Indian Institute Management (IIMs) together has decided to award special marks to girls and non-engineering students.

Last Updated: 2011-08-25T04:07:43+05:30

IIMs Entry Made Easy for Girls with Grace Marks

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) together have decided to award special marks to girls and non-engineering students. This step is taken in order to increase the enrollment ratio of girls in IIMs. Students were mostly boys, with only a sprinkling of the other sex.
Therefore, all the six new IIMs along with IIMs at Lucknow and Kozhikode feel that it’s high time to balance the gender scales in office spaces. So, IIM-Rohtak will give 20 marks to each girl and another 20 to a non-engineer. The IIM-Raipur will add 30 marks to the overall scores of each girl-non-engineer. Besides, IIM-Lucknow has decided to grant five marks to each girl and two to non-engineers.
Arunabha Mukhopadhyay, IIM-L Admissions Chairman said that for the first time that they have taken a conscious decision in order to bring diversity in their campus. Therefore apart from the CAT scores, academic performance in class X and at the graduation level, and work experience, they will award marks for two diversity factors-gender and academics.
As per sources, seven IIMs have come up with their admission criteria months before the Common Admission Test (CAT). The new IIMs have decided to do away with group discussions and will instead jointly hold a Written Ability Test (WAT). Besides, the older b-schools-IIM-Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow, Kozhikode, Indore, will, like IIM-Ahmedabad, expect students to clear a writing task as well as conduct GDs and personal interviews.
- By Madiha Wasi
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