The AICTE had issued a notification to B-schools listing a new set of rules for
their admission process
The Supreme Court extended its interim order of allowing
Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) institutes to accept different exam scores
as well as to conduct their own group discussion and personal interview processes.
However, aspiring MBA candidates are disappointed that they will have to apply to
all institutes separately for admission.
The Supreme Court on July 26 extended its stay against the All Indian Council for
Technical Education (AICTE) notification regarding PGDM institutions for another
On December 28, 2010, the AICTE had issued a notification to B-schools listing a
new set of rules for their admission process. According to the notification, the
admission process and fee structure for the PGDM programme shall be managed by the
respective state government. Different groups of B-schools had challenged the AICTE
Dr Apoorva Palkar, President, Consortium of Management Education (COME) said, "Following
the SC ruling, we can now prepare the ground for a smoother and well-structured
admissions process for the 2012-13 batch. This extension is a big relief as we can
continue to use any of the nationally recognised entrance tests like CAT, XAT,
and so on for the admissions."
However aspiring MBA students are disappointed. Pushkar R, who wishes to join a
PGDM course next year expressed, "We will have to appear for a lot of tests and
prepare individually for different institutes. We will also have to apply to each
institute separately, which will add to the cost. The AICTE decision could have
lessened our troubles."
Courtesy: DNA India