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IRM, Anand to accept CAT score for PG programmes admissions

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IRM, Anand to accept CAT score
Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) has issued a notification on Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Management and Fellow Program in Rural Management programmes admissions.

Notification says IRMA will accept Common Admission Test (CAT) entrance exam score for admissions to PG programmes, for the academic year 2014-15.

IRMA is awaiting Supreme Court's pending decision for conducting IRMA admission test for the ensuing academic year.

The verdict is likely to be out in three weeks. The institute hopes the SC will allow it to conduct its own test, in which case it will come out with a merit list combining the two entrance tests.

Earlier, All Indian Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi had issued a notice to all affiliated colleges to accept CAT, CMAT, XAT, ATMA & GMAT entrance scores for admissions to the PG programmes.

The IRMA had challenged it on the ground that being a rural management institute, it required to judge candidates on a different set of parametre that other management entrance tests did not necessarily meet.

"We have already registered our institute with CAT to use its scores for admissions to our flagship programme, but we hope that the apex court will allow us to retain our own test. If the verdict comes in our favour, we will combine the two tests for final admissions," IRMA director Jeemol Unni said.

CAT is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) for admissions to the PG courses offered by the top b-schools across India.

IRMA will update the details about the admissions to PG programmes in official website.

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