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Second interview of the season and I can tell It went better than the first that I had for XIMB. My interview date was on 23rd march and at 12:30pm time slot. The process started with me assigned a panel number and I had to get registered there first. This is the place where they check your documents and the original certificates. Once the registration was over, the candidates were asked to go for the written case study. There was no GD and the case discussion was a normal one. You are given half an hour to write about two solutions. Ample time though some found it difficult to complete in that period too. My case study was to deal with the downsizing the department of which I am head from a workforce of 20 to 17, the twist was all the 20 people are equally competent.
The case study was over by 2 pm and then I had to wait for around 3 hours before I got an audience with the panel member. There were 3 panel member, one male and two female. The interview was generic in nature and they did not ask about the academics too even though I was a fresher. It went something like this
P1- so Dhiraj, You are from Manipur and have done B.Tech from Punjab?
Me- yes sir.
P3- can you do a comparative study of the two places and tell us about the difference that you saw?
Me- I explained it in detail made around 3 points and was done by that time.
P1- Why do you want to go for an MBA after you have done engineering?
Me- Explained but was not that convincing.
P2- What are your career goals?
Me- explained, two panel members were ok with it and the third one made a face.
P1- what is the currency of France?
P2- Name five currencies that you are familiar with?
Me- answered.
P1- what do you think can be done to help the cause of Manipur?
Me- explained again.
That is it.
Thank you.
The interview lasted for around 12 -13 minutes and I was allowed to do the most talking. They did not grill me on acads; neither did they put any stress. It was a comfortable interview. The question is how can they select me or reject me on the basis of this interview. Anyways hoping for the best and preparing for the next one now.


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The dull and grim placement scenario received a boost after Tech Mahindra visited the campus. It was like a shot in the arm because there were many who were left aside in the placement process and with each passing day the feeling worsens. Needless to say there were more dummies in the paper than the test takers, having said that it was only on the candidates to clear the interview which was technical too(ooooohh!!). A total of 18 students were placed in the company (sigh of relief), and computer science has already started the second round(cheers to them!!). The best part of all this is we are gonna eat at bidhipur tonight and someone else is gonna pay(hurray).

The party at Punjabi Rasoi (PR) as usual starts with booze,booze and more booze with some getting hopelessly drunk even before the party starts. the crowd tricled in at all times of the night and the feast started or rather it crawled with people eating in bunches(since the cooking was slow). People were sneaking with rotis in hand and some stood at the front of the kitchen throughout the night. There were some who lost all the hope of getting any and left(poor souls they must have slept hungry), there were still others who struggled and eat. Ravi for example was at his best, getting rotis where none existed, managed daal from somewhere and if that was not enough he even managed rice.Great work i must admit and we two had a blast (though it was with great help from JP who sneaked rotis in his hands).

Some resolves were broken too.Pradhan for one thought that he would not be drinking. i happen to meet him when i was leaving and he had a peg in his hands.

“Whatever happened to not drinking?” I asked

“Arre yaar khali haath thodi jayunga”.

While people had tough time finding food, the day rather the night belonged to the bengali duo of Dada and Fractal. The two managed to have five persons worth of food and dont ask about dada, he was drowning the sorrow of KKr’s defeat in whisky and coke,literally.

Anyhow the party ended, at least for me and we took our leave. On our way, someone suggested that we take the shortcut which we did.As i climbed the wall and hug that pole which is hugged by Nit ians at some point or other in their college life, i heard someone say-Paneer sahi tha yaar

I almost fall thinking-“@#!@ where was it?”.

The question was put to rest when i read today on facebook-Life is a search for that nonexistent paneer and ever elusive roti. Glad i managed to have roti.

PS- you are free to upload photos, i did not have them at the time of writing.

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