Preparing for CAT is a journey which can transform you as a person. I joined Tathagat last year in June. Having experiences with other coaching institutes, I did not have many expectations apart from getting a good percentile. After a year and a half, I can say that this place has transformed me completely. Tathagat makes sure that you realise your true potential and not only get a good percentile but convert the calls that you have. I wholeheartedly thank Kumar Sir, Kamal Sir, Munish Sir, Gautam Sir and others who enabled me to convert my dreams.
I joined Tathagat in August 2015 to start my preparation for CAT. While scanning the options before me, I was looking for an institution that could provide me with sufficient personal attention and Tathagat seemed the best option on that front. In hindsight, it was one of my better decisions. I was privileged to be guided by the excellent faculty at Tathagat in all three areas – VA, LR-DI and QA. One distinctive aspect of Tathagat was the flexibility that it provides to its students as far as attending classes is concerned. It is almost unprecedented for a coaching institution to do so. The rotation of faculties gives students a taste of the experience of studying under various teachers and ensures that all the batches are treated equally. But the aspect of Tathagat that helped me the most was the numerous workshops conducted. These workshops were question-intensive and on occasions went on for 8 hours. It gives students an experience real-time problem solving and helps students push their boundaries. It was at these workshops where a lot of doubts that I had were resolved, either by the faculty personally or by the methods they used to solve questions. Lastly, Tathagat was very instrumental in helping me prepare for my interviews post CAT. It helped me gain immense confidence to compete with the best. Even today when I walk into the Tathagat office to take some advice, I am given the time and attention by the teacher, though I am no longer a student there.
Please consider the following as my feedback for the time I spent at Tathagat (Oct 2015 - Mar 2017):
Tathagat was instrumental in helping me get to my dream college (IIM Calcutta). Right from the time I joined TG, I got immense support from everyone- something which stayed with me till the end. Be it the super-helpful and talented faculty, or the well-structured study material, or the excellent workshops to brush up various topics- everything contributed a lot in me getting a good percentile.
And the support doesn't stop there. The GD-PI sessions helped transform me from someone who was terrible at GDs to someone who aced every one of them during the selection process.
Tathagat is probably the best place for every serious CAT/XAT aspirant out there.
There are simply no words to describe the learning and experience that i had in Tathagat, the fact that it is being spearheaded by the best teacher of India (Kumar Sir) is itself a testimonial for this. Kumar Sir is surely the best verbal and soft skills teacher in India right now as in addition to Verbal, he also prepares the students for interviews through his lectures, which have been the best classroom experience for me till now. Even Kamal Sir and Munish Sir are the best teachers of Quant and Tathagat has the potential to create a 100 Percentiler out of an average student. Also, the workshops that are taken by Tathagat are simply out of the world in terms of the quality of content that is given through them and even the study material of Tathagat is followed by teachers of various other CAT coaching institutes. Overall, Tathagat is the best CAT Preparation institute in India right now as everything that is needed for acing CAT is offered there including emphasis on reading through their book review practice and separate classes for GK. I joined Tathagat twice, in 2015 and in 2016 and in both CATs, i managed to score a very good percentile and even now. I yearn to attend Kumar Sir's classes and no amount of appreciation is enough for his teaching and his persona. His teachings have helped me in doing well in FMS as well.
Joining TG for cat preparation was a great decision for me as it made my journey of preparation more unique and fruitful than I could have asked for.
The classroom environment created by the teachers kept me motivated throughout. Something that sets TG apart from other coaching institutes in my opinion is that it helps us look at the bigger picture which ultimately helps in streamlining the preparation and make the students give their best. Rule of reading novels in TG has helped me develop a habit of reading and the concepts of quant developed here I feel will remain with me forever.
The teachers I met here have inspired me for life and I can't thank them enough for the same.
I still feel indebted to the college senior who told me about TG while I was preparing for CAT 2016. I was stressed about how would I be able to prep for CAT along with the demanding office work. But the weekend classes' schedule suited my weekly routine well. One can expect 4-6 classes every weekend. Faculty members of TG are so well versed of their subjects that they have devised their own shortcuts for approaching questions. Also, classes, assignments, discussions and workshops are conducted religiously by TG. All one needs to do is go with the flow and be sure of doing well in terms of preparation. The habit of reading The Hindu and a novel every week is something I cherish even now. Post CAT, GD sessions and mock interviews are conducted for everyone and they helped me in more than one ways. During my interviews for various B-schools, I mentioned reading fiction novels and a decent number of questions were asked about a book every time. After joining IIM Lucknow, while preparing for summers placement, I realised that my GD skills are way better than everyone else’s, only because of TG! So many GDs were conducted that I exactly knew when, how much and what to speak. TG mock interviews helped me prepare for HR questions and know my CV inside out, which helped me crack the interview for Deutsche Bank during the summer’s placement at IIM Lucknow. But above all, the support and love from every teacher is what makes TG better than every other institute. So every tip that Kamal Sir, Munish Sir, or Sajjan Sir share during classes and workshops, for solving those dreadful quant or LRDI questions, are very precious (they will be used in future also). And every word that Kumar Sir said helped me sail through the turmoils of life (like RCs and GDs :P).
The experience at TG is something that one can’t really put words to. It would be legit to conclude that I came looking for a CAT coaching but on top of that I found guidance and true pioneering. It’s not just a business entity providing services in lieu of monetary benefits, TG is an experience. There have been 2-3 stints in my life that I have cherished and TG is indubitably an important one of them. One witnesses transformation not only in VA, QA, LRDI skills but also in the basic perception of different elements of life. Interactions with teachers such as Gautam Sir, Kamal Sir, Kumar Sir, and Munish Sir leave you with little anecdotes which help you sail all along. It would have been a great regret if TG wasn’t there, though I wouldn’t have known but now that I do, I realize the difference.
There is only one way to get into a good B-School: Good old hard work. Tathagat is one such institute whose pedagogy believes in dedication and persistence. The teachers provide us with exhaustive study material and personalized attention which is vital for cracking such exams. I owe my success to Tathagat and encourage every ambitious future manager to join it to know it."
Rarely if ever, so happens that doors that have been closed for long, open when you approach them.The very same happened with me. Joining Tathagat would have remained a dream had it not been for the new crash course that they had introduced.From basic conceptual clarity to a direction in life, the Institute and the teachers here have been life changers for me.I was not allowed to attend the workshops as I had joined late and would always feel I'm losing out on something. But every teacher made sure I got the necessary attention and was never at a disadvantage.With over a 99 percentile in XAT and a 95 percentile in CAT, I had calls from XLRI, L, I, SPJAIN, IITD, IMT to name a few and I converted all of them but spjain for which I was waitlisted.Today, its been a year to all this and I am the General Secretary of XLRI. Life has come a long way and I fondly cherish and make use of all the TG gyaan. The academic sessions have started to blur but the experience still remains intact.
Thank you TG for being a life changer. Not only for helping me type this, sitting in my dream college but also, for ensuring that I had turned stronger and wiser before I entered this world of cut throat competition...
If I were to credit my success at cracking a top-notch B-school it would only be to Tathagat. The topics were taught in a way for one to understand the logic behind everything and then shortcuts were taught to be able to take the test easily. Every doubt of mine was given so much attention and time that I got my basics thoroughly cleared. The GD/PI sessions helped me find ways to answer any and every question that could be asked. Tathagat helped me not only learn what was to be learnt for CAT but also taught me lessons for the lifetime.