The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee visited the IIM Ahmedabad campus on November 30, 2015 and addressed the students and faculty on how to improve Higher Education in India, and on nurturing the innovation ecosystem in the country. The President presented the ‘Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE competition awards 2015’ constituted by the National Innovation Foundation – India (NIF) to 41 students from 18 states across India for their 31 creative ideas.
The Governor of Gujarat, Shri OP Kohli; the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Smt. Anandiben Patel; Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India; Prof. Ashish Nanda, Director, IIM Ahmedabad; Dr. RA Mashelkar, Chairperson, NIF; and Prof. Anil Gupta, Executive Vice Chairperson, NIF were also present.
The President urged the faculty, students, and alumni of IIM Ahmedabad to continue to engage with creative minds from industry, business, entrepreneurs, society leaders, and those who work at the grassroots. “It must strive to be a beacon of knowledge, nurture other institutions with generous mentorship, and maintain a culture that blends the drive for excellence, and performance with the spirit of collaboration and compassionâ¦NIF and IIMA has given a global identity to the Indian model of social innovation,” he added.
In his address, Pranab Mukherjee talked about linking higher education, innovation and industry and briefed some of the innovation promotion activities being carried out by his office such as the ‘Innovation-in-Scholar Residence programme, where select innovators are provided residency for a couple of weeks at the President House. He also mentioned about the Festival of Innovation organised at the President House with support of NIF to link grassroots innovators with the innovative minds at different levels in diverse fields.
Gujarat Chief Minister Smt. Anandiben Patel said, “This year’s IGNITE is a befitting tribute to Dr. Kalam’s legacy. There is no dearth of talent among the youth of this country. When I saw the list of award winners, I observed that a majority are from the rural areas.” The Chief Minister particularly mentioned two innovative ideas viz. solar farming machine and foldable hand cart, which have the potential to help a lot of farmers in Gujarat.
Dr. RA Mashelkar talked about reinventing and reimagining India through inclusive innovations. Prof Ashutosh Sharma talked about various initiatives that the Department of Science and technology has undertaken to promote the culture of inclusive innovations in the country. He informed the audience about two new initiatives, where NIF would play an important roleâ the INSPIRE scheme for school children and a competition to harness the creativity of ITI students.
Prof. Ashish Nanda mentioned three projects.
He urged for government support on all three projects as they require significant financial outlays and their benefits redound not only to the institute but to the nation.
IGNITE is a national competition of school students’ technological ideas and innovations conducted by NIF in association with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Society for Research and Initiatives in Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI), various State Education Boards and other partners.
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First published on December 1, 2015.
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Santosh, IIM A has the following percentiles as the minimum cut offs for 2019 across all Categories.
Now the various ratings for various scores are as follows:
Percentage in the 10th
>55 and <=60
>60 and <=70
>70 and <=80
>80 and <=90
Now coming to the 12th, it looks like this for various Streams:
Percentage in the 12th science
Percentage in the 12th Commerce
>50 and <=55
>55 and <=65
>65 and <=75
>75 and <=90
Percentage in the 12th Arts/humanities
>45 and <=50
>50 and <=60
>60 and <=70
>70 and <=85
And then the Rating scores for Bachelor's degrees are as follows:
Percentage in Bachelor's degree
>60 and <=62
>62 and <=65
>65 and <=70
And for professional degrees, the rating scale looks like this:
>50 and <=53
>53 and <=55
>55 and <=57
>57 and <=63
And then work experience is considered too for those Candidates who have it. The scores from each level of studies are added up. And the no.of Candidates shortlisted per each Category will be as follows:
NC-OBC, Trans: 57
And after being shortlisted based on these criteria, Candidates have to be shortlisted also for WAT and PI rounds. The whole process can be checked at their page: https://www.iima.ac.in/web/pgp/apply/domestic/admission/selection-process
IIM A has the following percentiles as the minimum cut offs for 2019 across all Categories.
As you mentioned your academics score and it is good but at 99 percentile in CAT,you have a lot more chance to get calls from top IIMs like IIM Ahmedabad,IIM Bangalore,IIM Calcutta,IIM Lucknow and IIM Indore.But there is one drawback that you are fresher and you dont have any previous job background which can be a problem for you.So,yes you will surely get call from top IIMs at 99 percentile because it is very good marks.
Hope This Helps
Best Of Luck!!
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