Sunday, 29 April 2007

A good option to have

Everytime some good news comes, there is one bad. Last year, some of my friends could make their way to IIMs, but i could not, this time it was the other way round.

With smaller system boundaries, the good news is that I got admits from IIMB and IIMC, and bad news is that I am unable to decide between the two. All the advice I have sought from friends in this regard has just added to my confusion.

Here is an exercise to put an end to it. The relative weights given are subject to my perception (and all you friends because you are the cause of bias), and may not represent the reality. The favourabilities are approximated on a scale of 100, 100 being the most favourable case. For example, I am expecting some rigour in both IIMB and IIMC, so peace factor has a less favourability value in both (yeah, blame relative grading!!).

Factor

Weight

IIMB

IIMC

B score

C score

reputation

6

99

95

594

570

maths

2

70

80

140

160

peace

4

15

25

60

100

climate

1

85

40

85

40

campus, mess

1

80

65

80

65

distance from pune

1.5

70

40

105

60

ease in moving

0.75

90

40

67.5

30

friends in/near city

0.5

80

50

40

25

proximity to city

0.5

65

45

32.5

22.5

traffic in city

0.5

0

0

0

0

diversity of students *

0.5

86

83

43

41.5

rock culture in pubs

0.5

50

85

25

42.5

rock shows

0.1

95

60

9.5

6

interview **

0.25

90

50

22.5

12.5

TOTAL

1304

1175

*Based upon statistics quoted by one of friends
** Based upon my own view that my PI was interesting

For one of my senior's advice ("You will like it here in C") I would add bonus 100 to IIMC's score.

We still have the winner - B by quite a small margin ~2.5% (and what else would one expect!).

Disclaimer: The outcome of this exercise does not assure that it will be same as the actual choice. I reserve all rights to discard this outcome and flip a coin instead.

(Congrats to all who made it - Sahan, Aravind, Lather, Churu, Majhi, Nishant, KC and others. Hard luck for who could not convert the calls they wanted, there is something else waiting for you this time.)

26 comments:

Ashutosh Kumar said...

if u ask me....it'n not a tough choice coz u forgot to add the bengal factor (negative weight -100) to IIMC. Though I regard IIMC equal to IIMB but u know how is it to live in bengal :). I would have chosen IIMB for my "love" of bengal. neways, congrats again for making it through and whichever IIM u choose, u'll rock.


p.s. : this comment is not for serious consideration, just for fun :D

Ritesh Agarwal said...

toss a coin dude :D

ABHISHEK KESH said...

I was expecting Ashutosh to come up with a reply abt his "Love" for Bengal....and Bengalis !!! Neways, as he said...Colleges donot decide your future..you yourself do..and in your case...whatever you choose will bring you success...The point is...Whether you want to attribute your success to IIMC or IIMB. Wherever you go...you'll do good !!!

ScrewDriver said...

dude ... go by your gut feeling ... peoples advice is trash most of the time ..

and congrats man

Kartik said...

@all - of course this is supposed to be a fun exercise, i will decide using the most efficient and reliable method - coin.

@ashu & kesh - there is no issue with bengal or bengalis, idiots and loafers are everywhere.

@kesh - true. though one tends not to take risks against perception.

@ayanangshu - that is precisely the problem, i dont have a gut feeling for either.

Shouvik said...

I like Kesh's comment. [:)]

Just toss a Coin, if you get a B, then keep tossing. [:)]

ScrewDriver said...

nice decision ...
but check the coin !!! and preserve it !

ScrewDriver said...

nice decision ...
but check the coin !!! and preserve it !

Abhishek said...

All amazing comments. Ashu's expected. Kesh's dont agree with. The college DO decide ur future, shud have known that by now after Kgp. Wat he cud have said though is - wherever u go, u will have a good future becos u will do good. Good tip by Ritesh, improved by Som da... considering his bias for Bengal :P . But best observation by Nangto da to preserve the coin ;)

sonik said...

congrats! so where did you go finally?

Kartik said...

@recca - good job of summarizing the GD ;)

@sonik - B it is, for no apparent reason.

may be I should post something about here, will have to gather thoughts and type it down though (too lazy :P)

Ajit Bhide said...

tuu bond hai.....isme be analytics laga diya..

Ajit Bhide said...

bhi*

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