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CAT, XAT, CMAT, CET Expert - Answered on Apr 09, 2024

Patrick Dsouza is the founder of Patrick100.
Along with his wife, Rochelle, he trains students for competitive management entrance exams such as the Common Admission Test, the Xavier Aptitude Test, Common Management Admission Test and the Common Entrance Test.
They also train students for group discussions and interviews.
Patrick has scored in the 100 percentile six times in CAT. He achieved the first rank in XAT twice, in CET thrice and once in the Narsee Monjee Management Aptitude Test.
Apart from coaching students for MBA exams, Patrick and Rochelle have trained aspirants from the IIMs, the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies and the S P Jain Institute of Management Studies and Research for campus placements.
Patrick has been a panellist on the group discussion and panel interview rounds for some of the top management colleges in Mumbai.
He has graduated in mechanical engineering from the Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad. He has completed his masters in management from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.... more
Asked by Anonymous - Apr 09, 2024Hindi

After completing B Tech (ECE) in 2020, my daughter has presently having 3.5 year+ professional experience as iOS Software developer. She couldn't appear in CAT, etc. exams due to some unavoidable circumstances. She now wants to pursue her career as a techno-manager, rather than a hard core coding person. She has recently applied for offline 1-2 year Management courses for 3-year + professional experience candidates. She had applied as well as been selected for many online PG courses, e.g. IIM-Amritsar, XLRI, etc. but she is looking forward only for offline campus which has campus placement after the course. Presently, she has been selected for PGPM 2024-25 course (offline, 1-year) at Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon Campus, which is commencing in May 2024. She is keen to join Chennai campus and reluctant to join Gurgaon campus. Kindly suggest that is it good course/campus? What other similar courses to apply? Regards.

Ans: Great Lakes is an decent option with regards to 1 year MBA for students with 2+ years work ex. Their Chennai Campus is the first campus and subsequently they started the Gurgaon Campus. Their placements in the IT space atleast in the Chennai campus has been good. I believe that it will be the same in Gurgaon campus.

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Hello Everyone, I am a working professional completed my graduation in Commerce (Mumbai University full time) and Post Graduate diploma in IT in distance learning mode. Total 16 years of experience, working onsite in middle east. Planning to pursue further study from IIM Kashipur Post Graduate certification online. Just need your guidance, is it really benefit and helpful in getting boost my career by doing online PG certfification from IIM.
Ans: An online Post Graduate Certification from IIM Kashipur could indeed enhance your career by providing learning, networking, and credibility. However, the real impact depends on how you leverage the knowledge gained and the connections made, as well as the value the certification holds in your specific job market. It's essential to evaluate your personal and professional goals and how this certification aligns with them before making the decision.

There are factors to consider:

1. Evaluate the cost of the program against the potential benefits it will offer in your career. Assess if the investment aligns with your career goals and the value the certification can add.

2. Ensure the curriculum and focus of the program align with your career objectives and will be directly applicable to your current or desired role.

3. Consider the recognition and value an IIM Kashipur certification holds in the Middle East job market.

4. Balancing work, personal life, and study can be demanding. Assess if you can manage these commitments effectively.

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