2 Sep


Importance of Inter-Personal Skills


Ronak Singh (Rocky) & Sumitra completed their graduation from one of the prestigious colleges of Delhi University. Both were very good at coordinating with people. They got a chance to interact with each other in one of the events organized by the cultural committee of their college, where both worked as organizing secretaries. They were not so close during their college times, but both share one common goal, i.e., to pursue their higher studies in management (MBA). Rocky has well-networked and was a connected guy in the college. He had good contacts with his seniors who took management courses in different state Universities of Delhi. His relationship with seniors helped him to know about the deadline of admission forms of various Universities. He appeared in Common Admission Test (CAT) and qualified with a fair percentile.

On the other hand, Sumitra was a reserved girl who did not easily open up with everyone. She had few friends, but they do not want to pursue an MBA program. Therefore, in the situation of unawareness, she missed the deadline and could not fill the form of CAT.

Rocky and Sumitra want to pursue their MBA course from Top MBA colleges in India, but their search was limited to Delhi due to the Covid outbreak. Even their parents were not allowing them to leave home town in this time of uncertainty. Sumitra was upset and feared missing one precious year due to ignorance; her father said, “Sumitra, you may not get admission in the MBA program as you missed CAT & CMAT.” She could not be able to decide what to do and whom she should contact for help. While scrolling through the contact list on her mobile phone, she saw Rocky’s number exchanged during the cultural committee event. She remembered the conversation between Rocky and Tina where he was telling her that an MBA is the best degree for him, and he wants to become a marketing manager in one of the top MNCs. She immediately dialed his number and sought his help. Rocky told her that the admission form of GGSIP University is out, and she can fill the form.

The procedure is effortless; the admission process in the university took place on a sequential basis. The first round of counseling is conducted based on the overall percentile of the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2020, which IIM conducts. The First preference is always given to the CAT candidates. Rocky told Sumitra that he would be participating in the counseling based on his CAT score. He further assured her that this is not the end. If the seats remain vacant, the counseling will continue, and second preference will be given to the candidates who appeared for CMAT 2021. Sumitra’s anxiety started mounting as she had neither appeared for CAT nor CMAT. Rocky understood her situation and smiled. It seems that he wants to say that do not worry, we have a chance. He said, “not only this, but University also conducts its Common Entrance Test (CET) if seats remain vacant after CAT & CMAT round of counseling.” Sumitra has become curious to know about the admission procedure through CET as she found the answer to her problem. She knew that qualifying in the entrance exam is not a problem for her as she was a meritorious student throughout.

Further, Rocky told her that applications for admission are invited only through online mode; the application form is available at the university website. Based on the rank and preference we fill, colleges are allotted to the student. Later, if candidates are not satisfied with the allotted college, they can still apply for up-gradation by paying the requisite fee.

After the final allotment of the college, the student has to report physically to the allotted affiliated institute and submit the remaining fees at the college counter after verification of the essential document required for admission.

It seems that Sumitra’s dream has come true as her way to admission is clear now. She was delighted and thanked Rocky for his help. Fortunately, both got the same college through counseling and are good friends now.

Mr. Sunil Kumar
Assistant Professor, RDIAS

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