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IIMC PGPEX – Admitted!

December 9, 2008

I’m in a much calmer disposition now than I was yesterday evening. Reason being that its finally begun to sink in that I’ve received an admit from IIM C’s PGPEX one year program!  I got dinged in the first list, then probably a few blessed souls decided to give it up, all conspiring to make way for ahembeea!!

It wasn’t even something that I was waiting for, or expecting. Came to know yesterday evening that a second list was up, entered my details, and lo ! My very first admit 🙂 Damn, it certainly feels great!

Somehow I knew the story wasn’t over. Had written a draft on my interview experience and wanted to post it after the results. Now’s a good time to post that here –


21st September, 2008 – 12:30 PM – Venue – IIM C

I had my PGPEX interview at the IIMC campus today. It lasted all of 15 minutes, whereas everyone before me had an at least 30 minutes’ interview.

The panel had 3 professors, A – middle-age,homely, B – senior,serious, C – young to mid age,friendly.

A asked for my file, B was reading my essays, C began – tell me about yourself. I spoke for a minute, and then asked him if he wanted to know anything specific.
C – Just describe yourself.
B – Tell us about your job description again.
C – you mentioned values. Please tell us about your values.
B – Do you smoke ? Are you aware of the health hazards? Then don’t you have a problem working for a tobacco client.
C – Since you are IT enabling them, you are making them more profitable.
I stood my ground and said that I am working for my organization and not directly working for this client.
B – Tell us about your hobbies.
B – Tell us what is a classic.
C – Tell us about problems you faced in the unusual incident.
C – Why would you spend so much and make things uncertain for them.
A – would you go for family accomodation ?

Thats it. I asked a couple of questions at the end. Can’t predict anything from this interview. I’ll post this once the results are out.


Having resigned myself to the thought that I would now certainly have to leave India for my MBA, this comes as a welcome relief!

The game changes from here. My motivation for an MBA from my other school choices is still very strong, so would like to see how the tale unfolds. I’m definitely not going to apply to any more schools, so its a pleasure to realize that my MBA application process has finally ended :-).

And yes. I hadn’t thought I would be visibly so contained in my excitement as I have been since yday.  Wasn’t this what I have been waiting for all along? Its a great feeling.

Plus things can only get better from here. Watch this space.

26 Comments leave one →
  1. December 9, 2008 9:29 am

    Congrats! I knew the good time was around for you!

  2. December 9, 2008 9:33 am


  3. December 9, 2008 10:01 am

    Congrats! I hope it is the first of several for you — and hope my admits are coming soon as well. 😉


  4. HappyLibran permalink
    December 9, 2008 10:25 am

    woooow!!! congrats!!

    I hope IIMA did the same thing to me, but I guess not.

    Enjoy your admit!

  5. December 9, 2008 10:46 am

    Holy schmollly!!! Never knew such stuff happens too, getting an admit through the waitlist! I know the waitlist concept is prevalent, but never seen someone actually get through. Congrats man, looks like you are all set now.

  6. anon permalink
    December 9, 2008 11:53 am

    Congratulations. IIM is such a great school.

  7. Gaurav permalink
    December 9, 2008 11:53 am

    Tons of Congratulations Dude!!!! I have been an active, active reader of your blog, and I was shocked about your other results….

  8. December 9, 2008 11:59 am

    Congratulations bro!

    This December has turned out to be one you’ll remember after all 🙂

  9. Soma permalink
    December 9, 2008 12:20 pm

    Awesome news……

    so finally u r entering the hallowed portals of a B-school.

    All the bets for the remaining schools

  10. Sushant permalink
    December 9, 2008 3:13 pm

    Congratulations!!! Its certainly a great feeling to have the application process to an end. I am still dizzy thinking about R2 deadlines 😦

  11. December 9, 2008 4:25 pm

    Amazing news!! I am so happy for u. 🙂
    For anyone intending to be in India in long term, IIM brand is still unbeatable!! Seriously, Gimme IIM A,B or C and I’ll forget abt the rest of the world!! 🙂

    BTW, when u say no more apps, am just curious to know whether Emory made the cut? I mean had you already submitted , when the news came in…

  12. saahil permalink
    December 9, 2008 5:08 pm

    lots of congratulations! can imagine the relief. hoping this is just the start of the good times n good news! al the very best!

  13. Vivid permalink
    December 9, 2008 5:35 pm


    hope this is just the beginning of the end.The end of endlessly waiting for a positive result after having done so much.IIM Joka rocks.

  14. December 9, 2008 8:24 pm

    Great work man! Congrats and All the Best for the new beginning!

  15. December 9, 2008 9:37 pm

    Hey, congrats on the admit! Hope that you get good news from your other schools very soon.

  16. December 10, 2008 8:13 am

    Congrats man… well deserved!

  17. December 10, 2008 8:21 am

    hey dude..

    have been followin ur blog for long.. many congratulation for the admit… i m sure.. u will hear the good news from many more.. njoy..

  18. ahembeea permalink*
    December 10, 2008 11:13 am

    Dear all, your support and encouragement means a lot to me. You’ve stood by when the going was tough, and share my excitement when things are so much better now. Thanks for your kind words. In my frustration I had almost decided to make a post a day until I received an admit, so you now stand saved from that torture!

    Mission – yes, Emory did make the cut :-), and I got to know immediately after I had spent another 1000 bucks in mailing my transcript to them!

  19. December 11, 2008 8:07 am

    Congrats dude….Finally I am happy that someone who had originally decided to close their gates and turn off the lights on you decided to re-open them for you and ignite that light again…very happy for you…you have now conquered…Yes things will only get BETTER from HERE…so good luck with everything else on the way..and go on to do greater things in life…my heartiest congrats again…:) and Good luck to everyone else who is still waiting (including me)…

  20. incarnated permalink
    December 13, 2008 12:13 am

    OMG….. BIG Congrattttssss……. You Got into the desi Wharton…. lol…. (Y do good news only trickle in when I’m outta town??)…… paint the town pink…….. Party like a rockstar……. Njoi….

  21. ahembeea permalink*
    December 15, 2008 6:11 pm

    Suntaurian, Incarnated – a BIG thanks!

  22. December 16, 2008 2:32 am

    Congrats.. 🙂

  23. January 3, 2009 8:05 am

    Apart from Finance, IIM Cal is known for its rich diversity and culture. Hearty Congratulations and wish you a very Happy New Year. 🙂

  24. ahembeea permalink*
    January 3, 2009 9:03 am

    Dagny – thx and a very HNY to you as well.


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