Interview with Vilol Marathe, FYBFM CR 2014-15, M.L. Dahanukar College

Name –Vilol Marathe

College Name – M.L.Dahanukar College

Course Name – BFM

Which year – FY


Tell us about yourself?

I am Vilol.Marathe. I am 18 years old . I live in Andheri. I am from a family where both my parents work. I selected the BFM because this course is the course which can make me active and financially knowledgeable for my future. And the main reason behind selecting this course is, I love the stock market and I will get to know about it only through this course.


How does it feel to be the Class Representative of the class?

It feels great and proud to be a CR of the class. I have been the CR for 6 long months. My motivation to be a CR was to achieve a leadership platform and would learn to handle and make the people work under various circumstances.


What do you mean by leadership? Tell us about a time / describe a situation when you have proved you have better leadership skills.

According to me leadership is supervising people to achieving the pre-determined objectives and keeping the team happy and getting the best performance out of them. Once our coordinator told me about an internship and she wanted maximum number of people to participate in the interview session. As I announced the situation to the whole class maximum number of students were nervous. And I had the responsibility to make them participate. In order to make them interested, I did a research about the institution who wanted us as interns and noted down the fame and progress of the institution. As the main problem was we were First year students and being the First year students the interviews were new. The next day I went to the class along with a senior student from same course who is an intern at the same company. I displayed my research to the whole class and convinced them that being at first year getting such a job at this very young age is an open goal to score that though a winning goal and I let hat senior guy to tell them about the advantages to all my classmates and this did help them gain a lot of knowledge about the advantages to do an internship. And with this whole setup, 45 students amongst the total 52 students got ready for the internships.


What are the most important values you demonstrate as a leader?

As a leader, he must be responsible for the gains and losses on the behalf of his team. He must not be partial and must divide equal work to his subordinates .He must be cooperative ,calm and friendly and must always see to it that the morale of his team is always risen.


Does a leader need to be motivated? How can leaders maintain themselves to stay motivated?

Yes, a leader needs to be motivated. He can be motivated by good appraisal from faculties and support of the class.


What is the most difficult part of being a leader?

A leader is responsible for the results of his subordinates. And at times if the results are convincible he is blamed and he has is criticised from his subordinates and his superior.


What is your greatest strength and weakness as a leader?

Greatest strength is that he can lessen up the burden of his work by assigning work to his subordinates and take vital individual decisions under pressure. Weakness is he is responsible for the losses and errors done by his subordinates and has to face the criticism from his superior.


According to you, what is BFM all about?

BFM means, Bachelor of Financial Markets. This course helps one to gain the knowledge of the Indian and Global Financial markets.


As a student, what changes would you like to bring in Indian education system?

As a student our education system needs to develop a lot. They must update the syllabus every year which they are not doing. This makes us get the half-past knowledge.


What would you advice someone planning to do BFM?

I would tell that person selecting BFM is a very good decision. The get full benefit of this course he/she must stay in touch by keeping knowledge of current market statistics, business news. And would tell them to read newspaper daily which will help them be in touch with the society.


Through this struggle and success, what have you learned? What is the wisdom of life and competition? What is your message to the upcoming BFM students?

Through this struggle and success, I have learned to be alert so that I don’t miss any opportunity and seek more opportunities to gain success. Experience is a wisdom of life and to keep up with the challenges and learn new things to enhance progress. My message to new BFM students is to be smart and alert and earn new opportunities because this course can take you to the sky if you do it sincerely.

Our co-ordinator, Sucheta miss is trying really very hard to conduct seminars and workshops for our benefit and no changes are needed to done until and unless we are under her supervision.




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