NMAT 2013 cut off is 95 percentile, 10% and 5% weights on academics and work experience respectively: NMIMS VC Rajan Saxena at Careers360 Chat


On Friday, February 8, 2013, the MBA aspirants at Careers360 got the opportunity to get their queries related to MBA and career answered by Dr. Rajan Saxena, Vice Chancellor, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) Mumbai.

The questions ranged from admission and qualifications for BBA, MBA and Executive MBA along with placement statistics of NMIMS Mumbai and other campuses.

Excerpts from the chat:

Divya Khare: I would like to know about the BBA admission procedure. Please advise me on how to go about it.
Dr. Rajan Saxena: There is an online registration followed by written test for BBA admission at NMIMS. The exam date is 12th May 2013 and course commencement is scheduled on first week of July tentatively.

Ragini: What is the NMAT cut off this year?
Dr. Rajan Saxena: This year's NMAT cut off is 209 i.e. 95 percentile.

Ragini: How much importance is given to past academic records & work experience?
Dr. Rajan Saxena: Academic performance is given 10 per cent weightage and work experience has 5% weightage.

Aakash Aggarwal: What is the procedure to get admission in EMBA?
Dr. Rajan Saxena: For admission in EMBA, there is a test followed by personal interview. The case discussion and personal interview are starting from 12th Feb. Next year registration will open from July 2013 and test will be held for three months window starting from October. You can try next year.

Aadishankar: What is unique about MBA program offered by NMIMS as compared to other B-schools?
Dr. Rajan Saxena: Focus of the MBA programs is on building the following skills: Conceptual, integration, execution, interpersonal skills to soft skill programs, social sensitivity through ‘We Care’ programs are what make our programs unique.

Manmohan: I am currently pursuing my PGD in Marketing & Advertising, and working with a flooring company. Do you suggest if there is anything that I can study to make my career prospect better? Do you suggest EMBA is a good option right now or will it help me if I take it up a little later after some vertical movement in my current work place?
Dr. Rajan Saxena: Yes, work for more time and come for EMBA.

Aadishankar: Which kind of companies comes for placement and what kind of profiles being offered to place students?
Dr. Rajan Saxena: All leading companies from sectors visit NMIMS. However predominance lies on financial services, consulting and IT firms which is followed by FMCG companies. Profiles vary from company to company. NMIMS is compared with all tier one and IIM for placement purposes.

Neeraj Gupta: There are so many specialized MBA programs in NMIMS and all seems to have good career scope. How can I make the choice?
Dr. Rajan Saxena: You should make the choice on the basis of your aptitude and career you want to make.

Divya Khare: What is the difference between BBA, BBM, BBS? And what will be the best among these for me when I wish to get a managing level job in banks like RBI & SBI after doing an MBA in Banking and Finance.
Dr. Rajan Saxena: There is no difference among the programs the only difference that is made is content of the program.

Aadishankar: How are the infrastructure facilities at Hyderabad and Bengaluru campuses and what is the placement scenario there.
Dr. Rajan Saxena: Infrastructure is very good and at par with best B school in both the campuses at Hyderabad and Bengaluru. Placements at both the places are on in full swing.

Aadishankar: Could you please let me know of average annual salary for MBA (HR) as per last year data?
Dr. Rajan Saxena: As of now the average salary at the movement is Rs. 9 lakh.

Vishal: How to prepare for MBA entrance examinations? What is the syllabus for it?
Dr. Rajan Saxena: There is no syllabus but you need to know quantitative and English very well and have a logical mind. Once the tutorial is up on the NMAT site for 2014 admission, register for it.

Aadishankar: Please let me know about conversion ratio for MBA (HR) Program. How many application have been received last year for the same and how many out of them are successful conversion? Do you have an exchange program as well?
Dr. Rajan Saxena: Number of applications received was approximately 4000, 750 were called for interview; total number to be admitted was 30. Yes, we do have exchange programs.

The next chat will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013 with Y K Bhushan, Senior Advisor & Campus Head, IBS Mumbai, 4 pm onwards.

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