- Tell us about yourself, your background, why did you join BFM and what do you plan to do after BFM?
Ans 1: Hi, I am Kunj Jain from FYBFM. A middle class brat that curses studies at regular intervals. Firstly, I chose BFM as a degree course because probably that is where my interest lies. Secondly my father deals in various investment avenues and that is where the law of genetics hold true. I am not prepared for my future plans as for now.
- How does it feel to be a Topper of the college in Semester exams?
Ans 2: Ever been ugly and popular at the same time? It feels the same.
- Whom will you credit your success to?
Ans 3: I was clueless until I attended the lectures regularly. So basically the credit goes to the faculty of FYBFM.
- Did you start preparing from the first day of your FY / SY?
Ans 4: I am the last minute kind of a person. Studying on the day just before the exam is a challenge in itself. Mom is always vexed at this act of mine but I somehow manage to score decent. But honestly, I started studying just a week before the exam commenced.
- How did you study for Sem I / Sem III?
Ans 5:No magic wands used. The subjects we had were all practical. We could actually link things with real life examples so it was just a matter of thinking. IT was the most disinteresting subject and the number of people getting a KT in that subject is too damn high.
- Which are the easy subjects in Sem I / Sem III?
Ans 6: Easy subjects? No subject is easy until you wreck your head but the easiest of all was Mathematics.
- Any special way of writing the answers? Do you write answers in bullet points or in paragraphs?
Ans 7: Yes, I love to keep things organized. I write answers in bullet form and try to make the answer paper attractive by making diagrams in it. I make sure the answer paper is not as boring as the question paper.
- How do you crack case studies in theory and practical subjects?
Ans 8: Practical subjects are to be dealt with thinking. Knowing the concept well and a tinge of neatness is what you need.
- Did you draw any diagram in any paper? Is it mandatory? Does it help to get more marks?
Ans 9: Yes, I do make diagrams in the paper because that what makes the paper look more attractive. I have experienced that the diagram are of good importance and help score better.
- Any specific study pattern adopted i.e. timetable / how many hours per subject per day etc.?
Ans 10: No, I cannot follow a timetable. I have tried it before and could not ever work according to it. I started studying a week before the examinations.
- How do you fight against mood swings and distractions during exam preparation?
Ans 11: Firstly, I am not distracted easily. You can’t risk the only day that you have to study in wasting it. Yet I used to refresh myself taking small breaks.
- If you are made the Vice Chancellor of Mumbai University, what changes would you like to initiate in Indian education system?
Ans 12: I think the education system is better than what it would be under my rule. Subjects should be practical enough so that they are of some importance.
- 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 13: No student is incapable. They must believe in themselves. Schools and colleges is not what matters, what matters is the amount of knowledge the child possess. I don’t think the medium should be a line of distinction as far as the students of that medium have the capability.
- 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 / BBI / BMS / BFM / BMM / BBA students?
Ans 14: The only message to the upcoming BFM students is to be regular with their work. Procrastinating stuffs never work. I learnt that if I had studied a bit earlier I would have not struggled at the last moment. I had to stay awake late night to complete the portion.
Thanks on behalf of the readers, we wish you the best for all your future endeavors.
INTERVIEW TAKEN BY VANITA GODWANI, JAI HIND COLLEGE