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Before opting for Indusminds services, I talked to few of the top US consultants. I felt none of them understood my situation well. I came to know about Indusminds and after the initial call I was sure I will opt for their services.

To start with I opted for a comprehensive package for one university. We decided our first application together would be for Duke Fuqua's Early Decision round. So in effect my one university comprehensive package was for Duke Fuqua's application.

It was amazing to work with Abhik. He was an entrepreneur and thus clearly understood my situation.I haven't made any resume for last 4 years and had lot of trouble putting together a decent one. I felt I was doing miserably but Abhik always had kind words. He told he faced similar challenges earlier so there is nothing much to worry about. Abhik's word were always encouraging and kept my motivation high. Further, Abhik guided me at every step. He encouraged me to attend university's information session. Asked me to connect to admission directors on Linked-In. While preparing first draft of the application he never lost patience even when I couldn't get few things right after several attempts. Abhik and I reworked all the essays 3-4 times before the first draft were ready. The two consultant approach really worked well. When I and Abhik were done with first draft, fresh inputs from Biplav did wonders to the application. His insights proved crucial and final application I submitted couldn't have been a better one.

After I got the interview call both Abhik and Biplav did their best to step up my chances. They took several mocks and by the time interview date arrived, I was sure I had the preparation in place. Interview happened over Skype and was conducted by one of the admission directors. Interview went quite smoothly and 14 days afterI was greeted with the the admit call.

Given that I opted for comprehensive package for only one university that got converted into an admit, I couldn't have asked for more. There may be other admission consultants who are more famous and have high rating on Gmatclub but given Indusminds' experience and understanding of the situation of Indian applicants, I am sure when it comes to Indian applicant Indusminds should be the first choice.

Admit from Duke Fuqua, Class of 2017

I knew Biplav after he was referred to me by my college senior who was back then pursuing an MBA from a Top US B school. So, I did an initial 30 minutes profile consultation with him and realized that he will be the right “fit’ for me in terms of admission consultant. I took a two-school package from IndusMinds and really don’t regret that decision.

Biplav, who himself has studied at a top US B school, knows the nuts and bolts of the admission process. I was among those candidates who already visited B-schools and thought I know a lot about the process and the schools. But really it was only after talking to Biplav I realised I was not having all the info about the schools to portray my right candidature.

He gave me very specific insights which helped me during the entire application season. Moreover, I believe that discussions with him will help both professionally and personally for years to come. Last but not the least, even if you do not strive, you will end up making a very good rapport with Biplav because he is such an insightful and resourceful person.

I would definitely recommend IndusMinds to anyone who plans to apply to Top B-schools.

Admit from ISB, Class of 2016

Indusminds was referred to me by a friend who had an admit from Ross and she was so confident about his help that she almost insisted that I choose Indus Minds as my consultant.

When I made up my mind to apply for an international MBA, I was very new to this world and did not have much idea about it, so sometimes I used to talk over things which made no sense for the application but hats off to Biplav for having all the patience in this world. He used to listen to me patiently and then give me good insights on how I should prioritize things and proceed in a very structured way. Every day in professional life so much happens and from that clutter of experiences and ideas we have to take out some events which are just appropriate to prove our candidacy. I must say his in depth knowledge of what B schools really expect from a candidate helped me channelize my energy in right direction.

He has never put any bar on the number of drafts. After every review from him I use to feel yes this makes sense and this is what I should actually write. He is someone whose concern for your career does not end at the top school admit but he also guides you for internships and jobs during your stay at the school. I think this is something really unique compared to other professionals.His personal connect helps a person sail through this difficult and cumbersome process easily. This was my 1st and only school where I applied and got through. I understand it was really difficult for me to achieve this without the support extended to me by the team at Indus Minds.

I highly recommend Indus mind to all MBA aspirants looking for an admit in the best of B Schools.

Admit from IE, Class of 2016

Indusminds was referred to me by a friend who had an admit from Ross and she was so confident about his help that she almost insisted that I choose Indus Minds as my consultant.

When I made up my mind to apply for an international MBA, I was very new to this world and did not have much idea about it, so sometimes I used to talk over things which made no sense for the application but hats off to Biplav for having all the patience in this world. He used to listen to me patiently and then give me good insights on how I should prioritize things and proceed in a very structured way. Every day in professional life so much happens and from that clutter of experiences and ideas we have to take out some events which are just appropriate to prove our candidacy. I must say his in depth knowledge of what B schools really expect from a candidate helped me channelize my energy in right direction.

He has never put any bar on the number of drafts. After every review from him I use to feel yes this makes sense and this is what I should actually write. He is someone whose concern for your career does not end at the top school admit but he also guides you for internships and jobs during your stay at the school. I think this is something really unique compared to other professionals.His personal connect helps a person sail through this difficult and cumbersome process easily. This was my 1st and only school where I applied and got through. I understand it was really difficult for me to achieve this without the support extended to me by the team at Indus Minds.

I highly recommend Indus mind to all MBA aspirants looking for an admit in the best of B Schools.

Admit from IE, Class of 2016

I am really thankful to Biplav for all the guidance and support he provided throughout the admissions process. He helped frame my story in the best possible way and provided great coaching for interviews. He was immensly helpful in keeping me motivated through the difficult application process.

It was an amazing journey to work with him and learn from him. But for him I would not have received interviews from all the school I applied to and would not have been pursuing MBA at my first choice - Tuck School Of Business.

I highly recommend Indusminds to anybody who is looking to apply to the top Business Schools.

Admit from Dartmouth Tuck, Class of 2016

From GmatClub: "Best" admission consulting companies?

Having been an entrepreneur for most of my professional career, I was in the deep-end when it came to the application process for B-schools. I knew I had very little time (I started the process only in August), and I knew that my profile wasn't that of the typical B-school applicant. This is when I came across Indusminds (http://www.indusminds.com). From the first introductory call itself, Biplav and his team were extremely methodical in evaluating my profile and giving me realistic feedback on schools I should target in R1 and R2. From helping me in drafting my CV (I hadn't prepared one in more than 5 years), to discovering the inherent story I had to tell, Indusminds introduced a structured framework for me to work with.

Biplav was available around the clock for any questions I had and made the entire process extremely seamless. When I got my first interview calls, Indusminds helped me go through multiple mock interviews till I felt comfortable in telling "my story" in varying contexts. More than just being an admissions consultant, Indusminds was more of a teammate, friend and guide, working alongside me through the entire process. This is because they have themselves gone through the entire process themselves and understand how strenuous it can be for the applicant.

Admit from INSEAD (with scholarship that covers more than 50% tuition fee), Class of 2016

I absolutely enjoyed working with Biplav as an MBA applicant. I had no clue about the dynamics of the application game and he eased me into it in a way that it did not overwhelm me. My first interaction with Biplav was when I was contemplating to take the GMAT in late 2012 and he has been a pillar of support since. He has played a huge role helping me create compelling applications, which have got me interview calls from all the top 10 schools I applied to.

Once I started working with Biplav,I realized that he was at time more invested in seeing me succeed that I at times was. The application game can be hyper-competitive and ruthless at times and I personally needed such support to make it through. But for Biplav's unflinching guidance and support, I might not have made it to the Stephen M. Ross of Business.

I would like to thank him and Indusminds once again for helping me make it through.

Admit from Ross, Class of 2016

I was working in mining firm for last 5 years. It was difficult for me to remain in trend for US MBA applications by working in remote locations. So I thought to seek consultancy from IndusMinds to help me through the process.

I am also a career jumper (function and industry change post MBA) from mining to tourism. Although I was sure what I want to do after MBA, it was challenging to convey the motivation in required word limits of applications. With various phone calls, Skype and emails, Biplav helped me connect dots in my story and it became appealing to invite 3 interviews from 6 applications. It was because of his guidance and service that I got undreamed scholarship of worth $70K at George Washington University, School of Business. This school is best known for Tourism Management in US.

I highly recommend Biplav's service. It is very encouraging and in fact, it also helps one get acquainted to US culture before even landing in US.

Admit from George Washington (with $70K scholarship), Class of 2016

With eight years of experience under my belt and a year of unsuccessful MBA applications, I was disappointed and frustrated. I had varied experience across technology, brokerage and nonprofit and I thought I had a great story to tell. But I was definitely missing something.

I had talked to many consultants but I felt only Indusminds had the people who knew not only the language of business schools admissions but also the mindset of Indian applicants. The clarity of thought that resulted was evident in the essays. This time around I got through in couple of the top ten US MBA programs, and I think it would not have been possible without Indusminds.

Admit from Michigan Ross and Duke Fuqua, Class of 2015

Indusminds was referred to me by a friend who had an admit from Darden and was really pleased with the assistance he got from Biplav. I spoke to Biplav and immediately engaged him for helping out with my admissions last year. He was a great help in putting together the whole application, I had started with only one school but ended up taking his help for all the schools I applied to.

I was not at a great place personally with several distractions last year and if it was not for Biplav I would not have been able to apply to even one school. The best thing about the engagement was the effort Biplav put in, in really getting to know my profile and helping frame it in the best way possible. The amount of time he spent with me on goal setting was just awesome.

Admit from UCLA Anderson ($40K fellowship), Class of 2015

I signed up for Indusminds consulting services pretty early  and was extremely happy with their services. During this time I indulged in countless discussions over phone, email and skype, which helped me put forward the best possible applications.

What I loved the most about their services was that they let the applicant frame his story, giving him leeway to connect the dots in his story. In fact I got the chance to change the core of my essays multiple times. Each iteration provided me better-than-before insights into my essays, which led to strong applications even for bschools where I didnt take the consultancy.

I would highly recommend their services to anybody who's looking to apply in top bschools in US.

Admit from Michigan Ross, Class of 2015

From facebook : Oxford admit with 100% scholarship

I had decided to apply only to the Said Business School, University of Oxford and hence I wanted to make sure that my essays were in the best possible shape. I explored working with several admission consultants but finally zeroed down to Indusminds (www.indusminds.com) since a friend of mine had good things to talk about them.

I signed up for a 5-hour session to get my essays reviewed. Spread over of 2-3 sessions, Biplav at Indusminds helped me really fine tune my essay. I was extremely happy with the way Biplav approached the essay questions which helped me cut down on some unnecessary text. This helped me squeeze in a few more aspects/points in the essays. Biplav also asked me several questions based on my initial essay and pointed out underlying gaps in them that required explanation. After 2-3 iterations I was quite happy with the final draft of my essays.

After I received an interview call from the admissions office, I once again sought advice from the Indusminds to prepare for the interview round. Through a mock interview the team was able to assess the questions/areas that I needed to prepare more. I was impressed by the way some of my answers were made more crisper and structured while conveying the same thing.

I am happy not just to receive a final admit offer for the Oxford MBA, but also a 100 percent scholarships.

Admit from Oxford Said Business School with 100% scholarship, Class of 2014

When I started I was very skeptical about how am I going to deal with this cumbersome B school application process (a gigantic task, it appeared to me initially and now that I am done with this gamut, I still maintain my stand), decide the theme for long term and short term goals, shape my resume, and fine tune my essays.

My ideas were much cluttered, but Biplav gave me them entirely new dimension with his amazing story telling skills. Further, there were no restrictions on the number of iterations of the essays. His critical comments and brainstorming sessions helped me submit the best possible essays from my side.

I am also very pleased with the way Biplav guided me even for interview preparation. I had this wrong notion that B school interviews are just like job interviews but they are not.  I am glad that Biplav pointed me out the right attitude, mannerism and thought process to deal with B school interviews.

Hadn’t it been for him, I don’t think I would have secured an admit in my first attempt. Cheers to you, Biplav and keep up the good work.

Admit from Simon School of Business with 40% scholarship, Class of 2014

From GmatClub: "Best" admission consulting companies?

I am thankful to folks at Indusminds for all that I have managed to achieve in the last year. After the disappointment of applying to business schools and getting no interview calls in the last 2 years, the time and effort of people at Indusminds helped me get an admit to a world class school and a waitlist(hopefually an admit soon) to an awesome school in the mid west!

I first came across Indusminds through the BW forums. Once i got around talking to one of the consultants, i came out quiet impressed by the plan offered by the company and decided to sign up for one application to start and ended up writing 3 of my applications with Indusminds.

I believe the unique offering is the 2 consultant approach where each one of them brought in their own thoughts and opinions. The plan was well laid out and not once did I not find them available to help me out. Another stand out feature was that they did not put a limit on the number of drafts required for an essay. I was told by my friends that other consultants had a pretty rigid process and hardly gave any leeway. A few essays were settled in 3 drafts and a few of them took a dozen phone calls and quiet a number of drafts to hammer them out.

Both the consultants I worked with, ie Nikhil and Biplav bought different perspectives to the essay questions and also the overall application approach. I believe this was the factor that worked out the best for me. The approach and the plan was individualized as per my needs and I found their contributions coming in, in terms of leading me on the right way, asking me the right questions helping me introspect. Furthermore they offered a whole different perspective to other schools that I engaged with Indusminds on.

They also proved to be a great help for the interview process, the mocks were scheduled as per my needs and I found the feedback really helpful to prepare me better for the real thing.

Overall, I would highly recommend Indusminds to anyone who feels that they deserve to be in the best schools in the world. Thanks to Nikhil and Biplav, that I am on my way to my dream school for which I had tried hard to get in over the past two years.

Admit from ISB, Class of 2013

My experience with Indusminds consulting was a great one.I have been EXTREMELY pleased with their services, results and promptness in responding to all of my inquiries.Biplav is a well-informed Admissions Consulting Partner who will help you navigate the unpredictable terrain of a business school application. I worked closely with Biplav over the past month and I am glad to say that he has played an important role in my successful application to Kellogg. Biplav has given me some incredible assistance through my interview process. His in-depth knowledge and fine analysis helped me to add strength to my application at the right time. Last but not least, he is very accessible (even when travelling), prompt in his responses and delivers on his commitments. I strongly recommend him to anyone looking to further strengthen his or her Business School application!  Very encouraging, very effective!! Highly recommended!!!!

Admit from Kellogg, Class of 2014

From GmatClub: "Best" admission consulting companies?

The best advice I can give is contact as many companies as you can. Inquire about all their services a la carte, packages and get to know the people that will be working with you. I did that and searching various boards, threads, and google I ended up using Indus Minds.

I choose them for a variety of reasons, but the few things that I liked is they were honest with me. They let me go in the direction I wanted, but ensured my direction made sense for an overall story. They helped me link essays together in ways I never thought and made sure my package was complete. I only planned on using them for the first 4 schools that I had a package with but ended up using them for all 7 I submitted applications to.

This year I am 1 for 3 with one waitlist. I also have an interview at another school and am still waiting on 2 more schools. Last year, I only got one interview invite, this year I am on track to be invited to interview at all my school except for possibly one. I cannot recommend them enough.

Admit from Duke Fuqua, Johnson Cornell Class of 2014

Thank you guys for all the help during this nerve-breaking process!

Darden was a distant dream, but because of all your inputs, made it a reality. A lot in the 'selection' process in uncertain and out of our control, but you have certainly pushed me to my limits, which brought out the best in me and my stories. Some of the datapoints that you brought out and the way you shaped them in the final stories was truly amazing.

Your team truly \m/
Admit from Darden, Class of 2014

Thanks Biplav and Nikhil for helping me with the application process. I got through Rotman School of Management, one of my top 3 choices. Anyone with any questions please do not hesitate to ask me. Moreover, Indusminds is among the best in application consulting. After the essays are done it seems that we have written the essays on our own, resulting in great satisfaction.
Finally I am joining the one year MBA program at IIM-Indore.
Admit from Univ Of Rotman, Toronto & IIM-Indore Exec program

Thank you Indusminds (Biplav and Nikhil) for helping me get through Duke, one of my top choices! Wish you and the team a successful 2011-2012.
Admit from Duke Fuqua, Class of 2013

Thanks IndusMinds!!! Two months back, Wharton was a dream and today I am packing my bags to start a new journey. By the time, I completed my application package, I knew that I was going to get a call from the admission committee. The interview process was a cake walk after several mock interview sessions with IM.

Admit from University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2013

I just loved the initial brainstorming sessions which we had towards the start of the engagement. During this process, I realized that there were several achievements which I treasured more than the ones which were present in my conscious mind. This showed up in my application package which came as a coherent package and story about me! Thanks.

Admit from Duke Fuqua, Class of 2012

I had a typical Indian applicant profile and was unsure of my chances at top business schools. IndusMinds guided me through the process and made me understand what achievements in my corporate were really important. It was my own story but there were several facets of it which IndusMinds helped me discover. By the end of the process, I was confident of what I brought to any top-MBA school. Thanks for helping me out at the most critical move of my life.

Admit from UC-Berkley, Admit from UCLA Anderson (with highest fellowship award)

The Bschool hunt was an adventure for me and my most valuable information was the advice from Nikhil for everything from school information, informational interviews, essay reviews and mock interviews. Thanks to him, I now have an admit for goizueta business school with 50% scholarship.

Admit from Emory-Goizueta (with 50% fellowship award)

When I first thought of pursuing an MBA, I contacted Biplav to get an insight into the application process. He provided me with the guidance all the way from preparing for GMAT to strategically highlighting my best experiences in the essays. His incisive comments, such as using the SAR approach, were highly useful in shaping up my essays. Biplav's advice was highly geared to my experiences and his guidance helped me get admission into a top b-school as well as a merit fellowship. I am glad that I got in touch with him and I'm sure that he can guide anyone through the tedious and complex MBA application process.

Admit from UC-Irvine ( with fellowship)

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When I started the process, I was confused. The team at IndusMinds helped me realize what I was worth of and enabled me to gain admission into a good school with fellowship award as well.