We conduct Group Task to evaluate candidate’s team coordination skills; Dr. T.J Kamalanabhan, Professor and Head, IIT Madras
In this interview with Careers360, Dr. T.J Kamalanabhan, Professor and Head, Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras provides insights about the admission criteria for selecting students for the MBA programme.
He shares that the future managers at the Department of Management Studies- IIT Madras, are selected on the basis of their performance in Group Task and Personal Interview rounds. A Group Task is where each group is assigned a task to be accomplished collaboratively, and performance of each individual is evaluated. There lies the uniqueness in the admission criteria of DoMS, IIT Madras. Instead of Group Discussion or Essay Writing, the B-School looks for the candidates’ ability to act in a team. The B-School also assigns 15% weight-age on Work Experience and Gender.
Dr. T.J Kamalanabhan also mentions that they assess candidates’ attitude and aptitude at the Personal Interview rounds. Read the excerpts from the interview below:
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Careers360: Is your B-School application open? What are the application criteria and the fee for MBA programme?
Dr. Kamalanabhan: The admissions opened on January 11, 2016. Candidates should possess a valid score in the Common Admissions Test (CAT) conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management. IIT Graduates who obtain a CGPA of 8 and above on 10 are exempted from CAT score. Their shortlisting will be based on a composite score with due weights to applicant’s CAT score, past academic performance, industry experience and gender.
Our regular intake is 77, and 10 sponsored students. The fee for MBA is 1.5 lakhs per semester.
Careers360: What is your selection criterion for MBA/PGDM programme for academic session 2016-18?
Dr. Kamalanabhan: Candidates from all categories shortlisted based on the composite score shall be called for a personal interview to a given location. The final selection for all categories will be based on the Performance in a group task, and personal interview. The Composite score obtained by the candidate.
We give weight-age to factors like,
CAT score weight-age – 85%
Work Experience & Gender- 15%
The dates for GT/PI are:
Feb 18-21, 2016 (Thur, Fri, Sat & Sun)
Mar 18-20, 2016 (Fri, Sat & Sun)
Mar 27-28, 2016 (Sun & Mon)
Apr 8-10, 2016 (Fri, Sat & Sun)
Careers360: Many of the top B-schools have replaced GD with WAT. What is your take on this?
Dr. Kamalanabhan: We conduct Group Task & Personal Interview rounds for the shortlisted candidates. A Group Task is where each group is assigned a task to be accomplished collaboratively. We check how students perform, coordinate in as a team, and his strengths and weaknesses in a team.
Careers360: What are the factors that influence selection at the Personal Interview (PI) stage?
Dr. Kamalanabhan: Factors influencing student selection at Personal Interview are Attitude & Aptitude, Business and General Knowledge, Relevant work experience etc.
Careers360: What makes your campus life or residential programme interesting and distinctive from others?
Dr. Kamalanabhan: Right in the heart of this metropolis is the sylvan campus of the IIT Madras. With 632 acres of wooded land, home to many endangered plants and animals and a beautiful lake, it is a welcome respite from the bustling city environment.
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Hi Sir, I am currently pursuing my final year B.E.Upto Seventh sem my CGPA is 9.16,my +2 ->90.75%,10th -> is 98.6%,CAT 2019 Overall percentile is 71.31 in my first attempt.Will I get a call from IIT Madras for MBA after registration?I kindly request you to reply me as soon as possible. Thanks .
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The CAT cutoff of Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras for open category remains above 96 percentile. It was 98.2 percentile for open category as reported in year 2018 and 2019 which is very close to the cutoff of DOMS IIT Delhi though.
Yes, There is a exemption for those scoring above 90 percent in Graduation, but even to avail that you need to score above 90 percentile. Please, try little hard next year and nail it.
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Sir, I got 61% in graduation with 2 years of experience. So can I get a IIM or any other good college with 90+% in CAT?
You have a quary about Common Admission Test examination.
You scored 61 percent in your graduation.
Don't worry about it. You have to qualify your graduation with 50 percent. You crossed the eligibility criteria. So don't worry about it.If you scored 90 percentile in CAT exam and able to crack the interview then you will be selected in good Colleges like IIMs,FMS etc. Please focus on your study and go ahead. May God bless you.
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Eligibility criteria of this college??
Hello Priyanka !
The eligibility criteria for regular students in Department of management studies, iit madras is as follows :-
1. The student must have a valid CAT 2019 scorecard.
2. The student must be a graduate in any discipline with atleast 60%. For SC / ST students there is a relaxation of 5%.
3. Final year students can also apply.
4. IIT graduate with minimum CGPA score for 8 out of 10 exempted from CAT score.
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Can i get admission here as my graduation percentage is 72 up to 5th sem and cmat percentile is 49. Can i get admission here still now 2019
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