Interview with Krishna Mehta, TYBFM Topper 2014-15, Nagindas Khandwala College

Rank – 1st

Percentage – 84.85%

1) Tell us about yourself?

1) I completed my schooling from Children’s Academy School, Kandivali East and cleared my SSC exams with distinction. I chose to pursue BFM because financial markets have always interested me. Moreover this is a course that will make me well verse with theory as well as practical knowledge. I am currently also appearing for CS Final exams and i further wish to do Masters in Finance.


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

2) It feels ecstatic to top the college. It feels really nice to meet your teachers and mentors expectations.


3) Whom will you credit your success to? 

3) I credit my success to each and everyone who have motivated me and have had faith in me including my parents, teachers and friends.


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

4) To be specific, I actually planned my studies meticulously devoting each and every subject specific time from the very beginning of Sem V.


5) How did you study for Sem V? 

5) I followed a routine of studying 4 hours a day focusing on 2 subjects a day.


6) Which are the easy subjects in Sem V?

6) According to me insurance and portfolio management were quite easy.


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

7) I prefer writing paper point wise.


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

8) There is no particular way to crack case studies. Case studies are a mere reflection of the concepts hidden in the subject. So to crack them, one must be thorough with all the concepts in the study material.


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

9) Diagrams where ever required I use to draw and attractive diagrams do fetch marks.


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

11) Mood swings and distractions are bound to happen during exams.Each and every student faces it.I fought them by listening to soothing music and taking brisk walks early mornings to calm my mind.


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

12)Mumbai university is one of the top universities in our country. I truly respect the Indian education system. However, if given a chance to be the Vice Chancellor of Mumbai university, I would introduce elective subjects which would have an open book test. This will allow students to concentrate on demonstrating their ability to understand and apply the resource material to the question.

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?

13) Colleges definitely have an impact on a student. And i totally give credit to my Alma mater for my success. However personally believe that key to success is perseverance and hard work. Just do your best and God will do the rest.


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

14) I would like to answer this by quoting, “Desire changes nothing, Decision changes something but Determination changes everything”. If you are determined to succeed, no one can stop you. ALL THE BEST


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