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IIMs announces double intake in PG Diplomas

Sep 21, 2016 09:21 IST

    As per the recent news, all the IIMs have been told to double their intake capacity in postgraduate diploma courses and in addition explore the possibility of increasing the number of doctoral students. This announcement came in a meeting held by Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar with IIM directors in Shillong on Tuesday.

    IIMs were asked to submit plans for expansion of their intake capacity. A senior official said in their statement that the "Intake will be doubled to nearly 20,000 from over 9,000 at present in postgraduate diploma courses. IIM directors have assured the minister that they will soon give their proposal. However, no deadline has been set."

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    "However, a final decision in this regard will be taken with the Cabinet's approval," the union minister said.

    In addition, it should also be noted that IIMs will participate in creating contents for 'Swayam', which is an information technology platform providing online courses on various subjects from class IX to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

    IIMs are one of the most coveted management institutes in India. At present there are 20 IIMs in India and they grant admission to the aspirants through CAT 2016 entrance examination which is help once in a year. The important dates pertaining to the exam are mentioned as under:

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    Important Dates for CAT 2016



    Start of CAT 2016 Registration

    8th August 2016

    Last date of CAT 2016 registration

    22nd September 2016

    CAT 2016 Application Correction Window

    1st October 2016- 5th October 2016

    CAT 2016 Admit card download

    18th October 2016

    CAT 2016 Online tutorial, sample test paper

    18th October 2016

    CAT 2016 exam date

    4th December 2016

    CAT 2016  result

    2nd week of January 2017

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