Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Aug 16:
The Common Admission Test (CAT), which was originally scheduled to be conducted in November this year in 13 Indian Institute of Management (IIM) institutes in the country, will now include six new IIMs including the one in Odisha.
With as many as 19 IIMs open for admissions, the CAT qualifiers will now have wider options.
It may be mentioned here that the Union Finance minister Arun Jaitley, in his Budget Speech this year, had announced six new IIMs- one each in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.
As the academic session in these new IIMs will commence from the 2015-16 session, the candidates have been asked to apply for the postgraduate management programmes in these institutes.
The 13 existing IIMs are located at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Lucknow, Indore, Kozhikode, Shillong, Tiruchirapali, Raipur, Udaipur, Rohtak, Ranchi and Kashipur.
The Centre has decided to have at least one IIM in each state to enable the candidates to pursue management studies in their respective states. The last date for the registration for the CAT 2014 is September 30.