Testimonials

The program which has been designed by Partha Sir is not just to help you with your interviews, but it is something which will help you throughout your career. According to me, the focus of the program is to improve you as a person, to make you become a self aware individual, to help you become more confident and in this process help you deal with your interviews as well.

My experience with breakspace was a very unique and amazing one. When I joined Breakspace as an online student, I had certain apprehensions about what I am going to gain from it as I am not going to be there in the classroom. But the whole experience came as a sweet surprise as our mentors at Breakspace tried their best to keep online students as much engaged as possible.

 By the end of the interview season, I ended up converting 8 of the 11 interviews I had attended including IIM Lucknow and XLRI. I sincerely thank Partha sir and team for guiding me throughout the journey and for helping me to get into one of the top b-schools of the country. I’m joining IIM Lucknow this year and I look forward to associate myself with Backspace in the future too.

After getting calls from different IIMs, I was not sure about what kind of preparation is needed for GDPI process. One of friend suggested me to join Backspace for concrete GDPI preparation. I remember my first mock interview where I wasn’t able to answer basic questions. With proper guidance from mentors through different b-schools based mock interviews and deep analysis of every aspect of interviews, i was well prepared for GDPI process. admission offer from my dream B-school.
 

 I cannot put into words the changes I have seen in myself as I went through the program. My fear of interviews started reducing with every mock interview. The amount of personal attention and guidance given by PPD Sir, Aritro Sir and Shahrukh was immensely helpful and helped me convert my best call. Thank you Breakspace!

 Partha PD sir is not just your mentor but family. He scolds you, yes! But, it is always on-point and for our own benefit. Within just quite a few interactions, and that too online, he has the ability to capture your personality which sometimes even we are not remotely aware of. That sounds quite surprising at first but when it happens to you, it comes as a shock.

The way Partha PD Sir teaches in class to the life lessons he wants to impart to us is really quite enriching. All the sessions conducted were well-planned. The program is not only about cracking the GD-PI it’s about preparing oneself for the next hurdle. Thank You Backspace!!!

Breakspace program has helped me a lot in my interview preparations. The mock interviews help a lot in analyzing strengths and weaknesses and prepare accordingly. Institute specific mocks help to understand the pattern of questions and past trends. Rigour and punctuality helps in developing sense of discipline.
I reinvented myself after joining the Breakspace program at Backspace. The personalized guidance, JAM sessions, GD and extempore, interview sessions – everything was exemplary and perfectly conducted. With every session, I learnt something new, something useful. Being a part of this experience, definitely, will be cherished for the entire life. Here, one can not only witness a glimpse of the life at a B-School, but also get to be well-versed with the B-School curriculums.
 

 When I attended the first session of PDPbyPPD, I instantly realized that this is the place where I should be learning about nuances of communications, which will be helpful for B-school interviews. PPD not only grooms you for the interview process but life at large

 Getting weekly news updates and notes on current affairs, writing essays and compulsion to submit them on time, preparing for the mock interviews, well generally three times a week (Pheww…) and working on the points of improvements suggested by Partha, all these loaded me with weapons to ensure victory in the final battle. I scored 98.28 in CAT with 93 in VALR

 Each of PPD’s session was like something to look forward to. Each of the session would harp on one crucial topic that was motivating as well as educative. Along with that we had enough material to practice from be that the theoretical aspects, essay writing or the application/SOP editing. And not to forget an equally important aspect with which Backspace helped immensely is the SOP editing.

. PPD has shown the right direction to a perpetually confused person like me. He can understand someone’s strengths and weaknesses very easily. And then, he can guide the person in the right way by honing his or her strengths and working on the weaknesses. In a word, his personalized coaching has been a huge learning experience for me.

The PI sessions were absolutely customized according to the institute one was appearing for and every student had their own SWOT analysis with the mentor. Backspace not only gave us the pitch to strike our scores in the ball game, it enriched us as a better human being through a number of tasks.

I am sure everyone has heard of rag to riches story. Well in those stories it was the sweat and blood of an individual behind their success. In my case, I have to say that it was Partha and team backspace. Thank you for everything that you have thought me and coping with me.
 

Two Months!!! Yes, two months was all it took for Partha (for he stoutly refuses to be addressed as ‘Sir’) to effect the metamorphosis from a brooding individual who was sceptical of his abilities to someone with the confidence and affability to tackle the sternest of IIM interview panels. Having had calls and having converted and dinged by IIMs before, I was acutely aware of the fact that there is many a slip between the cup and the lip

 It was the incessant effort of Partha sir, his words of wisdom and his unique way of helping students in a customized manner that helped me achieve my goals. Initially, it was a bit difficult for me due to my work location away from Kolkata and given the fact that I missed most of the classes, but the motivation from the team made me believe in myself and with two weeks of toiling before my best call, I crossed the line.

Partha Sir would give us a group task/individual task almost every day in the class. I still remember one of the best tasks ever assigned to us was to go out on a valentine’s day and sell valentine day cards made by our group. Now that i think about it, these tasks weren’t meaningless; they were there to get us a glimpse of the MBA world, to prepare us for our B-school. 

 My biggest learning was to know how to smile constantly during a PI and this art is a game changer; I also got very good at handling stressful situations. I was able to transform every single of my interviews to friendly chit-chats. Not so tempting, eh? Now think of a third category of candidates. 

Two Months!!! Yes, two months was all it took for Partha (for he stoutly refuses to be addressed as ‘Sir’) to effect the metamorphosis from a brooding individual who was sceptical of his abilities to someone with the confidence and affability to tackle the sternest of IIM interview panels. Having had calls and having converted and dinged by IIMs before, I was acutely aware of the fact that there is many a slip between the cup and the lip

After getting calls, I was of the opinion that I was preparing well, and did not need any other specialized program. However, the long-drawn process was becoming tiresome and making me complacent. It was only after joining Backspace that I realized what I had been missing. The most important thing that I learnt was how to deal with diverse scenarios that the various GDs and PIs later posed at me. PPD prepared us for the worst of interviews and taught us how to play on our strengths, while simultaneously working on our weaknesses. The regular diverse discussions kept us on our feet. This improvement was showing on my results as well. Starting from a waitlist of 122 (SJSOM), I moved up through waitlist 63 (NITIE), waitlist 4 (MDI Gurgaon) and finally converted IIM Lucknow. Thank you PPD for this wonderful journey at Backspace which will be with me forever.