It was a hectic schedule for Personal Interviews for Admissions to PGDM programs for 2010 batches of TAPMI, Manipal. This year TAPMI is visitng other centres like New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Bangalore to conduct interviews for over 2,000 candidates. There appears to be stiff competition among all MBA Institutions across the country to pick up bright and smart candidates in to their programs.
While the heat is increasing during Summer, the four day experience (10 to 13th April) was very interesting, challenging, and exciting to both the interviewers and candidates. We had daily three sessions with six panels each handling the interviews. A few local Alumni have also joined us on all the days to add flavour to the process. Director's Panel was common to all candidates at the end. Having replaced GD with Case Approach, there was peace and calm all over. The venue at Delhi - IIFT was a good location as the arrangements were generally good.
Proceeding further to Mumbai today for three day sessions at KJ Somaiah Institute. Dr SNV Siva Kumar would be helping us while a team of fresh batch of panel members lead by Dr Gururaj would be joining us.
Let us hope and see that a very good crop will emerge out of all our efforts. The other group having completed at Kolkata moved to Hyderabad to carry on the process for two days on 14th and 15th. The last lap would be in Bangalore followed by Manipal on 23rd. Then enters the vacation for all Faculty...