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The $152,000 salary is just a jackpot!

There are two kinds of students at IIMs — those who get good jobs and those who get great ones. The definition of ‘great’ is directly proportional to the kind of moolah on offer. The heroes — to put it crudely — are the ones with the most zeroes on their pay cheques. The hero of the moment is the ...

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BIM Talkies @ BIM, Trichy

Every once in a while, BIMites take time out of their hectic schedules to enjoy a night under the open sky. We go to BIM Talkies, our very own drive-in theatre where we watch movies sitting on bikes and car tops. And we make sure they are not silent movies… whistling and hooting is the way to enjoy a flick. ...

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UpCET Engineers

All the B.E. students were jubiliant when the CET, which is normally conducted in the month of May was preponed to February. Most of the engineering students also have their semester exams in May-June, hence until last year a lot of students could not appear for CET. But their happiness was short lived. Many students appearing for the CET have ...

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Got the part-time MBA blues?

There are two kinds of MBA students — those for whom the course is a dearly loved wife, and those for whom it’s a secretly cherished mistress. The first kind are devoted to their course full-time. Getting this far involved a fairly long and hard battle (entrance tests, interviews, GDs!) against thousands of other suitors. Hence the object of their ...

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The MBA Caste System

There are two kinds of MBA institutes in India — a handful from which you leave with a pedigree and the vast majority which offer just degrees. In the first category lie the IIMs, XLRI and, to a lesser extent, FMS and Bajaj — the institutions which pioneered the concept of management education at a time when the IAS was ...

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Is the IIM brand invincible?

There are two kinds of MBA providers in India: The institutes and the institutions. While practically every establishment calls itself an institute, only a handful can be called institutions. The original pioneers of management education were all institutions — no doubt aided by government generosity in land and resources, but also a founding vision. There was a detailed thought process ...

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The Truth about MBA cats & dogs

There are two kinds of folks who aim to clear the CAT — the ‘MBA nahin to kuch nahin’ and the ‘Kuch nahin to MBA.’ The first category discovered at an early age that M, B and A spelt the magic and politically correct answer to the inevitable question: “Beta aap bade hokar kya banna chahte ho?” The second took ...

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