For Post Graduate Programmes in Management:
For all IIMs, the minimum eligibility criterion for admission to PGP is at least a three-year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any discipline recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)/ All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) as eligible for Post-Graduate Studies in Management.
Special eligibility requirements:
* IIM Ahmedabad: PGP (Agri-Business Management) (PGP-ABM)
Candidates should have, from an institution recognized by the Association of Indian Universities/ AICTE:
1. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Agriculture Sciences OR
2. a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Agriculture related disciplines OR
3. 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 during October 2004.
* IIM Bangalore: PGP in Software Enterprise Management (PGSM>
Candidates must, at the minimum, possess at least a three-year Bachelors degree in any discipline that is recognised by Association of Indian Universities(AIU)/ All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). 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 Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Aided Management (PGDCM), a candidate is required to send a crossed demand draft payable in Kolkata for Rs.600/- in favour of Indian Institute of Management Calcutta along with a self-addressed envelope of size 10″ x 5″ between August 2 and November 1, 2004. PGDCM Application Forms and a sample paper of Aptitude Test in Mathematics (ATM) will be sent to the applicant on receipt of the demand draft. Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM) 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).
**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 where the candidate is studying. In addition, such candidates must produce the final year marksheet 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.
Scholarships/Financial Assistance :
It is the endeavour of the IIMs that no student be denied opportunity to pursue the Post-Graduate Programme in Management for want of adequate financial resources. Substantial need-based scholarship schemes covering even up to 100% of expenses are available. (Please see the write-up on each IIM included in the CAT bulletin for details).
As per Government of India requirement 15% and 7½% seats are reserved for SC and ST candidates. 3% seats are reserved for Persons with Disability (PWD) of which 1% each is reserved for low-vision/blindness, hearing impairment and locomotor disability/cerebral palsy.