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IIM-Trichy to handle admissions for new schools

Chetna Mehra New Delhi | Updated on January 23, 2014

The process will remain same for the six IIMs but they will bring out their own separate merit list, as these B-schools have slightly different admission processes.

Common admission process to call 10,000 for 800 seats in 6 new IIMs

IIM-Trichy will be conducting the Common Admission Process (CAP) for the six new IIMs at Kashipur, Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Udaipur and for itself between February 18 and March 12 this year. The Institute has recently issued the shortlist percentile cut-offs for the written ability test (WAT) and personal interview (PI) for the process.

The minimum percentile to receive an interview call from newer IIMs is 96.82. The candidate should have a minimum quant and data interpretation percentile of 70.77 and should have scored at least 71.09 percentile in verbal to sit in the process.

IIM-Trichy is expected to call around 10,000 candidates for the combined strength of around 800 seats in the six new IIMs.

“The CAP is beneficial for students too, as they don’t have to travel to different locations for multiple interviews,” says Hari Sreekumar, a marketing professor and admissions Chairperson of IIM-Trichy.

“When the newer IIMs started the number of faculty was limited and the process helped us save on manpower, time, and effort by sharing the resources.”

List on Jan 26

“The WAT and PI will take place between February 18 and March 12 across five locations — Mumbai, Delhi, Calcutta, Chennai and Bangalore,” he added. A list of candidates selected for the process is likely to be declared on January 26. “The process will remain same for the six IIMs but they will bring out their own separate merit list, as these B-schools have slightly different admission processes,” informed Sreekumar.

Multiple selection

Each new IIM will take the normalised PI and WAT score of the candidates and combine it with scores for other criteria – CAT score, profile score and any other score to make its own merit list for the final offer.

In cases where candidates have been shortlisted by the six new IIMs as well as older IIMs, IIM-Trichy may collect the PI and WAT scores directly from the older IIMs. Such candidates will be informed in advance, and they need not appear for IIM Trichy’s PI and WAT.

Sai Kumar, Director of TIME, a preparatory institute, is of the view that a CAP gives just one chance to make it to the IIMs but it gives a chance to more candidates as most of them are shortlisted multiple times.

IIMs have relied on CAPs for three years now, but the process may not continue in the future.

“We may have to change this process in future as different IIMs have different ways of operating and each IIM will eventually have its own way of selecting the students,” Sreekumar added.

The first CAP was conducted by IIM-Rohtak in 2011, the second and third were executed by IIM-Ranchi and IIM-Raipur respectively.

Published on January 23, 2014

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