Kolkata, West Bengal India (PressExposure) March 02, 2011 -- In the first week of February Kolkata was witness to a unique initiative by current students of IIM Calcutta to help the new entrants to different IIMs all over the country. MBA after all has emerged as the hottest degree in the job market and everyone is trying hard to crack CAT and gain entry to the prestigious IIMs. This year's successful CAT examinees who received calls from IIMs were in for a pleasant surprise from the current batch of IIMC.
Scoring well in CAT is definitely an important criterion to gain entrance to the premier B-schools of India, i.e. IIMs but it alone is not enough. Candidates have to get through a grueling and tough GD (group discussion) and PI (personal interview) rounds to gain admission.
The current students of IIM Calcutta this year decided of extending their valuable tips and advice to the new entrants to ease their way. The result was a unique workshop, the first of its kind, on how to crack GD and PI rounds with flying colours. The new entrants too were excited about the help they received from their seniors. The tips, advice and valuable guidelines they received gave them confidence and inspiration.
The success of the endeavor lies firmly on the shoulders of the organizers who felt that they too should help the new students by providing valuable insights into the process that they themselves had also passed through to reach the hallowed grounds of IIM institutes.