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Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019

IIM-A alumni run online CAT coaching

Though the country’s six IIMA Group have decided to make their CAT online from next year, four alumni of IIM Ahmedabad have managed to beat their alma mater in the Net game.

education Updated: Apr 02, 2008 16:17 IST
Rathin Das
Rathin Das
Hindustan Times

Though the country’s six Indian Institutes of Management’s Admission Group have decided to make their Common Admission Test (CAT) online from next year, four alumni of IIM Ahmedabad have managed to beat their alma mater in the Net game.

Four students of the Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management, who opted out of the placement process in 2007, already have a Website that imparts online coaching for CAT. The foursome, Vineeta Singh, Bhusan Davir, Vishal Prabhukhanolkar and Debashish Chakravarty, were in the news in 2007 for spurning high-paying job offers, to start a venture to manufacture a new range of lingerie.

Though this new venture did not take off, they started a Website,, which provides online coaching for CAT. The venture currently has about 29,000 registered users, Prabhukhanolkar told the Hindustan Times on Tuesday.

Presently, the venture is the only online CAT coaching portal in the country. Asked about what made them start an online CAT coaching site, Prabhukhanolkar said that the logistics of the admission examination was becoming a nightmare, due to the growing number of aspirants every year. “It was soon becoming imperative for the exam to go online some day,” he added.

The online examination would be much easier to mange than the current system, Prabhukhanolkar said. An IIM-A source confirmed that the online examination would cut down administrative costs, involving people travelling to places, and sending papers all over the country, with risks of leaks.

The conventional examination can be conducted from a limited number centers while the online tests can be taken from anywhere.