Interview with Arzoo Kothari, TYBMS Sem V Topper 2014-15 (3rd Rankholder), Ghanshyamdas Saraf College


Name – Arzoo Kothari

College Name – Ghanshyamdas saraf college

Rank: 3rd

Percentage: 73%

Subject marks: 512/700


Tell us about yourself, your background, why did you join BMS and what do you plan to do after BMS?

Myself Arzoo Kothari, I like travelling and reading. I choose BMS because it is purely management study, and generally done by students who wish to do management kind of roles in company and I wish the same.

How does it feel to be a Topper of the college in Semester exams?

One of the toughest thing is to be a topper in a particular college and achieving that target which means a lot.

Whom will you credit your success to?

I would like to dedicate my success to sir Vipin Saboo and my college faculties.

Which coaching classes had you joined? How has it helped you in the exams preparation?

I had joined Vipin Saboos Tutorials (VST). It helped me to achieve my target easily and kept me motivated.

Did you start preparing from the first day of your TYBMS?

No, I started preparing a month prior of the exam for theory subjects but, subjects which are practical used to prepare from starting.

How did you study for Sem V? (Share some tips / advice for each subject)

I scheduled my studies for sem V in a easy way, that is everyday 2 hours of practical subjects practice and 3 hours for theory subject.

Tip-One way to plan your study could be to start preparing for exams in the reverse order, that is, prepare first for the last exam such that you start preparing for the first exam about 2 weeks before the date.

Which are the easy subjects in Sem V?

The easiest subject is Marketing, because I find easy to study about the advertisements of the products and much more.

Any special way of writing the answers? Do you write answers in bullet points or in paragraphs?

Starting the answers with introduction would be impressive so I followed that method.

Yes, it would highlight the main subject of an answer and help the examiner to check easily.

How do you crack case studies in theory and practical subjects?

I collected the facts and analyzed them properly while reading the case, underline the main factual statements, decisions made by the firm and key points which will highlight the main problems of the case and then analyze the facts by interpreting and reviewing the decisions of the individuals and the firm.

Did you draw any diagram in any paper? Is it mandatory? Does it help to get more marks?

Yes, I do draw diagrams where needed. No it’s not mandatory but it helps the answer sheet look impressive and personally I think it helps in getting more marks.

Any specific study pattern adopted i.e. timetable / how many hours per subject per day etc.?

No, I spent 3 hours for each subject every day.

How do you fight against mood swings and distractions during exam preparation?

Sitting at one place and studying for hours is very tough, so I used to take a break after every two hours and watch television to keep myself entertained and never let any distraction distract my preparation.

If you are made the Vice Chancellor of Mumbai University, what changes would you like to initiate in Indian education system?

I would increase more of a practical knowledge than theory knowledge, because practical knowledge will help the students to memorize the study material easily.

Many students prepare sincerely but constantly live under fear that they are not from big college / not from English medium and eventually lose confidence. What message would you like to these students?

I would like to give them a message saying that, one should always stay self motivated and read newspaper on daily basis.

Through this struggle and success, what have you learned? What is the wisdom of life and competition? What is your message to the upcoming BMS students?

Through this struggle I learned nothing is easy to achieve. Well, I haven’t succeeded yet. Life is beautiful and it’s a gift make worthy of it. Talking about competition, India is a developing country with more population so there is a competition in each and every field. For all the upcoming BMS students all the very best and work hard things will get easier.

Any interesting experience / memory / favourite moments of being a student of VST which you would like to share with the audience?

Each and every lecture was memorable and interesting for me because of laughs and giggles which made learning easier.

Your feedback for

Start uploading handwritten notes as well.




Like it? Share with your friends!


Education Qualification: BMS- N M College (University Rank Holder) PGDBM- Sydenham College M Com- College topper Mr Vipin Saboo has been associated with the following institutes as a visiting faculty Lords college, Malad Patkar College, Goregoan Saraf college, Malad Dalmia college, Malad St Andrews College, Bandra Wilson College, Grant Road Thakur college, Kandivili L N College, Kandivili N K College, Malad Dhanukar College, Vile Parle St Xaviers College, Marine Lines Shroff College, Kandivili KES College, Khar Mr.Vipin Saboo also has more than 5 years of industry expertise with corporate like CRISIL, Motilal Oswal Investment Banking and Yes Bank. Mr. Saboo has also published a text book on Logistics and Supply Chain Management for TYBMS Students.


Facebook comments:

Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
The Classic Internet Listicles
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Photo or GIF
GIF format