Interview with Jenny Rose Kunnappally, TYBFM Sem 5 Topper 2014-15, Pillai’s College

Name – Jenny Rose KunnappallyCollege Name – Pillai’s College of Arts,Commerce and Science. New Panvel

Course Name – BFM

Rank in TY Sem V : A

GPA / Percentage: 6.86

1) Tell us about yourself?
I chose BFM because it had interesting subjects and was different from the other sections after BFM I might work for couple of years and complete doing my CA.

2) How does it feel to be a Topper of the college in TY Sem V exams?
I was very happy and hope  to excel in the future too.

3) Whom will you credit your success to?
My younger brother because he’s my driving force to success he’s always there giving me advice telling me about new courses and subjects.

4) Did you start preparing from the first day of your TY Sem V?
YES, I used to go to our college library every single day at 7:30 till 12:00 right before our lectures, regularly. Understand each and every topics what mam thought us the day before refer books make notes and simplify it to make it easy to study during exams.

5) How did you study for Sem V?
Write all the notes that mam gives or marks in the text book learn every answer in points remember key points in every answer.

6) Which are the easy subjects in Sem V?
In BFM Sem V Derivatives Market and Forex were my favourite subjects.

7) Any special way of writing the answers? Do you write answers in bullet points or in paragraphs?
My every answer was on a new page and answer were to the point not too big and not too small. I write my answers in points as it is easy to remember and write as well as easy for the examiner to check it too.

8) How do you crack case studies in theory and practical subjects?
Once you understand the gist of it is very simple to find the solution and every answer should be logical and practical.

9) Did you draw any diagram in any paper? Is it mandatory? Does it help to get more marks?
Diagrams are a time saver it is easy to remember and helps you to get more marks too as it covers whatever is there is an answer but it’s not mandatory.

10)Any specific study pattern adopted i.e. timetable / how many hours per subject per day etc.?
My studying pattern is only studying in the morning from 3am in the morning to 6am n then in college 7:30am to 12:00pm.

11) How do you fight against mood swings and distractions during exam preparation?
I love studying so I don’t have much of a mood swing I love studying and can study anywhere and everywhere and at whatever time. If your focused nothing can distract you all you need is concentration and for concentration play chess.

12) If you are made the Vice Chancellor of Mumbai University, what changes would you like to initiate in Indian education system?
I would like to make the Indian Education System more advanced in terms of the syllabus and topics in the subjects and make it interesting for the students to learn.

13) 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?
It’s not about the college it’s about what your potential is how you can put yourself forward in front of people. I was from St. Andrews, Bandra west and then came to Pillai College it was a huge change. Be confident and determined that is what I have to say.

  14) Through this struggle and success, what have you learned? What is the wisdom of life and competition?
The most important thing I have learnt is that never over burden yourself always enjoy what your learning and if you still can’t manage take a deep breath and start fresh.

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