Admission trends in IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, SPJIMR, IMT reveal that due to their revamped admission criteria for 2017-19 batch, there are 31 to 41% women in the new batch; 60 to 80% students with work experience in various fields; more candidates from arts and humanities have found place in their classrooms.
The story of Visit Garg, a B.A. from Delhi University who scored only 89.67 percentile in CAT 2016 and got IIM Ahmedabad has kindled hope among CAT 2017 aspirants especially those coming from Arts/Humanities background
More non-engineers, more females have got admission offers from IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta and other top B-schools this year, thanks to the changed admission policy and criteria for the batch 2017-19. Admission to the top IIMs may not be as difficult as you think as the high percentile of 99 may not be needed by the top ranked B-schools anymore.
IIM Ahmedabad: A B.A. with 89.67 percentile gets in; 100 percentile is out
The story of Visit Garg, a B.A. from Delhi University who scored only 89.67 percentile in CAT 2016 and got IIM Ahmedabad has kindled hope among CAT 2017 aspirants especially those coming from Arts/Humanities background as IIM Ahmedabad has marched on its plan to implement the concept of Academic Diversity with full force.
More astonishing is also the fact that CAT 2016 copper with 100 percentile Avid into Chakraborty has not been offered admission by IIM Ahmedabad. Avid into Chakraborty is a final year student of a dual degree course in Economics and Computer Science at BITS Pilani, Goa but has not been awarded any benefit under academic diversity and did not get IIM Ahmedabad, his dream B-school.
IIM Ahmedabad during past few years has been focusing on increasing the academic diversity on its campus. The top B-school in its admission policy 2017-19 had declared to award higher weighting even to low marks scored in arts and humanities in shortlisting as compared to engineering and science streams.