Prof. Errol D'Souza appointed Director-in-charge at IIM Ahmedabad
Tenzin pema, 31 Aug 2017, #IIM Ahmedabad
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Prof Errol D'souza has been appointed as the Director-in-charge at IIM Ahmedabad for the next six months or till the appointment of the regular Director, whichever is earlier. The announcement was made by Shri Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman of the Board- IIM Ahmedabad. He will be taking up the role with effect from September 2, 2017. Prior to the role of Director, Prof Errol was Economics professor and Dean of Faculty at IIM Ahmedabad.


He has held several designations such as India Chair Professor at the University Sciences Po in Paris, IFCI Chair Professor at University of Mumbai, a visiting scholar at Columbia University and a visiting professor at the Turin School of Development of the ILO to name a few.  Professor Errol is also on the Academic Council of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Delhi and on the Advisory Board the International Centre for Development and Decent Work at Kassel, Germany.

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The change was made after Prof. Ashish Nanda stepped down as the Director, IIM Ahmedabad. Generally an IIM Director's tenure lasts five years. However, Prof Nanda decided to step down after three and a half years of his service. Explaining his decision, Prof Nanda said, “I believe we are at a point when there is alignment among various constituencies of the Institute as to the direction we ought to follow and considerable momentum along the path that we are following. We have a committed and enthusiastic chairman providing vision and guidance, a wise and engaged board, faculty that is productive and energized, staff that is loyal and devoted, brilliant and hard-working students, a diaspora of alumni committed to the Institute’s long term success, governmental support for operating autonomously to achieve our dreams, and industry that respects and values the Institute. This is as good a time as any for leadership transition at the Institute. Thus, I have requested IIMA Chairman Mr. Birla that I step aside from the position of director, and he has graciously acceded to my request.” Prof. Nanda’s tenure would end on September 1, 2017.

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Are 10th and 12th marks important for admission into iim ahmedabad???

KUNAL LANJEWAR 14th Dec, 2019


Yes. The 10th and 12th marks matter for admissions in IIM Ahmedabad. The most important criteria for getting shortlisted is your CAT percentile. The 10th and 12th marks matter for getting shortlisted from the selected candidates.

10th marks ( A ) :

1. If you got more than 90% in 10th std., you will get rating score 10.

2. If you got percentage in the range 80% to 90% , you will get rating score 8.

3. If you got percentage in the range 70% to 80%, you will get rating score 5.

4. If you got percentage in the range 60% to 70% then you will get rating score 3.

5. If you got percentage in the range 55% to 60% then you will get rating score 2.

6. If you got percentage less than 55% then you will get a rating score 1.

12th Marks ( B ):

The rating scores for Science stream student is same as that of rating scores of 10th.

For Commerce Stream candidate,

1. If you got score more than 90% then you will get rating score 10.

2. If you got score in the range 75% to 90% then you will get rating score 8.

3. If you got score in the range 65% to 75% then you will get a rating score 5.

4. If you got score in the range 55% to 65% then you will get a rating score 3.

5. If you got score in the range 50% to 55% then you will get a rating score 2.

6. If your score is less than 50% then you will get a rating score 1.

After 10th and 12th, the percentage of Bachelor's degree and your years of experience are also taken into consideration and like the ratings given on percentage range of 10th and 12th, ratings on the basis of range of Bachelor's degree percentage and no. of years experience are given ( C & D respectively )

And finally, your overall rating is calculated as A + B + C + D and further you are shortlisted.

Best Wishes.


Best mba colleges for agri business apart for iim A, iim L and siib

Apoorva Student Expert 7th Dec, 2019

Hello dear student,

There are many good colleges for MBA agriculture. I am providing you with few names except IIMs and symbiosis institute

  1. Chandigarh University, Chandigarh
  2. Aligarh Muslim University
  3. Integral University ,Lucknow
  4. Banaras Hindu University , varanasi
  5. College of agribusiness Management ,pantnagar

I hope this was helpful to you

Thank you and best wishes


is BBA course offered in IIMA?

Yashu Shrivastava 4th Dec, 2019


There's no BBA course offered by IIM Ahmedabad. Currently there are only two IIMs that offer BBA+MBA course (IIM Indore & IIM Rohtak)where you can join for the course after cracking IPMAT exam.

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I have got a score of 190 in CAT-2019 slot 2. 10th - 93.83% ICSE board 12th - 97.33% ISC board Grad - Btech CSE from MNNIT - 85.6% Work ex - 1 month in Software as of July 2019 Category - General Gender - Male Profession - Engineer What percentile and calls can I expect based on previous years data?

Niveditha 3rd Dec, 2019


The score of 190 in CAT is very good.

But you have to mention the section wise marks.

For Quants:

64+ - 99.5+ percentile

52-55- 99+ percentile

41-45-95+ percentile

33-35-90+ percentile


50+    -99.5+ percentile

41-45 - 99+ percentile

32-36 -95+ percentile

22-27 -90+ percentile


80+ -99.5+ percentile

72-76 - 99+ percentile

60-66-  -95+ percentile

48-54 -90+ percentile

The colleges accepting the CAT between 98-99 percentile:

IIM Ahmedabad

IIM Bangalore

IIM Calcuta

IIM Lucknow

IIM Indore

DMS IIT, Delhi


FMS University Delhi

Colleges accepting the CAT  between 95-98 percentile:

IIM Kozhikode

IIM Shilong

IIM Ranchi

IIM Rohtak

IIM Raipur

IIM Trichy

IIM kashipur

IIM Udaipur

IIM Bodh Gaya

NITIE, Mumbai

MDI, Gurgon

DOMs,IIT  Madras

IMT, Ghaziabad

t’s wonderful if you want to study at IIM ABCKL, but there are other brilliant institutes at well.  SP Jain is great for marketing.

XLRI has a good BM course and a best-of-the-bunch HR course.

IIFT Delhi and FMS are premier b-schools as well.

NITIE has the best operations course in India.

So you have wide range of options to select the colleges and there will be GDPI sessions which will also play a key role in getting into premium institutes.

Best luck...


sir, i checked cat 2019 answer key today and my overall score is 90 . i am a female genral category student with 91.2 in 10th and 94.8 in 12th...and 78.7 in grad. in can i expct a call from IIM Ahmedabad ?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 29th Nov, 2019
Nancy, you have a very good Academic record there. Please go through IIM Ahmedabad selection criteria. The selectional cut off and over all cut off for General Category has been as follows:

QA: 70
VARC: 70
DILR: 70
Overall: 80

10th Rating:

Percent score           Rating Score

<= 55                  1

> 55 and <= 60                  2

> 60 and <= 70                   3

> 70 and <= 80                    5

> 80 and <= 90                    8

> 90                      10

The same rating score is used for 12th Science /Commerce Streams. For Arts/Humanities:

Percent score               Rating Score

<= 45                      1
> 45 and <= 50                     2
> 50 and <= 60                      3
> 60 and <= 70                      5
> 70 and <= 85                      8
> 85                       10

Minimum cut offs for Average percent of marks scores for UR:

Stream in 12th:
Science: 80
Commerce: 77
Arts and Humanities: 75

From each Academic sectors top 5% from each stream and each Category will be short listed. It might look like:

Category Upper Limit

General 100

NC-OBC-cum-transgender 57

SC 32

ST 16

PwD 6

After shortlisting the Candidates, the selected Candidates will have to go through WAT and PI rounds. Selection at this stage will strictly be based on the shortlisting of the candidates done separately for each Category ) on the basis of their Final Composite Score. . The numbers selected in different reservation categories will be in proportions mandated by law.

Personal Interview Multiplication Factor (PIF) = 0.50

AWT Multiplication Factor (AWTF) = 0.10

CAT Score Multiplication Factor for Final Composite Score (CATF_FCS) = 0.25

Application Rating Multiplication Factor for Final Composite Score (ARF_FCS) = 0.15
After the AWT & PI round, admission offers are made by IIMA to successful candidates. The final selection is based on a diverse set of attributes which includes performance in CAT, performance in AWT & PI, academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular achievements, work experience, etc.

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