Wednesday, April 27, 2011

From next year, new IIMs may have common admission criteria

Seat selection on the lines of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), common admission criteria and single-location group discussion and personal interviews: these are some key reforms the new bunch of Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) could usher in next year while picking candidates through from one of the toughest B-school admission tests in the world.

At a meeting with the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) last week, directors and chairpersons of the six new IIMs proposed common admission criteria where sectional cut-offs in the Common Admission Test (CAT) and other weightages will be equal among them.

IIMs at Rohtak, Trichy and Raipur already had such criteria for the 2011-13 batch. Other IIMs at Ranchi, Udaipur and Kashipur will join this system next year. On the anvil is also an IIT-like system of seat selection.

Source: The Times of India, April 27, 2011

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