Masters of arts (Organization Development Change and Leadership) – Interview Experience

Interviews are taking place in a full swing at TISS. With more and more candidates appearing for the interview, we communicated with few students from the course of ODCL. They have pursued their bachelors in Engineering.

As usual the session consisted of three panelists and started with an extempore. One of them was assigned with a topic “Challenges of learning and development in an organization during a pandemic” and other one’s topic was “Readiness of IT organizations during a pandemic”. Time duration of 1 minute had been given to them for preparing points and for speaking, minimum of 2 minutes and maximum of 3 minutes had been allotted.

As soon as they completed, interview started.

Following are questions asked to them during their interviews:

  1. Tell us one thing which is not mentioned in your DAF.
  2. Where do you want to see yourself after completing this course?
  3. What strengths have you noticed within yourself?
  4. Who funds TISS?
  5. What is Labor Dignity?
  6. From the books that we have provided you, have you read anything and if yes, what did you learn from it?
  7. What is your take on the shift of an organization from offline to work from home mode?
  8. Are you happy with your work?

They also asked certain situational questions to them. Some of them are: –

  1. Imagine there is a big organization and we have divided it into small sub-organizations, then what will be its pros and cons?
  2. Imagine you are visiting for a field project and a person of rural development is accompanying you. His communication skills is terrible as he doesn’t know Hindi or English properly, them how will you mange the situation?
  3. If one day, all the organizations decide not to have an OD agent, what would you do?

They also cross questioned them. For instance, as one of them talked about “Organizational Citizenship Behavior” in his answers, they asked him what is it.

They also enquired a bit about their under graduation course. According to them, personal questions were only related to the details mentioned in DAF.

About the panelists, they informed us that, they were quite cooperative and calm.

Altogether, their questions were totally dependent on their course and professions.

Their entire interviews were for about 25 to 30 minutes, each.

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