The decision to join the right GD-PI institute after my attempt at CAT with not very high percentile was not an easy one. My verbal communication skills were bad to say the least. I went through many websites, consulted with seniors and friends and finally decided to join Backspace. The decision was not an easy one as I was working in Jamshedpur at that time which meant I had to do a lot of travelling every week. I, along with one of my friend, who was working in Odissa, thought to attend one class and based on that class we will decide whether it will be worth all the efforts or not. On the very first class, I realised that this is the place which we both were looking for. The session was unconventional, individual attention was given and everyone was forced to participate in the class. There was no second thought in my mind thereafter about Backspace. Right from getting all forms/applications edited even just few hours before the deadline to group activities and team building tasks, everything which one could face in second round of selection process for any b-school was taken care of at Backspace. The case studies, group discussions, and games not only helped me in the actual interviews but will also help during my MBA. Every interview I had given in Backspace was quite different from one another and probably the most difficult ones I faced. Even watching other students giving interviews at backspace had helped me a lot. I could never perform exceedingly well in the mock interviews but these equipped me to face the actual interviews more confidently.
The most important thing about Backspace is that it motivates you to give your best. Partha, the founder of backspace, is the best mentor I can ever get. He knows the strength and weakness of each student personally and advises them accordingly. His dedication, creativity and above all humility make him the perfect mentor that he is. I will always be grateful to Partha for his efforts and continue to bother him in future as well. For outsiders Backspace may be a GD PI institute, but for me it is a place for transformation where you are groomed and made ready for the top b-schools of the country.