IIM-B to expand in all parts of world

Updated on Mar 29, 2006 07:09 PM IST

The business school has also decided to open up additional avenues for admission, other than the CAT.

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The Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B), has initiated steps to make necessary amendments in the Memorandum of Association.

This is being done with a view to expanding and diversifying its portfolio of academic, research, training, consulting and other activities "in all parts of the world," its Director Prakash G Apte said.

"This is expected to open up new and exciting opportunities in the global arena," he said in his Director's report at the 31st annual convocation of the Institute.

Apte said that in order to increase the number of admissions to the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM), the doctoral programme of the Institute, and to attract senior candidates, it has been decided to open up additional avenues for admission, other than the Common Admissions Test (CAT).

"From the batch of 2006, FPM admission is also being made on the basis of GATE, GMAT and GRE scores," he said.

Apte also said that responding to the needs of a growing number of MBA aspirants and in line with the Government's keenness to see that IIM education is available to a larger number of students, the intake for the Post-Graduate Programme in Management would be increased to 260 from the year 2006.

"We plan to increase it further to 300 by the year 2007".

He said using EDUSAT of Indian Space Research Organisation, IIMB proposed to extend its Post Graduate Programme in software enterprise management to other cities in the near future.

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