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Alert: CAT for IIMs

August 02, 2004 14:22 IST

The Common Admission Test for the Indian Institutes of Management, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow, will be held on Sunday, November 21 for their various programmes.

Programmes

Post-graduate programmes in management (equivalent to MBA)

IIM Ahmedabad: PGP and PGP-ABM

IIM Bangalore: PGP and PGSM

IIM Calcutta: PGP-PGDM, PGP-PGDCM and PGP-PGDBM

IIM Indore: PGP

IIM Kozhikode: PGP

IIM Lucknow: PGP and PGP-ABM

Fellow programme in management (equivalent to PhD)

IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow

Note: Separate advertisements will appear for the Fellow programme of each institute as well as the PGDCM and the PGDBM programmes of IIM Calcutta and the PGSM programme at IIM Bangalore. See the CAT Bulletin for further information.

Eligibility

For post-graduate programmes in management

For all IIMs, the minimum eligibility criterion for admission to the PGP is a three-year Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in any discipline recognised by the Association of Indian Universities / All India Council for Technical Education as eligible for post-graduate studies in management.

Special eligibility requirements

IIM Ahmedabad: PGP in Agri-Business Management

Candidates should have, from an institution recognised by the Association of Indian Universities / AICTE:

(a) A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Agriculture Sciences OR
(b) A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Agriculture-related disciplines OR
(c) At least a three-year Bachelor's degree in any discipline, and a strong interest in Agriculture, Agro / Food Processing, Rural and Allied Sectors. (Such candidates, with a strong interest in these sectors, must submit a special form available with the PGP-ABM office in October 2004.)

Candidates appearing for the final Bachelor's degree examination or final Master's degree examination can also apply. If selected, such candidates will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if they submit a certificate latest by June 30, 2005 from the principal / registrar of their college / institute (issued by June 30, 2005) stating that they have appeared for all the examinations (including practicals) in all the subjects required for obtaining the Bachelor's / Master's degree.

Their admission will be confirmed when they submit the mark-sheet and a certificate of having passed the Bachelor's / Master's degree referred to in the certificate issued by the principal / registrar of their college / institute. The deadline for submission of the mark-sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2005. Non-fulfillment of this condition will automatically result in the cancellation of the provisional admission.

IIM Bangalore: PGP in Software Enterprise Management

Candidates must, at the minimum, possess a three-year Bachelor's degree in any discipline that is recognised by the Association of Indian Universities / All India Council for Technical Education. In addition, candidates need to have a minimum of two years' work experience in the software industry as on June 10, 2005.

IIM Calcutta: Candidates can apply to more than one of the post-graduate programmes viz PGDM, PGDCM and PGDBM.

For a Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Aided Management, a candidate is required to send a crossed demand draft payable in Kolkata for Rs 600 in favour of the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta along with a self-addressed envelope of size 10" x 5" between August 2 and November 1, 2004. The application form will be sent to the applicant on receipt of the demand draft. See the CAT Bulletin for further information.

The Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management is a three-year evening programme. For this programme an applicant must have

(i) A minimum of two years work experience (by May 31, 2005) at an executive / supervisory level after graduation and

(ii) Must be employed in a full time job at the time of admission (details in CAT Bulletin).

IIM Lucknow: PGP in Agri-Business Management

Candidates should have any of the following qualifications obtained from institutions recognised by AIU / AICTE:

(a) A Bachelor's degree in Agriculture or allied subjects OR

(b) A Master's degree in any discipline of Agriculture or allied subjects / Rural Sociology / Economics (with specialisation in Agricultural Economics) / Rural Development / Rural Marketing / Co-operatives / Rural Banking OR

(c) Bachelor's degree or equivalent in any discipline recognised by the AIU / AICTE as eligible for post-graduate studies with minimum of two years' experience (as on February 28, 2005) in the field of agriculture, rural development, agro / food processing.

Candidates in their final year of Bachelor's or Master's degree examination will be allowed to join the programme only if they complete all the requirements for obtaining the degree before June 30, 2005 and produce a certificate to this effect at the time of registration.

Note (for all IIMs)

Candidates who are currently in their final year of Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) can also apply, provided they expect to complete all their exams and other requirements for obtaining the qualifying degree before June 30, 2005.

Such candidates, if selected for admission, will have to submit a certificate at the time of registration, stating that the candidate has completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor's degree before June 30, 2005. This certificate has to be obtained from the HoD / registrar / principal of the institution / university where the candidate is studying.

In addition, such candidates must produce the final year mark-sheet and the degree certificate as proof of having satisfied the minimum eligibility requirements by the dates specified by the respective IIMs in the CAT bulletin.

CAT scores

The CAT scorecard will be mailed to the candidates by December 31, 2004. The CAT score will remain valid for one year for all the IIMs.

Scholarships / financial assistance

It is the endeavour of all IIMs that no student be denied opportunity to pursue the post-graduate programme in management for want of adequate financial resources. Substantial need-based scholarships are available for students belonging to economically disadvantaged families (Please see the write-up on each IIM in the CAT bulletin for details.)

Reservations

As per the requirement of the Government of India 15 per cent and 7.5 per cent seats are reserved for SC and ST candidates respectively.

Three per cent of the seats are reserved for Persons With Disability. The three categories of disability are:

a) Low-vision / blindness

b) Hearing impairment

c) Locomotor disability / cerebral palsy.

Test centres

Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Noida, Patna, Pune, Vishakhapatnam.

Note: The IIMs reserve the right to change or cancel any test centre at their discretion.

CAT Bulletin

The CAT Bulletin containing the CAT application form and other information can be obtained at the branches of the State Bank of India listed below until August 20, 2004 for Rs 1,100 (Rs 550 for SC/ST candidates).

Please note that a candidate needs to buy only one CAT Bulletin irrespective of how many IIMs he / she is applying to.

All candidates must enclose the third copy of the bank's / IIMs' pay-in slip with the CAT application form. SC/ST candidates should submit a copy of the SC / ST certificate to the bank / IIM at the time of obtaining the CAT Bulletin.

Please ensure your eligibility to appear in CAT before procuring the CAT Bulletin.

CAT application forms of ineligible candidates and application forms with incomplete information will be summarily rejected. No claim of refund will be entertained on a bulletin once sold.

List of SBI branches

Andhra Pradesh

Hyderabad (Bank Street)

Kakinada

Kurnool

Secunderabad (Rashtrapati Road)

Tirupati

Vijayawada

Vishakhapatnam

Warangal (Hanamkonda)

Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar

Assam

Dibrugarh

Guwahati

Bihar

Bhagalpur

Muzaffarpur

Patna (West Gandhi Maidan)

Chattisgarh

Bhilai (Sector I)

Bilaspur

Durg

Raipur (Jaistambh Chowk)

Delhi

New Delhi (IIT)

New Delhi Main Branch (Parliament Street)

Delhi (University of Delhi)

Goa

Panaji (Near Junta House)

Gujarat

Ahmedabad (Bhadra)

Ahmedabad (IIM Branch)

Anand

Baroda (Opp Jamunabai Hospital)

Bhavnagar (Diwanpara Road)

Rajkot

Surat (Chowk Bazar)

Haryana

Ambala City

Gurgaon (Mehrauli Road)

Karnal

Kurukshetra University

Rohtak

Himachal Pradesh

Shimla (The Mall)

Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu

Srinagar

Jharkhand

Dhanbad

Jamshedpur

Ranchi

Karnataka

Bangalore (Jayanagar II Block)

Bangalore (St Mark's Road)

Gulbarga (Super Market Complex)

Hubli

Mangalore

Mysore (Sayaji Rao Road)

Kerala

Kozhikode

Kochi (M G Road)

Thiruvananthapuram (M G Road)

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal Main

Gwalior

Indore

Jabalpur

Rewa

Maharashtra

Amaravati

Aurangabad (Kranti Chowk)

Mumbai (Bombay Samachar Marg)

Mumbai (Shivaji Park)

Mumbai (Mahim)

Nagpur

Nasik

Pune

Thane

Manipur

Imphal

Meghalaya

Shillong (Kacheri Road)

Mizoram

Aizawl

Nagaland

Kohima

Orissa

Berhampur (Ganjam)

Bhubaneswar (New Capital P O)

Cuttack (Collectorate compound)

Dhenkanal

Koraput

Puri

Rourkela

Sambalpur

Punjab

Jalandhar (Civil Lines)

Ludhiana

Patiala

Rajasthan

Ajmer

Bikaner (Dauji Road)

Jaipur (Sanganeri Gate)

Jodhpur

Kota (LIC Bldg)

Udaipur

Tamil Nadu

Chennai Main (Anna Salai)

Chennai (IIT)

Coimbatore (Bank Road)

Madurai (West Veli Street)

Salem

Tiruchirapalli

Tirunelveli

Tripura

Agartala (Hariganga Basak Road)

Uttaranchal

Dehra Dun

Pant Nagar

Roorkee

Uttar Pradesh

Agra

Aligarh

Allahabad (Allahabad University)

Bareilly

Gorakhpur

Jhansi

Kanpur (The Mall)

Lucknow

Meerut

Noida (Sector-2)

Varanasi

West Bengal

Burdwan

Durgapur

Kharagpur

Kolkata (Ballygunge)

Kolkata Main (Strand Road)

Kolkata (Manicktala)

Kolkata (Park Street)

Kolkata (IIM Joka)

Siliguri

Chandigarh

Sector 17

Pondicherry

Pondicherry (Rue Suffren)

Wherever the location of the SBI branch is not indicated within brackets, please approach SBI's main branch in the respective cities.

Under exceptional circumstances such as

(a) the stock of bulletins is exhausted in the nearby branch of the bank

(b) the bank branch is inaccessible to the candidate

(c) the bulletin sale through banks close

a copy of the CAT bulletin can also be obtained directly from any one of the IIMs at the following addresses till August 27 by sending a crossed demand draft for Rs 1,200 (Rs 600 for SC/ST candidates with a copy of the SC/ST certificate) drawn in favour of the respective IIM. The request for bulletin should be accompanied by a cloth-lined self-addressed unstamped envelope of size 12" x 10".

Addresses Ahemdabad

Admissions Office
Indian Institute of Management
Vastrapur
Ahmedabad -- 380 015

Phone: (079) 26324632

Bangalore

Admissions Office
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Bannerghatta Road
Bangalore -- 560 076

Phone: (080) 26993188

Kolkata

Admissions Office
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
D H Road
Joka
Kolkata -- 700 104

Phone: (033) 24679178

Indore

Admissions Office
Indian Institute of Management Indore
Pigdamber, Rau
Indore -- 453 331

Phone: (0731) 5058785

Kozhikode

Admissions Office
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
Kunnamangalam PO
Kozhikode -- 673 571

Phone: (0495) 2809213

Lucknow

Admissions Office
Indian Institute of Management
Prabandh Nagar
Off Sitapur Road
Lucknow -- 226 013

Phone: (0522) 2734028

Important dates

Issue of CAT bulletins by State Bank of India ends: August 20

Issue of CAT bulletins by IIMs ends: August 27

Last date for receipt of completed CAT applications by the IIMs: September 10

Common Admission Test: November 21

Mailing of CAT scorecard to the candidates: December 31

(For more detailed information on each IIM, please refer to the CAT Bulletin)