List of B Schools whose forms are still available for admission for MBA 2012-2014

Below is the list of B-Schools whose forms are still available for admission in 2012 and could be filled in by aspirants who are planning to join MBA this year:
Note: Last Date for Submission of DTU-DSM 2012-14 Admission Form extended to 15th Feb '12
Download MBA DSM 2012-2014 Admission Form and all details about DSM

B-Schools whose last date for admission for the year 2012 is not yet over(Last Updated on 30th Jan 2012

Name of the B School
Last date of sale
Last date of Submission
Cost of the form
Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research
Rs 1500/-
Institute of Financial Management & Research
Rs 1200/-
Rs 1000/-
T A Pai Management Institute
Rs 1500/-
Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies
Rs 400/-
Loyola Institute of Business Administration
Rs 1000/-
Indian School of Mines
Rs 1500/-
Indian Institute of Finance
Rs 1250/-
Institute of Public Enterprise
Rs 750/-
Jaipuria Institute of   Management
Rs 1000/-
International School of Business & Media
Rs 1200/-
Birla Institute of Management Technology
Greater Noida
Rs 1800/-
SDM Institute of Management Development
Rs 1000/-
International School of Management Excellence
Rs 200/-
Institute of Technology & Management
Navi Mumbai
Rs 200/-
Indus Business Academy
Rs 1000/-
Xavier Institute of Management & Enterpreneurship
Rs 1000/-
New Delhi Institute of Management
New Delhi
Rs 1000/-
Amrita School of Business
Rs 1000/-
Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management
Rs 1000/-
School of Communication and  Management studies
Rs 950/-
Master School of Management
Rs 250/-

List of B School whose Application forms still available for admission in year 2012
List of B School whose Admission forms still available for admission 2012

Recent Scams in India - Know the facts for GD/PI

In last few year India has witnessed a large number of scams where public money has been looted by the politicians and  bureaucrats. Year 2011 also witnessed strong resentment among people of India against corruption leading to strong nationwide protests against corruption. 
Before getting into the list of scam which rocked the nation in last few years below points are worth noting from GD/PI perspective:
  • Scams adversely impacts the economy of any nation and too many scams could  result in major economic decline . 
  • Involvement of  Government ministers in these scams, clearly depicts a sad picture of  the democracy. It also portrays loss of credibility with regard to governance. 
  • In India the working class has to pay a huge part of their salary as Income Tax to Government for the development and betterment of the country. Such scams results in strong resentment among the tax payers when they realize that there are hard earned contribution has been looted in scams. 
  • The Government's failure to keep a tab on inflation (rising prices) could well be attributed to these scams. 
  • Scam results in lack of trust among people and different institutions. It also puts emotional and psychological burdens placed on the fraud victims (tax payers)
  • Scams damages the economic outlook of a nation resulting in loss of FIIs(Foreign Institutional Investment) & FDIs(Foreign direct investment )
  • Biggest impact of corruption on business is its tendency to skew level playing field and attract organizations with lesser capability to execute projects. This creates inefficiencies in the system and hence increases the cost of operations.
Below is the list of Recent & popular scams in India which one should be knowing about before going for GD/PI. To learn facts associated with each of these scams click on the titles below:

Also Read:

=>   GD Guidelines-Group Discussion Topics 2012

=> Evaluation Criteria in Group Discussion-Skills Assessed during GD

Other Popular Scams-NRHM, Stamp paper, Satyam Scam-Know the facts for GD/PI

The scam involves systematic loot of over Rs 3,700 crore of central health funds in Uttar Pradesh over the past six years (2005-2011). Many people, including Rahul Gandhi, had spoken of the NRHM bungle, but the size of the scam indicates that not only were officials at the level of CMO and above involved, but also this could not have been carried out without the knowledge and support of their masters.

Satyam scam
The Satyam Computer Services scandal was publicly announced on 7 January 2009, when Chairman Ramalinga Raju confessed that Satyam's accounts had been falsified.
The scam at Satyam Computer Services is something that will shatter the peace and tranquility of Indian investors and shareholder community beyond repair. Satyam is the biggest fraud in the corporate history to the tune of Rs. 14000 crore.
The company’s disgraced former chairman Ramalinga Raju kept everyone in the dark for a decade by fudging the books of accounts for several years and inflating revenues and profit figures of Satyam. Finally, the company was taken over by the Tech Mahindra which has done wonderfully well to revive the brand Satyam.

Stamp paper scam or the Telgi scam
What is Stamp paper scam or the Telgi scam?
Stamp paper scam or the Telgi scam involved printing duplicate stamp papers and selling them to banks and other institutions. The tentacles of the fake stamp and stamp paper case had penetrated 12 states and was estimated at a whooping Rs. 20000 crore plus. The Telgi clearly had a lot of support from government departments that were responsible for the production and sale of high security stamps.

How did Stamp paper scam or the Telgi scam happen?
Telgi started printing fake stamp paper. He appointed 300 people as agents who sold the fakes to bulk purchasers, including banks, FIs, insurance companies, and share-broking firms. His monthly profits have been estimated as being in the neighborhood of Rs 202 crore (slightly more than US $40 million).

When did Stamp paper scam or the Telgi scam happen
Telgi scam, has penetrated 12 states between 1992 and 2002. It was brought to notice in 2003

Who are involved in Stamp paper scam or the Telgi scam happen?
Main Accuse: Abdul Karim Telgi 
Politicians involved
Sharad Pawar as revealed by Abdul Karim Telgi during narcoanalysis
Chaggan Bhujbal
R S Sharma the Mumbai police Commissioner
Jaisimha the Superindent of Central prison, Karnataka

<< Read major Recent Scams for GD/PI

Adarsh Housing Society Scam-Know the facts for GD/PI

What is Adarsh Housing Society Scam?
The Adarsh Housing Society is a cooperative society in the city of Mumbai in India. Adarsh Housing Society in Colaba (Mumbai), was originally meant to be a six-storey structure to house Kargil war heroes and widows, got converted into a 31-storey and allotted to bureaucrats, top defence officers, a former environment minister and legislators.
The scandal over the allotment of flats in the Adarsh housing society in Mumbai, originally meant for families of Kargil war heroes, exposes the rank corruption that exists at the heart of our political system
Questions were raised on the manner in which apartments in the building were allocated to bureaucrats, politicians and army personnel who had nothing to do with Kargil War.

How Much money involved in Adarsh Housing Society Scam?
The total value of the scam is not known yet. According to the market rate in the Colaba area in year 2010, an average two-to three-bedroom-hall-kitchen (BHK) flat in Adarsh society could cost between Rs 6 crore and Rs 8.5 crore. However, members of the society paid Rs 60-85 lakh for each flat.
When did Adarsh Housing Society Scam happen?
In 2010, the Indian media brought to public the alleged violations of rules at various phases of construction in the Adarsh Society.

Who are involved in Adarsh Housing Society Scam?
Players in this scam were bureaucrats, politicians. For a change it included men from the armed forces too. 
Politicians Involved:
Asok Chavan, Chief minister of Maharashtra: His relative Seema Vinod Sharma; mother in law Bhagwati Manoharlal Sharma; relative Madanlal Milkiram Sharma owns flats in Adarsh
Kanhaiyalal Gidwani, Congress Member of Legislature, Maharasthra: He along with his sons Kailash K Gidwani and Amit K Gidwani owns flats in Adarsh. Also a relative Kavita S Godbole owns a flat.
Jitendra S Awhad, Nationalist Congress Party Member of Laegislature, Maharashtra: Owns flat
Pradeep Vyas, Mumbai district collector: His wife Seema Vyas owns a flat
PV Deshmukh, Secretary in Urban Development department: Owns a flat
Armed forces
Lieutenant General NC Vij, former Chief of Indian army staff
General Deepak Kapoor, Chief of Indian army staff

Whistleblowers/ Law enforcers
Medha Patkar
RTI activists

<< Read Other Recent Scams for GD/PI

ISRO spectrum allocation scam-Know the facts for GD/PI

What is ISRO spectrum allocation scam ?
ISRO spectrum allocation scam is out-of-turn allocation of the S-band spectrum by Antrix to Devas without going through a formal bidding process. Devas enjoying the S-band gave the company unlimited leverage in the telecommunication space in terms of high speed mobile communication. It has to be remembered that the auction of just 15 Mhz of similar airwaves for 3G services led to the government gaining a whopping Rs 67,719 crores to its coffers. This is when the freebie deal 70 MHz enjoyed by Devas as part of satellite launch deal with ISRO comes under the scanner for a megre 1000 crore. This happened when industry bigwigs like MTNL and BSNL had to pay Rs. 12,847 crore for 20 Mhz.

How much money is involved in ISRO spectrum allocation scam ?
The CAG reported that this scam causes a revenue loss of Rs. 2,00,000 crore to Government of India exchequer.

When did  ISRO spectrum allocation scam  happen?
In February 2011 in one of the finding by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has blown the lid on a spectrum deal between ISRO-arm Antrix and a private company Devas Multimedia with reference to the usage of the 70 MHz S-band by the private player Devas Multimedia for a period of 20 years. 

Who are involved in   ISRO spectrum allocation scam  ?
ISRO's commercial arm Antrix Corp and Devas Multimedia. ISRO is accused of allocating to Devas 70 MegaHertz of scarce S-band spectrum for a 20-year period.

Whistle blowers/ Law enforcers?
ISRO and the Department of Space have scored many successes and enjoyed a good, clean reputation over the decades. Fortunately, in late 2009 some outraged insiders with the help of media blew the whistle on the secret deal.

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2G Scam India - Know the facts for GD/PI

What is 2G Scam?
The 2G spectrum scandal involved officials in the government of India illegally undercharging mobile telephony companies for frequency allocation licenses, which they would use to create 2G subscriptions for cell phones. 

How Much money involved in 2G Scam?
The shortfall between the money collected and the money which the law mandated to be collected is estimated to be 176,645 crore (US$33.56 billion) by Comptroller and Auditor General of India based on 3G auction prices.

When did 2G Scam happen?
The issuing of licenses occurred in 2008, but the scam came to public notice when the Indian Income Tax Department was investigating political lobbyist Nira Radia.

Who are involved in 2G Scam?
A. Raja – the Minister of Communications and Information Technology who sold the licenses
M. K. Kanimozhi – Rajya Sabha MP
P. Chidambaram – The Then Minister of Finance and current Minister of Home Affairs 

Whistle blowers/ Law enforcers?
Much of the credit of bringing this whole scam into the public light (by pursuing it in the court of law) goes to Subramanian Swamy who is the chief petitioner for this case in the court of law.

<< Read Other Recent Scams for GD/PI

Commonwealth Games Scam-Know the facts for GD/PI

What is Commonwealth Games Scam?
The Commonwealth games scam as it is known involved large scale misappropriation of money during the preparatory phase and conduct of the 2010 Commonwealth games held in New Delhi. The various contracts were manipulated by Kalmadi and team and allegedly misappropriated huge amounts in the process.

How Much money was involved in Commonwealth Games Scam?
The total value of the scam is estimated to be 70,000 crore.

When did Commonwealth Games Scam happen?
in 2010 number of concerns and controversies surfaced before the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India

Who are involved in Commonwealth Games Scam?
Suresh kalmadi, the Congress party representative to 15 LokSabha from the Pune constituency. He was the Chairman of the Organising Committee of the Delhi Commonwealth games.
Sheila Dikshit, Chief minister of Delhi:

Whistleblowers/ Law enforcers for Commonwealth Games Scam
The scam was unearthed by CAG even before the conduct of the games. Presently the scam is being probed by the CBI.

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GD Guidelines-Group Discussion Topics 2014

Group Discussion still plays an important role in the admission process for most of the MBA colleges. Apart from being able to communicate fluently what matters the most is the thoughts which you put in your speech. 

GD Guidelines:
Below are tips for participating in a Group Discussion:
  • Maintain eye contact while you are speaking to the group.
  • Don't try to look towards examiners or judges.
  • Show genuine interest in the discussion by being involved throughout the GD.
  • Try to moderate the group if discussion is going out of hand.
  • Allow other participants to speak.
  • Try to be first or second speaker in your GD.
  • Be a good listener and speak clearly.

Group Discussion Topics for MBA Colleges
  • Scam ridden Indian Economy 
  • Should content on Social Networking Websites be restricted?
  • How should common man Deal with High Oil Prices?
  • How should common man Deal with inflation, rising prices and fixed salary?
  • Mistry named as Ratan Tata’s successor
  • Stock Market Crash – Sub Prime Crisis in US
  • In India more money is spent in Advertising than on Quailty of the Product
  • Weakening rupee
  • World economy and oil prices
  • Will Euro revive itself
  • Should content on Social Networking Websites be restricted?
  • Sensex is the measure of Indian economy.
  • International organizations are rendering equal opportunities for development of all nations.
  • Is FDI in retail good or bad for India?
  • Performance of our Parliament is worth criticizing.
  • Social network: Good or bad?
  • Is the arm twisting of Govt. by Team Anna a right way?
  • Will the Jan Lokpal bring revolution to the country and eradicate corruption, Should Lokpal bill be passed?
  • Is it right to bring PM under Lokpal?
  • Govt. Lokpal vs Jan Lokpal?
  • Recession 2011- Effects on India
  • Too many recent scams in India exposes a dangerously compromised political class.
Also Read:

·   Evaluation Criteria in Group Discussion-Skills Assessed during GD

·   Overview of Recent Scams in India - Know the facts for GD/PI

Evaluation Criteria in Group Discussion-Skills Assessed during GD

Group Discussion still plays an important role in the admission process for many MBA colleges. Apart from being able to communicate fluently what matters the most is the thoughts which you put in your speech. One would be surprised to know that there are multiple skills which are assessed during a GD by the judges. 
Below are skills assessed during a group discussion:

Leadership skills:
Leadership is one of the key skill on which candidates are assessed during a Group Discussion. Inherent ability to lead a team is desired out of a Manager.
Initiate the group discussion and give proper directions to the discussion.
Intervene and guide the group when the discussion goes off track.
Encouraging all members to participate in the discussion & share their opinion.
Moderate group if discussion gets chaotic.

Communication skills: 
The participating candidates are also assessed in terms of clarity of thought, expression through word and aptness of their language. One should be able to speak without any hesitation and at the same time should not sound harsh.
Hold attention of the group by using simple language.
Explain ideas in precise way with clarity.
Speak fluently and put forward your ideas without hesitation.

Interpersonal skills:
Candidates are also evaluated on their Interpersonal skill such as adaptibility, maturity, co-ordination, interaction with peers. While participating in GD one should give due consideration to other members view point and should not be pushing too hard to make his own point alone be heard. At the same time if a candidate raises an absurd or irrelevant point one should politely reject the point by giving proper reasoning. One should try to coordinate as much as possible with all group members. One should not sound rude or inflexible in accepting good points raised by others.
Keep your cool throughout the Group Discussion.
Do not take things personally even if someone provokes you.
Should understand the goal of discussion and should try to keep the focus on Topic of discussion.

Persuasive skills:
This is very important attribute expected in a Manager doesn't come easily in a candidate. In our daily life also we have seen many people who are not heard much even though have a very good points or idea. Due to their inhibitions they don't speak much once someone tries to counter their point.
To persuade the group to accept the points made by them (only if it is valid and genuine one. Remember you should not be over persuasive as well)
To make people accept your view point without hurting or making fun of any other members.
Persuade the group to analyze the problems from different perspectives and help other member’s ideas to be heard and understood.
Analyze and persuade others to see the problem from multiple perspectives without hurting the group members.

Problem solving skills:
One important aspect of Group Discussion is it is very spontaneous and dynamic in nature. You need to recollect all your thoughts on the fly and present them to the group. Also while other members are speaking you need to be listening carefully because that could trigger an altogether new point in your mind and may give you a chance to speak again. You need to be really involved in the discussion to handle the counter arguments and answer them well while speaking.
Analyze the problem from different angles.
Answer the counter arguments without hurting any group member.
Should be able to think and speak spontaneously.
Resolve difficult situations by proper moderation and reasoning.

Listening & Conceptualizing Ability:
After making one's point heard to the group, one should be attentive and listen carefully when other are speaking. Should try to gather as much ideas and facts being put forward. Assimilate the points raised by others and try to add something new to the discussion. 
At the end a good listener who has good conceptualizing ability could very well summarize the outcomes of discussion in few sentences.

Attitude is another important parameter of most othe Group Discussion. Candidates are expected to:
-have positive attitude, 
-encourage others for participation, 
-not to put someone down during the discussion
-be good listeners when others are speaking
-accepting other view points (if it’s a valid one)
-not showing stubbornness and harshness
-should speak maturely
-should not raise voice unnecessarily
One should handle Group Discussion very maturely and should not raise his voice too much that he sounds harsh. 
Should be supporting for other members and should be easy going. 
Should show keen interest in discussion and be an avid listener.

Reasoning Ability:
Candidates are expected to substantiate the points raised by them through proper reasoning. Just raising a point without able to justify the same during a GD would not help and may result in negative marks as well. Also another member could use the same point and well justify it with reasoning. One should logically be able to think of pros and cons of points made by him and put forward the same to the group.
While bringing up any point be prepared with answers such as:
-What is the point you are raising?  How is it going to help with the problem under discussion? Why you feel so? Give Any Examples?
Say Scams in India, Just saying scams are not good without backing the sentence with any justification is as good as not raising the point. One should say scams are not good because it’s hurting the Indian economy badly and hindering the growth of our Nations. Examples: Foreign institutions are not willing to invest due to scams in country and poor Governance. Also these scams adversely impact the business by attracting organizations with lesser capability to execute projects.

Team Player:
Corporate world is all about working as a team, if the team succeeds everyone in the team succeeds; similarly a failure of team is failure of each members of the team. Candidates participating in GD are also evaluated for their ability to work in a team
Be polite and cordial in your communication.
Accept others viewpoint and encourage each member to put forward their points.
Don't lose your cool if someone counter argues the points which you had raised and accept ideas politely.
Avoid any arguments.
Help the group to achieve its goal on time at the same time fostering participation from each member

General Awareness:
The topics given in Group Discussion are mostly of current affairs; at times any abstract topic is given. If the topic is from current affairs it is expected of the candidate to be aware of the happenings around the world. The idea a candidate put forwards clearly demonstrated his maturity and interests in the current affairs impacting the society, nation or the world.
While speaking on any topic the points which you raise or put forward to group clearly demonstrates your knowledge about the topic, thus defining you as an intellectual who has avid interest in happenings around him.

Also Read:

·   GD Guidelines-Group Discussion Topics

·   Recent Scams in India - Know the facts for GD/PI

Group Discussion Tips - Skills Assessed in GD

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