Guidelines for CGA 2011 and CGB 2011

 

Call Getters Batch: The Concept

 

As a part of B-School selection process, getting a GD & PI call is a great pleasure and a big challenge for both student and the institute (CHEM). Now it is our duty as well as need to work upon those calls and to convert them in final selection. For getting this job done, we give a systematic GD & PI training to our students in the form of mSUCCESS. Now to fine tune the preparation of the students who get GD & PI calls from specific institute we form some special batches with the name “Call Getters Batch”.

 

Depending on the category of calls generally two types of batches are formed:

 

·         CGA

·         CGB

 

CGA: This is a batch consisting of students who get call from top rung institutes. (Refer Table below for the list of B-schools.)

 

List 1

List 2

All IIMs

CAT Score >95 %ile

All IITs

IMT, Nagpur

IIFT

K.J. Som, Mumbai

SIBM

IMI

SCMHRD

UBS, Chandigarh

NMIMS

IBS, Hyderabad

SPJIMR

 

XLRI

 

MDI

 

ISB

 

NITIE

 

MICA

 

TAPMI

 

NIRMA

 

IMT-G

 

XIMB

 

TISS

 

FMS

 

IRMA

 

 

 

These lists are created to control the in-flow of the students in the CGA i.e. first of all students getting call from the institutes of first list are given admission in CGA. If it does not meet the ideal number (25 to 35) in the batch then second list institutes should be utilized.

 

CGB: This is a batch consisting of students who get call from rest of the institutes.

 

Collection of calls

 

Centre should collect the calls received by the students. This data must include following information:

 

·         Name of the students

·         CH registration number

·         Registration number or roll number of the student in that exam on which the call was received.

·         Name of Institute

·         Date of GD & PI

·         Date of departure for GD & PI

·         Any specific expectation

 

These calls could be collected on a specific format designed by the center or could be noted in a register temporarily. But as soon as possible these calls should be transferred in an EXCEL format. While entering institute name, data entry person should take care of entering in a standard format i.e. Name of institute should not create trouble while sorting the data.

 

NOTE-1: NERVE provides the facility to register the calls. For more information contact Academics/Systems.

Note-2: Even a student who directly joins CGA/CGB should still first be registered in mSuccess and then should be transferred to the respective CGA/CGB batch.

 

CGA & CGB Coordinator: These coordinators should be faculty (preferably). The job is defined as follows:

·         Take care of weekly movement of the batch

·         Person will be responsible to assess the need of the students.

·         Person should keep an eye on interview dates of call getters and prioritise the tasks and sessions accordingly.

·         This person may/may not be the faculty of the batch permanently.

·         Person should be in touch with the Training Department to get information about the calls and call getters.

·         If Person observes any specific requirement of a student for any particular institute, he should immediately contact respective HOD/Director Training/Centre Head.

 

CGA: Conduction modalities

 

·         CGA will operate in a weekly cycle.

·         It is a ‘5-days a week’ structure, ideally scheduled from Monday to Friday.

·         The 6th day may be used for scheduling PCS, Mock-Interviews, extra sessions or institute-specific sessions.

·         The first four sessions of a week (first four days) are dedicated to the GD-WAT-GA preparation. The 90 minutes in these sessions are distributed as 60-minute GD/WAT practice + 30 minute GA-talk on current/conceptual issues.

·         The 5th session of a week (5th day) is dedicated to the Interview-preparation.

·         The PCSs should be parallely scheduled throughout the week as per students’ need/demand and coordinator’s/mentor’s discretion.

·         After completion of first cycle the structure could be repeated completely or partially as per the instruction of the coordinator. In fact coordinator can change the coverage of any session with the help of Training Department.

·         Interviews will be available on any pre-decided days for which students will register.

 

Note: If there are a few students who have registered and whose calls for their particular institutes are scheduled relatively earlier than others and if the CGA has not started full-fledged, then they are supposed to be given PCSs right at the outset and are supposed to be prepared personally (through PCSs) till the CGA takes its flow (coordinator should manage it closely). 

 

CGB: Conduction modalities

 

·         CGB will operate in a weekly cycle.

·         It is a ‘5-days a week’ structure, ideally scheduled from Monday to Friday.

·         The 6th day may be used for scheduling PCS, Mock-Interviews, extra sessions or institute-specific sessions.

·         The first four sessions of a week (first four days) are dedicated to the GD/Extempore/Presentation/GA preparation. The 90 minutes in these sessions are distributed as 75-minute GD/Extempore/Presentation practice + 15 minute GA-talk/Q&A on current/conceptual issues. The focus should be more on practice & personal-attention.

·         The 5th session of a week (5th day) is dedicated to the Interview-preparation.

·         The PCSs should be parallely scheduled throughout the week as per students’ need/demand and coordinator’s/mentor’s discretion.

·         After completion of first cycle the structure could be repeated completely or partially as per the instruction of the coordinator. In fact coordinator can change the coverage of any session with the help of Training Department.

·         Interviews will be available on any pre-decided days for which students will register.

 

Note: If there are a few students who have registered and whose calls for their particular institutes are scheduled relatively earlier than others and if the CGB has not started full-fledged, then they are supposed to be given PCSs right at the outset and are supposed to be prepared personally (through PCSs) till the CGB takes its flow (coordinator should manage it closely).

 

 

 

Note-1: Number of interview Panellist should be 2 / 3 depending the kind of B-School. At least one panellist should be an external i.e. students should be exposed to him for the first time.

 

Note-2: During the latter/final phase, if the number of students suggests so then the CGA & CGB batches can be merged, but it should only be done after the permission of coordinators/mentors and Operation department.