Name –Divya Arun Shenoy

College Name – Mulund College of Commerce

Course Name – BMS

Rank in TY Sem V :1st

GPA / Percentage:O Grade( 7) – 85%

1) Tell us about yourself?
From the very beginning I was clear to pursue a course in Management and therefore I opted for the Commerce Stream. After 12th standard, I opted for BMS as it covered various Management Subjects.

2) How does it feel to be a Topper of the college in TY Sem V exams?
I put in all my efforts but i was surprised to know that I had stood First. I am happy to be among the toppers.

3) Whom will you credit your success to?

I would like to thank my teachers who guided me during the Semester. My family members who have supported me, encouraged me and were with me whenever I wanted them. They have motivated me and ensured that I am focused on my goal.

4) Did you start preparing from the first day of your TY Sem V? 
No in fact I relaxed a bit in the beginning. Subsequently I started studying the topics that were taught in the college.

5) How did you study for Sem V?
Revise the topics regularly.
Start preparing for practical subject viz. Financial Management well in advance.
For Service Sector Management clear your concepts thoroughly and do not keep it for the last moment.

6) Which are the easy subjects in Sem V?
According to me I found Business Ethics, Logistics and E-Commerce easy in Semester 5.

7) Any special way of writing the answers? Do you write answers in bullet points or in paragraphs?
The answer should contain all the necessary points and should be in bullet points wherever required.

8) How do you crack case studies in theory and practical subjects? 
Case- Study’s can be solved when you are clear with the concept. Therefore a thorough knowledge of all concepts is required. You can then relate the concepts with the case.

9) Did you draw any diagram in any paper? Is it mandatory? Does it help to get more marks?
Yes I drew diagrams for Human Resource Management and Service Sector Management wherever it was possible No, it is not mandatory to draw diagrams. You can present your answer well with the help of a diagram.

10)Any specific study pattern adopted i.e. timetable / how many hours per subject per day etc.? 
Yes I had prepared a timetable especially during the last month before the exam. I had not allocated any specific hours for any specific subject.
11) How do you fight against mood swings and distractions during exam preparation?

Be focused, plan your studies and whenever I was feeling distracted i would take a break and relax.

12) If you are made the Vice Chancellor of Mumbai University, what changes would you like to initiate in Indian education system?
According to me, the Indian Education System is more tilted towards theory and does not make a student ready for the job on completion of the course. There is lot of gap between employment and employability. I would therefore like to bridge these gaps by making Subjects more practical.

13) 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  you like to these students?
I would advice all students not to have any fear and be passionate in whatever you do. Have a Proper Study Plan and keep sufficient time for revision.

  14) Through this struggle and success, what have you learned? What is the wisdom of life  competition? 
Every Semester is a Milestone and once you achieve it , start for the next goal. Don’t be over-confident and put in your efforts.
Plan your studies and be focused.

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