Tuesday, August 28, 2007

IIM Shillong for CAT 2007

Rajiv Gandhi IIM ShillongIf you are writing the CAT this November, the govt. has good news for you. All CAT 2007* candidates automatically qualify for the 1st session (2008-2010) at the IIM Shillong. The only sore part : It has been christened Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management. Now I am quite appreciative of the efforts of the ex-PM but i don't quite like this idea of prefixing his name to the new IIM. Some of the greatest brand-creators and brand-custodians of this country have and will pass out of the hallowed portals of the IIMs and tinkering with that brand itself ain't such a great idea. They did it earlier with my college in Delhi: a few years after I passed out of the College of Business Studies i found out that the name of a freedom fighter had been added to the name. It now became a very boring sounding Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies. CBS sounded ok, if not cool. Nowadays students refer to the college as Sukhdev. Yipes!

Should you want to know more, you can contact the offices of Mr. Pramod Tandon, the Vice Chancellor of North Eastern Hill University ( NEHU). Mr. Tandon is currently doubling up as the Project Director of the Rajiv Gandhi IIM Shillong.
Address: NEHU Campus, Shillong, Meghalaya. Phone: 0364-2550101
*The CAT 2007 notification issued on the 15th July 2007 doesn't mention the 7th IIM, therefore there was confusion amongst the students.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi can u please throw some light on what can be the cut offs for IIM Shillong. Please help