As many as seven business colleges,besides the Indian Institute of Management,in the state have decided to accept the scores of Common Admission Test (CAT) 2011.
Among these colleges is the Mudra Institute of Communications,Ahmedabad (MICA),which had reportedly decided not to accept the scores in 2009 and 2010 after the computer-based exam was marred by glitches across the country.
The six others,according to a list given on the CAT website,are Ahmedabad Universitys Amrut Modi School of Management,Auro University in Surat,Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI) in Gandhinagar,CEPT Universitys Faculty of Technology Management,Nirma Universitys Institute of Management,and PDPUs School of Petroleum Management in Gandhinagar.
While there was no official word from MICA on why the turnaround decision was taken,sources said a high-level committee,which includes the institutes Governing Council members,decided on the turnaround.
The institute,meanwhile,has announced that MICA Admissions Test scores would still be used along with CAT for admissions to the private institute. Seats not filled by those who passed CAT would be filled up using MICAT scores,said an official.
A total of 136 b-schools have decided to accept this years CAT scores. Registrations for CAT 2011 will open on Wednesday and will continue till September 28. The test is expected to be conducted between October 22 and November 18. Results will be declared in January.
In Gujarat,CAT has identified L J Institute of Management Studies in Ahmedabad as its only test centre.