Interview with Aishwarya S. Raje, TYBFM Topper 2014-15, Joshi-Bedekar College

Name – Aishwarya S. Raje

College Name – Joshi-Bedekar College of Arts & Commerce

Course Name –  BFM

Rank in TY Sem V : 1

GPA / Percentage: 74.14%

How does it feel to be a Topper of the college in TY Sem V exams?

I am happy that I have made my parents proud.

Whom will you credit your success to?

My teachers, friends and most importantly my parents. They all have contributed tremendously to my success.


Did you start preparing from the first day of your TY Sem V?


How did you study for Sem V?

I did not follow any particular pattern as such. But yes sitting for lectures helps a lot in understanding the subject.

Which are the easy subjects in Sem V?

I found Forex and Derivatives quite easy. I know that they are considered the most difficult subjects of all but if you sit for lectures and understand the subjects well they are very easy.

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

Writing in point format helps a lot especially for people with barely legible handwriting.

Like ME 🙂

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

With lots and lots of practice. It always better to understand the logic behind each sum.


Did you draw any diagram in any paper? Is it mandatory? Does it help to get more marks?

It helps if you list the points which you are covering in a flow chart before explaining the points. I don’t know if it helps you to get marks but it sure helps you to convey the message that you have come prepared.

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

Not really.

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

No mood swings for me. And my parents help me fight distractions.

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

For starters I would just like to change the syllabus of BFM course. We seem to be learning the same thing form Sem I to Sem VI.

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?

The fact that you are not from big college does not matter at all. At the end of the day your talent and dedication is all that matters. But yes your language skills are important and it is not too difficult to brush up those.

  Through this struggle and success, what have you learned? What is the wisdom of life and competition?

Your grades and marks are important. But more than that, your understanding of the subject is what matters.



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