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IITs To Launch Common Admission Web Portal In 2013

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IIT To Launch Common Admission WebPortal
The Management departments of all the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT's) are planning to introduce a common admission web portal that will serve as a single channel for admission process to MBA programmes at IIT's. The Management departments of IIT's at Delhi, Roorkee, Kharagpur, Bombay and Chennai are expected to work together for launching a common portal.

The web portal will have features where applicants will have to enter their name, age, gender and CAT score along with the choice of preference for different IIT's. The objective to introducing a common web portal is to promote IIT and its MBA programme as a brand. The IIT's offer quality education along with the research based teaching methodologies.

The IIT's focus on exposure of students as well as promote research work. Students are given an opportunity to interact with the professors and researchers from International Universities which helps them to get summer internship and final placements. A single admission portal will make the entire admission process more streamlined. This process will be quite helpful to both students as well as IIT officials because nearly, 70-80% of students who apply to the different IIT's are same.

As a result, the IIT's can optimize their efforts and resources while students can apply through a single channel and save on their time. Presently, the candidates have to apply separately to each MBA programme of IIT's where each application cost Rs. 1500 whereas through a common portal candidates can apply through a single application form which will reduce application costs for both the applicants as well as IIT's.

The IIT Business Schools are also planning to conduct common group discussions and interviews for all IIT's in order to simplify the admission process further. Though, the proposal may take another 5 years to get implemented as IIT's would have to work out on common weightages assigned to different admission criteria's.

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