Interview with Aashiya Khan, FYBMS Topper, SIES College Sion (West)


‘Aashiya Khan’ who gives the credit of her success to her teachers, parents and friends speaks exclusively for Topper’s Talk –…!!

SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Sion West

[NAAC Re-accredited ‘A’ Grade. ‘THE BEST COLLEGE IN MUMBAI’ award by University of Mumbai]

Name – Aashiya Khan

Currently in FY/SY/TYBMS – SYBMS 4th Semester

Topped in which year / Sem – SYBMS 3rd Semester

College – – S.I.E.S. College of Arts, Science & Commerce.

Percentage of Marks: 79.17% (475/600 Marks)


— First of all, A Hearty Congratulations to you on this Brilliant Success…!! —

– Tell us about yourself and your college:

->    I’m passionate about life & always enthusiast about learning new aspects in life. I love what I do and I’m proud that I’m a BMS student & associated with S.I.E.S. College. My college has inculcated many good qualities in me. The professors here are very friendly & supportive.

– How did you plan to get into BMS?

->  I had researched about various courses regarding my career & finally thought to take admission in BMS since, it will be an apt choice & shall assist me in my management business skills which is required as a foundation for my MBA course, so rather than choosing any regular subjects offered by university, I opted for a professional course. And I am glad making the right choice of course for my career.

– Is the BMS syllabus just what you had expected it to be?

->  During my research about BMS,I had gone through detailed syllabus on BMS Course & was very well aware about the importance of each subject for my management studies. I find it very apt & paramount for business studies.

Only, I feel that an additional regular industrial visits should be organized for students as part of curriculum to get more knowledge practically on various business sectors & economics.

– Were you expecting to top in the exams? To whom would you credit this success to?

->  Last semester I got IIIrd rank, but seriously to be frank this semester, I didn’t expect to be in top 3 too. But maybe my hard work has shown its colors & I topped in this semester. I would like to share this recognition with all my faculties who always guided me the best path to success.

Also, I would like to sincerely thank my mother who had taken lots of efforts to make my life stress free & spiritually blissful along with her healthy foods & guidance. And lastly, my best friends who kept on motivating me to top in the exams & resolved my queries when so ever required.

-Did you start preparing right from the first day of your BMS?

->  Not really. I start preparing for my exams only after the time table is released for the examinations. Before that I enjoy with my friends, hang around with them and participate in college fests & other extracurricular activities apart from being regular & attentive in class.

 -How did you allot time to different subjects? (Did you follow a self-made timetable? And how many hours did you study per day? Had you joined any coaching classes or was it just self-study?)

->  Actually, I tried making a time table to study, but then ended up studying whenever my instinct says so. Neither did I join any coaching classes, but my secret behind securing top in the exams is “100 % attendance.”

According to me, I feel if you attend all the lectures & focus on what our faculties teach us then there is no need for any coaching classes. There wasn’t any fixed hour per day. Whenever I feel like studying, I study & I respect my family for that because they never forced me to study, but then I love to top.

– Did you participate in college fests or extra-curricular activities?(If yes, please mention the details) Do you think a BMS student can manage both studies and extra activities?

->  Yes, I participated in college fest. I represented my college as a “Contingent Leader-CL” for Wilson College BMS Fest – Adorea 2011. Yes I think a BMS student can manage both studies and extra activities very well. I’m very proud of being a BMS student because they can handle many things together i.e. multi-tasking.

– Today, we often come across students committing suicide out of failure, depression or tension of exams. What do you have to say about this? Did you use any special techniques for stress management?

->  Personally, I dislike the concept of committing suicide due to failure or any other reason. Failure is the stepping stone to success & we have one life given by our parents who struggled hard for our living, so by committing suicide, we are just showing our disregard to them & this beautiful world.

According to me, I feel if you have a problem just face it. Try talking on such sensitive issues either with your family, teachers, counselors or friends. They can help you out in many ways.

– Industrial Visits – are they really informative for bms students? Which industries have you visited?

->  I had a subject Production & Material Management (PMM) in IIIrd semester. So for our internals, we were given a topic to visit an industry & do research on the implementation of various concepts of Production & Material Management.

I visited Pepsi Co. India & B.S.N.L. Telecom Factory, Mumbai. I had a very great experience out there learning and understanding the actual practices in the field. The visit was really very informative & added to my practical knowledge.

Also many of the BMS students from our college would be going to Malaysia for an International Industrial Visit. So, I’m looking forward for it with great enthusiasm.

– Do you think a BMS student is more flooded with assignments, projects and internal exams?

->  Yes at times. But I feel it’s like a “Eustress” i.e positive stress which is essential in life and act as a great motivator.

It also helps me learn various aspects of subject, explore on the topics for global response through internet, business journals, magazines & management books.

– Do you like being busy with projects, presentations, assignments and internal exams? Or you would like to be enjoying out with friends all that time instead?

-> For any human being, social life is essential part of their living. And I am apt in balancing my “Intelligent” & “Emotional” quotient for a happy life.

I enjoy studying every aspects of business management along with my friends in group as well as in college. This is the secret of my studies and a delightful life.

– What changes would you like to bring in management education in India?

->  I truly feel that we should have a “ Management Expertise Forum” where by global management guru’s & experts come to colleges to address  an open forum for BMS students, also organize seminars, workshops, guide & even deliver lectures on upcoming management practices globally.

I shall really look forward for my active participation in this forum.

– What message would you like to give to the coming batches of BMS students?

->  I would like to say to future & current BMSites that please follow your passion & be sincere. Try attending all lectures & gain as much knowledge as you can.

“In order to reach your ultimate SUCCESS, You must first be able to celebrate the success of others…!”

– What are your future plans?

->  After my TYBMS, I’m planning to pursue my MBA in Marketing. As of now I have interest in Brand management & digital marketing.

Currently I am pursuing my internship with “Birla Sun Life Insurance” in Marketing

-Your Feedback for

->  I feel that is really very helpful site for all BMS students, where they can share their views, support other students, discuss about the changes, value addition they want to bring in BMS course and about their various college activities.

It’s a melting pot of various BMSites and a great tool for student’s future development & knowledge enhancement.

 Any suggestions, feedback for the Campus Representative of your college?

Ojas Barve is the Campus Representative of our college & amongst my good friends too. He is very kind & helpful & has never denied helping me. He was our Class Representative (CR) too in 3rd Sem & I was the Assistant Class Representative (ACR) & I enjoyed my work with him because he co-ordinates really very well.

Also I would like to suggest that these “Topper Talk” Interviews should be displayed at colleges. This can help students to get motivation & will also boost their morale.

Thank You for being so honest with your answers and giving us your valuable time. I’m sure reading this interview would be a great help and inspiration for the students.

Congratulations once again and  wish you all the very best for you career!

Thanks A Lot….!!


– Ojas Barve

Chief Correspondent

(SIES College Sion West)


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Ojas Barve

A professional in the education industry, Ojas is currently working with S P Jain School of Global Management (the global arm of S P Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai) as Program Manager for all the under-graduate as well as post-graduate programs whereby he plays a significant role in planning the schedules of the programs across global campuses located in Dubai, Singapore and Sydney. He also plays a role as Academic Mentor for guiding the MGB (MBA) students in their internship/projects. In the year 2014, 12 students successfully completed their projects under his guidance. Former Professor at MT Educare, Ojas has trained the students from commerce and management streams. He has gained exposure to the print media industry, while he completed his internship assignment with SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce in their in-house publication, SIES Skyline as their 'Editor-in-Chief' He has worked with BMS.CO.IN at internship position as 'Campus Representative' for three months after which he was extracted in the team as 'Chief Correspondent-Social Media'. He gained hands-on experience in the field of Social Media and E-Commerce, then. He started his career in teaching at Aadeshwar Academy, Borivali where he trained the school-level students in the French language. He was also associated with Dnyana Prakash Classes, Dadar for two academic years where taught subjects of Organisation of Commerce and Management to Class-12 students. Academically, he's a graduate in management studies in distinction class with a strong flair towards languages. He is pursuing his Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and Masters in Commerce with Business Management elective. He has completed his A-1 level certification in French Language from L' Alliance Francaise de Bombay. Also, he is a Certified Professional Introductory Counselor from SIES Institute of Comprehensive Education and holds a certification in Capital Markets from Inter-connected Stock Exchange of India Ltd.


  1. Also I would also like to thank my Faculties Archana Ma’am & Anita Ma’am & my dear Friends Jessy, Tanmay, Ojas & Akshay for their immense support towards me during the examinations…!! 🙂
    ~ Aashiya

  2. Hey Aashiya…

    You may not know me… but I know you…although haven’t seen you…Congratulations to you on your success. Am feeling proud to be in the company of a ToPPeR… ALL THE BEST… for the future.

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