Published On: Thu, Jan 20th, 2011

New IIMs join hands for common admission strategy

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The newly set up Indian Institute of Management-Ranchi , Indian Institute of Management-Raipur, Indian Institute of Management-Rohtak and Indian Institute of Management-Trichy have come up with common admission strategy for the upcoming academic session 2011-12.

As per the plan, all four IIMs will conduct common group discussions and personal interviews of 3,000 successful CAT candidates. This was decided in a high-level meeting at the Noida campus of IIM-Lucknow . The meeting was attended by directors of all the concerned institutes M.J. Xavier of IIM-Ranchi, Prafulla Agnihotri of IIM-Trichy, B.S. Sahay of IIM-Raipur and P. Rameshan of IIM-Rohtak.

Accordingly, call letters to a cumulative list of 3,000 CAT candidates, who qualify the minimum cut-off marks for appearing in group discussions and personal interviews for the respective institutions, would be sent shortly.

“This is a start towards working together on many issues in the future,” said  M.J. Xavier, director, IIM-Ranchi after the meeting, which also saw finalisation of the schedule for group discussions and personal interviews.

The admission process of GD and PI would be held between February 28 and March 6 at Bangalore, between March 8 and March 13 at Mumbai, March 15 and March 22 at Delhi, March 26 and 30 in Calcutta and on April 2 at the four participating new IIMs.

As per the decision, IIM-Ranchi will admit as many as 70 students in its postgraduate diploma in management (PGDM) programme in the 2011 session against only 44 in 2010. Raipur and Trichy IIMs will admit 60 students each while Rohtak, on virtue of its relatively better infrastructure, has been allowed to admit 120 students.

This joint admission process will surely reduce the stress level of aspirants who otherwise would have had to hop from one interview to another. The institutes also stand to gain as they can calculate results faster ensuring better selected candidates while utilising lesser resources.

The new IIMs have also worked out plans to share resources in the field of IT and other education materials, besides holding classes through video-conferencing.