Rigorous schedule is the toughest area to handle once you get into XLRI

 | October 12,2010 06:28 pm IST

 Swati Nilesh Ghaisas, GMP (batch 2011) student feels that, faculty support is the best feature of XLRI, as Professors are very approachable and helpful. Swati tries to put some light on life at XLRI.

Q. Were you able to get the school of your choice or did you compromise and opted for the best option that was open/available to you?
I applied to only 3 schools of my choice after a lot of research. Each school had its own strengths and weaknesses, so didn’t really have to compromise.


Q. Did work experience help in getting the choice of your school and also in dealing with the curriculum?
Work experience helped me in getting admission as well it helps me many time during the course. There are many things which become really simple as I can relate them to my professional life.


Q. After joining the school, did you ever wish that you should have known certain more things about the school before you became part of it? What are these?
Yes… Because once you are on the other side (inside) you get to see everything very closely.


Q. What is the toughest area to handle in your studies?
Rigorous schedule


Q. Which one is your best subject?
Strategy and Organization Behavior


Q. Is there stress level during studies?
Yes, very high. The schedule is generally very demanding but the peer group acts as an excellent support system.


Q. Who is the best faculty at your B-school?
To name one would be absolute injustice. They are all great in their fields.


Q. What’s the best and most admirable feature of your institute?
Faculty support – Professors are very approachable and helpful.


Q. Scope of development in your existing curriculum.
The curriculum is well designed but there is surely scope for improvement. We have a feedback system which is used to fine-tune the syllabus from time to time.

Q. Getting into and sailing through a B-school is easier for a Science graduate than for someone from Humanities background. Your comments, please.
I do not agree to this. Analytical skills (not quantitative skills) and thought process makes more difference.


Q. Tips for those who wish to do MBA from your school.
It's a great school but you should be clear about what you are looking at. If you have right reasons to join XLRI you will be able to extract the maximum from the course.