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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Fellow Programme in Management

The Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) is the doctoral programme of the Indian Institute of Management.  FPM seeks candidates with outstanding academic backgrounds, intellectual curiosity and discipline needed to make scholarly contribution. IIM doctoral programme provides a diverse set of opportunities for interdisciplinary education and research. 

Students spend generally a little over four years that includes two years of rigorous course work. Course work in the first year provides a general management overview and develops basic skills for analyzing managerial problems. In the second year, students take advanced doctoral level courses in their areas of specialization. The doctoral dissertation, for the next couple of years, provides them with an opportunity to make original contribution to an area of management or to one of its source disciplines.

Admission Requirement
Although Different has different requirement for admission into FPM. Some of the common educational requirement are:

A Masters Degree in any discipline, with at least 55 percent marks,

Five year/four year Integrated Masters Degree programme in any discipline, with atleast 55 percent marks, obtained after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) 

A professional qualification like CA, ICWA, CS, with at least 55 percent marks.

A 4-year Bachelors degree with at least 60 percent marks

Those who have intellectual curiosity would find this programme one of the best in India. With no doubt, it promises you a rewarding career.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

CAT Preparation Books

For Quantitative Aptitude Must to read for CAT Quant -

Quant Aptitude by Tata Magraw Hill
Arun sharma
Quantitative Aptitude
Abhijit Guha
Quantitative Aptitude by Pearson
Nishit Sinha

Thursday, May 10, 2012

IIM MBA Distance Learning

 IIM's   are offering  Distance Learning MBA programs to working professional, currently IIM-Bangalore, IIM-Kozhikode, IIM-Lucknow, IIM-Calcutta etc are providing  IIM MBA program through distance leaning

Eligibility criteria :- Work experience is must to apply for any of the IIM Distance learning MBA program, and it varies in between 1-5 years. 

1) For most of the Distance Learning Executive MBA programs offered by IIM's, graduates/ CA/ ICWA having at least 5 years of work experience can apply. Usually executives from different backgrounds like IT, Human Resources, Marketing, Banking, Financial Services and Manufacturing apply for these kind of programs.

2) Selection for most of the IIM Distance Learning MBA programs is carried out through an national level aptitude test followed by an online interview through IOL platform.There could be exemption based on your educational qualification and work experience.

. The average fee of these programs is around  Rs. 3,00,000/- .

Process of CAT for IIM MBA

Getting admission into an IIM is a 3-step process. The test very well known as IIm Cat for Mba the Common Admission Test (CAT), followed by a Group Discussion and a Personal Interview if you clear CAT. Do not fear.

You do not have to be a genius or an academic topper to get through what might seem like an impossible goal. On the contrary, all you need is a logical flow of thought and an analytical mind and the IIM dream is yours to live.

Once you have cracked CAT, the next step in the selection process is a Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI).

You would start with a  IIM MBA GD which is not elimination round. This means that you will give a PI irrespective of your performance in the GD round. The GD round usually consists of a group of 6-10 students. The panel remains the same over the GD and PI and usually consists of IIM MBA Professors.
The topic in a GD is usually a general topic but can vary to just about anything under the sun. 

The last round of selection is the PI. Most of us have a tendency to view an interview as something where someone is sitting across from us and we are trying to convince them of something and get on the top. However, we can perform much better if we could just look at it as a conversation that we are having with some people sitting with us, who are interested in hearing our opinion on different things. They are not looking for reasons to reject us; instead they are actually looking for reasons to accept us into their academic institute. If you have made it this far, they do recognize that you have potential and have a very open stance instead of being the threatening monsters that you probably imagine them to be.  One  thing is that you should prepare your content well for a PI. The content here consists of preparing your graduation subjects very well and understanding their application to some real world scenarios. Be confident and do not lie. If you don’t know the answer to something, just say that. There is nothing wrong about not knowing something. At the same time it is very important to stay composed through out the GD and interview. 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

CAT results Declared

IIM have declared the results for the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2011 on Wednesday, in which nine aspirants have notched up a 100 percentile. Around 1.85 lakh candidates took the test over a 20-day period across 36 cities starting mid-October, 2011.
The IIM and several other B-schools, including the management studies departments in the National Institute of Technology and the Indian Institute of Technology, subscribe to CAT score. The IIT and FMS decided to accept CAT scores this year for their MBA.
The convenor of CAT 2011, professor Janakiraman Moorthy of IIM Calcutta, said the IIMs will start calling candidates for the next stage of the admission process with immediate effect. "Some IIM may come out with the list from this evening itself. Within a week, all the IIMs would have sent out mails to prospective candidates," he said. About the results, Moorthy said: "While nine aspirants scored 100 percentile, 1,800 candidates scored 99 percentile and above."Vinayak Gupta, a student of economics (H) with SRCC who scored 99.89 percentile, said: "The 15-minute trial was a great help, and the test was better organized."
This year, many of the new IIM, including those in Tiruchirapalli, Udaipur and Raipur, have increased their intake from 70 to 120 for MBA . This will improve the chances of making it to the prestigious institute.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

MUNNI Badnaam in IIM

There is the news of IIM planning to change their name. The new proposed name of IIM is Management of Unique, New and Noteworthy Indians. 
It is said that this way every student will feel special, and would want even more to join the institute. However IIMs have not realized that their new names short form is MUNNI, and this would definitely get them badnaam.

B-schools accepting MAT scores - 2012

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) will publish a list of b-schools accepting  Management Admission Test (MAT) scores only once the registration closes for the exam on January 9, 2012. 

This has definitely not gone down too well with candidates who often decide on entrance exams only after knowing the institutes which will accept its scores. With regard to MAT, they are undoubtedly clueless.

Ankit Roy, an engineering graduate from Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata said that he has taken all the important exams including CAT. “The registration has closed for most premium colleges, so why should I sit for an exam when I don’t know where all I can apply through it. AICTE should come out with its list as soon as possible. Even the colleges need to be clear about their selection criteria for candidates coming in through MAT. They should clearly mention the number of students they will take through MAT, as most colleges declare their shortlist by early March. And from end of March till mid-April the interviews go on. With MAT scheduled late February, the entire interview schedule will either get postponed or the b-schools will have separate interviews for CMAT students, which seems quite unlikely.”

A flabbergasted microbiology graduate from Mumbai, Dakshina Nair said, “I haven’t recovered from the SNAP disaster yet to talk about MAT, but yes I have heard about it. I saw the advertisements but don’t plan to sit for it. AICTE should already have announced the list of colleges accepting MAT scores, even I might have given it a thought then.”

But there are few aspirants who think MAT is a brilliant idea if executed properly. According to Eshaan Ghosh, a final year instrumentation and control engineering student from Asansol, “What AICTE has planned with MAT is a very schematic decision and it can work if all management colleges come under the purview of one examination. It will then be like the All India Engineering Entrance Examination, after the results of which candidates can apply to various colleges.”