My Campus My Life: Experience the life @ IIT Bombay
We had always wanted to know about the real insights of life in a campus. But with limited information available on the web, we crave for more insights from the students themselves. With Careers360 initiative of ‘My Campus, My Life’ series, the students of top B-Schools will share their life, experiences, exciting routines and all happening campus events directly with you.
Read what SJMSoM IIT Bombay student Shashank Chepuri has to share.
SJMSoM IIT Bombay is one of the premier research institutes in technology and management programmes. The management school founded in the year 1995 serves the objective of transforming professionals with technological background into leaders of tomorrow. The student Shashank Chepuri shares his Campus Life at IIT Bombay along with his academic and non-academic routines.
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Careers360: How is the campus life at IIT Bombay? Is it all packed up in a routine or equally divided between fun and study? What is the best thing about your campus, something that differentiates it from the others?
Shashank Chepuri: Life at IIT-Bombay is an amalgamation of fun and studies. While the classes and assignments manage to keep us busy during the morning and late at nights respectively, the rest of the day allows us to pursue our interests. Some of us find peace in playing cricket and football in the hostel grounds, while some of us head to the Student Activity Centre to play Badminton or go for a swim. The few who are not into sports are either busy with the IIT-B club activities or catching up with some sleep.
550 acres of lush green campus, situated right in the heart of the financial capital of India, IIT-Bombay is considered to be the Mecca of extra-curricular activities. So, the best thing about our campus is, the campus itself. (Gaze at the scenic picture below!)
Careers360: What about the participation in societies/ conferences and events, or the students’ contribution in the magazines?
Shashank Chepuri: Our life at IIT-Bombay is packed with curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. All the clubs and teams of SJMSoM IIT-Bombay are completely student driven. When we are not organizing a club/team event, we are busy participating in them. Students of SJMSoM actively participate in various events conducted both by IIT-Bombay and other B-schools. L!VE – the bi-annual magazine of SJMSoM, which is published by the PR Team, consists of articles of students/faculty from several colleges, major events organized at SJMSoM, interviews of Alumni, interview of major events/competitions winners etc.
Careers360: Any uniqueness of IIT Bombay?
Shashank Chepuri: They say that the farthest distance in the campus is from the students’ hostel to the classroom. We have a weird, albeit intriguing name of the buses inside the campus which bridge this distance. These buses, which are considered to be a blessing in disguise for a student who is running late to his class, are named tum-tum.
Careers360: Is there an informal grapevine that tells the campus students about the gossips or the latest happenings? Tell us something secretive about the campus, a leak perhaps!
Shashank Chepuri: While all the formal communication happens over mails, informal communication happens over WhatsApp and Facebook. We have a group on WhatsApp for almost everything!
The event which I am going to talk about cannot really be called a secret, considering the fact that it was the most talked about topic in the social media. It is the Leopard which was spotted in the Metallurgy lab of IIT Bombay. Considering the vegetation in the campus, no wonder animals like leopard and snakes consider the campus as a jungle and hence their home. The same vegetation which takes us away from the busy urban life of Mumbai makes various animals feel at home.
Careers360: What do you do when you are not studying or not attending the classes?
Shashank Chepuri: Our life at SJMSoM, IIT Bombay is pretty packed with various activities which we either organize or participate.
We also make most of the sports infrastructure at IIT Bombay by pursuing the sports of our interests. Students of SoM show active participation in various sports like Badminton, Volleyball, Swimming, Cricket and Table Tennis etc. We actively take part in many cultural events organized in IIT Bombay as a part of PG Cult. Some of the events in which students of SoM actively take part are Group dance competitions, Short film Making, Dramatics etc.
Careers360: What’s the recent news or event that has happened in your campus? Does your campus have any annual Fest, please tell us about it.
Shashank Chepuri: The most recent event which took place in our college is the Consulting Continuum. Continuums are the rolling seminar series held at SJMSoM, IIT Bombay, encompasses various management domains viz. Consulting, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Operations, Technology and Systems.
AVENUES is the annual Business festival of SJMSoM, IIT-Bombay. It is an ensemble of business and management events with the objective of learning combined with fun. Management students across the globe participate in this annual extravaganza to outdo and outlast the competition. Corporate honchos, Academicians, Entrepreneurs and Venture Capitalists judge events with their insights from the industry. Eminent personalities from different walks of life grace the occasion with their motivating speeches. The whole event is professionally organized by the students of the B-school under guidance of experienced faculty.
Careers360: There are always normal hangouts and few special hangouts like boys’ secret corridors or the secret corner, mention all to us.
Shashank Chepuri: Satish canteen in H-1 is unarguably one of the most common hangout places for both boys and girls. Hostel -1 ground floor’s, fourth wing is the noisiest, and hence is qualified to be a hangout places for guys. Apart from this, the humongous campus provides many options for hangouts like Campus Hub, Brew berry’s, Powai Lake etc. (Well we think if we wish to spot the couples in the campus then Powai Lake is the place we should head to! :p)
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Careers360: Any liberty that students demand from the academic authorities, might be any additions or removal of few rules?
Shashank Chepuri: We have SOMA Council which consists of President, Vice President, Faculty Advisor and Students who hold important positions of responsibilities. All the important decisions about the college are discussed in SOMA Meetings. Students have the liberty to approach the representatives to bring up any topic of concern (like adding or removal of rules) and the representatives will bring up the topic in the SOMA meeting and try to connive the academic authorities to consider the students concern.
Careers360: How different is the campus for Hostellers and Day Scholars? What differentiates both the lives?
Shashank Chepuri: All the students of SJMSoM, be it any programme resides in the Hostel. No one could afford to miss the uber cool campus life. And trust me; staying in the Hostel is one of the best parts of the MBA Life.
Careers360: What are the best fun activities that happen in the Boys/Girls hostel, especially in the nights? Any pranks, games or may be just running around that is loved by all and adds a life to the hostel?
Shashank Chepuri: Celebration of birthdays at boys’ hostel is something which is very exciting and is often looked forward to by the entire batch. Everyone from the batch gathers in the birthday boy’s wing not only to greet the person in the early hours of the day but also to claim their share of the birthday cake. It’s a carnival like atmosphere wherein everyone from the batch makes time to participate in the celebrations thereby depicting the unity in the batch.
Careers360: Are there any Inter-B-School competitions, sports activities or any other events? What are the main attractions and buzz about them?
Shashank Chepuri: At SJMSoM, we have club for every specialization of MBA Consulting, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Operations and Systems and every club comes up with B-School competitions which witnesses good participation from other B-schools. “Avenues”, our Annual Business fest, has flagship competitions across various domains which witness stupendous response from students of top B-schools across the world.
Careers360: Do you have any Facebook page where the students express or share ideas, or a blog written and managed by the students?
Shashank Chepuri: Yes,we have a Facebook page for our college (https://www.facebook.com/SJMSOM) on which we share various updates of the events and activities which happen in our campus. We also have active Facebook pages for individual clubs where domain specific news is shared.
We have a very active SoM blog (https://blog.SJMSoM.in/) wherein articles written by various students about latest happenings in the college are published.
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Questions related to Shailesh J Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
How To get admission without any entrance exam
No you cannot get admission without entrance exams.
Admission to Shailesh J Mehta School of management is based on the scores obtained in the qualifying entrance examination along with further selection process.
For mba course, you need a valid cat score for selection. For emba course, you need a valid cat/gmat/gre score. For phd courses, you need a valid jest, ceed or gate scores.
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For SJMSOM,Is sectional cutoff of cat score there for consideration, for a call, or they would call by the overall cutoff.I have asked this because some sources are saying that you would get a call if you clear the overall cutoff.
As far as I know along with clearing the overall cutoff you should also have to clear the sectional cutoff of every as well. Sectional cut off evey section is lower than the overall cutoff but it has to cleared if you want to get admission in SJMSOM, Since SJMSOM is the top college for management in Mumbai so it's has its high criteria set for getting admission.
But don't worry cutoff is based on the level of difficulty of the paper, So if you have work hard for the exam you won't be having any problems in clearing the cut off for different sections.
I hope the above information is beneficial for you
All the best.
If a candidate scored 83% in 10th and 59% in 12..is there any chance to get a seat in sjmsom?
CA/ICWA, with a first-class Bachelor's Degree in any discipline having secured 60% marks (55% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST category) in aggregate (including all years/semesters) or a minimum CPI of 6.5 (6 in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST category) out of 10.
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do we have to fill a separate form for iit bombay
Yes ,one have to fill the application form to IIT Bombay .
We have to fill the form.there is a different application form fee for categories we can pay the amount through online and fill the application form
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76.82% in 10th,81.2% in 12th and 73.1% in engg pursuing,nc obc category I m, if i score 90+ percentile in cat,will i get call from SJMSOM?
Overall VARC DILR QA
NC-OBC 81 72 72 72
Now your CAT percentage is also calculated along with other criteria before shortlisting you for WAT and PI rounds. In 2018, it went as:
CAT Performance: 80%
Gender Diversity: 3%
Post Graduate/Professionals: 2%
Work experience: 5%
3% is for female candidates and 2% is for M.Tech,ME, MS, M.Arch, etc.
Your CAT score is calculated using the formula:
CAT score = (Candidates CAT scaled score/300) *80
Merit list preparation:
37.5% weightage will be given to your overall scaled score and that is calculated as:
CAT score = (Candidates CAT scaled score/300) *37.5
WAT carries 10% weightage and PI carried 37.5% weightage.
Your profile carries 15% and the breakdown is as follows:
Work experience: 5%
Extra curricular activities: 5%
Your 12th marks are asseessed as follows:
Marks obtained (in %) Formula used
>65 (x-65) *5/35
Your Graduation marks are assessed as follows:
Marks obtained (in %) Formula used
>65 and <=85 (x-65) *5/20
In short, if you can manage 95%, you can get a seat here
May be this can help you:
Quantitative Aptitude covers almost 30% of the CAT question paper. QA can be categorised into Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Advanced Mathematics. Practise chapter by chapter and develop mental calculations. Like practise more of basic summation, subtraction, fractions and tables. Numbers, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio, Proportionality, Time-Distance, Time-Work, Mixtures, Averages, Partnership, Permutation and Combinations, Probability, Set Theory, Progression and Series, Line, Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Polygon, Circles, Ares, Volume, Height and Distance, Coordinate Geometry, Basic Trigonometry are few important topics.
Because this section involves mathematics and takes most of your time, your focus should be on solving the problems efficiently in the beginning. Even if it takes time, practise upto perfection. Practise as many questions as you can in the conventional way. As and when you get a grip on the subject, you can go for short cuts. Memorise tables, square roots, cube roots, conversion from percent to fraction, etc. Solve sample papers on Mathematics. In the beginning, do not worry about the time it takes. As you practise, you will get the hang of the subject and it will be easier for you.
In Verbal Ability session, command on your English, Grammar, Vocabulary, Understanding of the given paragraph are of more importance. Reading English NewsPaper will also help you in your preparation.
Read articles from time to time. Follow newspapers, magazines, and watch the news channels and browse the internet to keep yourself updated. You will need a lot of reading to help you in the comprehension section. You will need speed to help you in this section and you can achieve that only by thorough practise and reading. Take time to understand the question because most answers are interlinked.
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning needs to be practised as much as possible. Comparison of data, Data Analysis, taking clues, interpreting missing data, coming to conclusions and making future projections will be covered under this Category. The questions here are interlinked and so if you get one formula correct, cracking the next few questions will be easy. So it's important to memorise and practise formulae. You should cover topics like Data tables, Data Charts, Bar Diagrams, Pie Charts, Graphs, Data Comparison and Analysis.
As this is the most tricky section, this needs a lot of practise. Solve as many sample papers as possible to get the hang of the section. Make notes when required. Regular practise can help you understand and solve the questions easily as time goes on.
Overall,once you know the syllabus, it's easier from there on.Go through the previous papers to analyse and prepare a comprehensive plan and set priorities according to the importance of different topics across sections. Customise your own study plan based on your strengths and weaknesses. Gauge your preparation from time to time by taking mock tests. Solve questions to check your levels of preparation but not to set any targets. Remember, its ok to have cheat days and relax. But make sure you have a plan and stick to it for the next few months