What is the reason of extension of application dates is still a suspense. Although the CAT 2012 exam is over, the application process has not gathered momentum. But, still the application windows are wide open accepting applications.
The sources say that from past two years the B-schools have not been following a perfect deadline for admission process. Apart from a few other B-schools like MDI, IMI Delhi and FORE School of Management whose last dates of application were in October and November, the rest of the B-schools like XLRI Jamshedpur, LIBA-Chennai, TAPMI-Manipal and more are intentionally running out the Admission Process.
Also MDI Gurgaon, which is the only private B-school to maintain the given timeline, others with an early deadline, like IMI Delhi and FORE School of Management, have already extended it.
Dr. Pritam Singh, director general of IMI said "This year, we may allow one more opportunity for aspirants to apply for our institute once the CAT results are released. Given an opportunity, many candidates are likely to apply for the institute once the CAT results are out in the second week of January".
Prof Chowdari Prasad, Admission chairperson of TAPMI Manipal said "The process of receiving applications has not yet been picked up. We have seen a slow start. We are hoping for a better show after results of CAT 2012 and XAT 2013 are out. The results are expected in Mid of January, where as the last date to apply for TAPMI is 15th January, 2013".
All over we can say it as B-schools have decided for slow kick start of Admission process.