CAT 2012 Exam Dates@ Why the number of B-schools accepting CAT 2012 scores has gone down
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The list of the non IIM B-schools accepting the CAT 2012 scores was also released. But the no. of the B-schools in the list, when counted was only 106 as on July 22. However, as on Friday, July 27, 2012, the number of B-schools accepting CAT 2012 was 109.

Online PR News – 28-July-2012 – Noida, UP – With CAT 2012 bulletin released on Sunday, July 22, 2012, the list of the non IIM B-schools accepting the CAT 2012 scores was also released. But the number of the B-schools in the list, when counted was only 106 as on July 22. Several top names like Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB); University School of Management, Kurukshetra University; The Business School, University of Jammu; University Business School, Punjab University; University of Lucknow; Institute of Management Science and University of Calcutta, Department of Commerce, West Bengal were absent from the list.

However, as on Friday, July 27, 2012, the number of B-schools accepting CAT 2012 was 109. The names which were not present on Sunday, such as XIMB, The Business School, University of Jammu, University Business School, Punjab University, Department of Business Administration, University of Lucknow and University of Calcutta, Department of Commerce, West Bengal were added in the list.

When Prof. SSS Kumar, CAT 2012 Convenor from IIM Kozhikode was contacted regarding his view on the drop of the number B-schools, he mentioned that it is too early to assume that there is a slump in the number of participating institutes. He said, “It would not be justified to come to any kind of conclusion regarding the numbers of institutes registered under CAT 2012 at this point of time as it is still under process. Even though the closing date of the registration is over, there are still institutes such as IITs for which some exemptions have been done.”

MBAUniverse.com contacted the top B-schools like NITIE Mumbai, Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai, XIME Bangalore and SPJIMR Mumbai, who accept CAT scores over the years but whose names aare not appearing in the list. All the B-schools have mentioned that they will be accepting CAT 2012 scores as well, like previous years.

Clarifying the reason of why their names are not appearing in the list, Dr. R Sesha Iyer, Director, SPJIMR Mumbai stated, “IIMs would add the names as and when they receive the registration fee of Rs. 2 lakh. We have already paid and I believe the process of updating the list is going on.”

Some B-schools do not register for CAT scores with IIMs, the registration fee of which is Rs. 2 lakh as they can access the scores and other details of the CAT takers from other sources. Dr. J K Das, Director, FORE School of Management says, “Some B-schools are gradually realizing that there is no additional advantage in registering with CAT officially. CAT scores can be checked online if the candidate’s name and registration number is available to them. Therefore, apart from nominal advantage of being mentioned on CAT’s official website and the permission to advertise that the B-school is registered with CAT, there is no significant advantage of this.”

CAT 2011 was accepted by 136 B-schools.

MBAUniverse.com will keep you updated on the B-schools accepting the scores of CAT 2012 and further analysis.

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