AICTE allows admission to MBA courses based on UG Marks (without CAT score)
Institutions offering MBA and PGDM courses have been allowed to admit students based on marks obtained in qualifying undergraduate exams as several entrance tests could not be conducted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) said.
tating that since the entrance exams have not been conducted in many states, admissions will be allowed without these exams as well. “In many of the states, some of the above entrance tests could not be conducted due to fear of the spread of Coronavirus and there is no indication as to whether these tests are postponed or likely to be held or cancelled etc,” the AICTE said in an official circular.
Official Press Note: Circular to All PGDM / MBA Institutions
All India Tests i.e CAT, XAT, CMAT, ATMA, MAT, GMAT along with the 7th
option of Common Entrance Test of the respective State are the qualifying
tests for admission into PGDM course. In many of the States, some of the
above entrance tests could not be conducted due to fear of spread of Corona
Virus and there is no indication as to whether these tests are postponed or
likely to be held or cancelled etc.
AICTE, being more a facilitator than a regulator considered alternative
proposition through which selection of the students could be made for
admission into PGDM course which will benefit both the Institutions as well
as the students.
Therefore, in the current scenario, the PGDM / MBA institutions are allowed
to admit the students on the basis of marks obtained in qualifying
examination by preparing a merit list in a transparent manner.
However, first preference will be given to those candidates who have
appeared in any of the entrance tests mentioned in the APH 2020-21 and
qualified irrespective of their marks secured in degree as long as minimum
marks as per APH 2020-21 are secured.
If vacant seats are still available, candidates shall be selected based on
the merit in the qualifying UG exams. The States may also use this
relaxation while allotting seats through counselling.
It may be noted that this relaxation to the PGDM / MBA Institutions shall be
applicable only for the AY 2020-21, this cannot be taken as a precedent for
the future academic years.