Interview with Aayushi Shah, FYBAF Topper 2014, Jai Hind College

Name –Aayushi Shah

College Name – Jai Hind College

Course Name – BAF

Which year – FYBAF

Rank in FY : 2nd

GPA / Percentage: 85.43%


How does it feel to be a Topper of the college in Semester exams?

Ans) BAF was always a dream as I love the subject of accounts. I feel very proud being a topper and it makes me more confident.

Whom will you credit your success to?

Ans) The entire credit goes to My parents.

Did you start preparing from the first day of your FY / SY?

Ans) The first sem is usually not that difficult to start preparing from the first day itself. But I yet started way before the exams to avoid last minute studies.

How did you study for Sem I / Sem III?

Ans) Studying at the end moment for the entire day doesn’t work, one must study a little every day. Practise accounts regularly. Theory subjects can be done orally but must be revised many times before exams.

Which are the easy subjects in Sem I / Sem III?

Ans) Financial accounts, foundation course, Information technology are some of the easy subjects. The other subjects are also not difficult if one does them regularly.

Any special way of writing the answers? Do you write answers in bullet points or in paragraphs?

Ans) Writing big answers won’t get one more marks if the quality of the answers is not good, one must write to the point. I write answers in bullet points.

How do you crack case studies in theory and practical subjects?

Ans) There is no particular way of doing that as it depends on how well you have understood the chapter but reading the entire chapter well before the exams helps a lot in solving the case studies.

Any specific study pattern adopted i.e. timetable / how many hours per subject per day etc.?

Ans) In economics diagrams are not needed but drawing the graphs is a must as it helps one to explain the answers better and helps getting more marks. One must prepare a time table for studying it gives one a goal to attain each day. I believe you cannot achieve success without knowing your goal.

How do you fight against mood swings and distractions during exam preparation?

Ans) Avoiding phones during exams is a must. If one really wants to do well and keeps that in mind he will not face mood swings.

If you are made the Vice Chancellor of Mumbai University, what changes would you like to initiate in Indian education system?

Ans) I would want more practical concepts in every subject as there is a lot of difference between the knowledge one gets from the textbooks and doing the same thing practically. More presentations, group discussions, surveys should be added so that one gets an idea about how things work in the real world.

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) I believe one makes himself. What matters the most is the way one presents himself in the real world. It doesn’t matter if one is from a big college what is important is how much knowledge and experience one has gained while studying in college.

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 even achieving success is not the end of life, by getting a position one doesn’t win. One wins when he grows every time and when he uses his knowledge in helping those students who are weak in different subjects. Wisdom can’t be acquired simply through reading books, knowledge is one thing and wisdom another. Wisdom derives more from mistakes and failures than from success.

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