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Student Spotlight: Diptiman Banerji, Doctoral Candidate in Management with a 160 Point Score Increase

Posted in Student Resources on June 21, 2011 by

In our latest Student Spotlight, meet Diptiman Banerji, a Knewton GMAT student who increased his score from a 500 on his Knewton diagnostic to a 660 on the actual test!


Diptiman Banerji


Calcutta, India

Current job?

Senior Manager with Aircel, a leading Telecom services operator in India

Why did you want to take the GMAT?

I am already a BE (Bachelor of Engineering) & an MBA and have 16 years of work experience. I had targeted to go for a PhD program in Management from the most reputed Management institution of India – Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta, which I have got through.

What’s your dream job after school?

Teaching for GMAT prep courses, Research & Consultancy in Marketing Management and Teaching.

Can you tell us a bit about your experience prepping for the GMAT?

Well, I started researching online for the course available on teaching GMAT. I got to know about Knewton, Manhattan GMAT, Kaplan & Pearson. I actually enrolled as a trial student in each of them & found the Knewton course to be best. Also, I got a very exciting India-specific offer, which made it quite affordable for me. Finally, I decided to go for Knewton as my course guide. The only books I referred to are the two basic GMAC guides.

Lightning Round: Favorite song right now?

It’s a Bengali song – which is in my mother tongue!

Data Sufficiency or Sentence Correction?

Data Sufficiency

Bill Gates or Steve Jobs?

Steve Jobs

Harry Potter or Twilight?