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on 09 October, 2011

Manesh Kuzhikkilatt - MBA from IIM Trichy


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Name: Manesh Kuzhikkilatt
Graduation College : St.Joseph's College, Calicut
Course: B.Sc. in Botany
Graduation Aggregate: 86%
Pursuing/Pursued MBA from: Indian Institute of Management, Trichy (IIM-T)
Corresponding entrance test & score :
Common Admission Test (CAT) - 97.39 percentile

 

GD/PI calls from:

  • Indian Institute of Management Banglore
  • Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
  • Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
  • Indian Institute of Management Raipur
  • Indian Institute of Management Ranchi
  • Indian Institute of Management Rohtak
  • Indian Institute of Management Trichy

 

GD/PI calls converted:

  • Indian Institute of Management Raipur
  • Indian Institute of Management Ranchi
  • Indian Institute of Management Rohtak
  • Indian Institute of Management Trichy

 

Entrance Exams appeared: CAT

 

Preparation:

I started preparing almost 4 months before CAT. By that time I was actually doing a part time job as well. Most of my preparation was during night and I used to study till 2.30am. My boss in my firm gave me a consideration for coming to work at 11am. I usually put about 4-5 hours each day for preparation and I was also very careful not to bring too much work to my home from my work place as it spoils the flow of preparation.
I enrolled myself in for Sunday classes for my preparation and they provided me with some quality materials to enhance and accelerate my performance in the written test. The coaching and classes were of good quality and it helped me lot in my preparation.
I'm a B.Sc. Botany graduate and thus I didn't have any extra edge in quant like those with B.Tech. background, so I had to put in a lot of effort in quant and also as a part of maximizing my overall percentile I began to enhance my preparation in Verbal ability which was one of my strength. For that I used to read a lot and believe me it was the most exhaustive reading I have ever done in my life.

 

Advice to juniors:

Give equal importance to all the three areas in the written test. Many people have a habit of preparing for quant comprehensively and ignoring verbal ability part. All three sections have equal marks in the total and, each and every mark is important. Work hard and smart and also don't lose your cool as the test is tough, it tough for everyone.
In olden times they used to say work hard and you will achieve. But now it is all about working hard and smart. So friends lock and load, be ready for each and every challenge that comes in your way. Good Luck.

 

Experience in MBA Institute:

Got calls from all the 4 new IIMs, and chose IIM T because unlike other 3 it had better facilities and faculty. It was the starting year of IIM T and it has 10 permanent faculty in the starting year itself! One more factor is the director of IIM T. He was a faculty and chairperson of the placement cell at IIM C. You know the kind of placement they have in IIM C, thus it adds a competitive advantage for IIM T.

As a new IIM, my institution at this point of time doesn't have its own campus. It is currently functioning in NIT Trichy campus. So we have access to all the facilities in NIT Trichy. Overall the facilities and infrastructure provided be NIT Trichy are of good quality compared to other new IIMs. Average age of the batch is around 23-24 and 92% are engineers. Life in here is totally hectic and it actually in a sense very enjoyable.

Faculty: 10 permanent faculty along with visiting faculty. All of them are Phd holders in their respective fields and all of them have over 5 years of industry experience. All of them pursued their Phd from reputed institutions like IIM B and JBIMS. Some of them were faculties at IIM C and IIM A.


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