Just In!!

After I was initially rejected at Great Lakes, I have been shortlisted and I am slated to join their 1 year full time MBA program beginning April 20th, 2007.

So no more Pagalguy,no more Sunday pencil shading, no more CAT jargons, No more Mock Analysis, and ya...no more Admission Tensions. Life all of a sudden seems better. The past year, has been pretty sombre, with admission rejects from ESADE Business School, IIT(JMET-I donno why these say I qualified, as I did not get any interview call after getting through...I guess a 3000 rank in JMET gets you no where). SNAP, I felt I scored enough for SCMHRD, but I forgot to apply there before the deadline(I wanted to kick myself). CAT and XAT bombed, bigger than LTTE does to Lanka every day, and the GMAT of 620, did my ego no good at all. The single admit that I got from Germany at WHU business, school died down at the VISA stage, where the student visa did not arrive before March 1st(the starting of the course).

I was just beginning for another year of preparation and exams, when my name got selected in the waitlist. Right now Euphoric, but I realise that this may not be the best of Schools, but right now, it should be the right break, as waiting another year in the hope that some better B school may come would be slightly risky, given the increasing competition in Indian MBA's. I may have taken the softer option, but having a bird in hand is worth 2 in the bush.

Will write more about why I decided on Great Lakes, a little later. Just basking in solitude and sinking in the feeling :-).


raghu ram prasad said...

u explained about lakes very nice .....visit me if u can

Karthik said...

Congrats Man, all the best ..

Expecting a year full of interesting posts abt ur Bschool Experiences !!


Kartik Kannan said...

Thanks for your wishes Raghu Ram and Karthik. I will now find more time for Blogging, now that I am into a B school, as lots of time would be available for research etc etc. Let me see, how life unfolds in the next few days.

Anand said...


Anonymous said...

Congrats on your admission! All the best for your MBA course.

Swetha said...

Congrats Kartik.

I have a friend who goes to Great lakes and she told me that their placement scene is pretty good for a young B-School. They have companies like Pepsi, Infy etc. coming for campus interviews. I also know that since it is a one year course, life is very hectic (more than 12 hours a day of work)..All the best for your MBA!

Kartik Kannan said...

@@ Anand and ANON
Thanks for your wishes

@@ Swetha

I too hear that its pretty hectic and the campus placemnents were one reason why I felt, its better to take Great Lakes.

Anonymous said...

Congrats man.Have fun..have a friend who had studied there..he works with dell now..looks like the placements are really good.He kinda learnt Japanese n all while studying there which is the worst part(as such he had a whole lotta curse work )it should k otherwise i guess..btw he was the first batch.All the best

Nandhu said...

Congrats, Karthik. Way to go!

nAl said...

Well Done, Karthik! You deserve this and all the success that will follow as a result.

All the best buddy!

Anonymous said...

Hi Karthik,
If you plan to stay In India, its fine, but if you want to move abroad, then a one year MBA is not considered valid/ accepted. as a matter of fact 2 year PGDBA offered by LIBA is also not counted as Masters. Just letting you know.

Kartik Kannan said...

Thanks Nandhu and Nal for your wishes.


I realise that Patrick, this MBA is more so to get me middle/senior management roles and a higher pay packet for a few years after which I will embark on a foreign MBA. I see that insti's like ISB are also not AICTE approved, so the MBA degree may not be recognized abroad.

Thanks for the info Patrick



askbabloo said...

Congrats!! All the best

Anonymous said...

hi karthik,
all the best for a great career!!

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