Name –Aayush Bhansali
College Name – Jai Hind College
Course Name – BAF
Which year – FY
Rank in FY / SY : 1st Rank
GPA / Percentage: GPA=7 / 86%
- Tell us about yourself, your background, why did you join BAF and what do you plan to do after BAF?
ANS) I am a commerce student and I passed my HSC examination with 89%. I have a special interest in accounting content and that was my reason for joining BAF as it would help me to pursue and further my interest in field of accounts. I am planning to give CAT entrance after graduating with a BAF degree to get into one of the best MBA colleges in India.
- How does it feel to be a Topper of the college in Semester exams?
ANS) It feels really good to be the topper in the first semester exam of BAF and it will keep me inspired and motivated for the next semester as I try to maintain the same academic score and grade in the next semesters as well.
- Whom will you credit your success to?
ANS) My rank in this semester is mainly credited to the teaching staff of our college. I only attended lectures in my college and that helped me the most as the teachers helped in each and every way and helped us in understanding each concept and subject without getting bored of it.
- Did you start preparing from the first day of your FY / SY?
ANS) Well, not from the 1st day as the first few days took me to gel up with the class and get adapted to the new college life. But I started studying a month before the semester exam with the daily lecture studies.
- How did you study for Sem I / Sem III?
ANS) I used to attend regularly and as BAF has major accounting subjects, I practised all the sums taught in the lecture daily. As BAF involves more of accounts I would like to advise students to pay attention in lectures as it helps to understand the concepts and practising at home can be much easier.
- Which are the easy subjects in Sem I / Sem III?
ANS) I found Financial Accounting (FA) and Information Technology (IT) easier as compared to other subjects.
- Any special way of writing the answers? Do you write answers in bullet points or in paragraphs?
ANS) No special way of writing the answers but highlighting the important facts or points is a help and yes I write the answers in bullet points as it helps to imply the importance of each point.
- How do you crack case studies in theory and practical subjects?
ANS) Case studies can only be cracked if we have an understanding of various concepts involved and that can only be possible by attending lectures regularly and with some reference of textbooks and illustrations.
- Did you draw any diagram in any paper? Is it mandatory? Does it help to get more marks?
ANS)In Economics graphs are mandatory, but in other subjects there are no diagrams as such as in BAF we have more of accounting problems. In Economics diagrams surely help to get more marks as it simplifies the concept which is to be explained.
- Any specific study pattern adopted i.e. timetable / how many hours per subject per day etc.?
ANS)Yes, before one month of exam, I made a timetable of subjects to be completed or the chapters to be completed by me every day till the day of exams and hours depended on the portion to be completed for each day.
- How do you fight against mood swings and distractions during exam preparation?
ANS) There are a lot of distractions like television, iPad etc. But I had kept breaks like playing any sport, going for a jog etc during my exam preparation so that I could remain fresh and dint get distracted and could concentrate properly.
- If you are made the Vice Chancellor of Mumbai University, what changes would you like to initiate in Indian education system?
ANS) Overall the Indian education system is very good for the students and is considered to be one of the best overall. One change that I would like to initiate in the Indian education system is practical application of the knowledge attained. There should be practise with learning to get the best results from the students.
- Many students prepare sincerely but constantly live under fear that they are not from big college / not from English medium and eventually lose confidence. What message would you like to these students?
ANS) The only message to them is that the knowledge and its application is important. The college and the language is no barrier to what you can achieve through your sincere efforts and focus on your goals.
- Through this struggle and success, what have you learned? What is the wisdom of life and competition? What is your message to the upcoming BAF students?
ANS) I have learned that nothing comes for free in life. Everything that one needs in life can be attained through pure determination and the readiness to learn new things at any point of time. Competition is the best way to go ahead and achieve what one wants, only if taken positively and learning from the experience of oneself and others.
My message to the upcoming students is that involve yourself in the course like its your own and you will do wonders and achieve beyond imagination.
- Your feedback for BAF.co.in?
ANS) It is a very good medium to keep the students connected and get feedback from every student and make them feel all their views are important and considered for improvement.
Thanks on behalf of the readers, we wish you the best for all your future endeavors.
INTERVIEW TAKEN BY VANITA GODWANI, JAI HIND COLLEGE