In the wake of Covid – 19 pandemic, the admission guidelines for Master in Business Administration (MBA)/ Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) courses has been revised by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for the academic year 2020-2021. Keeping in mind the current scenario, the governing body has permitted the admission into the colleges towards the above mentioned courses without the Management Aptitude Test (MAT), Common Admission Test (CAT), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT), AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA), Common Management Test (CMAT), or other related entrance examinations for the academics year 2020-2021.
In the fear of increase in number of cases among the students, the entrance exams were not been conducted in different states in this academic year. It is even uncertain whether the exams will be conducted, or cancelled. So, to continue with the admission procedure, students can apply for the courses with their marks of the qualifying examination.
Institutes are required to go through marks and prepare a merit list accordingly. However, candidates who have already appeared and cleared any of the examinations mentioned by AICTE Approval Process Handbook (APH) 2020-21 will be given first preference. So, the considering the fact as some states have not conducted the exams hence certain number of seats will remain vacant. In such case, the Institution is allowed to enroll the students on the basis of marks acquired in their qualifying examination. Institutions can even enroll candidates based on qualifying marks during their counseling process as well.
It has also been made clear by the governing body that this relaxation for admission is only applicable for the academic year 2020 – 2021. No further extension of this relaxation is mentioned in the notification and students should not even take this as a precedent for near future years. In future, they have to go through the entrance examinations.
For other related queries the candidates, the visit the official websites of the Institutions they wish to enroll.
This problem arose after nationwide lockdown due to the corona virus outbreak in the country since March 2020 which has affected the current academic year.