfortable with sales? me: basically I'm passionate towards sales and marketing HR: what do you want in life?? me: be contended and make others happy HR: i don't mean in that aspect, where do yourself in 5yrs from now? (I was having my last sip and i did not listen to him properly) me: Sorry sir, can you please repeat?? HR:*repeated* me: group head HR:10yrs? me: branch manager HR: smiled and asked if i have any qns? me: No sir HR: don't say no, ask something? me: do you have any interest table tennis? HR: that's a good sport, and was talking blah blahblah for 2min me:*smiled* HR: anything more? me: No sir HR: thank you, you can leave me: thank you sir Next was the HR round HR: tell me about yourself. Me: well sir, basically I'm from ******, but i was born and brought up in vidisha. I was saying him about my schooling and my hobbies, when i said i listen to carnatic, country and rock music, HR: Do you learn carnatic? me: No sir, i like it and i continued to say about my favorite singers


Recent Posts By Others HR: so, tell me, Do you read books? Me: yes sir. HR: what kind? me: philosophy and autobiographies, i love to read works of Rumi also. HR: you don't read fiction? me: rarely sir, I've read one of Sidney Sheldon works, but i don't have interest in fiction HR: have you read ChetanBhagat`s novels? me: yes sir, i read 1 night @call center HR: how do you find his writing? me: I actually don't like his writing sir, there will be allot of drama at the end. HR: smiled, tell me about your family me: said HR: do have any questions? me: No sir. HR: thank you, you can leave me: thank you sir Now, since I got rejected in so many companies, I was a little frustrated coz I did well in that, but now I was confident with my performance and when the results were announced, I was one among the selected candidates But all is well if end is well. I was placed with good company, good package and at desired location. Finally, a day that meant to changed my life! Some of the Gd topics wereThe number 10 Consumer is God in Today's Market India will be a Superpower in 21′st Century with 40 Core Hungry People Technology Creates Income Disparities Skilled Manpower Shortage in India Use of Force by Banks to Recover Loans Should India break Diplomatic Ties with Pakistan? Is the Consumer really the King in India? Ethics in Business are just a Passing Fad Are Indians Less Quality Conscious? Some of PI questions were:Are you comfortable with marketing and sales? Why this company? Why should we select you? One thing you do not like about yourself. Tell me something about yourself? Where do you see you are self after 10 years? Why if your husband doesn't want you to work?R Regards, DeekshaKharbanda


Recent Posts By Others Deepika Jain This is Deepika Jain Roll. No : TM09-8113 Dual C, Telecom, BITM 2009-11 I got placed in one of the prestigious IT companies. It was like a dream come true to have received a job offer from a company like XYZ Technologies, an employee centric organization. Company firmly believes in “Employee First� policy. The company was one of the earliest for Telecom batch. I had an offer from ABC prior to the selection process of XYZ. But the profile offered by XYZ & the Brand name attracted me to sit for one more placement drive. This privilege was given to all CRT members. Hence, I was super excited to go through the process with an open & tension free attitude, which I firmly believe helped me a lot. Pre-Placement Talk: We had a panel of 6 members from the company. The panel spoke everything about the company, profile, CTC, our growth path, HR policies & selection process. PPT actually created an impression in our minds & we were all set to go through the entire process. Selection process included 3 rounds viz GD, Technical interview, HR interview. Every round was an elimination round. Group discussion: This was one of the most interesting rounds of the process. The topic given to us was: Love marriage v/s Arranged marriage, an extremely common topic but it becomes even more important for you to discuss/talk sense on such topic. It's always good to be the first one to start the GD as you become the first person to create a direct impression on the moderator but you must make sense. It would definitely fetch you good points. Unfortunately I was not the first one to start the GD but nevertheless the second person was me to jump with the views on the topic. We had a great discussion. At last, moderator asked each one of us to conclude one by one. Guys, the only thing I learnt out of it was to just stand by your point, nothing is wrong. Just say whatever you feel is right with valid justifications ofcourse. Be confident, be polite, give your friends a chance to speak in the GD, do not dominate the other person, accept everybody's points with a humble attitude, pen down important keywords so that you can sum up at the end. Technical Interview: This is something which I always used to hate. Here, either you answer or you don't answer at all especially when you are from a technical background & the interviewer is from an IT company. Boss, you can't just cook up stories here. It was strictly technical. Interviewer first questioned me about my project which


Recent Posts By Others I did during my engineering. Like what all I did in the project, what it was about, how was the experience, what did I learn out of it etc. Thankfully I was well versed with all that. After this, I was given a puzzle to solve. God knows what I answered was correct or not as the interviewer did not comment after that. Little did I understand from his expressions.. I thought it's gone. Then he asked me questions related to my specialization. What is Switch, network, cloud computing, VPN, questions related to business transformation and stuff like that. I really don't remember the chronology. Honestly I could not answer all the questions. Infact the questions which were not answered by me, the interviewer himself started explaining them to me. Finally it was over. I had a sigh of relief. Phew! Only thing I would like to say here is please brush up your technical knowledge before going in front of the interviewer. Nothing else works here! HR Interview: THE final round. Here you do or die! I entered the room & was asked to take my seat. Hello Deepika! How are you? Tell me something about yourself. How is the experience so far? What have you learnt today? Give me 2 positive & 2 negative points you discovered about yourself today? Why do you want to join XYZ? What does your father do? Are you not planning to join your dad's business? Are you staying away from your family for the first time? How is the experience? What all adjustments you made? When are you planning to get married? Will you work after marriage? What if your husband stays in a different city? Who is your role model? Family or work? She actually threw a spate of questions. I answered back with sheer honesty. Trust me I just loved the conversation I had with the HR. It went great. I, somehow, had positive vibes after that. Things which I learnt out of it were: be honest, do NOT try to fool the person sitting at the other side of the table, say what you actually feel, don't show that you are really desperate for this job, instead showcase your skill set & let the interviewer know that you are a qualified & suitable candidate for the job, the organization needs a right candidate the way you need a right job. It's a winwin situation for both the parties. Now all those who were done were asked to go back as results were to be declared the next day. I had butterflies in my stomach & had a sleepless night. Next day when I was there in the placement cell (being a member), our inbox


Recent Posts By Others received an email stating the names of selected candidates with my name in the list. It was the best feeling ever which can't be expressed in words. It was undoubtedly a proud moment for me. I sincerely thank God, my parents, our beloved Bala Sir & last but not the least Vignesh Sir. It was a lifetime experience to be a part of SBS Family. Bala Sir, you really brought the best out of us. The kind of efforts you put in for placements are commendable. We had a wonderful learning experience & yes, we actually lived those 2 years. Best wishes to all my fellow juniors! Warm Regards, Deepika Jain

Deepshikha Thakur I am Ms. Deepshikha Thakur, Registration Number TM-09-8114, from Class of Telecom & Marketing, Division B from BITM, from the academic year2009, passed out in 2011. My specialization is in Marketing. I am finally placed in Company 3. Every experience has a backend story line on why we do something & why we don't. So here's the story line before the actual incidents. From the very beginning of my term in this college I could say I was very clear what I wanted to do in my career. But to be very true the real picture turns out to be different when the whole episode of placements starts. You have issues like not eligible, not liking the profile, not like the vertical the company is in, not enough CTC etc. Apart from the above mentioned issues I also had an issue of knowing the future (being part of the Corporate Relations).All this together made my company selection process very stringent .So I finally applied for 3 companies. The first company was a simple GD & PI session. The whole society was participating in the process. Why I dint make through? , So the learning from this process was that our approach towards a company should be sensitive to the vertical that company belongs to, like in consumer group you got to sell but you can't be loud to the customer. His opinion is the most important. My GD topic was how� Can smart work replace hard work “.Not a very informative topic, but very sales oriented topic, where what you speak during your session brings out your attitude. Hence be very careful with such topics. It not all Gyaan that you speak!!


Recent Posts By Others Second company was another big event in our college. It was coming for the first time and it was every important as a society to make a big impression. I am sure we did very well on that. There were several stages in this process. First we had a CV selection followed by two written test .Then I attended the most amazing GD of my life it was a 45 mins GD with about 16 very knowledgeable students in a room and 3 moderators. We were left to discuss &organiseour selves during the 45 mins with a very controversial topic “Has privatization brought in more Corruption?” .when you have 45 mins, you can't fool around you need to speak content and when there are 16 students in a room you can't scream & make your point, you need to be tactical while you show your leadership & content. It was an amazing experience. After the GD we went through a profiling test, where we had to concentrate for the 90 min and answer very simple but tactical question on your observational skills and your analytical skills. I missed the passing mark by two points and was a huge disappointment after coming so close. The learning from this was to work on my analytical ability found myself very week on that section. Hence it is important for you to introspect yourself, about your strong & weak points after which you can play around with them. The next was the company I got placed in. It's an IT service provider company. It matched most part of my check list as mentioned above. It was simple GD & PI Process. The topic in the GD was “Has I-Pads changed the way we see the Mobile technology in India “. We had a decent discussion, which include lots of knowledge around the technology (current affairs) along with command over the language. It was followed by the Interview which was extremely interesting .The person taking my interview was from SCMHRD and was also a part of the Corporate Relations team out there. The way he started of the discussion was an interesting point to note, he asked me to speak about myself beyond what was written on the CV. We should understand that we are selling ourselves and we always have a USP to sell which the way we present & package it to the interviewer will make our lives simpler. So in the process of preparing ourselves for a life changing interview we should have discovered or cooked up a definitive USP to sell. Following to the introduction session we had a very detailed discussion around my project, deep dive questions on the analysis that I had done. There were question also on how we had made plans on implementation of those service changes. With this question he wanted to see my farsightedness on how I could plan out an implementation process, keeping in mind the obstacles which could come up .As this was a part of the role they were looking forward too. So the point I was trying to make here is that every question an interviewer ask is to substantiate their requirement. Hence when we answer them we should be able to portray the required characteristics. Taking the interview process ahead from our question-answer session to a more of salesman & customer discussion was I was trying to sell the way we go about


Recent Posts By Others our placements process. It was a very interesting and a challenging round to cover. But because of the conviction I had on the process we followed I was able to convince him. He then questioned me around some statistical theories, which as MBA is a must to know stuff. I think what got me into this company particularly this profile was the conviction I had & the person I am and always remember to be honest. Hence the learning for all my folks out there in college, it's an individual you are which will make or break the campus placement deal. Any work we do out in the corporate world is a pure play of common sense, but what makes a difference is your intellect & how fast you adapt yourself to the surroundings. Always be flexible & have an open mind to learn.

Dixit Raheja Name-Dixit Raheja TM 09 8208 Batch 2009-2011 PGDM Telecom BITM This is Dixit Raheja, one of your 1000 seniors. My placement experience is like a sweet & sour soup. But now I am working with a Telecom VAS Company. I got placed on 6th March, 2011. I waited for a long time. It has been almost 1 year in this company. Journey: I took admission in BITM to seek exposure & a good job. It was first time, I was out of shell. I experienced hostel life. 1st year went like very disciplined. But real journey started in 3rd semester. We came back from Internship. We had our first step into offices. It felt great. Then real picture started in November with a big diversified group. I cleared the GD part. But my name failed to appear in the final sheet. Some big IT companies came but many students were not eligible for the placement process including me. Time was not in favour of me. I failed every time. 1st Company: Passed through GD round & was among 10 students. We had been called to Mumbai for a final process. It was a 2 round process. First interview was a Technical one. They asked the Engineering stuff. Then we all interacted with HR for a final process. But it was not a final one. Only 1 mate got selected.


Recent Posts By Others 2nd Company: IT Consultancy Company came in College with a quite good package. That day I was not prepared. Process started with Group Discussion. A group was made of 11 students. I didn't speak too much & I was out after the GD Round. 3rd Company: I remember was from Telecom Internet provider. I missed the great opportunity as I didn't clear the written process. It was a time game. Maximum questions were to be solved in less time. So a competition was high & I didn't clear the cut off. I was disappointed that day because I was aware of the work culture & corporate environment of this company. 4th Company: It was a tower company. It was a good brand with handsome package. Expectations were high that day. Groups were made. Numbers were high in each group. I remember, we were 13 students in one group & topic was on Cricket. I was a chaos. I was out of the league after the results were announced. 5th Company: Telecom Service Provider was in campus. They conducted two written test. I cleared the first one. But I didn't clear the second one. Companies came & hired students. Before me, more than 50% of students were placed. But patience gives your gift at a right time. 6th Company: It was post lunch time & everyone were busy in recollecting their telecom & VAS knowledge. We had a healthy competition. VAS word was very familiar for us as people from various domains talked about VAS only. So aspirations were high. The company process started with GD Discussion. We were divided into 4 Groups. The topic of discussion was “work policy of 5 days or 6 days�. Discussion started slow and caught the speed soon. In the whole discussion, I only made 3 points. What I understand from all GD'S I attended: Be an initiator. Give a chance to others Make only valid points. Facilitator makes an eye on each & everyone. Ability to work in a team Communication skills Leadership skills Luckily, I was shortlisted out of 44 or 45 Students. 21 people were shortlisted for interview round. There was a panel of 4 Interviewers. We all got a chance to interact with all. Questions they asked: My family background. Why I want to join VAS Industry. Proficiency in Excel & Power Point. What I understand by Account Management My salary expectations


Recent Posts By Others Location constraints. My Suggestions: Be real to Interviewers. Be confident about what you are saying. The day was different from the other days. I maintained the calmness. Not only me but my mates helped me a lot. Normally we find a tense faces during this time. But we were just enjoying those moments with a light jokes & humorous talks. In a Interview, there are few points to take care of: Grooming is essential to leave a pleasing impression & landing the job you want. This is the most neglected part when it comes to man. Demeanour is the most influential factor in the hiring decision be responsive, attentive, and remember to smile. Even if you tend to be shy, or are just a bit nervous, do your best to radiate confidence. Sit up straight, don't fidget, and make eye contact periodically throughout the interview. Few Takeaways: Please update yourself with basic information of Company coming for Placement. MS Excel is must for every field. Give some time to excel & power point. Be strong in your favourite subject. My Emotions: This whole experience was a like a roller coaster ride. We cried & laughed. But at last, the memories have been made. Placement season was started in Oct & continued till April. I must give credit to all my class mates. I couldn't expect better than this. BITM PAT cell worked day and night. I remember the participation of my juniors at my placement time. They were enthusiastic. I am sure that they are doing better than us. In my whole life, I will not forget few people who helped me throughout the tough time. They stand behind me as a wall. One best place Bala Sir has made in College premises is Temple area. I will not forget the times I have spend alone or with my friends. BITM faculty was very cooperative & good to us. Now we all are a part of Sri Balaji Society. In last I will thank my parents for their blessings on me always. Guys!! Rock hard in life. Go for your choice. I mean the industry where you want to work. Feel free to contact me anytime. Regards Dixit Raheja dixitraheja@gmail.com


Recent Posts By Others Durba Bose Name :Durba Bose College : BITM Date of Placement : 22nd Oct 2010 E-Mail Id : durba.bose@bajajallianz.bo.In Mob.Number : 08600031365 My campus placement experience has been really an enriching one. Though at the beginning of the third semester I was really worried about my placements just like everyone else. Throughout my academic career I have done fairly well, but I wont say I was an extraordinary performer in my academics. But I always had this liking in me for public speaking. I have been an ardent participator in every event that came my way (debates, declamation, extempore etc. Even many sports and cultural activities) all in all I would say I like taking part in all sorts of activities, which appear new, and challenging to me. And this very habit of mine has helped me gain confidence in my speaking skills and myself. My teachers and my friends have always had their faith in me, and that strengthened my confidence in me all the more. In our class also I have always been active in speaking, giving presentations and asking questions, which helped me improve for the better. Being the sort of student whom others had betted would get one of the first placements, I was pretty much under pressure as I really didn't want to become the laughing stock who didn't live upto expectations of loved ones. Although in the beginning I was aiming to get through Co. A as it is one of the most talked about and sought after company of our campus. But fortunately or unfortunately I couldn't get through it inspite of Reaching till the last round. The Co.A experience left me shaken. As a tradition Co. A is the first company in college and very body is allowed to sit for this company irrespective of backlogs or attendence criteria set by our college for other companies, competing with the entire strength of SBS I must say I was very anxious, finally on the D day the G.D took place. We were divided in groups of 15, Co. A short-listed 5 students from BITM and I was one of them, the G.D topic given to us was an abstract one “Purple�. I was the only person to be short listed from my group. This was followed by a psychometric test in which I scored pretty well, the HR interview took place right after the psychometric test in which again I fared pretty well. The final interview was supposed to be held hotel Sun and Sands at a latter date. As and when the date was nearing I was getting more anxious and nervous, every body had very high expectations from me and the higher the expectation went the higher shot the pressure, finally on the day of the final interview we waited for a long long time before the interviews actually began the wait was very slow and painful. In the end the interview happened and the results came out, in which I was categorically told that I have not made it to the list of selected people only because I was not a part of the so called privileged


Recent Posts By Others group of the college, as they have a recommendation from the management. I was a very disappointed and really worried, as I didn't want to be one of the students to be left till the end for placements. But I had my faith in my god. This was the first company of our college and hence my first company, from here on started the uncomfortable and endless wait to get palced. Co. B came on the 22 of October I decided to sit for the company because of 2 reasons, it offered a package of 6 lakh p.a and I already had work ex of 11/2 yrs in the insurance industry. About 750 students appeared for this company. Every one found this offer to be a very lucrative one because of the handsome package. We all were again as per procedure divided into various GD groups with an average strength of 12 – 15 per group. The GD group I was in had 12 people and my GD topic was about should capital punishment be allowed or not, I favoured Capital Punishment very strongly and gave facts and justifications in support of my stand. The most important thing about cracking a GD, even more important than having the correct facts and figures is projecting your self with bonds of confidence (not over confidence) and making others believe that what you are saying is right, rest every thing is irrelevant. Now obviously you don't use these words its your command over the language, voice modulation, presence of mind and body language which passes on this message. At least this is what has helped me crack any GD that I have ever sat for. Out of 750 students who sat for the GD 20 were short listed for the HR interview, I by gods grace was one of those 20 students, once again being the only person to be short listed from by group. In the HR interview the questions were based on what are the things that interest me, would I be open to PAN India placements and other such questions, I answered all questions with a lot of clarity and confidence, my enthusiasm to be a part of Co. B could easily be gauged by my body language. Out of the 20 students being selected for the HR round only 15 made it to the final round of interview, again I was able to clear to the next round During my interview I was basically asked questions related to the Insurance industry and I answered them with extreme clarity and preciseness. The secret to a successful interview is being honest, don't try to fool the interviewer with answers you are not sure, believe me they are on the other side of the desk because they know it all, so a strong suggestion would be not to bluff, accept and apologize for what you don't know and to the questions you know the answers, keep the answers crisp and to the point, do not beat around the bush trying to make your answers sound lengthy it never helps. Having cleared all 3 round of elimination GD HR personal interview HOD personal interview By gods grace I was placed in the Second Company that came for placements,


Recent Posts By Others which also meant I had a superb time till the college finally got over. All in all I believe that god was kind to me that day and he helped me get through every stage of the process and made it my day. Durba Bose BITM

Ebrahim Popat I am Ebrahim Popat, Roll No TM09-8229, Dual C from BITM 2009-11. My Gyaan Please be calm and relaxed when you appear for interviews, there would be rejections and those are necessary as they bring out the best in you. Be humble and honest not only during interviews but also with your colleagues and jobs. One last and most important piece of advice, never choose money over your passion as that will make all the difference. So best of luck and go change the world. My specialization is in Telecom. I was finally placed in the 5th Company which I sat for. I was placed in one of the foremost Telecom VAS companies of India. The company was visiting the campus for the second time with two different profiles-one was for Sales and the other was for Account Managers for one of their accounts. VAS being one of the fastest growing sectors generated a lot of interest among the students and a large number of students sat for the process. In fact the panel which came for recruitment was surprised by the overwhelming response of the students for the Telecom sector. The company visited the campus on 16th of November, 2010. Nearly 120 students from all the BITM appeared for the process. The selection process consisted of 5 rounds. 1. Telephonic Interview 2. Personal Interview 1 - On desk manager 3. Personal Interview 2 - Product head 4. Aptitude test 5. HR round two rounds of GD and two rounds of PI. The topics for GD were all from current affairs. Out of the fourteen previous companies which I sat for before this company I was able to clear the GD round in only one company. Clearly GD was my area of weakness. I started preparing for GD by making notes of GD topics in a separate notebook. Reading of newspapers really helped me in this regard.


Recent Posts By Others Economic Times, Business Standard and Business Line were of great help. I also referred to the website theviewspaper.net for information on various GD topics. The first GD topic was “Consequences of Corporate Lobbying”. Everybody gave their views regarding this topic and the discussion was intense. Some of were of the view that industrialist use Corporate lobbying to gain undue advantage from the government. Many of them said that industrialists should not use these tactics to gain undue advantage and those who have done this should come forward and say sorry to the nation. Some were of the opinion that since investigation into the leaked tapes was going on therefore it was unfair to say that some industrialist got favours. The topic was intensely debated and when the result for the first GD was announced I was happy that I cleared the first round. The second GD topic was “FDI in Telecom”. The group discussed the pros and cons of FDI in Telecom. The points discussed were creation of large number of employment, making the supply chain more efficient and effective which would ultimately lead to reduction in food wastage which India faces currently, giving the consumers a greater choice and making products available at a cheaper price. The points which were discussed against FDI in Telecom were small kirana stores would be wiped out. Thousands of middlemen in the supply chain side would be affected. No credit facilities would be available to the consumers. Farmers would be exploited by big Telecom chains. The topic was debated at depth thus bringing out both the positives and negatives of the same. I cleared the second GD also. A total of 95 students cleared the GD round and were selected for the 1st round of PI. During the first PI the following questions were asked to me: 1) Why MBA in Telecom? Ans- I did my MBA in Telecom because it's Telecom which is always the face of any organization. I always wanted to be the face of any organization I join .Beside this Telecom is also the driving force of any business. Telecom also helps me to understand consumer behavior closely because consumer behavior eventually makes a product or a service successful or unsuccessful. 2) Difference between product and a brand. Ans-Product is anything which can satisfy a need/want. The components of product are physical good, service and idea. Explained these three components with examples. Then I discussed the five levels of products-core, basic, expected, augmented and potential. Explained these with various examples. A Brand is a name/ term/ sign/symbol design or combination of them intended to identify the good/services/ ideas of one seller /group of sellers & to differentiate them from these of competition. A Brand may convey up to 6 levels of meanings-attributes, benefits, culture, personality, values and user.


Recent Posts By Others 3) Which comes first –product or brand? Ans-Product always comes first. It is the product which is always born out of some idea. It satisfies a need or a want. Brand is created around a product by giving it a name/term/symbol/design etc. Then the six levels of meanings is associated with the product to finally create a brand. 4) What is the role of IT in the Telecom industry? Ans-The role of IT in the Telecom industry has increased these immensely days. IT plays a major role in the supply chain side of the Telecom industry. Supply chain is the backbone of Telecom industry and IT makes it robust and efficient. IT also plays a major part in the front end in areas of billing where new billing software are being developed so that billing can be more efficient and error free. 5) What is Cross docking? Ans-In Cross docking, goods arrive at a warehouse from manufacturer, are transferred to vehicles serving the Telecomers and are delivered to Telecomers as quickly as possible. Goods spend very little time in storage at the warehouse. This system limits inventory cost and decreases lead time by decreasing storage time. 6) What is category management? Ans-Category management is the management of an entire category for example fashion category, looking after each and every aspect of that category which includes deciding on the nature of stock, buying of stock, delivering of stock to the stores, pricing, deciding on the visual merchandise required to sell the stock, special events to increase the sales of the stock etc. After a very long wait the results for the first PI was declared and I was relieved to find my name in the list. Nearly 20 students were able to clear the 1st PI round. The second PI was conducted immediately and the following questions were asked: 1) Introduce yourself 2) How would your engineering knowledge help you in the Telecom industry? 3) Are you ready to relocate anywhere in India? Finally the Head-HR of the company declared the results and I was the only one selected. I was thrilled to be selected. The company gave the offer letter immediately. It was a moment of joy and relief. It was a result of the blessings of God, family and friends.


Recent Posts By Others Ena Pundeer Name: Ena Pundeer College: BITM Dual A Specialization: Marketing & Finance Registration no: TM09-8016 Batch 2009-2011 Campus placement time is something for which every management student waits eagerly. Every day is full of excitement, anxiety, inhibitions, fear, enthusiasm, apprehensions, questions, confusions, and so on. Each day opens up throwing new opportunities before you and ends with reasons to make you ponder. My campus experience has been a mixed bag of all these emotions. The first company for which I appeared came to the campus in September. That was the first time I got the feel of appearing for the placement process. To be very honest I was not as much prepared for the process as I should have been. The result was that I could not even crack the group discussion round. This first rejection was a bit disheartening. But I took it in my stride and started preparing myself for other companies. The actual campus placement started in late October, but I had to miss out on some companies as I had a backlog to clear in Quantitative Techniques. I became eligible for the placement process in late November after having cleared my backlog. In the meantime, many companies visited the campus and a good number of students got placed. That period was a bit traumatic, as you had no option but to sit back and wait for your backlog to clear. After I cleared my backlog and became eligible for the process, I was very selective since the beginning and appeared for only few companies only after going through the job profile and package being offered. I was very clear since the starting that I will only sit for brands and a profile which will give me enough scope to develop and learn. The companies for which I sat had mostly aptitude tests followed by GD rounds and personal interviews. For a few companies I cleared the aptitude and the Group discussion but got stuck in the interview round. Some of the GD topics which I faced were: 1. Globalization 2. Rural India 3. Women empowerment 4. TV censorship 5. Life imprisonment Vs. Capital Punishment 6. Ethics in Corporate 7. Arranged marriage vs. Love marriage Some of the questions which I faced during my PI rounds were:


Recent Posts By Others 1. Why MBA? 2. Why Marketing? 3. My strengths and Weakness? 4. How would I describe myself? 5. Why should we hire you? 6. Some situational questions where we were asked to take instant decisions were put before us. Basically the questions were aimed at assessing your attitude towards life and work and your personality traits apart from assessing your subject knowledge. Aptitude tests mostly had questions related to general knowledge, current affairs, quantitative techniques, reasonal ability, verbal ability etc. One has to be thorough in all these things and should also do time management in order to complete the test within the time limit assigned. For this one should start doing a lot of practice from books on Quantitative aptitude and general ability in order to increase your efficiency. For the GD rounds, there was no one winning formula. It depends a lot on the topic and your familiarity with the topic and most important thing was how patiently one can listen and how effectively one can enter in a GD amidst all the chaos and still make an impact on the moderator. One needs to be in updated and in touch with the current affairs, general topics on economics, issues such as corruption, communalism, illiteracy, gender biasness etc. More than the quantity you speak what matters is the quality you speak. Even if you say only one or two points, it's enough to clear the GD as long as what you say is relevant. It's always better to practice by conducting mock GDs amongst your friends and classmates as that would give you the feel of a GD. For the PI rounds, you need to be just yourself. Don't bluff as the interviewer would be smart enough to catch your lies. Just be confident and composed in whatever you say. You have to be very careful in choosing your words. It is always better to anticipate the questions which I could face in the interview round and prepare yourself accordingly. Do thorough study of the company for which you will be appearing. Go to its website and understand its products and functions. One more tip that could really help in the placement process is that one should be attentive during the company presentations or the pre placement talks. That is the best time to ask all the queries related to the job profile, scope of work, POP, package, career growth etc directly to the HR and the company officials. I finally got selected in XYZ Company, which had a GD round followed by two PI rounds. The topic for GD was: Subhash Chandra Bose Vs Mahatma Gandhi: Who is more relevant in today's India? The topic was pretty easy; we had a really healthy discussion. Most of us in our group cleared the GD round. It was followed by the PI round. For the PI round I was asked a few questions related to my strengths and weakness and was asked about my preference for the work location.


Recent Posts By Others In the final PI round my knowledge relating to the core business of the company was tested. I was asked a few questions on logistics and supply chain management as the company was into freight forwarding and logistics. I was able to answer those questions. They also asked me as to how I can add value to their company and how my marketing background is going to help the company. I tried to be honest in answering these questions. After having been through the phase of ups and downs in a campus placement process, my advice to juniors will be that knowledge and confidence is the key to cracking any company process. One should have their basics right. Make sure you are thorough with your subject knowledge and study well about the company for which you are going to appear. Keep a regular eye on all the current events and news making the headlines. For GDs, staying calm and doing the listening part is also as much important as the speaking part. In the end, I would say that be confident and convinced in whatever you say.

Firosh Babu I am Firosh Babu Roll No:– TM 09- 8115 Dual B ( BITM) Specialization : Marketing and Telecom Academic Year: 2009-2011 “I waited till the night lamp burnt and at the end I did see the dawn… “Friends, placements for me did not only get me a job but an experience which got me closer to my family and GOD. Dear juniors, With immense pleasure, I am sharing my campus placement experience with you all, hoping that it may help you . By God's grace, my experience for the campus placement was exciting and yet it ended in the best way possible. Unfortunately I wasn't eligible to sit for the placements during the first two phases. When everyone was preparing for interviews and was enthusiastic about placements, I was confused with what should be my next step. Placement Season started in October 2010 for marketing students. Each one started their preparation and started practicing GDs within the group. I decided to be a part of such practices though I wasn't sure when will my D-day


Recent Posts By Others approach. Slowly and steadily my friends got placed and I became only a part of the placement treats. This is when I decided to brush up my edges. I started reading newspaper and current affairs to keep myself crowded. Though the whole period of waiting for my turn was a little painful, but I kept faith in God. I asked my friends about the current topics asked in their GD and the questions they faced. I further prepared myself accordingly. Finally I got the opportunity to sit for a company. Though I wasn't in a position of choosing, I decided to go through the company profile and decide if I wanted to rush for this job because I wanted to work for a company which had an opportunity for growth. I would say one should be very focused on selection of the right company. When companies come, they give PPT that helps in deciding whether to sit for the process or not. Choose logically but at the same time don't be too choosy. Finally the day arrived, I was nervous, excited but yet confident. Though I had butterflies in my stomach I decided to maintain my calm. Since quite a number of students had already been placed I presumed the strength will be low. I remember it was in the month of January, quite later than the time friends got placed. There was a large number of students who attended the company presentation. A piece of advice: Always enjoy the process as it comes because if we start taking stress then it affects the performance. Now, I will share the process: It's an export firm which deals in manufacturing and exporting of goods to international countries. The panel who came down for interview was (Director + GM's + AM's). A PPT was shown in the beginning to describe the profile of the company, profile that would be given to the students and package. After the PPT around 100 students applied. Process was divided into three steps. Aptitude Test Group Discussion Personal Interview Aptitude test : It was based upon logical reasoning, general mathematics, and English comprehension. Out of 100 , As far as I remember, 50 got selected. Then we started having group discussions: Topic for my GD was : MBA or non- MBA !!


Recent Posts By Others As I was sitting nearby the moderator, he asked me to start and luckily I had the complete knowledge on this topic. Being very clear and calm, I put down my points in front of everyone without any run. Then, everyone gave their opinions and we discussed on this topic for about 15 minutes. At the end, he asked everyone to conclude. This is the best part in any GD because there are some cases where you don't get a chance to speak throughout the discussion but while concluding you can actually make a good impression with your logical points and summarizing skills. In Gd's, everyone is free to give his/her opinions, What matters is the way you keep it in front of the group. Never enter in a heated argument. Don't force your views on other rather listen to all and put your points with best of your calm. Try to conclude the best way you can. Personal Interview : By the time it started , it was already 8:30 PM. So I was very tired but again God is very kind. Mine was the third interview. It went for around 45 minutes. Interview was based upon personal and some marketing questions both. Questions : What do you understand by Marketing? How will you market your college? How will sell a product to an unknown country? What does your father do? You like trvalleing? If yes, then why? What is your education background How will you handle the pressure if you are not able to achieve your targets in the stipulated time. If a company wants to launch a new car and for that purpose how will youanalyse upon the car owners country wise? These were some of the questions I was asked. Frankly, My interview went in happy mood, all of them were laughing because I made a point to crack jokes to make the interview a bit more interesting and it was like a self-boosting for me. All I have to say is don't give up, be optimistic may it a rejection or a delay in placements. There is always a day fixed for everyone. When that day will come then that would be only yours. Today I am happily working in the company I got placed with, and at a package competitive enough in the market. I travel to international destination and above all “I ENJOY WHAT I DO� . My first company interview turned into a job in hand, this is solely because I


Recent Posts By Others didn't lose myself to a waiting phase but improved my knowledge and potential. I am thankful to the almighty and my family. Last but not the least, I am very grateful to Bala Sir for encouraging us at each stage by saying that “PROBLEMS ARE OPPORTUNITIES “. I wish all my friends all the very best and hope everyone succeed at every path of their lives. “ADIOS AMIGOS “ Best Regards Firosh Babu

Ms. Garima Gupta NAME: - Ms. Garima Gupta Registration Number.: -TM-09-8265 Division:- D from BITM Academic year: -2009-11 Passed out on:- 26th April 2011 My specialization : - TELECOM AND IT I am sharing my Campus Placement Experience with you all, Our Placement season was started in October 2010.During my first company It's a feel of mixed emotions. We stand at a very crucial stage of our life. When your dreams about to come true and takes a turn towards your aspirations. Responsibilities, hectic schedule, competition, preparation, weakness, strength keeps on revolving around your mind. It's equal to a fight for your life. We all go through the same feelings of anxiety, tension, confusion and excitement till the time we are placed and are happy and relaxed with the same. as every student I also had lot of expectations but in that company I did not cleared GD, same was repeated in second and third one so I decided to do practice for GD with my flat mates, in evening after classes we did practices for GD every half an hour and believe me it proved very beneficial for me. In 4th company I have cleared written test but in interview they asked me about willingness to travel anywhere in India and I was not sure about that so was rejected. So be confident enough during the interviews. Be updated with current issues, sound catch on core subjects and improve your convincing and expressing skills 5th company was Dream Company of all telecom batch in that I have cleared two written test but in GD fish market was created and I was not able to crack that, I was feeling helpless and depressed but decided to select in next one Then I gave my best and got selected in 6th company. I got placed in March 2011 and till date most of my friends already got their next destination, so I was in big pressure but after so much of hard work,


Recent Posts By Others regular classes, hectic schedule and patience when you get the job then nobody can measure the extent of that happiness. So in my life that day was 13th March 2011. My company went to the campus on 9th March 2011, they were 4 recruiters(all male) 1. They gave ppt about company details, job profile like [Project Development Manager(ISP/Hospitality) & Business Development manager] and the package. 2. We had 2 GD rounds side by side without any elimination. A. Kasab should be hanged or not(5 min) B. Women Empowerment(5 min) I was so glad and delighted as I was one of those who have cleared both GD. 3. Then we have called for a personal Interview. Questions were:Q1. Tell us about yourself. Ans. I have prepared this very well and already give this answer to many other companies so pretty much confident about this. Q2. How to sell A.C in winters. Ans. I have suggested off year discount or offer them a package of heater and AC at low rates as this will increase the sale of heater too or to offer attractive gifts with A.C. Q3. As I am from Core Telecom so they have asked about current telecom figures, eTOM Model, Managed and unmanaged services, SNMP management, Protocols, and that was networking company so they have asked about difference between switch and router, VLAN and STP From Marketing they have asked about strategic planning and 3P's of marketing. Q4. Are you willing to travel anywhere in India. Ans. Yes After this interview was moving to more casual types like family background, pop was Mumbai so they asked do I will be comfortable to travel in local trains or where I would live if getting selected etc. After my Interview I was fully satisfied with my answers as initially I was little nervous but with time I was coming in more comfort zone and gave answers with full confidence as fear of whether got selected or not was nowhere. After a long anxious waiting of 1 and half hour they announced the name of 6 among us for final interview in Mumbai in company campus. 2 days after we have received a mail that we have to prepare a presentation on topic given by the company and my Topic was VAS in Hospitality. On the 4th day in Mumbai after presentation they threw another surprise of written test . But actually the questions were very simple. Q1. What are your Strength and Weakness? Q2. What is the first thought in your mind when you wake up in the morning? Q3. What factors are responsible in your career growth?


Recent Posts By Others Q4. What are your short term goals? Q5. Do you believe in luck or in smart work? Q6. What are the major things that makes you Happy. After this they have called us for the final Interview in which 3 of us received offer letter. Don't get disappointed by seeing others getting placed and you still in queue, its just the right opportunity that is waiting to be knocked on to your door. Ohhhh I can't express the feeling of happiness that time, I have called my parents and gave them news of my selection. My advice to all my juniors is to be confident, always think on positive side and never loose your patience, at every time of your failure just think that more better must be waiting for you and you will be definitely getting it. Placement is not ONLY about packages, its more about what profile are you targeting at. One should be very focused with the decision about their profile. don't take a job under peer pressure or any other pressure as first step towards your job decides the direction of your career. Give importance to Profile, then brand and then compensation as now I have work ex of 1 yr as per my experience profile is foremost important. I hope you got some meaningful insights from this. Thank You Bala Sir, I am here because of you, my faculties and my parents. All the very best to all my juniors for your bright and successful future Regards, Garima Gupta TM09-8265

Mr. Gaurav Kumar I am Mr.Gaurav Kumar Registration Number: 071072 Class BITM Division C Roll No. TM 09 8211 BITM from the academic year 2009 passed out on 2011 My specialization is in telecom &IT . I am finally placed in XXXXXX. Placement was the most exaggerated word in my mind since I stepped into 3rd semester. Though Balaji provided us great placement opportunities and gave us the right platform, but in the end its your own effort and I would say luck! In all I appeared for four group discussions starting with XXXX,XXXX,XXXX,XXXX. Out of which I cleared three and appeared for three PI's. With the start of our placement , the first company that came on campus was RPG group.


Recent Posts By Others Big name big enthusiasm and so the journey began. My first GD and I didn't clear. I was disappointed surely but again deep down knew it is just the beginning. Then came the brand-“ XXXXX”. I cleared the GD and I was the happiest. The second round was telephonic interview where nothing much was asked it was kind of an HR round. So my patience was getting tested, which, I honestly admit I lack a lot! But it's a matter of one s career then its worth giving a try. So I waited and waited first list was announced and my name didn't figure. Some names were announced but some they said few were on hold. They asked to wait again so I did; days passed and a finally a month was over. What now , I was told they would declare the results after they have finished process in all the colleges. Long wait but finally no luck this time. Now I think it's really too much to ask for. “XXXXX”, now I wanted to get through anyhow. The profile was Sales- so many backed out but at this point I am ready to do it. They clearly said it is hardcore sales- no office visits, no desk -just sales. First round GD I cleared, then came the story writing I again cleared so I thought I would take this job anyhow. Then the PI , I said everything about myself but the interviewer wasn't happy he kept on saying say more say more- but that was me I told him about and he wanted to know more. Ok so he didn't find what he was looking for in me. I didn't clear for the second time after reaching that close. Then came the and I mean the ONE- XXXXXX and I figured in the chosen onesthe shortlisted ones. As the PI began people were confirmed after 5 or 10 mins of PI. My PI lasted long and I waited but wasn't called for HR. So a big disappointed. At that point I didn't have the courage left in me. My worst let down ever! Then a VAS company visited- “XXXXXX”. I appeared with full enthusiasm. A written test then a PI. I cleared written test and this time I was to get through. The written test consisted of two sections – Objective and subjective. 1. Tell me about urself? 2. Why did you opt for telecom ? And it is my area of interest and I have done my engineering in same field. I wanted to go on management side. 3. Why us? Ans – VAS is the growing sector and it had become a spinal to the telecom industry as telecom is struggling in terms of revenue. VAS is the only ladder by which revenue stream can be opened. XXXX as a pioneer in the industry I want to start with you only.


Recent Posts By Others 4. What do you know about VAS? And – Value added services are all services other then the voice services be it bill payment on Mobile, Bank transaction on mobile etc. I cleared the second round also. Third round was interview with Aastha Kapoor(Key account Manager). She started with same HR question and then some technical question related to telecom such as – How many circles are there in India? Ans – 23 circles 1. What is circle ? Ans- Specified by TRAI to devide the whole india to twenty three different circles to make telecom easier. 2. What is short code? Ans- Short code is five digit number provided to tele marketer for the purpose of transaction message .promotional messages. 3. What would you do if your client ask you to stand on chair ? Ans- If I got recruited to your company then starting few days will be for induction day and in these days I'll see the environment of the company. If company is revenue oriented then I will stand up and if company is employee oriented then I'll not. 4. How VAS industry will sustain in market ? Ans – By creating different types of utility apps, services. 5. How flexible was I with the job hours and location? * My answer: I said I was ready to be relocated in any part of the country and ready to work 24/7. 6. What do you know about our company? * My answer: I was asked to speak on what all I know about this company till the time they would ask me to stop .That was a good 5 minutes talk about the company.I had already done a bit of homework on its website and told everything I knew. Personal Interview was a blend of techno-personal questions. The Representatives of the Company were looking for qualities like communication skills, confidence and convincing power as the profile was for consulting. I cleared the third round. Forth round was with Head HR and she asked me some normal question about experience in college. 1. How is MBA college different from engineering college? Ans – more discipline and more practical oriented. 2. What are your expectations from us ? Ans learning, as I am new to the industry so maximum learning about the telecom industry will be my main moto.


Recent Posts By Others 3. Tell me about yourself? 4. Why VAS industry? Ans- – VAS is the growing sector and it had become a spinal to the telecom industry as telecom is struggling in terms of revenue. VAS is the only ladder by which revenue stream can be opened. I got selected in forth round and my last round was with CEO of XXXX. She asked me following questions – 1. Tell me about yourself? 2. Why VAS ? Ans - VAS is the growing sector and it had become a spinal to the telecom industry as telecom is struggling in terms of revenue. VAS is the only ladder by which revenue stream can be opened. 3. What do you know about VAS? Ans - – Value added services are all services other then the voice services be it bill payment on Mobile, Bank transaction on mobile etc. 4. Give me a VAS service you want to launch in market? Ans – 1.personalized location tracker . 2. voice chat. 3. Love stories on phone. 4. Live SMS chat. 5. Ticket tracker. 5. How would you rate yourself in terms of selling? Ans – 8 out of 10. As I have got good convincing skills to handle the all sales related queries . Well after the grilling interview for around 35-40 minutes by head HR and CEO. I came out of the room and started speculating. When all the candidates were interviewed we were told that the results will be send to college. There were two rounds of PI- HR and then technical. I easily sailed through both. Then a telephonic interview which lasted for 45 minutes. Results were announced and my name was the first one. That was the beginning of this journey of which, now I am a part . My best wishes to those who are going to start this journey! Gaurav Kumar Senior Associate- Business development


Recent Posts By Others Gourav Goswami Hello Everyone I am GouravGoswami Registration Number TM 09 8212 Telecom dual C College - BITM Academic year - 2009-11. Specialization –TELECOM Almost every one of us wants to live a life of purpose and do something and become someone in life. Most of us do it by trying to do what we think is best in our life. Our decisions are based on what we know, and what we think is right. There by the more we know, the better we are equipped with the knowledge of making decisions. And what can be possibly the best source of knowledge in ones lives: Education. Time and again, we as individuals and society as whole have given importance to education in our lives. An MBA from Sri Balaji Society was on such decision of mine to gain this ever more insatiable thirst for knowledge. I could perfectly remember my campus placement experience, before my final placement I appeared in 3to 4 companies apx.. It was zero day at our college campus and there were three companies arrived for the campus on 8th December, 2010. Selection Process – 1. 2. 3. 4.

Pre Placement Talk (PPT) Group Discussion (GD) Mind Mapping through Picture based Story writing Interview

After waiting for the whole day for XYZ, they arrived the campus at 8:00pm and directly started their PPT. It was sales profile and I was so fascinated with the same as it was quite challenging and of course the salary was good . After the completion of the PPT, we are divided into groups of 10(apx.). My topic was Employee first or Custumer First I was in favour of Customer First. In my view to sustain any business and make it workable we require customer , in any market ,for any product Customer is the king so our focus should be to satisfy the customer .


Recent Posts By Others Requirement of the customer should be properly studied . Main thing in GD should be to stick to your point .What ever you say should be backed by data if possible this displays your command on subject & strengthens your point .Donot try to speak too much in GD state only crisp & clear points. Out of the 10 members only 4 of us got shortlisted for the next round. At 9:40 pm results were declared and after that we got 20 min break for dinner. We assembled again 10:00pm for the next round of the process, it was “Writing skill based on abstract pictures�. It was basically to know the imagining power of the aspirants and they showed a particular pictures for 2 minutes and then followed by 10 min writing related to it and we had to write in a way that it signifies what is the reason I.e. what happened in the past, what is happening and what could be the probable future. The same thing we did for 4 pictures shown by them. Main motive behind this exercise was to judge your positive attitude & ability to take things in a positive direction. Almost all who cleared GD cleared this round. The results were declared at 11:40pm and again shortlisted candidates were asked to assemble for the Personal Interview round at 8:30 am next day. Again we assembled next day for the final round. When my round came and I entered the PI room Panel comprised of three persons 1HR and 2 Functional. First question was tell me about yourself , Second question What is GSM ? Ans: GSM is a technology which is the leading cell phone standard all over the world. In 1982 it was recognized as a standard for digital wireless communications and was first adopted in Europe and then by Asia, Africa etc. The first system was online in 1991 and GSM was formerly known as Group Special Mobile but now stands for Global System for Mobile communications. USA, however has not adopted GSM as a standard and so different carriers now use different technologies as opposed to only GSM. GSM is an open system and is a non propriety technology. One of the great benefits of GSM is that it facilitates international roaming. As it is adopted by more than 170 countries, you have the facility of using your GSM cell phone in all these places without having to change your number. GSM satellite roaming has broadened the scope of cellular services even to areas where standard terrestrial services are not possible. GSM is a technology that is rapidly growing and constantly evolving with wireless, satellite and cordless systems offering greatly expanded services. These services include multimedia data services, high speed, inbuilt support for side by side use of these services and faultless incorporation with the Internet and wireline networks. GSM works on different frequency bands across the world. In North America it


Recent Posts By Others uses a 1900 MHz frequency whereas in other parts of the world it uses either 900MHz or 1800 MHz. Third question was you are given a task to sell 250 digischool solution to a Minister of State for Education And convince him to buy .When I started answering HR interrupted and said the person infront of you is the minister Try and convince him .I started to tell the features of product and its benefits but he replied the places where these things are going to be applied there is no electricity. He then replied what benefit you can provide to me for providing you the deal (indirectly he was asking for bribe). I gave it a thought and replied 5% of deal value. Then HR interrupted and asked you are ready to pay bribe then I replied If I wont pay somebody else will pay so its better to get the order .all panel member were gazing at me and said ok thank you . I thought I gave a wrong answer but when Final list was announced I got selected. So you never know the mind of interwier in which way he takes your answer. I thank Balaji Society and all my respected faculties who have helped me achieve this. Even the GD sessions conducted in the auditorium were helpful. Subject knowledge was very important but even more important was to present ourselves with confidence. Recruiters just see your attitude. They don't want you to know everything they ask they just want to see whether you have that learning instinct or not. They don't want to see you as the strongest candidate but they want to see you as most adaptable and one who can survive any challenge. My Suggestions to my juniors:1. Be what you are and give your best. 2. Beware about the current news and have a proper analytical view on it. 3. Confidence is the key of success but never be over confident 4. Have good knowledge about the domain 5. Have good understand about the functionality of the industry you wish to join in (E.g. IT, Retail or Automobile etc). 6. Have good knowledge about the domain All the best to my juniors and Balajians for the great career and prosperous future.


Recent Posts By Others Gunjan Rana Name- Gunjan Rana Roll No. TM-09 8116 class: PGDM (Telecom and marketing) from BITM from the academic year 2009-2011 passed in April 25. The placement season began in November 2011.With companies coming in full swing; I could get a chance to appear for the personal interview only after being thrown out of Group discussion in almost 10-11 companies. The journey of first PI when begun, the topic for Group discussion was Women empowerment. It was almost a prepared topic for me. I made the entry twice but with unique points which I stated firmly. The interview went well. I was expecting a positive result but then no selection. May be something better was in store. I prepared for all the current topics for GD and also the common expected topics. Old notes and books were reopened and the current ones revisited at regular interval It did not matter whether you spoke in favour or against the topic. All that mattered was the way you put in your points and with what energy you put forward your point. I always thought of giving a different angle to the topic .I only spoke when I had a different point else I would never speak up. Once the Panel even asked me to put up the point but since I did not have any different point I did not speak up and denied saying I really do not have any point. To get into a company one needs to have functional knowledge and to trust yourself , it is not your fault for not getting placed it depends upon the company requirement , state of mind of the interviewer last but not the least God Wish. Keep trying never give up, hope for the best & prepare for the worst. Keep updating yourself with current news & technology. Take help of your friends & faculties by taking regular feedback. Keep working upon your weakness try to use your weakness as your strength. Keep practicing aptitude, logical reasoning, English vocabulary & General reasoning. Be confident but never be over confident, keep motivating yourself & if required avoid the company of negative people around you. Keep brushing your academic knowledge also one needs to project his enthusiasm and passion to get into the company. One should go through the company's profile before sitting for any company. Campus placement is not about just landing into any company. Campus placement plays an important role in deciding the career. A good profile with a good company helps one grow in the right direction. One should never go behind the lucrative packages that the companies offer. One should be wise enough to judge the credibility and reputation of the company in the market. It is rightly said that “If you think you can, you can�. The battle is lost if you


Recent Posts By Others think that you will not make it. Each person has a company that is destined for him. It is only waiting for the right the day. Which is YOUR DAY. After sitting in 16 companies, and almost getting into many companies. I still kept a positive attitude that something better is in store. No doubt sometime it was frustrating to see all your friends getting into companies and you still landing nowhere. Most important is having faith in yourself and GOD without whose wish not even the sun shines. This is the time when you should practice meditation and try to keep a sound and fresh mind. Placement is the only time when you can enjoy because after that you hardly get time if it is an early joining, trust me it is the best time to enjoy. You got to be serious in your one and half years of MBA. Not the placement season. Just be prepared well in advance and you will win the war. Taking tension only mitigates your performance. And one thing that should be remembered is that one has to be himself. Never fake .Panel is smarter than us. You can not fool them, it will only trap you. One will get his company only when the D -Day comes, no matter how hard you try. From November to January I sat in almost 15 companies and finally got through the 16th company. That day is the most awaited day to finish up the student life and start the professional, responsible and independent life. Perhaps that is why, my placement day was called my day. But to receive such a wonderful day few people need to wait and here the most important role Patience comes. During this time we need to choose the right company which is somewhere connected to your dream job, your preferences that whether you are looking for a good profile, a good salary, a big company and so on. Here one need to be very smart in making decisions. It was 12th January. The process was as: At around 1100 hrs the Co. arrived, and we all were asked to submit our C.V's and rush to the Seminar Room of TM building for the PPT (Pre Placement Talk). PPT started, they showed us everything in complete detail, from the profile offered, their latest Projects, the working hours, culture, ethics, and most importantly the compensation part-the entire break up including the take away, or the in hand salary..... Then they announced the selection criteria. Firstly we had aptitude test. I like numbers so I was a little sure that aptitude test is something that I can handle. We have been asked to sit and an online test was conducted. There were series of objective based questions based on reasoning and quant. It was a one hour test and I tried to maximize my no. of attempts. After exam we waited for some time and results of aptitude test also came and I cleared it clearing the process at every attempt and going up in the selection process was altogether a different feel where you can see your destination and at every step we are getting closer to it. I was called up for an interview, their questions started the first one being the most anticipated one“Gunjan tell us something about yourself�. Other questions were: Why Marketing? Difference between Marketing and Selling? Do you think you can do Sales? Your Strengths and Weakness and examples to substantiate them? How do you think your strength will help you do sales? Why this


Recent Posts By Others Company? Are you ok if you are posted anywhere? Anything you would like to ask us? Then it ended. I was shortlisted but final result was yet to be announced. Final waiting for two weeks result came out and I was placed. It was a memorable time for me. The next morning was a pleasant one which I will cherish forever. That one call which I made to my mom and my near and dear is the most treasured conversation of my life. Thanks and Regards, GunjanRana

Ms. Harneet Anand I am Ms.Harneet Anand. Roll no: TM-09-8117 Class- Telecom and Marketing Division Dual B from BITM Academic year 2009-11, Passed out in 2011 and get hold of my degree on 22nd Jan'2012. My specialization is in Marketing. I am finally placed in COMPANY-3 on 15th December 2010, which was a Telecom multinational as a Customer Relationship Management Trainee. It gives me immense pleasure and am really please to express my self in this platform provided by our college. So here I present the most awaited moment's experience, that is my experience about my Campus Placement. Sentiments: Sentiments are countless when that proud moment touch my life, it seems to be an incident of yesterday. I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity. From the very first day in the college, we all were constantly reminded of the importance of 90% attendance. If you are serious and assertive, you would


Recent Posts By Others listen to what everyone tells you. If you are not, you might end up with attendance below the coveted 90. Now being a guide a piece of advice, its not all just a ruse to get you to attend college, but many of us find out, at our own risk, that its not so. In SBS, the rules are very simple. Anything below the required criterion and you are de-barred from the first 50 companies. Everyone found that out the hard way, and there were mixed feeling as well as approaches-reactions, all which became today a memory. College made us tough fighters, made us real soldiers to defeat the obstacles and conquers the challenges of life. Though it have been a rope walk on a knife's edge.Every day looking to your friends, room-mates get ready to go and attend company briefings, presentations, sitting for various processes, while I sat back at home, alone with nothing to do. I would watch them struggle from company to company. They would tell me about the companies that came, the different criteria each had, the different processes of each company, while always assuring me that by the time I get eligible good companies would still be coming. They were always supportive, always sharing whatever happened there. But the only thought in my head was that I was not there. I never felt agitated or left out, as such. For me, the uncertainty of a) getting eligible, and b) clearing a GD was something that ate me up every day. I saw how my friends struggled through every company. This ensured me that I had no chance what-so-ever of clearing a GD, I had friends who were great orators, confident and self assured, many brilliant, many street-smart, but I was completely confident. To watch them not get through the companies they wanted to, did not make me lose any bit of confidence that I had. Though PATIENCE is the key word which you need to shook your hands with, fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Indeed everything happened in SBS was an experience in itself, the tears the joys and the life during the placement was an unforgettable memory. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist, so do not dwell in the past, do


Recent Posts By Others not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment that was my perspective when I started sitting for campus placements. Hopes, desires, ambitions, the campus placements look like a magic spell; it may move its wand to convert your dreams into reality. December came, and with it came the chance for me to try my fate and decide my destiny. In the first 2 weeks of me getting eligible, I sat for 3 companies, and with all the blessings and wishes, I got placed. The first company that I appeared for was a Electronics company. I sat through the presentation. I had no interest in that, the very evening I got to know that a media company is coming with a profile of content writers which will have a management approach, by the time I started ignoring companies, as was waiting for this company, but it never turned up, and I got my realization in the week itself that it is high time to not loose any more companies. The next company to come to our campus was a group of hotels, it though not what I aspired for, still I decided to try to at least appear for the GD just to be able to get the hang of it. The topic was “Green�. Throughout the GD, I spoke only thrice, the first time when I had the data to back what I was saying, next when I wanted to give the discussion a political perspective and last when I corrected someone, again with facts backing what I said. I was certain that it was a good start for me, though not enough for me to clear the GD. But there came the jolt, I was unable to clear the GD. It broke my confidence like anything, I got shattered not because I was keen to get into the company, but because I lost the confidence, which was indeed a realization that not just confidence but also the company requirements will decide your fate. No one need to be blame for the same, it is you who is going to be either benefited by the thing end of the game. The very day i decided to be calm, composed and patient, and all the control really helped me a lot, I brushed up mu concepts, read newspaper and one morning there comes the news of the company god have decided for me. I went for the presentation, was in group one for group discussion, everything seems to be so peaceful and smooth, that i never realized it will be the Final Day, for which I have been waiting for from the time I started pursuing my education.


Recent Posts By Others My life had no other motive today then developing myself and getting prepared for future challenges. Currently am working with a Telecom Major, am a customer relationship management executive there, and the 1 year experience is still a learning phase, this not had been a cake walk with the company, the appreciation, pat on back and various reward- recognition are after a lot of struggle towards contributing something extraordinary, and I must say war is still on. Though I proud to be a part of the most trusted company which had marvelous and huge customer count in global business, but the basic nutrition source is my college. Balaji has groomed us in the manner that now I really believe in words of William James that life is worth living and one's belief will help create the fact. Am a part of there technical service assurance team of the global service centre and we must say that what inputs and values we received as a Balajian is giving us an edge in both understanding and executing the job in a perfect manner Company Process: My company process had the following components It was a 3 step process: 1. CV Shortlisting. 2. Group Discussion. 3. Personal Interview Aptitude test followed by GD then a PI by HR followed by final interview with the head of the company. 1. CV Shortlisting: It was done on the basis of college placement criteria. 2. Group Discussion: The topic given by 2 different panel members other than the two whom we faced during the PI, the topic for group discussion was " Love'". * It was an abstract topic could be dragged and molded in various manner,


Recent Posts By Others therefore I decided to strategically spoke thrice, and for about a minute, I initiated and introduced the topic to the group, I tired covering all aspects of love whether its on ground of relationship or religiously professional, bonds both platonic and passionate. My intention was to highlight my assertive selection. * It was a very smooth and polite discussion indeed irrespective of different points every member proposed there points in a civilized manner and hence 3 of us got short listed among group of 10. * Directly from the GD we have been sent for PI, the turmoil of nervousness was an obvious thing to get happened, but I tried to keep myself calm and cool. 3. Personal Interview: My interview was conducted by Head, GCSC and HR personnel. Interview Q&A: 1. The first thing which they noticed was my resume and the very first compliment I received during my PI was that it has many things to be talked about, they interviewed on my hobbies & interests and they appreciated my versatility. 2. What is CRM and if you have to describe a layman, how you will make one understand the way this works? 3. How much important is the role of service management for revenue generation? 4. How much comfortable you'll be to work on an operation's floor with certain specific targets? 5. Where you see yourself If you work with our company for more than 5 years? 6. Why you are going for an operation domain when you belong to core marketing field? 7. What are you perspective about our company as a telecom major? 8. What is the difference between service assurance and service management? 9. What is the one basic difference between Leader and Manager? Offer Letter: I received my offer letter within 5 days of placement, it made me feel honored and stepping into the corporate world was phenomenal. I understood how important it is to be spontaneous and intense when you reply; because that 10-15 minutes encounter will fetch you the stairs to climb you dream cloud. However individual have their personal identity and If some one is unable to get into some specific round, it is not that he/she is not good enough, it is just that


Recent Posts By Others the compatibility factor doesn't get a perfect match between the job and the seeker. I wish all the aspirants and my beloved juniors-super juniors a very successful career ahead and just keep this proverb in mind, "Life is like froth and bubble, two things stand like stone, kindness in other's trouble, and courage in your own." Till date am pursuing my career and it gave me immense pleasure to state that the lessons learnt in college are still showing their effect. I always had a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches. Life became more different, multi tasker we became right after joining, examinations, office and everything else. Life always have plans for us, but one need to know the execution part of it. I here by extend my regards, warm wishes and blessings to SBS family for being most supportive in terms of development, nourishment and of course for providing me the opportunity of being part of elite group and successful career . Regards Harneet Anand

Harpreet singh Name : Harpreetsingh College :BITM,Rollno: TM-09 8018 Batch :2009-11. First of all thankyou for giving me opportunity to share my experience of campus placements.The day placements started with very first company x ,all of us were very exited and on same time nervous also.Most of us wanted to get through in the first company and relieved from tension of placements. But on same time we are knowing that bigger companies than xwill visit our campus.So that confusions and less focus towards one or two dream companies was clearly reflected during GDs and interviews. This company was trial version for us to know about campus placements and in GD of this company I started learning from my mistakes ,lacking points like less data for the topic of discussion


Recent Posts By Others ,nervousness while discussions ,eye contact ,confidence in my content,to lead the group ,not to get into the fish market and many more .After x, for one month there was no company for campus but I practiced daily for improving my GD skills.Now before sharing my further experience I want to tell that surely I am one out of top five people who attended and cleared most of GDs After 5 or 6 companies my friends were more confident than me ,that I will clear the GD. I was very less focused toward interviews at that time,that may be because my first goal was to become proefficient in GDs or my internel thought was that interviews are only the luck part.So I was Not able to clear the interviews of most of the big companies in which I wanted to get placed. So till December this senerio was going on.As time For campus placements was running and more than 400 people got through,some what tension in mind started prevailing. But we four friends Dhawal,sidharth from TM and Keshmindersingh from MM also remaind very +VE and we used to crack jokes with most of the people sitting in Auditorium who are waiting for company to come.We all were eligible for campus placements from the beginning ,so all the four college students Started knowing us (they used to call me happy ).Till January we had interacted with most of balajians and because of that we are know having A good network of friends In four colleges.We had enjoyed many placements parties of friends .Every time we used to crack different jokes That even some students had asked us that you all are preparing for this comedy all the day. But it was seriously spontaneous. But in heart of heart we are still worried because we had not went to native for 8 months ,interviews are not converted into job. So finally I decided to work thoroughly on interviews skills ,as I had already given more than 40 interviews uptillfeb.I have very funny yet very dangerous experience to share.It was when the exams and companies are on the same date.I was giving my logistic exam but before that I had already given GD in one company and waiting for result in examination hall and in between exam got a call,then I was very tensed either to continue exam or pic call by goinoutside.So after 5 min of thought I decided to do both. So I got cleared in that Gd also but sidhu sir had seen me talking on phone and silently snached my exam paper. I know if I missed out exam it will be difficult for me to give at end.But any how miracle happened sidhu sir had given back my exam paper with serious warning.I had given 8 exams simultaneously with companies on campus but I had cleared exams not interviews.So friends you should also not leave exams as such ,clear the concepts earlier and write you managerial thoughts on that. Definetly you will be through .As time passes companies with less package started coming .Out of 5 companies coming on campus I gave confirmation for one only.But always remaind happy and hopefull. At last my destined company z came.We had four rounds in that (written,2 gds,one 45 mins long interview).Guys this was my first interview which had gone so long.They told that they will declare result on same day but due to some reason they postpone the result.They had given the result verbely next next of


Recent Posts By Others interview but because they had not given written ,my struggle continued for next 25 days and in that 25 days I went twice to Mumbai for interview.Its true that every learning from professional and personal life will help a person in his future and the skills which I learnt to clear my interview ,after getting rejected in more than 39 interviews is really paying me the fruits of hardwork.One message for juniors ,starting pakage and company may attract you,but do ask from your seniors about the working culture of company and work loads coz this will become more important after you join any company.My Personal feeling is that people who had given more interviews initially had more chances of getting selected in their future interviews in one attempt,because learning and experience in anything pays you.It was very nice time we had spent.Cannot forget that 2 years.One think what I had experienced is before sitting in the company ,one should see whats the requirement of company and that requirement can be fulfilled by you as a person as whole and don't get disheartened if after giving all correct answer u got rejection as something can be missing in you which is utmost requirement of company.This is only demand and supply game.If you got rejected by any company ,always take it as positive sign for your future betterment because you can do wonders in other field which interviewer might had analysed but not known to you.This is all from my side .Best of luck to my juniors for future and you had done really wonderfull job in the preparation of convo.I want to thank all the people of staff,teachers,vignesh sir and above all our respected Bala sir for making us capable to stand tall I corporate world and in our day to day life

Harshal Upasani I am Harshal Upasani TM 09-8118 Dual- B (Telecom & Marketing) Balaji Institute of Telecom & Management It's correctly said a diamond cannot be polished without friction and gold cannot be purified without fire, similarly success cannot be attained without hard work. Hello everybody, I am Harshal Upasani from Balaji Institute of Telecom & Management - Telecom & Marketing (09-11) batch. Admission to Balaji is an accidental incident for me. Me with one of my friend came to Indira Campus for Admission enquiry and found that the college in front of Indira is looking much better in terms of Infra and after completion of all enquiries we found that this college is the one who will shape our career better and today it is.


Recent Posts By Others Being Balajian is always a proud feeling. Few days back during a casual discussion with my VP, he said,” I know Bala, from past decade”, and started telling me the story that how he was used to visit our old campus for recruitment. Being Balajian will always help us to stand at higher level than others. Thank you Bala Sir. It's your devotion towards our career, which showing success to us. Now not taking much of your time, directly I would come to the point of sharing my Campus Experience. I placed on 0 day of campus placement i.e. on 8'Th December. Companies had started visiting our campus in October month itself. Few companies visited in the month of October, in November many companies had visited and after 0 Day recruitment has started in full swing mode. Campus Placement is a patience game. Somebody placed earlier someone later. Your close friend who used to sit beside you in Auditorium, one fine day suddenly gets placed and from next day you start feeling unsecured. This is something was also happened with me. In initial few companies I was out from final PI round, after some companies I became out from GD. Later in few company my CV itself not shortlisted, and that was the time I really started feeling unsecured. Few of my friends were already placed in good company, and I actually realized the famous dialogue from movie “3 IDIOTS”. Mostly the companies which are from Technology Industry always prefer to conduct “Aptitude Test”. Hence those who wants to make their career in Technology driven company, must ready with their aptitude skills. One more point I would like to share that,” Be prepared with all fundamental concept”. In one the IT Company question to me was,” Explain Software Development Life Cycle”. I was unable to answer and out from the process. I learned it in 3'rd Semester in MIS but till the time opportunity had gone. So be prepared with fundamentals of all subjects. I am placed in XYZ Company. This is also technology driven company but apart from Aptitude they preferred to look for our innovative thinking. My company visited our campus in evening time around 7 PM. After formal company presentation we were around 30 students who preferred to apply for this company. XYZ had 3 stages of selection: GD, Story Writing, & PI. For GD, all topics were different. First batch has GD Topic about “Indian Economy”, second batch has GD Topic about “Cricket Vs. Football”, while for me in third batch GD topic was “GD at 11:55 PM”. Because my GD round was started in night at 11:55 PM. Second day morning they came with GD result. 20 students were shortlisted for next round, i.e. Story Writing. They gave us 3 pictures with 10 Minutes difference. Within those 10 Minutes we have to write story on that picture. First 2 pictures was incidental, but 3rd picture was nothing but a blank page. 10 students were selected in that round, for final PI. My PI round Started with following questions:


Recent Posts By Others 1. Tell me about yourself. 2. Why XYZ Company 3. You are an engineer then why choose marketing? Suddenly he started stress Interview 1. Your English is too bad, why should I hire you? 2. You are looking very shy; these kinds of people can never survive in sales. You are ruining your career. For these questions, he was expecting, “Never Give-up Attitude�. Then he moved to my CV, started asking about 1. Summer Internship Project. 2. Engineering project 3. Extra Curricular Activity 4. Hobby & Interest. Finally he asked me about place of posting preference and I answered PAN India, which he was actually expecting from me. Results were out by evening. I was shocked couldn't believe that I was recruited finally, that was awesome moment of my life. At last I m not very wise enough to give advice but my experience could help budding student managers to get their dreams fulfilled. One should have a fighting attitude and should take a lesson from his/her failures. That was all about my Campus Experience, with ups and down but, a very enjoyable & cherish able one Just a quick suggestions please focus on current affairs, have your basics &fundamental very clear and lastly don't ever bluff the company be always honest in giving your answers and seek clearance for doubts if any.

Hemant Ramesh Denge Hello Everyone, I am Hemant Ramesh Denge Registration Number: TM-09-8269 College `: BITM Dual : D Academic year : 2009-2011 Specialization : Telecom I got finally placed in Connectiva Systems Pvt. Ltd. Connectiva works in Revenue Assurance Area for Telecommunication Industry. It gives me an immense pleasure to share my campus placement experience


Recent Posts By Others with my juniors, who would surely gain some knowledge & belief to learn the things I did in order to secure a good position in the corporate world. Life is very challenging & you have to work hard to strive for success. I too followed the same pattern of achieving success by learning & adapting to skills required for a great future. Also I would like to thank the college placement cell for working day & night, burning mid night fuel to stand on hopes of the students & bring in almost 300 companies to the campus for placement. To start with, the skills required for success in campus placement is to develop logical & analytical skills. This would help to strive for 1st level for selection that is “Written Aptitude test”. For this many books are available to go for. To develop this regular work with numbers to be precise is important; students should go for numbers as these would help in their corporate world. Since consistent performance is the key to success people should not be demotivated by the level of difficulty in any exam. Next step is the “Group Discussion” round, this is a rejection round, so you need to focus, pitch in points that are relevant to the subject. For this the best thing the college provides is the “Economic Times” paper. This paper would help to know the current market trends, help you to analyze the market situation & would help develop the ability to understand the market happenings. I used to regularly read the paper, maybe not the complete content, but the basic headlines, so as to know what is happening in the market. And for telecom students it is important, as telecom sector is at the boom, so any change in the market can change the tide of the carrier. And the final is the personal interview, both HR & Technical, & for this I think our college professors has done a commendable job in knowing us the current technologies, in & out, know the future technologies, & help us to know the basics from the core of each subject, maybe its marketing, telecom related issues & what not. I am thankful to Bala sir for providing such esteemed professors at our disposal, so that we could learn a lot from them. I have divided my campus placement experience into the following four activities:Written Aptitude Test The aptitude test was divided into 3 main parts i.e.quant, verbal ability and data interpretation. Generally questions from RS Aggarwal were asked. We were given around 90 questions to be responded in 60 minutes. After conducting the written test, I was selected for the next round that is group discussion round. Group discussion 2 groups were formed for conducting group discussions with around 15 students in each group. We were asked to select a topic for ourselves but after a minute's time we were given a topic “Whats more better 3G or 4G?” Students were judging on the following parameters:o Ability to lead the group


Recent Posts By Others o Communication skills oYour understanding of the topic Group discussion was for 15 mins and the discussion went in a flow as introduction to topic, examples and pros and cons of the topic were discussed. Group discussion was elimination round and 2-3 students per group were selected. I got through the above 2 rounds and the next was Technical interview Technical interview The 3rd round of interview was a technical one and it was conducted on the same day. The interview was a video conferencing call which was taken from Gurgaon. The interviewer introduced himself & started asking me questions on technical side, accessing my logical, analytical & basic knowledge about technology. Some questions that were asked are: o Marketing related questions like product life cycle for a service, new product development, knowledge of RFP/RFI, how to pitch the customer, what is configuration management? Some questions about MS office tools. o What is Telecom Revenue Assurance? o GSM structure, how it works and flows. o GPRS structure and nodes used in it. o What is IN, charging and billing. o They also concentrated on my summer internship as to what problems did I face during my summer internship and what did I do about it. The interview was carried on for about 30 minutes, and finally the interview results were announced the same day and I was selected. HR interview The interview was conducted after 2 days. The interview started with the questions like: o Introduce yourself o Tell me something about your family background o Why you want to join our company? o Are you ready to be work anywhere in India? o Discuss about your strengths & weaknesses o Do your SWOT analysis o Tell me something about services (particularly IT& Telecom) sector in India? o What do you know about the company? The interview went well for almost 30 mins and after 2 days the results were conveyed to the PAT team into which I was selected. I thank Bala sir for making me share such a wonderful experience for placement that would surely help my juniors for motivation & just want to wish all the very best for their future. As always Bala sir used to say, “Problems are


Recent Posts By Others Opportunities� I would always remember those words life long, & in case of any urgency would not hesitate to apply sir's Guru Mantra. Again I would like to tell my juniors to follow footsteps of sir to achieve something memorable & big in life, as I always do. Thanks & Regards, Hemant Ramesh Denge

Ms. Hima Singh Jayas I am Ms. HIMA SINGH JAYAS Roll Number TM09-8020 , from class BITM-DUAL A , from BITM , academic year '2009-11', passed out on APRIL 2011. My specialization is in 'MARKETING AND FINANCE'. My address is: 80, friendsvihar Dayalbagh Agra-282005 Uttar pradesh Like any other festival campus placements was greeted with warmth and enthusiasm in our college, the much awaited occasion and the most important phase in student's life. The hard work of a number of years will show fruitful results one day. College placement started with the process of a company which took place in September. Everybody was allowed to sit for the first company. We students were really looking forward for our first face to face interaction with the placement companies. After that a pool of companies came to our campus. THE SENTIMENTS Campus placement is the most important event that takes place in our college. All the budding managers' aspirations reach the zenith. I was also looking forward to sit in the process at the early stage so I made it a point to be clear pass in all the subjects to fulfill the eligibility. I also felt upset for those who cannot sit. We all were a bit scared, a bit excited and a bit confident too. A mixture of emotions was waving inside me. All through the process sometimes I felt worried, disturbed, heartbroken, hopeful, confident, positive, optimist,etc. There were even times when I was sure that I will be placed but I was wrong. That was the worst moment. The best moments were when I worked hard for a g.d or interview and I got selected. Friends were a great support at both happy and sad moments. But the day I got selected was the happiest moment in sbs.


Recent Posts By Others Life shows both good times and bad times in such situations. We also come to see the real faces of some of our friends. But the best part was that there were friends in the bad times also. I think a person really loses when his/her heart loses. THE EXPERIENCE THAT YOU CHERISH I remember the environment during placement season. I feel that students should work with patience and confidence. Failures will face us from time to time but its about rising up from those failures and prepare for the next one. Sometimes luck also plays a crucial role. But luck will be with those people who will face the failures. Most of the companies look for people who are exuberant, full of positive energy, knowledgeable and who can talk very well. People say that looks play an important role in selection. I will say that looking good is not what they want , they want a lively face with a good personality. We should also know how to talk to people. What has to be said at the right place. I also felt that companies avoid candidates who are geeks with just bookish knowledge. Obviously we all know that your communication skills should be enhanced and must be in their best order. The best way is to start interacting in English with your friends one month before the arrival of the companies. That is really going to help you brush up your fluency. THE COMPANY PROCESSES Most of the companies start with the company's presentation, followed by group discussion and then interview. Some of the companies also take an aptitude test also. It is very important to be attentive in the presentation and to understand the profile properly. Most of the group discussions are on very general topics. The trick for the g.d's is that speak only relevant points 2-3 times. During the interviews it is important to understand what the company wants. Some of the basics of management subjects should be revised. We should know how to present ourselves in front of others. In all these processes I felt that those companies who are taking the aptitude test are the ones who really go into the subject knowledge of the specialization. Other companies were mostly looking at the selling capabilities in the students and their convincing skills. It depends on what profile the company is offering you. I will repeat it again that it is essencial to understand the profile and the best place could be the interview room where there is one on one interaction between the student and the interviewer. G.D. TOPICS Group discussions were from current topics, social topics and business topics generally. I am writing some of them: i) Female infanticide ii) Copenhagen meet iii) Education: qualitative or quantitative iv) Fdi in retail


Recent Posts By Others v) 2-g spectrum scam vi) Commonwealth games vii) Social networking sites: blessing or curse viii) Leaders are born not made ix) Kashmir problem x) Regionalism in india I would like to give some of the tips to crack a g.d. and a few suggestions also. Speak atleast 3 times in a g.d each time giving a new point and don't waste too much time on arguing on a single topic. Before the g.d starts think of a few very good points and the way you are going to present it infront of others. Also try to listen to the views of others and appreciate or support them if they speak out a relevant point. Try to coordinate the g.d. yourself and come up as a leader in the g.d. INTEWVIEW QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS The first question of most of the interviewers was , 'introduce yourselves'. On this question the student should give a brief view of the background, academics, strengths and aims. The next question could be ' why do you want to work in our company' . you should answer it by saying that you want to learn the competancies of the compay. The interviewer may also ask ' why should we take you. Students should give emphasis on their strengths and how their strengths will help the company to achieve their goal. Other questions could be the basics of management and some questions related to the profile. THE OFFER LETTER ,ETC I got the offer letter from the pat team. And I want to thank the pat team for working hard for us. I was very happy the day I got the offer letter as the happiness of getting placed was different but a good one. An offer letter is a proof that we are really selected by a company. I wish everybody good luck for their campus placements.


Recent Posts By Others Himanshu Alwani Name: Himanshu Alwani Registration No. - 19-2125 Roll No: TM-09 8213 Telecom, Dual C Academic Year: 09-11 Mobile- +91 9910087062 Placed in ABCR Electronics company My Placement Experience: This company was my 3rd company in which I sat for the recruitment, since I had a interest in going into the technical field so I did not even other profile recruitment drives. I was quite focused to go into technical from the beginning of the placement season. Before the placement I sat for 3 companies but failed in all the three as I was not able to qualify the aptitude test or GD for all the three companies. This company i.e. Tyco Electronics came for Campus Placements in SBS on 22nd Feb 2011. A panel of 5-6 corporate came for the recruitment drive. Before the procedure could have started they gave a long PPT and we were praying that when this tiring ppt would end up finally after 2 hours it ended and we all gathered at the BITM floor for the placement process. The placement procedure included 4 stages: 1. Aptitude Test 2. Creative writing 3. PI i.e. HR round 4. Personal Interview (Technical + HR round again) After the aptitude and creative writing test round about 30 students were qualified. Topic of the creative writing was CHALLENGES BEFORE INDIA. According to the instruction we had to write it in a very short and crisp way. Here goes my points which I wrote on this topic.(THANKS TO THE FILE WHICH I MAINTANED BY COLLECTING SOME IMPORTANT NEWSPAPER CUTTINGS). 1st challenge- CYBER WAR- The biggest challenge in front of India is the cyber war as the no. of malware software has increased 100 times according to Kesperskey and MacAfee reports. Failure of Chandrayaan1 was due to worm called stuxnet so countries are fighting by making enter these types of worms into other countries industrial system. 2nd challenge- OPTICAL FIBER- As I knew that the organization deals into optical fiber so attacked them in the right way by writing this point that the total amount of optical fiber laid in India is 12 lakh sq.km so Internet connectivity is the next major challenge and many kilometers of optical fiber is still required 3rd challenge- No differentiation between APL and BPL people. (Above the poverty line and below poverty line)


Recent Posts By Others 4th challenge- Red Tapism in all the government organization. 5th challenge- Due to poor and less amount of warehouses 1 lakh tonne of rice, maize, wheat has been wasted. (Acc. to FPI Food production of India report). Next was the PI round. 1st round of HR Interview was based on all the functional knowledge. I entered the room then HR bombarded the question that he has taken two interviews what did they said you about the interview, I gave them the honest reply that 1st person told me that it is going to be a long interview and the other one said that they are going to remove your clothes from top to bottom. Then both the interviewer's started laughing then it was an enjoyment and a very straight forward session for 45 minutes. But in the whole interview I was very adamant that I wanted only the technical profile. After the interview the filtered out around 12 students. The 2nd round of interview was with the panel of 4 with all the top guns sitting in front. They cross checked me by asking me to tell the points which I have written in the creative writing test. Since I had honestly written that exam so was able to answer them very confidently. Then my technical interview started and I answered every of their question correctly since I dragged them into my field that is NETWORKING. Again I said them very clearly that I want a TECHNICAL profile if they I ready to give then I am OK otherwise I don't want their offer as they came for the sales profile. Then I came out of the room. After 2 mins they called me again and said that in the organization there are 3 dept. One is the sales other is the technical and one is technical sales that is Pre Sales. I replied them very happily, sir that is what the profile I was looking and that is why I did not sat for any sales profile giving companies. The results were out after 45 mins. I was cent percent sure that I would be selected but as the results were announced I was stunned when they did not announced my name. I went straight to the HR and asked “why I was not selected?” HR replied me with a diplomatic answer and told me to forward him my resume and I did the same next morning. After that again my quest towards technical profile carried on. As rightly said that “patience pays” and it paid me because after a month when I was sitting disappointed with the failures, there was a call from Tyco and they asked me that whether I was placed or not? I answered them NO since there was no company at BITM floor with technical profile for recruitment in the period of 1 month. As there was a requirement in pre sales in Tyco electronics, the profile which I was looking for and I got an offer from Tyco electronics right after a month's time on 23rd March 2011. Suggestions – 1) Inculcate the habit of reading newspaper and collect articles which you feel are important 2) Always be truthful and focused in the interview. 3) Don't worry about the package only go for the profile which you like, money will follow. 4) If in the interview some one asks about the place of position, always answer


Recent Posts By Others that being a fresher if you send me to some jungle also on any project you are ready to go because you are hungry for experience. 5) And only write those things in the resume which you are cent percent sure on and can defend in front of interviewer. 6) Always be patient. Good Luck

Hiral Karia My Campus Placement Experience Name: HiralKaria, Registration Number: TM-09 8270 Class Telecom, Dual D College: BITM Academic year 2009-2011 Specialization: Telecom I am placed in one of the top IT Company of India. And that was my first company in which I was short listed during our placement season. Even though I was good academically throughout my MBA, placement season was bit tensed period for me initially. For telecom batch placement were started with brand companies. But that initial period was not lucky for me as even after having good percentage in all the semester I was not short listed in any of those companies due to lack of attendance percentage which was initial criteria for some companies. I was frustrated as even after having good academic records I was not able to seat for the interview process in those companies. 4 or 5 major companies from Telecom and IT industry came and went and I was short listed for the interview process in none. I was almost depressed and tensed My placement moment started on 16th November 2010 when I got call from placement department that I have been short listed for the interview process by top IT Company. After hearing that I was on the 9th cloud but next moment I was on ground after hearing that company is coming to our campus on second day that is on 18th. Placement department informed us that there will be technical panel interview and HR round. I was having very less time to prepare myself for the interview. So I prepared my self for the panel interview as I have never faced panel interview before. Thoroughly studied about it and grilled my all technical fundamentals related to telecom industry. And finally day has come. On 18th November Company came to our campus. And we were introduced to panel of 9-10 executive members came from that


Recent Posts By Others company. As told by placement department our interview was started with the technical panel interview. There were 3 panels of 3-4 executives in each seating in 3 different rooms. Short listed student managers have been called by placement coordinator one by one and my name has been called. I entered in room where 3 panelists were seating and my interview was started .Our conversation start with normal question like “Tell me about your self” and some general questions from the resume. And then the real interview start with pure technical questions like What is e-tom? What is TNM? What is MPLS? What is OSS? What is VOIP? What is CDR? What is your previous work experience? As I was having prior experience and that too in IT Company more focused were on my prior experience and the technical language and their concepts in which I have worked in my previous company. It was 45 minutes of interview. I have cleared technical interview so next was HR interview and again round of questions from all areas like. Tell me about yourself? What is CRR ratio? What is SLR ratio? What is 3G and 4G? What is VOIP and its technology? And questions related to stock market. After a round of questions-answers HR told me that somehow he is not happy with my answers and he told me to wait and my result will be informed to the placement coordinator. I came out of the HR room thinking that I have screwed up my interview and it's done. I failed I was really disappointed thinking that I have lost very important opportunity of my entire life. Before my HR interview 2 student managers already were selected but my result was on hold. I made to wait almost 5-6 hours and till that time 6 student mangers were selected. All of sudden my name has been called again and I went to HR room where again a round of technical questions –answers happened. Suddenly HR told me “Welcome to the company. Congratulation you have been selected”.


Recent Posts By Others Finally I got my offer letter; I was the happiest person as I was selected in top IT Company and with the highest package among the entire student mangers selected for this company. That was a relief after waiting for an almost 6 hours from my HR round. Company selected 10 student mangers and I was 7th among them. Placement process teaches you that life is not simple; there will be so many hurdles out there in way of success. Sometimes luck play important role but moreover you need to work hard and believe in your self. If you want something very badly give your 1000% and stick to your goals. Competing 300 students and prove that you are excel among them requires lot of hard work and dedication. However when I got an admission into BITM my journey was started with the whole day sessions of MAHABHARATA, Bam sir's presentation and cultural event. Due to all these activities our initial semester classes started bit late and result of that we were made to attend extra classes which were used to go on for 12 hours many days. I really didn't get reason and importance of having all those non required activities at the initial period. But when I was going through my placement era I realized few things like cultural event helped me in knowing my college mates better. Those whole days MAHABHARATA sessions taught me patience which I required for the interview process. Bam sir's presentation helped me in removing my stage fear and gave me confidence and faith to present my view in front of many people which helped in panel interview. I would always remain grateful to Bala sir and all my teachers for giving this wonderful learning experience. I am very grateful to all PAT members, my friends & family. I wish all student mangers those are in way of becoming managers All The Best and welcome them to the journey of ups and down. With knowledge, perseverance and patience you can prove that you are the best. I wish they achieve success in their all endeavors. Thank You, HiralKaria.


Recent Posts By Others Hitesh Chauhan I am HIteshChauhan Roll Number –TM 09 8119 Balaji Institute Of Telecom and Management - Dual D ( Telecom ) Academic Year 2009-2011 Got placed in company No. 6 Sentiments: On, the whole I was very happy after the selection. Being done my B.Tech in Electrical. I was considering to go in Electrical Infrastructure sector, and when I got the placement in desired sector then, the first thing comes in my mind was “ in end you will get whatever you desire” inspired from famous Hindi film dialogue. Experience: I'll share my experience during the placement season. Before, I begin people should know that my selection process was atypical and so one can say its not a path you should aim for. First, a little background. I was a student of the Electrical and automation field but here in BITM is was doing Telecom management, however as I had almost zero interest in the Information Technology and Telecom field, I didn't really pay much attention to the coursework. But I am really passionate about power generation, transmission and distribution, so during my MBA in BITM I thought that I will not be able to go again in Electrical sector. So I planned for VAS sector being the hottest in telecom. But when placement session begins all sector company came. Then I realise that now I have change to go in my desired sector To start with, the skills required for success in campus placement is to develop logical & analytical skills. This would help to strive for 1st level for selection that is “Written Aptitude test”. For this many books are available to go for. To develop this regular work with numbers to be precise is important; students should go for numbers as these would help in their corporate world. Since consistent performance is the key to success people should not be demotivated by the level of difficulty in any exam. Next step is the “Group Discussion” round, this is a rejection round, so you need to focus, pitch in points that are relevant to the subject. For this the best thing


Recent Posts By Others the college provides is the “Economic Times� paper. This paper would help to know the current market trends, help you to analyze the market situation & would help develop the ability to understand the market happenings. I used to regularly read the paper, maybe not the complete content, but the basic headlines, so as to know what is happening in the market. And for telecom students it is important, as telecom sector is at the boom, so any change in the market can change the tide of the carrier. And the final is the personal interview, both HR & Technical, & for this I think our college professors has done a commendable job in knowing us the current technologies, in & out, know the future technologies, & help us to know the basics from the core of each subject, maybe its marketing, telecom related issues & what not. I am thankful to Bala sir for providing such esteemed professors at our disposal, so that we could learn a lot from them. Company Process: Company No. 1 GD: Topic was iphone, there are 8 members in GD group and I cleared the GD round next round is Technical interview and my personal learning from GD is you should always read the newspaper and keep yourself updated with the information. Technical Interview: Introduce yourself? Why telecom? Name telecom subject which you have studied? What is eTOM model? What is ITIL? What is MTLS? Not selected in interview Company No. 2 Written test: includes General Knowledge, Aptitude, Data analysis, English that 120 questions to be completed in 45 min, not selected. I have taken this test lightly and wasted most of the time in aptitude section not cleared cutoff in other sections so not selected. And so on it continued but I have confidence as I am reading newspaper daily and make sure that you are continued to be in touch of studies and update of company's which are in pipeline this will help you plan accordingly Company No. 6 Only Electrical, Electronics Engineers are eligible Telephonic interview conducted from Hyderabad questions asked o Introduce yourself o Telecom & IT course content o What is Balance score card?


Recent Posts By Others o What do you think of strengthening of Rupee value in International market? o Why you chose Telecom? We four people are selected for next round in Hyderabad We have five round in Hyderabad o Aptitude test Simple aptitude questions o General knowledge test Questions like world biggest, largest etc. o Power point presentation We were asked to prepare a PPT on Indian renewable energy policy, They have provided the index Looking for presentation skills Quick reaction to question o Group discussion We are 6 people in GD, topic was manufacturing V/s service They are focusing on content and presentation skills. o Interview Fully technical with questions from telecom and Electrical side. Phase diagram, block diagram, circuit diagram Telecom density in India Where do you see yourself 5 years down the line. Why you want to go in Electrical sector after doing an PGDM in Telecom. Ans. it's not Telecom only its Telecom and Marketing where 30% course content is Telecom rest is marketing, and being a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering I have chosen to do MBA in some technical field so that I can maintain my interest in technology. In Hyderabad four people from BITM and two people from Symbiosis attended process. Only two people are selected including me. For all this happy ending I would like to thank Bala Sir, Dimple Madam, VigneshSir , CRT team and my roommates. Suggestions – 1) Read current affairs because its most important for GD. 2) Always be truthful and focused in the interview. 3) Don't worry about the package only go for the profile and sector which you like. 4) Don't be choosy about location. We don't stand any option being a fresher. 5) Develop good communication skill if in case you are lacking. It is must to crack GD. 6) Always be patient, strong and positive because everyone has his or her day.


Recent Posts By Others Neeraj Jain I'm Neeraj Jain BITM 2010-12 batch Discipline: Telecom-Div B Registration no.: TM109220 I got selected in XYZ company which deals in VAS(Value Added Sector) and is 1 of the best compnay in this vertical. Preparation for my placement got started when I entered BITM and appointed as Class Representative(C.R.) in 1st sem. Thereafter life became busy is daily schedule SBS. We went for our internship in Sept-Oct'11. 1st company came for recruiting Telecom students on 8th Nov. 2011 which offered us a package of 4.5L and profile of Business Analyst. Company had 3 rounds: Aptitude,Technical Interview and HR Interview. Company short listed 14 students for aptitude round based on CV out of which 5 rejected the company. So 9 Telecom Students appeared for Aptitude, out of which 7 got cleared and moved to next round. I was the 1 st student who was called for Technical Interview. Though it was technical interview but I was asked question of ET. Questions was “Tell me the name of CEO of Infosys, Wipro, TCS, HDFC, etc..�. As I was very poor in ET so I got disqualified. 2nd company came few days later and had only 2 rounds: PI & HR. There were 7 penals for PI. It was a day of bad luck for lot of students because different penals were looking different qualities for same kind of job. My penalist was a lady who was focusing only on Communication Skills while some penalist were looking for technical knowledge(which is my strongest area). My penalist forward only 1 name out of 11 interview. Then came my dream company(1 of the top Indian IT company). Company had 3 rounds: Aptitude, PI, HR. Nearly about 45 students appeared for apti. But only 8 cleared. Latedthe took only 1 interview which was both Technical & HR, but weightage for technical was more. I got screwed in interview because my thoughts were not clear and I changed my own answers when they started to grill me. 1 more company came for placement same day which I missed due to my interview. That company took GD & PI.


Recent Posts By Others From this company's experience onwards, I gave time to myself and recollected my thoughts and started to prepare answers for all type of questions which were asked in previous companies and could be asked in future companies. There after I got rejected in few more companies. Sometimes I got eliminated in GD and most of the times in PI. Overall I got rejected in 10+ companies. Main reasons for not getting selected were: Lack of Communication Poor clarity of thoughts Then I talked to 1 of the HR who came to recruite us and rejected me for the same but gave me 1 beautiful advise that “ At this point of time I can't overcome my problem of communication so rather than focusing on my weekness I should put my strenght on table during interview and also suggested me to make SWOT analysis of yourself with full clarity of thoughts” Finally the day come(17th jan, 2012) when a dream company, for all those who ever wanted to go in VAS sector, came into our campus. Company announced 3 rounds: Aptitude, GD & PI. 48 students sat for aptitude but only 16 got cleared, not because it was a tough one but because there were students were doing cheating or helping their friends. Company people eliminated them directly without considering their marks. 2 groups were formed by company people each having 8 students. I was in 2nd group. Instructions for GD were: Don't make fist market Don't divert from topic Time alloted 15 minutes There were 6 penalist in the GD room. 4 were sitting at four corners, 1 was sitting just beside the group and 1 was moving all around the students with a LAPTOP in his hands. Students were told to sit in a circle (rather than I “U” shape which is a normal way of GD). 1st entered the GD room and took 2025min to come out. Then our group went for GD. It was a stressful GD because of 6 penalist. It was mine 1st GD like this (hopefully for others also).


Recent Posts By Others Our topic was “ Social Networking sites should be prohibited to access- from Business prospective�. Everyone took 1-2 minutes and then GD started. All started to put their points. I entered at 4th or 5th position out of 8. I entered 45 times in15-20min. GD and spoke around 3-5minutes. Group 1 was fully washed off because all of them got diverted from topic but they gave 2nd chance to them. This time their GD topic was based on PLASTIC MONEY( Credit Cards). After this GD, they shortlisted 7 students. Then all of a sudden they introduced 1 more technical written round in which 3 questions were given and 20min, time was alloted. Questions are: 1) Draw a call flow diagram for a Vodafone customer calling to a Idea customer (include all elements like BTS, BSC, etc.) 2) Idea is one of the client of your company. You have to deploy a software(service) at their server which Idea will launch on 26th of jan. You are going to Idea office on 25th Jan for giving the demonstration. Sudden your software does not work. a. What will you say to your client who is getting angry because tomorrow is official launch of that service and software is not working? Mention 3 points. b. What will you do to prevent this kind of failure in future? Mention 3 points. Ans: 1) I drew diagram including MS, BTS, BSC, MSC, GMCS, IN(Intelligent Network which check available balance before connecting call in case of PREPAID user), AuC,HLR, VLR etc. 2) a. What I would do i. Convince my client that it was not a permanent failure ii. Talk to my technical team and dicuss about type of failure iii. Resolve problem on call if possible or else call technical team at client site. b. Prevention: i. Give demontration at least 1 week ago. ii. Discuss with technical team about all kind of failure that could happen and precautions for avoiding them. iii. Run that software/service at our end 7-8 times before going to client. After this written round, they called all of us for Interview. But this round had more weightage than PI because they asked all of us to explain the same diagram in interview. Apart from that they asked:


Recent Posts By Others 1) Tell me about yourself? 2) My strengths? Support with real life examples 3) Weekness? 4) What are you doing to overcome your weekness? 5) About my hobbies? 6) Where you see yourself after 3-5 years? After 10 years? 7) They asked me to explain 1 diagram from my project report which was “Message Flow Diagram” After this round, I was called for HR in 2 minutes. There she(HR) talked about what I need to improve, why I need that, what I could do for same, location of joining etc. which was more or less a formality. One thing I forgot to montion that I did my Internship in a VAS company which helped me a lot to get my placement in this very company. Some suggestions for juniors for their placement time. Prepare the following questions before going to any campus:a) Tell Me about yourself? b) Strenght? c) Weekness? d) What did you learn from your internship? e) Why should I hire you? f) Why this company(XYZ)? g) Hobbies with updated data (like in cricket current events, series, controversy etc.) h) What did you learn in BITM? i) Why B,tech? j) Why PGDM? k) Why PGDM in Telecom/Mktng/HR etc. l) Your future goals? m) Where you see yourself after 3-5 years? After 10 years? With this I would liike to say All the best to all juniors and a very happy Future ahead for all my batchmates and seniors…. I would also like to thanks Sri Balajisociety Pune, Prof Col A Balasubramanian, VigneshThirupathi,Seema Singh Zokarkar, and all teachers/faculties who taught us. Last but not the least I would like to thanks ShrutiSugandha who converted this company.... Thank you all


Recent Posts By Others Ms. Jasgeet Kaur Bagga Name: - Ms.Jasgeet Kaur Bagga Registration Number.: -TM-09-8120 Class - 2009-11 Division:- B from BITM Academic year: -2009-11 Passed out on:- 26th April 2011 My specialization : - Telecom & IT My Placement Experience : The placement season is the time we all dream for when we join MBA college.The fever of Placement season rises up as the time comes close by. All of us have some experience, Some have good to share and few have sour memories. I can confidently tell that most of us will have GOOD MEMORIES TO SHARE AS WE ALL ARE LUCKY AND BLESSED ONE's TO BE PART OF SBS,in which we are groomed from the initial days to have excellent corporate life ahead. Here all the Guru's support us, so that we definitely have a good future.We are always under the supportive hands. Being a part of Placement cell ,I was lucky enough to see my seniors placement happening very closely and see how college struggles to get all of us placed in good companies as that time recession was going but still they managed to get all our seniors placed. Seeing this I felt so proud to be part of BITM,SBS and took the Placement season very seriously which we all should take it. In my entire campus placement Experience I can't forget two daysThe 1st day of campus placement season which started with 1st company from the Consumer Durables(electronics) sector.The most awaited company in our campus.The day we had process unlike other students, I was ready that its not the only company ,there are many others to come.I was so confident about this as I was the proud Student Manager of SBS and If am studying in this B-school I will definetly have a best corporate career, unlike other B-school where your college hardly supports you if you are the unlucky one. But still the excitement was there to get placed in the 1st company was of course there .My turn came for the GD and the topic given to us was-Is Advertisement a correct way of branding?We all were ready to tell our point but the most disappointmtent came that it hardly went for 2 mins and none of us got chance to speak individually as all of us were speaking together.


Recent Posts By Others The learning-Never speak together,give everyone chance to speak and definitely you will also be given. It doesn't mean that you wait for your chance to come,try to probe after 2-3 speakers and speak for atleast 1 min with the best and the non-repetitive points and it should be such that all others are listening you.It should never be a fish market which we all say before GD'S.It actually holds true,its never a win win situation for anyone. 2nd When a real estate company visited our campus. The reason to mention this company is apart from the Retail Industry to come to our campus I was eagerly waiting for a company who has to do with real estate cum Interior as Interior decoration is something which is my passion.The 1st round of GD started and the topic given was-Will India be a super power in 2020,with reason? Among 15 of them only 2 got shortlisted after GD and I was one among them.They had 2 round of GD's,and the 2nd round started at 7p.m The short listing was 40 girls and 2 boys form the SBS.Unfortunately I was in a group of 20 Girls in which all were suppose to be very good Speakers in GD.The topic in the 2nd round was-Real estate industry contribution to the growing India 10 years down the line? I was waiting for my chance to come but was not getting,finally I was the 5th girl and all my point was already spoken by others,very confidently I started saying and seeing the entire group and Evaluators. In the last I told a point which I only remember is If real estate industry won't be contributing much to the growing India ,we all will not be sitting here competeting with each other to get selected for a real estate company. Bang on is what you can say-evaluators started clapping. I came out and was sure that I am selected and I got chance to move to the 3rd round which started at 9 p.m and they were 10 student managers shortlisted for final interview. The result was declared at 12:30 a.m and because of my over confidence I couldn't make it.It was so disheartening for me. The reason I remember this day as the entire process was till mid-night and I just missed it. The learning-Never be so over confident, even if you are don't let it show to the interviewer's.I got very clear with my strengths and weaknesses by then. I got to know that I am very good in GD and technical interview, I have to work for the HR round.I MUST TELL 窶的 HAD TAKEN AND EVALUATED MYSELF AFTER EACH AND EVERY PROCESS as it is always told to us by our Bala sir that learn from your own mistakes. I use to do this atleast during placement season till I got placed. In total, I sat for 9 companies from various Industries likeIT,FMCG,FINANCE,Electronics etc. , before I got placed in the ABC,retail company in electronics sector.In all the companies I was in the final round clearing all the process apart from the 1st company.But could never make it for finals.My batch mate started calling me GD Queen which I use to hate.


Recent Posts By Others I started getting scared of Final interview.The terror was so much that I never use to sit for company having 2 rounds of Interview. I had noted down all the questions put to me in all the interviews and started looking for the best possible answers for them. Then on 15th of December ABC (A RETAIL CO.)came after Retail company xyz. After the PPT, Process started. The process was – GD,PI AND 2nd PI in Mumbai with the Director HR. I was very confident that this is what I want and the entire process I kept myself motivated by saying even though it has 2 PI but still I will make it into this company. In GD the topic given was-How important CEO is for the organization? My point- I started of the GD,CEO is what we know CHIEF EXECUITVE OFFICER but I have my own full form for it which is-Clear,Expeirenced and Oriented ,yes for me a CEO is Clear with what is his company doing ,clear with what it lacks in and clear with where it stands in the market and will grow upto.He is the most experienced and exposed to be in that position and capable of taking the position to lead a company and Oriented to take correct decision on the right time in the right way for the betterment of his employees and the company. If any person who is capable of doing this is the person who gets the position of CEO and He is the most important part of the organization as he is the one who makes the decision by considering everybit of things in the organisation. There was silence for fraction of seconds. After two three speakers I got the chance to tell again and I Gave in some examples of CEO who have done wonder's for there company. Then I shared a decision made by few CEO'S for there company which have put there company among one of the world class company. After this the results came of GD out of 250 Students only 10 got shortlisted. In the Interview, The Questions put up1.You have done summer interns in Retail Industry with PRQ ,what were your learnings? 2.Explain us your Project and what was your contribution to the same? I had lot to say as I had an excellent exposure ,I did my summer interns very seriously and my project was totally based on there actual facts and figures from the SAP which they shared with me during training which any company hardly do.So I explained them everything.


Recent Posts By Others 3.They asked few Situational based Questions related to retail and the position they came looking for,I managed to answer them You being a Asst store manager will have to keep your staffs motivated always,how will you do it? If your relatives come to your store,and you being in a position can easily support shop lifting how will you avoid all this situation? If one staff comes complaining about the attitude of other staff how will you control that situation? The HR manager who was taking the interview dint even smiled and was continuously looking at me,she dint even asked any question apart from introducing yourself? All questions were asked by Area HR.I thought my interview dint make any impact on them, although it was good but I was confused,whether it went good or bad? Result came -3 got selected for final round in Mumbai. 2 BOYS AND 1 GIRL.We had to go to Mumbai on 17th of December on a very short notice. We reached there and I was the last one for the interview. I went inside the cabin and greeted her and she sneezed. I smiled and asked her u got cold, she smiled back and told no but I started having negative vibes. She asked me about the journey from Pune,how I came ,when I reached and what's my plan after I get selected. It was just to put me at ease with her,I was enjoying the conversation Then she started asking me about the college and her meeting with the Bala sir, when he went for giving her campus placement Invitation letter. She asked me about my project . Then comes the Main Questions-Why should I take you Jasgeet ,this job is more suitable for guy as u need to work in late hours and even on Sundays?There are two guy's with you for the final interview? I replied-Ma'am I will take your example, you being a lady is heading a company which has 70% of the male and they all are working under you.


Recent Posts By Others Moreover India being a country, we hardly see any gender biasness and females are heading male everywhere whether it's an politics,bollywood,research,singing,retail,IT etc.

When it comes to working on Sunday,we are trained in our college for that aswell,we have college 365 days,as I was part of Placement cell we are use to working late hours aswell. Coming to the point that two guy's are with me for the final interview, I feel talent and the intellectual capabilities matter more then gender for any role. She replied,I am proud of you girl. Then she asked do you like gadget, as girl don't ? I replied- Frankly telling if you ask me about the gadgets I am not that friendly with the new technologies,but I am sure my work is not that technical in which I need to love the Gadget and know about them.But I feel this holds true for me that if you don't love anything ,it will definetly come to you one day and you will start liking it and I smiled. She told I loved it. You told truth ,nice. She asked me are you fine with Mumbai as location? I replied do I have any other option, to choose. She told No, atleast for now , may be later you can get. I replied 窶的 am open to any location. She told ok you can wait outside for the results. The interview lasted for 10 mins and I got selected with 1 other guy. Finally it was 2 of us who made it for ABC ltd.The very same day we were given the offer letter. So 17th December 2010 was MY DAY FINALLY It's an wonderful experience to be the part of SBS for two years. This two years of my life are the years I will miss through out my life. I AM PROUD TO BE AN ALUMNI OF BITM,SBS. Thank you so much! & Best wishes to all my juniors.


Recent Posts By Others Mr. Jatin Malan I am Mr. Jatin Malan Registration no. TM-09-8214, Class of TELECOM, Division-C, from BITM, Academic year 2009-11,passed out on 25th April,2011. My specialization is TELCOM& IT. I am finally placed in a Telecom company(there were many companies visiting our campus but I was not attending all the processes as I was looking for a profile of choice). It was 18th january,2011 and i was getting news of being selected in companies one after the other, news of getting through company A when i was about to face the interview panel for the final round of another company C. I was now in a toss between company A and company C, both were Telecom companies -i seriously wanted to be in. As, i have already taken decision of being into Telecom sector 2 years ago. It was time to act. My only concern was to get a good profile in a good company i seriously was not much worried about the package. I was fully prepared but over concerned about getting a job of choice,place of posting and a profile of choice. After a lot of self grooming i finally got a chance to make it happen. 13th January,2011All the students of Telecom & Marketing were allowed to attend the process of this company. I do not remember the exact number of students as we were made to sit in different slots. Rounds: 1. Aptitude test, 2.Group discussion(introduction and discussion on Technical terms and devices), 3. HR interview(it was a mix of HR & Technical questions) 1st round:Aptitude test of some 60 odd questions .Questions were not very difficult. But, one was required to keep a balance between speed and accuracy. Those 45 minutes went like 15-20 minutes, we were told to wait for sometime for results. I and my friends went for lunch during that time. I did good enough in terms of accuracy ,but were not very sure whether i made it fast enough to get through it. Results: aptitude test results declared and I got through the 1st round. Group discussion:We were made to sit and wait for our turn in a group of 8 people. Our group was called in by Regional HR of the company. Everybody was sitting silently and i was looking at everyone(including panel members and my batch mates) but all of them were looking at panel members only for the topic. Then, HR suggested us to speak one by one and introduce yourself. I was prepared for this and given a brief introduction about me and my career history


Recent Posts By Others stopped me and said its OK nodding his head with a smile on his face. After that, we all were told to explain the concept of MPLS in layman language. I was the one to initiate and explained everything with a mix of technical and layman idea, then others entered with their ideas. I also gave them a fair chance to speak and did not interrupt in between. After that, some more technical questions e.g what is RJ-45, what is RJ-11? Where we use them? What is full form of RJ? and few more technical stuff. I answered almost all of them except one which i answered as-i do not know about this sir. Later on, i realized that question itself was wrong(it was an RJspecification which actually does not exist). I still don't know why that question was asked. Technical+HR interview: 4 members from our GD group got selected for this round . I was happy to be in for interview. I entered interview room with a smile/happy face and asked for permission to enter. Even before taking a seat, Regional HR directly asked me SALES OR SERVICES(he meant which department you want). I answered - SERVICES & asked for a seat and after that few more questions about Services.e.g Question 1: How will you explain SLA? Question 2:What is MTTR? Question 3:What is MTBF? Question 4: Relation between MTTR and MTBF? Question 5: What is Uptime ? Question 6: What is the formula to calculate uptime of any service or a company? Question 7: What is TAT? I answered all these questions correctly and with confidence. Question 8:How can you contribute to our organization? Ans:Sir, I can help in improving your company's uptime and increasing customer satisfaction.......... and then a question on my answer onlyQuestion 9:Do you know our company's uptime? Ans: 99.9% Question 10: How do you know? Ans: I did research on your company's business. again a question on my answer Question 11:Do you think you can improve upon this uptime? Ans: it is not practically possible to increase it, but I will try to maintain it at this level. Question 12:What is your preference for the place of posting? Ans:I said except‌............. ,you can send me anywhere. He smiled and looked at other panel members. Thanks! I was done with the interview and HR told me to inform the next candidate.


Recent Posts By Others Results: We were told that the company will declare the result after a week's time. And declared the same on 18th january,2011. I got selected for this company and currently working in this company only in Service operations department. Although,i was confident about its results. But , did not want to take any chance at that time. So, during that week's time sat for other companies processes as well. During that time----It was a non-technical profile(Marketing profile- but i liked it) in a consumer durables company. I attended the process of this company as well. Rounds: Group discussion and personal interview. Group discussion: I spoke less ,but relevant. After few minutes HR declared the result for GD and i got through the GD round. Personal Interview: Question 1: What is ATL and BTL ? I have studied these terms somewhere during CRM lectures and answered correctly. Question 2:How will you sell a pen to me? Ans:I convinced him somehow to buy that pen. And a few more questions related to marketing. CASE STUDY:I was given a marketing case study to solve during interview only and told to give suggestion on benefits that can be given to a customer for increasing loyal customer base. Ans: I used marketing terms and knowledge to answer these questions. It is the beauty of Telecom course here, nobody feels deprived of marketing subjects even studying Telecom as specialization- I learnt both Telecom and marketing well. Result: Result of this company was declared on 18th only and I got selected for this company as well. But, I chose to join the company A mentioned initially. I had spent enough time reading newspapers,magazines and books on new marketing ideas/statistics. Besides, this I was also involved in cultural events and sports events. SBS gives you opportunity for all round development. Make the best out of it,till the time you are there. My suggestion for juniors: Always keep a positive attitude and believe the good in yourself. You will get placed sooner or later. Thanks, God bless you all.


Recent Posts By Others Jyoti Singh chauhan I am Jyoti Singh chauhan Roll Number. TM 09 8216, Class of Telecom, Division-C, from BITM Academic year 2009-11, passed out on 25th April,2011. My specialization is in TELECOM & IT. I realize one's worries and peer pressures once u enter into the 3rd or final year of PGDM , because this is the time for ur placement! But let me tell u my juniors,there's nothing to be afraid of,if u don get into the first company u will definitely get into some ! who knows the last company might be the best one!!! This is out of my own experience in campus placement, First of all, I would like to appreciate the commendable efforts of our college and our peers in Placement Cell who worked hard and made our campus placement season a huge success. I am very Glad to write here that over 300 companies visited our campus during our placement season and it was a treat to see your friends getting placed one after another, not to mention the nice startup packages they got. The companies follow different processes to conduct their placement process. The companies which I sat for were of IT, VAS & Market Research domains. I did not get chance to sit for Company B which was the second company of our college, because I could not meet the eligibility criteria. They required 70% marks throughout your academic career which I had at every stage except for my PGDM. So its advisable to maintiain 70% benchmark score at all times or else u also might miss a chance like me. However I had no regrets as I had faith in myself.Then I sat for few companies but I was choosy. There were initially many companies which started pitching in and I chose to sit for few of them. First company for which I sat was Company A. I had prepared well for it but during the CV screening process, we came to know that the Company was not willing to take Computer Engineers. That came as more of a shock to me because I really wanted to get into this company and I had prepared for it very hard. But I did not get disappointed. Then I did not sit for the coming few companies because they were not meeting my aspirations of career as well as pay package. After few more companies, one more VAS company came for which i appeared. The initial process consisted of an aptitude test which I cleared. After that we came to know that the company had asked the shortlisted students to Mumbai for Final Interview. So, total of 8 students including me went to Mumbai in the Company's office to appear for the interview. But when we reached there, we came to know that company was also willing to take Group discussion and a Business Plan round along with the Interview. It


Recent Posts By Others came as much of a surprise to me because I was not mentally prepared for it. But however it was a do or die situation for me and I had to perform well to get through. I performed well in all the rounds but one wound which was the Business Plan round for which i had not prepared earlier. Our GD coordinator gave us a Topic for which we had to make a Business Plan. Then everyone had to present it. One out of all the plans was selected and then we had a group discussion on whether the selected plan was ok to go or it needed modifications. After all the rounds, we were eagerly waiting for the results, but unfortunately the result was not so pleasing for me. Out of the entire lot, only one student was selected and the rest of us returned back in vain. That was the frustrating of all when I had no clue as to what should I do. This is the time my friends played a very important role and they didn't let me loose me patience. I sat for almost 8 companies they were from different domains. From these companies processes I learned a lot and in the end I was lucky enough to have two offers in my hand. For my Company , process started with CV selection and then followed by a GD topic which was “Important of Local language in VAS�.It was a almost 1.5 hour discussion. I got through GD and then in Interview in questions were like: 1)About your Internship 2)What would you do if you don't get meeting schduled 3)Why VAS? 4)What are the ways to do VAS marketing 5)What would you do to promote any VAS product 6)Any VAS concept. Sorry I dnt remember much. I was allowed to sit for the second company as my package was not so good. There was a aptitude test,question were simple but time was very less .but fortunately I got through. Then there was a Technical round which was tough the interviewer was sitting in front of me with the copy of our syllabus. He asked me about 1) general Telecom market 2)the billing cycle 3)ETOM protocols in ETOM 4) About my Training 5)Why I didn't got through other companies 6)About my fears and strength 7)Whether I would be able to give presntation in front of many people 8)About protocols 9)PSTN.GSM Architecture


Recent Posts By Others 10)General call flow,Handover Then there was a HR interview in which again they asked me about 1)strength and weakness 2)Whether I would be comfortable in travelling 3)When I would get settle down General questions. Sorry, I don't remember much of the questions now. Immediately after my last round was over, they said they will declare the result after two days.And after two days I got a call from PAT office that my name is there. All I would suggest is have faith on yourselves (never lose it), be clear about your competencies and areas of improvement, and never get frustrated, because one thing is for sure, NOBODY LEAVES THIS CAMPUS WITHOUT A JOB IN HIS HAND. Best Wishes & Regards Jyoti Singh Chauhan

Kalpanadevi Name –Kalpanadevi Registration No TM098022 College No BITM Class Dual A( marketing & Finance) Academic Year 2009-11 I kalpanadevi I am postgraduate in environmental science and I was with no work experience when i sat for placements. I sat for around 4 interviews and 20Gds; it was a great experience for me until the day I was place on 22 Feb 2011. I got 95%+ attendance and 70%+ in exams in all three semesters so its clear that i was eligible for almost all the companies rights from the first day it was almost 6 months that i have to fight before I finally got placed. More than anything, I guess what the placement process teaches you that Life is a war and you have to fight at each and every step of your life& sometimes luck matters more than ability but never leave all the things on your luck & do not leave your preparations until the last second of your coming opportunity & never think in life “You can't do it. Aptitude test was never a problem for me, I have cleared most of the aptitude test , but problem is with other two rounds. Initially I was unable to clear GD because I was too much aggressive and some time even I did not get the chance too put the points because other group member donot allow me too put the point because in Gd there is kind of competition too put the point then I


Recent Posts By Others started to plan how to enter in the GD and preparing for GD I made a notebook in which I jotted points what ever current topics can be asked after discussing with my friends, we exchanged topics and points that can add value for a particular topic. I use to carry that notebook every time I sat for a GD and I had made the habit of daily reading newspaper but in GD you have to take care that how you are going to put the point how you are relating the topic of GD to the current happening in the environment.INSPITE OF GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF EVERYTHING HAPPENING IN YOUR CURRENT ENVIRONMENT IF YOU DONOT KNOW THE STYLE OF PUTTING POINT YOU WILL NOT ABLE TO CLEAR THE GD BECAUSE THE EXAMINER NOT ONLY CHECK YOUR KNOWLEDE BUT ALSO YOUR ATTITUDE AND ALSO SEE WHAT IS YOUR BEHAVIOUR TOWARDS THE SOCIETY AS WELLWITH YOUR GROUP MEMBERS Now the problem is with PI, I again sit with my friends but I cannot understand what is wrong with me. Then finally I realized that for clearing the interview you have to give the answer according too profile i.e. the job profile for which you are opting and you have to show a strong willingness to join the company and you are ready to face the challenges relating with job and being a marketing person you have to make yourself ready for travelling and you should be ready with interacting with people with charming smile and you have too become fully mobile. The main problem with me that was choosy regarding companies as well as location due too which iam not able too clear the gd and pi of the companies, actually my interest is towards the banking sector but ididnot get the opportunity for seating in the bank because most of the bank took commerce student so because of this reason I am notable too focus on the companies but then I realized that I am doing a big mistake then also I made location as criteria because of family reason iam not fully mobile. SO IWANT TOO SUGGEST MY JUNIORS THAT YOU SHOULDNOT MAKE ANY BOUNDATION IN YOUR MIND YOU SHOULD READY FOR EVERYTHINGTHEN ONLY YOU WILL BE ABLE TOO GET THE GOOD PLACEMENT AND BEFORE GOING FOR ATTENDING THE PLACEMENT PROCESS YOU SHOULD VISIT THE COMPANY WEBSITE READ THE COMPANY POLICY GATHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPANY WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND PREPARE YOURSELF TO FIGHT THE BATTLE, YOU SHOULD GROOM YOURSELF PHYSICALLY AS WELL AS MENTALLY SO THAT YOU CAN FACE ANY CHALLENGES AND SITUATION AND REST LEAVE ON THE GOD.each and every placement process teaches me a lot and you cannot follow a single trick to crack the gd you have to adopt and change yourself with the kind of job which company is offering but at last I want to say that you are made for something when the right time will come you will be get selected but donot leave the preparation make yourself ready for each and every situation donot become panic and donot become nervous, during this placement process you will face several criticsm from your friends even with your family members but donot become nervous and also donot make compromise on your target because once you had done compromise you are not going to satisfy from your first job and


Recent Posts By Others during placement time you will see that your friends are getting placed earlier than you so donot become panic and donot lose your confidence and never take decision in hurry because those who keep patience and take decision calm they get good result. Now I want to tell you about my placement day and the experience which I faced during that day on that day three company are on the campus including the company in which I got selected the day begin 8:30 am in the morning we all are dressed and waiting for the company to come then company people came they have given the brief presentation regarding the company and what is job profile location package and every thing what they are offering and they also briefed that what they are expecting from us so I have attended the two placement process on that day the placement process of the first company compromise of Aptitude Gd PI And they have put the following criteria for selection process-:

Min 60% aggregate in each of the courses completed prior to joining right from 10th Standard. Graduation/Post-graduation – 60% aggregate of all semesters (till date). Gap - Max 1 year gap permissible in the entire academic career and that to only between any two courses. No loss of year due to failure to pass any exam and no backlog We were allocated class rooms for the aptitude test. It was told that there will be total of 120 questions and the maximum time to complete was 60Minutes the question are based on reasoning, English ,Gk, quantitative aptitude we were not told about the cut off. While writing the test, I chose answers that I was very confident of and left others. Around 2 pm all of us have finished the aptitude test and after one and half hour the results were announced I was shortlisted for the GD and then we are divided into group of ten each and then one by one groups are called and then turn of my group came and we entered in room all of us introduced ourself and then the panel members gave us topic that social networking boon or bane then I decided to speak in favour of the topic I had put the point and other members also spoke very well then finally the result were announced at 5:30pmand I was not selected I was very much disappointed on that day and iam unable to know the reason and then we all of us informed that there is one more company in the campus so we all of us gathered in the auditorium and then we all sat there then a man in the age of 55 was speaking on the topic the talk was general he


Recent Posts By Others was telling about the experience of his life and short short stories we are confused that he is company person or some body else because the presentation style was totally different he was not talking about the company nor job profile he was just giving the example of general life the presentation end at 9:30 pm in the night. And we get a break of 15 min and after that gd will be organized Iwas very confused whether to sit for the company or not but one thing is lucrative that is location the company is giving home location so due to this I sat for the company process then first group entered inside the room around 10;30 pm in the night and came out 11:30pm then it was called end of the day and then we are informed by the company person that remaining groups interview will be conducted on the next day at 7pm in the evening so finally we all went our hostel room and then next day we all gathered at BIIB floor and then placement process started at 8pm in the evening and mine group was 2nd then my group turn came and we entered inside the room we get to know that person who is taking our interview is the president of marketing of the company and then process started each of us have to introduce our self first and the process of selection is totally different from other companies the company person has not talked about job profile nor package but weare informed from our PAT team about the package and profile Some of the question asked from the company person are given below-: I get to know that there is as such no GD ,the question he is asking from resume and general question relating to hobbies and all I was confident enough, because i know everything from my Resume and i went in with my group members me: "Good evening sir" HR: "Good evening, please take a seat" me: thank you sir, HR: introduce yourself me: I introduced HR: (he saw my Extra-curricular activities in resume) so, you are badminton and volleyball player me: yes sir, HR: Interesting! So be ready to play volley ball me: yes sir HR: tell me about your hobbies Me: reading, singing, painting HR: what is the difference between marketing and sales Me: told HR: will u be comfortable with sales? me: basically I'm passionate towards sales and marketing HR: what do you want in life?? me: be contended and make others happy


Recent Posts By Others HR: i don't mean in that aspect, where do yourself in 5yrs from now? me: group head HR:10yrs? me: branch manager HR: smiled and asked if i have any qns? me: No sir HR: don't say no, ask something me- sir what we are supposed to do HR: explained all the things clearly HR: thank you, you can leave me: thank you sir Next was the telephonic round and this happened at 11am in the evening after two day later of our personal interview the telephonic round is carried for one hour in this various questions are asked like tell me about yourself. what is your hobbies, are you fully mobile , question related to family background and some of the question related with post graduation subjects asked and some of the basic question related with college and then she me, Do you read books? yes mam, what kind? myself given the answer philosophy and autobiographies, i love to read works of Rumi also. then she asked do you read fiction? me: rarely mam I've read one of Sidney Sheldon works, but i don't have interest in fiction then se asked have you read ChetanBhagat`s novels? Yes mam I have read five point someone and night in call center after asking all these question she briefed me about job profile and then she told me about the job and also she has given me instructions regarding the company policies and working environment in the company and under whom guidance I am supposed to work and after that she called me VADODARA office for personal interview then I reached there she had shown me whole office and also introduced me with the various members of the various department and then there is one more round of personal interview with president of marketing in which following questions are asked-: Are you comfortable with job profile What you can add to the company What are the things which you learn from presentation What is your weakness and strength Are you comfortable with sales What location you want After all these question I met with regional and area sales manager of the marketing they also briefed me about job and asked some general question so the day is over with all these question Now, since I got rejected in so many companies, I was a little frustrated coz I did well in that, but now I was confident with my performance and when the results were announced, I was one among the selected candidates


Recent Posts By Others SUGESTATION TO INSTITUTE-: Organize the GD from first semester onwards Prepare the students for PI Make economic times as well as times of india as apart of curriculum Organize the debates in which all each and every students have to take part it should be conducted like exam Organise grooming classes, and also weakness and strength of students can be told so that they can work upon them So by working mutually we can get good placement as wellas become successful in life So at last I want to request respective faculty members kindly sent my caution money to my permanent address which is given below -: K.K. TIWARI 321a/11 shivkuty (behind lalkothi) Telierganj,Allahabad U.P. Thanks With regards

Kalyan Das I am MR Kalyan Das Registration Number.TM 09-8023, from Class PGDM (TM), Division A from BITM, from the academic year 2009-2011, passed out in 2011. My specialization is in MARKETING AND FINANCE I am finally placed in XYZ Campus placement is something for which we wait for so eagerly. Each day is full of excitement, anxiety, fear, enthusiasm, , questions, confusions, and so on. Each day opens up with a new opportunity and we get something new to learn as well as improve. My campus experience has been a mixed bag of all these emotions. The first company for which I appeared was LG which came to the campus in September. That was the first time I got the feel of appearing for the placement process, as in this period I had a problem called GDPHOBIA, as a result I didn't wanted to sit for this company. But my roomies motivated me to sit for the same..but I was so afraid that I couldn't speak a word,, I was feeling as if I am dumb..i couldn't crack it. There is unforgettable experience when the very first company visited campus in September 2010 and As we All know its LG & there was no criteria its open for all. From the First Day Every student was so excited for this company that all sort of preparation were going around. That eve there was hue and cry in campus to make to this company. . The day Started with the formal gathering in Computer lab,than attendance took place, and process started. It started with the GD Round. . I was nervous and not very confident as it was the first direct


Recent Posts By Others interaction with the corporate. And the Result was very obvious I Can't make it. I was bit upset buit I knew there are many companies are going to come and I will make it soon. Being start of Campus placements, the Corporate Team keeps on calling and Audi filled with huge crowd to have a glimpse of which company is comming. I was not able to sit for few Companies as I have Backlog. This first rejection was a bit disheartening. But I still didn't bother and took it in lightly thinking “BAAD ME SOCHA JAEGA,, AVI BAHUT COMPANY ANI BAKI HAE� The actual campus placement started in late October, but I had to miss out on some companies as I had a backlog to clear. I became eligible for the placement process in late November after having cleared my backlog. As I haven't prepared myself I was fear of sitting in the company process.. .but one night I suddenly realized that if I don't mend my ways now,I will shatter the dream of my parents who didn't allow to me take loan rather they sponsored me the money,I cried that night,my roommate mangal helped me a lot in motivating me, and said that you can do it,,I gathered confidence and from the very next day I started arranging current affair topics and also going through it.now I was almost ready for it. I didn't dream high,,I sat for even small companies giving less packages. First company I sat(don't remember the name) as it was not a famous company, yet I couldn't crack the GD process. I cleared my very first GD for naukri.com, but got stuck in the second GD round. I appeared for 5 more companies,. GD PROCESS: The Group Discussion is the first step you have to crack to reach the company of your choice wherein the recruiters would like to understand how an individual thinks and what forms the basis of their opinion and whether or not he can stand tall and defend themselves and how confident the individual is. It is also named as elimination round.studentsare divided into groupd of 6 or 10 randomly selected. This indicates the place of seat in group. We were called in for GD and as soon we occupied our seat, a brief introduction was triggered by each and every candidate as requested by selection panel. The panels give a minute to think about the respective topics. As it was the common topic and everyone know or have some or other point to speak, so it converted in to chaos. Understanding the situation, the panel stopped the discussion after 5 min and ask everyone to put there point one by one. During the initials days of my gd process , I didn't use to speak much , so the panels used to ask me to sum up,still I was not confident in doing that also.. Some of the GD topics which I faced were: 1. Globalization 2. Rural India 3. Women empowerment 4. TV censorship 5. Life imprisonment Vs. Capital Punishment 6. Ethics in Corporate 7. Arranged marriage vs. Love marriage


Recent Posts By Others After the results got announced. I was called for my interview process Some of the questions which I faced during my PI rounds were: 1. Why MBA? 2. Why Marketing? 3. My strengths and Weakness? 4. How would I describe myself? 5. why should we come to your campus? 6. why should we take you in my company? I finally got selected in XYZ, which had a GD round followed by two PI rounds. But you know “ EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY” may be I was lucky on this day. I sat for XYZ company, I was as usual selected in a gd group of 10 people,I was given a topic called INDIA 2050. I was the one who initiated the topic and also spoke throughout the gd.i was very confident that day. After the group discussions were over, selected candidates were called for the interview rounds. The interview was started at around 1 pm. I was quiet lucky this time that my interview was taken first . My interview was completely HR based and no technical questions were asked. It started with my introduction and the extra value added activities I did in my life. .. And throughout my response was positive and very confident. In the PI round they only asked me 2 questions?? why we should come to bitm? 2: why should we take you in our company? Within 5 minutes I completed both the answers,, they said “GO”..i thought “IS BAAR V GAYA” BUT after the PI got over,, they called my name,, I was very excited ki I got selected ,,but they said one more PI will be taken(telephonic).. I lost hope..1 month passed by,, nobody called,, I kept sitting for different companies ,, now gd was my cup of tea,, even my interview sessions was also very good.One month passed by,, I got a call from ZONAL HEAD of east zone ,,he asked me when can I JOIN ?? And he kept the phone,, still my confirmation wasn't clear,, I didn't loose hope this time, after 15 days I got a call from PAT that am selected..i called my parents and informed,, they were very happy. I must thank someone who helped me and supported me a lot during my placements After having been through the phase of ups and downs in a campus placement process, my advice to all is confidence and little knowledge of current affair is the key to cracking any company process. Best of luck to all my juniors,, may you all have a good career ahead…. KALYAN DAS Batch 2009-11


Recent Posts By Others Karan Shahi Name-Karan Shahi BITM Dual C Batch 2009-2011 Roll No.TM-09-8218 Since the very advent of stepping into Sri Balaji Society, the focus for everyone was to have a respectable job in the corporate world or in the words of Bala sir to to be respectable and responsible corporate citizens. After having finished engineering and not having a good job offer, MBA course was a default choice rather than a thoughtful one. Accordingly I had applied in quite a few MBA colleges across the country. As destined I finally landed up into SBS(Sri BalaJi Society). In the first few days there were quite a few rude surprises awaiting us ( not to mention these were the blessings in disguise when today we turn back in time and think about it) like 90% mandatory attendance, Vignesh Sir's discipline standards in Balaji Institute of Telecom and Management (BITM), mandatory reading of ET newspapers etc to name a few. Initially though difficult to implement, but today I realize the importance of inculcating those habits which are a necessary ingredient for a successful carrier in corporate world. The reason why I am emphasizing on my initial days in SBS while writing about the campus placement experience is that these were the basic elements which led to my successful placement or rather the successful placement for the entire batch. It was these basic elements of discipline, knowledge, regularity and consistency that continue to ensure our survival and success in corporate world. Now coming to the placements, my attendance was around 88%, woefully short of 90% when the placement season began. As a result I was not entitled to sit in the first 50 companies. I remember how frustrating it was during those times. How many times I thought how cruel and harsh it was on behalf of Bala Sir and SBS to deny me a chance to sit in the placements. But here again an important lesson was hidden. It is only the individual who is responsible for his actions. It was my conscious decision that I did not maintain my attendance up to the mandatory 90% and it was only me who was to bear the consequence. These lessons though we all are aware of, but it was my life in SBS that taught me the practical aspect of such basic principles of life. So as time went by with passing by of each agonizing day, the day finally came when students having attendance between 85-90% were allowed to sit in the placements. The very next day of the announcement, Xxxx was to visit the campus. I wasn't exactly confident about myself before appearing in my first pre placement experience. But then I tried to console myself by saying that it is just the first company and I am only sitting to gain some experience.


Recent Posts By Others Finally the day began with the pre-placement talk by the CHRO He gave us a brief intro about the company, which was quite impressive and convinced me that I would give my 100% to get into this particular company. Following the pre-placement talk was the GD round. There were four different groups and I was into the second. The GD topic given to our group was “ are women CEOs the only way to achieve success for corporate organizations.� It was a very heated argument in our group because of the majority of the girls. Following the GD round the results for the second and the final PI round were announced. I was one among the 8-10 students selected. My PI lasted for 25-30 minutes. The initial questions were about introduction, subjects of interests and hobbies. Now one must be very careful in mentioning anything about yourself. Nothing should be mentioned by you or listed in your CV just for the sake of impression as it can really sometimes backfire. For example when asked about my hobby, I said reading. Now there was a barrage of questions on my reading experience like who is your favorite author, which is the last book you have read, what were the important learning's from that book and so on. Since I really have a passion for reading, I was able to successfully answer those questions. Following this, thing were slowing coming to the more technical part of PI where I was grilled about my technical knowledge followed by an intense grilling on summer internship. There was also a brain twister which I was unable to solve. But on the whole I was feeling very positive about the whole process. Just as I was about to leave the CHRO asked me, if I had my passport ready to which I replied affirmatively. Finally when the results were announced, I was one of the three successful candidates selected to represent the company in Gurgaon. It was a thrilling experience whose memories are fresh till date. Before I conclude just a few words of advice to all the aspiring juniors. Whatever you say about yourself or mention in the CV, you must have a complete and comprehensive back-up for the same. So it is better to mention the truth and not try to create false impressions. For example if you mention about a certain certificate course in your CV you must have the complete knowledge as well as the proper documents to support it. If it's a hobby mentioned in your CV then you must be completely acquainted in that field. Nothing should be mentioned just for the sake of attracting or decorating the CV. It is the knowledge gained in the summer internship which really paves gives a initial glimpse of the corporate world ahead. Whether paid or unpaid the idea of summer internship is to gain the maximum knowledge with the motive of equipping yourself with the right skills to face the corporate challenges ahead in your life. There were quite a few of my batch mates who virtually took the summer internships as two months holiday and eventually during the placements they realized their mistake. Enjoy your stay in BITM. Thanks


Recent Posts By Others KhushbooThakkar I am KhushbooThakkar Roll Number. TM09 8295, from Class Telecom, Division D from BITM, from the academic year 2009-11, passed out on May 2011. My specialization is in Telecom & IT. I am finally placed in Company A (It was the second company for telecom Batch ). 18th Nov 2010, one of the most memorable days in my life. My dream company visited our campus that day. We started preparing for the placement season almost a month before the first company visited the campus. This was the second one to come for telecom batch. One day prior to the D-day, I tried to touch base upon the technical stuff, my internship project and studied the company profile, its telecom business, revenue coming from telecom vertical, major clients etc which really helped me during my interview. We were all present in the auditorium early in the morning. The feeling of undergoing a recruitment process for my dream company was filled with excitement, enthusiasm, nervousness and tension. The first session was pre-placement talk which included the brief of the company profile, presence of the company in the world of telecom, role for which we were going to be chosen for and the skill sets required for that role. The actual recruitment process started with the technical interview round. There were four panels each consisting of 3 members in it. Till the time my turn came for the interview, many of my friends have already undergone the technical round and some of them were declared to be selected right after the interview. It was really thrilling and I wanted to feel that thrill for myself. I tried understanding the type of questions being asked in the technical round by asking those who have already given their interviews. After waiting for a couple of hours, my turn came. I entered the room with a smile on my face and nervousness in my heart. Technical round started with the general telecom questions some of them are as follows – 1. What's the difference between GSM and CDMA? How the handsets for both differ technically? 2. What do you mean by number portability? Can the number portability take place between mobile and landline telephone? 3. What is MPLS and so on. 4. A few basic questions on internship project.


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Some questions on the company and its telecom business. Given an opportunity which subject I would like to teach my juniors and

I could answer all the questions except one. For the one which I could not answer, I straight away politely admitted that I do not know the answer and the panelist explained me the answer to that. Also, they appreciated me for accepting it that I didn't know the answer. After this round I was quiet confident that I would through this round. I was called for the 2nd round which was HR round. The first question asked was, what was I doing outside when I was called for the interview. I told HR that I was waiting for the call for this round and HR was happy to see the confidence. Then started firing of all diverse type of questions from marketing to basic electronics, politics to Sensex. I answered many of those but failed to answer the basic electronics questions. My friends I suggest you to go through your basics while going for any interview. I tried answering all the questions but I knew that my performance in this round was not up to the mark. I was very much disappointed. But still with some hope in my heart, I was waiting for HR to call my name and tell me that I was selected. In the mean time a few of my friends went for HR round and got selected. I had finished my HR interview at around 2 PM and since then I was waiting and after every minute passing by, nervousness was increasing. It was 7 PM I was called again and I came to know that I had to face 3rd round of which I did not have any idea that what sort of round it is going to be. The interview started right there, it started with questions on my Internship project which was on IP TV. IPTV is also one of the largest project that company had for its biggest client. Post some basic questions on IPTV I was being told to present a business case on IPTV. Presenting a business case in a couple of minutes came as shock to me but as Bala sir always says that “Problems are opportunities� I took this as an opportunity and presented the business case with lots of facts and figures. I was happy to see the smile on the panelist face while presenting the case. The round was still not over. As soon as I finished with the case presentation, second panelist gave me two puzzles and told me that if I can solve both the puzzles in next 5 mins, they will give me the offer right away. Now, at any cost I had to solve both the puzzles. I solved the first one entirely and when I was in the middle of the solution of second I was told that time was up. I gave them the answer of first and though not the complete answer but the logic to solve the second one. It completed the 3rd round again with the question in my mind whether I would get selected or not. After 15 odd minutes coordinator called my name and when I entered the room,


Recent Posts By Others HR was waiting for me with the offer letter. It was like dream come true. It was the longest and the best day of my life. Getting placed in this company is my biggest achievement and all credit goes to Bala Sir. Thanks a lot sir !!!! KhushbooThakkar,

Khushbu Garg, I am Khushbu Garg, Registration Number - TM09-8024, Class- PGDM -Dual A BITM, Specialization - Marketing & Finance, Batch-2009-2011, Placed on 23rd March, 2011. Dear All, Before sharing my campus placement experience, I would like to thank Bala Sir and the Placement Team for their support and guidance. The Placement Experience was a pretty tense period. More than anything I guess what the placement process teaches you is that Life is not fair and that sometimes luck matters more than ability. There was uncertainty, tension, excitement, fear of getting rejected. All mixed feelings and anxiety was on the top of mind. We all were waiting and predicting the number of companies that might visit our campus. The tough time in the Post-graduation is Placement time. To be fair, I think I was well prepared for the placement process. I had decided that I want to get a sales job and so wouldn't apply to the other firms. Being in marketing I could take that decision.I sat for around 8 companies. I was eligible for all companies from the first day. 1st company experienceThe first one was with A Company, which visited the campus in September 2011.The start-up of the highly competitive and aggressive placement. The handsome salary, reputed brand and the respectful position actually helped and motivated me to perform well. But unfortunately I couldn't able to get through. First round- Group Discussion Groups of 6 to 8 students were made.


Recent Posts By Others Current Affair related topic: - CWG was given. In BITM 240 students of marketing appeared for the GD round. Out of 240, just 13 students got shortlisted for the second round. I was not shortlisted for the next round. I felt bad but this was not the end but was the beginning of the WAR. 2nd Company Experience Then I appeared for another company. It was a telecom based IT firm. Again a big brand, handsome package and my preferred location too. The best part of the process was the CV's of all the students were shortlisted on the basis of Academics. Being the topper as well as the Gold medallist of Punjab University in my graduation I got an edge over others. My CV got selected and I was excited to attend the process. This information was shared by our Placement Team with us a day before the process. So, I started preparing for the process. I thought being the IT Company there is the possibility of an aptitude test so I tried to solve the aptitude based questions. First round- There was no aptitude test but the GD again. The topic of GD was an abstract topic i.e. BLACK. There were around 60 students whose CV's were shortlisted. I got through the GD. Fifteen students including myself appeared for the second round which was a technical interview Round. Second round- Technical Interview round was a difficult round in which your technical ability was judged. But being the marketing student in Telecom Management College I had no telecom related technical knowledge. The company was looking for the candidates having marketing as well as Telecom speciality. While our interaction I simply asked one of the panel members, “Why did the panel shortlisted my CV?� The panel gave their reasons for the same and they simply said Good luck for the future. With this, my chances of getting into B Company came to an end. 3rd Company Experience Then the company whose name was new in the finance sector visited our campus. Initially I was not serious about the process, but I was quiet impressed by the package and the profile, therefore, I sat for the interview. First round was Aptitude round. Aptitude Test is conducted to have a better understanding of the candidate skills. It is best way to know the capability of the candidate. I got through the test. Second Round was Group Discussion wherein a topic related to Politics was given, i.e. Voluntary Initiative on Private Sector. I felt my weakness was caught by the Panel. I didn't take the initiative to start but I had the confidence to speak about any topic. So I got through the first round of GD.


Recent Posts By Others The Third Round was again GD round. This round was conducted by the panel to do the screening of the candidates. Students who cleared the first round sat for the next round of GD. Topic given was 2G/ 3G scams. The Fourth Round was interaction with the HR. I got eliminated after this round probably I didn't fit with the requirements they were looking for. So again I got disappointment in hand. Feelings & Frustrations - After appearing for four companies, reaching till the end and not getting selected added my level of frustration and lowered down my morale. Then I appeared for a couple of more companies where in I failed to clear the GD or other round which to an extent had lowered my self confidence and I couldn't see anything positive happening around. But this was not the end, the efforts and motivation of our Bala sir and the placement team helped us in maintaining the Zeal. All big companies and major players from different industries were visiting the campus. This only thing was enough to boost up my enthusiasm. The number of companies was more than 350 or so. Then finally my lucky day came. Because of the brand name only I was sceptical about giving my CV. Undoubtedly, the selection processes were really tough and fight was neck to neck amongst the students appearing for the GD & PIs as the opportunities were very limited. We had to fight with our own classmates and peer groups. First round was again a GD. The topic of GD was Sky. I managed to contribute to the discussion by taking the first chance to speak. Second round was a Personal Interview round. There were two panel members. I had a very good conversation with the panel and I got through the interview. The interview round:Panel- I am giving you a location where you have a setup a firm but you are free to choose the city. Tell me which city you'll choose? Answer- Hisar Panel- Why this city? Answer- This is my home town and I am aware of the market conditions there. Panel- Tell me what all factors you are going to consider. Answer- The 4P's of marketing, market conditions, 5 force model etc. Panel- Why this company? Answer-This question is to be well prepared beforehand leaving no scope for ambiguity. Panel- What if we hire you and you have to leave the job because of your marriage? Answer- I confidently said, “I am very clear about my futuristic plans and I will not let my carrier suffer because of personal life.� After the Final Interview Round, Out of 45 students who appeared for the interview round 25 were selected and I was one of them. Finally I got placed. Oh I felt like I am on cloud nine. There was immense


Recent Posts By Others happiness and feeling of contented. But I think that happiness was for short period of time. I was placed in October in Z Company. I was waiting for my early joining date. But due to some complications and company decisions my joining was getting delayed. As per the rule if you placed in one company you are not supposed to sit for other companies until and unless the offered CTC is 1lakh more. After waiting for 3.5months, our BITM director as well as our placement team decided to let me and few other candidates who got selected with me in the same company to attend the processes of other rest of the companies. Last & Final Selection experience Finally, on 23th March I got placed again. After struggling so hard I got the pleasure of getting the big brand, good profile and growing industry. The process was conducted in Mumbai so we had to go there to attend the process. It started with a GD which is actually the elimination round. The topic was ZERO I cleared the round. All those who cleared the first round sat for another round of GD, where the topic was CWG. After the group discussion, the panel asked each one of us to conclude so as to judge each one's perspective. In this round 17 students were shortlisted for PI round. We gave around 4 PI's taken by 4 different persons. After keeping us wait for few hours the offer letter was given. The joining date mentioned on the letter was 8th April, 2011 i.e. early joining. But I have always got some surprises and need to face hardships. My joining date got delayed to 18th April because of which I had to miss my 4th semester exam. Unfortunately I had to leave without taking my semester exams. After shifting to the location I was allotted, my joining got delayed again to 27th April. In the end everything came in line and I joined on 27th April. For me placements are the tremendous learning experience with two years of coursework learnt in a semester. Also perhaps for the first time I really experienced the fact that Life is unfair at times. Perhaps it evens out at the end. The fact that life is unfair at times means that you may be rewarded for doing less and not rewarded for more. Also the most important thing is not to think about the result. Nothing can freeze you more than thinking about the result (Easier said than done of course). BITM as it stands on the three pillars i.e. DEDICATION, DETERMINATION & DISCPILE.I would say that the Zeal, the aggression and enthusiasm for results that I have seen in BITM as a whole is the fair contribution of 3D's of BITM. Sri Balaji society is a learning platform for any management student. Thank you BITM for giving me such a platform that helped me in building my career base. Thank you Bala Sir for your support and a never die approach towards life.


Recent Posts By Others Komal Prasad Name- Komal Prasad, Registration No- TM 09-8025, from Class- PGDM, Division- A, from BITM, Academic year 2009-2011 Specialization- Marketing & Finance I am placed in company ABC Ltd. My Placement ExperiencePlacements are the ultimate aim of each and every student doing MBA but I think, I got to learn more than what I expected before I got placed and joined ABC company, all thanks to Bala Sir to build such a great platform for us. Degree is something which can be obtained by either fair means or unfair means but Experience cannot be borrowed. When I landed first time in the campus on 9th June 2009,I was really scared ,watching the buzz of new bunch of students all around .But then gradually ,things started taking shape. Workshops, Mahabharata session, I believe all those sessions count on somewhere in our lives and I am sure all of us will never forget those few months of grilling without holidays. Going through such grilling sessions now helps me to keep myself intact & focused on work required in corporate. Now, let me talk about my placement experience .I got placed on 15 Nov 2011.I was the 17th person in BITM to get placed .Nothing comes easy in life and this definitely didn't come easy to me.I had to struggle to reach 15 November 2011 when i got placed. As the day started approaching for the very first company to land in SBS campus, everyone was ready to show up and so was I. But I was equally scared and excited since it was the first company and first experience for most of us. When I sat for A company ,in the very first company ,I was rejected in GD only .The topic was very general like PURPLE but as soon as the topic was opened to the students ,everyone started fighting for a chance to speak. It was a nice experience with mixed emotions ,lot of self analysis I was able to do for myself. At the same time ,got to learn a lot about how to approach in GD. Moreover, The experience I gained from it gave me so many lessons which helped me for my future career perspective as well. During the placement season I got to know too many things about The Corporate world. I got to know about my knowledge, practical approach towards corporate world. Initially the college made me ready for the corporate world and afterwards also provided me with a platform by calling so much companies to our campus. And now I am implementing all the ethics and learning I gained from the college in my work. With the first company in campus, the season of placements was on where everyday 2 or 3 companies use to visit the campus .Every day I use to sit with a motto to get placed as soon as I can but I was not able to make it.


Recent Posts By Others The most challenging job in front of me was to crack GD's. The topics were equally related to politics ,general topics, India Vs China ,topics related to education in india. Thanks to Bala Sir's continuous push to read more newspapers and discuss the same because of which I was able to share my knowledge in GD's in other company's processes. So I started preparing for GD and not to leave any stone unturned. Then gradually understood the importance of Group Discussion with experience. I got to know that to get through any GD, the most important part is to speak relevant and thoughtful. Whatever you say must add new subject to the GD. Througth this understanding,I was able to crack GD's in a few companies but unfortunately I was not able to go till the last round of PI. It is very useful for every round of placement to know your weakness and to overcome them .And definately, I was getting to learn a lot from my failures. Going through all the company processes was also a learning period and gave all of us a lifetime experience. We got to learn about too many companies and their business. It increased our level of knowledge and took it to a different level.It was also the time to learn from defeats and to take the rejections in a positive sense But at the time of ABC company's interview ,i was provoked to go for it because I had actually experienced their product & was not able to resist talking about it in the interview with HR Manager & General Manager which were the only two rounds with no GD. We were almost 45 students who applied for this company.the first round was the HR round in which there were questions asked like The questions were like: 1. How much do I know about the hospitality industry? 2. What do I know about The Company? 3. Why this company? 4. What are my hobbies? 5. What are my strengths & weaknesses? It was general round which went for around 15 minutes .Then the finally selected students were called for the round with the General Manager .The discussion again was more of the profile oriented which included questions like: 1. Tell me about yourself? 2. Why sales/marketing? 3. What are your strengths and weakness? 4. Give me one reason to select you? 5. Why MBA? 6. Are you suitable for this company?Give reasons. 7. What is difference between sales and marketing? 8. Where do you want to see yourself after 2 years down the line?


Recent Posts By Others And finally after getting through these rounds they said that they will announce the result after one week. During that one week I kept on giving the processes of other companies. But finally the day came when I got to know that I was selected. I don't know but I was sure that I am going to be selected but somehow it was taking time & I started losing hopes when one final day I got a call from PAT cell about the selection. That was a moment I can't describe. I was extremely happy and overjoyed. Maybe it was my destiny to be in the current industry. I have been working here from past 1 year and have found the industry very cooperative towards its employees Thanks to Sri Balaji Society and special thanks to Bala sir for making everyone's dream of getting placed come true. From the bottom of my heart, I am very grateful to Bala Sir, Milind Sir, my colleagues in PAT and my friends and family. I would also like to share some GD topics which were very common and were asked in so many companies: 1. Reservation in India, its good or bad. 2. Indian economy. 3. Indian culture vs western culture. 4. 2G Scam. 5. India 2020 6. Purple 7. Corruption 8. Enterpreneurship 9. MBA, is it beneficial or not? 10. Indian education system. Trust me Juniors, there's a lot to learn at each and every step you take in corporate. It seems very cozy when you talk about the corporate term but it's really tough to survive. The motive is not to disappoint you or scare you but to prepare you for the biggest transition of your life after you join to ensure you always have sweet experiences which you can cherish always. Wish you All the very best for your coming life ahead!!!!!


Recent Posts By Others Ms. Konika Banerjee I am Ms. Konika Banerjee Registration Number TM-09-8123, from Dual A, BITM, from the academic year 2009-11 passed out on 26th APril 2011. My specialisation is in Marketing and finance. I am finally placed in XYZ company. MY CAMPUS PLACEMENT EXPERIENCE: Placement: One of the best things that ever happened to me. Although at first it dint seem so happening, I always wanted to crack LG, as it was the 1st company and offered an exciting package. I though getting through the 1st company will make everything easy, as there were no rules & criteria. But it somehow dint happen. I could not get through and my dream to get placed in the beginning got shattered. I could not sit for the next 10-15 companies, coz I had a backlog in QT, and the next 1 month was the TOUGHEST period of my life. I cried and cried and cried..!! Then one day, I was home, sleeping (As I had nothing else to do and frankly speaking I dint feel like doing anything coz I was annoyed with the whole world..to not allow me to sit for the companies :P) . The call was from one of my class mate and he said I secured 79 in the backlog exam. I could not understand what he said at first as I was half asleep, and when I did, I was so very happy. Immediately got ready and went to the auditorium, to listen to the announcements for the next companies in the campus. When I entered the audi, it felt like a completely different place from what it seemed like a month back. The company I got through was the 6th company I sat for. There were 2 more companies in the campus that day. I sat for the 1st company and got through the 2 GD rounds. Then we had to wait for the PIs. So within that gap of two hours, I sat for Ansal API. The topic we got for the GD was “Reservation', which was my topic during the MOCK GDs conducted by our college. I gave 3 relevant points and gave the conclusion for the group, saying RESERVATION WOULD BE A MUCH RELEVANT CONCEPT, IF APPLIED WITH REFERENCE TO THE FINANCIAL STATUS OF A CANDIDATE, RATHER THAN ON THE BASIS OF HIS/HER CASTE or SEX. After an hour the results for the GD were declared and I was the only one from my group who got through. I then went for the Personal Interview. I was asked around 5 questions, 2 of them, purely based on marketing skills, 1 from the CV, two questions about Personal Background. The questions were: 1. What is your idea for Branding a REAL ESTATE FIRM? Ans. Branding via channel partners & conducting national and international


Recent Posts By Others exhibitions is the best and the fastest way to brand a real estate firm, as word of mouth and visibility are the two most important factors in the real estate industry. 2. How would you satisfy a customer who is not happy with your service? (The question was asked using a situation) Ans. I would 1st understand the issue. Then will confirm from my company the reason for the delay. If I find the reason genuine, I'lexplain it to the client. If it has been a mistake on the company's part, I will try to rectify the problem as soon as possible, giving the customer a proper compensation, to retain the impression and the customer. 3. If we post you in some tier 2 city, will you be comfortable working their? Ans. Yes, unless the nature of the work is good and as per my interest. 4. Is your family comfortable with you working in another city? Ans. Yes. When they can allow me to study in another city, there is no objection with working outside. 5. What is Mirror Argumenting (Question from the hobbies section of my CV) Ans. Looking into the mirror and talking to oneself. It helps build confidence and improve public speaking. Help improve your facial expressions and body language while speaking. And the interview ended. The results were declared after two days. The offer letters were sent to us on the personal mails as well as to the college PAT. It was difficult to realize that I was placed for the next two days that I was PLACED, but when I did, it was the most beautiful feeling I ever had. Here I am now, working with XYZ company, as an EXECUTIVE CORPORATE SALES, posted in New Delhi, with my office at Cannaught Place (The centre of the city), with a fairly good salary. Hence… I conclude… PLACEMENTS ARE THE MOST DIFFICULT AND THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DAYS OF OUR LIVES, WHICH WE REALIZE ONCE THOSE DAYS ARE GONE. I wish I could relive those days….!!!! Thank You Konika Banerjee


Recent Posts By Others Kriti Srivastava My name is Kriti Srivastava From Balaji Institute of Telecom & Management Roll No: TM09-8124 Batch of 2009-11 Specialization: (Telecom & Marketing) Well as we all are asked to share our campus experience, so here I am!! If I think right now all I could recall would be my professors who supported me (Vignesh Sir I still work the way you made us work for Seminars, Asha Ma'am : I still work on my emails the way we use to do for Telecom Symposium, Garima&Rashi Ma'am) & best of friends who were always there for me. Have heard a lot that people change at the time of placements, it's a race…..and what not but Placement was a different experience for me. I had my people supporting me all through. Our hostel rooms were filled with bundles of magazine, newspapers etc. & yes how you can forget that long que at Navrang for CV printing. Every day a new dream, new companies, good wishes from family, friends, heated discussions over GD's, curiosity for the results that's all we did the entire day. Some got placed some dint but what at the end of the day we were left with was just “Hope” & those small dreams we had about our future. Believe it or not, at the time of placements have come across so many people who had different qualities in them, who come with a different mind-set all together, with different experience. It's good to have a platform where you can come across with variety of thoughts under the same roof, have absorbed my bit of learning from them to be precise. Would just want to say, I don't think placement can ever be a race; Always remember after the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box. So support others who need it. I don't think I should be called as a big achiever in the journey of professional life, but at the end I feel there is something or other pre planned for each of us, it's just instead of cribbing we should try working on what we have. Day of My Placement: In air of anxiety engulfs the chilly auditorium, sweat trickling down furrowed forehead, pulses race and a lull falls as a noisy lot of students experience their first hiccups of the strife involved in getting a first job. This is the archetypal scene on the D-day of campus recruitments. The session started with a pre-placement talk by the company executives market presence, growth component and work culture, it covered them all. The actual recruitment procedure started with Group discussion. As the time is about to run out, frantic attempts to speak the maximum points and make a few last minute Quotes was on. The mental workout that was involved is evident from the gasps and sighs from various corners. Then begins the seemingly long (but actually only a few hours), unbearable and intriguing wait for the results. This interlude is spent by the “may-be-hired” student populace in a multitude ways. A number of students discuss answers and try to self-


Recent Posts By Others evaluate their chances of getting through. Some recite their last however never ending prayers, while some try to avoid all the adrenalin rush by taking a power nap. As the time for the announcement of results nears, waves of students start inundating the auditorium once again. All around one can see pale and fatigued faces – fallout of the excruciating test and the unnerving wait. Finally the moment of reckoning arrives and the list of students qualified for the next round is read out. There are signs of disappointment and screams of joy. Then comes the necessary instructions for the next day's process of interviews. These are ingested by the qualifiers more earnestly than any college lecture they have attended. The day formally comes to a close. Outside the auditorium the emotions are mixed and the vertical split in the crowd is there for all to see. As night deepens, the initial euphoria of having made it in 1st phase, gives way to mounting tension as qualifiers get busy preparing for the interview. A very interesting part of this preparation is students gearing up to look their best. There is a hasty hunt for the matching tie or the right fit of footwear, constant opinions on what's looking good and what is not as students try out their formal attire for the D-Day. After the ramp show is finally over, it's time to settle down and burn the midnight oil; brushing basics, reviewing concepts, running from post to pillar to find answers for those forgotten engineering questions – it's a do-or-die situation. The unity that binds these warriors is commendable as they help each other prepare. As dawn breaks weary eyes open and awaken to the fact that it's the morning of the first real interview of their life. The classic scene of everybody getting ready for the day, literally transforms the hostel into a fashion show's backstage. After exchanging “Best of Lucks” and lapping up last minute tips from equally anxious parents, the herd heads for the auditorium looking like polished young executives. Once the interview gets under way the chill running down spines is palpable. I remember my friends quick counseling is forthcoming to give a sneak peek into the interview panel and the questions being asked. Best part was my friends getting food packed for me, trying their best to keep me calm . There are some confident and some nervous and shaky exits from the interview room. However at the end of the harrowing day, all are sure that they gave it their best shot. As the final results are awaited the silence in the room gets deafening. When the company executives arrive to give away the offer letters the students are almost at the edge of their seats. Then the last lap of the tow day journey starts – calling out of names from the final selection list. Then came the results…. & I lived happily ever after !!! Suggestion to juniors: 1. Always be confident & positive in your interviews. 2. Habit of reading always helps (May it be new papers, articles, magazines). Best of luck to all for your future endeavours!!


Recent Posts By Others Laveena Chaudhary Name: Laveena Chaudhary College Name: BITM Roll No :TM098125 I sat in almost 10 companies and 2 companies rejected me in last round at around 8 pm in evening. But even after rejection I was very much sure about the job I wanted When this company came I was very much excited as it was offering the same profile I was looking for. I started collecting feedbacks from seniors who were placed in this company and started working on the same. In placement talk company told us about the rounds which were psychological test written test group discusion and 5 rounds of final interview. First round was a psychological test which had around 15 questions. I was a bit scared of group discussions and luckily this company shortlisted a few names after seeing the resume who had to give direct interview. I felt better because my major concern was already over. Then panel called for shortlisted in the interview room. Almost every company I got good remarks from interviewers but somehow I was not able to crack. This time I had fear but also had some confidence because company was in the same vertical about which I had good knowledge and same profile I was looking for. Selection Process – 1. Pre Placement Talk (PPT) 2.WrittenApptitude test 3. Group Discussion (GD) 4. Techincal Interview 5.HR interview The process started sharp at 10:30 am in the Auditorium, it began with Pre Placement Talk (PPT) of Co. A and thenwrittenapptitude test and the GD. I cleared written round and then 1 GD rounds and 2 round of Personal Interview. It was Business Ananlyst profile and I was so fascinated with the same as it was quite challenging and of course the salary was good for those who had a prior work experience.


Recent Posts By Others After the completion of the PPT, The number of student opting for the for written round where more then the company expectation and it turned to be 120 about so the group of 75 was given the 1st set of written round as company on prior got notice of about 70 interseted candidate but after PPT large number of student turned out I was among one of late bird enteries. I was put in second round of apptitude test and our process statrted around 4pm and it was around 40 minutes there was no negative score for wrong answers so I made it a poit to answer all without fail,onrecieveing the paper I started looking out for my favourite section of quant and Lr around 30 min down the line I could complete most of questions and next 10 min made maxmimu hits of english. Then around 5:30 results were declared and I got selected for GD among the 60 (aprx)we are divided into groups of 8(apx.). When I entered the GD room it was a nice welcome from 2 HR team members they introduced themseleves and asked each one of us about our name and then opened GD round. The topic of GD to our group was “Is love a poison or potion�,to which the topic moved from love as a inspration to love as a curse,At some point it even took the point of fish market but each one calmed our nerves no single perosn was speaking but yes there were small groups talking,I made it a point to speak oly when there was a lull and listen to everyone when someone was speaking,to my luck I got 3 to 4 points of entery to speak and made maximum points. The point was going vague at times,with some person telling about thereexperience,to which i refrained to talk on,At that time I only listened to them.Out of the 8 members only 2 of us got shortlisted for the next round. At 7:00 pm results were declared. Technical Personal interview was scheduled at around 7:00 PM.Around 20 to 25 odd were selected fro this round. There were three panel teams to take the interview. Again we assembled for PI,and we were divided into 3 groups.To my luck I was under a PI interview panel with comparative young professional . When my round came and I entered the PI room, 1-tell me something about yourself?And the two members started browsing my CV.And I started with my education background and my achievements and my work experience and family background,they did not stop me at any point after all this things I stopped.(little worried) 2-Please elaborate about your achievements,To my luck one of person was from Balaji Alumni so While explaining about my achievements I could get a nodding.So now I was feeling some one listening to me. 3-Next question,Your CV has different portfolio from science to pilot to engg to MBA to financial services ?Then I told various reason for such a shift and what I want to become and all. 4-tell us something about your internship project?I told about the experience in


Recent Posts By Others equity and financial services to which one of panel member said,I am investing in X Y shares and making a loss what do you suggest. 5-are you aware of work that you are supoose to do in role of a BA?To which I gave a very standard definition of a BA 6-Tell me about marketing tools for ananlysis?I told all the known tools i could gather in my mind at that time,likeBCG,fiveforce,ansoff,what-if analysis,fishbomediagram,etc 7-fish bone diagram,porter five force,what if your are given this project?A live case scenario,to which i just said the detail how to use the model to which they said ok,not much accepted my answer. 8-Anything you would like to know from us? 9 are you comforatble working abroad? For all these questions I was already prepaired as suggested by my faculties and my friends so I answered all these in a very confidently.They also asked me about my previous job profile and experience as I was having 1 year of experience in the field of shift engineer in textile production. These are the few questions which were asked during my interview and after listening to my answers and details of my summer interns finally one member from their pannel told me that he is highly impressed with me. Panel was of 4 people. They started calling shortlisted one by one and they were spending very few minutes with everyone. After interview students had mixed feelings on their face. Then they called me and very first question they asked me about my summer internship project. I did research on that so I told them everything about it. One of the team members was a regional HR and he was very impressed with the knowledge I had. He asked me some more questions about the summer project which was related to investment options regarding latest market updates and SWOT analysis of the company. Next few questions were related to my C.V . I remembered that if you are able to drive your interview as you want then you will crack it. I gave the answers in the same way and used those terms only about which I had a very good idea. I related my experience in summer internship with my profile. After that they asked me some basic questions about project management, risk management, portfolio management and sensex insurance RBI repo rates etc. As it was a banking company they asked some technical terms like repo rate CRR its impact on FD rates insurance mutual fund etc After all these questions answers


Recent Posts By Others and normal interaction they asked me last question which I was expecting in beginning. Why this company? I gave a calculative answer by relating my interest,job profile. When I came out from the room I was feeling that this can be my day. But when results announced they only gave some shortlisted names and asked us to wait for some time Fortunately my name was on the list. I thank Balaji Society all my respected faculties and the CRT ofour college who have helped me achieve this. They have helped me make SBS journey a success story. The GD sessions conducted in the auditorium were helpful. Subject knowledge was very important but even more important was to present ourselves with confidence. Recruiters just see your attitude. They don't want you to know everything they ask they just want to see whether you have that learning instinct or not. They don't want to see you as the strongest candidate but they want to see you as most adaptable and one who can survive any challenge. Recruiters are themselves learning off course they are are well versed then us but they are keen on our learning skills.Training given throughout my life in SBS , Bala sir's 3 D, no holidays and strict schedule led me achieve my dreams. I would like to thank Bala Sir for guiding us in every tough situation

Loveena James I am Ms. Loveena James Registration No.TM 09 8272, Division D, BITM Batch 2009-11 Specialization - Telecom. I got placed in ABC Ltd., which is an IT company related to networking. MBA is all about self-grooming, personality development, confidence building, polishing your communication skills, developing leadership qualities and last but not the least PLACEMENTS! And at BITM, I can proudly say that I got more than what I expected and I'm very happy about my decision. As Bala Sir, always used to say “Problems are Opportunities�, at SBS there were 'Opportunities' everywhere, and that was how the college prepared me to face every challenging situation. I was selected to be a part of the Corporate Relations Team during my first year. Initially I kept cursing myself for deciding to join the team as we would hardly get any time to attend classes and I kept on getting worried that my MBA would


Recent Posts By Others be a waste without any classes. But very soon I realized that this problem was an opportunity for me to groom myself and I started learning how to manage the limited time available for myself and for my academics. Being in the CRT I learnt how to tackle stress, politics, failures, disappointments and of course the academic pressures. Today working in this company, I can relate my work with everything I did as part of the CRT, and I feel like I am a step ahead than most of my batchmates who were busy attending classes. I believe “Everything in life happens for a reason and the reason is for your good, which you will definitely agree upon one fine day”. As far as our placements were concerned, it all began in the first week of November. Companies started pouring in one after the other, being in the CRT of course gave me the added advantage to plan which companies to sit for and which not to sit for. Prior to ABC's visit I appeared for 3 companies. And here I go back into the memory lane describing you all my experiences… 1st Company- It was an IT company and I wanted to get into this one, but the first round was an aptitude test and as always I couldn't clear the aptitude test. 2nd Company- This company was into Enterprise Solutions (ERP, SAP etc.). Though I wasn't interested for this company, I had to appear for the process since my name was shortlisted. The first round was aptitude test and I thought once again I wont clear this round. But behold, I did! So the next round was an extemporary and I didn't clear this round. I was happy because somehow, I didn't want to get into this company. 3rd Company- For this one, I went for an off campus at Mumbai. There were just direct interviews in this one which went good but my salary expectation did not match with the package they were offering, so probably I wasn't selected in this one as well. 4th Company- ABC Ltd.on 16th December Since this company had a huge brand name, was offering a decent package, a good profile and was headquartered at Noida, I opted to give it a try. This company was hosted by BIMHRD. The preplacement talk for the company was followed by the following rounds – 1st round – Group Discussion 2nd Round- Technical Interview 3rd Round- HR Interview GD and interviews were my areas of strength, so I was happy and pretty optimistic about appearing for the process. The groups for GD were formed with each group comprising of 12 members. While I was waiting for my turn I kept overhearing that the topics that were asked for GD was pretty diverse, ranging from abstract topics to current affairs. It all depended on the panelists' mood. I was pretty confident that I would be able to manage the abstract topics but wasn't quite sure on current affairs and so I kept preparing myself with all the current affairs that were going on. 3G scam was the hottest topic those days though I knew everything related with the scam – I got held up with a


Recent Posts By Others NiraRadia controversy. I had no clue what the controversy was all about and so I went to a friend of mine who was good at current affairs and general knowledge and asked him about the controversy. He gave me a brief overview about the case. Now when my group's turn was announced we all went in, the panelists greeted us and asked us which topic we would like to discuss and there were suggestions of some sports topics. But before anybody could react to it, the topic was announced - “NiraRadia Controversy – Phone Tapping is it justified or not? I thanked God for a last minute brush up. The GD went good but I wasn't that sure on my selection as I felt that all were good. The GD was conducted very decently with each one getting a fair chance to voice their opinion. But when the results were announced I was selected. The next round was interview. We were told that people with experience will be interviewed by a different set of panelists. My interview was a very casual one. They asked general questions as well as questions related to my previous work experience at Ericsson. The questions were: 1. Introduce yourself (this question is the most important question of an interview where you can make or break your impression. Also you can lead the interviewer to your areas of strength by answering this question tactfully) 2. Tell us about your experience at Ericsson – and the next few questions were related to my work experience 3. Then they started asking me questions related my CV 4. Why ABC? 5. Why should we select you? 6. Will you be comfortable working in a 24x7 environment? 7. How will you manage shifts after you marry? 8. Do you have any role preference? That was it...! The interview lasted for about 20-25 mins and then I kept waiting for the next round, but was later told that there was just one round for people with experience. The results were announced on 22nd December, about week later and the rest was history. My advice to my juniors is to “Be Yourself”, know your strengths and weaknesses and keep working on them. Don't lose heart if you face failures because “The Best is yet to Come”. The best here doesn't denote the best package, or the best brand name or the best profile, but it means the most suitable company for you. None but the Almighty knows the most apt for each one of you – be it company, profile, package or location, believe in Him and it will certainly be THE BEST. God Bless...!


Recent Posts By Others Lovely I am Lovely , Registration Number. TM 09-8026, from Class of Marketing, Division A from BITM, from the academic year2009-11, passed out in April 2011. My specialization is in Marketing & Finance. I was finally placed in Company A. It was Sunday morning of 9th June, 2009. A plethora of vibrant colors i.e. the students dressed in traditional dresses of their own states were present near the temple. Then came the torch bearer of SBS; Bala sir on the very first day, enlightened us with his two mantras, “PROBLEMS ARE OPPORTUNITIES”, and “LEAVE NO STONES UNTURNED”. These mantras kept our spirits high during crucial times. It would not be correct if I say I started the preparation since the very first day. The first year was very jubilant as we came into a new ambience with new dreams and ambitions, but at the same time it was very hectic and tiring. But these hectic schedules proved to be a boon to us when we went for our interns. There I realized when other interns were frustrated due to overload of work; I was able to easily sail through it because of our corporate commando training. Now coming to my placement experience. I still remember it was 17th December 2010 when I got placed with Company A.It was 9am and we all were sitting in the auditorium, waiting for the company executives. The session starts with a pre-placement talk by the company executives - company's services, market presence, growth component and work culture, it covers them all. This was followed by a brief explanation of the skill sets required for employment and the procedure the company will follow for the ensuing recruitment. I was pretty interested in the Brand and the company profile. I had my own interest to know about the company their business, their strategies and the market they cater to. I thought this job profile was a perfect match for me and I finally made my mind to sit for the company process. Many of my friends asked me that why I am sitting for this company? At that time I didn't have any answer but yes there was a strong gut feeling & I followed that. I did see people not sitting for the companies at the start of the placement season and making their own preferences of Brands, Package, POP, Job Profile and so on. Well it was their decision though I feel one should not restrict oneself and should be open enough to the options coming their way! Because you never know what might happen! Coming back to the company process, now we went to our TM floor where the process for the day was conducted. All the students were sitting on 3rd floor where the GD groups were made and the panel was on Ground floor.


Recent Posts By Others Round 1 - Group Discussion The actual recruitment procedure starts with a group discussion followed by an Interview. Ours was the 8th Group for the day. Meanwhile I kept taking feedback from the student managers of groups who went before us about the type of GD topics they got and who all were selected and what are the key points the panel was considering while selecting the students and so on. Our group number was announced and we all went down to ground floor for the first round of process, there were 10 people in a group and we were given an abstract topic 'GREEN'. I don't remember what exactly I spoke in that GD but yes I made my points very clear while speaking. The panel declared the GD results immediately after the round and 5 from our group were lucky enough to make it to the second round. The moment I got to know that I am in next round my mind popped up with questions like "What will they ask me in interview"? What are they looking for? Will I match up to their expectations? Round 2 - Interview round Mine was 6th turn and the student managers who went for the personal interview before me told that it's just a normal HR round. I became more confident after listening to this. My turn had come; I went in with a smile on face there were 2 members in the panel I greeted the panel with a hand shake. Interview started and it was very normal, as my friends told me outside and the questions asked were very general like: 1) Tell us about yourself? 2) Why do you want to join us? 3) Are you comfortable with the profile and location? 4) Tell us about you hobbies and achievements? For me Interview was more of fun! They got stuck with my extracurricular section, so it was fun turned to future. As I was part of central co-ordination committee for Drishti, they kept asking about how the whole event was organized and what my contribution in that was. It was for 10 mins we discussed about Drishti in the interview and I could clearly sense that I am game! I came out happily because I had a feeling from inside that I had made it, as there was nothing which went wrong inside. The results were to be announced in a short while, my fingers were crossed and the heart beat speeded up. As the final results were awaited and the company executives arrived to announce the results.... for me it was MY DAY! Following the formal announcement the selected set of future employees are welcomed by the company. A set of students have secured their future and another set have assessed their mistakes. The latter will go on and apply for the next company, their efforts being marked by greater dedication, confidence and experience.


Recent Posts By Others At last I would like to say that college days are the best and most beautiful days of our life. I wish I could relive those days‌.!!!! Thank you Bala sir. Regards, Lovely

Madhulika I am Madhulika Registration Number- TM 09 – 8126 Balaji Institute of Telecom & Management (Dual B) Batch : 2009-11 Speacialization : Marketing Dear Friends, It gives me immense pleasure to share my placement experience with you all. I have joined XYZ company in Hyderabad and have been absorbed as a Functional Consultant in SAP. Placement Experience:Right from the beginning, Even though I was from the Marketing Specialization I was sure that I don't want sales Profile. I was eligible for the Campus Placement Processes from the Day 1. As everybody wants to get placed in the first Company coming for Campus Placements, it was my dream to get placed in the first company as it was offering good profile as well as good package along with the brand name. But somehow it couldn't happen. I was rejected in the first company. But this rejection didn't stop here. I used to sit in almost every company which came for the campus placements and was rejected. In the beginning I used to sit for the companies in which I was not even interested in. I just wanted to gain experience from these campus placements rounds. But this was my biggest mistake. This added up to frustration and anxiety. Then I realized I should know what exactly I want, what are my expectations from the job, what I can deliver to the organization in the best possible way. After this I realized there are three things what any one can expect from the job 1. Job profile 2. Package 3. Brand Name Finally I decided if I get any 2 of the above I will sit for that company. Even after setting up these criteria, I got rejected in 3 companies and XYZ


Recent Posts By Others where I work is the 4th company satisfying 2 out of the 3 criteria I have set for my first company where I wanted to work. 1. Job Profile—SAP Consultant (Functional) 2. Brand Name 3. I didn't get very good package but it was decent enough to start with. As in SAP companies don't pay more to the fresher's. Campus Placement Rounds: 1. Confirmation for the company XYZ We have been briefed by Dimple Ma'm about the profile company was offering and there was 2 yrs bond as they were offering SAP profile. I liked the profile and the company was also an MNC and a reputed one and I gave my confirmation for the same. 2. DAY 1 It started with the Pre-Placement Talk. 2 HRs and 2 Associate Directors came for the recruitment process. They started discussing about the company Profile and then they came to the Job Profile they were offering. The profile which they were providing was quite impressive. But there was a 2yr bond which was not less. Anyways, we already had decided to sit for the process. Round 1:-- Aptitude Test Around 65 people appeared for the Aptitude test. 30 out of 65 cleared the first round. Aptitude test contained Quantitative reasoning and Verbal Reasoning as well as Visual Reasoning. This is how I cleared my first round. Round 2:-- Presentation on the Summer Internship performed. This was already been told during the briefing that everyone who is appearing for the process should be ready with their presentation on topic of their respective Summer Internship done. I was ready with my ppt. I did my Summer Internship with Business Standard Financial Newspaper. There were 4 members in the panel. PPT was appreciated by all and they asked few questions. I answered them very confidently. After this round I had that feeling that I will clear my Presentation round. PPT round was for 20 min per person. Out of 30 candidates 15 got selected in this round. 3. DAY 2 By the end of the Day 1 results for the 2nd round was announced and I was eligible for the 3rd round. Round 3 :-- Interview This round was very light. This was a kind of HR interview for around 15 min. There were 2 members in the panel. Questions asked were :-


Recent Posts By Others Introduce yourself Tell me something about your family background Why you want to join our company? Being a Marketing student how do you justify that Consultant job is suitable for you. Are you ready to be work anywhere in India? Are you ready to work in shift timings, may be in night shifts? Discuss about your strengths & weaknesses Tell me something about services (particularly IT) sector in India? What do you know about the company? Are you ready to sign the bond? Some silly questions (that I felt, there must be some reason behind this)like how much did you score in the subject Mathematics in 12th std. This all happened in my interview round. After the interviews of all the 15 candidates done, Result was announced and 6 of us finally got into this company. We all were very happy . This is what my Placement Experience was. Piece of Advice to juniors:Sooner or Later you will get placed when you are in Sri BalajiSociety . But the most important thing is one should not loosePatience . Nervousness, Tension, Frustration and Anxiety will be there when you are not placed in the early placement season.But these things will reduce your chance of getting selected in some company. One should work on stress management. You should be calm and composed ,confident while attending any Placement process . Attitude matters a lot. But then, if you are not selected in some particular company doesn't mean that you are weaker than others who got selected. Just think, recruiters did not want the qualities which you have within you. What was their requirement based on the job profile, they selected only those students. Just give your best. One day that 'The Day' will come. In the end I am really thankful to Bala Sir, PAT, the college for all their efforts and hard work. I would like to thank Sri Balaji Society for giving me such a wonderful platform to express myself and for making me what I am today. Thanks & Regards, Madhulika


Recent Posts By Others Mahima Shukla I am Mahima Shukla Registration number: tm-09-8027 BITM 2009-2011 batch. Specialization: Marketing & Finance (Dual -A) Placement is like a war, where there is no friendship; everyone fights to make their way into the corporate world. It is a battleship arena, where everything is fair, as each individual is in a hurry to shape their destiny. In a MBA college like balaji where placement is common for all the four colleges with strength of 250 students, the situation is all the more critical. Plus each company brings with it, its criteria academic, and aptitude wise. Placement experience was one of a kind .it was a lifetime experience, I got to learn many things, before it, I had only heard that “One does not gets something before the destined time, an d before u actually deserve it no matter what how much u strive for it, same goes with placement .U need to deserve every bit of it before getting placed, leer from your mistakes, capitalize on your strengths and keep yourself motivated. You lose concentration for a moment and your best friend might capitalize on that opportunity, It was also a learning experience personally as u get to know who r your real friends, who are there t o offer shoulder during times of distress. To begin with I was not eligible to sit for the first 50 companies as I had a backlog in QT, and according to college criteria I has to clear all the exams before could sit for placement .It was the most difficult part that I went through, everyday seeing other people placed where the placement journey was ending for few, it had not even started for me. People use to skip sitting in companies for petty reasons, had they known the pain of not being able it sit for companies the wont have dared doing so, however these people realize here mistake later. To begin with , I had to compete with people who were stronger than me in term s of experience which they had learned after sitting for many companies , people who were eager and desperate to get places, people who were restless and running out of patience and there aggressive attitude was evident in the god rounds . It took me some time to analyze the situation and strategize. To begin with I started with observing people who were doing well in all the rounds and still were not selected at the end of the day. Initially I used to speak a lot inn gd but still was not selected , but later I realized it not only about hat u speak , but also upon what u speak , how u speak , and what mark it makes in the discussion. Once I got it , I started clearing gd rounds but whenever I used to clear one gd round , here used to be another gd round , or aptitude ,an even if I clear all the coming rounds things were not falling in places, end result me being not placed. I was not selected in sitting for the companies ,as I knew that at the end of the


Recent Posts By Others day I would get to learn something from it , unlike those who were fighting for placement from the last two months I was patient enough , and learning while other were growing restless ,many end up by opting for something they got ,instead of something thru deserves ,but I kept up the pace , a time came when all my friend swore placed ,and many people were hovering with questions like “why not u ' but I knew . would know it when the day came, and till now I didn't had the feeling as if I had lost something instead I was becoming a patient and strong person , something I had not realized earlier. My parent was very cooperative their trust in me gave me strength; we were trying to expand our knowledge in all the direction, since the round of interviews was extensive. Finally my day came from the morning I got up with a different feeling , something that cannot be explained .I went for the first round of gd the topic was “women empowerment , I put forward my points , there came a point when I had to become a little aggressive for putting forward my points , then I cleared the gd after gd was the aptitude round , which I cleared after aptitude was the interview round preference was pune so I sat for pune since the company had pan India location ,the interviewer asked more about basic marketing concepts ,briefed about the profile , tested my geographical knowledge . And also gave me a some real life situation and asked my reaction on the same. I was asked to visit there pune office the next day. The next when I reached their pune office I was shocked when I came to know that I will have to go through four stress interviews and only if all went well will be selected, since it was a pool campus there were people from 8 colleges. Competition was tough but finally after going through 4 stress interviews the Vp asked what was I expecting as a salary package and that was the time when I realized I am selected the next day that was 24th December I was handed the formal offer letter. So on 25thdecember day of Christmas Santa brought e the best Christmas gift ever I was placed in a company which would give me ample growth opportunities, the war ended for me. Thanks to Balaji the placement team and all those played a part in one of the most enriching experience of my life “My Placement”.Some lessons in life are better learnt the hard way , Thanks to bala sir for all his efforts , we salute you sir ,all the best juniors, Thanks and Regards MahimaShukla


Recent Posts By Others Ms. Mamta Bhuyan I am Ms. Mamta Bhuyan Registration Number TM 14-1151 from Class B Division from BITM, from the academic year passed out on 2011 My specialization is in Telecom and Marketing. In any professional course the period of the course can be divided into parts. In first part one acquires academic knowledge and in second part an individual exposes itself to real life work situation. A student spends his or her academic period to prepare for the day when s/he will get an opportunity to emerge as the most desirable prospects for the corporate world. Or in the words of marketing we can say that to sell the benefits to the right customer at the right time. Sri Balaji Society inspire of having thousands of students had never left any stone unturned to train each individual for the corporate world. SBS have highly planned and strategized curriculum to make each one a corporate citizen in true sense. From the day one the institute trains an individual to handle all the uncertainty, pressure, strain, excitement, anxiety, sorry, depression and in the end sharing ones happiness. Today I am able to say this with conviction because after being in the highly professional work culture of the corporate for one and a half years I realize the true value of intellectual training I have acquired during my MBA in BITM. My campus experience was a complete roller costar ride. One moment I was in height to achieve the immediate goal of being selected by the company and in the other moment I was in disappointment of absence of my name in the list of final list. Those were many moments where there would be excitement of a good brand in the company and in the same time feeling of loss for not fulfilling the eligibility criteria. There was a long stretched phase of passing the news and information with each other about the companies to visit the campus, companies to apply for, research about the company, getting to know about the company which are highly prestigious but never heard the name of the company. And most fun part was the hurry wearing saree to the perfection for the process. Thought of which brings smile on my face. As the culture of SBS follows the first company to visit in the campus in LG, as the tag line of the company says, Life is Good, all in campus carry the belief and hope to make a good life with a good career ahead. Almost every individual student in the campus breaks the ice of inertia by trying and preparing them self to get selected in the first company itself. Because it is the company which is open for all with no eligibility criteria. For LG my group no was nine and it consisted individual from all sections. The group was asked to select their own topic of discussion. The topic decided was e-commerce. I must say it was a topic which excited everybody in the group to put across their point before somebody else could do so. This is the reason the


Recent Posts By Others group was disqualified. After LG I obtained the role of an observer in the activity in the campus. This period gave me a time of self introspection to understand my wishes to work in a particular role and ability to obtain work in certain sector. It was a period where I had to keep immense patience to weight for my day to come. And best way of being motivated was motivate others. Discuss their experience. Reading more and more books and practicing quantitative aptitude to keep myself busy. I became a regular part of campus placement process in December. This was the period when each passing day , each company visiting the campus and each process was creating a heap of expectation and pressure from myself and family. The no of companies I appeared for the process from the month of December was Future group, naukari.com, Sapoornjipaloonji, matrix, TCS, icertis, Tuff ropes, leela palace, Itc welcome, ITC, Groupon, Pecock media, Tejraj group, vediocon, nylons, Bell ceramics and few other companies. In all these companies the initial process of rejection is group discussion. In those time as lobbying was in news for a long period of time for the companies it was the favorite topic for GD. The other hot topics for GD were is sales important or marketing, Role of advertisement in increasing sales. Yes how can I forget to mention the most loved GD topic that is wikileaks. The topics ranged from ethics, politics, marketing and policies of wikileak. The group discussions give a chance to introspect about ones knowledge, communication skill, leadership skill and also ability to work as a team. In several occasion I was complimented by the company HR for putting across creative, innovative and intelligent point during the discussion. I was able to reach to the interview round for some of the companies I have mentioned before. Initially my answers in the Hr round were very vague and not satisfactory. This happened because I was more focused in preparing for Gd. I had neglected the interview part. There after I took extreme efforts to prepare my own list of probable questions and answers. This helped to increase my confidence and my thought process. Each day I was reframing my answers in a better fashion to speak differently in different situation. These are the preparation which will stay with me lifelong because that is when I had understood myself better. By the end of January the no of companies visiting the campus decreased very substantially. This was causing lot of anxiety and frustration. Because I was seeing my friends and roommate had got their placements and had gone home and enjoying their days. The peer pressure had started building up on me. I struggled had to keep my patience and on myself and God that faith that I will certainly achieve the best. Now it was February. One day I got a call from the PAT department. I was told to appear for the interview process in Club Mahinda Holidays, for the role of holiday consultant. The process was off campus. I decided to visit the office in


Recent Posts By Others Kalyani Nagar. The process consisted of three rounds of interview. I understood the business concept and my role which I found suitable to exactly what I desired for. Thus, I decided to begin my career by being a part of Mahindra Groups. This role had given me immense learning and skill of a sales person. I am happy that I had took the decision to join Club Mahindra that day. Now I believe to follow my heart and work hard. I chose the job I like the most. Thanks to SBS.

Mangal Vijay I am Mangal Vijay Registration No- TM 09-8029, BITM (SBS) Class- PGDM, Division- A, from BITM, 2009-2011, passed out on 26, April, 2011. Specialization- Marketing I am placed in company XYZ Ltd. My placement ExperiencePlacements…. Placements……..& placements!!!! Now I can say what exactly this word mean to any student…coz I had lived that word while we were going through the same in 3rd & 4th semester of PGDM. Our college claim not to be a Placement agency. But still the buzz created & involved in the placement process is phenomenal. The reason is crystal clear…. we judge any college with its placement record. The major criterions are…. 1. What is the highest package? 2. What is the average package? 3. What is the placement ratio? No one asks – 1. How many students who joined are satisfied with their work & company? 2. What is the minimum time period after that a student resigned the company after being placed? 3. What is the type of work your students are doing after being placed in companies? 4. What is the switching rate? Truly speaking, I also didn't know these issues or anything like this will happened? I didn't have any idea about these questions in my wildest dream. But today I am surrounded by these & some similar issues. Most of my friends are not happy with their jobs, and many already switched or left the job. Why…why the situation like this arises???………Because we are into a


Recent Posts By Others race………..& all the races has only one finishing line… but every individual is different having different needs, desires, expectations, dreams, likes dislikes so how come a single race can able to satisfy all the needs & desires of hundreds & thousands of individual….. Or else you create your own race with competitor as yourself…….and try to win the race against time, happiness, satisfaction etc and which is not so easy at that juncture of one's life but also not an impossible task to do. My Placement Experience…. It was the month of Sept, when 1st company A visited our campus, from that day onward the Race…. Race to bag most coveted & hefty packages begun. My state of mind was….Hollow….A Big Question mark “?”. I didn't know what to do with my life…..which company; I would like to go for, which sector I wanna get in… What are the priorities for me…whether I would get into a company which is paying handsome packages, or zero in a good profile….but I still didn't know what profile I would like to work for. I was also not eligible for placements coz I had skipped my 2nd semester exams. (I don't wanna tell the reasons why I skipped xams). But whole SBS is allowed for the 1st company A, I also sat for the process, which consists of 1. GD, 2. Psychometric Test, 3. PI, & 4. Final Interaction with CEO. I didn't remember the GD topic and was out after the very 1st GD round. That was my first hands on experience with the Placement Process. When I became eligible, I was also the part of the same RACE. Yes A race…..race to get as big company one can, race to bag most handsome packages one can, race to get placed before your mates….. The race….which gives you a feeling of being overjoyed, but how can u be happy when you get placed with a good company & a nice offer….and you experience your friend cant able to make out….sometimes in the First Round & sometimes in the Last Round….Sometimes it got other way round too…your friend got placed & you couldn't get through……. After facing few placement processes, I can't remember the actual number, one Biotech Company came for which only 7 students got shortlisted having biotech background & I was one of them, but after PPT only 3 seems to be interested. We 3 went through the process of 3 round of GD which was not an elimination round, followed by 45 minutes of Personal Interview of mine. It was totally Biotech based, some of the questions which I remembered were1. Tell me something about Yourself.


Recent Posts By Others 2. What the number of ATP released in Glycolysis? 3. Which is smallest micro organism? 4. What is the difference between Fermentation & Sterilization? Give Examples. 5. What is Kreb's Cycle? 6. Expand NADPH? 7. Few Conversions to explain. 8. Who is your favorite Faculty in SBS? 9. What is your Favorite Subjects? 10. The reason for 3 yrs gap between 12th & Graduation? The reason was I had Cryptogenic Liver Cirrhosis diagnosed in 1996 when I was in class 6th, and for which only treatment Liver Transplantation was there but it was not available till 2005 in India. And finally I got Liver Transplant In 2007. I had answered almost all questions satisfactorily. And the result was postponed to next day. The next day we were told to gather in BIIB CRT office in the afternoon. There suppose to be a telephonic conversation. I was 2nd in queue; I was informed that they would love to select me but due to the history of Liver Transplant they can't take me onboard. This was the 1st jolt I received because I really want to join this company because of my flair for Biotechnology. And I want to tell you why I joined Sri Balaji Society to prove my fitness level because it is the only institution with 365 working days (No Holidays) policies, and I finished the course with more than 90% of attendance. Almost all Companies having the same process of GD & PI, some conducted APTITUDE TEST in addition. I was placed in a Micro Finance Company for Eastern Region. I always wanted to stay within over night distance from Jamshedpur so that I can be with my parents when they need me at the time of happiness or pain. I always wanted to be with them…. & I still want the same. The Process consists of only PI because of less no. of students interested in that sector. They had given a case to solve each one of us, after asking few normal questions. The case was to achieve an unachievable target with limited resources….my approach was to achieve something nearby figure or a figure which is pretty close to the target. My general observation was- I never understood why people try to assess us in a weird, uncomfortable or troubled situation??? Tell me when you will able to give your 100% or best shot…..when u will be in a comfortable situation or else when you are nervous & in a troubled one…….??? On contrary to that we were supposed to go through two Assessment Centers, before placements, where we were assessed on few parameters- Numerical Ability, Team Work, Leadership, Behavioral Skills etc, when involved in normal activities…..like Making a Paper Craft, Discussion of Case Studies & a


Recent Posts By Others Presentation…for me that seems to be relevant for MBA Student….not Like a GD topic of “PURPLE” or “My Pink Pajama”. I am not against any process but at least, it should be relevant, & processes should be evolved with the passage of time & technology. I have a question since the time of Placements but I never asked…today I want to ask the same question1. Why after doing an MBA….we are hunting for jobs, Placements, packages, salaries?? 2. What about those guys who don't want to do job?? What about those who are not a JOB MATERIAL??? Does anyone think about that??????? 3. Can't we have a placement cell which can help students to find their true calling like- some of them would like to go for Entrepreneurial activities, some like to go for NGOs, some for their Family Owned Business etc…?? 4. Can't we have an Entrepreneurship Incubation Center or Entrepreneurship Development Cell, which can able to provide some Seed Capital to start their own Venture?? 5. We are having one of the best faculties for every possible subject; can't we provide some Consultation or Hand Holding to the Newly Incubated Projects by our Alumnus or Students???? 6. We a having a Alumnus Network of more than 10,000. Can't we create or manage a Venture Capital Fund for these projects??? 7. Can't we categorize the students as per their preferences?? Is it an impossible task to do??? This is not a question to CRT, you guys are doing your best, my hearty regards, thanks & congratulation to you guys. This question goes to our Management, to Our Beloved Bala Sir. Tell me sir is that a Herculean task??? The same questions bugged me day in & day out but I had no answer or u can say no choice….so I tried to console my heart by figuring out a reason…an answer for all maelstroms in my mind & heart. The logic I had given to my heart & the same logic most of my friends had for this----- because I had a loan to repay my EDU LOAN at astonishing interest rate- 15.75%...thanks to the Indian System…..we are getting CAR LOAN @ 8% AND EDU LOAN @ 16% (approx 2times).… Yeah, your senses are perfect…..its Double, and this forced me to land up in a job……if today I didn't get job who will gonna repay it…..My Father??? No off course not….I, myself gonna pay it….how long I will be a burden on my father…..how long I will b a parasite & depend on others for my living. But I am still searching for the real answers…& if anyone has any answer please share with me, thanks in advance. But after my placement there is one more twist….. Initially I was supposed to join on 13 June, 2011 but one day before I planned to leave Pune, after done with Final Sem's Exams. I was summoned at CRT, I


Recent Posts By Others was told that my Joining is Delayed till Oct, 2011. I was shocked….but what cud I do….ticket was booked….bags was packed…. Some friends told me…to stay & sit for other companies…but I really didn't want to join the race again…..& later on I regret my decision because if u r part of any race….any damn race….just finish it…DON'T LEAVE IN BETWEEN. I reached my home stayed there for 2 months & here in SBS all my friends were being placed one by one….sooner or later…. . in good companies. I was getting bored & fed up of just doing nothing….now I need some work or something to do at least. In July I again land up in Pune that too in BIIB, SBS as Asst Prof. till Oct, 2011 & I was waiting each & every day for Joining to arrive. But that day never came…they cancelled my offer letter & joining. I worked in BIIB nearly for 3 months & really I enjoyed being there that too on the other side of RED CLIFFE LINE. Now I am working in a Coimbatore based Manufacturing Company as Asst. Marketing Manager. I was given the responsibility to develop the customer base in Pune & other industrial regions of Maharashtra, & set up a Sales & Marketing Office in Pune. At the End………… I would like to ask you…..just close your eyes & think after 10 or 20 years down the line….when u will be as successful, as rich, as popular as you once dreamt off & try to look back to these days…tell me would you able to recollect your grades…how much marks did u scored in a subject called Stats/QT/ FM-2. I bet you can't able to recollect the names of subjects you studied………. Or you would like to cherish those moments & memories you had spent with your friends…those memories of GOA, Fresher's, Inter- Dual, your first Power point presentation…( Ramashashtry sir's), VivekMarathe Sir's Last class & his iconic word “ ChaluKya Main Aage” & “ApkaHuaKya”. Wohrozka Roll No waise Forcefully Seating Arrangement aur after attendance wapas fir apnefriends k sathbaithna….aur fir attendance katneki blackmailing………. I am taking these sweet & sour memories from this Institution with me in my heart…I made life time friends whom I can't able to forget & I don't want to forget in my next birth too. I lived those moments of my life, which I think; I lived my life in those moments. And this all happened because of Sri Balaji Society. I would like to extend my hearty gratitude to my Alma Mater. And Sir, I would be blessed if I would able to do any kind of service towards my Alma mater ever in my life time. I don't know what lessons would you u guyz devise from my placement experience, if u can't find out any lessons just take it as a story of a wonderful journey. Thanks & All the best for the RAT RACE…..called Placements. Mangal Vijay


Recent Posts By Others Manish kumar, Hello, I am Manish kumar, College: BITM, Dual D, 2009-11 Batch, Specialization – Telecom & IT, Roll No. TM-09-8274 I am finally placed in a telecom VAS company of India which has gained the recognition in the industry since last 10 years and currently working as a senior associate business development. Learning and Grooming Friends, like every other student I joined BITM with high hopes of getting a right kind of start & bright future in the corporate and frankly speaking I was amazed to see the amount of efforts & inputs which were put up by SBS for each and every student manager for giving the right result. Right from the beginning, golden words from BALA Sir “Problems are opportunities” & “Be Selfish for your career” always gave me strength whenever I faced difficulty. Being not amongst the top rank holders I always thought that it is going to be a little difficult task for me to get placed in the initial days. I was the last one in my class who became eligible and I also met with an accident just a week before the first company for which I applied. So I utilized all of my time to keep up my knowledge about the telecom Industry and the other important things happening around in the market. Beginning of Placement Effort My campus placement experience was pretty much interesting. I started off with a Telecom VAS company from Mumbai. I was able to clear the Aptitude test which was of Normal difficulty level. The process was followed by HR interview and the questions which were asked during the time of interview were as follows: 1. Introduction 2. Brief about the summer internship program 3. Sales related questions Like Why sales, what is the prior experience in the sales. - My answers to all those questions were in synchronization with all the sales related work I did during my internship. Then Finally 6 students were selected for PI Round at Mumbai. In Mumbai PI1. Introduction:


Recent Posts By Others 2. Why Sales: 3. Prior Experience: 4. What Future do you see for telecom VAS. 5. What do you know about the company. After the interview got over, the results were processed and I was not able to make it to the final selection of 3 students. After that I applied to 3 other companies in which I was not able to clear the GD round. Then for me 5th company came in which I was finally selected & in which round about 80 students appeared for the process. The Process started with an aptitude test comprising an objective part with 20 questions and subjective part with 5 questions from telecom VAS industry. I attempted all of the questions from both the objective and subjective part and had to wait for the result for a day and on the next day I was amongst the 25 students who were shortlisted for the interview. The next round was an HR round and the questions which were asked are as follows: 1. Introduction- must finish within a minute giving a precise info about you and your family background. 2. In which company I did summer internship and the questions related to hobbies and interests. After the interview I went to the give other Technical round in which the questions asked were 1. Introduction 2.Grilling about the summer internship program. 3. Discussion about the different platforms in which a Telco and VAS operators work Like ( SMS, IVR, WAP, DTH, IVVR, 3G) 4. Difference between a subscription service and event based service. 5. Sales related questions like what will you do if your client asks you to stand on chair if you want to sell your product to him. -I said no because I consider my image as my company's image and I cannot do any harm to it!!! After giving two back to back interview rounds 11 students were selected out of 25 including me. Then after waiting for an about 5 hours 3rd interview round conducted which focused primarily on the corporate life roles and responsibilities. Few of the questions which were asked during that interview are: 1. If you are made team lead what will you do if you know that your team mates are not working properly and the same thing is creating delay and quality degradation in terms of work. - I said I will make sure that the work doesn't get stuck in between and will use


Recent Posts By Others any tactic in order to get the work done be it requires me to provide the support in terms of knowledge and motivation or to scold even if the teammates are not giving full support in the project. 2. If your behavior creates a bad image on your team mates, what will you do? - I said I will ensure that the team mates don't ever take things for granted when it comes to work even if it requires me to be an angry team leader. After the third round of Interview I was selected in the final 7 who were to give a telephonic interview to the The Brief of the Interview is as follows 1. Give your brief Introduction with hobbies and interests. 2. What is VAS and what do you know about telecom VAS Field. 3. Suggest a Telecom SMS subscription service. - For which I suggested a service related to agriculture field. 4. Suggest a service related to entertainment service. - For which I suggested a service of voice swap service related to love and relationship. 5. How do you rate yourself in PPT and excel skills. - I answered they are good if not very good. 6. Why not very good? - I answered with my hard work and college effort I have made it to the good level otherwise my skills were pathetic. With the answer CEO was impressed and laughed. 7. Why small telecom VAS company. - I answered that my interest is more in learning then earning. Some more general questions were asked and the interview got over in 25 minutes. After that the defying moment came which truly made me laughing and jumping with joy and happiness as I was selected in final 4 from a total of 80. Throughout all of the interview rounds I kept myself cool, calm and composed and gave the answers honestly with no big promises beyond my capacity. Other important thing which got me selected was the experience from the selected students from my batch. I think they provided me the exact explanations of what all happened with them in their interviews. I would like to thank BALA sir for motivating & treating us like a father, my college BITM and Vignesh sir for teaching me the skills in two years which paid off in the time. I would also like to thank CRT team of BITM as this would not have been possible without their hard work and support. Best Regards MANISH KUMAR


Recent Posts By Others Manisha soni Name-Manisha soni Registration Number: TM-09-8128 Division: Dual B, BITM. Academic year: 2009-2011 Dear Friends, My Heartiest Greetings to one and all, I still remember the day I joined Sri Balaji Society & it started with traditional day which was the First cultural Function of the College. The next biggest excitement was Bam presentation but frankly speaking BAM Presentation & the MAHABHARAT was one among the most memorable days I have ever lived in SBS. Nevertheless this goes on and on and never ending story of experiences in SBS‌.. Placement Experience: Now I would directly come to my placement experience. There is unforgettable experience when the very first company visited campus in September 2010 and As we All know its LG & there was no criteria its open for all. From the First Day Every student was so excited for this company that all sort of preparation were going around. That eve there was hue and cry in campus to make to this company. The day when Navrang became dearer by few thousand bucks just by securing exclusive rights to print CV in the required format. The day Started with the formal gathering in Computer lab,than attendance took place, and process started. It started with the GD Round. I was in the 8th Group. I was nervous and not very confident as it was the first direct interaction with the corporate. And the Result was very obvious I Can't make it. I was bit upset buit I knew there are many companies are going to come and I will make it soon. Being start of Campus placements, the Corporate Team keeps on calling and Audi filled with huge crowd to have a firsthand look on JD & Package of company. I was not able to sit for few Companies as I have Backlog. In those days I was preparing for the process by improving my weak areas. After few Companies I was eligible for Placement As I have cleared my backlog. There was a shortlisting from the company based on several criteria's like Assessment, Academics, work experience etc. I was fulfilling all the criteria's and I was one among them and 9th JAN was the day in 2011 when the company came for selection process and pre placement talk was triggered by the selection panel members and soon after that groups were made by company officials. GD PROCESS: The Group Discussion is the first step towards reaching the company of your choice wherein the recruiters would like to understand how an individual thinks and what forms the basis of their opinion and whether or not he can stand tall and defend themselves. This round is also used by the recruiters as an elimination round which decides who moves on to the next


Recent Posts By Others round of assessment. Now around 60 students were split in to 6 groups of ten each. I was in 5th group and given the GD tags by the coordinators. This indicates the place of seat in group. We were called in for GD and as soon we occupied our seat, a brief introduction was triggered by each and every candidate as requested by selection panel. This was the time everyone was curious to hear the GD Topic from the panel & It was “India 2050”. Soon after the announcement of topic everyone starts chirping like birds as GD topic was quite common and the Expected one. A minute was given to streamline the thoughts and as usual someone fired the first bullets as they gave signal to start. As it was the common topic and everyone know or have some or other point to speak, so it converted in to chaos. Understanding the situation, the panel stopped the discussion after 5 min and ask everyone to put there point one by one. I already made my mind and ready with the Points which I want to speak. I was not in hurry as it was pertinent from the time frame that everyone is going to get time to speak on topic. I was the fifth person to speak in a group after almost 10 minutes and putting forth my views. Everybody was through with the stuff available with them and selection panel asked everyone to start again and sum up the discussion in next 5 minutes. We were done and patiently waiting for other groups to finish as GD was an elimination round. Soon the results were unveiled and 30 candidates were called for PI. I was one among them. INTERVIEW PROCESS: I was interviewed at 11 PM. It was a normal interview started with “Tell me something about yourself”. I have given my introduction started with my native place, education, family. I spoke about the strengths in synch with the learning's I had and how did it help. This question was almost stretched to 5-7 minutes. The other questions were: Why did you choose MBA after BCA Why not MCA? Arrange 4 P's According to the Priority or importance. Why this Sector? Why this company? Tell about Companies profile? What First thing comes to your Mind when you see or hear Videocon? It was a smooth transition and I was grilled on same. In the End, He asked me a few HR related questions: like “What is your expected salary “and Are you Comfortable With PAN India location :- Esp Mumbai Or Delhi. So my answer to this question was, as it is already disclosed that how much package you are going to offer, so I am fine with the same package. When he asked me about the location my answer was “ I am comfortable with Any Location, the only concern is I should get the Compensation Accordingly. He also asked me about my marriage plan- My answer was at least 2 Year I would Concentrate on my profession


Recent Posts By Others Finally they ended up with the questions that being a Girl are you comfortable with sales or marketing Profile. Interview process ended around 12.00 midnight with B'day celebration of Panel Member and we were told that result will be announced in4-5 days. Finally I got good news after 11 days when we were practicing for Drishti Competition and I was one among 6 selected candidates. MY SUGGESTIONS: Be confident, have patience & believe in yourself. Be honest with yourself and lie in aarticulative manner. Prepare for HR questions Be clear with the Basics & the Concepts.. My Best wishes to all my juniors Regards

Manoj Tarani I am Mr. MANOJ TARANI Roll number TM09-8030, from class BITM-DUAL A , from BITM , academic year 2009-11 passed out on APRIL 2011. My specialization is in 'MARKETING AND FINANCE'. My postal address is: sindh enterprises Rishi market G.T. road ETAH(UTTAR PRADESH) I was looking forward for campus placements since I joined the college. I experienced it for 4.5 months and I want to share it with my juniors so that they get to learn more. Getting a campus placement is the ultimate wish of every individual. The reason i joined this college was due to its good placement opportunities and exposure given to the students. The campus placement starts in the third semester in the month of September .Many people look forward to get selected. It was the first time that many of us were sitting for the campus placements and it was the first time that many of us were going to face the corporate world. THE SENTIMENTS Getting a job shows the result of all the hard work we do for 2 years. Naturally our sentiments are attached to the occasion. I was eagerly waiting for the moments when I will be informed that I am placed. I used to dream for that moment for days and days. And when the moment came it felt like a dream


Recent Posts By Others come true. I was placed with the profile I always wanted. I want to thank the college for working so hard for me and with me. During the process the emotions were very high. We had to give a good result to our parents of all the money they had spend on us. A lot of responsibilities were on us in future and we had to stand up to it. Sometimes the time went very unlucky for me but still i was never disheartened because i knew that i will have my day. I always feel that there is a day for everybody. I will suggest my juniors to wait in patience for their day. Because according to me luck plays a very crucial role. THE EXPERIENCE THAT YOU CHERISH I feel that we should always be positive about the result. Atleast I was. I knew that my hard work and luck will play their game very soon. I was very confident throughout the process and I felt that I am very near to my goal. In some of the interviews I reached till the final process and then I was rejected but I still felt that if not this interview then some other. In one of the company i even went to HYDERADAD for the final process but was rejected in the final interview after going through a lot many stages. For the g.ds i would like to suggest that students should pay attention to their content and their body language. Being too aggressive cold be very harmful for you. But the volume of your voice should be high , the tone should be polite. Try to become the leader in the group. For interviews one thing should be kept in mind that you have to sell your skills to the person in front of you. You have to show him as he wants to see an employee at that position. Hence it is very necessary to understand the profile properly. I would also suggest that the students should read about the company on internet and also gather information about the sector in which it is working. THE COMPANY'S PROCESS The whole process is designed very systematically. Group discussions followed by interviews. Group discussions had different groups with 8-12 members in them. Atleast 1-2 members were selected from each groups and they entered into the next round of interviews. They could be as small as 5 minutes or as long as half an hour. After this the results may be declared that very day or later by the pat team. I sat in about 15 processes. The process of one of the company was most tough and challenging because nobody from our seniors have ever been able to reach the finals. When the company is giving presentations the students should be very attentive. The students should also as about the breakup of the of the salary at the time of company's presentation. Negotiation if possible could be done at the time of interviews. The whole process will take a day. At times it also be boring and tiring to wait. But this is also a test of our patience and will power. G.D. TOPICS Topic could be randomly selected. The topics which I faced were as follows: i)is u.s the nuclear power of the world ii) 2g spectrum scam


Recent Posts By Others iii) commonwealth games iv) unemployment in india v) technology in management vi) should uniforms be compulsory in schools and colleges vii)is westurnisation destroying our society INTERVIEW QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Most of the questions were: i)tell me about yourself ii)who is your role model iii)what is marketing iv) sell this pen or other things to me v) g.k questions , current affairs Most of these topics are current or related to the management field. Hence it is important to read the newspapers daily so that our general knowledge is updated. During the g.ds be very patient, to the point and cooperative. If you don't know anything then listen to others firstly before jumping into the discussion too early and speaking non sense. After listening to others get an idea about the topic and decide your points and then enter the g.d. .sometime people speaking in the end gather more attention. QUESTIONS AT THE TIME OF INTERVIEW Be prepared for a few questions like: i) Explain yourself in a few words or give your introduction ii) Why did you do MBA iii) Why do you want to join our company iv) What do you understand by the profile we are offering v) Will you be able to do sales vi) What are the qualities of a good salesperson vii) Where do You want to see yourself after 5 years viii) Your dream company Other questions could be on academics or current affairs or about the sector to which the company belongs. I would like to suggest that if you do not know the answer then politely say 'no' instead of giving wrong and stupid answers. Do not give very long answers. Keep your answers correct and short. Interview is the best chance of talking to the company personally. There will be no one except you and the interviewer or interviewers. This could make you afraid too .but this is a golden chance to present yourself without the fear of the crowd. THE OFFER LETTER The offer letter consist of a brief about the profile , the breakup of salary, post that will be offered , company's aims and the letter is to be signed and submitted to the pat team. Read the offer letter carefully. Understand everything before signing it. The PAT team will help you to understand it.


Recent Posts By Others Specially check the profile and the breakup of the salary. Keep the offer letter safely with you. I wish all the very best to all my juniors for their campus placements.

Manorama Behera I am Manorama Behera Roll Number: TM-09-8129 BITM 2009-2011 batch. Specialisation:Marketing& Telecom(Dual -B) I was placed in company- 35 My campus placement experience: Campus placements was an unforgettable part of life at sbs. There were so many emotions so many knowledgeable experiences that became a part of my life during this time. If i remember correctly after the durga puja somewhere around october last week started our campus placements. I was sad reason being i always knew that my campus placement will start from december only. I missed the 1st 50 companies that came on campus due to my backlogs. During this time many good companies that were every-body's dream came to campus like ifb, hypercity, bajaj alliance etc..i was hurt time and again with all my roommates preparing for gd's and pi's pressing sarees and spending on cosmetics while i was solving qt questions.backlog then was really a curse to me. Time went by and people got placed..some of them had early joining too so they went to their respective locations. But i was still struggling for placements. When i cleared all my backlogs and was finally allowed to participate in the campus placement process i found scarcity of good companies. But later on i realized just because i was too choosy i missed out companies those were offering great packages and good work profile. The most memorable experience that i will always cherish in my life is of those days when we'll study and prepare about current topics and general knowledge till 1o'clock at night and then have to be present at audi next morning at 7 am sharp. Those foggy mornings when bhau ki tapri was our breakfast and lunch spot. I'll like to share 1 experience when croma, which is also called as infinity retail was on campus . The gd topic that was asked to our group was


Recent Posts By Others "organized retail won't work in india". This was my most loved topic. But i didn't got a chance to speak. I was so dissapointed that in between the discussion my heart shouted..please let i speak or else i'll walk out of the room. That day i realized nobody gives you chance u have to make your own chance. During the gd's mostly company asked for current affair topics like china vs india,obama visit,organized retail, 3g scam, social networking sites,reality shows, political topics on fixing responsibility. Like i remember there was a topic “who is responsible for poor democratic governance currupt ministers or people who elect them� I also would suggest juniors to find out meanings of different words which may not be relating to their stream like once my gd topic was bigamy and me being from commerce back ground didn't knew this so i couldn't speak anything. The pressure was huge..the 3rd semester exam, the 2nd sem backlogs and 4th sem classes.i was worried with the peer pressure also,it was really very hurting being the cr of class and missing the farewell party just because you didn't got placed. But our pat team, i'm thankful to them. I'll again take this opportunity to thank my juniors who called day and night and made their best efforts for getting us all placed. I still remember the tears that were wiped by them on rejection and the hands that wished me good luck for every company i sat for. I'm really thank-full to bala sir, vignesh sir, kawal mam my family and friends who were a constant source of motivation. I was shortlisted after gd's in 17 companies but couldn't make it in pi's. Mostly in pi's the question asked was u have a specialization of telecome and marketing so which is your major and minor specialization and what subjects have you studied in telecome? I would take this opportunity to request bala sir to change the specilization name from telecome and marketing to marketing and telecome so that it will be easier for the companies to relate our cv and the fact that no technical telecome subjects are taught to us. Every time this question was asked i had not answered because i didn't know what the answer could be. But then for the company i was placed for this question i answered the case studies that was releted to telecome industry taught to us in strategic management class.


Recent Posts By Others So i realized that it is not necessary that you should answer only giving example that was relating to the topic, similar example if explained correctly can be provided from other fields also. Another thing that i realized was you are not interviewed by the hr, you carry your own interview. That is the hr ask you general questions that he ask the other student managers also. But it depends on the answer that decide the next set of questions. Hence the student manager should always try to answer in such a way that the next question is easy to answer. Coming back to my experience‌ It was april and i lost all hopes that i'll get placed from campus.i started searching for jobs out in pune, mumbai and other places. But finally the sky was clear..people say their is a silver lining in cloud but for me cloud was gifted by an angle. I dressed up for an off campus interview and road a bus to chakann, pune then came a call from bitm placement cell which said you need to report to pat now as kawal mam wants to meet you. I couldn't miss my interview though i tried to know the reason but it was a lovely surprise from pat team go-getter bitm pat friend who finally told that i was placed. I was unable to speak when kawal mam handed over me the offer letter. That day i cried with my heart out..but this time these tears were of happiness and joy. FINALLY I COULD POST IN MY FACEBOOK WALL... THE SHOWSTOPPER MADE IT AT LAST...THANK U ALL...... still getting goose bums thinking of those moments.... THAT WAS MY CAMPUS EXPERIENCE THANK YOU ManoramaBehera


Recent Posts By Others Mansa Thakuriya I am MansaThakuriya Registration number:TM09-8031; BITM:2009-2011Batch. Specialisation:Marketing& finance(Dual -A) I placed in company A( Before this I was in the final round of 4 companies & were out from more than this.) Most of the companies who took aptitude, it was of the level of R.S.Agarwal. Many GD topics were from current affairs then management topics came & then abstract ones .Most of topics which I came across are as follows: Wilikeaks Corruption ( 2G scam) Affect of recession on Indian IT Industry Indian railway budget Reservation Privatisation Learnings from Lagaan My pink payjama Indo –Pak relations Most of HR ask one and the same ques: Why MBA? Why marketing? Why this college? Where do you see yourself after 5 years,10years? Situational questions In the technical interview round , generally following questions are being asked: SWOT analysis of respective industry Wht do you mean by market share & market capital? Draw the curve of demand-supply Questions related with project How to calculate 'brand value' Etc.. Most of case studies check your intelligence of using management theories well , for that the concept of SWOT analysis, Ansoff matrix, Portal 5 force model, different cost estimation techniques need to be known, along with this the probability is also very helpful for solving case studies. Concepts of marketing,


Recent Posts By Others market research, economics are very useful for solving this. We prepared well but destiny day came as it had to .For the same we were being helped by college to boost ourselves & were prepared the best. I would like to share my experience of rejections first: 1)In company 1, when I was in final round they asked me questions related with Telecom which I was not awaredof . The questions were 'Difference between GSM & CDMA' What do you mean by IP TV . Some puzzles, As, I couldn't solve them . 2)In company 2, though I had good technical round but I was very straight forward for HR question e.g. one of the HR questions they asked me was 'Do you passionate about sales?' 3)In company 3, I was out from the last 3rd round of Thomas test. It was based on the number of questions you attend with accuracy in a minute time, I attempted more questions & lost the track of accuracy. 4) I company 4,they put me on hold. Reason being I performed well in their case study ,GD& 2nd interview round but in the final round with the I was very nervous so couldn't make out that.(Lack of confidence) But after every round I learnt from my mistakes & worked harder with the hope I would make it next time. The placement process for the company A was of 2months duration. Placement process was having 5 rounds & the time gap between second round & third round was around 1.5 month. The rounds were as follows: 1)First Round : Shortlisting of CV( on the basis of 70% throughout score).In this round we just got the news that we are being short listed for the second round. 2)Second Round: This was an aptitude round. They focused on person's behavioural aspects, values etc for selection though it also comprises of all the parts of aptitude i.e. reasoning, english, maths, general awareness. It was in Feb. This was a shortlisting round. It took place offcampus. 3)ThirdRound:This was GD. GD venue was their Mumbai office.Four students were in this round.GD topic was 'MBA a meal pass or not'. I was very calm & listening everyonesview.Got chance to speak only twice. I gave some statistics in my points. This was concluded well after 10min discussion.Not a shortlisting round.It was in March. 4)Fourth Round: Interview was totally based on situational questions,likesdislikes.It went for 30-40mins. Following questions were being asked by the


Recent Posts By Others interviewer: Which subject you like & dislike most & why? What kinda people you like & dislike to work with ? Do you favoureuthenesia? Here, if this situation is faced by you for your near & dear one , will you do this? What do you mean by goal? What do you mean by success? Are you a good listener or speaker? Most difficult decision of your life? Situational question: You have got a book which tells that whole Earth will get destroyed if you won't kill an innocent perrson,in such situation what would be your step? Here, you can't kill yourself & if you won't kill anybody, lots of people life will be at stake. There is one peon in your office, he is not doing his job well. Now you took action that he has to resign because after lots of discussion &warning ,he is not getting the right path.When you told him this he threatened that he will commit socide. What will you do then? If you have got one crystal , which will give you what you want.Sowhats that one thing you will ask to get? I was listening him calmly & confidently put my views across .I was able to convince the interviewer. I found they focused on my hobbies , academics section of my CV .While interview I asked lots of questions regarding my profile , his opinion regarding the question he asked me , his guidelines for my career growth etc.At the end of the interview he told that if I would be short listed I would have to give one IQ test. 5)Thomson Test: I got shortlisted for this ,that I came to know about 2days back of my interview . Only two students were able to appear in it. It is for IQtest. It went for around 30-45mins. It needs concentration,as questions were very easy. After 2days of this,I came to know that I made it at this time .Even after so many failures . The period which I had spent till March was of sheer pressure but I didnt let myself down,I tried everything best I could do for myself so as to keep me hopeful & move ahead. I believed that the best is waiting for me. This helped me to perform better every next time.Thus I made it. Dear Junior , Wish you all the best! BalajiansRocksss!!!!


Recent Posts By Others Er. Mayank Agrawal I am Er. Mayank Agrawal Registration Number. TM098306, from Class Telecom, Division D from BITM, from the academic year2009-11, passed out in Apr 2011. My specialization is in Telecom & IT. I am finally placed in Company XYZ. Here is my placement story mentioned below. Placements‌. It all started from the time I was in 10th standard. Choosing correct line, getting into good college for UG and then take a company on which you built your career. Well I was among some of those who decided to do PG just after UG. It was a good decision and getting into BITM is JOB WELL DONE. Getting into SBS is in itself an achievement and also cracking one of the best companies is the other one. From the time I entered in BITM, my main focus was on how to crack some good companies and how to get going in my corporate life. As the placement season began, heartbeats gets going fast and fast. I appeared in some of the initial companies but they were not those of whom I used to dream. Then came the day when due to a back, I wasn't able to sit for the further placements. Then came the big sharks and I can only see them passing by like Infosys, L&T, RPG etc. Being in Telecom management, the companies were very selected and also as the time passed by, the frequency of companies coming to the campus was reducing. But I have some of the mutual faith in me, my college and also on the management of the college. The time I became eligible was in Jan but that was not my final destiny when one of my dream company Pipal Research came for placements. I cleared four rounds in it and came the fifth round where I was rejected out of the six round it conducted as a placement procedure. But after that came the big day when World's largest passive infrastructure company XYZ visited campus for placements. During this placement time, we all flat mates were in a continuous process of motivating each other and always looked at the positive outcomes from these processes. During the entire placement season, we used to sit across the campus and help the classmates, constantly motivate them, just chill them out. XYZ coming for placement was in itself the outcome of hard work and dedication shown by PAT team. The first round was resume shortlisting in which they selected electronics and electrical students. The second round was GD where I was in the first round. In the GD round, we were given two case studies and about 10 minutes time to prepare for the questions mentioned in the GD paper. Then started the GD after ten minutes of focused study and I was quite confident as I was good in solving case studies. There were 12 applicants per GD round and the case study talked about renewable energy sources and second one consisted of efficiency from energy sources used. Basically the matter was talking about the


Recent Posts By Others tower business. The GD started well and I was a keen listener till four people presented with their views. Then I entered in the GD with a point that was against all four and was a reality as they were talking about solar and wind energy in areas where there is very low wind speed. From our group of twelve people, 3 were shortlisted for PI. That was a relief to hear my name in the list of candidates qualified for PI. Then came the real fight and the last one of the selection process. The PI panel consisted of Head Acquisition india, Head HR, Head technology for XYZ limited and two persons from HR as well. When I entered into the PI room, I was the sixth one to enter out of 19 shortlisted candidates for PI and I was quite nervous but I calmed myself up by taking a little bit long route to reach the HOT seat of PI. They started up with basic questions about my qualifications and also family background. Then they asked me about my hobbies and rest of the questions came out from that only. As I have designed my resume where my strengths were mentioned under many heads in some or the other way. They asked me questions on Football with regards to one of my hobby and they also asked me to relate football with tower industry. I answered them by mentioning that the number of missed goal opportunities are more then the scored ones and that implies in real life too where if we misses some of the half chances, we should not be under pressure rather we should move forward and convert the other half chances into a goal as you misses out 100% shots that you don't take. So just try and grab everything and every opportunity that falls in your way. Then I was asked about my past job experience of what I was generally supposed to do and I guess they were just checking the sense of responsibilities I have gone through and also role clarity. Also they talked about the workshops I have conducted in various engineering colleges related to robotics and embedded systems. I told them about various challenges I faced like talking to management of the colleges, presenting PPT and live demo of the robots we were conducting training on. Then the interview ended and I was asked to wait outside. As the waiting time was increasing, the heartbeat was also going up and I was feeling like in the middle of an Island left with people who do not have any idea of which way to go. As the PI got over, nerves of everyone present in the room got high and everyone was holding his/her nerves. The time came which was most awaited for that is the result and the final list of the selected candidates. As they read my name I was OMG‌. Finally I got placed and 13 candidates were recruited by XYZ for different location all across India. We were asked to sign the offer letter and as the recruitment team left, there were hugs and wishes all around the room and the energy that was getting stored finally blasted with YES‌ I got placed, we got placed and that was one of the memorable day of my life in SBS. I would like to thank all the coordinators and PAT team for all their efforts.


Recent Posts By Others Meenakshi Pradhan I am Meenakshi Pradhan Roll Number –TM 09 8275 Balaji Institute Of Telecom and Management - Dual D ( Telecom ) Academic Year 2009-2011 My time spent with Balaji Institute Of Telecom and Management has been wonderful and enriching. It gave me the exposure which will surely help me to grow and progress not in my career but also in personal life. Having said that Balaji also facilitated my career growth through campus placement. However, when I joined BITM a lot questions went through my mind. Questions like whether have I taken the right decision? Will I be able to get good placements? Will I be able to prove myself in this totally new environment? And things like that. But today as I look back I see that Balaji society has given me much more than what I would have ever desired. Apart from knowledge, it has given me the strength and stamina to fight with this cruel world outside which is filled with so called sharks, it has taught me very basic yet very powerful lessons of life as how to respect and appreciate others. I would like to salute the efforts of Bala sir whose strong vision and leadership has transformed many lives and would continue doing it in futures to come. I still remember those long hours of sitting in auditorium and watching Mahabharata episodes and cursing myself, those extended classroom sessions and no holiday concept. But today I understand the importance of those times when my days in the office extend to 11:30 p.m. in the night. It was all done to prepare ourselves. The pain which we took that time is now a blessing for us. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my mentors in the Balaji Society for giving me such courage to stand where I am today. My campus placement experience is as follows: First of all, I want to thank BITM Placement Team (2009-2011 Batch) for their hard work during the whole Placement season. They worked day and night for our Placement....Thanks A lot Guys! Without your efforts it would not have been possible for us... !!!!!!!!! The placement season is the time we all dream for when we join MBA college. The fever of Placement season rises up as the time comes close by. It was 18th of September, 2010 when our Bala Sir announced in the auditorium that the journey towards our destiny would begin from tomorrow onwards, the journey full of anticipation and anxiety, the journey of Campus Placements 2010..... ‘Every painting is not a master-piece, until they get the master-strokes.' For us these strokes were Bala sir's scolding as well as the patting. He often made us realize were we lag behind and should work upon it. I started my preparation from 3rd semester when we came across the plethora of HR meets.


Recent Posts By Others There we could listen direct from the horse's mouth about the industry demands and current scenario. I used to jot down important sayings and data from their presentations to add-on to my database. My campus placement was a bit different from the normal one which is followed though out the industry. My placement process was in fact quite simple; the company shortlisted few people and asked them to create a presentation on Mobile Marketing. Around 3 to 4 people were selected for telephonic interview post which I was selected for the interview with my reporting manager. The reason presentation was for asking to prepare presentation on Mobile Marketing is that the company is primarily into Mobile VAS business. The presentation I made included all the aspects of Mobile Marketing in India and abroad. Mobile marketing being at a very nascent in India requires a much targeted approach. The presentation also included all the latest technologies used in the field of mobile marketing. The ppt was in the form of a story explaining how mobile effects our day to day life and how it can be used effectively. Mobile is not only a device to communicate but also the most efficient mode of connecting with people. Mobile is the best method of mass communication. Some of the points included in the presentation are as follows: 3G Services -Mobile Music and Video -Mobile Gaming and Health -Mobile Banking/Commerce -Mobile Web browsing Indian Customer Diverse Customer Profile Speak 30 different languages Highly granular segments with fragmented preferences – highly price sensitive, HNIs etc. Different usage profile – use of mobile just for making calls, using mobile for business on the move High expectation with respect to coverage reach and quality of signal Decreasing ARPU High MOUs Market is characterized by Very high YOY customer growth High revenue growth New Marketing Advertising methods: WAP Campaigns: Site tagging. Vortals: Web portals that can be entirely accessed by voice. Advergaming: Here games are visually and thematically linked to the brand or product.


Recent Posts By Others ARBT: Advertorial Ring Back Tone. Sponsorship of Zones: Through this a Brand can have its own space in the mobile. Brand Zones: It is a mobile zone normally on CDMA phones. Local Advertising: Map based. Video Advertising: HTML 5 Technology >InWAP: Ads that play within the web page. >PreWAP: Ads that that auto play when a web page is downloaded on a mobile screen. iAd: By Apple. Allows software developer to display advertisements with the application. My interview was again on the basis of the points mentioned above. I would like to wish all the best to the junior Student Managers for their placement.Always believe in your abilities & don't get tensed about the placements as Bala sir & Dimple Ma'am will leave no stone unturned for getting you all placed.Don't compromise on your academic knowledge ever . I wish & pray Balaji Society grows by leaps & bounds & placements get even better for years to come.WishingBalaji Society all the luck & success. Thanks & Regards MeenakshiPradhan

Meet Girish Shah I am Meet Girish Shah Registration Number- TM 09 – 8130 Balaji Institute of Telecom & Management (Dual B) Batch : 2009-11 Campus Placement… A period when a mix of expressions can be seen on the faces of the students.Some happy faces of the students who got placed, some sad faces of the students who didn't. Some excited faces of the students who got the news of their dream company visiting the campus, some dull faces who didn't get any such news. I would like to share my experience in details and I am pretty sure, this will be beneficial to everyone. During My placement period, The only questions that were troubling me day and night were – How to get placed? What special and unique preparations should I do?


Recent Posts By Others These questions were troubling me every now and then, but I was just thinking on it with no possible action on this question. It would not be correct if I say I started the preparation since the very first day. The first year was very jubilant as we came into a new ambience with new dreams and ambitions, but at the same time it was very hectic and tiring. But these hectic schedules proved to be a boon to us when we went for our interns. I did my interns in TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES. There I realized when other interns were frustrated due to overload of work, I was able to easily sail through it because of our corporate commando training. Before the placement season starts, you need to make up your mind. I would like to request you to kindly decide what you want from a job: profile, money, brand name or a work culture. It will help you not to deviate from your decision while selecting a company you wanted to opt for. My Campus Placement was one of the best things that ever happened to me. Although at first it didn't seem so happening, I always wanted to crack the 1st Company, as it offered an exciting package as well as the best Job Profile. I thought that getting through the 1st company will make everything easy, as there were no rules & criteria. But it somehow didn't happen. I could not get through and my dream to get placed in the beginning got shattered. I could not sit for the next 5 - 10 companies, because I had a backlog in Quantitative Techniques, and those few days were the toughest days of my life. While I was going through the pain of seeing everyone getting placed one after the other in first few companies, I suddenly got a call from my best friend and he said I've cleared my backlog exam. I could not understand what he said at first as I was half asleep, and when I did, I was so very happy. Immediately got ready and went to the auditorium, to listen to the announcements for the next companies in the campus. When I entered the auditorium, it felt like a completely different place from what it seemed like a month back. My placement was a wonderful experience. I went through the process of 4 companies in search of a JOB and finally the day had come when I heard that a company that helps people in getting jobs is coming to campus for recruiting some student managers. I cleared the initial stages and rounds of all the three companies I appeared for, but my only weakness was a One – to – One conversation which led to rejections in the personal interviews. It was 9 am and we all were sitting in an auditorium, waiting for the company executives to come and deliver the PPT, which basically includes company's services, industry, market presence, growth component and work culture, job profile, location and at last but not the least is the package.


Recent Posts By Others I was pretty excited as well as anxious to be a part of the placement process of a listed company. The process started at 10 AM in the morning. This was a pool campus process where not just the students of SBS, but the student managers of 4 other colleges participated. The total number of students who appeared for this process for around Three Hundred. This process included a pre-placement presentation by the National Head, An Aptitude test , 3 rounds of Group Discussion and 2 rounds of personal interviews. The Aptitude test was a test for Initial screening of the candidates where the scrutinizing factor was the presence of mind. The Aptitude test was a very tricky one. Very few people could actually crack the aptitude test and I was one of those lucky ones to have cracked it. The selected students were then aligned for three rounds of Group Discussions. My GD topics were – Blue Sky ( Here we were just supposed to express our views about what do we feel when we look towards the blue sky) Indian Media is Yellow (Here I was in favor of the topic and was speaking with the firm example of INDIA TV which has changed the complete meaning of the term – “NEWS Channel”. And The darkest hour ( Here we all were supposed to find out the worst moment in our life and describe it without any hesitation or embarrassment.) The judges were the Vice President – Sales and the National Head of the company. I tried being myself in the Group discussions and spoke whatever I felt about the topic without being much diplomatic. This was the soul reason I could crack all the Group Discussions easily. Finally I reached the final Interview round with the National Head of the company. The Interview was just a 2 minute conversation between both of us. He started the interview with the most generic question – Describe yourself. I replied to it and he was quite impressed with that. The interview was more inclined towards my resume than my academics. The final question he asked was – Did you see the compensation structure and are you satisfied with it? As soon as I said YES to that question, I got one of the most wonderful moments in my life when he said – Congratulations… See you in Hyderabad. So this was my personal experience that I went through. I am thankful to Bala Sir, PAT, the college for all their efforts and Hardwork I would like to thank Sri Balaji Society for giving me a wonderful platform to express myself and for making me what I am today.


Recent Posts By Others Meetu Gupta I am Meetu Gupta Registration No.-TM09-8276 Batch-2009-11 Class-Dual D Specialisation-Telecom College-BITM. I had a great campus placement experience. Though I got placed Off Campus. It was the month of November when the first company came for Telecom. There were the criteria for appearing in the company. l B.E in Electronics or Electronics & Telecom. l Throughout First Division. The first step of company process was short listing of CVs. So it was obvious my CV was not short listed as my B.E. is in Computer Science. There were number of companies that visited the college campus. Since I have done my B.E. in Computer Science, so many companies did not even shortlist my C.V itself. Many companies came and went, recruiting and rejecting. I was able to clear the written test and G.D of many companies .Almost all companies took G.D, some companies used to look the content of the topic while some looked just for communication skills. The G.D Topics were l The current scenario of Telecom Industry in India. 2G Scam. l How you can add values to Value Added Services. l Television Shows. l Importance of Education etc. In some companies the GD was more about extempore. If the student was not able to make his/her point in the group the company gave the opportunity to the students to conclude the topic in his/her points. The student even got selected if he/she added good points to the GD. Aptitude, Logical Reasoning and English were the general pattern of written tests. Some company's also had technical written tests. I was not able to make in Interviews. I really tried my level best in the interviews but don't know what used to go wrong. After every interview there used to be some hope of being selected. I faced lot many questions in many interviews. l Define yourself? l Why Telecom after B.E. in Computer Science? l Tell me something about your Strength and weakness? l How much you are active on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn? l How do you relocate yourself? l Why do you want to join our company? l Tell me something about your Family Background?


Recent Posts By Others Please brief on the profile we are offering you? l l Why are you interested in this profile? l What is your Hobbies and Interest? l Who is your role model and why? These were the some HR question. I also appeared for Technical rounds: l Define Telecom? l What do you understand by Networking? l Explain and Draw ETOM Model? l What are the requirements to setup a private networking? l Numerical on IP Addressing? l What in terms Project Management mean? l Do you know the SQL Queries and Database? l Asked to make the SQL query also? l Questions on SAP and ERP? l Do you an idea about what is Knowledge Management? l Compare Indian Telecom Industry and Telecom Industry outside India? l Shortcomings of VAS? l How to improve VAS in India? l Revenue share of VAS? l Reach of VAS in India? Etc. A time came when all my roommates and friends placed from the college campus in the good companies with good package. The time was horrible for me. Hope not to see the same again. This was time when I thought not to depend on college. So I started applying Off Campus. I posted my CV in many job Portals. I started calling my friends for vacancies if they know any their company. I used to visit the companies' website and called if they are looking for any telecom fresher. The placement season was about to end .There was not a single ray of hope and I don't want to go give a wrong start to my career that is why I didn't even appear for any Marketing companies. But beside this there was something in me which always motivated to get I want. The placement season was over and I was left in my class to get placed. I joined Balaji Institute of Telecom and Management (BITM) as Assistant Professor. It was good experience working in college. I really felt shame when my colleagues visited the college for the mark sheet. It was most embarrassing when we had back log papers and I was there, working in the college. I worked there for 3 months. While working in college also I had been putting all my efforts to get placed. Then, a slight ray of Hope began to appear when I called a company and they said that they are looking for the telecom people. I started following them. Then they came to Pune for an interview. I went to give the interview. And the result was out in the evening and I got selected. The story does not end here. I was happy that I got placed now. I was about to


Recent Posts By Others join the company but before that I wanted to visit my Home Town. When I was in my Home I was called for an interview of other company. Reluctantly I gave the interview. I got selected there also with the best profile, best location and best package. And now I am working for the same company. I have Loop Mobile, Vodafone, Kirusa, 2ergo, Celltick as partners. The questions that I appeared Off Campus: l Define yourself? l Why you did not get selected on campus? l What do you think why should we heir you? l Where do you lack from your who got selected before you or on campus? Dear Juniors, I know it used be a painful time, no consolation and nothing can work at that time but don't get dishearten if you don't able to make in the companies. Because as per my belief there is always one special place awaiting just for you. Keeping working hard and have belief in yourself. Never loose your inspiration. Make yourself comfortable with the business news, keep yourself updated. This experience would make you harder and tougher for your future. So, just have the taste of it. All the best Transcenders and Stalwarts for your Bright future.

Mohd Arshad Raza Qadri I am Mohd Arshad Raza Qadri Registration Number TM-09-8131 Class Division Dual C BITM, Academic year 2009-2011 Passed out in April 2011 My specialization is inTelecom I am finally placed in Company AAA Before describing about my placement in AAA Company, I would like to share few more instances that happened to me. My journey stared in BITM with enlightening sessions of Mahabharata, unforgettable sessions of Bam sirs' presentation and a deep rooted dream of getting placed. Before sitting in the process of AAA, I sat in few more companies A,B,C . My confidence was pretty low when I gave my first GD for company A. But gradually my confidence level elevated by clearing more rounds for company B,C. Then a company named AAA came in our campus. As usual we got ready and were called in the Audi for the Company / profile presentation. However


Recent Posts By Others there was confusion in my mind that I didn't want to go to Chennai; as it was one of the POP along with Noida. 1- GD: The process of company AAA consisted of many rounds and included the GD round for both Marketing and Telecom branch. TELECOM batch had to wait till afternoon to get their turn. Finally we were called for the GD round and I was feeling very excited that I got my turn. There were 12 people in my GD group and there were 2 panelists to conduct the GD. There was rectangular table in HRD building and I was sitting across the judges. Topic of the GD was: “BOLLYWOOD MOVIES ON PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED AND ITS EFFECT ON INDIAN SOCIETY” Major discussion points: I thought of initiating the GD but truly speaking I didn't. I wanted to see the flow of the group and I spoke at third number. Following are the major points out of discussion: First member started with some general points about Indian society and its effect on Bollywood movies. Second member picked up and gave an example of one movie Euthanasia came for films like Guzaarish. Then I started by telling about both the positive and negative aspects of movie. Then I said how you take the movie makes it positive or negative. I gave example of "Taarezameen par" and Paa" where the movies have shown that people with such disabilities should be treated well in society. Then everybody started speaking in support or against the point. Then I entered again and give two more points in support of the topic. Then we all were given few seconds to conclude the topic. I took 2, 3 good points of my group member by recognizing them and supporting my words at last. My GD got over. I was somewhat sure of my selection. Finally result came out and I was selected. They took 4 students out of my group. Now second round…. 2- Technical Interview : We had 2 interviews. First was the technical interview, the next was HR interview There was one interviewer in the room. I knocked and entered into the room. Interviewer asked me to sit and I settled down quietly by a smile and thanks. He was looking into my CV. Interviewer: Tell me about yourself? Me: I gave very general description as everybody gives. Interviewer: Tell me about ITIL?


Recent Posts By Others Me: Actually I have done ITIL certification so I had a clear idea about this I explained all the five module of ITIL. Interviewer: Could you please tell me about SS7. Me: I explained him very clearly about all the points related to SS7. Interviewer: Any Idea about OSS? Me : I read this answer just before entering the Room. So I managed to convince him by my answer. Interviewer: Gave me one puzzle. Me: I could resolve that puzzle to 95%.Then interviewer asked me to stop. He was impressed by my attempt. I was smiling and my heart was beating faster than usual… After greeting him, I came out and had some water. 3- HR Interview: I was the first person to be interviewed and the time was 7PM. Interviewer: Tell me about yourself? Me: I gave very general description as everybody gives. Interviewer: Are you comfortable to work 24x7, preferably in night shifts. Me: I said “At this point of time, I am not 100% comfortable in night shifts but I am not resistant to work in night if the work is not monotonous”. Further I explained in this way. "Now days, organizations are working day and night so I have to adjust myself for that culture too”. Interviewer: What have you done special? Me: I tried convincing him with my marks, some extracurricular activities and finally with my daily routine of getting up early and worshiping. But he didn't react and proceeded further with his questions. Interviewer: Are you comfortable with Chennai? Me: I said I have no issue with any location. I am happy to work anywhere. Interviewer: She asked me about the profile for which HCL is going to recruit us. Me: I gave a general description about the profile by saying “ I have not much idea about the profile” I tried relating it with ITIL. She asked me about my family and my interests. Then She asked "Are you comfortable working at night". I said "Yes mam". With this, She said me all the best and let's wait for the results that would be displayed by your placement coordinators tomorrow. The very next day I got a confirmation from PAT Cell about my selection. During the complete campus experience from the first company in the campus to the company in which I got selected I realized that one has to excel in few dimensions which include 1. Communication skills


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General Knowledge Awareness of your interests and strengths Confidence and conviction power Patience

Really it was a wonderful experience to be a part of BITM where I got exposure to showcase my strengths, got support to work out on my weaknesses, got lifetime friends to cherish forever and got to understand the importance of Discipline, Determination and Dedication in all aspects of my life, which is helping me a lot in enhancing my personality and to perform better in my professional life. I wish all my juniors a great career ahead.

Mr. Mohit Bhatia, I am Mr.Mohit Bhatia, Registration Number :8220 , from Class Telecom, Division c from BITM, from the academic year_2009, passed out on_2011, My specialization is in__Telecom& IT, I joined my own business and now running my business very successfully and efficiently. Hello Sir, I am glad to share with you my campus placement experience.. After not clearing GD in RPG and Aptitude in TCS I realized where lag in GD. Content was not a problem for me as I do lot of news paper reading online and offline. I practiced GD with my friends at my flat and concentrated on when to enter in GD and put your point in short duration as we will not be allowed to speak a lot/dominate the group. I gave my hundred percent for preparation on the day before interview .It gave me lot of confidence and self satisfaction .In the beginning I was not able to decide from where to start with but then I divided my time in five different tasks. I concentrated on each one of them step by step. I divided my preparation in Internship Project preparation, HR questions preparation, Enhancing knowledge of IT and Telecom industry, Knowing about Infosys and Enhancing knowledge of Programming languages which I mentioned in my CV.


Recent Posts By Others I had one thing in my mind which was : Even in worst time of recession all our seniors got placed then in such a boom time why should I worry and more over I thought I have well established family business in line where I can use my learning experience of MBA. I got excited and hoped that after i will be eligible good companies will come. In mid of December i became eligible for sitting in the processes. In first few days some good companies arrived in campus but either I was not meeting their eligibility criteria or was not selected. Later on frequency of companies became low. The companies which were now coming to campus were either not very renowned or were not offering satisfactory package or suitable POP, so I became selective in giving confirmation for the companies, in this way I lost the opportunity of sitting in the process of many companies and the few companies for which i sat didn't found me suitable and rejected me. At last in April i lost all my hopes for being placed through campus and started looking for job offers outside the campus. The offers which I got through various job portals were not worthy enough and kept on struggling for some good offer outside the campus till July. Finally in July I went going through my home business. But I went through various good interview experiences where some of HR requested me to have a small talk regarding BITM for 10 minutes. He asked me regarding the quality of intake of students in terms of CAT and MAT percentile and whether we truly follow 60 percent eligibility criteria. I answered 75 percentile and 90 percentile are the minimum cutoff for CAT and MAT respectively at SBS and 60% throughout is must. He then asked me regarding faculties and other facilities which College provides. I answered that faculties from corporate world are excellent and college faculties are also good. I also told regarding seven days a week working policy at SBS. Then he asked me to differentiate between BITM and BIMM. I answered that student managers of BITM have excellent technical knowledge and skills with back support of marketing skills. While the Student Managers of BIMM are masters of Marketing. Then he justified that his requirement was technical MBA's so he is at BITM. My overall experience and key learnings: I learnt a lot from the campus placement experience would definitely like to share here. Our college puts lots of efforts in bringing good companies in the campus. the students here are very fortunate that they get opportunities to sit in best of the companies. It is only in the hands of the students that they take good advantage of the situation. The college provides ample opportunities for grooming the students through various seminars ,meets and various competition as well as makes them better managers through the strict college schedule and other things.Every student should take maximum advantage from these opportunities. Few other things which should be taken care of during your studies as well as


Recent Posts By Others during placement season , such as, one shouls take better care of their health so as not to miss the classes and attendance . During placement season one should brush up their knowledge on not only their subjects but also on whats going around the world and other current affair topics. During GD, its not necessary that if you are aggressive you will get selected or if you have made enteries many nuber of times then it will be beneficial for you. Many companies take agression as negative point. one should keep their cool and should keep valid relevant points. The most essential thing is your confidence. Confidence is required at each and every step, not only during campus placement but also after that. So one should always keep faith in oneself and never lose self confidence. One should be clear about the kind of industry they want to enter but should not became adamant for it. one should be flexible regarding POP and Package.once you have entered the corporate world they will not matter much. one should always strive for good companies but if you get good profile in small company also you must go for it. As far as i have experienced the kind of work or rather work satisfaction and good working environment affects you more than salary and POP. Summing up i would like to say that campus placement is the only means of entry to the corporate world , after that you will get immense opportunities in future. So one should not get very tense and lose their cool over it rather should face with full confidence. Thank you.

Mr. Mohsin Maqbool Zargar I am Mr. Mohsin Maqbool Zargar Registration number: TM09-8134 From class PGDM-B Division B from BITM From academic year 2009-2011 Passed out in 2011 My specialization is in Telecom & Marketing I am finally placed in a consumer durable company. My campus placement experience is as under: I sat in two companies and got placed in second company.


Recent Posts By Others Our campus placements started with a consumer durable giant coming to our campus. Everybody was excited to get into this company, so was I. Everybody had prepared for the company as it the first company on the campus and were trying hard to get into this company. It was last week of September, everybody was ready for the process in the morning. The company had shown the PPT about the roles and the company two days earlier, soon the company representatives came and the process started and the groups were formed. There were 10 people in each group. I was in the third group. Our GD topic was, ''why are companies going rural''. I started the discussion and put in some valid points and was able to make an impact, and I was quiet confident that I will make it, but when the results were announced for the GD, my name was not there. I did not loose heart and started to prepare for the next companies, I kept on reading the business news and updating myself on the current topics. Then came other consumer durable company. It was 22nd October and we had three companies on campus. We were asked to come to auditorium at 8:15 in the morning. The company I got selected in was the second company on campus, it is a well known consumer durable company. The representatives of the company came after 9:30, they were three people. One of them gave a brief presentation about the company, the profile which the company was offering and the compensation and asked for questions if any. Students asked about the company, growth prospects, salary and all sorts of questions, which they answered gladly . After the question answer session, the process started. The process consisted of GD and PI. And soon the groups were formed. Each group consisted of 10 students. I was in the third group. Every body was nervous.As our turn came, we entered the GD room and made ourselves comfortable. Soon we were given the topic for discussion. Our GD topic was ''Was class room teaching relevant with your summer internship'' I did not start the topic ,infact I was the 5th one to speak. People spoke and presented there point of view, some in favor and some against the topic. I spoke in favor of the topic, like how we used the tools and techniques taught to us in market research and also mentioned some of the techniques which were used during the summer internship.


Recent Posts By Others While we were speaking, one of the HR person was standing, he was watching the body language of the candidates. I spoke thrice and concluded the topic. After the GD was over I was quite satisfied with my performance. Once the first process was over the names of the people who were selected for the PI round were announced and I was one of them. we were more than 20 people who were selected for the next round. After a break of half an hour personal interview round started. PI: As we were in the room, waiting for our turn, we were very nervous. Whenever any body came out of the interview room, we all used to ask him what were the question that they asked, so as to get an idea about the interviewer. I was the 10th person to appear for the interview. I entered the room, with three of them sitting there. I wished them and they told me to make myself comfortable. As I sat, they started to ask me questions, one by one. The questions general HR questions, My family background, Why I came out of Kashmir for higher studies And some theory questions. After I answered all these questions upto my satisfaction, they started with the general awareness questions and the political situation in Kashmir. I also answered these questions to may satisfaction and told them about the entire political scenario in Kashmir, about what youth wanted, as I was a regular reader of the business newspapers. Then before leaving, one of them asked me; 'you look very gentle, will you be able to shout at anybody' I answered if the need arises I can. He repeated the same question thrice and every time I said yes. Then he repeated the question for the forth time, will you? I said yes sir I can ( in a louder tone).


Recent Posts By Others The last question he asked me before leaving was; ' if your subordinate has done something wrong which is against the interest of the company, will you fire him?' I first answered that I will see what the situation was, only then I will be able to take any decision. He told me I want the answer in yes or no, And my answer was yes I will. And thus my interview came to an end. My interview continued for 20-25 mins, and I enjoyed every bit of it. The process continued till 8. The results were announced at 8:30, and by that time I had already left home. The coordinators called me up and informed me that I had been selected and that I need to come back to the college for the HR addressal. I rushed out of my room and came back. Nine people out of SBS were selected, six girls and three boys. When I came back, HR gave a speech about the company, about our induction and probable joining dates. Then HR congratulated Us and welcomed Us to the company. I used to read newspapers daily and was updated about the current affairs, that helped a lot during my GD's and also in the interview. My advice to the juniors, is to take there academics seriously and yes read newspapers daily. That not only increases your knowledge in current affairs but also gives you an edge over others when it comes to speaking in a group discussion and putting some valid points. Be adaptable to the change and accept it. I sincerely thank Bala Sir, for giving us an opportunity and exposure to step in the corporate world.


Recent Posts By Others Namita Bajpai Name- Namita Bajpai Roll No. TM109301 Institute- BITM PGDM 'C' Specialization- Telecom & Marketing Hello everyone I got placed on 9th feb 2012 in a leading banking & financial institution. While choosing for companies, I usually preferred brand and the job role they were offering. Our placement process started from the day one first company came to our college. It was a consumer durable firm. Everybody sat for the process's couldn't clear the GD of that company. From there I started to sit in companies those were basically related to banking sector or logistics. Every time I was rejected either in Aptitude test or group discussion. Finally one day I cleared the first two rounds of one reputed logistics company. I was selected for the final HR interview process. But when result came I couldn't make to that company. My Selection Day – Being a B.Com graduate there was always a natural inclination towards banking and financial sector. Finally one leading banking institution came to our college. We all were very excited. There were two rounds-group discussion and Interview. Total number of candidates was around 40 from SBS, and was divided in five groups for group discussion. Before starting group discussion we were asked to introduce each other as a part of process, l introduced one of group member and his hobbies and strength and weakness and same was done by him. The topic for group discussion was 'Is Indian economy heading towards recession�. I took three entries in the group discussion and points raised by me were supported by most of the candidates which proved very crucial as the end of group discussion process I was among selected candidates for interview Interview Questions:Q. HiiNamita how are you feeling?? R you nervous? Me- Hello sir, yeah I am little bit nervous, but it is due to excitement for that interview process. Q. What did you do in summer internship project? Me- I explained them about my summer internship project. It was related to research firm from where I did my internship.


Recent Posts By Others I also explained them my project which I had done in a bank during my graduation. Q. then they passed me a pencil, and told me to sell it? They were impressed by the way I was selling. Then they asked me some questions related to financial domain, they were: What is the D-Mat? What is equity? What are mutual funds, and how they are managed? What are derivatives? What is the difference between equity & mutual funds? I answered all the questions with best of my knowledge and expertise Then they asked me some personal questions, which were: Q. Tell us something about your family background? Q. Define the place from where you belong? Q. What are your hobbies? Q. Tell us about your one strength and one weakness respect to the organization? Then the next round of questions was regarding the location and place of posting, which were; Q. Are you familiar with Mumbai? Me- I said yes and mention the places where my relatives are living. Q. which area would you prefer 2 work? Me- I told them anywhere in western Mumbai. Q. Which area in western line?? Me- Andheri,kandevali. Then finally they asked me, would you like to ask some questions to us?? After one hour the result was declared, and I was placed. it was the most memorable day of my life. I called my parents and gave them that news. they were very happy,nd I was feeling proud for their smile and happiness. Some tips and advices for juniors: - Read and read a lot.Gather knowledge and information about what all is happening around you -Communication is a must. - None of the HR panel knows you better than yourself, so it is better to know your strength and weakness before going for interviews- Thorough preparation of group discussion and interview will give u an edge over others as interview preparation is a long process so you can prepare for it well before starting placement season. - It is necessary to keep yourself up to date with current affairs which proves very crucial- Most of the group discussion topics are current affairs so its


Recent Posts By Others advisable to have a detailed knowledge about current happenings specially in political and business arena. Make it a ritual to fully read anyone of two business news papers which is provided by college. - There is no right or wrong answers but the way you answer is what companies look for – Many students think that companies look for a candidate with correct and pin-pointed answer for every question asked in interview but reality is they never expect right answer every time that definitely doesn't mean you should not give correct answers but your eye contact, body language and voice modulation should also be your differentiating point as these would create a lasting impression in HR's mind. - If you don't know any answer, avoid directly saying I DO NOT KNOW, instead you can use phrases like “I CAN ANSWER IT BUT IT'S NOT HITTING MY MIND RIGHT NOW” which shows you are a thinking person- You should display immense confidence no matter what the situation is, no matter how many people are there in interview panel. Confident candidate is always preferred over others and it should be communicated to HR that you don't lack in confidence. -Sound domain knowledge is essential for interviews- Your fundamentals should be clear as it is expected from you to have sound knowledge and also it comes very handy in interviews where sometimes questions are directly asked on fundamentals. - Sound clarity of thoughts in terms of your career goals and objectives will help you immensely while choosing among visiting companies- you should be very clear regarding your career objective and how you are going to achieve it and your criteria of choosing companies should be clear, logical and specific. - Importance of summer Internship- Summer Internship is an important and integral part of MBA and in campus placements also its importance can't be neglected as many times interviews are only based on summer internship, many companies shortlist candidates based on their internship so the project should be relevant and the selection of company for internship should also be your utmost concern. - Believe in yourself- Lastly just have self belief on your capabilities and hard work. ALL THE BEST


Recent Posts By Others Namrata Poptani Name :Namrata Poptani Registration Number : TM-09-8221 College : BITM Dual : C Specialization : Telecom Batch : 2009-2011 "Balaji Institute of Telecom and Management is NOT a placement agency" are the commonly used words by our Dean -Bala Sir. But if we are a part of Balaji Institute-for sure we have something in different than other colleges. Getting a placement in a company is not a very big thing, but for that you should be clear in terms of your choice and interest. All these words NEVER strike when some XYZ company comes to campus..the one and only thing that comes is "jaldi se placement ho jayeab to bas fir mastikarenge". As, we always are reminded of the words “No stone will remain unturnedâ€?, comes true in the due course of time at Balaji. We at our college are groomed and conditioned to be future Corporate Leaders. All the skill sets are either imbibed in us through the education system followed by our college or through circumstances around us. But finally I feel proud to be a part of Balaji Society. So, the story starts in this way...first company in the campus, every1 prepared to crack the process so as to become a legend and a famous personality...anyways being a Computer Science Engineer I was not allowed to appear for the process, as the company only needed Electronics Engineer, but the process was a GD, then technical interview and then HR interview (which was held at the company's head office at Gurgaon ). But life goes on company's came to campus...I rejected a few n a few rejected me and in this process I got barred for 5 companies for rejecting the ones who could have selected me.....but there is always one for EVERY1...wait for the right time to come‌


Recent Posts By Others I in all appeared for 3 companies in the placement process. In the second company the short listing of the CV's was done on the previous academic records only. So luckily my CV got shortlisted and I appeared for the process. The process included a Technical interview and one HR interview. In the Technical interview the questions were like E-Tom Model, a few puzzles from Shakuntala Devi, Permutation, Combination and a few Probability Questions. My technical Interview got cleared, then I was asked to wait for the HR interview. The questions of the HR Interview included a few tricky questions such as a few questions of demand and supply, what are Gifen Goods and a few related to Economics only. But unfortunately, I was kept on hold. And at last in the night I along with two of my friends was kept on hold. Among three only one person had work experience, so on that basis she got selected and we two were not selected. But in other way not rejected. We heard from somewhere that if any vacancy in that company, we would be preferred. This was the best experience but surely one in which got a great lesson from this experience. I always used to plan that I wanted to get into such a company, where telling the name of the company is just enough and I don't have to back support telling about the company. That dream came true when I got selected in the next company with which I am working presently as well. Mystery gets unfolded with the passage of time..soon my time also came after i was allowed to appear for the companies again..the process of the company was a Technical Aptitude Test- which comprises of Core technical knowledge based questions including frequencies of GSM, CDMA, various frequency bands, hops, satellite and many more..i could recall only this much as of now..and then we had Management Aptitude Test- this test comprises of questions of visual reasoning, logical reasoning, aptitude, data sufficiency and graphical questions..and students were selected on the basis of their scores in both the tests..after that we had a Group Discussion activity- the topics were 3G in India, India and China...in Gd if ur not the initiator..tat is ok but dont be the last one to enter...make urself heard...speak less but have crisp points..your thoughts abtwat u r speaking shud beclear..In the entire Gd..one one sentence could get u selected or rejected..beware of the words u use...n if u follow all this, m sure ur luck will followu..after that all who were short listed by the panel were to hav one more


Recent Posts By Others Gd that was to talk about the company's process from morning in our campus...after tat we had a Technical cum HR interview...the panel had 3 members..Two Guests were taking technical and one was Head HR , who amidst of the technical interview was asking HR related questions...the interview was a cake walk...technical questions were on Etom model, Optical fibers n all...too generic n easy actually...make a point what u speak, speak it up confidently...in the HR interview…being a girl I was asked questions like…am I a career oriented girl or if my dad wants me to get married soon what will be my decision..So, I said surely I vil look for my career first.. but of course family is also important. But everything needs to be done on the right time…i guess this much of tests are enough for a person to get selected...n finally i got into the company where m still working... good luck to evry1 for their Placements.. Its almost an year I have been working with the company, I got selected from college. I would like to thank God, Bala Sir, CRT team, my friends, my family and all my well wishers for helping me to achieve great heights and for supporting me in all the tough times of my life. At last I would like to wish luck to all the student managers a great grand success . You guys should never loose hope and have faith in your competencies because where there is a will there is a way.

Navin Kumar Hi, Name : Navin Kumar Registration No : TM09-8278 Division-D, BITM. Specialization : Telecom Academic Year: 2009-2011 Finally I am Placed in : XYZ Technologies It was the month of March when I got placed in XYZ Technologies and by that time 75% of the placements were done by Sri Balaji Society. Placements started from November but due to my back log papers of previous semester I could not sit for the placements till December. When I became eligible for the placements almost 20 companies already came to the campus for Telecom batch and I could not sit in those placements due to my negligence in clearing backlog papers. From January onwards I started sitting for the placements.


Recent Posts By Others I sat in almost 10 company's campus placements. GDs were conducted in the first round. I cleared six out of ten GDs. The six companies in which I cleared the GD had other rounds which I could not clear. Some had technical interviews after the GDs and some had HR round next. The Group Discussion Topics which were given by the companies for our Telecom batch which I faced were as1. 3G Services in India 2.CDMA/GSM 3.Infrastructure for 3G 4.VAS 5. Blackberry Mobiles future 6.3G Bid 7. VPN 8. Why MBA after Engineering 9. Joint family/Nuclear family 10.Social Networking Sites 12. Urban/Rural telecom market 13. 2G Scam I started preparing for the campus placements keeping telecom vertical in my mind. I used to read The Economics Times and Business Standard provided by the college and also brush up my telecom knowledge along with the marketing concepts .But it Is said everyday is not yours so in spite of clearing the GDs or some rounds of Interviews, I could not clear all the rounds of 1 company which was meant for me till the big day. I was selected by a company of Telecom vertical and they offered me a post of Business Development Manager with an annual package of 4lakhs ctc + incentives (thanks to SBS CRT Team for carrying the placement process with same energy for so long). Around 40 people sat for the campus placement of this company. Round 1 . : GD (Topic)-Technology, a boon or a bane 5 groups were made. 4 people including me were selected. Majority of them were for the topic but I threw light on both the aspects and concluded the topic in front of the moderator. Round 2 . : Technical Round-Questions related to - VPN - WIFI - Networking - Switches - Bridges - LAN - Cabling were asked


Recent Posts By Others 2 people including me were selected They were not interested to hear the line by line definitions or meanings , just they wanted to know whether I had knowledge and understanding of the same. Round 3. : HR The only candidate selected for the company was me. Various questions were asked by the HR, like Q-Tell me about your family and background Ans -We are a family of four. My father is AGM in Central Bank Of India, currently posted at Pune. My mother is a housewife. My elder brother is Regional Manager at Otis Elevators, Pune Q-That means you are reluctant to work outside Pune Ans-No Sir, that is not the case. I am ready to work at any location where company sends me. Yes it would be more convenient for me to work at Pune Q-What makes you different from others/why should we take you Ans- Sir ,I have great convincing power and have made people accept my terms willingly and this will definitely help in the field of sales and marketing. Besides this I am a self motivated person and don't need any body to go around me for completion of the responsibility assigned. Q-How you are going to benefit the organization, bring revenue as we are hiring you for Business Development which means Customer Acquisition and Customer Handling Ans-My convincing power ,positive attitude, and quality of maintaining relations will help me in my task Q-Are you ready to go for sales and marketing, you are a technical person Ans-Sir,I feel bringing revenue/business for the company is the most important task which requires person of great personality and persona .I am very much available to do sales and marketing in my sector.After all every product or service is meant for selling only.. Q.You are in such a situation, how will you react(Various scenarios were given and the main focus was to check the truthfulness, sincerity, loyalty and belongingness of the candidate) Q-For how long will you continue with the company Ans-I will like to be associated with the company as long as the company feels that I am worth my position and contributing to its growth and expansion..Loyalty and ownership qualities are deeply rooted in my personality.. Learning for my juniors; 1. Never let your confidence go down whatever may be the situation, fight till the end. Do not be demotivated even if you are the last one left for the campus placements. You have to keep faith in yourself that you have something in you which is not exactly coming at the right time. In simple words face the challenge bravely(Tight Raho) 2. Follow the college rules, it will immensely help you in your corporate career.


Recent Posts By Others You will find yourself superior to the masses. 3. Read the newspapers provided by the college in your leisure time. Current Affairs are very much beneficial for your content building. 4. Do not be careless in clearing the papers of PGDBM course, it is seen mainly in engineering students that they have the habit of carrying backlog papers which can prove fatal in placement seasons.. So try to clear your papers in the current semester. 5. Always maintain 90%+ attendance in the college. This will not let you down when placement criteria are fixed by the college. This will also help you to remain disciplined in you work as no company accepts employee who takes unnecessary holidays. 6. Do not mug up the chapters of telecom or even marketing, try a understand the concept and link it to some examples/events/scenario etc. It will help you in your interviews 7. Try to work on your physical fitness, it adds to your personality. Corporate world is vast open for hard and smart working people. 8. Never feel that campus placement is the end of world for you. Believe me it is just a start. Go ahead, have a smile on your face and as said by me “Face the Challenge Bravely�. When I joined the company as stated by me I was given a post of Development Manager and in these 11 months I have got an appraisal in the salary as well as a growth in my career. I am now working as a Senior Manager in the same company and this was possible only due to knowledge, exposure, discipline, dedication and sincerity which was injected in my blood in our 2 years of stay at Sri Balaji Society. I am sure these qualities which we have incorporated in us at SBS will take us high and high in our career. Myself and my elder brother are alumni of SBS and every time we get a chance we show loyalty to our college by helping its cause of securing candidates' (rather family member's as said by Bala Sir) future.I am very thankful to MrV.T.Vignesh, Deputy Director, BITM as he has been a guide/mentor for both the brothers for the past 5 years. After joining my company when the requirement came for Summer Interns it was me who insisted my Company to take Balaji students for Summer Internship. Three of my juniors of BITM were in my team last summer. My elder brother Praveen(2006-08) batch BITM, Regional Manager at Otis Elevators has already taken 1 candidate this season as Management Trainee, OTIS and soon my company will also visit the campus for placements. Balaji Society has given a lot to our lives. The 3 qualities which were taught at BITM namely


Recent Posts By Others 1.Discipline 2.Dedication 3. Determination will keep us distinguished from the crowd .Everything that we learnt and experienced at Balaji Society will help us in fulfilling our future goals. Bala Sir has always considered all of us as his family members and we should not forget his care and guidance for us. So I request all the Transcenders to join hands and support Bala Sir's cause of securing future for future managers of Balaji Society. Navin Kumar

Navneet Purohit Name: Navneet Purohit Class : PGDM D Specialization: Teelcom& IT College: BITM Academic Year: 2009-2011 Hi everyone it is really a unique and innovative practise adopted by our esteemed institution to share the real battle ground experience with you all and believe me it is always better to be prepared for the challenges in life rather face them in jiffy. Target audience for this is supposed to be all enthusiastic student managers with never say die attitude but still I will try to make it worth for the time of reader. Friends I am NavneetPurohit and belong to princely city Jodhpur in Rajasthan. Completed my B.E. in Electronics & Telecommunication discipline in year 2008 and right from final year of engineering I was quite adamant to go for higher studies but here came the real challenge as I wished to specialize in Telecom and I was not able to make into one of the best telecom B-Schools of India. A Year after engineering completely wasted as I was still firm on my decision to specialize in Telecom Management and was unable to make into so called Best Telecom B-School of India. Next year I didn't even go for selection process of any college and opted for B.I.T.M in SBS selection process. Before joining the college I heard a lot about army like disciplined schedule of our college and but it was actually followed and I was part of it. This way first year passed by and like all other Balajian's and BITMites I was


Recent Posts By Others also dreaming by looking at our seniors who all got placed that one day I will also be a corporate citizen but it was a long way to go. After third semester finally d-day arrived and first company on the BITM floor was announced. All of were pretty excited and looking at current market scenario and post recession recovery days each one of us sat in process with fingers crossed and lots of enthusiasm. First Company: XYZ Ltd Month: September 2010 Rounds: GD & P.I. My Experience: I sat in the company process with only mission to get selected and I am mentioning this thing here as some of my friends were busy reading JDs even before entering the GD room as whether to appear for process of this coy or not. I have been brought up with mental attitude to grasp the opportunity present currently instead of letting it go and wait for a better one. At the end of this whole placement experience you will get to know how luck favoured the brave. GD Topic: Who is Better Apple or Dell? So here it was, I cleared the GD round and only 7-8 of us from whole Telecom batch were able to do it. Confidence Level after clearing first ever GD process of life for any job was aiming sky heights. But the coy officials that day didn't conducted the final selection process i.e. P.I. and asked us to come to their corporate HQ at Mumbai for final round, date for which wasn't even communicated but even these type of little successes in such crucial moments make us perform even better. Only seven of us were able to clear GD round for that coy out of whole Telecom Batch and that raised my confidence level to new heights. Suddenly one fine evening we got a call from placement cell and they asked us to immediately report to college. OMG, they shared the JD of another company and it was suppose to be dream company of every Telecom lover who ever dreamt to be in operations part. Second Company: PQR Llt. (APAC Region) Selection Process: GD & P.I. APAC region HR head himself was in campus to conduct the selection process and this time shortlisting criteria was applied by college and attendance being the criteria was fair enough to short list us. We were divided into group of four and GD round was conducted. GD Topic: Something related to recession.... Here I was, again cleared the GD and final P.I. round was to be conducted same day only, we were immediately taken to separate room and from there one-byone we appeared for our P.I.s My P.I. Round: I was second last candidate to be interviewed and believe me all my


Recent Posts By Others speculations were wrong that interview process of candidates in last is never conducted properly and all. Q1. Please tell me something about yourself? Q2. What do you know about our organization? Q3. Don't you feel that your chances for getting selected are minimal as your are second last candidate to be interviewed? Q4. Will you be comfortable if posted any where in APAC region or you have any preferences? Q5. Tell about your Summer Project? This way my P.I. was over and I was quite satisfied with the process and was confident enough to dream a job... But again results weren't declared that day and we were told that final results will be communicated to us later on. Days and weeks passed by but final results were still awaited. One fine morning, interview date for my first coy was declared and we were quite relaxed to hear from them and we got busy to prepare for PIs to be held at Mumbai HQ. But since it was season of surprises and uncertainty so on same evening I again got a call from our CRT Team that again I was shortlisted for country's renowned GRT coy and the coy which was a dream for every single person in college. Now I was badly tucked as if I clear my interview tomorrow in my first coy i.e. XYZ then I will lose chance to sit in process of GRT which was our college's very fair policy and each one of us respected it undoubtedly and there were also chances that if I intentionally screw my interview process and not able to clear process for GRT also then I will lose both opportunities. Now it was a real testing situation and I was never ever in this type of situation. After lots of permutation and combinations I finally took up my call. And call was to take up the opportunity currently present in front of us instead of waiting for new one to come. First Company PI Process: XYZ Ltd at Mumbai HQ Round 1 Technical Round: Panel Members: 2 Q1 Please tell us about your background? Q2 Are you aware how OFCs work? On which phenomena? Q3 modulation techniques are used for what? Q4 Difference between GSM and CDMA? Which is better in term of security? Q5 If CDMA is better then why GSM is more popular in our country? Q6 Are you aware how POI is done? If yes please explain the general procedure? Q7 Are you aware what is SNR? Can you write formula for that? This summed up technical round for me, now next round was PI with VP of coy.


Recent Posts By Others Q1 Please tell me something about yourself? Q2 Why you opted for specialized MBA instead of Generalised MBA? Q3 Where you see yourself in our organization after 5-7 years from now? Q4 It is always said that sales job is bad job, do you also think so? Q5 Which place will you like to work, Mumbai or Kolkata? Q6 Any question you have to ask ? (I asked a question about my progress in coy ) Finally my both PIs went good and we all were waiting for final result in corridor and after some time Mr. VP came out of his cabin and I thought if I make into it today my chances of sitting into GRT next day are gone.... Luck finally favoured the brave. Mr. VP told that he need some time to declare final results as he will discuss it with their higher management and board members. I simply didn't had words to thank almighty and we left for Pune immediately as the GRTs process was scheduled next morning and reporting time was 0800 hrs. We reached Pune at 1 AM in night and couldn't sleep whole night as biggest ever opportunity was ready there and just one step more to fetch it. Third Company Name : GRT Ltd. Everything was best in JD of this coy and each one of us sitting in Audi was just dreaming of him/her being employee of this prestigious organization. Day started with PPT by company officials where they explained job role and compensation part. We were told that there would be two rounds for selection Round 1 Technical Round Round 2 HR Interview Round Round 1 . Technical Round: Q1 Please brief us your background and work experience (if any). Q2 Please explain us Level 1 e-TOM model? Draw the model on paper. Q3 Who proposed e-TOM model? My ans was TM Forum Q4 Who all are contributors of TM Forum Globally? Q5 How performance of various telecom operators is improved after intro of eTOM and OSS BSS stacks? Q6 Please tell us about your summer internship? Q6 How you got you summer training? Q7 We agree that you learnt so much in your training but please tell us what VF gained by appointing you as summer trainee? Q8 Since you worked so hard with VF in summer training and if you get an offer from them after getting selected into this intw then will you join them? Q9 Please draw diagram of TMN Model? Explain function of each level. Q10 Do you have any questions? This way my technical round got over and now based on technical round call for next round i.e. HR round were made.


Recent Posts By Others Best part of this process was that HR was releasing offer immediately after HR round and waiting time after both intw was zero. As predicted I got the call for HR Round. I entered the room and greeted Mr HR with a warm hand shake which he offered. After that he asked me to sit on chair and the real test was about to begin because. I dropped an year after my 12th to prepare for JEE and also for one year to prepare for MBA entrance exams. Before entering into room all these things were there at back of my mind. Will tell here how these negative point turned out to be reason of selection. Q1 Please tell me something about yourself? Q2 You mentioned one of your hobby as cooking in Resume, seriously cooking is your hobby? Q3 Please tell me your favourite non-technical subjects? Q4 You stated supply chain mgmt as you fav non-tech subject, please draw on paper difference amidst supply chain mechanism of Apple's product and Sony's Product? Q5 You have also mentioned Stock Trading as your interest in Resume? Are you a serious investor or an observer? Q6 Can you make a portfolio for me if I were to invest 5lacs in stock market? Q7 Please draw a demand and supply curve on same graph, and please name the point where they intersect. Q7 Please elaborate recent 2G scam? Q8 You have dropped for an year after both 12th and B.E., what productive you did in these two years apart from preparing for entrance exams? Q9 Have you ever appeared in selection process of GRT earlier? Q10 do you have a passport? Have you applied for it? Q11 do you have any location preference? Q12 Comming again to q8 Mr HR cross questioned my time utilization and literally I felt like I failed to convince him BUT Mr HR: So MrNavneet Welcome to GRT, I give you an offer to join our organization @ 123 per anum, do you accept it. Finally after XYZ and PQR I made into one of the best organization in world to work for and again I will say that luck favoured the brave. I never ever screwed any of the interview process, neither I opted out of any coy's process just sat for every coy on floor, People on GRTs day were much more prepared then me both mentally and physically but I think it was attitude that made difference. Just advice to all of you of to refrain from being very selective in placements and going sector specific rather grab the opportunity on first come first serve basis and go for a good start.


Recent Posts By Others Once into the industry you can switch over to take experiences of different kinds. Finally I would like to thank our CRT Team for their efforts, Our Dean Colonel A Balasubramanian, My All Faculty Members, Our Respected Director of BITM Dr. Seema Singh Zokarkar and then Director Dr. MilindOka , Deputy Director VigneshTirupathi for their support throughout the curriculum.

Navneet Shaunak Name-Navneet Shaunak Registration No : TM09-8222 , Specialization – Telecom, Dual C, Batch 2009-11 from BITM. Company No :7 I still remember that day when as a placement coordinator I was coordinating for a company process on BITM floor and I was celebrating with the other guys who got selected and was thinking that my day still to come. But that day God was in different mood. I was about to leave and suddenly some of my placement team friends came towards me with a paper in hand and asked me to come with them. I was thinking that it may about some company information they wanted from me but then they gave me one printout of a mail with the name of mine with a word for which every aspirant wait “CONGRATULATIONS”. Feeling which came in my mind I can't describe in words, what I remember about that moment was having some tears of happiness in the eyes. I was a placement coordinator and till mid-January most of the team members were placed and whole pressure was on me. I sat in almost 7-8 companies and 2 companies put me on hold and asked me to wait for the more vacancies. But even after rejection I was very much sure about profile which I wanted and was doing preparation for the same. When this company came I was very much excited as it was offering the same profile I was looking for. Package offered by the company was not very attractive but profile attracted me and I knew that in the end profile only matters. I started collecting feedbacks from seniors who were placed in this company and started working on the same. Campus Process: Company people came in around 10 AM and started PPT. They told us about 2 profiles which they were offering and they clearly defined roles. In the end they told us about the rounds which were written test and final interview. After the PPT they asked for the interested candidates. Around 100 students appeared for aptitude test. Written test comprised of quant, logical reasoning and English.


Recent Posts By Others When I saw the paper, I felt better because paper was not that tough. Written test had 60 questions and time limit was 45 minutes. I completed test in 35 minutes and then came out with the satisfaction that I did my part very well. Results came out and as per the expectation I got very good marks. Panel shortlisted 26 students and they called for shortlisted in the interview room. Almost every company I got good remarks from interviewers but somehow I was not able to crack. This time I had fear but also had some confidence because company was in the same vertical about which I had good knowledge and same profile I was looking for. Panel was of 3 people. They started calling shortlisted one by one and they were spending very few minutes with everyone. After interview students had mixed feelings on their face. Then they called me and very first question they asked me about company background. I did research on that so I told them everything what I know. One of the team members was a regional HR and he was very impressed with the knowledge I had. He asked me some more questions about company regarding latest deals, moves, latest news, about the management of the company and SWOT analysis of the company. Next few questions were asked about placement team experience. I knew that its only me who can turn the direction of the interview. I gave the answers in the same way and used those terms only about which I had a very good idea. I related my experience in PAT with the profile. After that they asked me some basic questions about project management, risk management, resource allocation management and cost budgeting. As it was a telecom company they asked some technical terms like MPLS VPN, SSL, some protocols like BGP, OSPF and IGRP. I was ready for these questions as I already did a good research and they are dealing with these terms only. After all these questions answers and normal interaction they asked me last question which I was expecting in beginning. Why this company? I gave a calculative answer by relating my interest, my work in placement team and job profile. When I came out from the room I was feeling that this can be my day. But when results announced they only gave 12 shortlisted names and asked us to wait for some days. Fortunately my name was on the list. As I told earlier that I was coordinating a company , unexpectedly I got the mail with the offer letter on 18th January 2011 and today I am working with the same company as a “ Management Trainee- Projects�. I would like to thank Bala Sir for guiding us in every tough situation and giving us the GURU MANTRA "Problem are the opportunities". I also want to thank Dimple Mam, my CRO, Vignesh Sir and My PAT friends as I learnt a lot from them. My message to all juniors who are still waiting for their names to be written in the golden list. Do believe in yourself and follow your dreams. Do some good homework about company, take feedback from seniors who got placed in the


Recent Posts By Others same and work on your weaknesses. Only in SBS you will get so many chances. You will definitely reach the destination but remember that world which is waiting for you after college is much tougher than the interview room. All the best for future

Neha Pandey Name: Neha Pandey Roll No:-TM09-8223 Stream: PGDM-Telecom Batch: 2009-11 Dear Reader, Campus placement time for me was the one that was touching two different and important aspects of my life. One was a life time commitment as I was getting married in the month of February and another was stepping stone of my career as a manager as prior to PGDM I had worked for 18 months as an engineering graduate with Company A ,Noida and Company B, Gurgaon.Surprisingly there was no change in the feeling that a person has at the time of his/her first recruitment which me along with my fellow students had every time we faced a company and I have tried to describe the same in the following words before narrating my own journey. An air of anxiety engulfs the chilly auditorium, sweat trickles down furrowed foreheads, pulses race and a lull falls as a noisy lot of students experience their first hiccups of the strife involved in getting a first job. This is the archetypal scene on the D-day of campus recruitment. The session starts with a pre-placement talk by the company executives company's services, market presence, growth component and work culture, it covers them all. This is followed by a brief explanation of the skill sets required for employment and the procedure the company will follow for the ensuing recruitment. The actual recruitment procedure starts with an aptitude test comprising of questions testing the candidate's knowledge on logical reasoning, quantitative applications and verbal ability. During the course of this test of aptitude wrinkled foreheads apply their grey cells to the optimum capacity. As the time is about to run out, frantic attempts to finish the maximum problems and make a few last minute guesses are made. The mental workout that was involved is evident from the gasps and sighs from various corners. Then begins the seemingly long (but actually only a few hours), unbearable and intriguing wait for the results. This interlude is spent by the “may-be-hired�


Recent Posts By Others student populace in a multitude ways. A number of students discuss answers and try to self-evaluate their chances of getting through. Some recite their last however never ending prayers, while some try to avoid all the adrenalin rush by taking a power nap. As the time for the announcement of results nears, waves of students start inundating the auditorium once again. All around one can see pale and fatigued faces – fallout of the excruciating test and the unnerving wait. Finally the moment of reckoning arrives and the list of students qualified for the next round is read out. There are signs of disappointment and screams of joy. And these were the feelings and atmosphere all around us till we were in the slab of unplaced students. Coming back to my personal experience, before I got engaged I did appeared for some companies, the one that I recall is XYZ for three reasons:1. I did my training from there. 2. That was my dream company. 3. I was not selected. The reason for the third one is what I would like to share as it carries a bit of importance for the aspirants. The process included an objective test , and I was very confident that I have done enough to clear the cut-off and to my utmost surprise I was not short listed , the reason was my paper was rejected .The company representative with no prior instruction decided that who so ever has done any overwriting his paper will be rejected (though the sheet was not an OMR sheet) and as a reason me and most of my friends were quite disappointed. And that is how I lost an opportunity to attend the next and final round that was just a formal interaction. So my dear friends there are instances during such processes that you have to work with assumptions or hear the unspoken. The placement process was definitely one of the more tense periods (I haven't had many I assure you) and a tremendous learning experience. Also perhaps for the first time I really experienced the fact that Life is unfair at times. Perhaps it evens out at the end. The fact that life is unfair at times means that you may be rewarded for doing less and not rewarded for more. Also the most important thing is not to think about the result. Nothing can freeze you more than thinking about the result (Easier said than done of course). My placement journey continued after a break for my marriage but now the condition was that I have to appear for interviews at Bhopal that is the place where my husband was working. Fortunately I got in touch with a friend of my


Recent Posts By Others husband who on the basis of a formal interaction offered me a job with a handsome salary and designation of BDE, before I could accept the offer and officially be an employ of the rural project he selected me for my better half got promotion along with transfer to Gwalior. At Gwalior I tried looking for a job that offers me a salary that goes well with my qualification, work ex and helps me manage my home as well. Though I was not fortunate to get all what I wanted. The placement experience that i had to go through at Gwalior was a pretty tense period. In fact I haven't been this tense since a long time. It was probably because I had an off campus process, city was Gwalior where you will not find MNC's,different work culture and last thing to be thought off is a handsome package . Finally I opted for share trading from home; teaching school kids and open for guest faculty for any post graduate college. After a long wait of round 9 months today I am working as Training & Placement Officer and Asst. Professor at one of the oldest college in Gwalior. With this I would conclude saying that, “Regardless of how difficult your circumstances may be today, you can succeed because of what you've been through in the past and what you're going through now. So, tune in ,listen up, and believe it's possible , and one of these days it will be you talking to your juniors and telling them about all you've overcome to have the life you deserve. With Best Wishes, Mrs.Neha Malviya

Neha Sehgal Name- Neha Sehgal ROLL NO- TM09-8224 DUAL C, BITM This was the 4th company for us. Out of this, I attended 1. Raychem RPG 2. TCS I am NehaSehgal, 2009-2011 passout. did my MBA in Telecom and IT from BITM. i attended the two companies prior to the one i am selected for. The company which i am placed in was the fourth in our campus.the whole experience was awesome. Had so many memories to be shared with all of you. I was greeted by my friends. Some gave me chocolates, some hugged me. Was all of a sudden flooded with congratulatory calls. Everyone has their day, this


Recent Posts By Others was the one for me. God is there for everyone. the great memories had to penned and thus i am hereby writing here to refresh my memories. I am hereby writing my campus experience which i am about to share:The excitement was still the same probably because of the package or because of the brand. But then this rerouted to the state of nervousness on the D day. Probably the aspirations were more, since was amongst the 40 shortlisted students of telecom, all being above 70 throughout their career. The PPT session was inspirational, err all the nerves, “this is the one which I have to be in!!!!”, “what a brand!!!” , “look at the HR!!!”, “the package!!!!!” and all that stuff. Then began the actual process, we waited in a room for our chance to come. There were two rounds-the first one was technical and the second was HR . We all waited eagerly for our turn, all studying some or the other stuff. Some said study this, other said study that; all were busy with in studying some or the other thing. I too was not separate from them, was memorizing every Telecom business model learnt so far. Then came the first candidate from the interview, was declared selected on the spot itself. The whole class gave him a loud applause. The nervousness began to increase; the air heated up. Everyone was excited who will be the next one and then a female came shouting “I am selected”. O God, that was the moment everyone began to think when will their turn come and they will be the one being called selected. Meanwhile my turn came, was facing the technical round, in which I was asked the basic telecom questions likeWhat are the VAS Trends? What is MNP? What is Wi-Max? What is LTE? What is 3G? What is OSS?what is eTom model? What is TMN model? What all you learned during internship?? What is MPLS technology? What is broadband?? What do you know about the Telecom Value Chain? What is an e-TOM Process? What is MPLS Technology? What are the current telecom trends? What is TNM? how can you map the IT industry in e TOM model?? What are the various levels of e TOM model????? what are the various trainings which i have attended?? then the questions were regarding my summer training which i have done:-


Recent Posts By Others 1) what are the services which are offered by the RCOM??? 2)what are the roles of the latest technology in the field of telecom being used in RCOM??? 3)how is MPLS technologies being used in the RCOM recently??? 4)what is the difference between CDMA and GSM?? Then they told me to move onto the next HR round. I was very nervous.the other students keep on coming and going prior to me. Almost 4 students were selected before my interview commensed. Then came my chance. I was sweating like anything. the nervousness was at its heights. My heart was beating like anything. I was given a handshake by the HR and then he asked “are you nervous”?? I said yes. The interview commenced with the general information about me, where am I from? What is my birthplace famous for? Then he progressed towards my academic background; asked basic questions like what is Sine and cosine? why you took different stream from engineering???? Then I answered The only reason why I joined the MBA course immediately after my engineering was the fact that I did not have a job and I came out unemployed in the midst of many engineers who had a good job and went home after receiving their degree with an appointment letter and there I was on my way home with NOTHING 1st day at Balaji Institute of Telecom & Management and I promised myself that not only I will get a good job from this college campus placement but also excel with good marks at my college. Then he asked what are the different kinds of marketing research ? asked basic economic terms like :- CAPEX the terms like Inflation, GDP Why have you done MBA? What do you know about the Stock Exchange? Why a balance sheet has the word balance in it? Why this company? What is CRR ratio and what is its significance? What are the golden rules of marketing? What do you aspire to become in your life? What is financial management? What is marginal law of utility? What is SLR ratio? And then the golden words “do you have any preference in terms of place of posting??” I was astonished and said no anywhere in India. And then he wrote my name in his list of two which now have moved onto three.Oh that was the smile which suddenly brightened my face. The next person being applauded


Recent Posts By Others was I. what a wonderful feeling was it. I was greeted by my friends. Some gave me chocolates, some hugged me. Was all of a sudden flooded with congratulatory calls. Everyone has their day, this was the one for me. God is there for everyone. The road to success is not that difficult. All you need is a simple mantra – those three D's taught to us by Bala sir, and the journey afterwards will be worth enjoying. This was my campus experience.

Netri Sharma I am Netri Sharma, Roll No. TM09-8135, BITM-PGDM Academic Year 2009-11. As said “A Well begun is half done” Starting my professional life with Sri Balaji Society was something like that only. My journey to the campus placement is full with lots of different emotions at each stage. I was eligible for the campus recruitment process from day1 and was ready with lots of preparations. When campus recruitment season started I was very excited to attend it with my whole enthusiasm. Now companies started to visit the campus, Interactive Pre Placement talks helped us in many ways, such as what is this company all about… what they do… how they do… etc. and these informations helped us in deciding whether we want to go for this particular company and profile or not. On other side companies had started their keen selection procedures using various techniques and rounds as per the requirement of their industry, corporate culture and the profile for which they were present in the campus. I can still recollect the anxiety felt on every time after completing each round to the time PAT members come with the list of shortlisted candidate for the next round, at the time of attending the company process.


Recent Posts By Others Though I was having a good knowledge of the topics which were raised by the companies for GD process but being a soft spoken girl it was becoming difficult for me to properly enter in the discussion round. Therefore I was not able to crack the GD round initially. But as our respected Bala Sir has said “Problems are Opportunities”, I did not get disappointed for my weakness instead I started to work upon it at home, Because I was very much aware that it is Sri Balaji Society and still there were hundreds of companies which might be lined up to visit the campus for their recruitment process. Thanks to motivation provided by college at each step and to my practice and earlier preparations, soon I started to clear the GD rounds as well. And the time I started to clear the GD round after that only in the next 3rd company I got recruited. Company A in which I got recruited followed direct GD round and then personal interview. My topic for the GD was not related with any current awareness it was sort of creative topic. And no one in the round was having any factual and figured based information on it. The topic was “2012 – Truth OR Fiction”, The topic was very much different from the topics what we were getting generally in other GDs. I initiated the GD with my view that yes to some extent it is a Truth, I related it with the global warming, reason for global warming, its effect on humans and animals & birds species, I supported my view using some facts and figures of increasing global warming and changes in earth's climate. I also spoke about how people's life suffers at the time of natural calamities. I included that all the worst things which are in talks for year 2012, that earth will destroy in 2012 can be true if we human will not start to become responsible for their society, our earth. In the concluding section summarizing the above part, I linked it with corporate social responsibilities and gave few examples of companies who are very well following these practices. In the personal interview company asked about my summer internship project, actually I did two summer project simultaneously so it took half of my PI time. Then they asked me questions related to marketing such as what is cold calling, how will you search your prospect in the market, some general questions about my family and education background, they asked few questions to check my information on their own company … they wanted to check that what home work I did for appearing in the process, they asked questions on B2B selling and sales and channel management, Difference between sales and marketing was a common question for every company visited to the campus, at the end they said me to do a demo selling of selling a pen, which also I have faced in other company's process earlier so that experience helped me handling their arguments during the demo selling process.


Recent Posts By Others After that they said me to leave the room, I was there in the interview room for almost 20 mins, I was satisfied with my performance in PI and now it was other candidate's turn for interview but for me the period to wait for result was started. While waiting I was continuously recalling my performance in interview on each question, judging myself what could be the feedback of interviewer for my each and every reply. After completion of the PI round when the member of PAT team came out of interviewer's room with the list of finally recruited students my heartbeats were at peak but thanks to God, This time my name was there in the list and as I listen my name as the selected candidate it was unbelievable for me for an instance., It was like a dream came true. Because the time I took first step in Balaji Campus it was in heart to use this platform in order to fulfill my desire to work in a renowned company on a good position and with high perks and pays. I want to Thanks Sri Balaji Society, respected Bala Sir, all Directors, other teaching and non teaching staff for providing me so beautiful and learning platform for my professional career. At this place I could get not only the subjective knowledge but also I got all round development in my personality. I learnt here to be in Discipline which is a prerequisite for corporate life and going to help me throughout my career. At the end I want to pay my regards to Bala Sir for his blessing to his students and for being a supportive hand for us throughout these two years. I wish not only more and more companies visit the college in coming future but also that more and more students can learn and adopt the basic principles of SBS which are 3D in order to develop their career and future. Regards, Netri Sharma TM09-8135


Recent Posts By Others Nidhi Tiwari Name-Nidhi Tiwari BITM-(TELECOM -2009-2011) ROLL NO :TM 09-8225 Hello every body : I got my current job through Campus Selection in "My Esteemed Company" ( hey sorry I love &respect my company too much to call it ABC or XYZ ) I work as "The Product Specialist " and declared as "The IndianChampion " of the product handled by me . In a way I am the "All India Head" for my product.. Here is my Campus experience Story: “ Getting placed !” is a word representing : “Dreams” “Worries” “efforts” “Achievements” And lot more ; but its through the constant efforts and determination that you achieve what you destined to achieve! A lot many companies I sat for followed this procedure: 1) Short listing the candidates via CV – the criteria for shotlisting varied from: Educational Background Work-ex Percentages of marks obtained 2) Written Test : Aptitude + Technical 3) Group Discussion: generally 2 GDs on current affairs or any topic from telecom / marketing. 4) Marketing presentation 5) Technical PI 6) HR interview 1) Sort listing of CVs : This depends upon company to company ..and profile to profile. The most common criteria's are : a) Educational background : Engineer / non - engineer, stream / Branch of engineering


Recent Posts By Others b) Work Experience c) Percentages of marks obtained One can obviously not prepare for this round.. but it is advisable to maintain the scores of PGDM >70 % 2) Written Test : The written test comprises of : Aptitude Questions Technical Aptitude: This requires more of the common sense still one can prepare by the following books : Quants : R S AGRAWAL REASONING: RS AGRAWAL, PUZZLES BY GEORGE SUMMERS , SHAKUNTLADEVI Technical: Some basics of the communication or whichever stream the company belongs to.. Preparation: Just recall the basics of your engineering. English: Read Newspapers / Novels.. Group Discussion : What takes you through GD is: 1) Communication Skills 2) Knowledge / General Awareness 3) Creativity 4) Leadership skills 5) Group Dynamics Communication Skills : Communication involves: “sending the message “ as well as “ receiving the message” One must be well versed with how to put a point as well as how to listen other's point. Knowledge/ General awareness : The General Awareness about a topic is must to contribute and score high. Creativity : One must be able to think “out of the box” or present extra-ordinary points about an ordinary topic


Recent Posts By Others Group Dynamics : This involves respecting your team mates. Preparations: 1) Read : Read as much of a good English you can ..but the least required is : a) Newspapers :ET and /or THE HINDU b) Novels . c) Magazines : The business world / Frontline 2) Practice : Practice GD among your friends , try to practice extempore in alone and judge yourself and your progress. 3) take help from numerous articles available online to help you in GD PI. Some of the common GD topics are: 2012 Future of VAS in India Lokpal Bill Are women better managers Does education makes a better entrepreneur Is quality a myth in India UNO 2G Scams Is India moving towards people management? Education in India – burden or opportunity? Football means to India? IT chain puller of Indian economy. Indian Philosophy in the world? Human relations vs. Materialistic things? Globalization how real is it? Black-darkness or beam. Education vs. literacy. History spoils us or built us? Unique identification number. Is rural India strength for India? Indian agriculture system. Aviation needs good engineers or management? 2012 is rumor or reality? Here are some tips to take you through your GD round: Be Creative : Always try to make the points showing your creativity


Recent Posts By Others Think Deep : Whatever you “Speak” or “behave” depicts the intelligence level , logical and analytical abilities . Thus in a GD try to be “Logical “ or “Analytical” rather than “Critical”. Use Examples : Always use a “Real Life “ example to support your logical argument . Leadership Skills : Always contribute in a meaningful way ; so as to give the best direction to the group. Body language: Always use a correct posture while listening as well speaking. Keep eye contact while speaking: Do not look at the evaluators only. Keep eye contact with every team member while speaking. Initiate the GD: Initiating the GD is a big plus. But keep in mind – Initiate the group discussion only when you understood the GD topic clearly and have some topic knowledge. Speaking without proper subject knowledge is bad impression. Allow others to speak: Do not interrupt anyone in-between while speaking. Even if you don't agree with his/her thoughts do not snatch their chance to speak. Instead make some notes and clear the points when it's your turn. Speak clearly: Speak politely and clearly. Use simple and understandable words while speaking. Don't be too aggressive if you are disagreeing with P I : PI is something one should prepare from the very beginning . But some tips to help you : Common questions: Technical PI : What do mean by WAP? How many telecom circles are there in India? What is OSS? What do u mean by BSS? Dram etom model? Draw VAS value chain HR Interview : Tell me something about yourself


Recent Posts By Others Why have you chosen “x” branch in BTECH n why Y in PGDM Why should we hire you Tell us something about your summer project Why do you want to be in our company Where do you see yourself 5 years down the line Are you ready to relocate yourself? 1) Revise your CV 3) Be Honest : Don't lie 4) Be Confident 5) Study the website of the company before you sit for the PI . 6) Dress up neatly. 7) Brush up your basics 8) Keep urself updated on current affairs 9) Work on your Body Language 10 ) Maintain an eye contact with the HR Apart from this following too may help you in the placement season: 1) Stay away from the negative things 2) Be cool and happy 3) Keep your spirits high :don't loose your morale 4) Meditate 5) Workout “DAILY “ at least for 1 Hour 6) Don't eat junk food 7) Hang out with good friends .. 8) Have patience 9) Keep in touch with your near and dear ones 10 ) Keep yourself motivated I hope these tips may help you ! Wishing you Good Luck for your placements feel free to contact me if in any case I can help you .. For my placements I heartily thank: Joshi Sir Dimple Mam Bala sir Kawal mam Sharadjain BITM CRT


Recent Posts By Others Mr. Nikunj Jain, I am Mr. Nikunj Jain, Registration NumberTM- 09-8136, Division B from BITM, from the academic year2009-11, passed out in March, 2011. My specialization is in Telecom & Marketing. I got placed in an IT firm that is related to the field of Next generation Internet Consulting. Let me start of by saying that I was the lucky few that got placed in one amongst the first three companies that came to the campus. I would say lucky because I sat in the first two companies as well and for all of them, I reached the final stages but for some reason or the other I got rejected. So then we were called in the auditorium one fine day and told about this IT Company that was supposed to come to campus the next day. According to the protocol, everyone assembled in the auditorium and the announcement was made. Everyone went back and “Google-ed” out for this company's details. As a surprise, there were more of negative reviews about the company than there were positive. I was a bit worried and concerned about the negative matter at first but thought of giving it a shot and see what the company had to say in their pre placement talks. There were also many calls that came to me and many that I made to my friends chit-chatting about whether we should sit for the company or not. Anyways, so the next day we went to the auditorium at 8 in the morning and waited for the company to arrive. The entire auditorium was buzzing about the negative comments that everyone had read about the company. But somewhere in my mind I had a thought that these comments exist for many big firms as well, so why worry just because this is not that renowned a company in India. The company started with their presentation in the auditorium. The presentation seemed to be very impressive – and the company seemed to be very dynamic. Many relevant questions were asked. But at the end no one came up asking about the negative posts on the Net. The HR Manager himself took up the same issue and also told that “I was expecting these questions, as we are transparent enough to explain this and we deliberately dint remove the posts from various Forums.” He explained the Rigorous Work Culture of the organization and also clarified that “If u r not prepared to work hard and under extreme conditions then this is not the place for you.” The profiles offered By the Company were Associate Project manager/ Scrum Master, Business Analyst and IT consultant. Anyways, the companies'


Recent Posts By Others Profile was very good and the package was also impressive. Moreover the company seemed to be very innovative and challenging – something that I always wanted out of my job. There is something else that I want to mention here. Every year in our college we have this HR meet that is held. Out of all the corporate stalwarts that came to the HR meet, I remember one of them saying that you should never look out for a big brand name when you are looking out for your first job. The reason being that a small/medium sized enterprise will give an individual more exposure that he/she will get in a big company. Everything about this company seemed to be challenging and positive. I know many others did not think the same but I still thought to sit for the process. The selection procedure started and as a beginning, those who were interested in the company were asked to submit their CV's. Also on the CV's we were asked to mention our preferences of the profile. All of us were confused about what profile to mention but we juggled them up and wrote our preferences. The selection process consisted of 5 rounds namely: 1. Short listing of CVs. 2. Case study 3. Technical interview 4. 2nd interview (Mainly based on the practical application of concepts). 5. HR interview The short listing of the CVs took somewhere around 3hours. And all of us were wondering on what basis they would be short listing the CV's. the results came out and surprisingly they shortlisted some 200 CV's. After the short listing was done, we were given a case study to solve. There were 10-12 different sets of case studies. The one which I got was more or less the case of an IT firm wherein they had mentioned the current scenario of the company has been grown, and asked us to suggest more ways for increasing the productivity as well as customer and employee satisfaction. I was confused on how should I mention my views. I could see people around me filling sheets and making many weird diagrams. I thought of going with the simplest way and mention just points on my answers/suggestions. And surprisingly it worked. I cracked the case study round. After that in the Technical interview they asked questions related to my Engineering Project , a few questions from Marketing ( as my project was in marketing) and then the interviewer gave a real life scenario and asked me to apply 'oops concepts' in it. Then few questions related to the profiles they were offering like business analyst and IT consultant (to know my understanding of


Recent Posts By Others what exactly they do). They asked me to redesign the facebook page for mobile and draw the same on the white board. I could not do much. In 2nd round of interview they asked me to do the requirement gathering for the Podium placed in one corner of the room (By considering myself as BA and the interviewer as my client). The interviewer also asked me to recall the “Hutch” (the mobile service provider) ad and asked me what brand image they were trying to convey from the advertisement. I tried playing around with the answers but was not able to come up with the answer that the interviewer was looking for. All of a sudden I remember one of the ads that said “we care” – and I told that the ad tried to covey the image of a brand that cared for its customers. They interviewer gave me a broad smile. Finally in HR interview there were questions related to my schooling, engineering, And family background. And lastly they asked about the place of preference (if I have any) and the CTC I was expecting to which I mentioned the same range which they were offering). And this is how the entire process had taken place.

Nilesh Mittal Name: Nilesh Mittal Roll no.: TM 09 8280 Class: PGDM Telecom (BITM) Div: D Batch-:2009-11 Specialization: Telecom, Passed out on: April 2011 Placed in: Company T Company T had eligibility criteria of: 60% and above throughout No pending or active backlogs Students with B.Tech or equivalent degree in any discipline and for Finance, students doing M.com Age below 26 years at the time of joining It was 16th November, 2010. I woke up in the morning and as usual was getting ready for college to attend my First campus placement process during my PGDM programme. Yes, I was nervous and was full of anxiety. I read a bit last night about the Company, the big group to which my company belongs and about the profile they were offering to me.


Recent Posts By Others Thinking about what will happen during the process I put on my uniform, remembered God and went out of my flat. This company was the first one for which I appeared here in SBS and this company is a giant one in the market. I always wanted to be the part of this big group of companies. So, with all the thoughts I entered into the auditorium. Sitting in the auditorium, with sweat trickling down my forehead, hearing to the Pre-placement talk by the Company HR, I was busy preparing myself for the day long journey. It was my golden opportunity, was really nervous. There were 6 rounds for final selection: Written Aptitude Test Group Discussion Extempore Psychometric test Personal Interview HR Interview Out of these the first three were elimination rounds, where in only the shortlisted students were to go through the last 3 rounds. At about 11:00 am, the 1st process started. The aptitude test comprised of questions testing the candidate's knowledge on logical reasoning, quantitative applications and verbal ability. There were 30 questions in all, to be solved within a time frame of 30 minutes. There were no questions testing General Knowledge of the candidate. After the test, began the long wait for the result. About 1.5 hour later the list of students was announced who were shortlisted for the next round. With screams of joy and happiness, I was somehow able to hear my name being called out. Out of about 600 students, 180 got shortlisted for the Group Discussion. This was the time when I said to myself, “Nilesh it's your day now�. A wave of confidence passed by me was now ready to face the other challenges of the day. After about half an hour, the second round of Group Discussion began. The pattern of the GD was bit different from usual, instead of moderator giving the group a topic, the group was asked to suggest some topics for the discussion. There were 10 students in each group and the students were put in groups randomly. Out of plethora of topics spelt out, the group decided for ' Reality Shows'. The discussion began. I made few but some valid points with some examples as those were the days when the reality shows were on a hike on television. Our discussion went on smoothly for 10 minutes or so and then started the wait for results. The list came, with my heart sinking as the


Recent Posts By Others coordinator read the list, finally the moment of relief came my name was announced. It was a sigh of relief for me. Then the next round was extempore. I always found myself good at public speaking but I was puzzled what will be my topic. My name was announced. The topic given to me was “Greedy”. I spoke about various things; few sensible points and some points just contained the word “greed”. Here also I included some examples, Hindi phrases etc. My time was up and now we all were waiting for the results. It happened and I was finally selected for the Technical interview. Now we were waiting for the turn to be called for the technical interviews. The profile was all about implementing CRM software for business development processes. The profile was moreover related to Marketing and not to telecom; therefore I knew that they would ask me Marketing questions in technical round. In Technical round I was asked a lot of questions related to Marketing and CRM applications, for example: what do you know about the profile? What do you mean by CRM? Can you give me some live examples of CRM applications in companies? How can you help the organization in implementing the special CRM software's used by us? Being a telecom guy, how do you think you can be helpful for our organization which is offering you a profile in CRM that is based on Marketing? Other general questions asked were like: Introduce yourself. What is your family background? What are your future plans 5 years down the line? Why you want to join the T group? Tell me about your internship project. Were you placed during your BE, where and why didn't you join there? The interview lasted for about 30 minutes. My interview went good, I answered well. In between the rounds we had the psychometric test and the HR round where I was asked again general questions and about my POP preference. I replied saying that any POP is suitable for me as it's the start of my career. Till the time all candidates were done with their technical round it was 11:00 pm. After a half an hour wait, all candidates were called in a room and names of the selected candidates were called out. As they started spelling out the names, my heart started sinking. After a few names when I was worried like anything, I heard a name and that was mine “Nilesh Mittal”.


Recent Posts By Others I was overjoyed with happiness as I got placed in a reputed group of companies that too in my first attempt. 16th November, 2010 was my day, I got placed. After some days I got my offer letter, I got the post of a Business analyst with a decent salary package. I would like to convey my thanks to Sri Balaji Society for taking all efforts to bring hundreds of excellent companies in the campus for recruitment purpose. Wishing all the best to my juniors. I believe placements would be even better for years to come, as Sri Balaji Society & the students would work together for it. Thanks and Regards: Nilesh Mittal

Niraj Kumar Jay I m Niraj Kumar Jay Registration No. TM 09-8226 BITM Dual "C" Telecom Batch 2009-11 Dear SBS, I am Niraj Kumar Jay (TM-09-8226). Here is my experience with different companies that visited campus (for which I was eligible/Interested). VAS Company: Not Selected, my learning. Aptitude test (Analytical): Question were related to VAS industries (Like what is short Code ..etc) and there was a question where you have to come up with an innovative source of VAS revenue. One of my roommates did his internship with a VAS company but I never gone through his project report. So plz explore your friend project report I am sure it will provide you edge. Tower Company: Not Selected, my learning. Group discussion: I do not remember what GD topic was but I do remember it was noisy. Company sort listed aggressive candidates (Including exception), but all those guys were naturally aggressive. In GD be natural speak your mind (valid points) and listen others. Rational points will increase probability. YYYY Telecom: Not selected, my learning.


Recent Posts By Others Brief description of process: l Formal Power point presentation by the company l Technical Aptitude Test l Mental Aptitude Test l Topic oriented Group Discussion l General Group discussion l Technical & HR Interview l Technical Aptitude Test: There were around 50 objective type questions

to solve in 1 hr . Questions were mainly from network, electronics, Telecommunications (Antenna basics, etc.). l Mental Aptitude Test: It was a general mental aptitude test containing 50 odd objective type questions comprises of English, quantitative analysis & reasoning. Company was looking for the students who are able to clear both the test and in around 70 odd students only 20 of them have been able to clear it and I was one of them. Then all those 20 were called for the GD in 2 groups. *Beware of Negative marking* l Group Discussion: Along with me 9 students were called for the GD and

the topic given was telecom technology related i.e. 3G roadmap and 15 minutes were allotted 13 minutes to speak and 2 minutes to think over it. Then the GD starts, I was not the initiator but then get involved into the discussion after 4 to 5 minutes later and I put my points crystal clear at every interval but as it was a GD among the Telecom tigers so as a result soon after sometime that discussion is converted into a debate and HR being the moderator has interrupted and ask everyone to put their point one by one thru which everyone gets the fair opportunity to put their points. l Second Group Discussion: After the first GD ends around 8 to 10 shortlisted students were asked to come for the second GD it was more of a general talk among each other and the topic given by the HR is what do you think about our recruitment process today? GD begins and as usual I was not the initiator but this time I was very quick to be part of discussion as I was the second speaker and I put my views in a very diplomatic way initially I praised the process and then later I suggested some suggestions for improvement in the process. l Technical & HR Interview: After covering this much distance of crossing all the hurdles I knew this was my golden chance to grab the opportunity with both ends and to be honest I was very nervous , I was lined up at number 2 for the PI.


Recent Posts By Others Q1> Tell me something interesting about yourself which is not here in your resume. Ans> I start with explaining the meaning of my name which I guess is the best way to tackle this question then I shared my ambition in life with them and goes on by telling about my hobbies and all. While I was saying HR interrupts me to ask another question, this is the time I started feeling confident Q2> Technical questions were asked: l Fiber optic principle. l Splicing Machine working. l Types of Fiber. l VPN l 3G related questions.

>> Scope of 3G. >> Will 3G be a game changer? >> In how many circle XXXX company has 3G license. Different models in telecom. Q3> Why telecom management. Ans: I have done my engineering in telecom. In 2009 telecom sector was at its peak and competition and falling ARPU were major concerns. Demand of management person for rational utilization of resources, cost optimization will be there in telecom sector. VAS market, rural market penetration, 3G is big opportunities. Telecom management helped me to understand market dynamics. Q4 > Explain Telecom Model. >>>>I was baffled by question with EToMmodel , FCAPS model ‌ in my mind, I began to explain EToM model . Recruiter interrupted and asked me to explain FCAPS model. Some time question will not be clear to you; don't hesitate clear your doubts. Q5> What XXXX company should focus on in current market situation? Ans: Do not loose your high end customers. Q(Explain) XXXX company is an Old player in market so they have customer base who are not price sensitive and these customer are most profitable customer and new product can be marketed to them easily. Q5> There were questions related to major project done in Engineering, they were asking in & out of the project. Q6> Internship, what was your role in that firm, what responsibilities you had. >>>>one should be thorough with his project .I was unable to answer some of


Recent Posts By Others their questions but always remain honest that helped for sure. Invest 2 month internship period well. It will provide you vital confidence and edge. Q6>After that there were more of general talk, they asked about family background, about hobbies … Thanks and Regards Niraj Kumar Jay

Nisha.S.Ojha, I am Nisha.S.Ojha, Roll.No-TM-09-8066, Dual-B,BITM, Telecom & Marketing My Placement Experience: Placement season of our college started on the month of October.I was not eligible to sit for first fifty companies as I had a backlog paper. The news was already in air that one of the leading FMCDs company will be visiting our campus very soon. Most of the student were happy and excited to be a part of the selection process .but there were some were sad like me were not eligible to attend for the process .The reason were either shortage of attendance or because of backlog. We had lost hope that we wont be allowed to sit for our first company but then came the verdict of Bala sir that all criteria to sit for process have being removed by Bala sir. It brought sudden range of happiness on the face of each and every student sitting in the auditorium . Every one of us started preparing for our first company. The preparations included trial GD topic ,to all updated news. We also went for grooming session so that we leave no options. Finally the D day arrived everybody was very excited but i was a bit nervous because i knew if I'll not be able to make it today then it's going to be very long for me, all good fifty companies will be out of my hand. With all these preoccupied thoughts in my mind i went to the GD room. Mine was the second last group mentors were busy in arranging the previous groups result. Everybody took their seats and i looked into everybody's eyes they looked very confident and it made me more nervous i closed my eyes and told to myself that this is my chance “i'll have to do it and i can do it”. Then the mentors looked up and told us the rules of Gd. The main point they highlighted was “not to make fish market” they have already washed off 2-3 entire groups.The topic given to my group was”whether MBA is only for engineers.I had some good point in my mind.we were asked to think for two minutes and had to speak.but someone in our group started to speak as soon


Recent Posts By Others as the mentor gave us rhe topic.so everyone got a bit nervous and stated to speak which had led to a situation where none of us were even trying to listen to others which eventually led to a situation which we call as fish market. irrespective of the rules being told to us in advance all of the student in our group started to speak at once and none of us gave chance to any other. So finally we were told to leave the GD room. Even after coming out of the GD room every one was blaming the other for what had happened which was of no use. The result was declared only 3 students we being shortlisted and rest all went back to their rooms with long faces few took it as experience and a lesson too. Now i knew my goal is very far from me but i took it in positive manner, i decided to prepare very hard so that the day i'll become eligible i'll be able to present myself so strong that I will crack the first company. My preparation time: I started reading news paper on daily basis though i found it boring so i preferred reading news over internet and you can find various kinds of review for the same piece of news. I used to maintain a diary of some important news and note down important points related to that news. Note down few data such as national income, GDP, population, inflation, employment ratio etc. these data will be always helpful not just in clearing the GD but also at various stages of life. Its always good to talk in numbers rather than speaking vague. Discussions with friends do help a lot. We get to know various view points for the same topic before the real group discussion. You actually get time to analyze your thought. As you discuss more and more with people and read more and more articles about various different things happening around you get to know more and it gives you confidence and many material to talk about. I used to discuss with my room mates the various GD topics which they were given I used to judge my self whether I would have been able to speak on the topic or not. Jotting down points is a very good method, it will help you wile preparation. Any time you feel like you can go through the points and it will be fresh in your mind and you can add or delete few points through the process of time. I had a bit of interest on retail industry and i knew many retail firms will be visiting our campus and by that time i'll be eligible. So i started reading more about retail gather data about retail, prepared few topics like organized vs unorganized sector etc.


Recent Posts By Others Sometimes i used to get dishearten when i used see some of my roommates going and attending the company process. But it couldn't take over my feeling to crack the first company i'll apply for. The day i got eligible: My first company was one of the leading retail firm. The GD topic given to us was “do real life had influence on reel life”.somewhere down the line I still had the fear in my mind that the same thing which happened during GD of first company should not happen so i entered twice in the Gd and put forwarded my points. I wasn't selected for the PI round . Then I decided to sit for all the companies which visited our campus.Some of my friends suggested me to be patient during the GD some asked me to be more enthusiastic.so that the mentors should feel the zeal in me. Then I decided to speak against the group during the GD round. This helped me to crack the GD round in another big FMCDs Company .Then I was selected for the PI round. But I was not selected in it. But this experience gave a lot of confidence in me. Rather than being nervous or tensed I thought that atleast I could crack the GD round so atleast I am one step near to my placement journey.Andi read more and kept myself updated on every important news. i worked hard and i always believed that i am going to get placed in a good company. “IT WAS MY POSITIVE OUTLOOK TOWARDS LIFE THAT HELPED ME” I believed in my dream and i made it happen. After few more days of struggle the day came when i got placed in one of the company dealing in ceramics. It was the only company which had a different style of selection process.Other than other companies the selection process for this company was that the mentor interacted with our group and made decision.As soon as I heard about the selection process I had the intuition that today is the last day of my struggle and today I'll be selected and with this strong feeling in my mind I went inside and got selected. Thanks & Regards Nisha.S.Ojha Tm-09-8066 Telecom & management


Recent Posts By Others Nishikant Shekhar Name:Nishikant Shekhar Registration No. TM09-8281 Division: D from BITM Batch - 2009-2011 Specialization: Telecom & IT Well to begin with the foremost salute goes to our institution which sharpened my skills to such an extent that I am carved the way I am today. Individualized instruction and attention are considered the primary therapy in the program that was bestowed on us by the several seminars being held in the auditorium. Staff members maintain an atmosphere of unconditional positive concern for each student. The program is strongly grounded in development of supportive relationships with each student. This requires separating the student's personal integrity from his or her learning, emotional or behavioral issues and using interpretations of the challenges to design individualized responses that will support growth. Through consistent acceptance and helpful responses, our BITM team maintains a safe learning environment for our students, many of whose problems include fear of risk manifested by refusal to work. But going through so many seminars and presenting many ourselves, we became a newer self. The importance of extracurricular activities on college campuses is well established. The primary goals of extracurricular activities focus on the individual student level, the institutional level, and the broader community level. These activities exist to complement the university's academic curriculum and to augment the student's educational experience. Apart from indulging into such enriching activities I feel going through the newspapers is in itself a collosseum of knowledge.I,myself went through all the newspapers that came in the college of which I feel Economic Times paved a major path of my success. All of us were dreamy eyed the day we joined the institution, but a lot of peer pressure starts when the season of campus placements starts……. going though the phase of recruitment makes u feel the war has just begun…the unending war of combing through the resumes..seeing friends being placed,then getting that sympathetic pat from them telling ahhhhyou can do it buddy.Try your luck in the next company,the HR of the recruiting company giving you that critical eye, peer pressure….and then people asking you .. orbhaikuchhuakya,kahinbaatbani..every second lasts for ages… Since a good number of aspirants are available in campus, it gives an


Recent Posts By Others opportunity to the companies to select the best talent as per their requirements. The criteria may not always be the performance in the exams and professional knowledge but other factors like personality, emotional intelligence and mental alertness etc. of these aspirants. Many students get a chance to get good placements if they are mentally very agile and are able to keep up to the standards of the recruiters.To assure a good interview.i feel one should thoroughly familiarize oneself with the new post description, including requiredcompetencies. I followed a methodical approach in order to achieve a goal for getting placed in a company of my choice. My preparation began months before the placements began, which included reading about the current and business affairs so as to know about the current economic and business trends, understand all aspect of the current business markets and have a holistic opinion based on the facts presented to us through the various forums of the media. This would in turn help me when I am having a group discussion as I would be able to make a sound argument based on my understanding of the topic and the various levers that affect my judgment and opinion. Placement season is a lifetime experience and we go through all emotions like competition with our best of friends, celebrations of selection for the first job, nervous breakdown before interview and before the result is announced, happy for friends selected and placed and sad for not getting selected in one more company, pressure of days passing by when practically you know the entire season is left and finally the feeling of accomplishment and empowerment with a heavy package in hand and a dream that here we enter the corporate world with those black suits and heavy pay packages to rock the world..... Finally when I was facing the interviews..in each stage a common thread of hope emerges‌may be this time I can make it.Trying every second to empty all the negative emotions.. My first round comprised of Case Study .generally in this round recruiters check the problem solving skills, mental alertness &ability, positive outlook. Around We all were told to sit in the hall& were given a application form Blank to fill. Then I was asked to wait at the reception for the Interview. Now was the time, I understood the importance of this opportunity. I started revising all the typical questions like tell me about yourself, Why our Company, What do you know about our Company, Strengths & weakness. It was followed by a group discussion& the topic was:-“Company drive employee or employee drive companyâ€?. The Group Discussion is the first step towards reaching the company of your choice wherein the recruiters would like to understand how an individual thinks and what forms the basis of their opinion and whether or not he can stand tall


Recent Posts By Others and defend themselves. This round is also used by the recruiters as an elimination round which decides who moves on to the next round of assessment. This makes group discussion a very critical stage of the placement process. The group discussion demands that the prospective candidates are abreast with the latest news and happenings, have a fair idea of the topic and be able to interpret the topic in a wide range of scenarios like political, economical, social and technological arenas and come up with a plausible point of discussion. This showcases how does the candidate thinks and in turn assimilates his thoughts so as to put across his/her point in the most effective manner. After that I have to go through the HR round in which a series of questions like:1) Internship, what was my role in that firm, what responsibilities. 2) Common telecom scenarios, scandals and your thoughts. 3) Major project done in MBA. 4) Previous company projects. and then the last question..your salary expectation??so finally I got the feeling that the verbal offer has been made…but nothing can be said until and unless I receive that written offer letter…waiting in queues to with heart thumping over and over…Finally the words rang in my head that I was yearning to listen all this while..I WAS SELECTED.It was the best feeling ever which can't be expressed in words. It was undoubtedly a proud moment for me. Friends and proffessors congratulated… ahh. .. didn't know how to react because all this while I was gruelled so very much that I had unintentionally distanced myself from emotions..still now I was hopeful……..hopeful of a safe tomorrow….informed the people ,who were most precious to me,about me winning the battle.Finally, I have made it were hundreds of others are striving their best to be one day..my struggle for existence has made me one of the fittest survivor…welcome you all to this saga of ups and downs…with knowledge, perseverance and patience you can prove to be a better survivor.Brush up your fundamentals & along with that stay updated with what is happening in world. I wish all the very best to all the juniors. Hope all of them get the best jobs. Do not get worried if you are not lucky as others to get through in one go. Also don't forget as said by our beloved Bala sir “Problems are Opportunities". Thanks to all those who have been great support as friends and teachers, directly or indirectly. Warm Regards, Nishi kantshekhar


Recent Posts By Others Nitin Gogia Name-Nitin Gogia BATCH 2009-11 DUAL-A (MARKETING AND FINANCE) BITM HI This is NITIN GOGIA from batch 2009-2011(TM09282). I am writing my campus placement experience I participated around 15 companies before I got selected in Company as a management trainee in sales. I cleared 10 GD during the process but unfortunately couldn't make the interviews well. In one company (A) I got eliminated from Aptitude test and In one other company I was eliminated in group discussion(B). In most of companies I commence the group discussion that gave me extra points for leadership. As per my experience in Group discussion panel always provide at least one minute for the thinking process I always tried to think at least two or three very good points to start the conversation and most of the times got succeeded. According to my EXPERIENCE in group discussions one should try to start the discussion but if you don't have the knowledge about the topic he should listen some points to the group members and try to make good points to participate in discussion. Speaking strong and relevant point into the group discussion is more important than talking more and irrelevant. In the starting days of placement season I was very much choose in terms of company's selection that went wrong with me and waited till May to get a job. Most of the times I ignored good companies just because of the package and profile but that they were providing. Sometimes in my GD groups people takes very aggressive stand and spoiled the group but one should only be aggressive if it is for only hardcore sales job. Current affairs are the most essential thing in group discussions. If you have knowledge about the topics and especially if you has some data it means you are far ahead to the other peoples or your group members but the data should be true or almost true, it should not a fake data. In my time I gathered data about all industry from internet and used successfully in the companies according to processes. Presently I am in automobile industry and I gave some data about the industry to the interviewer in my first round of interview that gave me clear advantage from other peoples. In interview process one should not try to be someone else that they are not means they lie to the interviewer but this is a very wrong thing a person who is


Recent Posts By Others interviewing you must had experience of at least 10 years and he is doing the same thing so one should be very real in the interview rounds. In interview rounds if interviewer is asking you that do you have any question about the job or company than one should always ask a good question that give a edge in competition. For that he can think question before his turn. I still remember I became very nervous in my initial two or three interviews that leads rejection to me but one not never become nervous in the interviews try to be normal or cool as normal. Most of the time interviewer ask about your summer project so one should always know deep about the company in which they have done their summer project especially what was their role and responsibilities during the project and what are the learning from the summer project. I was asked that have you given any suggestion to the company and have they considered your recommendations so you should know very deep about the summer project company and your roles . In most of the interviews interviewer ask questions about your CV. I mentioned that I do MIMICRY and he asked me to do mimicry so one should only write true or words that he has some idea. In both interviews and group discussions general awareness especially current affairs plays major role than the technical knowledge. If you are a MBA than you are supposed to know about what is going on the market, a particular industry in which you are going to be in. All current business knowledge gives you advantage. Some are the GD TOPICS are, ITS TATA'S WAY OR RELIANCE WAY, EUTHANASIA, IPL VS ICL, MY PINK PAJAMA, CURROPTION, INDIA VS CHINA, ETC Selection process Of my company was more or like same as other processes that I have been attending. There were 3 rounds in selection process as follows 1. Company process commence with the pre placement talk (ppt) in which company gave the presentation about the company , growth hierarchy, package and culture of the company and the job role that we suppose to perform after the selection. 2. After PPT the first round was aptitude test. I found it easy and it was because most of us had cleared that. We have our brand management exam that particular day. I missed the brand management exam before because of some company and I did not want to miss it again. So I seek permission from the head HR and went to appear in the exam. Timings were from 12 to 3 P.M.. I


Recent Posts By Others completed that exam at 2 and went back to Indra collage as the selection procedure was going on there. There 1 gd group was wating just for me. Then I said sorry to the head HR and he was ok with that.then I appeared in the gd. Btw I cleared brand management with 51 marks . 3. Next round was group discussion. It was a group of 10 students. My GD topic was “its TATA's way or RELIANCE way�. We had a good 15 minutes discussion on the topic. I put some good points so I was confident that I will clear this round. But the main problem with me was the personal interview. Because that is the round where I mostly got rejected and which disappoints the most. There were many companies where I got rejected in final round. And seriously it hurts. 4. Then they announced the name of shortlisted students. They shortlisted around 9 students. My interview num was 7th. They were taking big interviews of 30mins to 45 mins. Then comes my num. I went in and greet every one. They were 5. My interview was of 10-12 mins only. Firstly they asked me some personal questions. Then some marketing question.some marketing questions are as followes; a. What are the 7 p's of marketing. b. Difference b/w sales and marketing. c. What would be your marketing streatgy if you have to launh a packaged drink in competition of appy and fruity. d. Some more positioning related questions These are the question that they asked me followed by some open ended questions on the 3rd question. I was answering well but all of a sudden they said me thanx u can go. I was shocked but confident beause I was good at the questions they asked me. 5. They were supposed to announce result that particular day but they postpone it. Then after 7 days we got the result and today I am in my company. After this I just want to say all the best to all my loving jouniers. And 1 more thing ; start working on your weakness or rather start finding your weakness. You yourself know your weakness just find it and start working on it. Regards, NitinGogia TM 09- 8282 09727717357


Recent Posts By Others Mr. Nitin Kumar Sharma I am Mr. Nitin Kumar Sharma Registration Number TM-09-8227, from Dual C, BITM, from the academic year 2009-11 passed out on 26th APril 2011. My specialisation is in Telecom and IT. I am placed in XXXXXX One of the best thing that ever happened to me.I sat for approximately 8 cos.learning a new lesson in every company and finally got through XXXXXX.I can never forget that evening when my name was called out. I could'ntfeel anything for the next 5 minutes after the result, I stood still with all my friends hugging and wishing me.It was a long process, having 5 rounds: 1.Written test 2.HR round 3.Round with the Key account manager 4.Interview with the Head HR 5.Interview with the CEO First round was written test. It has aptitude part and technical part about Telecom industry. I cleared it. Second round was a HR round in which normal HR question was asked like – 1. Tell me about urself? 2. Why did you opt for telecom ? And it is my area of interest and I have done my engineering in same field. I wanted to go on management side. 3. Why us? Ans – VAS is the growing sector and it had become a spinal to the telecom industry as telecom is struggling in terms of revenue. VAS is the only ladder by which revenue stream can be opened. XXXX as a pioneer in the industry I want to start with you only. 4. What do you know about VAS? And – Value added services are all services other then the voice services be it bill payment on Mobile, Bank transaction on mobile etc. I cleared the second round also. Third round was interview with AasthaKapoor(Key account Manager). She started with same HR question and then some technical question related to telecom such as – How many circles are there in India? Ans – 23 circles


Recent Posts By Others 1. What is circle ? Ans- Specified by TRAI to devide the whole india to twenty three different circles to make telecom easier. 2. What is short code? Ans- Short code is five digit number provided to tele marketer for the purpose of transaction message .promotional messages. 3. What would you do if your client ask you to stand on chair ? Ans- If I got recruited to your company then starting few days will be for induction day and in these days I'll see the environment of the company. If company is revenue oriented then I will stand up and if company is employee oriented then I'll not. 4. How VAS industry will sustain in market ? Ans – By creating different types of utility apps, services. 5. How flexible was I with the job hours and location? * My answer: I said I was ready to be relocated in any part of the country and ready to work 24/7. 6. What do you know about our company? * My answer: I was asked to speak on what all I know about this company till the time they would ask me to stop .That was a good 5 minutes talk about the company.I had already done a bit of homework on its website and told everything I knew. Personal Interview was a blend of techno-personal questions. The Representatives of the Company were looking for qualities like communication skills, confidence and convincing power as the profile was for consulting. I cleared the third round. Forth round was with Head HR and she asked me some normal question about experience in college. 1. How is MBA college different from engineering college? Ans – more discipline and more practical oriented. 2. What are your expectations from us ? Ans learning, as I am new to the industry so maximum learning about the telecom industry will be my main moto. 3. Tell me about yourself? 4. Why VAS industry? Ans- – VAS is the growing sector and it had become a spinal to the telecom industry as telecom is struggling in terms of revenue. VAS is the only ladder by which revenue stream can be opened. I got selected in forth round and my last round was with CEO of Netway India.


Recent Posts By Others She asked me following questions – 1. Tell me about yourself? 2. Why VAS ? Ans - VAS is the growing sector and it had become a spinal to the telecom industry as telecom is struggling in terms of revenue. VAS is the only ladder by which revenue stream can be opened. 3. What do you know about VAS? Ans - – Value added services are all services other then the voice services be it bill payment on Mobile, Bank transaction on mobile etc. 4. Give me a VAS service you want to launch in market? Ans – 1.personalized location tracker . 2. voice chat. 3. Love stories on phone. 4. Live SMS chat. 5. Ticket tracker. 5. How would you rate yourself in terms of selling? Ans – 8 out of 10. As I have got good convincing skills to handle the all sales related queries . Well after the grilling interview for around 35-40 minutes by head HR and CEO. I came out of the room and started speculating. When all the candidates were interviewed we were told that the results will be send to college. During the interview I got to know from their body language and informal questions that he started asking but still had to wait for formal declaration and I was told that I was placed. On top of my mind I thanked God, Parents, Bala sir, friends and everybody. It was a happy feeling to cherish about. We four (Nitin, Gaurav, Manish and Nupur ) got selected in last and final round also and after that discussion of salary and we got our call latter. Some Suggestions to the Juniors : Don't be nervous and if you are then also try to face the interview with a smile. Present yourself the way you are. Don't try to fake yourself. Always try to show your weakness as a strength. Be confident whatever you say. The interviewer may confuse you but you don't get confused as they want to check your confidence level. Always make your basics clear and show an attitude that you have a keen interest in learning new things. If you are a fresher then be clear and confident about what you did in your internship. Always write those points in CV for which you should be ready to face crossquestioning.


Recent Posts By Others At last I want to thank Bala Sir and all my friends and family for supporting me and making my dream come true to work with one of the best brands in Finance Field.

Nitin Kumar Singh Nitin Kumar Singh TM09-8034 BITM Dual A Marketing & Finance 2009-11 I am currently working with Company 'A' as a Marketing Officer. I had a very good placement experience. Around 150 companies visited the campus during my tenure. It was a very good and one of the most memorable experience of my life. During the placement season I got to know too many things about The Corporate world. I got to know about my strenghts and weaknesses. SBS made me ready for the corporate world. And now I am implementing all the ethics and learning in corporate world. It was time to get ready to cross the line and enter the corporate arena, the two years which I had invested in, where I went through rigorous training and the college molded me and made me ready to step in, it was time for all these to give me returns, to help me take the first step. It was the time to take the first step in process to fulfill the dreams I have seen at the time of admission in SBS. Company 'L' was the first company that visited the campus. I still remember the day when Bala Sir called the whole 2009-11 Marketing batch in auditorium and he said company 'L' will visit the campus by 21st September . And from that day we all have started day dreaming about get the best job in college and most important the dream job. I did not get through in GD round. It was really painful but it was not the time to get disheartened because there are too many other companies which are lined up. So, I have started myself again but again and again I was rejected from the GD round. Then gradually understood the importance of Group Discussion with experience.Friends most important thing for the placements is General Knowledge. It is very useful for every round of placement. I was a bit choosy about the companies beacause I have work experience of 1.5 years. Then company ABC visited the campus and I was shortlisted for it. And this time I got through in GD round. It was the amazing feeling but in HR round I got rejected due to my computer science background. It was also a learning period we got to know about too many companies and their business. It was also a time to enjoy others victory and to participate in


Recent Posts By Others their rejections. We all were used to get ready in the morning in our dress and to go auditorium with full of confidence and with a dream that today I will get the job. Then gradually time passes and some people got selected and some were left to join the job. And 3rd semester exams also started. It was very difficult time to manage both the study and the placement. After that continuously too many companies visited the campus. I got through in the GD of various companies but unfortunately from HR round I wasn't through. I was so depressed but I always remember the words of BALA Sir “Problems are Opportunities”. But the time was going too fast. After January it was compulsory to sit in each and every company's process. The tension was on peak. Few of us were left for selection. I was worried beacause very few companies were left. It was the worst time for all of us who were left for selection. But thanks to BALA Sir, He helped all of us. Till June companies visited the campus and he inspired us a lot. He always said you all are the last bullet and you all will soon get a good job and I believe in his words. I made myself so strong and I decided to give my best shot in every company. My friends supported me a lot. And then company 'A' came to campus and in it I got through its GD round. It was a very healthy GD round. There were total 10 students in that round. All have spoke very well but that was my day and I got selected in GD round. The GD topic was “Role of IT in today's world”. After that I had to clear 2 rounds of interviews. Each round was different in nature. One was the HR round in which the questions asked to me were general in nature and were related to the judgment of one's personality while the second one was related to the sales and marketing techniques . The questions were: 1. Why this company? 2. Why recession did not hit India? 3. Current market share of 'a'? 4. What is difference between sales and marketing? 5. What are 4 P's of marketing? 6. Maslow's need hierarchy? And finally after getting through these rounds they said that they will announce the result after one week. During that one week I got selected in one another company. But I did not join it. And then I got to know that I got selected in company A. It was a time to enjoy. Finally I got the job after a long time. I made my way to the corporate world. It was a really tough time for me but it was BALA sir who gave inspiration to all of us. And finally we all done a very good job and got a very good job. Here I want to discuss some GD topics I had in my GD rounds: 1. Commonwealth Games 2. Telecom War


Recent Posts By Others 3. India Vs India 4. Reservation 5. Indian Economy 6. 2G Scam 7. NetaJiSubhash Chandra Bose Vs Mahatma Gandhi 8. Pepsi Vs Coke 9. Effect of Tag Lines in promotion of brands 10. Indian economy Here are some more interview questions I had in interviews: 1. Tell me about yourself? 2. Why sales/marketing? 3. Why this company? 4. Give me one reason to select you. 5. What are your career objectives? 6. Suppose you are a brand ,sell yourself by telling your USPs. 7. Are you suitable for this company?

Ms. Nupur Sharma I am Ms. Nupur Sharma Registration Number TM-09-8035 Class Division Dual A BITM, Academic year 2009-2011 Passed out in April 2011 My specialization is in Marketing & Finance I am finally placed in Shining Consulting My Campus Placement experience When you dream about your college life, Placement seems to be the best chapter of it. So it was with me. After starting my journey in BITM with enlightening sessions of Mahabharata, unforgettable sessions of Bam sirs' presentation and a fun filled creative induction period the only thought that drove me throughout was the thought of getting placed. And soon it was September 2010 when the campus recruitments were about to begin, the amount of energy, knowledge and zeal of achieving the dreams in my batch mates sometimes pressurized me but always encouraged me to just focus on my aim and to believe that “Yes I am better than others and yes I can do it�. It was a difficult task to balance my classroom studies, to update my general knowledge and to prepare for the exams at the same time but somehow when u have realization of your dreams it is enough to ignite the passion in you to


Recent Posts By Others just look towards the brighter side of everything. Everything that was happening around me whether cultural activities or studies it left an impression on my mind and I realized my inner desire of getting into a creative firm. I was able to relate my studies with my interest and sooner it was crystal clear for me to just focus on my aim. I sat for 3 companies. 1st was Company A , 2nd was Company B and 3rd was Company C in which I got selected. During the process of Company A, being the first company on campus the amount of zeal and excitement everywhere was at its peak. My GD topic was “Is advertising waste of resources”. I felt that I performed well and I would be able to get through the GD but nobody from our group got selected for the PI round. It was something else that company was looking for. After a month Company B visited the campus. The topic of our discussion was “Are MNCs superior to Indian companies?” My group discussion was a chaos everyone was talking on the same time and as a result our group got rejected. It was distressing but I learnt that it is very important to be a god team player rather than showcasing your personal qualities in group discussion. It was my luck that the first 4 JD's those were shown to our 2009-11 batch had one company “Company C” of my interest. It involved great amount of personal research, discussion with the professors before sitting for it. I couldn't sleep properly a day before and i was nervous because I was about to make the most crucial decision of my life. The very next day Company C visited our campus. It was a brand consulting firm with my dream profile and I desperately wanted to get through this company. With little Anxiety, nervousness and lots of enthusiasm and self confidence I went for it. The complete process was very exciting and included 7 rounds where they tested our communication skills Conviction and confidence level writing skills Visual understanding skills, Socio-behavior understanding level, Knowledge about marketing research Summer project Details My 1st GD topic was “Should Husband expect their wives to be virgin or not”. I initiated the GD and expressed my view. I was very comfortable and confident as it was an abstract topic and all that was required was to express your thoughts. And my 2nd GD topic was “Would customer buy if Amrutanjan sells Sanitary napkin”. I again initiated the GD. My marketing concepts and my instinct together helped me in expressing my self. Company was not interested in testing our subject knowledge rather they were more interested in understanding our thought process because of which all the GD topics were


Recent Posts By Others abstract. It was an elimination round and followed by 2 GD's rounds was a PI where they questioned about my marketing research knowledge, summer internship, my knowledge of MS office. Everything that was asked to me at that point of time I can easily correlate it with the work I am presently doing. After the PI round they short listed 26 students. In 4th and 5th round they evaluated our presentations and Visual understanding level. For the 6th round they selected only 6 students. They conducted a written test to judge our SocioBehavioral understanding and gave an article to summarize it in our own words. The final 7th round was a PI round again where they grilled us to the core to check our toughness to face the challenges. It was a tough and challenging experience to crack their selection procedure. Every round had a clear connection to the profile I am working on. The vast Curriculum of SBS provided me with everything that was required during the process. I want to thank Bala sir for making me go through the tough curriculum of BITM. It helped me a lot during my placement procedure .I was patient and confident throughout the 7 rounds and as a result I got selected in the company I wanted. Regards NUPUR SHARMA Dual A BITM

Nupur Verma I am Nupur Verma Class BITM, Dual C Roll No. TM 09 8228 BITM (Batch 2009-2011) Specialization - Telecom & IT. The phase of PLACEMENT comes as great experience in every student's life. We all go through the same feelings of anxiety, tension, confusion and excitement till the time we are placed and are happy and relaxed with the same. But all this comes as a great learning as this makes you tough enough to handle all situations and gives a feeler of various industries through various rounds of GD's and interviews till the end. To begin this, i would like to mention that to pen down this Placement experience was not that easy as it seemed to be. It recalls back all that phase of anxiety, tension, confusion and excitement till the time we are finally Through a good company and a decent profile to back on...but all this comes as a great


Recent Posts By Others learning as this makes you tough enough to handle all situations and gives a feeler of various industries through various rounds of HR and Technical interviews till the end. Before sitting for any company think once, Just apply for those companies where you think you can perform well . Always give priority to the profile, the type of work they will offer and not much to the brand or package at this point of time. Make sure that you have the required competency and the interest in the work which you will have to do and it will provide you a good amount of scope for learning and growth. You will get ample of opportunities to learn many things practically in the corporate. With the start of our placement, the first company that came on campus was XYZ. Big name big enthusiasm and so the journey began. 2nd company visited was XXX, big name for the MBA-Telecom students specially. The procedure started with 30 shortlisted candidates. 1st round was group discussion and among 15 who cleared the GD, I was one among those 15. Now the tension was at peak, as the technical round was about to held. In technical around 8 students cleared including me. This selection made me confident enough to face the final round which was supposed to be held in Delhi. But then we got the news the panel member who took all our interviews left XXX and he didn't give any report of us to the Company. In short, that Panel member ditched Bala Sir and all of us as well. I was finally placed in the 3rd Company which I sat for. I was placed in one of the foremost Telecom VAS companies of India based in New Delhi. The company was visiting the campus for the profile of Account Managers for one of their Telco accounts. VAS being one of the fastest growing sectors generated a lot of interest among the students and a large number of students sat for the process. In fact the panel which came for recruitment was surprised by the overwhelming response of the students for the Telecom sector. Student of Telecom Batch were aware of all tits and bits to face the interview. So, competition was high as VAS being the fastest growing sector. Almost 90 students sat for the process. On 15th.December. I got placed in XYZ. Process was started on 14th of Dec. The Selection processes consisted of 5 rounds. 1. Written (Technical + General) 2. HR Interview -1 3. Technical Interview 4. HR Interview -2 5. Telephonic Interview with the HR. In Written test there were some normal objective questions and some objective questions as followed


Recent Posts By Others 1.Tell me about yourself? 2. Why did you opt for Telecom? 3. Why us? 4. What do you know about VAS? In HR round very normal questions were asked related to Family background and area of my interest other then study. Are you Comfortable with the SALES profiles. What kind of person are you –Talkative/Silent? You want to work in Group of how many members? Will you be comfortable in Travelling twice a month? How many members are there in family? Hobbies what are your Hobbies? Gone a long discussion about hobbies only The technical interview consisted of following questions: How many circles are there in India? What is USSD? What is PCN? What is short code? What would you do if your client asks you to stand on chair? How VAS industry will sustain in market? How flexible was I with the job hours and location? Finally a final telephonic round was held. CEO of the company took the telephonic round which lasted for around 30 minutes. I am happy to be a part of such a prestigious College and company too. If you believe in yourself and have faith, you too can be part of good company. Well it is quiet easy to give suggestion to anyone, but when it comes to application the same is not easy. Please be calm and relaxed when you appear for interviews, there would be rejections and those are necessary as they bring out the best in you. Be humble and honest not only during interviews but also with your colleagues and jobs. One last and most important piece of advice, never choose money over your passion as that will make all the difference. So best of luck and go change the world. I would be grateful to my Family, Friends and Sri Balaji Society and appreciate for all the endeavour's to bring hundreds of excellent companies in the campus for recruitment purpose. Wishing thousands of luck to my juniors. I believe placements would be even better for years to come, as Sri Balaji Society & the students would work together for it. Don't be tensed and don't prepare yourself for subject knowledge on the day just before your interview because this will only make you more nervous. Just read a little bit about the company and profile and then be calm.Anxiety will vanish as soon as you start facing the things.Your


Recent Posts By Others introduction should be good so that it should give all the basic information about you. Your internship.-It may play a vital role in impressing the panel. If you are writing something on your CV, you should be prepared to answer the cross-questioning on it.If you do not know the answer to any question, just smile and say I don't know or I am not aware of it. Here's wishing ALL THE BEST to future aspirants………. Thank You

Pavneet Kaur I am Pavneet Kaur Roll number: TM09-8036 BITM 2009-2011 batch. Specialization: Finance I was placed in company 2 It gives me immense pleasure to share my placement experience with you all. I would like to start with that I was placed in Company 2 in Hyderabad. There I am working as a Tax Analyst in US Taxation. News of Company 2 coming to campus: On 31st of October in the night around 8o'clock we got the news that the company is coming to campus tomorrow. Hearing this news I was a bit excited and nervous. I immediately started to make preparations. I read about the co., his CEO, and other details. As this company was the first company for the finance batch, everyone wanted to give their best shot. About the Process: According to me, the process was not too simple. It required a lot of effort from our side. We had to clear the six rounds. I enjoyed the process, and tried to give my best shot in every round. Our process went on for 2 days. On the first day the panel consisted of an HR manager and few corporate working there. On the second day, 4 HR managers came for interview. In total, we went through 6 rounds and each round was an elimination round. In the 1st round, we went through vocabulary test. There were around 35-40 questions based on the vocabulary usage, grammar and antonyms and synonyms. The questions asked were not too tough. The questions had some passages and some sentences too lengthy and tricky that at some point of time I felt that I won't be able to make it. The key to solve them was your daily usage of common words of English and newspaper reading. In the 2nd round, we had a test on technical of finance. There were around 30-


Recent Posts By Others 35 questions based on the financial terms and concepts. At this point all the learning and the concept that we learnt in the class helped me a lot. In the 3rd round, we had a logical and analytical reasoning test. This test was totally based on the analytical ability of the student and presence of the mind. The questions here were the analytical questions that we used to have in MAT exams. The 4th round was that of Versant which is a quick spoken English test. It was conducted to evaluate language and literacy skills. This test had various competency levels on which we were tested. The levels on which we were tested was understanding American accent and speaking fluent English. The panel was quite impressed with the performance of the candidates. I cleared all the rounds and was called for the final 2 rounds after 10days. On this day we had two interview rounds. One for HR and the other one was PI. I was the first one to be called for interview. I was a bit of nervous. I went inside and the interview started with quite normal questions. Some of the questions asked were, “describe yourself”, “mention your strengths and weaknesses”. Then, they started with the questions on my CV. They took a look at it and then started asking me questions about it. They started with my internship. Some of the questions were, “what did you learn in internship”, “what is credit risk management, how do we reduce it, how do the banks limit the credit risk, what is the appropriate ration required to sanction the loan”, “what is the credit rating below which they do not grant loans”, “what are the steps involved in the approval of the loan”. After answering all these questions in the first panel, the result came and I was sent to the other panel for the other round of interview. In this round also I was asked about my internship. They tried to match my internship with their current profile. They also asked me about my flexibility to work in shifts and being from North-India, won't it be a problem for you to work in the south. They actually were trying to test me whether I am fit and capable of working in the company. They also asked me about some financial technicals. After long waiting for whole day the results were announced at 7pm. The time when they called all of us inside the room for results was such a terrifying moment. Then they started announcing the names of students that were placed. One by one names were being announced, my heart started beating like anything. And then finally my name was announced. I was thrilled at that moment. I didn't know how to react to that moment. I congratulated all my colleagues who were selected. Then I told my parents about my placement. It was such a nice and fortunate moment that I won't be experiencing in whole of my life. Certain piece of advice for my colleagues: 1. Present yourself in the interview the way you are. Never try to fake in front of them.


Recent Posts By Others 2. Do not be nervous in the interview. Even if you are try to smile in the interview. 3. Your introduction should be good so that it should give all the basic information about you. 4. Always focus on your internship. It plays a vital role in the interview. 5. If you are writing something on your CV, you should be prepared to answer the cross-questioning on it. 6. Always be clear with your technicals, as it being your specialization you should be thorough with that. 7. If you do not know the answer to any question, just smile and say I don't know or I am not aware of it. In all total it was an excellent experience to get through such process. I was too fortunate to get such a good brand name attached to my name. This all became possible because of such an institute and the grooming we get here. I am very grateful to Bala Sir, my colleagues in PAT and my friends and family. I wish all my colleagues ALL THE VERY BEST and hope they succeed in their lives. Regards: PavneetKaur

Piyush Agarwal Name-Piyush Agarwal Batch 2009-11 Roll No.-Tm098038 Dual-A (Marketing And Finance) Bitm Hi This is piyushagarwal from batch 2009-2011(TM098038). I am writing my campus placement experience I participated around 15 companies before I got selected in Company as a management trainee in sales. I cleared 10 GD during the process but unfortunately couldn't make the interviews well. In one company (A) I got eliminated from Aptitude test and In one other company I was eliminated in group discussion(B). In most of companies I commence the group discussion that gave me extra points for leadership. As per my experience in Group discussion panel always provide at least one minute for the thinking process I always tried to think at least two or three very good points to start the conversation and most of the times got succeeded. According to my


Recent Posts By Others EXPERIENCE in group discussions one should try to start the discussion but if you don't have the knowledge about the topic he should listen some points to the group members and try to make good points to participate in discussion. Speaking strong and relevant point into the group discussion is more important than talking more and irrelevant. In the starting days of placement season I was very much choose in terms of company's selection that went wrong with me and waited till May to get a job. Most of the times I ignored good companies just because of the package and profile but that they were providing. Sometimes in my GD groups people takes very aggressive stand and spoiled the group but one should only be aggressive if it is for only hardcore sales job. Current affairs are the most essential thing in group discussions. If you have knowledge about the topics and especially if you has some data it means you are far ahead to the other peoples or your group members but the data should be true or almost true, it should not a fake data. In my time I gathered data about all industry from internet and used successfully in the companies according to processes. Presently I am in FMCG industry and I gave some data about the industry to the interviewer in my first round of interview that gave me clear advantage from other peoples. In interview process one should not try to be someone else that they are not means they lie to the interviewer but this is a very wrong thing a person who is interviewing you must had experience of at least 10 years and he is doing the same thing so one should be very real in the interview rounds. In interview rounds if interviewer is asking you that do you have any question about the job or company than one should always ask a good question that give a edge in competition. For that he can think question before his turn. I still remember I became very nervous in my initial two or three interviews that leads rejection to me but one not never become nervous in the interviews try to be normal or cool as normal. Most of the time interviewer ask about your summer project so one should always know deep about the company in which they have done their summer project especially what was their role and responsibilities during the project and what are the learning from the summer project. I was asked that have you given any suggestion to the company and have they considered your recommendations so you should know very deep about the summer project company and your roles . In most of the interviews interviewer ask questions about your CV. I mentioned that I do MIMICRY and he asked me to do mimicry so one should only write true or words that he has some idea. In both interviews and group discussions general awareness especially current affairs plays major role than the technical knowledge. If you are a MBA than you are supposed to know about what is going on the market, a particular industry in which you are going to be in. All current business knowledge gives you advantage.


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are the GD TOPICS are as follows Education system in India. World cup cricket followed by IPL is too much cricket My pink pajama Wikkileaks Indian IT industry Purple Stay away from home good or bad Reservation Corruption

In the selection process of my company . It was more or like same as other processes that I have been attending. There were 3 rounds in selection process as follows 1. Company process commence with the pre placement talk(ppt) in which company gave the presentation about the company , growth hierarchy, package and culture of the company and the job role that we suppose to perform after the selection. 2. After PPT first round was the personal interview with VP sales and marketing. He started with a normal question TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF. I started replying and I told him that I am from Rajasthan and Agarwal also than he questioned me that am I a Marvadi. Than I told him yes and he questioned me further about my family background. SECOND QUESTION was about My SUMMER INTERNSHIP, I replied and he asked me detail about my project. THIRD QUESTION was DO YOU THINK THAT YOU CAN SALE IN 48 DEGREE TEMPRATURE MEANS NOW YOU ARE WEARING SUITE. I replied normally that Suits are with me from past two years previously I was also a salesmen like person. He laughed. FOURTH QUESTION WAS DO YOU HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE ABOUT SALES.I replied that I had some experience with my uncle's business who is distributor of chemical products. FIFTH QUESTION WAS DO YOU WANT TO ASK ANYTHING . I ASKED QUESTION – WHY YOU ARE A SINGLE BRANDED COMPANY WHO HAS ONLY ONE BRAND IN PRODUCT BASKET. He asked me that according to you what product should we have in our basket. I replied him that Company can enter into face wash segment and many more products. He said good and interview was over. Fortunately I got cleared this interview and sent for another interview


Recent Posts By Others 3. Second interview of mine was with VP HR. It was a very short interview and he asked me only two questions. First was about my FAMILY BACKGROUND and Second was Are you ready to join for Chennai. I replied with yes. Thanks & Regards Piyush Agarwal

Piyush Kumawat I am Piyush Kumawat Registration Number "TM09-8137", from Class "Telecom & Marketing", Division "B" from "BITM", from the academic year "2009-2011", passed out on "May-2011". My specialization is in "Telecom & Marketing". I am finally placed in Company A. I was working with an organization and after some time looking at the competitive scenario around me and round the globe it clicked my mind that if some exponential growth is desired then I should go for higher studies. I started searching for various options and ended up deciding a yes for MBA. I took admission in "Balaji Institute of Telecom & Management" in the year 2009. That was the time when I took an important decision of & for my life. Then, arrived the time to finally prove oneself above others after two years of training and studies. This time is known as time for Placement. I still remember it started in September and for me it continued till February. To end this seemingly endless struggle I went through number of ups and downs emotionally. The first 50 companies were missed by me as I was suspended for a week for bunking class after attendance. Unfortunately it disturbed all the calculation for achievement of exact 90% attendance. So my innings started after completion of 50 over in this TEST match. This test match is designed to test every individual and I have seen people including myself behaving in a different pattern at different point. It all started with lots of energy and excitement for 1st company that visited our campus. One can see the warriors in their attire and with all their strategies and knowledge ready to burst out just at one signal. Generally we went through normal process of selection, i.e. written test, Group Discussion & Personal Interview. Sometimes it was new for us as it included two rounds of interview or a case study to be solved and then Group Discussion based on the same. For most of the companies battle rounds were same as written test, group discussion and personal interview. For some companies there was an initial


Recent Posts By Others short listing criteria also i.e. academics (65% throughout or 70% throughout). For such companies came from the mind were a few word - "Had I been shortlisted I would have got selected". ROUND - I: - Written Test - This is the round where all people wish to help each other and all need help of others. As it is the first round so no one wants to lose before reaching the last round though it hurts more to lose the last round. All the companies that visited our campus conducted a written test as qualifying criteria to the next round. Generally it comprised of aptitude, logical reasoning, general knowledge and business knowledge. It has always been a combination of two or more subjects. During the written test I never felt excited as it became a habit for one who is an engineer and has appeared for CAT, MAT etc. entrance exams. But still it was a challenge as sometimes the competition was tough and after test I waited for the result with feeling of butterflies in my stomach. But the real challenge was the round 2. ROUND - II: - Group Discussion - When people cross through the barrier of written test they enter the second round which was about how to throw your words. There are a few categories of people in Group discussion, namely: 1. Those who speak sensibly: - These people speak and allow/make others also to speak. 2. Those who speak unnecessarily: - These people speak and when they are tired they allow others to speak. You have to wait for your turn. 3. Those who don't speak: - These are the people who speak only if the moderator asks them and at times not even then. In all my group discussions I have encountered all these three type of people. There were some who start with a valid point and then divert the topic according to knowledge database. These people speak about the same things in every discussion irrespective of the topic allotted. When a topic like India-2020 is given to you and speaking about poverty makes sense. It even makes sense when topic related to Indian politics is given but I was shocked to see people talking about poverty when a topic like "Black" was given. Either it is their creativity or people's shrinking knowledge database. Whatever it was with such type of people the group always got disqualified. Outside GD room people are so cool, quiet, calm and friendly but all these feelings are never seen inside the GD room. Friends become each other's enemy, cool people turn out to be so energetic that even air conditioner is not able control the temperature of the room and instead of being quite and calm outside, inside they forcefully make others to keep quiet. People behave differently at different stages so as to make their probability higher to get selected. The energy level is high at this time and everyone wants to pass through that door to next level but a few make it. There are many experiences which make group discussion memorable. When I didn't want to get selected I spoke less but I got selected for the interview. When I wanted desperately to get through I couldn't or could hardly make it. Once I was in a GD group of 9 people. I was with 8 girls and I lost the hope of it being


Recent Posts By Others cleared at any cost. Even the moderators were smiling at me with their lips murmuring 'God bless you today' but fortunately the topic was FDI investment in retail and then GD was as smooth, streamlined and organized as it was never (thanks to the topic). Even the moderators were surprised to see such a GD. The topics provided during GD at times are so generic and sometime they are so complicated even the moderator while giving that topic looked confused. Topics were always related to current affairs like Commonwealth games, Aviation Industry in India, Retail industry in India, Indian economy, 2G Scam, Indo - Chinese relations or generic like what is important? - Salary or Job profile, MBA - an education or a degree and many more. On any of these topics to speak there is a requirement of current affair awareness, business knowledge & good communication skills. One needs diverse academic knowledge also when a case study is provided to be solved followed by a GD over the same. ROUND - III: - Personal Interview - The time between round 2 and round 3 is the time which we neither want to be extended nor to be diminish. But it is time and it never waits for no one. Then comes the moment when one has to face the truth or tell lies (whatever you are good at). Personal Interview is always full of anxiety, no matter it is ones or of other person. Personal Interview starts mostly with same question - "So Mr. PiyushKumawat tell us/me something about yourself". As they say it always depend on an interviewer but I would say at times interviewee can also drive an interview in the desired direction. I use to answer this question in a way that it leads us to discuss about my job profile and my past experience. Similarly one can direct it to the hobbies also. It is dependent on what you are good at and what you want him to ask. But if one has no clue about it or you are good at everything then leave it to the interviewer. During interview I faced many questions like why you opted for MBA after engineering, why marketing, what you learned in MBA, some questions related to academics. For all these type of questions we are always prepared but real question comes in when you receive a situation and asked to react accordingly. I was asked to sell electronic equipment to a virtual customer and on this question the interview continued for 20 more minutes. One interviewer asked me to plot self SWOT analysis. Many times the interviewer asked questions for hardly 5 minutes but I asked questions for 10 minutes about company, kind of profile they are offering, day to day operations involved in the profile, major clients, future plans, current status of the organization, revenue, global presence, options for posting in India, salary structure, other perks & benefits etc. Sometimes I involved in a discussion/conversation with the interviewer about very general things like Pune as a tourist city, my hobbies, my past experience - personal (with life) and professional (with previous company), etc. Personal Interview is the time when you can express yourself completely. I was shivering in the interviews at the beginning. I got nervous when they ask me anything. After sometime I realized that how one is supposed to behave in an interview and what to speak. It all comes with good training and augmented with experience.


Recent Posts By Others I don't remember number of companies whose recruitment drive was attended by me but it was good enough to gain an entire experience of lifetime. There were many times in the beginning when I rejected the companies in spite of being selected amongst the few ones. Alternatively there were times when I was desperate to be selected but companies rejected me at the last moment. Finally I got selected after a long struggle. My experience with previous GD and PI helped me a lot. The day when I was selected I had no expectation that this should be that day. Without any expectation I cleared the GD based on the solution of a case study. Then I managed to clear the interview also very smoothly. They announced the result saying that "we have selected only one candidate PiyushKumawat". 1 out of 40 appeared candidates, the conversion rate was a matter of pride and honor but still I was expressionless. It may be because of sudden moments appearing fruitful in a row. I have been called by the company at their Head Office after 4 days as I wanted to discuss with them about the CTC. I came to know about the detailed profile and day to day operations. We negotiated and agreed on a decent starting CTC. I have gone through the feeling of joy and sorrow, frustration and excitement, celebration and envy. All these feelings were encountered at the same time and in a small period of 3 months. I have clapped for my friends and cursed my destiny in the same hands. I have raised toast at the celebration with smile and cried in heart at the same time. It was the support of my family that always kept me enlightened with courage and motivation. At last, a thankful note to my beloved who stood side by side always. She supported me every time no matter what was the situation. She always encouraged, motivated and helped me whenever I needed her during these ups and downs of my wonderful joyride.

Mr. Piyush Singh Name: - Mr. Piyush Singh Registration Number.: -Tm-09-8283 Class - 2009-11 Division:- D From Bitm Academic Year: -2009-11 Passed Out On:- 26th April 2011 My Specialization : - Telecom & It Hi everyone, this is Piyush Singh Batch 2009-2011 BITM Telecom & IT, I would say I am a person who want to live life king size with loads of dreams and has the commitment & gut to achieve those dreams. Getting selected in BITM was my first ladder towards success and with lots fun and learning I literally enjoyed the phase.


Recent Posts By Others With all cherish able ups and downs in BITM and with one belief in the mind that “PROBLEMS ARE OPPURTUNITIES� The day finally comes for the Placements ohh sorry in BALAJI Society it is not just a day it's an ERA of Placements where the forward going gets tough and it's important the tough must also get going. So, just pull up your socks and get ready to fly out with blazing colors. Getting placed in a good company is a sheer pleasure for a student and from GOD's blessing I got this pleasure twice in BITM. Initially I got placed in ABC Company, and as per Balaji Society rules and policy due to the less CTC I was eligible to sit in any other company whose CTC is more than 4 lacs. Getting selected in my first company was a real confidence booster and an eye opener which helps me to fine tune my skills more and then look out for the right opportunities. Hence here I am sharing my second company campus placement experience: Before this company there were around 10 companies in the campus and I sat in 4 of them. As being a computer science engineer I was not eligible in couple of companies, that was hard but I feel now whatever happens, happen for the good. There after comes XYZ communication Ltd. In our campus and all the telecom student was eligible to sit for the co. Brief description of process: l Formal Power point presentation by the company l Technical Aptitude Test l Mental Aptitude Test l Topic oriented Group Discussion l General Group discussion l Technical & HR Interview These were the list of process which I have gone thru. And I must tell you at the end of the day when I look back to the process list I was literally amazed that it was an achievement for me to succeed all the hurdles. So, juniors just have a little faith in your capabilities and for sure you will achieve everything just back yourself in the worst of scenarios. l Technical Aptitude Test: There were around 50 objective type questions

to solve in 1 hr of time. In those questions there was a mix of question some of them are very tough as being a CSE engg. I was bit weak in electronics e.g. polarization, analog etc. But there were question also related to Computers e.g. OSI layers which was my strength, all and all that paper was a fair way of judging one student technical competency. l Mental Aptitude Test: It was a general mental aptitude test containing

50 odd objective type questions comprises of English, quantitative analysis & reasoning.


Recent Posts By Others Company was looking for the student who are able to clear both the test and in around 70 odd students only 20 of them have been able to clear it and I was one of them. Then all those 20 were called for the GD in 2 groups. l Group Discussion: Along with me 9 students were called for the GD and

the topic given was telecom technology related i.e. 3G roadmap and 15 minutes were allotted 13 minutes to speak and 2 minutes to think over it. Then the GD starts, I was not the initiator but then get involved into the discussion after 4 to 5 minutes later and I put my points crystal clear at every interval but as it was a GD among the Telecom tigers so as a result soon after sometime that discussion is converted into a debate and HR being the moderator has interrupted and ask everyone to put their point one by one thru which everyone gets the fair opportunity to put their points. l Second Group Discussion: After the first GD ends around 8 to 10 shortlisted students were asked to come for the second GD it was more of a general talk among each other and the topic given by the HR is what do you think about our recruitment process today? GD begins and as usual I was not the initiator but this time I was very quick to be part of discussion as I was the second speaker and I put my views in a very diplomatic way initially I praised the process and then later I suggested some suggestions for improvement in the process. l Technical & HR Interview: After covering this much distance of crossing all the hurdles I knew this was my golden chance to grab the opportunity with both ends and to be honest I was very nervous , I was lined up at number 4 for the PI. I entered the room and felt like I was in the lion's den; the ferocious HR is watching me like he was going to kill me. There was panel of three, 1 was HR and other two was for the technical interview, I gather myself and greet all of them PI begins Q1> Tell me something interesting about yourself which is not here in your resume. Ans> I start with explaining the meaning of my name which I guess is the best way to tackle this question then I shared my ambition in life with them and goes on by telling about my hobbies and all. While I was saying HR interrupts me to ask another question, this is the time I started feeling confident Q2> Technical questions were asked: l Fiber optic principle l Splicing Machine working l Types of Fiber Optics l VPN l 3G related questions


Recent Posts By Others Q3> Being a CSE engg. Why you want to pursue your career in telecom Q4> There were questions related to major project done in Engineering, they were asking in & out of the project. Q5> Internship, what was your role in that firm, what responsibilities you had, one should be thorough towards your project as I also unable to answer some of there questions but always remain honest that will help for sure. Q6> after that there were more of general talk, they were asking about the family background, location will be a problem for you or not. And then in last they said it was very nice interviewing you, all the best and enjoy. After some time they announced the final result and 5 of us from BITM Telecom & IT got selected in the co Hence, my dear juniors remain positive all the time as your career launch pad are in very good hands just put your honest effort and you will see sky is not the limit. Have patience during this placement period as you know Problems are opportunities have faith in you give your 100% in the company which suits you, Package wise, Profile wise etc. All the best & Cheers………………….

Pooja Agarwal Name Pooja Agarwal Please find My Placement Experience .. I am Pooja Agarwal Registration No—TM09-8138 BITM 2009-2011 Batch. Where to begin with, What a great time it was .The Campus Placements Began in September.All were gearing up for this day.Whole lot of preparation and stress was to make one of these days A D day for Me.I really has no idea that I would be in this company.but friends what I have achieved today is all because of determination and confidence which I had in me and the faith of My parents in me.We have to start our preparation from the first day.We had to have good knowledge about subjects we are studying .All that have relevance to Interview Questions. Before I recollect my placement moment I want to put forward one message that I have learned at SBS from our beloved Bala Sir that “Problems are opportunities” so always remain positive. Your actions should always have to have constructive objective. Nobody can pretend that life is bed of roses and there is no reason why it should be. Daily ups and downs are perfectly normal.


Recent Posts By Others I always want to be in company who has Brand Name and A good profile.Its a very rare combination.Brand name is very important to start your career as a fresher.your career will be smooth if u enter your first company which hold Brand name in corporate.The profile was main concern after Brand.Profile is the pillar of the carrer.your whole corporate life stands on the one and last but but the least Money.Everybody is here to earn that only. The campus placement experience was really a once in a lifetime kind of experience and it gives me colossal pleasure to share it with you all. My Preparation: From the preparation point of view I was thoroughly prepared with the current events and the latest GD Topics. I went through the company's website and studied about its products and services ,history and latest news about the company. It is very important to know about the company profile thoroughly because sometimes the GD topics are related to the industry to which the company belongs and also company specific questions are asked during the interview to test the knowledge of the candidate. I came across Many good brands also good profiles and companies offering Money too.The company which I am selected in Hold a very good brand Name in the Market.I was lucky to face 5 Final interviews for which I got selected in One.Once the Interveiwer rejected Me based on My nature that I am very frank for his profile.you may face such type of situations too. The D day came, The PPT of the company began in Auditorium and we all were sitting quietly and understanding the profile and other related things.For Me it was a Big opportunity because It was fitting My criteria of Brand,Profile and Money.The Place of posting was Pune itself.The PPT ended and Rounds were also cleared we had— 1) Group Discussion 2) Personal Interview 3) Small discussion on General areas My G.D topic was Red.I was given a AbstarctTopic.We had total 12 people in a group.Spoke lot about Red.Generally all things which are Red in My life.Basically they were checking the coomunication Skills and the imagination Power.Howimanginative you are because abstract doesn't give you to speak much about it rather you have to be creative about it.I spoke well and finally cleared My round.In other companies which I faced was related to Current topics which were going on –like Common Welath Games and Kalmadi case which bring in Corruption.please be aware of the latest topics which will help you build in G.D. Next was the Interview Round— 1)Tell me about Yourself? 2)Next was about My Hobbies. 3) What do you mean by BCG Matrix and please draw and explain. 4) Why do you want to join this organization


Recent Posts By Others 5) what are your career plans next 5 years. 6)Why this company. All these Questions were asked and some related to your family members.Yes the Most effective was about your Internship – Where you have done your Internship and what knowledge you gained from that. Share some relevance here How would you apply that learning in future. Two things helped me achieved what I am today – My will and Confidence. Confidence is the success Mantra to achieve success.People who are taking interview are much more knowledgeable that you.ofourse they are not here to compare you with them but they are there to judge you on your attitude and confidence.No matter how many wrong answers you give for a particular question but if you give confidently that's shows your attitude towards problem solving and yes you may also tell that I am not aware of the answer which nis also not negative.this is your positive and frank reply to them. One more advice to you Juniors as Please start reading News Papers As we know what we have missed when BALA sir ask us to read questions. My Personal suggestion is that Current knowledge is very necessary for G.D .Also be prepared about Abstract once as we don't know they can even HOP in between. I would like to say to all juniors that please be prepared for all the subjects of your interest before sitting for any company, please stay calm and motivated you will get ample opportunities to prove yourselves. I wish all the very best to all my colleges and hope that they achieve a great success in their career. Be serious during PPT and clear your doubts: this makes you visible in the eyes of the panel. Also make sure that you understand the profile very well. After the interview is over, if the interviewer asks about any doubt you have, than please feel free to ask the same. Be very clear about the industry you want to join. Follow elimination technique to decide the industry you want to join in. Believe In yourself. Wish you All A Great Career Ahead. Thanks and Regards PoojaAgarwal (TM09-8138)


Recent Posts By Others Mr. Prabhakar Laddha I am Mr. PrabhakarLaddha Registration No.TM09-8139 from Dual B, BITM, from the academic year 2009-11 passed out on Aug 2011. My specialisation is in Marketing and Telecom. Placement season is an intense experience. For management students, it is days of anxieties choose one employer and forget the rest, all in a matter of minutes—make a wrong choice, and your destiny will be different. Students constantly battle over whether to 'accept the offer on hand' or 'hold out for the dream job.' This was nineth company in which i appeared. Due to being unable to fulfil attendance criteria necessary for appearing in campus interview process, I could not able to appear in first hundred companies. I became eligible to appear in campus placement process from 2nd January onwards. Here I want to advise you all that don't commit this blunder in SBS.I still regrett not being able to appear in some of the finest companies. So please try to maintain 90% attendance criteria. My selection process was very simple. It consists of the following stages:1. Pre Placement Talk 2. Short listing based on the certain criteria. 3. Group Discussion 4. Personal Interview. Pre Placement Talk: Pre Placement talk was arranged in the college auditorium. In the briefing, they started from inception of the company, then they told about all the three verticals of the company. They talked about company's values, Company's work culture, Company's Spread, Work Force, HR Policies etc. It lasted for around 45 minutes. Observation about Pre Placement Talk: By attending the Pre placement talk we come to know everything about company in essence and simultaneously we also come to know about the definitive list of the skills, knowledge, experience and attributes that a candidate needs in order to undertake successfully the responsibilities and duties of a position.We can also check alignment with one's abilities and expectation with their requirement as well. Group Discussion: The 2nd round of selection process as mentioned earlier was GD. There were ten groups of approx. 10 students each. So altogether there were 103 students from SBS.


Recent Posts By Others My topic for Group discussion was “India china Relations� This was a very comman topic. Everyone was well equipped, as it was most discussed topic in placement season. Everybody was popping new ideas towards Forum, providing new aspects to GD.Many times there was chaos but somehow GD continued. I did not start the GD.I came in at second place. I put my points in a structured way for around 45-50 sec. Then I kept quiet. Again After sometime I intervened and put forth my points for another 30 seconds and gave chance to those who have not spoken yet. One important thing I Want to share is that whole group spoke against healthy india-china relations but I spoke in favour of Healthy India china relations and later on I convinced the group that india china can go together and become a world super power. Observation about GD: 1. Language skills are important only to the effect as to how you get your points across clearly and fluently. 2. Work out various strategies to help you make an entry like agree with someone else's point and then move onto express your views. 3. Be assertive not dominating; try to maintain a balanced tone in your discussion and analysis. Personal Interview: In personal interview 25 students were shortlisted; they were called for interview on same day. I was a bit nervous because I was the first one to be called for interview. The list of questions asked: 1. Introduce yourself 2. About your family and native place 3. About My Academics 3. About My internship Project 4. About My hobbies(Reading newspaper, Playing volleyball) 5. About Seven North Eastern states and their problems. 6. About MS-Power point and MS-Excel 7. About My Role Model 8. About Relocation They asked about the reason to join manufacturing industry and how I would be able to survive in manufacturing industry being an electronics and communication engineer and they asked that how this qualification is going to help in my future assignments. They asked me to elaborate more on my GD topic. They asked a very funny question regarding my hobby (Reading newspaper).They asked me that tell us about today's newspaper headlines. My


Recent Posts By Others interview was on 27th Jan, so it was holiday due to republic day, so I replied to HR that today is holiday, so newspaper is not published. He laughed on this answer. Regarding the relocation they asked “even if you are sent to north East, would you be comfortable� I replied with Yes.At the end they asked whether i want to ask anything.I asked about the duration of induction program and about the early joining. My interview lasted for 35 minutes. Observation about Interview: 1. They were very impressed about my summer internship project. My interview was focused on my internship project. I did my summer internship in Kimberly Clark. My project title was creating awareness across industries about hygiene products and generating sales. They asked me everything about my project like Pricing strategies for the company, Outcomes of the project, challenges in expansion plans, creating awareness about company's product portfolio etc. 2. They asked about variation in percentage in my academics. So be well prepared if you have. Result: My result came next day. I got a call from my roommate that I was selected. Total 4 students were selected from SBS. It was a really an unforgettable moment of my life. which will remain with me always. Tips for students gearing up for campus placements: Be yourself. Be calm; stop feeling so tense. People at campuses are driven more by what is perceived as a good job at the campus, But what should be considered is the fit between the person's strengths and the company. The choice is a tough one and a person needs to consider his long term goals and company which will help him develop the right skills to get there. If your match with the firm is right, you will definitely get through. I wish u all a very bright future ahead. All the best Regards PrabhakarLaddha


Recent Posts By Others Ms. Prachi Maheshwari I am Ms. Prachi Maheshwari Registration No. TM-09 8140 From Dual B, BITM, From the academic year 2009-11 Passed out of Aug 2011 My specialisation is in Marketing and Telecom. Placement season is a mixture of feeling such as competitiveness, fearness, nervousness, excitement etc .For Management students, It is a days of anxieties to choose one employer and leave the rest. All in matter of one minute, not to forget with so many choices, It is really a tough job to choose one out of several. And in one second your destiny will be changed. Students constantly battle over whether to 'accept the offer in hand' or hold out for a dream job. Another option is to leave opportunities, and chase for your dream, yes it takes time, but you end up to something really good, and make your future “your way”. I got placed in a very reputed bank as a assistant manager, Mine was a personal Placement. As I appeared in only 10 companies, out of approx 240. But I did not placed in any of them, so I tried on my own and got succeeded. Life is full of challenges and you have to work hard to stirive for a success. I too followed the same process to achieve what i want or desire in my life. To start with , key skills required to crack such type of process is to improve your analytical, logical skills, and to improve your communication skills, not to forget current affairs.which is must. That is why our college is focus their students to read “Economic times”. Strategies which i have adopted is: 1. For Analytical skills – I solved RS Aggarwal (Quantitative aptitude), it seriously builds your skills. Because in such kind of process good companies often take aptitude, and because of my strong prepratin i am not only able to crack all the aptitudes but also i crackes IBPS Exam (which is for all tha nationalised banks and result was just 10% ) and i managed to pass in such exam. Prepration can not be done in a day or two. But it is a whole process and regular process to crack or to achieve any thing in al life. Regular practise is a key to success, believe me. According to our college rule, one can only appear in all the companies if he/she has 90% attendance, attendance has major role.


Recent Posts By Others Lets start with the selection process: Major companies uses these process, which includes: 1, Pre placement talks 2.Short listing based on the certain criteria 3. Aptitude test (Depends on Company to Company) 4. Group Discussion 5. Personal Interview. Pre Placement talk: This is the very important process and first pahase of interaction between students and a company. Where students can decide weather to go ahead or not. This is the very important process in terms to understand company, which includes their values, work culture, their presence,HR Policies, etc. Thus its my personal opinion to always sit in all the companies Pre Placement talk. Short Listing Based on the certain criteria: This is the very important aspective. As in the beginning i have told that to prepare for any placemrnt activity it is not a one day activity but it is a regular activity. Thus one should maintain three things: 1. 90% Attendance 2. Good percentage in exams 3 Update yourself (read news paper daily) Trust me these thee things are keys to unlock the pressure. Aptitude test: Not all the companies took these type of rounds, but one should always be ready to face any kind of obstacles. Thus refer RS Agarwal, best way to crack any kind of Aptitude test. Grop Discussin: (GD 's are done generally to understand how good team player you are & how well can you manage the group. It is also to check the communication skills.) several groups accordingly to the total no. of students, were formed for conducting group discussions with around 10 to 12 students in each group. they were been asked to select a topic for themselves or they give the topic. Students were judged on the following parameters:o Ability to lead the group o Communication skills o Your understanding of the topic Group discussion are generally for 25-30 mins and the discussion went in a flow as These Discussions include : 1. 2. 3. 4.

Introduction of the topic Pros and cons of the topic Students were ask to summarise the discussion in their own words Conclusion


Recent Posts By Others Group Discussion is considerd as a process of rejection, because in every group their are soo many students Genrally they select students on the basis of : 1. Communication Skills 2. Clarity of thoughts 3. Mangerial skills (Ability to manage the group) Last but not the least is Personal Interview: If you are able to come this way long, then relax you are just 75% through and you have to cover up just 1/4th Distance. (PI is done to understand the confidence, knowledge, communication & attitude of the candidate. Even if you are not good in communication but carry a positive approach, chances are that the recruitment panel will take you because the positive attitude & confidence is more pleasing.) The interview are conducted Immediately after GDmostly interviews starts even when GD of other groups are still going on.. The interview started with the questions like: o Introduce yourself o Tell me something about your family background o Why you want to join our company? o previous experience o what is the difference between Sales and Marketing? o What do you know about our company.. o Questions based on Marketing etc. o Are you ready to relocate IN THE cities been mentioned? o Tell me about your strengths & weaknesses o Do your SWOT analysis o Questions related to your Summer Project. o Tell me something about services sector in India? o What is your salary expectations? o Are you ready to sign the bond? The interview wary from a10 min to an hour.students are asked asked about their expectations from the company & the roles they would be interested in.and als owhy did they not got selected for previous companies in which they sat. I REALLY THANK our BALA sir, Director, deputy Director, teachers, staff for making placement experiance to pleasant one and rather then been feeling neglected and out of the crowd when not placed. the mental support, NEVER GIVE UP.!!! HARD WORK ALWAYS PAYS. I wish you all the very best for their future.


Recent Posts By Others Pragya Verma Name: Pragya Verma Registration No. TM09-8059 Batch 2009-2011, Marketing & Finance- Division A, Balaji Institute of Telecom & Management Dear All, It gives me immense pleasure to share my placement experience with you all. My experience during Campus placement was quite different. I was looking for 3 things in my job: 1) Brand Name, 2) Profile & 3) Package. I was first placed in XYZ in December 2011, but unfortunately my joining was delayed till October. I was really disheartened after all this. For me it became very difficult to fight again. But I made my mind and started sitting for companies with the same spirit. I redoubled my efforts and tried for each company of my interest. My college gave full support to me in this regard. Then we got confirmation notice for ABC company which is a PSU Bank. Being a nationalized bank I was really looking forward for this. So I gave my confirmation for this. Only 3 people from BITM were short listed and I was one of them. I started reading about banking sector. I read the financial budget and all the banking terms. I also prepared for some common questions asked in Bank Interview. My Interview was in Mumbai Regional Office. During the process, there was only 1 interview i.e. no GD, so only one chance to prove myself in front of the panel. I made it a point that I will speak with confidence and only facts. There were 3 panelists. Q.1 Market yourself. Ans- I spoke about my qualifications, my strengths, my achievements & my family background. I did not mention my weakness. Q.2. Why do you get into Banking sector? Ans- I told them how banking industry is growing and how the recent financial budget will help to grow this sector further. Also since I am from commerce background, banking would be better field for me. I will get chance to serve the people which I would be very happy to do. It has job security and when a person feels secured he/she happily works for the organization & and put 100 % efforts. I read the financial budget thoroughly; this was the most expected question. Gave them some figures also.


Recent Posts By Others Q.3.How will you penetrate rural banking. Ans- I explained them about opinion leadership and how it can help to enter into rural market. "Speaking to them in their language", they are sensitive towards spending so making special schemes for them by understanding their spending and saving pattern. Q.4.What is customer value? Ans- My answer was to the point and without any jargon. I explained only the meaning and supported with one example. Q.5.What is the difference between rural & urban market? Ans- Explained them the concept. Q.6. What is the difference between marketing & sales? Ans- Explained the concept with example Q.7.How will you sale home loan? Ans- I gave them 1 strategy & explained with example. Q.8 How will you sale Vehicle loan? Ans- I explained to them with example. Q.9 Being a girl are you ready for a transferable job? Ans- I told them that I came to Pune for studying and then went to Delhi for internship. Also since I love travelling so I think I will be able to manage very well. and my parents and very supportive. Q.10 Tell me about your internship. Ans- My internship was in Britannia Industries Ltd, in Gurgaon. It was about Territory designing, Sales analysis of Britannia Biscuits & distribution. I told them about my profile during internship. Q.11 what were the findings. Ans- I gave them the facts & figures that I had done during internship. I was able to tackle with almost all the questions. The panel members were asking simple questions but were watching the body language and the confidence, the command over English etc, very minor points. They were also noticing the behavior & assertiveness. The interview lasted for around 20 minutes. I came out satisfied with my answers. After the interview I was very positive about my performance, but still I was nervous. I came back to Pune. The result was declared after 2 months. I


Recent Posts By Others got selected from BITM. I was very happy to know this since I was waiting for this result since long. I got my offer letter after a long wait of 3 months. I think my patience paid me really well. I joined in Oct 24, 2011 .I cherish those moments that taught me to be patient and calm. As without these two your performance keeps on declining. The best thing to do is to dominate the pressure prevailing inside you and put your 100% effort towards the path of success. During this period I realized that one should take care for certain things before sitting for a company: l Keep on practicing interview answers made originally by you with a little reference of books and magazines. l If you don't know something; just say so!! Don't try to manipulate answers as the interviewer is much smarter than you and hence he is taking your interview not the other way around. l Prepare your CV very nicely & read it properly. You should be able to substantiate whatever is written on it. l Don't miss any of the GD sessions organized by the college. l Read Newspaper daily & keep yourself updated. l Be relaxed & keep yourself in cool l Be sure of the industry sector you want to get into l Know your strengths and highlight them during the interview l Do not be too outspoken about your weaknesses l Don't rush behind companies for package, just be Patient and read thoroughly about the company you are applying for. Be thorough with the current affairs related to that sector l Before going for the interview read thoroughly about your internship, especially the findings, recommendation and conclusion. l Learn from your mistakes Last but not the least, I am very grateful to Bala Sir for encouraging us at each stage by saying that “PROBLEMS ARE OPPORTUNITIES “. I wish my Juniors all the very best and hope everyone succeed at every path of their lives. Thank You, With Warm Regards, PragyaVerma


Recent Posts By Others Prasanti Naik Name- Prasanti Naik Tm-09-8142 Telecom & management Dual B The placement season has started on the month of October but I was not eligible to sit for first fifty companies as I had a backlog. The news was already in air that ABC company is coming to our campus some were happy some and excited to be a part of the selection process and some were sad who were not eligible to attend the process either for shortage of attendance or because of backlog. Then came the verdict of Bala sir that all criteria to sit for 1st process have being removed by Bala sir. It brought happiness on every bodies face. All started preparing from the Gd topic to all updated news some went for grooming. Finally the D day arrived everybody was very excited but i was a bit nervous because i knew if I'll not be able to make it today then it's going to be very long for me, all good fifty companies will be out of my hand. With all these preoccupied thoughts in my mind i went to the GD room mine was the last group mentors were busy in arranging the previous groups result. Everybody took their seats and i looked into everybody's eyes they looked very confident and it made me more nervous i closed my eyes and told to myself that this is my chance “i'll have to do it and i can do it”. Then the mentors looked up and told us the rules of Gd. The main point they highlighted was “not to make fish market” they have already washed off 2-3 entire groups. So our group had decided to put forward each ones point in a nice manner. Then they threw the topic on us “future of service industry in India” as soon as the sentence ended a candidate spoke without taking a minute for thinking over the topic and so in this way the battle has started. I managed to give my views twice with strong points according to me but in the discussion the group covered from china to call centres, IT industries and many more things but all these didn't worked on anybody's favor. The result was declared only 3 students we being shortlisted and rest all went back to their rooms with long faces few took it as experience and a lesson too. Now i knew my goal is very far from me but i took it in positive manner, i decided to prepare very hard so that the day i'll become eligible i'll be able to present myself so strong that can crack the first company. My preparation time: I started reading news paper on daily basis though i found it boring so i preferred reading news over internet and you can find various kinds of review for the same piece of news.


Recent Posts By Others I used to maintain a diary of some important news and note down important points related to that news. Note down few data such as national income, GDP, population, inflation, employment ratio etc. these data will be always helpful not just in clearing the GD but also at various stages of life. Its always good to talk in numbers rather than speaking vague. Discussions with friends do help a lot. We get to know various view points for the same topic before the real group discussion. You actually get time to analyze your thought. As you discuss more and more with people and read more and more articles about various different things happening around you get to know more and it gives you confidence and many material to talk about. I used to discuss with my room mates the various GD topics which they were given I used to judge my self whether I would have been able to speak on the topic or not. Jotting down points is a very good method, it will help you wile preparation. Any time you feel like you can go through the points and it will be fresh in your mind and you can add or delete few points through the process of time. I had a bit of interest on retail industry and i expected many retail companies are going to visit our campus and by that time i'll be eligible. So i started reading more about retail gather data about retail, prepared few topics like organized vs unorganized sector etc. Sometimes i used to get dishearten when i used see some of my roommates going and attending the company process. But it couldn't take over my feeling to crack the first company i'll apply for. The day i got eligible: My first company was from the Retail world the GD topic given to us was “utilization of resources and the nature� i entered twice in the Gd and put forwarded my points. I got selected for the PI round there were two PI rounds. The Hr asked me about myself and my hobbies. I had mentioned reading and writing poems as my hobby so the questions were specifically on these two. I was through the first round of PI. Now it was time for the Final interview it was a rapid fire round that to a group interview, three candidates at a time he asked question about cloud computing, how TRP is calculated, and enterprise resource planning and some plans to develop the retail sector. I could answer the last one only with confidence that they can open some small stores in the rural areas which can also operate on credit as the mom and pop stores. Finally the result was declared but i was not selected.


Recent Posts By Others But this experience gave me a lot of confidence in me. And i read more and kept myself updated on every important news. i worked hard and i always believed that i am going to get placed in a good company. “TO MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN WE FIRST NEED TO BELIEVE IN IT� I believed in my dream and i made it happen. After some hardship i got placed in the 12th company I attended process for with a good designation as area business manager. Thanks & Regards PrasantiNaik

Prashansa Sharma Hi Everyone, Name: Prashansa Sharma Registration No. TM09-8284 Division: D from BITM Batch 2009-2011 Specialization: Telecom & IT, I am an ambitious person who believes life give fair chance to everyone to convert their thoughts in to dreams, dreams into actions and finally into actions, the last step towards one's success. Taking admission in B.I.T.M was the stepping stone of my success, college which strive hard, put stringent efforts keeping in mind three pillars of their credentials i.e. Determination, Dedication & Discipline, aims at improving every budding manager, prepare him/her to launch into market with finishing is what had helped me and many individual's like me to get placed in a very reputated firm. Every Student live there life with ambitious dream webbed in it and college understands their students and their dreams wisely and actions accordingly. Placement Day is an unforgettable day in everyone's life. We feel proud and cherish every second spend on that day throughout our life. Now not taking much of your time directly I would come to the point of sharing my Campus Experience. Being a telecom student, for us 0 day was supposed to be in December, but I was lucky enough to get placed before 0 day. Companies had started visiting our campus in October month itself so we were having better prospects to get placed early and get relieved from campus pressure. One should not be in the


Recent Posts By Others blind race of getting placed as early as possible ,should wait for right time , for right company and for right job .This is the common tendency of all students and human nature too but one should take care of it as one wrong decision can led to mess. I got placed in fourth company that visited our campus for telecom batch. I would share my experience accordingly ABC was the first company that has visited our campus. They were having list of shortlisted students that were supposed to appear for the campus. The drive had two stagesGD & PI We were grouped alphabetically into batch of 12 people .There was no GD but a case study to discuss. Case studies were primarily focused on Telecom Sector and the issues related to it. Our case was: We have to rate all the service providers on various parameters and those parameters were also decided by our group. We were again segregated in to group of 6 students. We were given 5 minutes to recollect our thoughts for the same, but as soon as HR said to drive the case everyone jumped, cutting each n everyone's point, again this a very common scenario for GD. Having this point prior known to HR he firmly said you people can share your thoughts one by one that was better and fair option everyone getting fair chance to deliver his points. After all round of thoughts he asked us to leave and said “Thank You�. When results were declared I wasn't shortlisted for next round. No matter I took it positively got to know areas of improvement so that can make it for the next company. My Second Company process was very crisp & very straight .It includes a aptitude and one technical round. There were about 60 questions n were given 60 minutes to solve it. Results were announced very soon again I could not get shortlisted but somewhere I knew I won't get shortlisted as aptitude was my area of weakness. My Third Company also commenced its process with aptitude, again there wasn't a fair chance for my selection but tradition says that you can't back out once given a confirmation for a particular company. So I had no option left rather than to appear for process. Result was same as expected. My fourth and last company for the campus was one of the dream company to work with.XYZ company drive had 2 stages-Technical & HR round. We were shortlisted on various parameters lastly there were some 44 students


Recent Posts By Others that were eligible for the campus. It started with formal presentation about the company; there were some 12 people who came for campus recruitment. One interesting thing to know about this campus was they gave their results on the spot that means if you were through with technical round, directly you had your HR round without causing a delay between and if you were able to convince HR and prove yourself you had directly your offer letter in your hands, that's one thing I like the most about this firm. My Technical round started with: 1. Internship, what was my role in that firm, what responsibilities I had, about my projects n all those kind of stuffs. Now in every interview your interns project play a very crucial role, so a lesson one should be very intelligent enough when it comes to opt for internship.(luckily my project had impressed them) . 2. There were questions related to major project done in Engineering, they were asking in & out of the project. 3. Questions were asked about common telecom scenarios, scandals and your remedial thoughts over it. 4. Questions were even related to some telecom technologies, its pros & cons. This round was around for 30 minutes, it was very interesting exchanging your thoughts with them and one positive thing was they had made you very comfortable; there was no sign of nervousness. Finally I was called for HR interview just after a gap of say 20 minutes. As I entered the room there was complete silence, he asked me to take seat, I was damn nervous because somewhere I was knowing that this is final chance that I had to get into this company. MY HR round started with general banking terms, economical terms and various marketing strategies various strategic and standard model like BCG matrix. I was asked to map four service providers on BCG Matrix and had to give appropriate points to prove my thoughts, that was one a very interesting exercise that was done as part of my HR round. After all this he asked me to leave and said would call you after 10 minutes. At this point of time I was occupied by all negative thoughts, was very anxious to know my result. But suddenly I was called by HR, no formalities nothing he directly had a handshake with me and said “Welcome to XYZ�, I was shocked couldn't believe that I was recruited finally, that was awesome moment of my life. At last I m not very wise enough to give advice but my experience could help budding telecom students to get their dreams fulfilled. One should have a fighting attitude and should take a lesson from his/her failures.


Recent Posts By Others That was all about my Campus Experience, with ups and down but, a very enjoyable & cherish able one Just a quick suggestions please focus on current affairs, have your basics &fundamental very clear and lastly don't ever bluff the company be always honest in giving your answers and seek clearance for doubts if any. All the very best!!!

Prasheel Gawali. Name- PrasheelGawali. Registration Number: TM-09-8144 Division: Dual d BITM, Academic year: 2009-2011 My specialization is in Telecom I am finally placed in Company XYZ, Working as a management trainee. It gives me an immense pleasure to share my campus placement experience with my juniors, who could surely gain some knowledge & belief to learn the things I did in order to secure a good position in the corporate world. Life is full of challenges & you have to work hard to strive for success. I too followed the same pattern of achieving success by learning & adapting to skills required for a great future. Also I would like to thank the college placement cell for working day & night, burning mid night fuel to stand on hopes of the students & bring in almost 300 companies to the campus for placement. To start with, the skills required for success in campus placement is to develop logical & analytical skills. This would help to strive for 1st level for selection that is “Written Aptitude test”. For this many books are available to go for. To develop this regular work with numbers to be precise is important; students should go for numbers as these would help in their corporate world. Since consistent performance is the key to success people should not be demotivated by the level of difficulty in any exam. Next step is the “Group Discussion” round, this is a rejection round, so you need to focus, pitch in points that are relevant to the subject. For this the best thing the college provides is the “Economic Times” paper. This paper would help to know the current market trends, help you to analyze the market situation & would help develop the ability to understand the market happenings. I used to regularly read the paper, maybe not the complete content, but the basic headlines, so as to know what is happening in the market. And for telecom


Recent Posts By Others students it is important, as telecom sector is at the boom, so any change in the market can change the tide of the carrier. And the final is the personal interview, both HR & Technical, & for this I think our college professors has done a commendable job in knowing us the current technologies, in & out, know the future technologies, & help us to know the basics from the core of each subject, maybe its marketing, telecom related issues & what not. I am thankful to Bala sir for providing such esteemed professors at our disposal, so that we could learn a lot from them. I have divided my campus placement experience into the following four activities:Written Aptitude Test The aptitude test was divided into 3 main parts i.e.quant, verbal ability and data interpretation. Generally questions from RS Aggarwal were asked. We were given around 60 questions to be responded in 60 minutes. After conducting the written test, there was no short listing, all the 7 candidate were send to the next round ie GD. Group discussion 1 group of 7 candidate was formed. Evavulator gave us the topic “ Should Cricket be our National Game�. we were given 1 min to prepare for the Topic. And then th GD started .I started The GD and even concluded it. It was a healthy discussion and went smoothly without becoming a fish market. Students were judges on the following parameters:l Ability to lead the group l Communication skills l Your understanding of the topic

Again there was no elimination after this round.all the seven candidate were sent to the next round i.e. business cases tudy round. Business Case study round: Here every one was provided with same case study. Judges gave us 1 hour to prepare for the casestudy. We were told to prepare the presentation for the same. After one hour every one presented their PPT individually and shared their views on the same. Every one was crossed questioned by the judges for their every point in the PPT. There after we were sent for one hour Lunch and after the Lunch they declared the consolidated result for above three rounds. 5 out of 7 were selected.


Recent Posts By Others Technical interview: Following Questions were asked in the interview: 1. Explain gsm/cdma /wimaxcall flows. 2. What is BSS/OSS. 3. How billing is done in Telecom sector. 4. Interconnect billing. 5. What is CDR. 6. How CDR is processed. 7. *Note: judges were expecting the high level answers, no detail Information was expected. All the Student went for HR round. No elimination after this round . HR Interview: The interview was conducted around 6 PM. The interview started with the questions like: l Introduce yourself l Tell me something about your family background l Why you want to join our company? l Are you ready to relocate outside India? l Discuss about your strengths & weaknesses l Do your SWOT analysis l Tell me something about services (particularly IT) sector in India? l What do you know about the company? l Are you ready to sign the bond? This interview went well for almost 40 mins. Then they shortlisted me and then after 15 mins break another round of HR interview was taken. In this Round they explained me companie'sHr policies and Joining formalities. They offer me joining letter in the same round and I was recruited. I thank Bala sir for making me share such a wonderful experience for placement that would surely help my juniors for motivation & just want to wish all the very best for their future. As always Bala sir used to say, “Problems are Opportunities� I would always remember those words life long, & in case of any urgency would not hesitate to apply sir's Guru Mantra. Again I would like to tell my juniors to follow footsteps of sir to achieve something memorable & big in life, as I always do. Thanks & Regards, Prasheel Gawali


Recent Posts By Others Prasun Ghosh I am Prasun Ghosh TM 098145 Dual B Telecom and marketing First of all I would like to thank Sri Balaji Society for giving me the first pedestal of my corporate career. Campus placement is always an experience which remains in the memory of individuals forever ,it gives you the rush of adrenalin which one must have before they start their corporate career. My preparation for campus placement started after I completed my summer internship.Like others I also had a clear idea as to where to start my corporate journey. The sectors I concentrated more were Logistics,Retail,ConcumerDurables.I was very clear from the beginning that I will start my career in any of these three sectors. The preparation for campus placement started with reading business journals on a regular basis,reading Economic Times and also updating on current affairs.The other aspect of preparation was to stay physically fit to fight the battle of campus placement that lay ahead,the only thing I ensured was eating healthy and exercising regularly.The one thing that helped me in my preparation was that we use to do combined preparation that is with a group of friends so that also helped us do mock GD for ourselves.We use make points for the other members and also work on each others short comings. My travel for campus placement was rather short and sweet.It all started with the arrival of the first company on floor which was a consumer durables company which makes “life good” for everyone.Excitement was the word that day.As like the other hundred of aspirants I also jumped into the bandwagon only to find my wagon to be crashed at the first round of GDs where in the topic was “Sting operations show good or bad”.I went against the motion.The one big lesson I learned from here was that never to make a GD round a fish market no matter how confident are you. That will not only reduce your groups chances but also eventually reduce your own chances. Taking this thought in mind I proceeded to the next company on floor which was also a consumer durables company.This time the determination was there to clear the GD round and proceed to the next round.The day started with the commencement of the GD round wherein the topic was “SALES or SERVICE”.I was saying for the motion of SERVICE ,this time the GD was soft and every member participated, in the end the result came out and this time I cleared the GD next were the personal interviews.In the interviews I was asked routine questions like tell me something about yourself and certain questions on academics.The interviews went off well but in the end the results came out and I did not make it to this company.But I had positives to carry forward I cleared


Recent Posts By Others the GD round and I was sure I would clear the PI in the next company I sit for. The next company I sat for was a retail company. 3rd time lucky is a phrase I had heard from childhood time had come to really test it.Retail was the buzzword those days with talks of FDI opening up and a huge potential for organized retail which was only 5% of the total market,everyone was excited about this company.Retail with its pros had also the risk of being a nascent sector.Prof. Ramki was our Retail professor he helped us a lot prepare for this company and also encouraged us a lot about this company.Atlast the company came on floor on the 28th of October 2010 and excitement was the keyword that day.It was a pool placement so along with our college four other college of pune came to sit for this company. The day started with ppt of the company given by their head HR and then we proceeded for our GD rounds. The groups of 10 were made and ours was the 4th group of GD which was presided over by the head HR himself.Our topic was “reality TV shows good or bad� I said for the notion that they are indeed good.The GD I must say was loud and the results came out in the evening wherein I cleared the GD round along with 30 other balaji students. Next was the first round of PI which was held late in the evening.It was a rapid fire round with questions like: Why retail? Why this company? What do you want to achieve in life? Plan for next 3years? What have you learned in the past 2years? Late in the night the results were announced,the day long process and its exertion was overpowered by the excitement of the results and I cleared the first round of PI along with 15other balajians the next round of PI was scheduled for next day.I must say I was feeling like a batsman who is not out on 99 on days end and has to get that 1run the next day. I was the first person to be interviewed next day by the head HR and I must say I was nervous to the core though I had a nice sleep and encouragement from my peers still the tension of going first takes a toll on you, nevertheless it was a situational interview with questions like: What would you do if a pregnant customer was stuck in the lift? What would you do if suddenly a team member starts to underperform? What would you do to pacify an angry customer? What would you do incase of a bomb scare? The answers I gave were totally spontaneous and I must say that the best way to impress an interviewer is to be yourself,I followed this mantra and answered each question with spontaneity and ease.I placed myself in the shows of the store manager and answered the way I would have acted. The interviews went well and in the evening the results were announced wherein I along with 7other balajians made it to this company.I felt like the king


Recent Posts By Others of the world that day.Till now I am with the same company as a department manager. I thank BALA Sir,The placement team of SBS,my professors and my dear friends who helped me in the process of my campus placements. Regards PrasunGhosh 9052544420

Prateeky Agnik I am Prateeky Agnik Registration Number TM 09 8230 Telecom Dual C ... My Placement Experience I would like to share my experience specially with those students who are very hardworking but come in stress very often, hardworking people have an advantage that, they have very less thing to work upon if you are scared and in stress you will give your best attempt every time. During Placement I learned that one thing which we should always keep in mind is that never loose any opportunity and face every interview as your last interview means be passionate, one more thing which is very necessary and should not be avoided is that confidence.Besides all this I would like to mention some very important points from my experience which leads you to clear half of your interview in first go: 1. while sitting in front of interviewer, do not loose your eye contact with him this will help you in making him feel that you are confident.Lu 2. remember there is no one who is scared of facing interview its all about how you can hide your interview fear. 3. make sure that you are sitting erect and your back bone should touch back portion of chair. 4. never hold your two hands together during interview. 5. One mistake which I always do during telephonic interview is that I elaborate things a lot, one should be very short and crisp


Recent Posts By Others 6. Make your telephonic round to be very interactive. I would like to add that, It is not always important to have excellent communication skill so do not be feel nervous if you do not have one companies are becoming very process oriented these days and they will develop the required still set in you, but they check and expect you to have that capability of learning and weather you follow proper process or not. companies are becoming very perticular in tracking performances so I suggest that start preparing your performance chart from day one which will lead to improvement in yourself. generally we are not aware about our qualities so by making this habit of performance chart preparation we could know that the work that we rae doing currently is the right work profile for us or not I am following such habits as suggested by some good professionals after coming in job.I suggest that to watch one documentary named as "The Secret", it is motivating and very helpful in gaing positive attitude during placement, At times I was in habbit of having nagetive attitude towards everything but now things are changing with learning that I had experienced till date. If you are not comfortable with fluency in english then I could suggest that just try to speak slow i.e. do not hurrrywhiile speaking to anybody I assure that that problem will go away. Every company and every profile may require uncommom skill sets and you will be tested for the same and If your interview does not craked that does not mean that you had not done it well it would mean that skill set may have not matched.During placement season be open to suggestions and take them very positively only concentrate on what value add you are doing to yourself. One thing should be remenbered is please do not be over confident because that will give very negative impression in front of interviewer.I learned a lot in BITM and now and also during placement season I had experienced that what ever rules which are bounded to be followed have done some value add to us.One should be very honest to yourself and try hard to sell yoursefl means try to be very expresive and highlight your qualities in from of your interviewer. I strongly advice not to speak lie during interview means you should be very hohest about yourself, He will expect you to justifily your resume even when you aregood writing your hobbies please make sure that you have knowledge about the same If you do not have any good hobbies that will not be a regestion criteria for you but if you can not justify your resume that will lead you to regection, If you are not loosingeyecontact and get nervious in middle it wil not do much negative durin your interview.While speaking make sure hand moments are proper and It should not cover your face any single time. One is not required to have some oractise session for interview preperationseperately if you take care of such things in day to day life you will be prepared


Recent Posts By Others automatically. One more very important criteria to judge you during interview is activity that you do unconciously means you tend to repeate some actions which you may not be aware of i.e. shaking your legs contineously be aware of such things and avoid them without fail.Luck factor is needed to be respected but it is not more than 25% out of 100.We just need to be focused on our goal and help others and do value add to them and your self.Earlier for past one year I was workin with some telecom company, currently I am in IT company so what I felt during switching company is that what remains with you is your profile and what job you did in your previous organization make them realize that you will be very good professional om future and stay in that organization of long time, Figure out answers for some fixed questions like where you want to see yourself in 5 years down the line, there is no correct answer to above question but I would rather say modify your answers according to job profiles you want to go in i.e. If you want to go for sales job be very aggresive while conveying your goals to interviewer. Remeber sales profile does not require you to be filed specific I have seen people in telecom industry doing sale but are non technical i.e. from commerce background.Placement season is most crutial time of your life and one nedd to be completely aware about his doing and actions ti be successful. College will be very supportive and as I can see from branding of BITM that ther will be no lack of opportunity for all of you even after you got placed do not forget to do your duties and help your other collegemates to get placed, do things which make you happy.Like I alway listen to songs before going for interview, but domain knowledge is very important to be perceived without that you will find difficulty and ther is another thought regarding same is that if you are convencing that you will can learn thing very well after joing interviewer will not give more importance to your academic knowledge.

Praveen Tripathi Hello All, I am Praveen Tripathi Registration no. TM09-8307 Batch: 2009-11 Specialization: Telecom & IT Dual: D Roll no: TM-09-8307 Company no: 3


Recent Posts By Others First of all, I want to thank BITM Placement Team (2009-2011 Batch) for their hard work during the whole Placement season. They toiled hard-- day and night for our Placements....Thanks A lot Guys! Without your efforts it would not have been possible for us! Never ever! Following is my placement experience in SBS.. I am placed in Company A (It was my 3rd company). After clearing first round of Company 1's recruitment process, was dismissed in the second round of interview. I was quite hopeful to clear my 2nd company and was quite eager to do so. But once again I was eliminated in the 2nd round and quite disappointed with the result. But not losing hope, Istarting preparing harder for my placements. My campus placement experience was quite amazing and challenging as I had to go through the typical rounds of technical interviews. In the last week of December, we were asked to come for the presentation of a company. After the presentation it was announced that the entire process will take two days and comprised of: 1) CV short listing 2) Aptitude Test 3) Technical Interview 4) HR round 5) Technical Interview CV short listing: All those students who secured above 65% throughout their academics were being shortlisted. Aptitude Test: Aptitude test was conducted for the students who were shortlisted in the first round. This test comprised of the following sections: 1) English & Communication skills 2) Reasoning skills 3) Math and Data interpretation 4) Logical Reasoning and Financial questions The results for this test were announced in the late evening These two processes were conducted during the first day. Then the next day i.e. the second day began. I was called for the first round of technical interview at around 2pm.


Recent Posts By Others Technical Interview: The first process of Day 2 started. I was the last candidate to be called in the interview room. The interviewer began the process by asking my name and asking about my background. Simultaneously, he was cross checking what I was saying with what was written in my CV. The interview comprised of following sections in which I was asked various questions. 1) Personal details round 2) Summer internship project 3) Case study round (based on various marketing models, my summer internship project), SWOT Analysis of a telecom company 4) Reasoning round 5) Questions on telecom value chain and OSS/BSS (Operations Support system / Business Support System) 5) General knowledge round (name of CEOs, current news, economic news). So please do read the newspapers daily to keep yourself updated. 7) What is eTOM model? 8) What is ITIL? 9)What is MPLS? My first technical interview was amazing and it took around approximately 40 minutes. I was called for the HR round in a short while. HR Round: It was quite relaxing. I was asked: 1) 2 strengths and 2 weaknesses 2) Can you describe yourself in one word 3) Current news 4) My family background 5) Passed some funny anecdotes as well 6) Any issues in travelling to Gurgaon? 7) Which is a better brand – Vodafone / Airtel? I stuck with Airtel (Told her I was emotionally attached: P) 8) Why don't you join your family business instead of looking for a job? 9) Tell me something about your hometown? 10) Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? My HR round was also good and it took around one hour. Then at around 3:30pm results were announced. I was shortlisted for the last round. Technical round: It was quite similar to the first technical interview. It included the same sections……. But the questions were different 1) How many traffic signals are there in Delhi? How do you propose to get the Shortest path first in the midst of traffic? How do you calculate the average


Recent Posts By Others moving speed of the traffic? 2) How many balls can come inside an airplane? Justify. 3) What is revenue, net profit, number of employees and share price of company till date? 4) What do you mean by enterprise solution? 5) What do mean by business outsourcing, IT solution and all? 6) What do mean by BW/BI? 7) Where does cloud fit into telecom value chain? 8) How do you define cloud architecture? 9) Different components of mobile ecosystem..? 10) Components in a cloud architecture? Deployment steps of a cloud? I managed to give all answers satisfactorily. I knew I was commanding. With these questions my final round was concluded. The company said to announce the results on Monday i.e. 3 days after my interview. I was waiting for the final results to come.. Few tips to the aspirants: Do not lose patience & make up your mind before applying for any company i.e. decide beforehand which profile interests you. Brush up your technical knowledge before the process which is very important to get you through any company. Always remember Job Profile & Company is important for your career ahead, do not sacrifice on these two for anything else. Keeping yourself updated with the current affairs around the world, business by reading newspapers always helps. Always be composed & calm during the placement days & keep yourself prepared for any company. Don't get bogged down if you failed to get through any company as there will be many other opportunities where you prove your mettle. Always be confident of who you are and show the same during the process. Be thorough with your CV before an interview as most of questions are asked from the CV. Don't put false information in the CV. Work on your weak areas & showcase your strong areas during the process. I would like to wish all the best to the junior Student Managers for their placement. Always believe in your abilities & don't get tensed about the placements as Bala sir & Dimple Ma'am will leave no stone unturned for getting you all placed. Don't compromise on your academic knowledge ever .


Recent Posts By Others I wish & pray Balaji Society grows by leaps & bounds & placements get even better for years to come. Wishing Balaji Society all the luck & success. Warm Regards Praveen Tripathi

Preeti Singh I am Preeti Singh BITM-Dual-A Marketing & Finance Roll.No. - TM-09-8040 Batch - 2009-11 Got placed in second company in campus on 22nd October 2010. My campus placement experience has been really an enriching one. Though at the beginning of the third semester i was really worried about my placements just like everyone else. Throughout my academic career i have done fairly well, but iwont say i was an extraordinary performer in my academics. But i always had this liking in me for public speaking. I have been an ardent participator in every event that came my way (debates, declamation, extempore etc. Even many sports and cultural activities) all in all i would say i like doing jobs which appear new and challenging to me. And this very habit of mine has helped me gain confidence in myself and my speaking skills. My teachers and my friends have always had their faith in me, and that strengthened my confidence in me all the more. In our class also i have always been active in speaking, giving presentations and asking questions, which helped me improve for the better. Although in the beginning i was aiming to get through LG as it is one of the most talked about and sought after company of our campus. But fortunately or unfortunately i couldn't get through it. I was a bit disappointed but i had my faith in my god and in me. I believed that god must be having something better in store for me. As far as my preparations are concerned, i have been reading mint and business standard throughout. And i had my marketing concepts very clear. During the last few days i started making note of all the current business news headlines and their few details in a soft copy and i also maintained a soft copy of other important facts & figures which really helped me a lot in my GD room performance. I just brushed through all the notes that i had made and learned all the facts & figures. Apart from this i also had made note of all the topics and its contents that were discussed in mock GDs that we had in the auditorium. It proved to be really beneficial to me as the it broadened my knowledge and the content from one topic could be used in another related


Recent Posts By Others topics. I was very much thorough about my summer internship details like my topic, findings, conclusion, recommendations and limitations. I also read about the industry for which i was appearing, its latest news, major players, facts and figures and also the company details like its management, its products, head office, its latest move etc. i also maintained a note of 9 – 10 general questions that are normally asked in an interview and i had my answers already prepared for them. Eg. Q1 which is your dream company Q2 what extra do you have in you and why should we take you over others. Q3 who is your role model Q4 how will you benefit our company Q5 what CTC do you expect Q6 why do you want to join us Q7 which is your favourite subject Q8 some good and bad incidents of your life Q9 your aim in life Q10 your strengths and weaknesses Q11 why you chose balaji society and what do you like and dislike about balaji society. For all the above questions and few more i had my answers already prepared. And in my interview atleast five questions from the above given were asked to me to which i gave a satisfactory answer. I emphasised that how i was different from others which would benefit the company. I particularly mentioned them my weakness and tried to explain them that i have been working on my weakness and i am learning to do away with it. In my experience during the interview honesty is definitely required but one cannot afford to be brutally honest. Eg.Infront of an interviewer we cant say that i find finance boring and monotonous and that's why i chose marketing as my field. It gives a negative impression. I have noticed that the interviewer particularly notices the body language of the candidate. While in GD our group was asked to suggest our own topic and arrive at a consensus. I was the one who suggested the topic and everybody except for one person was in favour of my topic. Since i had suggested the topic it was natural that i initiate the GD and i did it. I gave it a fairly good start by quoting a statement by a well known industrialist which came in newspaper recently. And then i built upon my argument by quoting figures and facts. After that i was quite for some time and i was following the course of GD and taking down the relevant points being discussed. Then i entered the GD for the second time to attract everyone's attention to another aspect of the topic. And that was all i did in my GD. Some of the answers given by me- “Sir being a fresher I am raw material for the industry, you can give trainings and mould me into anything suitable for companys best benefit�. Just be confident and sure of what exactly you what from a job and the


Recent Posts By Others company don't try to flatter them. Ensure them that if they are able to give what exactly you expect from them, than you would sustain and would have a long-term relationship with the company Questions were not at all hard but yes the answers expected were little different and practical. Just an advice, whenever you are asked a question which you don't know about, tell it frankly, be what you are, don't try to manipulate. Panel can easily judge the authenticity of your answers. Finally the results were declared and they picked up 11 students from the marketing stream. I was one of them. I can't forget that day. It was just like a dream come true. It was the day of reward of all my hard work and efforts put by the college at every single day of my PDGM journey. I had a wonderful and unforgettable experience and was really blessed to get one of the biggest brands. From the bottom of my heart, I am very grateful to Bala Sir, Milind Sir, my colleagues in PAT and my friends and family. The entire campus placement session gives you time to groom yourself, to know where you stand, to maintain your cool under immense pressure and competition, to keep your motivation levels high. Always remember, it is not how hard you work, it is about how smartly you put the hard work into place when the time is right! Be confident and be well prepared! I would like to thank SBS for providing such a learning experience and specially Bala Sir who stood by us every time whenever we require them. All in all i believe that god was kind to me that day and he helped me get through every stage of the process and made it my day. With the blessings of almighty god, my parents, teachers and my well wishersi came out successful. With Best Regards Preeti Singh

Prerna Singh Hi Friends, I am Prerna Singh Registration Number –TM09 8231 BITM-Dual C (Telecom & IT) Academic Year 2009-2011 The Process consists of following rounds – 1. Submission of CV. 2. Group Discussion- 1st round 3. Group Discussion- 2nd round


Recent Posts By Others 4. Personal Interview. About my experience, It all started with a hint from interviewer. Mr. Interviewer already gave a list of some topics to the coordinating team. He did this because he might be looking for some good level of discussion with good amount of content. We were divided into groups. Each group contained 8-9 candidates. Generally the approach followed in GDs is very aggressive and I don't personally favour it a lot. I can say I am not very good in GD and today also I can't say I know the rules to succeed in a GD. It's simple when it comes to your GD being a decision maker for your career that shall be for your whole life, no rules and practices matter. Placements are the most important chapter in one's academics. And Balaji provided us with great placement opportunities and gave us the right platform, but in the end its your own effort and I would say luck! In all I appeared for two group discussions starting with XXXX, XXXX. I cleared both of them. Now in my case GDs were the elimination rounds so finally 7-8 people were shortlisted for PI. Now this was tough as good candidates were shortlisted so I decided to make it a best shot without worrying about anything . But by the time I also realised that the interviewer is very much content focused. Speak less but meaningful category person. I went in for interview. He asked me many aptitude questions, engineering based technical questions, my engineering project details( which ofcourse I didn't remember), my hobbies, etc. When all the PI were done, Interviwer asked for a break of 30 mins, to decide the results. We all were waiting outside keeping our fingers crossed. Now after 30 mins. A coordinator comes and announces that me and one of my colleague have been selected. Now that was good. I was so happy. But I really fought hard to achieve it. In the end all I would say I had a very nice experience. I had the longest wait though because I was placed in the month of May. It did require a lot of patience. I appeared for a lot of companies processes including the written tests and GD's. And as far as my experience says – in the end it all depends on the observer. If the observer sees the quality he seeks in you he would select you whether you say anything or not. But of course you can guess it from the profile- and your interests which matter. For a sales profile they obviously look for good communication along with your will to be heard among the group of others who feel the same. The first company which had shortlisted few names was- a big name in the industry of telecom. GD topic was a technical one- I didn't make it. So this is how confusion starts, once u get rejected or say u cannot make it then u start thinking in many directions like- What was the problem? Should I read more of technical stuff or focus more on current affairs? And this is where you mess up. Preparation should be done company wise. See the profile, check the job


Recent Posts By Others responsibilities prepare accordingly. So its better learn to apply “ positioning “ concept in placements. Because its only about how you position yourself according to the companies requirement and that needs a pro active approach. So first understand what they are looking for and prepare accordingly. But for this start believing yourself. You may fail once or twice but that's ok . Don't mind. It happens. Following are some of the tips you can follow for any company : The most important thing is know the company for which you are appearing and if there is a written test please go through previous papers available online. Study the domain company belongs to – Know about that industry well. Current affairs and recent developments in that sector. Some technical stuff – rather say some technical keywords which you can use in GD. And most important don't compare yourself with anyone, Be confident, then only positioning concept works!! So, For your reference, Few PI questions are as below: 1. Tell me about urself? 2. Why did you opt for telecom ? 3. What do you know about VAS? 4. What are your interests? 5. Questions related to my curricular activities. 6. Questions related to my mobility regarding going to a new place. 7. My future plans that will affect my workability with them. So that was the day of my life- the beginning of my career. The most important thing to be kept in mind during any placement process is to be yourself and let the company decide if you fit with their requirements. And patience is the most important virtue when one is dealing with placements. One should be prepared to face any kind of results. In short, the best preparation for any placement process in campus is to brush up what you have done in past, read a bit about the company for which you are appearing , and present yourself as you naturally are , to the company in the best manner. Each process is an experience in itself so take it as a part of your curriculum not as a drawback. As said by our beloved Bala sir “Problems are Opportunities.” I wish all the very best to all the juniors. Hope all of them get the best jobs. Do not get worried if you are not lucky as others to get through in one go as fruit of patience is always sweet. Also don't forget: To all my friends and aspiring Balaji student managers- Never Lose hope! All The BEST to All of You! Thanks Bala Sir and BITM Management Team.


Recent Posts By Others Pritesh Ramchandra Jain I am Pritesh Ramchandra Jain Registration no.- TM-09-8021 Class- Marketing and Finance Division- “A� from BITM From the academic year 2009-11 passed out in 2011 ( 29th April 2011) My specialization is in Marketing & Finance. Respected Bala Sir and my dear Juniors, It gives me great pleasure to write down about my campus placement experience. The campus experience is the one which taught me lots of lesson and the entire experience showed me what real life is all about. Life is full of struggle but if one is dedicated and disciplined in life will achieve the pinnacle of success. As there is product life cycle in marketing, there is life cycle for every human being. This is one such phase where you are actually standing in the crowd and you've to strive hard to be the best in the crowd. If you become vulnerable at this point of time, you miss out the opportunity! And when opportunity knocks the door once, grab it with both the hands. All emotions come into play at this time, when you think about your family, friends, and most important your future etc. As the moment appeared closer, I went through various phases. I was bit tensed and bit excited. There were lots of questions in my mind as to which all companies should I sit for as I had location constraints because of some family reasons. But at the same time I was thinking that I should not loose a good opportunity. From the relevant and interesting to the irrelevant and the downright stupid and the whole nine yards in between, my thoughts did a round-trip. But if I was to crystallize the crux of what was otherwise a messy brainstorm, it was all about 2 questions. Where do I ideally see myself in a specific point in the future? What do I need to do now or in the foreseeable future to be able to get there? The entire placement process with its rough ride was indeed something to cherish about. You've to go through tough times before you finally emerge as a winner. I sat for many companies and was placed successfully with all my dreams coming true.


Recent Posts By Others In the first company , I was eliminated from the GROUP DISCUSSION round itself. The topic given to me was “Purple� and I could not imagine that such topic would also be given. The entire Group Discussion session was a shocker for me there was heated discussion going on for around 10-15 minutes. I didnt involve myself in that discussion for about 7-8 minutes just for the fact that it didn't make any sense to me to speak unnecessarily. Later on I gave my point and sat back but I was not selected. I was dejected by this incidence and it took me some time to come out of this situation. But thanks to all my friend and family member, I again got motivation to fight back and I continued to struggle keeping in mind the future and I had faith in college that everybody will get placed. I sat for many companies, the normal process of the companies was to take Aptitude, group discussion, Interview and few other process such as Extempore, Psychometric. There was one thing which was very specific for me. I used to clear 80% of the aptitude but I used to get eliminated in 80% of the Group Discussion. I would like to narrate an interview experience. The typical interview Questions are like "Tell me something about yourself and your background"," your college experience" . "If you have to sell a glass, how would you go about it? what marketing strategies would you apply to make it a success?" "Give one instance of a successful self motivation." "How would you explain yourself as a person? " (based on the explanation, they shoot questions at you so make sure that you speak only what you know about.) "Are you willing to travel to a different city and do sales there?" "Do you have the qualities of a good sales person, if yes, reason it out!" There was a company in which I really wanted to get selected and it was my dream to get into retail sector and I thanked God that I was lucky enough to get a chance. That day I cannot forget in my entire life. It was a long day. The process started at 0930 hours and ended at 2300 hrs. I got cleared in Aptitude, Group Discussion and then I waited eagerly for the interview. The interview was both technical and general. At the end of interview I was confident that I would get selected. One of my colleague told me that myself and 15 other were selected but we were just waiting for final confirmation. But when the final list was announced I was shocked after I found that my name was not there in the list.


Recent Posts By Others It was again a flashback of the days when we were preparing for our MBA entrance exams. I would really like to advise my juniors to keep practicing these mock papers during your MBA time also, so that you don't go blank when you see the paper ! I also advice to read the Newspaper which adds weightage to your Group discussion. One of the company had its process in Mumbai . It started with the shortlisting of the CVs depending upon the marks, 2 rounds of interviews , one with the HR of the organisation, if selected in it, then the final round with the General Manager .First was with the HR, where questions were based on your CV Final round was with the General Manager , questions like "why service sector?" "give me instances where you have experienced a bad service and a good service." "Why do you think you should be selected?" "How would be your sales pitch if you have to sell a property?" "Why CRM is so important?" etc But again Bad luck for me that I was not selected. One a fine day I was informed that I was shortlisted for a company and the interview was scheduled on the next day. I prepared to my fullest extend and gave my entire thing to get selected. Next day the results were announced and I was selected and got the desired POP. The entire campus placement session gives you time to groom yourself, to know where do you stand, to maintain your cool under immense pressure and competition, to keep your motivation levels high. Always remember, it is not how hard you work, it is about how smartly you put the hard work into place when the time is right! Be confident and be well prepared ! Nothing provides you with better firepower to accomplish great things in your today, if it isn't to fulfil the ambition of reaching a coveted goal in your tomorrow. But let's not overestimate our faculties as humans to be in complete control of the tomorrow. Do your best today, and rest will follow. Best of Luck ! Regards, Pritesh Jain-TM09-8021 BITM 2009-11


Recent Posts By Others Priya Sharma I am Priya Sharma Registration Number TM-09-8233 Class Division- Dual C Academic year 2009-2011 My specialization is in Telecom I am finally placed in XYZ as an assist working in Business Development for International Business Unit. It gives me an immense pleasure to share my campus placement experience with my juniors, who could surely gain some knowledge & belief to learn the things I did in order to secure a good position in the corporate world. Before describing about my placement XYZ, I would like to share few more instances that happened to me. My journey started in BITM with enlightening sessions of Mahabharata, unforgettable sessions of Bam sirs' presentation that drove me throughout was the thought of getting placed. Before sitting in the process of XYZ, I sat in few more companies A,B,C . The confidence was pretty low when I gave my first GD in company A. But gradually my confidence starts building up by clearing more rounds in company B,C. Life is full of challenges & you have to work hard to strive for success. I too followed the same pattern of achieving success by learning & adapting to skills required for a great future. Also I would like to thank the college placement cell for working day & night, burning mid night fuel to stand on hopes of the students & bring in almost 300 companies to the campus for placement. To start with, the skills required for success in campus placement is to develop logical & analytical skills. This would help to strive for 1st level for selection that is “Written Aptitude test”. For this many books are available to go for. To develop this regular work with numbers to be precise is important; students should go for numbers as these would help in their corporate world. Since consistent performance is the key to success people should not be demotivated by the level of difficulty in any exam. Next step is the “Group Discussion” round, this is a rejection round, so you need to focus, pitch in points that are relevant to the subject. For this the best thing the college provides is the “Economic Times” paper. This paper would help to know the current market trends, help you to analyze the market situation & would help develop the ability to understand the market happenings. I used to regularly read the paper, maybe not the complete content, but the basic headlines, so as to know what is happening in the market. And for telecom students it is important, as telecom sector is at the boom, so any change in the market can change the tide of the carrier.


Recent Posts By Others And the final is the personal interview, both HR & Technical, & for this I think our college professors has done a commendable job in knowing us the current technologies, in & out, know the future technologies, & help us to know the basics from the core of each subject, maybe its marketing, telecom related issues & what not. I am thankful to Bala sir for providing such esteemed professors at our disposal, so that we could learn a lot from them. I have divided my campus placement experience into the following seven activities:l Written Aptitude Test The aptitude test was divided into 3 main parts i.e.quant, verbal ability and data interpretation. Generally questions from RS Aggarwal were asked. We were given around 90 questions to be responded in 60 minutes. After conducting the written test, I was selected for the next round that is group discussion round. l Power Point Presentation I gave ppt on the topic given by the Interviewer. The topics were Solar Energy, policies and certificates. The panel members ask me various types of queries and I was so comfortable to answer it because that's my field of interest. It was really a good experience with them as I gained a lot of innovative and informatics knowledge about the solar subject. l Group discussion 2 groups were formed for conducting group discussions with 4 students in each group. We were asked to select a topic for ourselves but after a minute's time we were given 3 products of Mobile I. Chinese II. Samsung III. Blackberry I was asked to brief the technical, commercial and marketing aspects of Blackberry. I explained the code sharing features and internet facilities. And also explained the vulnerability and security threats related to blackberry. And use of blackberry for business purposes.

Students were judge on the following parameters:l Ability to lead the group l Communication skills l Your understanding of the topic Group discussion was for 30 mins and the discussion went in a flow as introduction to topic, examples and pros and cons of the topic were discussed. Group discussion was elimination round and 2 students per group were selected.


Recent Posts By Others I got through the above 2 rounds and the next was Technical interview l Technical Interview-1 Round The interview was conducted for around 50 mins. The interview started with the questions like: l What is MPLS? l What do you understand by Voice over Internet Protocol? l Explain GSM architecture? l Explain Intelligent Network? l Difference between 1G, 2G, 3G and LTE. l Difference between analog and digital signal. l Difference between GSM and CDMA. l Technical Interview-2 Round l Interviewer: Tell me about ITIL? Me: Actually I have done ITIL certification so I have clear idea about this I explained all the five module of ITIL. l Interviewer: Could you please tell me about SS7. Me: I explained him very clearly about all the pointsreleated to SS7. l Interviewer: Any Idea about OSS? Me: I have just read this answer before entering the Room. So I manage to convince him on this answer. l Interviewer: Gave me one puzzle. Me: I am able to resolve this puzzle 95%.Then interviewer said to stop.He was impressed by my attempt.

I was smiling and my heart beat was up in the sky. With greetings to them, I came out and had some water.. Then interviewer asked so many questions related to Summer Intern. Questions like how many service providers and telecom circles in India. What do you understand by hot billing? l HR interview-1 Round The interview was conducted around 10 PM. The interview started with the questions like: l Introduce yourself l Tell me something about your family background l Why you want to join our company? l Are you ready to be work anywhere in India?


Recent Posts By Others Discuss about your strengths & weaknesses l l Do your SWOT analysis l Tell me something about services (particularly IT) sector in India? l What do you know about the company? l Are you ready to sign the bond? The interview went well for almost 40 mins and after 7 days the results were conveyed to the PAT team into which I was selected. l HR Interview-2 Round The final round of interview was a technical one and it conducted 2 weeks from the day HR interview results were announced. The interview was a telephonic call which was taken from Bangalore. The interviewer introduced himself & started asking me questions on technical side, accessing my logical, analytical & basic knowledge about technology. Some questions that were asked are: l Marketing related questions like product life cycle for a service, new

product development, knowledge of RFP/RFI, how to pitch the customer, what is configuration management? Some questions about MS office tools. l What is project management? Some questions were asked on real time problems in marketing & how you as a PM would solve it. They also concentrated on my summer internship as to what problems did I face during my summer internship and what did I do about it.

The interview was carried on for about 60 minutes, and finally the interview results were announced the same day and I was selected. I thank Bala sir for making me share such a wonderful experience for placement that would surely help my juniors for motivation & just want to wish all the very best for their future. As always Bala sir used to say, “Problems are Opportunities� I would always remember those words life long, & in case of any urgency would not hesitate to apply sir's Guru Mantra. Again I would like to tell my juniors to follow footsteps of sir to achieve something memorable & big in life, as I always do. Thanks & Regards, Priya Sharma TM-09-8233 Telecom (Dual C)


Recent Posts By Others Ms. Priyam Chittlangia I am Ms. Priyam Chittlangia Registration Number. TM-09-8042, from Class Marketting & Finance, Division A from BITM, from the academic year 2009-2011, passed out on April 2011. My specialization is in Marketting. I am finally placed in XYZ Co. Talking about placement season, it was the time in life which is worth remembering as it was a bag full of variety of emotions both sad and happy. I sat for about 12 companies. All companies had different selection procedures and criteria. The 1st company I sat for was with lot of nervousness but gradually confidence level increased and finally when I cracked the Company it was like unbelievable and happiness tears came out of my eyes. I would like to share my experience with some of the companies both depressing and sad. -When Co.A visited the campus, I was totally prepared although the package was less but the industry was as per my choice so I sat with a positive attitude. I could clear 2 rounds but I got stuck in 3rd round which was because of my own mistake, that was the learning for me and I made sure that it was not repeated next time again. -In Co.B I was cleared all the rounds but was stuck in the last round PI. In the above two companies I realized my mistakes and corrected them which helped me to build my confidence. Each day when I sat for companies and when I was not selected I use to feel very bad but with the support of friends around and parents got the confidence to sit for further companies. Talking about some of the depressing experience in companies: When I sat for Co.C which short listed me and was offering good package & profile, I was quite happy. As the various rounds passed and I was clearing them all, I was feeling very happy. At 8.30pm the result was on hold as there was a tie between me and an engineer girl, since they proffered engineering background so I was rejected. This situation was like very depressing for me as after clearing all the rounds and getting appreciation from the HR-National Talent Acquisition Head. I cried like anything that day but then my parents made me realize that it was not the last company and I should take learning from it and move ahead. The next company I sat for and I was selected. Some of the GD topics I came across were: -Visit of Mr. Obama in Mumbai -MBA v/s PGDM -Retail is booming in India


Recent Posts By Others -1 Day manager -Western culture in India -Corruption in India -Women's in India -Upcoming trends in modern Trade Some of the PI questions were: -What are your strengths and weakness? -Why xyz company? -What are your short term and long term goals? -Where do you see yourself after 5 years? -What have you learnt from your post graduation? -Explain various learning's from your summer project? -Why is xyz your weakness? -Why you want to enter a particular company? Stress Interview: In this a set of panel member sit to interview and a lot of students are asked to sit in front, then 1 question is put in front, who ever answers 1st gets the lead. Its like fastest answer given by a person. Campus placement is a time which is memorable in all the students' life let it be a student of MBA or engineering. The days spent during this period are something worth remembering when career is made. So it is expected that all of us document our own campus placement experience so that we can go through this memory lane when we miss those days. It include both the sad part and good times spent with friends and family. My own experience says that when everyday we sit for the companies and go through various rounds and at the middle of the stage we are stuck because of elimination rounds, it was all depressing but again next day with positive energy we go ahead and finally when the day comes when we get placed, its like unbelievable. The sentiments, the high and the lows, the preparation, the company processes and everything is worth sharing with you all juniors who all are unknown to all this. You know juniors its really impossible for me to write and share all my feelings. After my final placement results were announced and when I called mom she dint pick my call as she was scared (me as usual crying after sitting in any company) but then when I called her many times she picked my call finally and she was so happy after listening the news of my selection. Seeing my parents happy there is no reason for me to get sad anymore, its like my hard word with the support of parents gave fruits in the end. I will suggest you all don't be impatient, good will arrive to you when the right time will come so just be patient and wait for your good time. It's rightly said that the fruits of patience is sweet.


Recent Posts By Others I would advice to all my juniors put in your best efforts for the campus placement, don't get demotivated at any level, always sit everyday with a positive attitude; negative vibes gives a bad feel in inner self. Before sitting for a particular company always get aware about its profile, its turnover and its financial position, brand name and then decide on if you have to take on to that particular company. In all the companies it matters a lot to find out the exact work profile they are offering and if it suits your interest then go ahead. All the companies have training period so that we get aware of various systems and working environment. They give us enough time time so that we become comfortable with the system of working and understand on tips the process of working. Wish You All A very Good Luck.. Priyamchittlangia

Priyanka Kharbanda Name-Priyanka Kharbanda BITM-Telecom & Marketing.... TM-098146 would like to share my campus experience at this platform............I got placed in ABC co...which was the 4th company which visited our campus.... I am finally placed in company 'A'. It was my 3rd company. Well I think the title pretty much summarizes what the goal of this post is. This phase of PLACEMENT comes as great experience in every student's life. We all go through the same feelings of anxiety, tension, confusion and excitement till the time we are placed and are happy and relaxed with the same. In fact I haven't been this tense since a long time. I guess what the placement process teaches you is that Life is not fair and that sometimes luck matters more than ability. My placement experience was more of learning accompanied with sweet and bitter experiences. Tough experiences are those when I struggled a lot to achieve something important for my life and failed to achieve them in one go. The good experience was when I finally cleared the rounds and proved myself that Yes I can do it. This Phase of Placement comes as a great experience, tension, frustration, excitement in every student's life. Some may clear all the rounds in one go and for some its difficult to get placed with the first company. This difficult times can get buried only when we follow One Mantra “Problems are Opportunities “. Its very difficult to actually believe that the problems that


Recent Posts By Others comes our way comes as opportunities but its true. One should have faith in themselves , be confident and have patience to face some of the tough experiences in life. My resume got selected in almost every company I chosen as I had good academic record till now. I never underestimated my studies .it improves your knowledge , confidence and yes it makes you stand apart. People says this is the confidence what matters , one should have the spark, I agree but academic record is the first criteria that one have to cross. As usual days, we went to the auditorium to know about the days's company and its offerings..... They didnt specified much about the role and told that we will be hired as MT's.....So, i thought of giving it a try......First a GD took place with topic,Reality shows-true or fake........I got selected in that, then a rapid fire question round happened......i asked them directly about the job role,but the 2 ladies gave us vague answers to it....Finally,from there students got shortlisted for PI....It was a situational questions based interview(lately we come to know that the questions were same for every1)..............we 4 students, finally got selected with the company.......elated and joyful for our achievement for the day... We in a batch of 24 people,from different colleges joined on May,15th .....we undergo a classroom training in their corporate office in mumbai for 15 days which was fair enough,then we were put at the resp. stores to understand its working and operations....We were able to understand the functioning of various depts in a hypermarket as well as its back store operations....An insight about what it actually takes to run a 1L sq.feetstore,what it takes to serve customers....satisfy them at each level......ensure inventory to associates being there at each dept,functional& working....in short the picture which we as buyers,not able to visualize from this side of the table......The experience was going fine....but lately due to delay in new store openings,organization delayed our confirmation and forced us to work as MT's for more time......They started putting undue pressure on us,and this was when a lot many of us,started leaving the job. Concluding it,I would say it was something worth experiencing in the starting of one's career to work with ground realities.....to have a direct understanding of consumer behaviour....for which i m 100% sure,would pay me dividents lately in my career.....My only concern is that the students should be provided clear JD's for each and every organizationn so that they should join with a pre-decided mind set and be prepared for it......specifically i can talk about retail sector,where one has to put a lot n lot of physical labour and one has to overcome a lot of hardships......Retail being one of the most difficult and challenging sector of recent times....... My advice is that getting placements through campus is one of the easiest ways to get into corporate, make most of it but one has to introspect whether they have given their best in their efforts. Just be yourself and give your best all times, but as a suggestion- do prioritize the sector you wish to pitch in for. Give importance to Profile, then brand and then compensation.


Recent Posts By Others Last but not the least I want to thank whole family of Balaji Society for making my Common journey a Success Story. I believe “a good speaker is always the one who listens carefully to others views�. Here, I owe a big thanks to BALA Sir and SBS regulations who made it mandatory for all of us to read ECONOMIC TIMES and that actually paid me off. Some tips for the Juniors: I would like to say to all the juniors that always remember that in a race it doesn't matter how you start, it matters how you move ahead & end the race. So, just prepare well, keep faith in yourself, Do your Best & leave rest to the God. With this I would like to conclude my campus placement experience and wishing all my juniors ALL THE BEST & HAVE A BRIGHT FUTURE AHEAD..! Bookish knowledge is important but more than that how you prepare yourself is also very vital. Get involved in whatever you do is the key.I would say basic knowledge about subject is irreplaceable. Have faith in yourself.You are special.! Lastly,apart from placements........ This college has given us ample of opportunities and the attitude of winner. I will always cherish the memories I got here in this temple of knowledge.I would like to thank Bala sir and all the respective governing authority members for giving me a memorable experience of 2yrs....Yes,everybody thinks of getting a progressive career after MBA,but these 2 yrs gave me much more than that.....Taught a lot of things on professional as well as personal front...which proves to be a handful experience for a successful career & an individual growth in lyf..... AS AN INDIVIDUAL,I AM EVOLVED!!

Priyesh Gupta I am Priyesh Gupta, Registration Number - TM09-8234, Class- PGDM -Dual C BITM, 2009-11 TELECOM I am sharing my experiences about campus placements , MY first company experience gives me a lot learning in terms of GD ,APTITUDE TEST AND PERSONAL INTERVIEW . the company from which my campus placement journey started was a core telecom company .& a highly reputed one .but unfortunately only few student turned for it. the first round was aptitude test followed with 2 personal interview rounds.


Recent Posts By Others the aptitude test was quiet tough time given was also less ,but some howi cleared the test just above the margin of cut off.and after waiting for few hours .it was the turn for personal interview i was mentally prepared for the interview .and there were three person in the panel who taking the interview rounds. nowi start the conversion with my introduction and explain my summer internship work.the interviewer is highly impressed with my internship work. theques round from each of the panel members which i answered them confidently ,at that moment i was thinking that it is over and i am selected but the way is not that easy . then one of the member start the stress interview and lot of cross questioning between him and me .some of the question that he asked includes the core telecom ques. and VAS ques. Answer:--value-added services add value to the standard service offering, spurring the subscriber to use their phone more and allowing the operator to drive up their ARPU. For mobile phones, while technologies like SMS, MMS and GPRS are usually considered value-added services, a distinction may also be made between standard (peer-to-peer) content and premium-charged content. These are called mobile value-added services (MVAS) which are often simply referred as VAS. Unfortunately i am unable to answer few ques.now he gives me another chance to get selected for the second round of the interview . the other member started the questioning round which includes some telecom policy ques. history of telecommunication .GSM & CDMA CONCEPTS . Answer;-GSM is a form of multiplexing, which divides the available bandwidth among the different channels. Most of the times the multiplexing used is either TDM (Time division multiplexing) or FDM (Frquency division multiplexing). On the other hand CDMA is a type of multiple access sceheme( which means allotting the given bandwidth to multiple users) and makes use of spread spectrum technique which is essentially increasing the size of spectrum. i answered all the ques but they want to understand in laymans which i am unable to answer .i was in mind 50:50 percent to get selected.i waited for the positive outcomes from the personal interview .but i am not selected for the second interview round .this experience give me a lot learning and lot scope of improvement in me . COMPANY SECOND ---XYZ. .We begun with GD process .around 8 students were there along with me in group discussion.The topic was Entrepreneur, every body participated equally,but I and one more guy is selected for further process that because we give some of the real ,good examples. Reading newspapers , and books help me lot to crack this GD. SOME INTERVIEW QUESTION that i came across during the time of personal interview. 1).what is product positioning?


Recent Posts By Others Answer:-- positioning has come to mean the process by which marketers try to create an image or identity in the minds of their target market for its product, brand, or organization.To categorize products based on the target market segment 2)is marketing of a product is necessary for success? Answer:--Marketing is a very important aspect in business since it contributes greatly to the success of the organization.Since the goal of marketing is to make the product or service widely known and recognized to the market, marketers must be creative in their marketing activities. In this competitive nature of many businesses, getting the product noticed is not that easy.Strategically, the business must be centered on the customers more than the products. Although good and quality products are also essential, the buying public still has their personal preferences. If you target more of their needs, they will come back again and again and even bring along recruits. If you push more on the product and disregard their wants and the benefits they can get, you will lose your customers in no time. 3) what is NPA for a company? Non performing assets Explain NPA? The NPAs are considered as an important parameter to judge the performance and financial health of banks. The level of NPAs is one of the drivers of financial stability and growth of the banking sector. The Financial companies and institutions are nowadays facing a major problem of managing the Non Performing Assets (NPAs) as these assets are proving to become a major setback for the growth of the economy. NPAs in simple words may be defined as the borrower does not pay principal and interest for a period of 180 days. However, it is taken into consideration now that default status would be given to a borrower if dues are not paid for 90 days. 4).how cost cutting is done in aorganization ? Answer:-Companies divide money into two major buckets - revenue and cost. In hard economic times, when revenue is harder to come by, companies often turn to cost cutting initiatives. Cost cutting will increase net income. An increase in net income leads to a greater earnings per share and ultimately a higher market value (higher market capitalization). At that moment i felt it is good going for me &then ,certainly he asked some kind of ques. which is relevant to his industry.then, i convinced him with my half heartedknowledge.he explained each points, then again some critical points i have put which convinced him. right now i have completed one year with this company ,and surely will continue with it. I am placed at corporate office in Mumbai. all the best wishes to my juniors, and hope this slowdown will not affect the placements season.


Recent Posts By Others Priyesh Madhvi I am Priyesh Madhvi Roll Number –TM09-8148 BITM-Dual B (Marketing & Telecom) Academic Year 2009-2011 My Campus Placement Experience First of all, I want to thank BITM Placement Team (2009-2011 Batch) for their hard work during the whole Placement season. They worked day and night for our Placement....Thanks A lot Guys! Without your efforts it would not have been possible for us... !!!!!!!!! The placement season is the time we all dream for when we join MBA college. The fever of Placement season rises up as the time comes close by. It was 18th of September, 2010 when our Bala Sir announced in the auditorium that the journey towards our destiny would begin from tomorrow onwards, the journey full of anticipation and anxiety, the journey of Campus Placements 2010..... Then the day arrived, 19th Sep was here, A Company was in the Campus, a different mood was there of seriousness, of responsibility, for the first time in the audi people were not asked to arrange themselves or asked to “settle down”, it just happened and you could understand it, for sure something was very different. The process started and i did not clear the G.D, and it was very disappointing to say the least. My placement experience was quite good. I have selected limited companies to start my carrier. My Second Company was X . I had cleared the Aptitude Test only 100 student had cleared the Test from the whole BalajiSociety , I felt proud that out of the best 100 students who cleared the Aptitude Test and got selected from the whole Balaji society I was the one among them. But to my disappointment, in the next 30 minutes I was rejected in the GD round. Thankfully I was not disheartened because this was my first chance and I did good in the process. Then new companies and firms kept conducting campus interviews and I fully determined kept on facing the process. Again I was rejected sometimes in GD or sometimes in the Final Interview. But then there was something else in store for me, something on the 02-042011, ABC Company in the campus and “It Happened”, I got through-I was Placed!!!!


Recent Posts By Others THE PROCESS The Company had already sent a criterion for short listing, apart from the College's criteria of 60% marks throughout and 90% attendance. At around 1100 hrs the Co. arrived, and we all were asked to submit our C.V's and rush to the Seminar Room of TM building for the PPT (Pre Placement Talk). The environment in that room was one of its kind, people were tensed regarding the process, phrases like “Best of Luck Yaar”, “Are teratho is me ho hi jayeha”, floated around.....all were trying to show that they were very normal by talking, laughing, but inside everyone knew the tension levels were soaring sky high...... The officials arrived, our Director mam introduced them, and then the PPT started, they showed us everything in complete detail, from the profile offered, their latest Projects, the working hours, culture, ethics, and most importantly the compensation part-the entire break up including the take away, or the in hand salary..... On the same day I am also having a final exam of financial management. After completetion of my P.I. I rushed through the HRD building to attened my Exam. There is mixed feelings for placement and exam. I rushed to the place where our P.I was supposed to be held, they had gone for lunch and by the time we were asked to fill a Personal Profile Form. It was much like our C.V with the additions like Strengths, weakness, and the important question “Why IT Sector?” I was the second one for the interview too. The first interview lasted for 25 mins or so believe me those were the longest 25 minsi had experienced. And then finally that time came when my friend Nitin told me it was my turn next. I went inside greeted the panel and was asked to take a seat. Then their questions started the first one being the most anticipated one-“priyesh tell us something about yourself”, then a sequence of them were fired at me like: l Why MBA after Engineering? l Why Marketing? l Difference between Marketing and Selling? l Do you think you can do Sales? l Your USP? l Your Strengths and Weakness and examples to substantiate them?] l How do you think your strength will help you do sales? l Why IT sector? l Implement any one marketing concept in our Company.


Recent Posts By Others l Are you ok if you are posted anywhere? l What is the most important thing for selling? l Anything you would like to ask us?

These were some of the questions i was grilled with for 45 minutes or so and then it ended, and then the long wait started for the results. We were made to sit in one of the Labs of the TM building as our process was going on there only, then when the last person had gone each passing second looked like a towering mountain, and more over the last interview lasted for some 30 mins. Then they said they would take some time to consolidate the “FINAL RESULTS”, They shortlist 4 student managers among all 50 people who had been part of interview rounds. They informed our PAT cell that they will call those selected candidates in Mumbai head office for final round of interview with director. But after a week on 14/04/2011 I got a call from TM PAT. They informed me that finally I am gone through with ABC Company. And accept your offer letter. As usual in the beginning of that day all of us were full of apprehension, tension, anxiety....the day began, and who knew that by the time it would end things would change a great deal, a pleasant change..... what a phrase yaar, maazaaagaya. They then congratulated everyone . Then it was only us shouting, celebrating, congratulating, hugging, crying, Placement bums everything, my flatmates came, friends, Classmates everyone..... All saying the same thing, and i responding with the same expression and the same reply. That's pretty much as to how my Campus Experience was and the journey of it. you would have to experience it yourself, and believe me you would enjoy every bit of it. Here's wishing you ALL THE BEST for your future and Placements, may you get all the success, happiness and laurels you deserve. Take care, Be happy, Always remember “Problems are Opportunities” Enjoy life.


Recent Posts By Others Radhika Shrivastava I am RadhikaShrivastava Roll No. - TM09-8291 Dual D, Telecom (PGDM, 2009-11 Batch) My Placement Experience – Dear juniors, It gives me immense pleasure to share my placement experience with you all. Placement Season started in November 2010 for Telecom Students. In January Month, Company A visited to our College campus for placement. Since, this company A is the dream company for Telecom Students, so many of us want to get through to this company. Before coming to our campus, they had previously conducted 1 day seminar for us also. In the Seminar session, we telecom students visited the site of company A ,i.e how actually work happened in the field. So, on the day of placement we all were prepared with so much of technical details required. In PPT session, there was a very good interaction among students and corporate stalwarts from the company. Since, the PPT session was quite good, So it made a very good impression on Company A's Corporate Stalwarts. In the Panel members, Vice President from Deployment and Site Acquisition were also there accompanied by HR Managers. The Company A is a Telecom Infrastructure company , three big operators are its stakeholders. So, it is a world's largest telecom infrastructure company. About the Process: The Process consists of following rounds – 1. PPT (Interaction among Students and Corporate Stalwarts). 2. Shortlisting of CVs based on Engineering Branch. 3. Case Study 4. Personal Interview The process was very structured and systematic. I enjoyed the process and took everything as it came. The panel consisted of 3 corporate stalwarts from the company accompanied by 2 HR managers. As mentioned above, PPT discussion was very good which creates a good impression on the Company's Senior Managers and Vice Presidents. In total, we went through 3 rounds. In the 1st round, there was shortlisting of CVs based on Engineering Branch. Only core engineering background students were selected. CS/IT got eliminated in 1st round. In the 2nd round, we were divided into groups of 10 students per group and case study given to us to solve then and there. 5 minutes to read and 3 minutes to think. So we had discussion of case study of around 10 minutes. The Analysis of Case Study of a student basically showed how strategically you think for corporate management. And finally one Panel member had asked me to summarize, So I have summarized precisely. After Case Study Round, 20 Students got selected for PI round


Recent Posts By Others (Personal Interview) and I was one of them. In the 3rd round which was PI (Personal Interview) round, 4-5 Panel members were there. Vice President, Sr. Managers, Manager were there in Panel. For the interview, I was at the 3rd number. I was a little bit nervous and was preparing to handle the situation to face the interview. It was around 6pm when our interview round started. Since, I have also experienced interview since my time of engineering days, so I was not that much nervous, but a little bit. In Interview following questions were asked – 1) Introduction, which includes family background, education etc. My Answer – Firstly, I have mentioned about my education background, from where I did my engineering and in which branch, then short description about my family, Then about my achievement – like I have learned Classical Vocal Music for 6 years from Khairagarh University and was a merit holder in the third year during my graduation period of music (Bachelors of Music). 2) Tell something about the company, Whatever you know about the company. My Answer – It's a world's largest telecom infrastructure company with 3 major Stakeholders involved in, tenancy ratio, technical details etc. 3) Situation Based Questions to handle the Site acquisition problems. Like- how to Capture site in difficult areas, convincing the owner to build a site 4) Relocation Question – whether you are ready to go anywhere across the country? My Answer was – “Yes, I am ready to go anywhere across the country” and Fortunately, I found a good Location – Gurgaon, which is near to my Home Town. I cleared all the rounds and finally got selected. Out of 20, 13 got selected. Around 10.30 pm, our results got declared and that was the very happiest moment for me. My parents, my friends called to wish me and suddenly my flatmates came at the college campus when they heard I got selected. They were also so much happy for me. That time was the most memorable day of my life. At the time of announcements of results, we immediately got Offer Letters by the HR Manager of Company A. My Profile – PMO, Deployment in the company A. Recently, I have completed one year in the company on 21st Feb. Certain piece of advice for my juniors: 1. Never try to faff in an interview, if you don't know an answer say it frankly, it'll be appreciated. 2. Be clear in whatever you say, an advanced preparation on certain HR questions can be of immense help. 3. Know your areas of strength and always try to push the interview towards that area. 4. Never get drained out, keep a smile on your face. Believe me it makes a difference.


Recent Posts By Others 5. Never underestimate the panel; even they do their homework before coming. 6. Be Yourself. And Honest to the answers that should be given by you. 7. The Company which is made for you will definitely pick you. 8. Have faith in yourself. If the day is yours, nobody will stop you. And you will be the King/Queen for that particular day. I had a wonderful experience and was quite lucky to get my hand on one of the biggest brands. I am very grateful to Bala Sir, my colleagues in PAT and my friends and family. Placement is about Luck also. So, Have faith in God and always be Original as you are so special. And may be your unique quality will attract the HR. So, All the Best Guys..and Keep up the Spirit high, because BITM Rocks. I wish all my colleagues ALL THE VERY BEST and hope they succeed in their endeavours. Regards, RadhikaShrivastava BITM, Pune Dual D TM 09-8291 (2009-2011 Batch)

Rahul Baluja I am Rahul Baluja Registration Number – TM 09-8149 Class- PGDM – Dual B BITM Specialization – Marketing and Telecom Batch 2009-2011 Placed on 23rd March, 2011 Before I say anything or rather share my feelings that I went through till I finally got placed , I want to thank Bala Sir from my heart as I also understand that what feelings he must have gone through to see us all placed , I feel lucky to pass my MBA under the Guidance and Blessings of our Bala Sir . Thank you Sir for your hard work and efforts that you have put in to make lives of thousands like me. If everyone like me is living a respectful position in society today it is indeed because of our Bala Sir I would also like to thank My Placement Team as without their support also I would not have been sitting here and sharing my experience with you all. From the day 1 when your placement days starts there is a new person inside you that makes you feel so different from what you were till that day, several emotions start running inside you anxiety, nervousness, excitement and few which cannot be explained in words but can be felt in the shoes of that person


Recent Posts By Others living that phase of life. The biggest fear that we face at that time is the fear of getting rejected , everyone wants to get placed as soon as possible and then comes the D day, when the First Company that comes in your Campus for placement is there for you . This first company is a Brand that everyone in the Campus has been talking about all this time so everyone wants to get placed in this company. I was short of attendance so for me it was even a bigger chance to avoid the phase where I would just see companies coming in and I am not allowed to sit as my college policy doesn't allows you to sit in the first 50 companies if your attendance is less than 90% This placement time was a tough time but I always had the confidence to crack any process and obviously luck does plays a part in it but luck alone cannot make your life. I had never kept location as criteria for me to sit for a company I only looked for a Brand Name which would give me growth and respect in future. But because of my short attendance I lost the opportunity to sit in first 50 companies that visited my campus. This phase was the toughest phase of all where I just saw my friends sitting in for various placement processes and I just went to leave them to campus and then to pick them back for home when the process is over. First Company Experience – The first one was with company A which visited the campus in September 2011. And the war begins the start of a highly competitive and aggressive placement phase. The Big brand name that everyone has been talking about the big salary and the opportunity to get selected in the first big brand that comes in for placement and avoid the bad phase and the fear of getting rejected in x number of companies. All these factors motivated me to go well prepared to sit for the process but unfortunately I could not make it and with a small face went back to my flat disheartened, disappointed and realizing that competition is stiffer than I had expected. First Round – Group Discussion – Group of 8 to 10 students sat for it the topic given to my group was Soft skills V/s Technical skills in today's Scenario. In BITM 13 students out of 240 students got selected for the second round but unfortunately I was not one of them. Obviously I felt bad but I motivated myself and realized that it has just begun. After the first company was done, the bad phase for me came where every day I just saw my friends leaving for the companies that were coming in for placements but because of my short attendance I was not eligible to sit for these companies. After a Long Wait came that day when the floor got open for me and many like me who were short of attendance and were not allowed sitting for the first 50 companies. 2nd Company Experience – After a Long Wait I was finally allowed to sit for the companies that were now coming in for placements, this was my second company , With the fanatics of emotions because of the long wait I finally sat for the GD round of this company The topic that was given to my group was


Recent Posts By Others China V/s India with full confidence I played an Important role in the Group by Initiating the Discussion and contributing with some relevant points and I was selected in the GD round- then the selected students were told that we will have two PI rounds, With all the prayers running inside me I was excited to give my first Personal Interview . This was it after a long wait I was finally sitting in front of a panel of 3 Interviewers, It started with introductory questions and then there were certain questions asked as mentioned below Q1) why did you choose Marketing as your specialization? Q2) why do u want to enter Hospitality Sector? Then there were general knowledge questions –Capital of Australia, South Africa etc. After I finished my First PI I was Confident that I will make it to the second PI round but unfortunately I was not selected for the second PI round but this experience that I had after a long time gave me a lot of confidence. 3rd Company Experience – The Experience that I had gained after sitting in 2 Processes motivated me to get that positive thinking and attitude in me. The First round of this Company's process was short listing of CV's, my CV was shortlisted and now I had to appear for the Group Discussion Round I had performed well in the GD round too and I was through for the Next round but the Scheduled date for PI round was not announced and unfortunately that day never came and the company dropped back so my chances of getting placed in this company got buried as the company never came back to take the PI round of the selected students. Feelings and Frustrations – Firstly I was not eligible to sit for first 50 companies then when I got eligible to sit for the companies, I was not getting Good Brands to sit for and certain companies that I had applied for never came .By this time all my friends had got placed and I was the only one left and I must say that if your friend fails in an exam you feel bad for him but when he tops the exam and you fail in it you even feel worse , Yes this phase was frustrating and a fear of uncertainty of your future . I could not sleep for so many nights' prayers and movies were the only thing I had to keep myself busy and avoid an empty mind to feel that fear of rejection and various other emotions that made u feel left out in the crowd. But with all these emotions there was an enthusiasm in me because of the number of companies that were still coming in for recruitment, Companies from across industry were still visiting our campus and with a positive hope I waited for my day. And it was my day A Big Brand with a decent salary to start with, my preferred location though location was never criteria for me and an industry of my choice; I sat for this company's process that was held in Mumbai. DATE 23rd MARCH – I was in Mumbai in X company's office where the process had to be held, half of the number of students who had applied for this


Recent Posts By Others company were called on this day – the first round was GD, the topic given to my group was “effects of Nuclear Radiations” because of the relevant information I shared in the discussion I was selected among the shortlisted students for next round. Against our speculations the next round was again a GD round this was a second GD that I gave and i made it in this one too. After these 2 GD rounds there were 4 PI rounds that we had to appear for, all of them with different interviewers. After a long wait finally the names of the students who were selected was announced and the moment my name was announced I was just short of emotions and feelings to express. I was not able to believe that finally I have made it and in next half an hour I will have my offer letter in hand. Words cannot express that moment at all. Finally I had my offer letter in My hand – the date of joining mentioned was 8th April but it got delayed till 18th April and then to 27th April -because of this Delay I had to miss my 4th Semester exams which I gave later on. In spite of everything that I had to face to reach to the place where I am today, Placement time was a Beautiful Learning and experience phase with all those emotions that you can only feel in this course of time. Thank you to every faculty member, and everyone because of whom I have reached where I stand today. Thank you Vignesh Sir and Bala Sir without whom my career would not have been what it is today. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Raja Rastogi I am Raja Rastogi Roll No. - TM09-8286 Dual D, Telecom (PGDM, 2009-11 Batch) My Placement Experience : It gives me immense pleasure to share my placement experience with you all. Life is full of challenges & you have to work hard to strive for success. I too followed the same pattern of achieving success by learning & adapting to skills required for a great future. Also I would like to thank the college placement cell for working day & night, burning mid night fuel to stand on hopes of the students & bring in almost 300 companies to the campus for placement. Placement Season started in November 2010 for Telecom Students. In January


Recent Posts By Others Month, Company A visited to our College campus for placement. Since, this company A is the dream company for Telecom Students, so many of us want to get through to this company. Before coming to our campus, they had previously conducted 1 day seminar for us also. In the Seminar session, we telecom students visited the site of company A ,i.e how actually work happened in the field. So, on the day of placement we all were prepared with so much of technical details required. In PPT session, there was a very good interaction among students and corporate stalwarts from the company. Since, the PPT session was quite good, So it made a very good impression on Company A's Corporate Stalwarts. In the Panel members, Vice President from Deployment and Site Acquisition were also there accompanied by HR Managers. The Company A is a Telecom Infrastructure company , three big operators are its stakeholders. So, it is a world's largest telecom infrastructure company. About the Process: The Process consists of following rounds – 1. PPT (Interaction among Students and Corporate Stalwarts). 2. Shortlisting of CVs based on Engineering Branch. 3. Case Study 4. Personal Interview The process was very structured and systematic. I enjoyed the process and took everything as it came. The panel consisted of 3 corporate stalwarts from Indus Towers accompanied by 2 HR managers. In total, we went through 3 rounds. In the 1st round, there was shortlisting of CVs based on Engineering Branch. Only core engg.background students were selected. CS/IT got eliminated in 1st round. Next step is the “Group Discussion” round, this is a rejection round, so you need to focus, pitch in points that are relevant to the subject. For this the best thing the college provides is the “Economic Times” paper. This paper would help to know the current market trends, help you to analyze the market situation & would help develop the ability to understand the market happenings. I used to regularly read the paper, maybe not the complete content, but the basic headlines, so as to know what is happening in the market. And for telecom students it is important, as telecom sector is at the boom, so any change in the market can change the tide of the carrier. Now, we were divided into groups of 10 students per group and case study given to us to solve then and there. 5 minutes to read and 3 minutes to think. So we had discussion of case study of around 10 minutes. The Analysis of Case Study of a student basically showed how strategically you think for corporate management. And finally one Panel member had asked me to summarize, So I have summarized precisely. After Case Study round , 20 Students got selected for PI round (Personal Interview) and I was one of them.


Recent Posts By Others In the 3rd round which was PI (Personal Interview) round, 4-5 Panel members were there. Vice President, Sr. Managers, Manager were there in Panel. In Interview following questions were asked – 1) Introduction, which includes family background, education etc. 2) Tell something about Indus Towers Ltd. Whatever you know about the company. 3) Situation Based Questions to handle the Site acquisition problems. 4) Relocation Question – whether you are ready to go anywhere across the country? After sitting for 4-5 companies, one thing that I had realized was that you can route the way your interview will go. You have to know how to drift the interview . I cleared all the rounds and finally got selected. Out of 20, 13 got selected. Now I have completed 1 year with company on 21st Feb 2012. Certain piece of advice for my juniors: 1. Never try to faff in an interview, if you don't know an answer say it frankly, it'll be appreciated. 2. Be clear in whatever you say, an advanced preparation on certain HR questions can be of immense help. 3. Know your areas of strength and always try to push the interview towards that area. 4. Never get drained out, keep a smile on your face. Believe me it makes a difference. 5. Never underestimate the panel; even they do their homework before coming. So don't worry , one day of your life will come in which everything will go right, even if it doesn't get right everything will fall at right place. The purpose of life is to live it , to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences. You just need to be confident in whatever you are saying, carry a positive attitude, smile, do not look nervous, and if you are good with your communication, half the battle is won. So those of you who think about how, when, which company…..sit back and think… firstly do you really want to be in that particular company, if yes, then prepare yourself in such a way, that the company does not have any option but to make you a part of them!! I thank Bala sir for making me share such a wonderful experience for placement that would surely help my juniors for motivation & just want to wish all the very best for their future. As always Bala sir used to say, “Problems are Opportunities” I would always remember those words life long, & in case of any urgency would not hesitate to apply sir's Guru Mantra. Again I would like to tell my juniors to follow footsteps of sir to achieve something memorable & big in life.


Recent Posts By Others I had a wonderful experience and was quite lucky to get my hand on one of the biggest brands. I am very grateful to Bala Sir, my colleagues in PAT and my friends and family. I wish all my colleagues ALL THE VERY BEST and hope they succeed in their endeavours. Thank you.

Mr. Rajeev Sharma NAME: - Mr. Rajeev Sharma Registration Number.: -TM-09-8287 Class - 2009-11 Division:- D from BITM Academic year: -2009-11 Passed out on:- 26th April 2011 My specialization : - Telecom & IT My Placement Experience : First of all, I want to thank BITM Placement Team (2009-2011 Batch) for their hard work during the whole Placement season. They worked day and night for our Placement....Thanks A lot Guys! Without your efforts it would not have been possible for us... !!!!!!!!! My placement experience was quite good. I have selected limited companies to start my carrier. My First Company was X . I had cleared the Aptitude Test only 100 student had cleared the Test from the whole Balaji Society , I felt proud that out of the best 100 students who cleared the Aptitude Test and got selected from the whole Balaji society I was the one among them. But to my disappointment, in the next 30 minutes I was rejected in the GD round. Thankfully I was not disheartened because this was my first chance and I did good in the process. Then new companies and firms kept conducting campus interviews and I fully determined kept on facing the process. Again I was rejected sometimes in GD or sometimes in the Final Interview. But no matter of disappointment because I was sure that one day I will be placed. Here is my experience with different companies that visited campus (for which I was eligible/Interested). VAS Company: Not Selected, my learning. Aptitude test (Analytical): Question were related to VAS industries (Like what is


Recent Posts By Others short Code ..etc) and there was a question where you have to come up with an innovative source of VAS revenue. One of my roommates did his internship with a VAS company but I never gone through his project report. So plz explore your friend project report I am sure it will provide you edge. Telecom Company: Not Selected, my learning. Group discussion: I do not remember what GD topic was but I do remember it was noisy. Company sort listed aggressive candidates (Including exception), but all those guys were naturally aggressive. In GD be natural speak your mind (valid points) and listen others. Rational points will increase probability. YYYY Telecom: Not selected, my learning. Technical and General Aptitude test: There were 60 questions (30 technical +30 Gen.) to be solved in 40mins. Questions were from network, electronics, Telecommunications, English, quantitative analysis & reasoning. I was selected for next round, Personal interview. Personal Interview: They called 5 sort listed candidates at a time. Question asked— >> What is MPLS? >> Explain MPLS in Layman language. >> What is splicing machine? What is cost of splicing machine? I was not selected. I know MPLS very well but I can't able to explain it in layman language. For sales profile explaining things in simple language is an important skill. Before sitting for campus placement a student should be clear in his/her mind that which company, sector and profile he/she opts for which will help in achieving his future goals. The domain I selected for my placement was Telecom Infra, Telecom VAS, Research & IT. I was least interested in the Package , I just wanted a good Profile. Finally, I was placed in Feb,2011 and it really feels very good to be placed via campus. My parents and my dear ones were the main motivating factors for me during my placement season. XYZ Telecom VAS Company:- I am working with‌ I still remember that day of my placement. I was least interested in this company because the profile was not disclosed and the POP was Mumbai. I was not in the presentation, I was sleeping at my home that time .Then Ma'am Kaval Kaur called and told me where are you? Why are you not in the


Recent Posts By Others process? I told ma'am I don't know the profile and I don't want Mumbai as a POP. Then ma'am told me they are offering Jaipur as a POP (my home town) and the Profile is Circle Account Manager (Best Profile in VAS industry).I woke up and ran towards the college. GD groups were formed already I was too late. All the groups were already finished with their GD and the last group was in the GD room. Kaval ma'am requested the panel to give my name in the last group of GD. GD had already started and I also joined that group. The GD topic was VAS Industry 10 years down the line. Everyone was getting chance one by one and all were focussing on Rural areas but I started as instead of focussing on rural areas we should first focus on Urban Areas because VAS is not much popular in Urban Areas and it is not a saturation point of VAS in Urban Areas. We should generate new ideas to encourage VAS. Then panel asked me what new ideas you can give. I gave many ideas to the Panel and they were impressed with me.At last Panel again asked me Rajeev some more ideas you want to give , then I gave the idea of providing rooms or flats on rent to the students through VAS Services just like Just Dial services provide address to the people. My GD was finished after 1 hour and they announced the result of GD. Only 10 students were selected including me. I felt good , but I knew that the task is not completed and I started preparing myself for the PI Round. I was the second last guy for the PI round, all were tensed because the Panel was giving the case studies. After a long time my turn came for the PI. As I entered in the PI Room they told me you look like one of the actor. Then they started shooting questions and case studies like hell. I was replying one by one with confidence. The duration of my PI Round was 45 minutes and I replied almost all the questions. The question asked in my Personal Interview cum HR interview were: 1. VAS industry 2. My internship 3. Why I am interested in VAS industry 4. What are shot codes in VAS 5. Different promotion medium in VAS 6. Followed by some general HR questions like native place from where I belong, willing to travel etc. Now the most awaited moment came –the final result of PI had been declared and I was selected in the Company along with other 2 students. That was the most wonderful moment of my life..!!!!! !!!!!! Thanks again to the Placement Team. Presently I am working as a Circle Account Manager in Jaipur in the same Company and I am grateful to all of you. Friends, this is all that I can share with you as my placement experience. All The Best for your placements......Thanks and warm Regards..!!!!


Recent Posts By Others Rakesh Kumar Sahu I am Rakesh Kumar Sahu Roll No – TM 09- 8235, Dual C, BITM My specialization is in Telecom & IT. I have basically one years of experience in MNC, So far this company is concern it comes into fortune 500. My qualification is B. Tech Electronics and telecommunication engineering and PGDM – Telecom & IT from BITM. I would like to share experience in details & I am very sure about it, this will be beneficial to everyone. During My placement time I thought in this competition how I would be getting placed. From the start of the session I have made my mind that any how I have to get placed out of the first 3 companies only. This question was troubling me day & night, but I was just thinking on it with no possible action on this question. I decided I will do the best project in company & get place over there only. Even though I was selected for 2 companies for internship from college- Datamatics global and Singtel, I choose Tata Communications as the kind of project they were offering me was well in sync with our syllabus and more technical. This phase of PLACEMENT comes as great experience in every student's life. We all go through the same feelings of anxiety, tension, confusion and excitement till the time we are placed and are happy and relaxed with the same. But all this comes as a great learning as this makes you tough enough to handle all situations and gives a feeler of various industries through various rounds of GD's and interviews till the end. I discussed with some of my senior friends & got really valuable inputs. The discussion with the seniors can be concluded as; the important thing is good/desired profile & not dreams company. Also make sure that do not discuss unnecessary points related to placements/package with your friends. The only thing which is important is your preparation (Aptitude, GD/PI). Most of the technical interviews move around these collected inputs from other's interviews only. Then on 4th Nov was the D- Day for Telecom Batch. This was the 1st company for us. The excitement was at its highest level because day zero company is always different. But then this rerouted to the state of nervousness on the D day. Probably the aspirations were more, since was the first interview of all of us.


Recent Posts By Others Initially there was a GD round in our college. The GD involved character based GD wherein they showed us a face and asked each one of us to present our views on the same based on what we observed. Then, they divided us into two groups and asked us to frame a story and observed us during our discussions among the group. Probably this was to test our negotiation qualities among ourselves for the points that we were presenting. Based on the discussions they selected some 10 guys to whom they asked to visit their office in Mumbai for further process. Then began the actual process, we waited in a room for our chance to come. There were two rounds-the first one was technical and the second was HR . We all waited eagerly for our turn, all studying some or the other stuff. Some said study this, other said study that; all were busy with in studying some or the other thing. I too was not separate from them, was memorizing every Telecom business model learnt so far. Meanwhile my turn came, was facing the technical round, in which I was asked Basics of engineering and all stuffs related to our telecom subjects and it was mostly from Optical fiber only… l What is Telecom model? l What is the importance of colour coding in optical fiber? l What is pnp transistor? What is diode? l What is the future of Indian Telecom? l What all you learned during internship?? l What is WIFI technology? l What is broadband?? l Different Wifi technogies. Then they told me to move onto the next HR round. I was very nervous as it was VP of company who would be in HR, then came my chance. I was given a handshake by the VP and then he asked “are you nervous”?? I said yes. The interview commenced with the general information about me, where am I from? What is my birthplace famous for? Then he progressed towards my academic background; Other questions like short term and long term goals. Why MBA? What value addition you did with MBA to your career? He asked few marketing strategies basically pricing strategy and asked basic economic terms. After a couple of weeks they announced the results and to my surprise I was the only one to be selected for the company. I am thankful to Bala Sir, PAT and the college for all their efforts through this. To all the juniors, I would WISH U ALL D BEST!! Just be yourself and give your best all times, but as a suggestion- never loose hope even if you fail again and again in life. Give importance to honesty and don't fake in interviews. In GD- speak apt and real points and give chance to everyone. And don't be afraid if you all still not placed till March because anything good takes time and patience because there is always Bala sir for his students to help.


Recent Posts By Others Know your areas of strength and always try to push the interview towards that area, this really helps you a lot during technical interviews and never get drained out, and keep a smile on your face. Believe me it makes a difference. Believe in your ability, Don't rush behind companies for package, always keep in mind what profile you are looking for and what qualities that profile wants from you and try to reflect the same during interview. Be Patient, Learn and read thoroughly about the company you are applying for. Be thorough with the current affairs. I had a wonderful experience and was quite lucky to get my hand on one of the biggest brands. I am very grateful to Bala Sir, my colleagues in PAT and my friends and family. Thanks‌

Rashmi Hi I am- Rashmi Registration no.-TM-098150 Division-B, BITM Batch- 2009-2011 Specialization- Marketing l The moment I completed my graduation and got my admission letter in my hands of the BITM to per sue my management study, the dreams of becoming a manager and get some good quality education was on my mind. l As the time passes off from june 2009 to may 2010, the lot of changes I found in myself like has more confidence and start behaving more professional, as the college is preparing us from the first day, the 12 hour sessions of Mahabharata which made me sit for 12 hour and have patience as I never sat for so long in my life, that 10 days of Mahabharata session helped me to have patience and concentrate on things and those cultural fest- gave us to show our talent in front of crowd and at the same time made us learn how to co-ordinate and work in a team to get the work done- biggest challenge for the manager, etc. l The first CORPORATE interaction was during the Summer Internship. Summer Internship shows the real world, how the corporate world work.


Recent Posts By Others With the beginning of 3rd semester the tension is build on the mind like everyone else in the friend circle where we will land up in the placements, during this period college organized an Assessment Program for the benefit of the students. The assessment was performed by the Professionals; they judge each and every student on certain parameters. Each student received their Assessment Report mentioning their strong and weak points, which helped us to emphasize on area of improvement. l As the time passes off everyone is busy with the studies and alongside

preparing for the Placements. l The first company visited to our campus was in september, as it was the

first company, we all were very excited and did lot of preparation for it, like preparing for the group discussion's within the friend circle. In the company process When we finished with our gd , and hoping to be selected .The result s ruin our dreams when only one person was selected. But at the end of the day, we all charged up for the next, as lots of other opportunities are lying ahead of us. l Meanwhile the next companies were lined up, we were practicing the gd topics in the friend groups,we were preparing the gd topics like INDIA V/S CHINA, IS INDIA A GLOBAL THREAT TO OTHERS, IS LIBERALISATION A BOON OR BANE FOR INDIA ,WOMAN EMPOWERMENT, NEXT SUPERPOWER , WIKILEAKS, JULIAN ASSAIN, GRASS IS GREEN & SKY IS BLUE, INDIAN EDUCATION SYSTEM, INDIAN POLITICS, ECONOMIC REFORMS, RUGS TO RICHES, Entrepreneurs' V/S Managers , REALITY SHOWS , IS ADVERTISEMENT A NECESSARY EVIL, INDIAN AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY, TELECOM INDUSTRY. etc. l For the sake of Students College started gd session, in the supervision of experts. , which was very helpful for us, as we were getting proper guidance & suggestions. l From mid of October onward the large numbers of companies were lined

up,.which gave us enormous opportunities to prove ourselves on the platform provided. The companies from different verticals like the Insurance sector, Banking sector, Retail Industry, Hotel Industry, Shipping Industry, Consulting Industry, Fmcg sector, Sales and service Industry, Auto Industry etc were at our campus. AT the end of the day we have to decide and focus in which sector we want to land up. l After the wait of approximately a month, since the last company visited, the another big company stepped down to our campus. We were encouraged to


Recent Posts By Others grab this opportunity, but only few friends of us passed through this, that filled up with some envy as a natural human behavior but on the same time, were happy for them as some competition went on silent mode. I think who couldn't make it through it because we don't match the company expectation on their parameters. l I was diverted somewhere b/w the sectors i wanted to get into. Their was

lot of confusion from which sector I want to start up my career. l After few failures I was fully charged for the company which filled me with the hope and confidence that today is my day and I am going to made it , as was through with every round, my all friends were waiting for me that I will give them the news of my placement, First in our flat, they haven't had dinner as they were waiting for me, this was really special when my friends came to the interview venue at night just to be with me, but I don't it was either my luck or my performance i didn't made through it. That was really frustrating and breaking down my confidence. I was really very choosy for sitting in the campus placement and this was the one of the few companies I sit for. But the end result was not as expected, at that time I remember the saying of our beloved Bala Sir – Problems are Opportunities. From the starting of the campus placements, I was very choosy to sit for the placements. And just keep on loosing many companies from my hand, and my all friends were getting placed there slowly, which was not good for me and at the same time it was depressing . But I was clear and after every failure ,i got self motivated ,i think that is the one quality i have, whatever i do . l While the placements were going on the thing which was little bit unfair in

my view, as there were few good companies wish to get into was restricted to the BIMM. l After a long wait & many failures, finally in my 12th company, Got placed. That was really a cherished moment – that I am going to be at managerial post finally. l The company asked me to join early in March that gave the first hand opportunity for getting the practical experience. l In my personal view I think the early joining to serve the companies is little bit unfair as it hampers the studies, as because of my early joining I missed my 4th semester studies. l I worked with the company for only 4 months and quit the job, because of the tough marketing job on field. l Now i decided to start my own business, as my father has helped me for setting all. l For setting the business the knowledge i acquired in the college has helped me a lot. And the mantra of 3D- Discipline, Dedication & determination and the hard work.


Recent Posts By Others Richa Kumari I am Richa Kumari Registration No.: TM 09-8045 From Dual-A, BITM (2009-2011) Specialization- Marketing & Finance I am placed in company PQR. It was a beautiful day, when I got the new turn in my life, in my career under the roof of Sri Balaji Society. That day is the most awaited day to finish up the student life and start the professional, responsible and independent life. Perhaps that is why, my placement day was called my day. But to receive such a wonderful day few people need to wait and here the most important role Patience comes. During this time we need to choose the right company which is somewhere connected to your dream job, your preferences that whether you are looking for a good profile, a good salary, a big company and so on. Here one need to be very smart in making decisions. It gives me immense pleasure to share my campus placement experience with my juniors, who could surely gain some knowledge & belief to learn the things they did in order to secure a good position in corporate world. And not to forget, your college itself is a practical class to learn from. My hard work paid me off and I was among the few candidates who were eligible to sit from the 1st company which was a dream company A for me. But I could not make it since I was very introvert and so could not speak much in the G.D. I got disappointed but at the same time understood my weak area. I worked hard and started improving my G.D skill. Then again the company B came for which I was waiting for and was prepared well. After the presentation the process started with a G.D, this time I was prepared nicely, I spoke a lot and got shortlisted among my group. We 25 candidates were shortlisted from the G.D round, the next round was Aptitude Round which was more based on calculations, I was very happy to clear that round as well. From this round we 12 candidates got shortlisted. Now the next round was face to face interview where they asked me the questions like:Tell me something about yourself- this is a question he asked me to get relax What difference you can make if we will hire you- where they were checking my level of interest and the knowledge about the profile. What is your short term Goal?- Which is same like where you see yourself 5 years down the line Tell me 5 uses of this blank paper in 2 minutes other than writing- Which was asked to check my presence of mind and also to check how I handle the pressure level.


Recent Posts By Others I gave all the answers confidently and with a smile on my face. I again got shortlisted for the next round, now the number of candidates was 8. Now the next round was the interview with 5 H.Rs in a panel, there they asked me few questions which all were pointing out that the job profile is very hard to handle since it require a very rough and tough personality. I did not give up, I justified all my answers and views that why I was eligible for that job. I really enjoyed that interview. It was midnight, 12:30 am we got the result that 4 got selected, 3 boys and 1 girl and I was kept on hold. I was disheartened but I was not having time to sit and cry for that since the very next day we had an exam, so I again stood up and made my mind for the next company and next try. Now again a company C came from my desired sector where I wanted to make my career. I was excited and prepared nicely but that company perhaps was the choice of almost 80% of the crowd. The crowd in beginning scared me but then I believed in myself and sat for the first round of interview and the topic was Women Empowerment. I spoke few but spoke significant lines which cleared my way for the next round of G.D the topic was Future of Retail Market in India, now there also I spoke nicely and a bit aggressively which again got cleared. Then the next round was interview, I cleared that introduction round of interview also, after that the next round of interview was taken by 3 H.Rs where they took the interview in Hindi and English both, now again it was a midnight and I called for the final round of interview where I was not in the list of selected candidates. Hence I continued sitting in more 3-4 companies but could not make it in any of them. In a company D I even have given a round of Aptitude, two rounds of G.D and 9 rounds of interview. Which frustrated me but more than that those frustrations made me. And I have learnt a lot. I hardly used to speak and after getting rejected in one company because of my G.D problem, I learnt so nicely that after that there was hardly any G.D which I could not clear, then nobody could stop me to speak my mind. Taking all this learning ahead I finally met my placement day and on that day everything came to me very easily. I had just a round of G.D with a topic Live In relation In India- For Or Against, and two rounds of interview. One round was taken by the H.Rs and Second round was taken by the regional head and within 3 hours, I got an offer from the company PQR. My wait was finally over in month of February So even if I had made mistakes I moved ahead, corrected it and went ahead like a tortoise having the faith that 1 day I will have the pace of a Rabit and the here I would like to share the credit of my success with Bala sir. I wanted to share one great learning which I still remember and adore it. When our placement was supposed to start, on that day Bala sir called all 4 colleges in the auditorium and asked a Rs.500 of note to Suresh sir, he crushed that note and throw it on the floor and asked who want this note, we all raised our hand then he said see this is your value, no matters wherever you will be, thousands hand will always be there to grab you. In Real


Recent Posts By Others world I felt so, he has given a value addition to our career with his amazing thoughts and support. Finally would like to give some suggestions to all our juniors:Prepare well for all varieties of topic in G.Ds and be ready for Abstract topic always. Listen carefully. If you feel the question is unclear, ask politely for clarification. Always speak to the point. Pause before answering to consider all facts that may substantiate your response. Consider G.d as a discussion not debate, quantity doesn't matter , what matters is the quality you speak and if you speak something nice in G.D then be prepare your interview discussion might be on the same topic. Discuss only the facts needed to respond to the question. Be diplomat wherever require. I wish all my juniors a great career ahead. Be very clear about the industry you want to join. I would like to say that do not lose your hope and do not get demotivated. Have patience and work on your weak areas and be confident of your strengths. Be frank and be yourself. Know your areas of strength and always try to push the interview towards that area, never get drained out, and keep a smile on your face. Believe me it makes a difference. And above all“NEVER GIVE UP” and “ALL THE BEST” for your bright future.

Ms. Richa Singh I am Ms. Richa Singh, Registration Number TM-09-8065, from Dual A, BITM, from the academic year 2009-11 passed out on 26th APril 2011. My specialisation is in Marketing and finance. I am finally placed in COMPANY-2. My Experience at Campus Placement: LIFE HAS ITS OWN WAY Of ASTONISHING US Hello Frenz......... The experience isn't that long ..tiring …n stressfull….cuz I got my pie in time..3 GDs…the whole thing happened all of a sudden….n believe me the day I got placed I wasn't aware myself abt the news……it goes like this……… The First Company visiting our campus as everyone knows has been COMPANY1.……….i tried to give my best at GD ….when I came out every 1 in my GD group said , I did fantastic, but when results came out….I wasn't there in the


Recent Posts By Others list of chosen ones…..filled with bitter feelings I felt what went wrong , where did I lack, thousands of questions started exploding in my mind……..i was sad…I knew many more companies were going to come …….but why not the first one…….. Gosh…….that was really a self realization day…….I wasn't really that sad but somehow I conditioned my mind for negative motivation……..I mean I was trying to tell myself , that I needed to improve further… I said to myself whatever happens ….next shot….. n I have to get through.. During that time period I realized , I needed to be updated with 1. business news, 2. political news.. 3. Social Agendas …. 4.Sports News.. 5.Celebrity news as well. I was good at spoken skills……..but I started honing them more & more & more…………. There was a wind of excitement n confusion n stress n tension all over the campus……some didn't know…what should be the strategy…to apply in every company that visits the campus or to be choosy…… There can be two areas of focus1. Go behind the name of company. 2. Or go behind the profile that's being offered. 3. Or go behind the package offered. 4. Or focus only on your area of choice & expertise. I kept it simple…..went for my chosen sector-Consumer durable…..however I thought that if a big name comes ….I won't leave that chance either…but my first choice was always consumer durables……Didn't take long to show my burst out at GD again……2 companies visited our campus……COMPANY-2 …n COMPANY-3… it was 23 october-2011, as far as I remember……. Dressed up in our uniforms , we all gathered at Auditorium ….gave our names for the companies ….I gave for both of them, as COMPANY -2 being a consumer durable was my first choice , n 2nd company for back-up…..gave GDs for both , got through in both…Final round in COMPANY-3…n I messed up with the interviewer…I must say…some time you got to be diplomatic….cause too much honesty is also hazardous…I was being asked about by gap in between 12th n Bachelors time , I gave an honest reply…but seemed that the interviewer got annoyed with it….any ways …I came out of the room with who –cares attitude……..cuz somehow in my heart I knew…gurl …you have whistled in his ears…..haaaah……so my expectation proved to be correct…n I wasn't in the list…this time I wasn't unhappy sad..cuz I was planning for my next company…GD for COMPANY-2,


Recent Posts By Others Topic was-Expenditure on Commonwealth games …was it worth it??? I gave my best comments loaded with emotions n attached with fact n figures……….got through easily……….waited for interview for approx 3 hours…I was 3rd last candidate……..entered the room and this time 3 interviewers all of them seemed quite experienced enough to judge a person in matter of seconds….but my interview continued for 30 min…..I was asked all sorts of question related to my qualification, my experience of life…,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, For eg. 1. Why did you choose MBA ? 2. Where do you see yourself after 5 years? 3. Which is your Dream Company? 4. Are you willing to relocate anywhere in India? 5. What are your view regarding economic growth in tier-2 cities? 6. What is more important a good profile or a good package? Out of all these questions, 6th one I found really tough, as everybody does need a good package but profile does matter… To 6th question I replied diplomatically, I said, being young, I do give importance to package, but being well taught & educated under right guidance, I feel in long run, if you are in your chosen profile, suited profile, you will grow enormously & package will follow….& I believe in long term fulfillment of dreams rather than air-bubbles… With each question they were figuring me out………..this time also I took chance…no fake replies …no fake answers..n no fake attitude……..I was what I was…….came out of the room ..& said to myself….”Richa you did the right thing”…however…could not wait for results to come……..went back to my room ..had my dinner n got to bed for sleeping……..as I feel bed is the best place for self –actualization sessions……could not sleep……my mind wasn't clear…my heart was beating faster than normal…n the cell phone beeped…. Congratulations…………I said what for……..your name is there in list for selected candidates in Company-2………I was still not ready for it..n got it confirmed…n yes it was me…….2nd company n I was in……no hassles …no stressful night sleep…no cries……all of a sudden I was in-placed category…….that was it ……. I don't say that I have achieved the dream of my life, but I have certainly put a my initial step towards my long voyage of Dreams….In nut shell I can say that 4 things are building materials of your placement –castle. 1. Thorough knowledge of your specialization subject. 2. Updated with news all around the world, call it business , political or social. 3. Street Smart in giving answers on the spot without hesitation & hiccups. 4. Keeping faith in your own-self. 5. And above all , a thanks-giving attitude, towards Almighty, Your parents, your teachers &of-course your frenz who have kept faith in you.


Recent Posts By Others Thanks to BITM, who gave me chance by admitting me….thanks to COMPANY-2 who showed respect to my honest answers………I am a happy bird………..Balaji rocks……n balajians will keep rocking as if it's a LAW…………Thanks to all the teachers who taught us ....n above all ...thanks to the LIVING LEGEND , Bala Sir......... Cheers , Richa Singh, TM-09-8065, Dual-A-(Marketing & finance)-BITM

Richik Ojha Name: Richik Ojha ROLL NO: TM09-8288 Telecom & IT BITM BATCH 2009-11 Hi Friends, I am RICHIK OJHA, TM 09-8288 student of Balaji Institute of Telecom & Management (BITM), PUNE really feeling great to share my experience. Friends, I did my Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from Poornima College of Engineering (PCE), Jaipur in the year 2005-2009. As it was the time when the recession was already 1 year old in the country so our placements were not that good. Then I decided to go for higher studies where I can do justice with my Technical knowledge. Then from one of my friends who was pursuing MBA in SRI BALAJI SOCIETY, I came to know that they offers a course for purely ENGINEERS which do justice to Technical knowledge of engineers. Then I joined this prestigious college named BITM. However, when I joined BITM a lot questions went through my mind. Questions like whether have I taken the right decision? Will I be able to get good placements? Will I be able to prove myself in this totally new environment? And things like that. But today as I look back I see that Balaji society has given me much more than what I would have ever desired. Apart from knowledge, it has given me the strength and stamina to fight with this cruel world outside which is filled with so called sharks, it has taught me very basic yet very powerful lessons of life as how to respect and appreciate others. I would like to salute the efforts of Bala sir whose strong vision and leadership has transformed many


Recent Posts By Others lives and would continue doing it in futures to come. I still remember those long hours of sitting in auditorium and watching Mahabharata episodes and cursing myself, those extended classroom sessions and no holiday concept. But today I understand the importance of those times when my days in the office extend to 11:30 p.m. in the night. It was all done to prepare ourselves. The pain which we took that time is now a blessing for us. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my mentors in the Balaji Society for giving me such courage to stand where I am today SENTIMENTS First of all I am really thankful and grateful to Bala Sir, my parents, professors and management to show me such a day that every one dreamt of. It gives us a whole feeling of joy, happiness and excitement to be a part of such great institution. Every individual want to join a good B-school to have excellent future ahead. Keeping that in mind I joined BITM in Telecom management. Basically I am a Computer Engineer and I always wanted to have a cutting edge over others by having Managerial skills along with technical background. EXPERIENCE My experience during the placement season was very good. Actually I was a bit late for campus placement. I got eligible on 17th Nov 2010.Till this time many big companies had already visited. But I know at last my self-confidence and patience will pay me. My dream company since my engineering days and that too was gone. So I was bit depressed. But then I started again the journey of placement with my patience and selfbelieve. Suddenly one day company came again and I thought this is my first-nlast time to make my dream come true. I got my selection on 24th march 2011 and now I am working as SAP Consultant (Assistant System Analyst-trainee) in my dream company and India's No.1 IT-Firm. My domain area is in SCM-APO. Supply chain management (SCM) is the management of a network of interconnected businesses involved in the ultimate provision of product and service packages required by end customers. SCM stands for Supply Chain Management which deals with how the products/services are reached out to the end-customers. Today the biggest challenge for any company is minimize OPEX (operation cost). And SCM helps the company in reducing that OPEX. APO stands for Advanced Planning and Optimization which deals with the Demand planning, Supply network planning and Production planning/ detailed scheduling. COMPANY PROCESS Pool Campus placement with over 350 candidates across different colleges near & around PUNE participated. The selection process was followed in the below steps: 1. Aptitude test


Recent Posts By Others This Round is toughest round of the scrutiny process of the company. That day, it was POOL CAMPUS for the company where apart from our 4 colleges 3 others colleges were also there in our campus. But after this round out of around 350 only 15 students got cleared in this round. Out of these, 11 students were from SRI BALAJI SOCIETY and 8 from these 11 were from BITM. 2. Technical round. After successfully completing the 1st round, I got promoted to next round. There I faced the following questions:1. What is the difference between product and services based industry? 2. Why this company? 3. What is revenue, net profit, number of employees and share price of company till date? 4. What do you mean by enterprise solution? 5. What do mean by business outsourcing, IT solution and all? 6. What do mean by BW/BI? 7. Tell me something about your summer internship? 3. HR round & Management Round. In this round, I was shoot out with following questions:1. Are you flexible enough to go to any place anywhere in India? 2. Being a MBA how will I work with B.Es in Team? Final result got declared and out of 15 students only 3 got selected and that too only from SBS. 1 from each college BITM, BIMHRD and BIMM. Learning for my juniors 1. Never let your confidence go down whatever may be the situation, fight till the end. Do not be de-motivated even if you are the last one left for the campus. You have to keep faith in yourself that you have something in you which is not exactly coming at the right time. 2. Follow the college rules, it will immensely help you in your corporate career. You will find yourself superior to the masses. 3. Read the newspapers provided by the college in your leisure time. 4. Don't mug up the chapters of telecom or even marketing, try to understand the concept and link it to some examples/events/scenario etc. It will help you in your interviews 5. Try to work on your physical fitness, it adds to your personality. Corporate world is vast open for hard and smart working people. 6. Never feel that campus placement is the end of world for you. Believe me it's just a start. Go ahead, have a smile on your face and as said by me “Face the Challenge Bravely”. I Am Really Proud To Be A “balajian” . Always Believe In Yourself.


Recent Posts By Others Ms. Roli Khare NAME: - Ms. Roli Khare Registration Number.: -TM-09-8062 Division:- A from BITM Academic year: -2009-11 Passed out on:- April 2011 My specialization : - Marketing and Finance I was finally placed in the 2nd Company that I appeared for on 2nd Nov, 2010 My Campus Placement Experience It was a well thought and well prepared journey of two years at Sri Balaji Society, which fruitfully ended on Nov 2nd, 2010, which marks the day when I got place in Company X, the company of my dreams. I was placed well in the beginning of the placement season wherein I appeared only for two companies and by Gods' grace, got place in the second attempt. 1st year of PGDM at Sri Balaji Society was a kind of refresher for basics that we had done in our Graduation and to make us acquainted to the face of corporate world. After we were back from our Summer Internships we are were asked to pull up our socks and gear in for the Placement Season. We had lectures with some great faculties who taught us the subject which would help us clear rounds of companies and also rise up in the corporate ladder. We used to be given Case studies to get a practical exposure to Strategic thinking and planning and also got a chance to apply what we learn in our classes. Reading Business as well as General Newspaper was a part of our routine work which helped us a lot in keeping our confidence during Group Discussions and Personal Interviews. I appeared for the first company on Campus which had all students appearing for from the campus without any eligibility criteria, but unfortunately I could not clear its round of Group Discussion and hence, was out of the selection process. My confidence was still high because I knew that God had something better for me in store. Companies started visiting the campus after that, but I was not eligible for their process because I fell short on the attendance criteria of 90%. I missed two companies on this account. I felt bad for not having the required attendance, but now nothing would have changed.


Recent Posts By Others Then one lucky day the attendance criterion was reduced to 85% and I was eligible for the upcoming companies. Then it was announced that Company X would be visiting the campus, the next day i.e. Nov 1st, 2010. I wanted to give this my best shot so I started brushing up my knowledge, went through the current news, prepared some basic interview questions and left the rest to God. The Company came with AVP-Knowledge Management, three Thread Leads and two HR Managers. The AVP explained to us what the company had in store for us. The company offered us the following: Profile: - Knowledge Management Analyst POP: - Hyderabad/Bengaluru Package: - 3.76L (p.a.) I was satisfied with the Pre-placement Talk with the managers and wanted to go for it. They asked the interested students to stay back so that they could begin with the process. 250 students stayed back. The process consisted of: 1. Aptitude Test/Essay 2. Group Task / Presentation 3. Versant 4. Final PI THE SELECTION PROCESS Without any further ado, the company began with the process: Aptitude Test/Essay: around 250 students sat for the Aptitude test. The test was for 30 minutes. It had simple questions based on English Grammar, Reasoning, and mathematics. Skills required for this were: -Presence of mind -concentration -speed and, -ability to choose the right question. It was an easy test. After this we had an essay writing test. We were given 4 choices to select one from and write a small passage in 30 minutes. After some time the result of the first round was announced wherein, 80 people were shortlisted. I was relieved to hear my name in that list. Group Task/Presentation The students shortlisted from the first round were divided into group of 8 members each for the group activity. After the groups were formed we were given the activity. It was not a Group Discussion but it was something different which kept us involved throughout. The task given to us was to create a WEB PAGE for the Company's Site. The


Recent Posts By Others topic was COOKING MADE EASY. We were given a chart paper and sketch pens for the purpose. We chose a representative for our Group. In the beginning we were very confused with what is to be done. But somehow we managed to understand the topic and drew a webpage on the Chart. We were 30 minutes to do this. After this we were asked to present our thought of the Web Page to the panel Members. All members of the group spoke about the Webpage. Skills Tested:1. Leadership Skills 2. Group participation 3. Understanding of the Topic 4. Communication Skills Points to remember- when in a group, you always need to show your presence with new ideas and your way of communication. Body language also needs to be taken care of. Versant Test After the 2nd round around 30 people were shortlisted for the Versant test. Versant test is a test of your communication skills that includes speaking, listening and reading. In this round we were supposed to have a conversation with computer recorded voice which tested our communication skills. This test was for 30 Minutes after which 20 students were shortlisted for the Final interview. By the end of the Versant test the time was 11pm. All students were exhausted but all set for the interview, the next day. Final Interview I was having a mixed feeling of nervousness as well as confidence before the interview. My interview was taken by the AVP-KM. it was a great honor to sit in front of her. The interview was fairly smooth and tension free. Following questions were asked. Question 1:- Walk me through your CV. Suggestion: - Be true in your CV. And be aware of everything in there. Question 2:- What have you learnt from two years Of MBA? Answer: - Time Management, Team Work, How to handle work and time pressure. Question 3:- Why Company X? Answer: - I want to start off my corporate career with the BEST in the industry which will give me huge scope to grow and learn. Question 4:- how will you rank the following as per your priority – Role,


Recent Posts By Others Designation, Package, Work Culture? Answer: - Work Culture, Role, Package, Designation. Question 5:- Do you have any questions for me? Answer: - I enquired about my day –to –day role in the organization. The interview lasted for around 20 minutes. I came out satisfied with my answers but still wanted to wait for the result to be announced. FINAL RESULT The final result was announced around 3 pm with my name being called first. A total of 11 students were selected from SBS. I was super happy on hearing my name. I thanked God for giving me the best! Piece of Advice: Be prepared for the worst and then expect the best. Regards, RoliKhare BITM, Pune Dual A TM 09-8062 (2009-2011)

Rony Sharma I am Rony Sharma Registration Number- TM 09 - 8236 Balaji Institute of Telecom & Management (Dual C) Batch : 2009-11 Speacialization : Telecom Company : XYZ India PVT. LTD. Dear Friends, It gives me immense pleasure to share my placement experience with you all. I have joined XYZ PVT. LTD.in Gurgaon and have been absorbed as a Business Analyst in RAS. Placement season is a mixture of feeling such as competitiveness, fearness, nervousness, excitement etc .For Management students, It is a days of anxieties to choose one employer and leave the rest. All in matter of one minute, not to forget with so many choices, It is really a tough job to choose one out of several. And in one second your destiny will be changed. Placement Experience:I was from the Telecom Specialization and right from the beginning, i was sure that I don't want sales Profile.


Recent Posts By Others I was eligible for the Campus Placement Processes from the Day 1. As everybody wants to get placed in the first Company coming for Campus Placements, it was my dream to get placed in the first company as it was offering good profile as well as good package along with the brand name. But somehow it couldn't happen. I was rejected in the first company. Even though I chose the companies I sit for carefully, I faced rejections in the final rounds, this added up to a lot of tension and frustration. My mistake in the process was to look for all qualities in the company. A combination of good package, brand name and job profile. Then I realized I should know what exactly I want, what are my expectations from the job, what I can deliver to the organization in the best possible way. After this I realized there are four things what any one can expect from the job: 1. Job profile 2. Package 3. Brand Name 4. Required Location Main selection processes: Major companies uses these process, which includes: 1, Pre placement talks 2.Short listing based on the certain criteria 3. Aptitude test (Depends on Company to Company) 4. Group Discussion 5. Personal Interview. Pre Placement talk: This is the very important process and first pahase of interaction between students and a company. Where students can decide weather to go ahead or not. This is the very important process in terms to understand company, which includes their values, work culture, their presence,HR Policies, etc. Thus its my personal opinion to always sit in all the companies Pre Placement talk. My Campus Placement Rounds: Confirmation for the company. I liked the profile and the company was a reputed one and I gave my confirmation for the same. It started with the Online Video Call through VOIP. Initially a discussion about the company Profile took place and then they came to the Job Profile. Then they started questioning about my profile, my acadamic background and a general introduction then they asked me about my internship. I had done my internship in Idea Celluler in VAS (Value Added Services). Then he asked me some questions regarding my internship and my work and contribution in VAS during my internship, And then he started questioning relatated to the basic telecom knowledge and then he asked me different questions related to the Billing Systems running in


Recent Posts By Others Telecom.I answered them very confidently. After my interview he told me to ask any question on which i asked about the work in the company and about the next round of recruitment.Then he replied that they will convey the next information to the coordinators. It was an interview about 15 to 20 mins. I had given almost all the answers and correct as well a per my knowledge . I was quite nervous and feeling like i was shivering as it was my first interview on video conferencing and the another fearing thing with the interview was that i was not able to see the face of the interviewer but he can. He was also noticing my gestures and reactions.The profile which they were providing was quite impressive. This all happened in my interview round. Then i was waiting for the next round of process. And suddenly the day after next day me and 3 more studends were called to the placement cell, where we were informed that we are the selected candidates not for the next round but as the final selected students. We all were very happy . This is what my Placement Experience was. Piece of Advice to juniors:Short Listing Based on the certain criteria: This is the very important aspective. As in the beginning i have told that to prepare for any placement activity it is not a one day activity but it is a regular activity. Thus one should maintain three things: 1. 90% Attendance 2. Good percentage in exams 3 Update yourself (read news paper daily) Sooner or Later you will get placed when you are in Sri BalajiSociety . But the most important thing is one should not loosePatience . Nervousness, Tension, Frustration and Anxiety will be there when you are not placed in the early placement season.But these things will reduce your chance of getting selected in some company. One should work on stress management.Always be focused and never compare yourself with others. You should be calm and composed ,confident while attending any Placement process . Attitude matters a lot. But then, if you are not selected in some particular company doesn't mean that you are weaker than others who got selected. Just think, recruiters did not want the qualities which you have within you. What was their requirement based on the job profile, they selected only those students. Just give your best. One day that 'The Day' will come. In the end I am really thankful to Bala Sir, PAT, the college for all their efforts and hard work. I would like to thank Sri Balaji Society for giving me such a wonderful platform to express myself and for making me what I am today. Thanks & Regards, Rony Sharma


Recent Posts By Others Ms. Rupa Name-Ms. Rupa Registration no. TM- 09-8046, Class dual A, From BITM, Specialization- Marketing and Finance, Batch- 09-11, .... Company no. It was my 13th Company, in which I Got placed I was one amongst the several other people who sat for the company. Unlike other companies this company people didn't tested our patience and were in the college campus on time. During the time of ppt the company told us about the various profile being offered (SALES AND MARKETING PROFILE for non technical and SERVICES PROFILE for technical background students) and the compensation offered was between 3 to 5 lacsp.a, however POP offered was only for the South location for Sales people. 1. The first process for selection was a case study which the students have to solve where we were given 30 minutes. The case study which I got was on a company which was having problem in launching its new product as well as some time management issue in completing the project- In solving the case study I used some of the models like AnsoffMatrix ,Porter's Value chain and BCG matrix etc. The case study was not very tough, but dealt with the basics of Marketing, The results were announced after an hour and luckily I got selected. 2. Next step was the Group discussion round. The topic given to my group was Green- (it was a conceptual topic) - the whole group tried to relate their ideas with the color green; I related green with health and prosperity and also with other things which I don't remember now. After 20 minutes, our GD ended and the result was announced within an hour, and to my surprise I got selected and it was my 2nd GD which I cleared after sitting for 12 companies before. 3. Company selected around 3 to 4 students from each group. In total from all the GD groups, 52 students got selected, for the next interviews round. In the first round of interview, a panel of three members was there, in the interview round- I was asked to sell a chair - so first of all I asked him about the kind of chair he is looking for , then after knowing that he is looking for office chairs, I explained him ten different features of my chair. I tried hard and to some extent I felt that I was successful in selling the chair to my judges , Then they asked me about marketing concepts like what is the Importance of Value Chain, Ambush marketing and some finance concepts like formula for Profitability, Leverage , and different ratios which I answered perfectly


Recent Posts By Others The interview round ended, as I was satisfied with my performance and confident that I will clear this round In evening, the results were announced, and as expected I was selected. After clearing this round, an intuition came to my mind, that this is last company I am sitting for and I will be selected for this company, this feeling gave me more confidence to fair well for the coming rounds. 4. Then was the, Second round of interview, it was totally an introductory round, the questions asked in the interview wasTell me something about yourself Difference between sales and marketing Why you want to get selected in this company My strengths and weakness??? HR: Hi, Rupa tell me something about yourself?? Me : (I have prepared this question pretty well so I started from my native place, my overall education from different places, my hobbies etc) HR :Rupa, what are the four things you had learnt from your experience of your education life? Me : Convincing Attitude, Urge to learn new things , Initiative attitude and Discipline, to work calmly under pressure HR : What is the kind of profile you are looking for ? Me : Sir since I m from a non technical background, I am looking for a sales and marketing profile. HR : Difference between Sales and marketing ? Me: Sales is a part of marketing, Sales is product oriented and marketing is people oriented, I explained this with the help of an example- selling an icecream is sales, but selling that ice cream with proper decoration and presentation is marketing, here you become more close to people thinking.. HR : Why you want to get selected in this company, how the company will be benefited if they heir you? Me :.I answered all possible good things about the company and for evidence I also stated that, I know so much about the company as my seniors are already working in this company and are much happy with company culture , ethics and values and their pay off. For the answer, why the company should heir me, I told them about my strengths and how I have worked in my collage and contributed in different activities. HR : Are you comfortable for South location, if yes then why. Me : I told them location is not my preference, for any company and I m comfortable with any location, the reason being- I have travelled all across for my studies and have lived alone, I told them about my education, that at which all places I have completed my schooling, my drop, my graduation, my post graduation‌.


Recent Posts By Others Finally the whole selection process ended by 10 pm late night and the results were to be announced after two days. After two days, on 19th Jan in afternoon, I got the confirmation that I have been selected along with 8 other students , I can't express my joy in words .I was offered a package of 3.75 with Sales profile and south as POP After 2 and half months working in the same company, one more good news happened, I got transferred in the same company to my preferred location in North India, with a different profile and that was of marketing Now I m working as a marketing executive in my company, completed 11 months here and very happy with the job . I am very happy with my job, was very happy with my collage and I m proud to be a Balajian. My advice to all my juniors , who go for campus will be the following points : 1. Brush up your fundamentals. 2. Be up to date with the upcoming activities, news daily 3. Keep Calmness during interview, think that this is not the last company in the campus and even if I am not selected its not a big deal. 4. Always try to give your 100 %, whatever the condition might be. At last Thank you Bala Sir, for choosing me a part of this Beautiful society ( BALAJI SOCIETY), proud to be a part of it. Thank you, RUPA

Rupinder Jeet Singh I am RupinderJeet Singh Registration Number - TM-09-8153 Class Division- Dual C BITM, Academic year - 2009-2011 Passed out on -24th April 2011 My specialization is in Telecom I am Placed in company 'G' The ultimate aim of joining BITM was to get a job in a good company. My


Recent Posts By Others journey started with enlightening sessions of Mahabharata, unforgettable sessions of Bam sirs' presentation and a fun filled creative induction period. After this started the real and rigorous classroom training started. It's not possible to listen to each and every subject with an equal interest. So I generally took interest in one or two subjects and believe me they even helped in my final interview as well. As soon as it was September, 2010 the placement season started. The first company which came for campus placement was Company A. I being form computer science back ground was not allowed to sit for it. It was a disheartening start for me. The first company that I sat for was Company B, which unfortunately did not hire anyone from BITM. The GD topic for this company was 3G versus LTE. As far as I remember everybody was so enthusiastic and energetic that none of us let anyone speak and it turned into chaos. Then gradually understood the importance of Group Discussion with experience. I was quite choosy about companies, so appeared for very less companies. I desperately wanted to get Into Company C but wasn't shortlisted because of the same reason being from Computer Science background. “Company D�- It was a close go for me. The process started with a written test which I was able to clear. Then there was a technical round which I was able to clear due to the preparation done last night. The thing which helped me was that I was well versed with the type of questions they generally ask in interviews. I must say maintaining good alumni relations helped. I was asked to do the SWOT analysis of any telecom service provider and case study to count the no of traffic lights in Pune. Though I was not able to solve the case study but he was happy with my approach. It was a one hour interview. Had I paid some interest to marathesir's excel classes, I would have got placed in Company D. In my second interview, Mr. X asked me several questions about excel, which I was not able to answer and I feel this was the reason of getting rejected in the second round. So I must say these practical sessions on excel were even more important than the theoretical classes even though there was no exam held for it. Since Day One of my Joining, there has not been even a single day on which I have not used this Excel. Then came January and tension started building up. It was made compulsory for everyone to sit in each and every company. Then came the trend of somehow avoiding from being selected in Group Discussions for the companies in which I was not interested. It won't be right to mention the name of those companies, but I can only say that they were not of my interest. But can share some of the GD topics which I appeared for-


Recent Posts By Others Are women better managers than men? l l Regarding VAS industry-Promoting new services l Inflation The Initiators always had good chances of getting selected with some participation in the GD later on. Needless to say that the initiation should be meaningful. “Company E”-It was a VAS company. The process included of written test and then two PIs. The test consisted of both objective and subjective questions. The subjective questions included like “A New service for VAS industry”, “SOME delivery Platform Related question”. Both creativity and knowledge were checked by the Test. I cleared the written test and then appeared for the Interview. I was asked questions about USSD,HTTPetc, which I was not able to answer so I didn't get through. But never felt disheartened as next company was lined up. “Company F”-The first round was of Group Discussion in which we were given the topicl Should office be 5 days a week of 6 days a week After clearing GD, had a good 30 minutes interview. I was asked questions about product marketing, as they were considering me for the post of product manager. I was Shortlisted for a telephonic interview which was held next day. It was also very general. Three more people were there for the interview. The result was put on hold. “Company G” -The process started with Short listing of the CVs. I guess some 10-12 students were shortlisted l First round was telephonic-Questions were asked regarding my internship. Technical questions were also asked, they were just checking my confidence level. Four of us were selected for the next round. l Second round-Interview with the Director In Company F's office Mumbail Questions related to Telecom billing were asked. It was a stress interview. l Knowledge about Consulting & auditing field was checked. l I have done a certification oracle during my B.E which gave me some extra

edge over the other students interviewed. As Oracle is used in data analysis in auditing. l Willingness to travel was ensured.


Recent Posts By Others The result was declared by the evening and I was the only candidate selected with a condition of immediate joining that too for an international project. Here came an end to my struggle for placements. I don't know I should consider myself lucky or unlucky for getting placed so late. But looking at the positive side of it, if I would have got selected earlier I may not have been able to share so much. I would like to say that the following things matter for your placement Priority wisel LUCK l Confidence l knowledge l personality Key Takeaways – l Good knowledge of one or two subjects is must. l Software tools (MS-excel, SPSS) are very important. l Alumni Relationships help a lot l Being confident and well dressed pays. Thanks & Regards, Rupinder Singh

Sadhana Mandade Name-Sadhana Mandade Reg. No. : TM09-8028 Div.: Dual 'B' Marketing &Telecom(Balaji Institute of Telecom & Management) Academic year: 2009-2011 Specialization : Marketing First of all, I want to thank BITM Placement Team (2009-2011 Batch) for their hard work during the whole Placement season. They worked day and night for our Placement....Thanks A lot Guys! Without your efforts it would not have been possible for us... !!!!!!!!! The placement season is the time we all dream for when we join MBA college. The fever of Placement season rises up as the time comes close by. It was 18th


Recent Posts By Others of September, 2010 when our Bala Sir announced in the auditorium that the journey towards our destiny would begin from tomorrow onwards, the journey full of anticipation and anxiety, the journey of Campus Placements 2010..... Then the day arrived, 19th Sep was here, ABC Comp. was in the Campus, a different mood was there of seriousness, of responsibility, for the first time in the audi people were not asked to arrange themselves or asked to “settle down”, it just happened and you could understand it, for sure something was very different. The process started and i did not clear the G.D, and it was very disappointing to say the least. My placement experience was quite good. I have selected limited companies to start my carrier. My Second Company was kotakmahindra . I had cleared the Aptitude Test only 100 student had cleared the Test from the whole BalajiSociety , I felt proud that out of the best 100 students who cleared the Aptitude Test and got selected from the whole Balaji society I was the one among them. But to my disappointment, in the next 30 minutes I was rejected in the GD round. Thankfully I was not disheartened because this was my first chance and I did good in the process. Then new companies and firms kept conducting campus interviews and I fully determined kept on facing the process. Again I was rejected sometimes in GD or sometimes in the Final Interview. But then there was something else in store for me, something on the 23-012011, “A” Company in the campus and “It Happened”, I got through-I was Placed!!!! The Company had already sent a criterion for short listing, apart from the College's criteria of 60% marks throughout and 90% attendance. At around 1100 hrs the Co. arrived, and we all were asked to submit our C.V's and rush to the Seminar Room of TM building for the PPT (Pre Placement Talk). The environment in that room was one of its kind, people were tensed regarding the process, phrases like “Best of Luck Yaar”, “Are teratho is me ho hi jayeha”, floated around.....all were trying to show that they were very normal by talking, laughing, but inside everyone knew the tension levels were soaring sky high...... The officials arrived, our Director mam introduced them, and then the PPT started, they showed us everything in complete detail, from the profile offered, their latest Projects, the working hours, culture, ethics, and most importantly the compensation part-the entire break up including the take away, or the in hand salary.....


Recent Posts By Others On the same day I am also having a final exam of financial management. After completetion of my P.I. I rushed through the HRD building to attened my Exam. There is mixed feelings for placement and exam. I rushed to the place where our P.I was supposed to be held, they had gone for lunch and by the time we were asked to fill a Personal Profile Form. It was much like our C.V with the additions like Strengths, weakness, and the important question “Why IT Sector?” I was the second one for the interview too. The first interview lasted for 25 mins or so believe me those were the longest 25 minsi had experienced. And then finally that time came when my friend Nitin told me it was my turn next. I went inside greeted the panel and was asked to take a seat. Then their questions started the first one being the most anticipated one-“priyesh tell us something about yourself”, then a sequence of them were fired at me like: The Questions which they generally ask 1 . Describe yourself? This question was asked by every company, so every one has to prepare for it, very well which can be influential for the interviewrs. 2. Some current affairs As a part of our curriculum reading economic times on a daily basis helped me to give answers to the current affairs asked by interviewrs.As a marketing student everyone has to know about different brands their tag lines and other related parameters. 3.why marketing two years in marketing give me lot of reasons to satisfy interviewrs about this question. 4.where you see yourself 5 years down the line 5.Why this company. For this question it requires a lot of home work about the company, about its balance sheet , its establishment , its presence , about its products which can be acquired from the company website. After facing many group discussions and interviews finally my day had come I got placed in the the company on 23march 2011 There was a normal group discussions, which again I cleared as usual. Then there were only direct interviews The panel consisted of 3 members.Each one of them were talented and equipped enough to find out what good each one of us had to offer and who could be the best one of them. In the pre placement talk the speaker introduced himself and the company to us. The work culture, what they were looking for, the salary structure, job profile, everything was clearly explained to us. Questions were answered and other doubts were also clarified. The placement procedure consisted of the


Recent Posts By Others Following Rounds:1.Shortlisting of students. 2.Group Discussion 3.final interview 1 & 2 Interview with each of the candidates went around for 20 mins which implied sufficient time being taken by the panel members to judge each one of us. The questions asked during my P.I were:Basic introduction. Strengths and weaknesses. Major setbacks and achievements. Learning from them Hobbies and interests. Company of summer internship, project undertaken. Where do you see yourself five years down the line? How can you contribute to the growth of our organization? Flexibility with regards to location. Questions from branding and marketing? How you can make your product different from others. What is the gaurantee that u dont leave us after taking experience . The day had come because of the hard work put in by our pat members , every faculty which taught us , by our beloved bala sir, inamdar sir who always guided us as a mentor and on every step boosted our confidence. I am very lucky that i am passed out from such an esteemed institution. My Suggestions: Patience is the key, Go for the profile and be very particular about the sector you want to enter. If you are good you will get what you want and money would automatically follow you. Be confident about yourself, continue doing hard work, success will ultimately follow you. Don't get disheartened by the rejections, instead learn from them to improve. “The ride is not smooth if you want to achieve great heights.� I wish all my colleagues ALL THE VERY BEST and hope they succeed in their endeavours. SBS WILL HELP YOU LIVE AND FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS. Thank You SadhanaMandade


Recent Posts By Others Sagar Joshi Name: Sagar Joshi College:- BITM, Roll No. :- TM09 - 8047 Dear Friends, It gives me immense pleasure to share my placement experience with you all. I would like to start with my overall campus experience and then placement process. I remember the Tuesday morning of 9th June, 2009. The students were dressed in traditional dresses of their own states and were present near the SiddhivinayakMandir. Then Bala sir did the Pooja in the mandir. I was selected in the 10 best dressed male. We had photograph with the chief guest in the auditorium. Campus experience: It would not be correct if I say I started the preparation since the very first day. The first year was very jubilant as we came into a new ambience with new dreams and ambitions, but at the same time it was very hectic and tiring. But these hectic schedules proved to be a boon to us when we went for our interns. I did my interns in a big automotive company. There I realized when other interns were frustrated due to overload of work; I was able to easily sail through it because of our corporate commando training. My first and lifetime learning in BALAJI which got started from the very first day was to have patience. It would not be correct if I say I liked the long hours of classes, sitting from 9am to 6:30pm initially. We all were so impatient that we can't sit for long hours then after first semester I realized the change in me. I became more patient and focused. Which are the most required qualities for a manager. I am very thankful to the faculties provided to us who did not even teach us but shared their valuable industry experience with us, which helped us a lot to know the market scenario. I still remember the line said by Bala sir at the beginning of the Placement season that “We all are gold, we will be sold� this line always kept me motivated. I thank to Bala sir for all those addresses which he gave us at every time we needed motivation. Placement Process: 1st November 2010, A Financial consultancy firm was going to visit our campus. As usual, all eligible candidates had to attend the PPT. I was pretty sure that I wanted a good work culture so I decided that this company would be the best choice for me. I got placed with a big Financial consultancy firm in Hyderabad. As per my experience, process was not so tough to crack. Overall I enjoyed the process.


Recent Posts By Others The panel consisted of 4 Team leaders from company accompanied by 2 HR personnel. In total we had 5 rounds and first 4 were elimination round. 1st round was of Aptitude Test which had almost 40 questions in 45 mins based on Quant, Data Interpretation, Reasoning and English. Test was not so tough to crack. See P&L, Speed time Distance, Work & Time, DI, Comprehension, questions. On the basis of this aptitude around 67 students were short-listed. In the 2nd round, we were asked to write an email stating the postponement of project deadlines due to some problem. It was to check the writing abilities. In the 3rd round, These short listed students were divided in groups of eight for the next round which was a case study round It was very exciting and interesting. Our group performed well. For tips on how to solve a case please refer to ACETHECASE.com The 4th round was that of Versant which was a quick spoken English test. It was conducted to evaluate language and literacy skills. The panel was quite impressed with the performance of the candidates. You have to just answer some phone recorded questions; they just check whether you have a good accent, your sentence building, grammar etc. It was around 11'o clock in the night till all these four rounds completed. So they called it for the day and the interviews were scheduled for the next day. On 2nd November 2010 morning, we all gathered near the BIMM building for the final judgment of our destiny. 5th round was of personal Interview. Only those were eligible for the 5th round, who cleared all the above 4 rounds. I was one of them. Before I went for my interview I did a massive research on the company and their culture. Some of the questions asked were1. Tell me about yourself 2. Mention your strengths and weaknesses 3. Areas of academic interest 4. Why our company? 5. Why should I hire you? Some of the answers given by me- “Sir being a fresher I am raw material for the industry, you can give trainings and mould me into anything suitable for companys best benefit�. Just be confident and sure of what exactly you what from a job and the company don't try to flatter them. Ensure them that if they are able to give what exactly you expect from them, than you would sustain and would have a long-term relationship with the company Please be thorough with your CV they will ask you everything mentioned in the CV. Questions were not at all hard but yes the answers expected were little different and practical. Just an advice, whenever you are asked a question which you don't know


Recent Posts By Others about, tell it frankly, be what you are, don't try to manipulate. Panel can easily judge the authenticity of your answers. Finally the results were declared and they picked up 11 students from the marketing stream. I was one of them. I can't forget that day. It was just like a dream come true. It was the day of reward of all my hard work and efforts put by the college at every single day of my PDGM journey. I had a wonderful and unforgettable experience and was really blessed to get one of the biggest brands. From the bottom of my heart, I am very grateful to Bala Sir, Milind Sir, my colleagues in PAT and my friends and family. I wish all my Juniors ALL THE VERY BEST and hope they succeed in their endeavors. Thanks & Regards, Sagar Joshi

Sahil Sambyal I am SahilSambyal Registration No. TM-09 8154 From Dual C, BITM, From the academic year 2009-11 Passed out of Aug 2011 My specialization is Telecom. My campus Placement Experience: Placement season is a mixture of feeling such as competitiveness, fearness, nervousness, excitement etc .For Management students, It is a days of anxieties to choose one employer and leave the rest. All in matter of one minute, not to forget with so many choices, It is really a tough job to choose one out of several. And in one second your destiny will be changed. September 2010: Placement season began. Before digging into this let me give you a little background about my situation then. The day my attendance finally touched a whopping 90% I was caught sleeping in auditorium by none other than our Bala sir. So I was banned from attending classes for about a week or so and this got me out of the 1st filter i.e. “if your attendance is below 90% you are not eligible for 1st 50 companies.� So I could not sit for placements until December.


Recent Posts By Others My first company was X and I was not very keen on joining this firm so was very casual about it. Then a series of companies visited and I put in efforts only for few of them. In company Y and Z dint not clear my GD. Usually it happened that when I spoke less they selected people who were good speakers and when I made good points they selected good listeners. Anyways GD is not one of my strengths as compared to Aptitude tests and technical interviews. Company 5 : Crossed almost al rounds. Out of 11, 8 were shortlisted in which 4 were confirmed and 4 waiting and I was not shortlisted in it. Company 6: Cleared written test but could not clear the interview Company 7: Cleared one of the most difficult aptitude tests ever. Then realized about the Company norms where you should have through out 60% and degree in 4 yrs. I had 60% thru out but as I had a back in 8th semester of my engineering my degree extended and instead of 4 yrs it reflected 5 yrs as the results were declared Jan next year so bad luck I couldn't get through the company. Then finally when major chunk was placed and confidence levels were decreasing day by day I literally compromised on several aspects like location, profile, brand etc. But the only thing I was stuck was my domain i.e. telecom. I was very sure that I wanted to pursue a career in telecom only. After series of efforts in every nook and corner XYZ Digital Media and Entertainment and ABC, Bangalore came to my rescue simultaneously. I was not shortlisted for XYZ prior but as few of the shortlisted candidates were already placed I got a chance. The selection process: Major companies uses these process, which includes: 1, Pre placement talks 2.Short listing based on the certain criteria 3. Aptitude test (Depends on Company to Company) 4. Group Discussion 5. Personal Interview. Pre Placement talk: This is the very important process and first phase of interaction between students and a company. Where students can decide weather to go ahead or not. This is the very important process in terms to understand company, which includes their values, work culture, their presence, HR Policies, etc. Thus its my personal opinion to always sit in all the companies Pre Placement talk.


Recent Posts By Others Short Listing Based on the certain criteria: This is the very important aspect. As in the beginning i have told that to prepare for any placement activity it is not a one day activity but it is a regular activity. Thus one should maintain three things: 1. 90% Attendance 2. Good percentage in exams 3 Update yourself (read news paper daily) Trust me these three things are keys to unlock the pressure. Aptitude test: Not all the companies took these type of rounds, but one should always be ready to face any kind of obstacles. Thus refer RS Agarwal, best way to crack any kind of Aptitude test. GropDiscussin: (GD 's are done generally to understand how good team player you are & how well can you manage the group. It is also to check the communication skills.) several groups accordingly to the total no. of students, were formed for conducting group discussions with around 10 to 12 students in each group. they were been asked to select a topic for themselves or they give the topic. Students were judged on the following parameters:o Ability to lead the group o Communication skills o Your understanding of the topic Group discussion are generally for 25-30 mins and the discussion went in a flow as These Discussions include : 1. Introduction of the topic 2. Pros and cons of the topic 3. Students were ask to summarise the discussion in their own words 4. Conclusion Group Discussion is considered as a process of rejection, because in every group their aresoo many students Generally they select students on the basis of : 1. Communication Skills 2. Clarity of thoughts 3. Managerial skills (Ability to manage the group) Last but not the least is


Recent Posts By Others Personal Interview: If you are able to come this way long, then relax you are just 75% through and you have to cover up just 1/4th Distance. (PI is done to understand the confidence, knowledge, communication & attitude of the candidate. Even if you are not good in communication but carry a positive approach, chances are that the recruitment panel will take you because the positive attitude & confidence is more pleasing.) My selection process: First Round- Telephonic Round (General communication skill check) Second Round-Personal Interview with the VP International Head (Intro, Aim in Life and Some management/marketing Fundamentals) Third Round-Personal Interview with VP Domestic Head (Intro, Aim in Life and Some management/marketing Fundamentals) The selection process of ABC: First Round- Telephonic Round Second Round- Written test in Bangalore Third Round- Group Discussion Fourth and fifth round – Two sets of interview. I cleared both ABC and XYZ. The results of XYZ were declared on 5th July just few minutes before giving interview with ABC but I chose XYZ as the work was more relevant and joined the organization on 1st Aug 2011. As rightly said by someone my situation was like “Last bullet Last man”. Your confidence level goes below sea level at this stage but still I consider myself lucky to have been placed with XYZ. It keeps me on my toes round the clock, have loads to learn and deliver its challenging and interesting. Few things to keep in your mind: Problems really are opportunities Alumni are your best advisors Only when you start working you know if u like it or not. U can't just reject things even before experiencing anything Be optimistic, that reflects in your interviews and in your personality Compromise only when you're getting something best in return of better.


Recent Posts By Others Mr. Salesh I am Mr. Salesh Registration Number. TM09-8237, from Class of Telecom & IT , Division PGDM 'C' from BITM, from the academic year 2009-11, passed out on April 2011. My specialization is in Telecom & IT. I am finally placed in Company A. ( I had appeared in 4 processes earlier.) Let me start of with my list of rejections and then give facts about the interview which gave me the last laugh. First rejection was unbearable and was bedridden for a day. Learnt a good lesson from first rejection that Failures are the stepping stone for success. Rest of the rejections I took it up in the spirit required. This means one must not take the loss damn seriously nor take it too light but read in between the lines. Four rejections happened in style: 1. First time got rejected in Interview round and was depressed because it was the brand anyone would wish to be part of. I was glad to be shortlisted for this company as it selected only students with percentage above seventy. In this company, I was quite unlucky as company preferred doing the interviews alphabetical wise of the name. By the time I was being interviewed, company already selected the students it needed and I felt I was quite unfortunate to go into a rejection panel. I felt it as a rejection panel because the panel which interviewed me all of a sudden started asking puzzles which was not the case with earlier students who attended interview in other panels. At times, luck also plays a part. 2. Second time got rejected in a Group discussion because the group never agreed with each other, no connectivity nor flow between thoughts and everyone were rushing up to make their point. None of them were selected from that group into the next round. 3. Third time failure was through a written test where in General Aptitude, Verbal and Logical reasoning was checked. 4. Fourth time it was in an online test and it was quite tough. Out of around hundreds of students who sat for the online test, hardly nine students got through to next round. All the students who attended the interview got selected.


Recent Posts By Others Anyone would wish to climb up the ladder and move up but in my experience with the four companies, it happened in the reverse way. Graph was plumping down. What kept me going was Bala Sir's statement that “It is in times of difficulty and dark times, one must be strong because God has faith in our abilities and is enabling us for a steep rise.” Selecting the Company: While selecting the profile and company, it is one's research and liking that what really matters rather than the peer's sentiments. Some would not like a profile because it is not their cup of tea. That doesn't mean it is not mine. I took the decision to sit for the company because I understood the profile and liked the brand and its work culture. Selection Process: It was the D-day, December 8th,2010 when the company reached the campus at around 7 pm. Had the pre placement talk till 8 pm and then disbursed for dinner to re assemble at 9 pm for GD. Around five companies visited the campus for different background students and as it was night time many students opted out leaving nearly 130 students sit for the company. 1st Round: There were around twelve groups with either ten or eleven students in each group. I was in the second group and the topic of discussion was “China's growth – a threat to India or otherwise.” I made my points stating that we must learn from its growth story. I came in the discussion five times supporting this view in a span of 10 minutes. Then later the panel pin pointed two among us to make the conclusion. I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity and made use of it by explaining what the group discussed and the overall direction in which we travelled. I made a point that not an extra point will be said during the conclusion and noting down other group members' key notes during discussion really helped. For Group Discussion, I appreciate the step taken by college to conduct mock GDs in the auditorium and learning was immense with various panels giving their views. I learnt a lot from the mock GDs like how flow of thoughts must be there, lots of general knowledge and latest news got updated and gyan given by experts was the best. This helped me understand how they generally evaluate. 2nd Round: Next was the short listing and entering into the second round. Around fifty students were short listed for the second round. Second round was to give views about some picture given. It may be to write a story or narrate what comes to mind by seeing the picture. This exercise tested how optimistic one can be, the flow of thoughts and importantly the writing skills. I was shown


Recent Posts By Others pictures as that of a old woman advising young person, rising sun with a village background, a blank white image etc. Somewhere I read, giving positive insights, being optimistic would be a value add in such kind of exercise. Hence I did the same by writing as many positive words, filling each paper with lots of optimistic views. By now, the time was around 2am and we were asked to disburse stating that the written results would be announced the next day early at 7:30am. Final Round (Interview): Forty two people were short listed into this final round. Next day we were again at the same place keeping our fingers crossed. Hats off to the Interviewer and the team who corrected the papers throughout night and were early to the place by 7 am. With very less sleep, we had come to attend the interview the next day with the hope of being successful. I was the fifth person to be interviewed. Questions asked were: 1. What's your name and family background? I mentioned about me and my family including my parents' profession. 2. Asked me to explain what the company does? Did some research the previous day and hence gave a brief view about various products and service offerings. The panel was quite impressed. 3. In between, I also mentioned about MPLS technology that was being used in offering services. They asked me to explain the same technology and it was here I felt that the fundamentals were being tested. I mentioned that point because it had brought some development in communication technology, company was offering in its services and I was aware about the technology. 4. Later they asked me to sell solutions to a district collector i.e. an IAS officer who has done an M-Tech from an IIT. This was quite challenging because I had to know what the company offers and what the collector would be expecting by using this technology or solution. I mentioned about the digitisation of land records that can be utilized in Mandal revenue offices, Office Automation, Security solutions that could be utilised in historic places and sensitive areas. 5. Lastly he asked are you flexible enough to work anywhere in India? I said yes and would prefer working in my home town. For which he replied, he would give me place of posting anywhere in India other than my home town. Ten students were selected into this company and six were from BITM. In the entire session during my final interview, I tried to be as much optimistic as


Recent Posts By Others possible and gave my honest answers. May be it worked out for me and was successful enough to get into B2B business and had the last laugh as I was posted in my home town with a CTC of 4 Lakh Per Annum. What helped me during the interview was reading lots of facts related to company( like that of company's market share, company's products and services, latest news about the company), relating book knowledge in company's perspective and importantly the experience that I had in my mock interview conducted by my institute. BITM with the lecturers, supporting staff and placement coordinating team did its best in giving as much industrial exposure as possible and am happy for that. Institute could have given me more exposure in terms of participating in nationwide fests, seminars, symposiums, which I could not do keeping the attendance factor into consideration. As a student of a B-School, I aspired of facing competition with talented students of other B-Schools in India, but the fact was I was restricted to an environment only with peers in my institute or at maximum within four institutes. May be relaxing attendance for participating in events in other branded B-Schools would be a value add both for the student and the institute in terms of brand building.

Saloni Jain I am Ms _Saloni Jain Registration Number TM09 – 8155 , from Class telecom and Marketing , Division Dual – B , from BITM , from the academic year2009 – 2011 . My specialization is in Marketing . I am finally placed in Company Tata communications Ltd. Everybody Has a share of good and bad memories in their lived. The good memories are written in golden in the books of our memories where as the bad ones are remembered as chapters of lessons. My Campus placement definitely provided a shape to my career and life but it also gave me endless learning and beautiful memories which i will always remember. My 1st learning was to believe in myself. No matter what , No matter how but never lose hope in yourself. Just remember that you are best of yourself and


Recent Posts By Others keep faith in yourself. During my campus placement i faced many rejections . In some companies we were not even allowed to sit. But i always kept telling myself that 1 day i will make it. My second learning was to feel others pain. Rejections used to make me feel sad but i was not the only person. Some of my friend even started smoking and drinking because of the frustration that they were not getting placed . In this crucial stage of life it was only we who could console them and help them to try again in other companies . Hence campus placement brought us even more close as it made us understand each other even better. Going for companies early in the morning and sitting for G.D and then coming back late at night was another wonderful experience that i gathered during campus placement. I know it sounds funny but yes it was the best one. We used to get up early in the morning, helping each other to tie the saris and look their best for the company. Going to the college together, sit for hours waiting for the company to come. Some anxious, some nervous, while some there just to support their friends as they have already got placed. When finally the company used to come there were rapid G.D sessions and interviews and there was no time to go for lunch or dinner and we used to eat from the same wadapao that anyone from among us has managed to bring. Interviews used to last till late in the night , after that even though everybody was exhausted but still there were tears of joy for the one among us who was ultimately selected . there were celebrations and packing of bags for the lucky person who was going home to share the BIG news with their parents. All this gave us motivation to start one more day of campus recruitment with the same enthusiasm. THE DAY OF MY CAMPUS PLACEMENT : On the day of my campus placement i went to the college to attend the compa