The candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA) categories], awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in the bachelor's degree would be calculated based on the practice followed by the university/institution from where the candidate has obtained the degree. In case the candidates are awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the conversion of grades/CGPA to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the university/institution from where they have obtained the bachelor's degree. In case the university/institution does not have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate's CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100.
Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. If selected, such candidates will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if he/she submits a certificate attest by June 30, 2012 from the Principal/Registrar of his/her College/Institute issued on or before June 30, 2012 stating that the candidate has completed all the requirements for obtaining the bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification on the date of issue of the certificate. IIMs may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process, the details of which are provided at the website www.catiim.in.
Eligibility for Post Graduate Programmes in Management of IIMs
The candidate should meet CAT-2011 eligibility as detailed above. A candidate who is in the final year of bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification, if selected, will be allowed to join the Programme provisionally only if he/she submits a certificate latest by June 30, 2012 from the Principal/Registrar of his/her college/institute (issued on or before June 30, 2012) stating that the candidate has completed all the requirements including appearing for supplementary exams if any (the results may, however, be awaited) for obtaining the bachelor's degree/ equivalent qualification on the date of issue of the certificate. The admission will be confirmed only when the candidate submits the mark sheet and a certificate of having passed the bachelor's degree / equivalent qualification referred to in the certificate issued by the Principal/Registrar with at least 50% marks (45% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category). The deadline for submission of the mark sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2012. Non-fulfilment of this condition will automatically result in the cancellation of the provisional admission. IIMs would not allow any candidate to join their Programme in case the candidate is unable to complete all the requirements for a bachelor degree on or before June 30, 2012. The IIMs would also not offer admission to any candidate after June 30, 2012. Applicants should note that the mere fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for shortlisting by IIMs. Prospective candidates must maintain a valid and unique email account and a phone number throughout the selection process.
IIMK's Selection Procedure
Candidates seeking admission to the Institute's Post-Graduate Programme (PGP) commencing in June 2012 are required to appear for the Common Admission Test (CAT-2011) which will be conducted during October 22 to November 18, 2011. Please refer to the CAT 2011 Notification placed on this website. Selection to the Post-Graduate Programme is based on criteria including the candidate's performance in CAT, academic record, essay writing, profile evaluation and interview. The candidate is expected to continuously refer our website (www.iimk.ac.in) for regular updates on various stages of selection process as well as other updates regarding admissions.
How to apply:
Candidates applying for CAT are automatically eligible to apply for the PGP of IIM Kozhikode. No additional fee is to be paid for applying to IIM Kozhikode.
Yearly expenses on tuition, IT and infrastructure, library, books and study material, student welfare, medical, admissions and orientations, placement, and hostel accommodation for the PGP 2011-13 batch total up to RS 5,00,000 (RS Five Lakh only) for the first year. Boarding is in addition to this.
IIMK's Scholarships/Financial Assistance:
Merit scholarships are awarded by the Institute to first and second year students on the basis of their performance during one academic year, as determined by their CGPA. Scholarships/awards are also offered by benefactors like Sir Ratan Tata Trust, HCIL, O.P Jindal Group etc
Need based financial assistance is also provided to all eligible students during the first and second year of the programme.
As per the Government of India requirements, 15% of the seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) and 7.5 % for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates. In addition, 27% of seats are reserved for Other Backward Classes (OBC) candidates belonging to the "non-creamy" layer.
For an updated list of state-wise OBCs eligible for availing the benefit of reservation, please see the list maintained by the NCBC at list website http://ncbc.nic.in/backward-classes/index.html. you may also access information in respect of creamy layer at http://ncbc.nic.in/Creamylayer.html as well as the clarifications issued by the Department of Personnel & Training on the definition of the definition of creamy layer and income criteria at http://persmin.gov.in/WriteData/WMS/ScanDocument/36033_5_2004_01April2005.html. In case of NC-OBC category, the castes included in Central List of NC-OBC by the National Council of Backward Classes, Government of India as on September 28, 2011(Last day of registration)will be used. Any subsequent changes will not be effective for CAT 2011.
As per the provision under section 39 of the PWD Act, 1995. 3% seats are reserved for Persons with Disability (PWD or DA). The three categories of disability are: a) low-vision/blindness, b) hearing impairment, and c) disability/cerebral palsy. The provision is applicable if the candidates suffers from any of the listed disabilities to the extent of not less than 40% as certified by a medical authority as prescribed and explained in the said Act.
The Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD categories are required to enclose a photocopy of their caste/category certificate at the time of submission of CAT application form. Candidates belonging to "Non-creamy" OBC category are required to enclose a photocopy of the certificate to this effect as per the suggested format available on www.catiim.in website.
The candidates belonging to categories for which seats are reserved need to note and read carefully the eligibility requirements before applying. It should be noted that while it is the endeavour of IIMs that the candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD/Non-creamy OBC categories join the Programme in proportions mandated by the law, they have to meet the minimum eligibility criteria and a certain minimum level of performance in the admission process. The candidates should read carefully the description of admission process followed by IIMK published on www.iimk.ac.in. No change in the category will be entertained after the closure of registration window, hence, the applicants are advised to give attention while registering.
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