JMET is dead, long live CAT

The IIM, IIT and IISc announced that the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore has decided to use CAT 2011 in the process for selecting students for their MBA programs and MMgt from the academic year 2012-13. The test of joint management committee input (JMET) for admission to IITs and IISc are abandoned. A recent study showed that the relatively young JMET was not too dissimilar to the cat, and that efforts to organize JMET seemed enormous compared to the approximately 40 000 graduates who took the test each year.

“Intersection of candidates to take both cats and JMET a year is very high. The decision to use CAT for admission to minimize the preparation and the financial burden on the candidates,” said Prof. LS Ganesh, former head of the Department of Management Department, IIT Madras. CAT is an ideal solution as the IITs, it is an exam well developed, established, standardized and widely accepted for admission in the PG management programs in India. It has also been designed and developed by IIMS, which are prized national institutions such as IITs, he added.

Supported this initiative, Professor Janakiraman Moorthy, CAT 2011 meeting, said: “This is an important initiative that offers two premier higher education systems together We believe that this is the approximation of the interruptions, and the work of collaborative research, that provides both institutions a competitive advantage in the long run.”

CAT 2011 will be organized for more than 20 days from October 22 to November 18, 2011 window for more than 36 cities. Online registration will open August 17 and is available until September 28, 2011. Solutions Prometric, a reliable market leader in test development and test delivery, IIMS partners’ in the development and delivery of the CAT 2011.

For more information on CAT 2011, including the list of non-IIM institutions registered to use CAT 2011 scores.

Source [HT]