Interview with Omkar Gurunandan Masurkar, FYBMS Topper 2013-14, M.L. Dahanukar College



Name –   Omkar Gurunandan Masurkar

College Name –    M. L. Dahanukar College of Commerce

Course Name –   BMS

Which year –    SY

Rank in FY :    3rd

GPA :    Sem 1 :   6.43                       Sem 2:   7.00                       Sem 3:    6.50


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

I am from commerce background.

My family is into business of providing technical support (Audio Visual) for Medical Conferences and Events on rental basis.

 I joined BMS because this is a course designed to give that sharper edge for candidates to manage and expand a business. It’s a very rich course and has a huge advantage over the traditional B.Com degree due to the wide array of topics it covers.  

Graduation by itself has limited career and growth prospects and thinking   about doing a Masters in the field you excel is a must because it adds on to your in-depth knowledge and understanding and building to your core competencies. My plan is to get admission into a Top B-school in India or overseas.


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

It is a feeling of ecstasy. I feel proud that my hard work has brought good results and it encourages me to perform much better in the coming exams.


  • Whom will you credit your success to?

I would credit my success to my family who have always supported and  appreciated me when I do well in exams and if I get less marks they encourage me to  put in more efforts.

My friends always help me when I need their help.

Professors in our college are excellent in their field of subject.


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

No.  I started studying gradually.  Much more seriously atleast 2 weeks before semester exams. But reading and knowing the concept is a must, weeks before the exams.


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

I would mark and write the important points discussed by the professors in the class. That helped me a lot to remember the concept when I used to read that at home.


  • Which are the easy subjects in Sem I ?

Maths is my all-time favourite subject from school. I like calculations. Statistics and Accounts are really scoring subjects and helps in getting good grades.


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

 The way of presenting an answer is very crucial when you think of scoring well in exams. Writing answers in bullet points or paragraph is an individual’s choice. I make it sure that I support my answer with relevant examples. It explains the professor that you have knowledge of the concept.


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

I first read the questions and then go with the case. It makes me easier to understand and figure out the relevant solutions for it.


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

It is important to draw diagrams wherever necessary or if it is said to explain in a diagrammatic form. It provides a better presentation and gives you extra marks for it.


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

I follow a time table only when the exams are nearing. I devote time to the subject as per the difficulty level for me. Taking sufficient intervals for relaxing between studying is a must and it helps to concentrate more when you resume your studies.


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

It is a common factor when studying a day before the exam. I would prefer to relax for some time and resume studies once fresh and away from any distractions.

It is always better if you don’t think about things that distract you and just dedicate the time towards your preparation for the exams.


  • 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 a chance to become the Vice Chancellor of Mumbai University then I would like to change the Indian Education system by –


  1. Focusing on skill based education.
  2. Rewarding creativity, original thinking, research and innovation.
  3. Implementing massive technology infrastructure for education.
  1. The system of tuition classes (Majority of students attend tuition classes making up to manage only some time for themselves to explore their hobbies).
  2. Giving equal importance to all sports (Support for all excelling sports players and giving them equal opportunities to help them manage their sports and academics).
  3. If things have changed a little bit somewhere, elsewhere things have sunk into further inertia, which needs to be taken proper care of.


  • 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?


You should always keep hope in whatever you do. Hard work or success has no relation to the college you are from or whether studied from a non-English medium in past.

You should get rid of those negative thoughts and start thinking about your plus points that will help you to build up your confidence.


  • 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?


Follow your dreams and believe in yourself. Just work hard and smartly and the results will be promising and positive.  Whatever you do just see to it that you give your best efforts to it and then the things will change for your betterment and benefits, making way for your success.

Stay focused!


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I would like to thank for giving me an opportunity to answer to the interview.



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