Indian Institutes of Management are changing the way they admit their students, and would stress more on private interviews than their scores in Common Admission Test (CAT), so that they can increase their number of non-engineer pupils.
Currently, engineers account for 90-95% of MBA students in these institutes, but old IIMs including those in Bengaluru, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Kozhikode want to steer away from this tendency.
Previous data suggest that this aim is best served by giving relatively more weightage to personal interviews," an IIMA spokesperson told ET in an emailed reply. Earlier, the weightage given to personal interviews was.
"CAT is a quant-established test biased towards individuals from engineering background.