Destination JBIMS Mumbai: JBIMS Toppers share USPs and importance of MAH CET 2014

Monday, March 03 2014, 12:31 PM
Toppers of JBIMS Mumbai share the benefits of appearing in MAHCET 2014 and USPs of this institute in an exclusive interview with MBAUniverse.com
The admission process starts with the CAP round. As of now, GDPI for this years admissions have been cancelled

The biggest USP of Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai is its student driven focus on various activities. JBIMS is one of the most sought after management institutes and is ranked 14 in MBAUniverse.com ranking 2013 among the top 100 Indian B schools including IIMs.

Number of seats in MMS
The present intake in JBIMS for the flagship MMS course is 120.

No separate GDPIWAT at JBIMS Mumbai
Corporate Relations Committee (Another student driven body) at JBIMS has confirmed that The admission process starts with the CAP round. As of now, GDPI for this year's admissions have been cancelled. The dates for GDPI, if it will be conducted, would be subject to DTE notifications. 

Centralized Admission Process (CAP) will be conducted for all the b schools in Maharashtra by Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) after declaration of MAHCET results on April 21, 2014.

JBIMS Mumbai will therefore, neither conduct separate GDPIWAT nor will call for individual admission applications from the candidates. Candidates, who have high scores in CAT/XAT/CMAT/MAHCET, have good academic background; have relevant work experience and perform well in GDPIWAT round during CAP, will be allotted seats to various Management colleges across Maharashtra in order of merit.

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Last years cut off
Admission in JBIMS and other B schools in Maharashtra were routed through CMAT as MAHCET was cancelled in 2013. The CRC at JBIMS has informed that the cutoff for 2013 CMAT for General category was 315. The same for MAHCET 2012 was 165 after accounting for GDPI scores.

Placement at JBIMS Mumbai
The faith entrusted by regular recruiters along with the new associations has helped the institute wade the tough recessionary waters to post an overall median of 14 lakhs and an overall average salary of 15.32 lakhs in final placement session 2013. The highest salary crossed Rs 26 lakhs.

Placement 2013: Average package at JBIMS goes up to Rs 15.32 lakh

Q&A with toppers at JBIMS

In a rare Question answer series, toppers of the institute share the benefits of appearing in MAHCET and USPs of this institute. This may further strengthen your idea to get into JBIMS which provide more career opportunities in management.

Four toppers, brief introduction of whom is given below, participated in the Question-answers with MBAUniverse.com

Mr.  Chintan Gala: Pursuing MMS/MBA Finance at JBIMS.  B.Tech in Electronics, Work Experience: 2 years at CitiusTech as a software developer in Business Intelligence domain
Mr.  Niraj Dadhaniya: 12th rank holder in Maharashtra is pursuing MMS from JBIMS; B.E Electronics and has one year work experience with Accenture Services
Ms. Preethi Parthasarthy is pursuing MBA Marketing from JBIMS
Mr. Nihaal  Jelkie is pursuing MMS at JBIMS. A graduate in Chemical Engineering has a work experience of 2 years with HPCL

Q. Should a candidate appear in MAHCET if he has already appeared in any of the All India management entrance tests?

Toppers Answers 
Chintan is of the view that the students need to check which test scores are allowed for admission at the respective institutes. Also, if a candidate has given some other test, there is no harm in giving CET.

Niraj is firm and lays emphasis on appearing in MAHCET. According to him a candidate should appear CET because it gives candidate an another chance to improve upon his/her score and get the best what he/she can get. Talking specifically about JBIMS, seats through CET are more than any other exam which would give candidate a better chance.

Preethi also favours that a candidate shouldnt miss out on MAHCET and opine why lose out on a chance to secure admission to a premier B-School?

Nihaal shares that It depends on the candidates interest entirely. If he targets only the IIMs, theres no use in taking CET. But he recommends taking CET as well since the preparation for CET isnt too demanding after having prepared for other entrance exams. All one needs is good speed and an active mind to ensure accuracy.

Q.  What shall be the benefit in case a candidate decides to appear in CET?
Toppers answer

Chintan shares that most of the seats in colleges are under CET, including JBIMS. Moreover, CET is an easier exam.

Niraj is very positive and is of the view that It gives candidate another chance to improve upon his/her score and get the best what he/she can get. Talking specifically about JBIMS, seats through CET are more than any other exam which would give candidate a better chance.

Preethi also agrees and thinks that taking MAHCET will be a shot at JBIMS. Nihaal would like the candidates to understand the importance of MAHCET since a candidate will have number of options of selecting institutes to do an MBA from, not many of which fall in an elite bracket though. However, there are institutes which do appear in the Top 10 institutes in the nation.

Q. What are the USPs of JBIMS?
Toppers have shared various USPs, MBAUniverse.com places them under sub headings for the benefit of JBIMS Mumbai aspirants

Eminent Visiting Faculty among the alumni
JBIMS is 43 years old B schools that have produced many industry leaders who visit the institute to share their practical experiences while climbing the ladder of hierarchy. This is the biggest advantage in view of the students at this B school. Chintan is of the view that most of the visiting faculty members are corporate leaders who also happen to be the alumni of JBIMS. According to him being located in the business hub of Mumbai, it is very easy to get eminent speakers for various guest lectures. JBIMS has a long list of eminent visiting faculties who are alumnus of esteemed institutes and bring with them wide and varied industry knowledge.

Niraj also agrees to this point and emphasizes that visiting faculty are eminent personalities from industries which give a perfect mix of theory and practical knowledge to students. Apart from academics, guest lecture conducted by industry stalwarts is something that gives you direct insight into what is happening currently in the industry and how it is expected to shape in the future.

Preethi is very categorical on this point as she find that it provides direct industry exposure and interaction with eminent faculty from the industry, and a strong alumni base, some of whom are at the helm of the corporate ladder – a deadly combination that is valuable and enriching to any JBIMS student.

Nihaal is very clear and says JBIMS is known for its esteemed alumni base that has made their name not only within the country but also internationally.  

Advantage of location 
JBIMS is located in the heart of Mumbai in Churchgate area and this advantage can never fade as it is the centre of commercial activity. In view of Preethi the institute has excellent location right in the heart of the financial capital of India. 

Great learning experience
Education at JBIMS is not limited to conventional class room experience. It is coordinated with vast industrial exposure also. Niraj finds number of advantages while studying at JBIMS as he says another USP would be the kind of grooming and peer learning that a candidate undergoes at JBIMS is an altogether different experience. 

Nihal is very enthusiastic as he finds that learning at JBIMS is learning by faculty from Industry leaders. According to him other benefits of studying at JBIMS include the fact that the faculty comprises industry stalwarts who do not limit their teaching to mere textbook tales, their practical knowledge benefits one and all as well.

Great placements @ JBIMS Mumbai
This is one of the great USPs of JBIMS, according to Niraj placements at JBIMS are spectacular in terms of companies visiting campus and profiles being offered.

There were 88 companies that visited the campus for final recruitment. JBIMS students were offered overall average salary of 15.32 lakhs in final placement session 2013. The highest salary crossed Rs 26 lakhs.

Top recruiters included Amazon, Bosch, Cipla, Franklin Templeton, General Mills, Huhtamaki PPL Pack, Jindal Steel & Power, LOreal, Lodha Group, Magma FinCorp, Morgan Stanley, Microsoft, Motilal Oswal, Panasonic, Petrofac, Ratnakar Bank, Schlumberger, Tata Steel and Zycus.  International placements were also offered at the institute by global companies namely Jumbo Electronics, Petrofac, SADIG Group and a few leading FMCGs and Banks. 

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