good morning guys,
An article in economic times:
IIM admission lists likely in first week of May
Peerzada Abrar & Sreeradha D Basu
FOR thousands of students awaiting a call from the coveted Indian Institutes of Managements (IIMs), the wait will most likely end in the first week of May.
All six institutes will unveil their lists of selected candidates on the same day, nearly a month behind schedule, a senior IIM official said. The release of the lists was delayed due to lack of clarity over what comprises the creamy layer after the SC allowed a 27% quota in higher education for other backward classes (OBCs). The court had said that the creamy layer of relatively affluent and well-educated individuals should be excluded from the quota.
The directors are supposed to meet on April 29 to work out the details. While the final date will be fixed then, we expect to release the final admissions list by the first week of May. Since the creamy layer issue is yet to be sorted out, it is still not sure whether we will also be releasing the list of OBC candidates on that day, though we will try to do so. All IIMs are looking to release the list of general and SC/ST candidates at the same time, said IIM Calcutta chairperson of admissions Subrata Mitra.
An IIMB official said their list would include students who will be admitted under the quota.
The notification we have received from the ministry is reasonably clear, he said. To speed up the process so that the academic year starting in July does not get delayed, the IIMs have decided not to hold fresh interviews for OBC students; they will dip into the waiting lists instead.
It is expected that there will not be any major difference in the profiles of students making it to the IIMs this year. Despite making an attempt at greater diversity in classrooms, a majority of the students are expected to have an engineering background.
so guys, bottonlines are:
1) result in first week of May
2) mostly list of only general and sc/st students
as last date for mdi is 8 may , it is better if result is announced before 8 may..............
talked to a friend who had his interview today morning
we ll be having an essay..... time given: 10 mins; space: blank space at the end of the form.
interviews as usual were exhaustive and pretty chilled out...
looking frwrd to read some experiences guys... :)
keya_neha SaysI called IIMB ..the lady who picked up said that we need to see the dates in the bulletin, not the site..on further probing, she said that results will be out sometime this week.
My personal preference is this:
If you are applying to 5-6 schools, you will most likely apply to 2 reach + 3 target + maybe 1 safety school. Then, take risk with one of your reach schools. If it pays off, great. If it does not, it does not really matter as it was a reach for you and your applications are anyway written in conventional ways for 1 reach + 3 target schools.