God’s Own Country, Kerala saw its first edition of the PDP Bootcamp happening on the 14th and 15th of February 2009. Call getters from across the state gathered in Cochin, the Queen of the Arabian Sea. The programme that happened in a Hotel right next to the Cochin Shipyard, commenced with the registrations at around 8 30 am on Saturday Feb 14th. Little did the students know that they were in for a rigorous two-day session from then on. All their plans to enjoy the beauty of Cochin got shattered!! But they wouldn’t complain; they had gained a lot from the exhaustive training sessions that they went through for the two days. The Introduction of the Mentors as well as the participants was followed by comprehensive Group Discussion drills; the participants had a completely new experience altogether with the exhaustive GD drills. The fun-filled Personality drills with the rope exercise ushered in new learning for the participants in terms of Collaboration, team communication and conflict resolution within a team. Lots of learning was in store with the GK sessions handled by Mr. Krishnaswamy (IIM-K). Mock Interviews followed with the help of expert panel members. The Mock Interviews were done by Mr. Biju (IIM-B), Mr. Krishnaswamy (IIM-K), Mr. Gopal (IIM-K), Mr. Ajit (CL-South) and Mr. Vinod (CL-Kerala). After the interviews and exhaustive personal feedback, the students went through the Interview drills, followed by a brief GK/Economics session by Mr. Biju (IIM-B). The session that the students were eagerly waiting for, the case study analysis happened next with the participants assimilating the nuances of Case Study analysis. After having gone through the exhaustive two-day schedule, the participants had an opportunity to learn ‘what’s in store for them’ from Mr. Biju (IIM-B) during his concluding interaction.
Of Course, it was very much useful. Because they made up a step-by step procedure to make us talk in a GD. It was really Informative.
- Balaji S
Yes, the PDP Boot Camp was even more than my expectations. The refreshment exercises and different approach to GD’s made me feel good.
- Balasubramaniam H
It met my expectations in terms of increasing awareness levels of what basically you are expected to deliver in a GD and making me realize th
e importance of packaging oneself and the need of relevant elusive points that can help you fetch the deal.
- Meera Lal
The GD process was structured and they demonstrated crucial points about GD in a very proactive way. Plus accommodation is awesome.
- Prasid S
Yes, the Boot Camp was more than i expected. I thought it would be the same like the another institute’s process, where I attended 3 GDs in 2 days. Here I attended 15 GDs in one day.
- Joseph Vincent
This boot camp has a greater edge than what I expected. I got lot of information about economy, my behavior, my strengths, weakness etc.
- SK Chakravarthi Raianala