Interview with Ria Joneja, TYBFM Sem 5 Topper 2014-15 (1st Rankholder In MU), Jai Hind College

Name –Ria Joneja

College Name – Jai Hind

Course Name – BFM

Rank in TY Sem V : 1st in MU

GPA / Percentage: 7.0, 86%

1) Tell us about yourself?

I joined BFM because I wanted to further my knowledge in the financial markets and be able to make informed investment decisions. I plan to work for a few years before pursuing my further studies.


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

You feel all your efforts have paid off and it’s honestly a huge achievement. It’s a real privilege to be recognized.


3) Whom will you credit your success to?

I believe my constant hard work has made me successful. This would not have been possible without the support of especially my parents, family and teachers.


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



5) How did you study for Sem V?

I gave equal weightage to all subjects and systematically learnt important questions for each subject.


6) Which are the easy subjects in Sem V?

Insurance fund management and derivatives were subjects I found  easy


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

Answers must be neat. I wrote in both paragraphs and points depending on the question


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

You have to understand the concept and know all relevant formulas


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

No it is not mandatory as most questions are theoretical


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

I studied when I felt I could retain enough. You cannot bind yourself to a fixed schedule


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

Take occasional breaks and do things you like


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 introduce more practicality in subjects. Speaking in terms of BFM real time trading and understanding of fundamentals and technical.


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?

Believe in our abilities, your background doesn’t define how successful you will be


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

Try attending lectures as many industry professionals offer valuable insights into key topics.

Stay up to date with current markets and study regularly to keep abreast with your curriculum.



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