The newly introduced IIM's at Udaipur, Trichy, Rohtak, Raipur, Kashipur and Ranchi are holding joint interviews to minimize the time of students who otherwise would have to attend separate interviews. The interviews have started from February 15 and will end on March 12. The interviews for students eying IIM-U are taking place in Bangalore.
The institute has also decided to give a few extra points to women and non-engineers seeking admissions. IIM-U has awarded 50% weight-age to CAT scores, 30% to personal interview and aptitude test, 20% for personal profile that includes academic background (40%), work experience (30%), preference to women candidate (15%) and non-engineers (15%).
So far, 85% students at IIM-U have an engineering background, and the rest are from arts and commerce. The director of IIM-U Janat Shah said “The idea is to bring more girl students and non engineers into IIM”. He is hoping that the girl's strength would raise up-to 20% this year.
Also, IIM-U has decided to increase the number of seats from 70 to 120 from next session. They have 57 students in the current session. Janat Shah says “The number of seats has gone up as we can now accommodate more students with the appointment of new faculty members and infrastructure facilities. On the basis of students performance and inclusion of new centres, we are likely to get students with good scores. Six older IIM's were given responsibility to conduct the admission process for the new IIM's. IIM Bangalore was given the responsibility for the admission process at IIM Udaipur but, this year the joint interview is coordinated by IIM Ranchi”.
However, the interview will be conducted by a panel including academicians and experts from industry. Janat Shah is now focusing on getting students having inclination towards social sector. The results will be declared in april and uploaded on IIM Udaipur official website. The next session will begin on June 25. Since the CAT result 2011 was out the institute received queries from students across the country.
Source : TOI