GOA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT: ADMISSIONS 2015-17 : Greater Focus on Diversity in the Selection Process

Goa Institute of Management (GIM) has announced admissions to the 2015-17 batch. GIM has been

consistently in the ‘Top-20’ Business Schools category in India, and has a state-of-the-art, sprawling 50-

acre campus in Sanquelim, Goa.

“We are concentrating more on the academic profiles of the applicants and where they are coming

from,” says Reverend Dr. C. Joe Arun, who has recently taken over as the Director of GIM. “We have

been working consistently on every aspect of our pedagogy, and we have achieved a world class faculty.

We are now focusing on doubling our faculty strength over the next few years.”

GIM is acclaimed for its ability to draw students from very diverse backgrounds; a fact bolstered by its

current student body, drawn from 26 states of the country.

“The classroom experience is undoubtedly very enriching,” says Prof. Rakesh Shrivastava, Chairperson,

Admissions, GIM. “We ensure a healthy number of non-engineers. Women students constitute atleast

a third of the GIM classrooms. This contributes in a multi-dimensional learning experience and helps

students gain mutually from each other. The number of applicants has been growing for years now, and

we understand our responsibility. We introduced the healthcare course in 2013 to cater to unique needs

of healthcare industry. GIM is constantly evolving and is structured for a much larger capacity then it

currently houses.”

GIM offers a large number of scholarships for meritorious students who may find money a constraint to

quality education. The current allocation of scholarships under various schemes stands at Rs. 2 crores.

The Bank of India provides a loan of up to Rs. 10 lakhs for any student studying at GIM without security

or collateral.

The State Bank of India has announced on its website a loan of upto Rs. 7 lakhs for GIM students and

this also is likely to be upgraded to Rs. 10 lakhs for batch 2015-17.

“Being a Top 20 Business school in India is incidental,” says Mr. D’Lima, President, GIM. “It is a function

of having adhered to global standards. We picked up ideas like breakout room, 24 hours library, and

automatic attendance much before they were known in India. At GIM, we try to impress upon the

students that they are here for the ‘learning’ experience… not the ‘teaching’ experience. Placement is

a separate – though related – objective. Our objective is to give a student his or her right vocation. GIM

tries to develop an allround manager, and not a Finance or Marketing professional… a Global Manager

who can flourish across the world.”

GIM has its own Choir, Photography classes, European studies and – often across surveys – is found to be

amongst the best B-schools that encourage innovation and creativity. As a part of its mandate to create

global managers, it lays special stress on cross cultural sensitivities and etiquettes.

GIM is currently welcoming applications for its PGDM intake of 2015- 2017. Applicants to GIM

are required to take the XLRI Admissions Test XAT 2015 or CAT- 2014 of the Indian Institutes of

Managements (IIMs) or CMAT – 2015-16 (First Test and/or Second Test) of All India Council for Technical

Education. Last date for online application is 31st December, 2014.

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