Tuesday, September 25, 2007

List of B-Schools which accept CAT Score

If you will write the CAT 2007 or the CAT 2008, my best wishes are with you - i hope that you make it to one of the IIMs. But if you don't make it to an IIM don't blame yourself much - the fact is the odds are stacked against the brightest of students. Almost 2,00,000 students write the CAT every year - chances are that figure may swell upto 2.5 lakhs in CAT 2008. The total number of seats offered by the IIMs is fewer than 3000 which means only 1% of the students can expect it to make it to India's best b-school. And it's nobody's case that 99% of the students writing the CAT every year don't deserve a seat in a good b-school.
Here's a list of other Business Schools/Institutes which accept CAT scores for admission.
1. Academy of Management Studies, Bhubaneshwar
2. Alliance Business Academy, Bangalore
3. Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore
4. Apeejay School of Management, New Delhi
5. Aravali Institute of Management, Jodhpur
6. Army Institute of Management, Kolkata
7. Army Institute of Management & Technology, Greater Noida
8. Asian School of Business Management, Bhubaneshwar
9. Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi
10. Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Information Technology & Management, Gwalior
11. Bhartidasan Institute of Management, Tiruchirappali
12. Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida
13. Centre for Management Training & Research, Kharar, Mohali
( this list will be added to regularly till we have a more comprehensive list)

Friday, September 21, 2007

Business Today Indian B-School Rankings 2007

The fifth annual Business Today - Nielsen Best Business Schools of India survey's findings have just been released. Here are a few of the key results:
Top 10 Business Schools of India:
(In some browsers, the 'Tick' may appear as 'a' in the Our Remarks column)

Rank 2007

Rank in 2006

Business School

Our Remarks

11IIM Ahmedabada
22IIM Bangalorea
33IIM Calcuttaa
44Symbiosis-PuneSymbiosis at No.4?? Over IIM-L and XLRI?
55IIM LucknowShould be at No.4 or at No.5, just after XLRI
68IIM Indore? We suspend our decision on IIM-I
67Bajaj(JBIMS), MumbaiCould be anywhere between Ranks 7 and 12
86XLRI JamshedpurShould be at Rank 4 or 5
913ICFAI HyderabadThis business school has no business to be in the top 15
1017Narsee Monjee (NMIMS) MumbaiCould be anywhere between Ranks 10 and 13

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Is your target called "CAT 2008"?

Of all the problems faced by you and your rivals preparing for CAT 2008 the one that is the most illogically problematic is this: Is it too early to start studying for the CAT that will only happen in November 2008, much more than a year away? There will be the smart-alecs in your college who will try and run you down - tell you that the CAT is no more than a 3-4 month game, that you are being foolishly 'book-wormish'!! I have just one bit of advice for you to give to this mates of yours: BUZZ OFF. ( and it is for the sake of decorum that i have replaced one of the words in that 2-word advise!)

Only one person should decide when you should begin preparations for things in your life: whether it's marriage, life-insurance plan, raising kids, or even the small matter of CAT 2008!! So if you think that you need to start early, congratulations on your decision. Now stop bothering yourself about the wisdom of that decision - don't seek any advice from anyone - not from those idiots at college, nor from the bigger ones at the coaching institutes! Just go get yourself a study plan for the 14 months ahead and BEGIN: we will look at the 'study-plan' bit in the next post, so do come back soon. Cheers!

Sunday, September 02, 2007

XAT 2008 Notification: XAT & XLRI facts

XAT 2008 Test Date: Sunday, 6th January 2008
XAT 2008 will serve as the admission test for XLRI Jamshedpur, Xavier Institute of Management (XIM) Bhubaneshwar, Goa Institute of Management (GIM), Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai (LIBA), XIME Bangalore and more than 30 other Indian B-Schools.
Where can you purchase the XLRI prospectus from?
1. Branches of State Bank of India ( demand draft of Rs.800)
2. By sending a non-refundable demand draft for Rs.850 or Rs.1350 (if you are applying for more than one programme) in favour of XLRI, Jamshedpur payable at SBI, XLRI Jamshedpur Branch ( I don't understand why this institutes try and make life hell for students - now what kind of drafts are not payable at SBI, Jamshedpur or any other SBI for that matter). You also need to enclose alongwith the draft the XLRI PA form that you can download from the XLRI website.
The XAT 2008 prospectus/bulletin can be purchased from September 1 to November 30 2007.