Interview with IIFT Alumnus: Haider Talat - Part 3

Indian Institute of foreign trade has produced many bright students. Go through the third part of the interview with Mr. Haider Talat, an alumnus of IIFT Kolkata campus to know what it takes to be successful.

Created On: Aug 30, 2014 18:18 IST
Modified On: Sep 1, 2014 10:32 IST

Continued from Second Part of the "Interview with IIFT Alumnus: Haider Talat" Do you think a change is required in the currently followed examination pattern?

Haider Talat:

  • Most of the B-Schools today have decreased the weightage of the entrance exam marks when it comes to final selection. They have started to award marks to students based on their past academic performance (like % age in school board exams and graduation college etc). I think that’s gross injustice since the marks-awarding-schemes are not similar across various states in this country. A student appearing for the board exams of state A may get sizeably lesser marks as compared to a student in state B for an equally good performance.
  • I discourage such a system and think that a student should be rated on his current performance and not his past. What is your advice to the IIFT aspirants?

Haider Talat: As a country we have realized that to realize our dream of becoming a super-power we need to integrate ourself with the world economy. We see how, to curb the staggering Current account deficit (and stabilze the economy) the finance ministry is promoting investment in our country by permitting FDI and FII in various industries. This is the future. That day is not far when no big organization will be specific to a country but will be global. If you want to become a part of this growth story of india and the world then I believe IIFT is the best choice for you.

Some of his Favorite moments at IIFT:

A picture at the PM’s residence of IIFT students along with the Ex-HRD minister and Ex-commerce minister -

IIFT while organizing the National IT Conclave (The biggest student organized event of the country) -

Continue reading First part of the Interview here

Continue reading Second part of the Interview here

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