CMAT scores not mandatory for Kerala B-schools MBA Admission

CMAT scores not mandatory for MBA
Recently, Supreme Court had issued a notice that private colleges need not seek approval from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to conduct courses in Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Computer Application (MCA) courses at the postgraduate level.


After the judgment Kerala state B-schools decide not to consider CMAT score for MBA courses admissions. Only the b-schools that offer Postgraduate Diploma in Management can consider CMAT score.

AICTE conducts CMAT test for admissions to Management programmes in AICTE affiliated institutions across the country.

Form now Kerala b-schools will consider CAT, MAT and XAT entrance test scores for admissions.

G P C Nayar, Federation of association of managements of unaided professional educational institutions in India president said, ""Now, we will be able to admit students who have appeared for CAT conducted by IIM or Management Aptitude Test (MAT) conducted by All India Management Association. Then, changes will attract more students to our courses,"

Asian School of Business, Thiruvananthapuram, director, S Rajeev said, "Also the SC judgment suggests that universities will have greater leverage. It will also encourage both AICTE and universities to converge and compete with each other."

"All the universities in Kerala have agreed to admit students to MBA courses based on CMAT score. Therefore, this year we are forced to admit students based on their CMAT scores. With admissions in most of the well-known B-Schools already over, now we will not be able to get students admitted," said Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies, Kochi, dean Joseph I Injodey.

In Kerala, there are around 60 business schools, with a total student intake of 7,000-plus.

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