Seat selection on the lines of the Indian Institutes of Technology, common admission criteria and single-location group discussion and personal interviews: these are some key reforms the new bunch of Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) could usher in next year while picking candidates through from one of the toughest B-school admission tests in the world.
At a meeting with the ministry of human resources development last week, directors and chairpersons of the six new IIMs proposed common admission criteria where sectional cut-offs in the Common Admission Test and other weightages will be equal among them.
IIMs at Rohtak, Trichy and Raipur already had such criteria for the 2011-13 batch. Other IIMs at Ranchi, Udaipur and Kashipur will join this system next year. On the anvil is also an IIT-like system of seat selection.