Interview with Mitralee Save, FYBMS Topper 2013-14, M.L. Dahanukar College Of Commerce


Name – Mitralee Save

College Name –  M.L. Dahanukar College Of Commerce

Course Name –  BMS

Which year –  SY

Rank in : FY – 2nd Rank

GPA / Percentage: GPA Sem I- 6.86, Sem II- 7.00, Sem III- 6.33

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

—Being from a commerce background, I was passionate and keen to learn more about business management skills and also to get more exposure by practically applying those skills in various presentations. After BMS, I want to pursue MBA.

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

—It feels great and happy to see myself improving.

  • Whom will you credit your success to?

—Of course my parents, friends and professors of my college.

  • Did you start preparing from the first day of your FY?

—Well! Not from the first day itself but gradually started studying.

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

—Since I used to attend lectures quite often, it was easy for me to collect notes. I feel it is important to prepare short hand notes for theories and solve sums in rough to remember it easily.

  • Which are the easy subjects in Sem I and Sem II?

— In Sem I, I found Foundation of human skills and Principles of Management-I comparatively easier than other subjects.

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

— It is always preferable to write answers in bullet points because it makes your answers more presentable and they should be up to the point to make them relevant enough.

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

— Both in theory and practical subjects, I usually write down the important points and then look forward for solving the case studies by understanding it practically and try to think various solutions applicable after understanding the whole concept of the case study.

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

— Yes, I have drawn diagrams wherever it was required as it helps me to know and clear different concepts easily. Even I think diagrammatical representation seeks you more marks as it gives examiner rough idea about how well you have understood the questions.

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

— I usually don’t tend to make timetables and all because I know I probably don’t follow them so studying daily at least for an hour or more of each subject a day in sections make it more comfortable for me to memorise.

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

— Mood swings and distractions are common during exam time, so whenever I get distracted I either do something else for some time or get refresh and continue with the preparation.

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

— If I would ever get the chance to become the Vice Chancellor of Mumbai University then I would like to change the Indian Education system by introducing more practical concepts and letting students actually imply and experience it.

  • 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?

— From where you belong or from where you come doesn’t matter but how you accept it and overcome your fear and drawbacks is more important and I think everyone should take such things positively.

  • 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?

— I have learned to believe in myself and even sometimes it is necessary to be firm on your decisions. Also I think everyone must have faith in what they do.

  • Your feedback for

— I really appreciate the work is doing. Keep it up.

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