Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (2015 - 16)

The process of selection at IIT Kharagpur consists of Case Study followed by Personal Interview.
Feedback - Case Study
Average Duration: 15 minutes.
No. of Panelists:3
  • Brazil, some argue, was blessed in disguise when it was tested with perennial economic crisis throughout the 1990s and global downturn following the September 11 terrorist attacks. The economy not only emerged more resilient, but also grew self-sustainable. 2008 Statistics tell the whole story – imports equal to 9% of the Brazilian GDP and exports about 12%. Just when economists started believing that this country is decoupled from the developments in the US economy, the US financial crisis (2008) struck Brazil off-guard. The global credit dried up, unemployment increased, international investor confidence dwindled and above all, Brazilian real shrunk against the US dollar. Brazilian companies have bet huge amounts on currency derivatives, since 2003, with the assumption that the real would strengthen against the US dollar. What should companies do firstly to avoid an impending bankruptcy and stay afloat in the medium term? What should be government's response?
  • With its promise to weed out corruption from public life, Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP, Common Man Party) captured the imagination of millions of Indians. So much so that his one-year-old party was catapulted to power after the December 2013 elections in the state of Delhi (India). With a well worked out strategy which included a promise to introduce a bill which made everyone in the government including the prime minister accountable, Kejriwal’s AAP party projected itself as an alternative to the existing political parties which were known for deep-rooted corruption. Clearly analyze the political system and issues plaguing the current political system in the developing world.
Feedback - Personal Interview
Average Duration : 10-12 minutes.
No. of Panelists : 3
  • Excerpts From Interview 1 : Tell us something about yourself? Define B tree and B+ tree. What’s the necessity? How does the search happen? Write the pseudo code and the recurrence relation. Design an algorithm for a problem that one of them framed. (It was related to graph theory) Find the computational complexity of the algorithm that you suggested. Tell about Pumping Lemma for regular languages.
  • Excerpts From Interview 2 : Tell us about yourself. Why IIT Kharagpur? What will you do for your career growth? Do you watch cricket as hobby? Why don’t you play cricket? On what physical principle is swing bowling based? Tell me about Bernoulli's theorem? What is the meaning of your name? It is very unusual, do you know who the original Prasuram was? What is the significance of Mahabharat? Can you speak tamil? Can you write Tamil? Write my name in Tamil. Discuss Tamil script. Do you have any questions to ask us?
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