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IIM Ahmedabad new admission process to enhance student diversity

The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad has come up with some new changes in its process of admission and recruitment. IIM Ahmedabad new admission process has been introduced to include more students from diverse backgrounds and will be applicable to the 2014 – 2016 batch of the Post Graduate Programme in Management.

The admission process of the institute comprises of two stages – the Common Admission Test which is then followed by the Written Analysis and Personal Interview of students shortlisted from the first stage.

In the new process, the list covered toppers of the CAT exam from five different academic classifications. Apart from academic performance and written analysis, many factors like quality of interview, awards, extracurricular activities and work experience were taken into account while evaluating WA-PI scores.

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The new batch of post graduate students in Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad will now include students from a wide range of backgrounds due to the newly made changes. Interestingly, this year offers for admission were made to 11per cent of non engineers as compared to five per cent in the previous three years. A record 28 per cent of the admission offers were also made to women applicants compared to a mere 11 to 22 per cent in the last years.

According to Ashish Nanda, Director, IIM-A, the discussion based learning process that is employed in the institute will be greatly benefitted by the diversity in views coming from students of various backgrounds. He also said that including a broader mix of participants will further enhance the academic experience of the students.

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