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IIM-Udaipur may coordinate admissions of six proposed IIMs

Education NewsOnus to coordinate the admission process is likely to be put on Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur (IIM-U). IIM-U is already engaged in holding personal interviews and written ability tests for the proposed IIMs at Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra and Punjab.

IIM-U is also currently coordinating the admission process of six new IIMs at Kashipur, Ranchi, Raipur, Rohtak, Trichy and Udaipur.

“A proposal has been put forth in this regard. Admission process is taking time this year as all the proposed IIMs are at different stages of development. Some of them still do not have their own campus. Few mentor IIMs have proposed to commence academic activities from their campuses to promote the proposed IIMs,” said director, IIM-Indore, Prof Rishikesha T Krishnan.

The proposed six new IIMs are supposed to begin their academic session in 2015, but they are still struggling to find an identity of their own. Final decision on cities in which the IIMs will be located in respective states is still awaited.

Union government had declared mentor IIM for each proposed IIM. IIM-Bangalore will mentor the IIM in Andhra Pradesh; IIM Indore will mentor the IIM in Bihar; IIM Ahmedabad will mentor the IIM in Maharashtra; IIM Lucknow is to mentor the IIM in Himachal Pradesh; IIM Calcutta will mentor IIM in Odisha and IIM Kozhikode will mentor the Punjab IIM.

Proposed intake in these IIMs is also yet to be declared.

Convener, CAT 2014, Prof Rohit Kapoor, said, “There is no clarity on number of seats that will be opened for admission in proposed IIMs.”

Delayed processes have, meanwhile, affected the candidates, who have scored the desired percentile and now wish to pursue MBA from one of the IIMs. Not only intake but the weightage to academic profile, work experience, gender diversity and CAT 2014 cut-off percentile are also yet to be announced for the proposed institutes.

Source: TOI

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