Your full Name- Sakshi Vinay Chandak
College Name – G.S Saraf College
Total Marks (out of 700) and percentage along with grade:-547, 78.2%, O grade
Rank in college/university (please mentioned rank along with the specialization
2nd in marketing, 4th overall
1) Tell us about yourself, your background, why did you choose to do BMS and what do you plan to do after BMS?
I have done my schooling from an international school, and since studying business studies in school I was fascinated by the entire prospect of studying business and management. Hence I chose BMS. After BMS, I will be completing my post graduation and then most probably will get into teaching.
2) Tell us about your college (your college experience, favorite memories, favorite faculties etc.)
COLLEGE life has been a great learning experience for me. It taught me to focus on all round development rather than just sticking to text book knowledge. I tried to strike a balance between my studies and the extra curricular activities. Interacting with people from different courses, having seminars and orientations, managing and organising the college fests have really helped me cultivate managerial skills.
3) Who in your life has influenced the most? Why?
My mom is my inspiration. Seeing her multitask and fulfill all her roles so well always made me want to become like her some day. She was as much into her career as she was in being a homemaker and raising my brother and I. Despite this, she also managed to take out time to socialize and make her name in the society. This through any means shows that she is one inspirational lady.
4) Any comments on the revised BMS Syllabus?
5) Tell us about your tips to study in TYBMS?
TYBMS comes and flies by. For the first two years we have college level exams, so we tend to take it lightly. However, third year being the university exams year, we have to be serious.
I had joined Vipin Saboo Tutorials for two subjects- logistics and Operations Research, for SEM 5 and SEM 6 respectively. However, what really surprised me was the fact that although I had enrolled for only one subject, Vipin Sir gave us notes and question Banks for all the subject. And we had an opportunity to give prelims for all the subjects as well. I think, what you really need in TYBMS is hard-working and dedication. This is the last time your marks will matter.
6) How does it feel to be amongst the toppers?
It feels great. To be honest It’s like the efforts and hardwork that we put in finally paid off. I would also like to give the credit of my success to my family, for their unconditional support, and also to Vipin Sir. Had he not been there, I wouldn’t have put in the efforts that I did, and maybe I wouldn’t have scored as good as well.
7) Did you join any class? If yes/No, why?
Yes I did. For logistics and Operations Research (SEM 5 and 6 respectively).
Since we had boards this year, is thought it was better to join some classes to get the idea of how to prepare for board papers.
I was lucky that I joined VST, because Vipin didnt only give his 100% for the enrolled subjects, but he ensured that we scored well in all the subjects. From the Black book project till the SEM 6’s 7 subjects, he was there to guide us. I think I made the right choice of joining some classes for tybms. It has been the catalyst to my success.
8) Would you like to give any tips to your juniors so that they can prepare for TYBMS in the same way you did?
We all feel that we can study a week before the exams. However, for TYBMS, I would really urge you all to start early. Understand the concepts well and refer many books. Have faith in yourself, and just give your 100%.
9) If you are made the Vice Chancellor of Mumbai University, what changes would you like to initiate in the Indian education system? And even in BMS?
If I were given that opportunity, I would really like to introduce soft skills training as a mandatory part of all graduation courses. I firmly believe that marks doesn’t define who we are, but the way we present ourselves surely does.
Having soft skills training will encourage the students to work on their communication, presentation, body language and various other skills and will give the students the self confidence which most lack these days.
10) Your feedback for BMS.co.in.
Bms.co.in has been a great source for us. Any information regarding BMS can be easily found on the site, and it is really helpful for us students.