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IME IIT Kanpur Admission Criteria & Process (2019-21)

Oct 17, 2018 18:57 IST
    IME IIT Kanpur Admission Criteria & Process (2019-21)
    IME IIT Kanpur Admission Criteria & Process (2019-21)

    Established in 1959, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur is a premier institute established by the Government of India. The institute encompasses several departments with focus on Engineering, Humanities, Sciences, Management and Inter-disciplinary programs. Industrial & Management Engineering (IME) is the department responsible for imparting management related education to students at IIT Kanpur. The IME department was set up in 1974 as an interdisciplinary department offering management related programmes. The MBA programme at IME IIT Kanpur kicked-off in 2001, keeping in mind the growing need of leaders and managers with strong technical background.

    If you aspire to pursue MBA from IME IIT Kanpur, this article will help you understand the IME IIT Kanpur admission process and how to go about it.

    Programmes offered a IME IIT Kanpur

    The IME department currently offers MBA and Ph. D programmes in Industrial Engineering, Operations Management, Operations Research, Data Analytics and Management Science.

    Let us take a closer look at each of the programmes:

    MBA

    Initially IME department offered Ph. D and M. Tech programme, since 2001 the department incorporated MBA course in its curriculum. The rigorous training and education which MBA students get, helps them overcome the complication of engineering and business ecosystem as they are able to liberate themselves from the limits of mere technical proficiency and adapt to the role of a complete manager. The MBA program at IME is designed to train students with a holistic perspective. The program emphasises on building technical as well as people skills, which is crucial for each student to excel in their life. The MBA program comprises 7 core-courses namely, Decision Making and Quantitative Methods, Production and Operations Management, Probability & Statistics, Organisation Behaviour and Economics for Management among others.

    Ph. D

    The Ph. D programme at IME IIT Kanpur is designed in a manner to offer knowledge, strengthen concepts and intellectual skills through seminars, course work, project and thesis/ dissertation work. The programme caters to the needs of Research & Development organizations, Industry and Educational institutions. It prepares students to enter their professions with an outlook and comprehensiveness of knowledge related to their respective specialization fields through courses and research experience.  The department imparts learning in techniques, management methods and skills relevant to students from diverse backgrounds who aspire to pursue career in Academics, Management or Research & Development.

    Programme-wise Eligibility Criteria

    Before applying to either the MBA or Ph. D programme at IME IIT Kanpur, aspirants must be familiar with the eligibility criteria of each programme. Aspirants must meet the following eligibility requirements to be eligible for admission into the following programme:

    MBA

    To apply for the academic session of 2019-21, applicants must satisfy the following IME IIT Kanpur eligibility criteria:

    • General & OBC applicants must obtain minimum 65% and above in class 10 & 12 examinations
    • SC/ST Category applicants must obtain minimum 55% and above in class 10& 12
    • General category applicants must obtain overall CAT score of 85 percentile and above
    • SC/ST category applicants must have an overall CAT score of 75 percentile and above
    • B. Tech. or B.E. or B. Arch. (with Mathematics as one of the subjects in Class XII), or four year degree program leading to B. Sc. Engineering (with Mathematics as one of the subjects in the UG program), or four year degree program leading to Bachelor of Science degree (with Mathematics as one of the subjects in the UG program), or Master of Science (with Mathematics as one of the subjects in the UG program), or Master of Arts in Economics (with Mathematics as one of the subjects in the UG program) with aggregate of 65% (55% in case of SC/ST category applicant) or a CPI of 6.5 (5.5 in case of SC/ST candidate) on a scale of 10 from any AICTE recognized institute/university, IITs, NITs, and IIITs.
    • Applicants in their final year can also apply, provided they complete requirements of the qualifying degree at the time of joining the MBA course

    Ph. D

    • A master’s degree in management or relevant disciplines in engineering / technology with marks / CPI not below the specified minimum. or
    • A bachelor's degree in engineering or science (4-year programme) with a minimum of 75 percent marks/7.5 CPI. or
    • a master's degree in science/arts/commerce/chartered accountancy while satisfying each of the following three criteria:

    (a) A minimum of 65 percent marks/6.5 CPI in the master's degree,

    (b) First division in bachelor's degree, and

    (c) JRF/95 percentile or higher in GATE/CAT/GMAT/NET or any other national level examination.

    • A valid GATE score is required for the candidates with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, except in the case of candidates with bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the centrally funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs). The candidates with master’s degree in science/arts/commerce must either have a valid GATE/CAT/GMAT score or must have qualified for/in JRF/NET.

    IME IIT Kanpur 2019-21: Admission Process

    Read on to know the IME IIT Kanpur admission process of MBA & Ph. D programme:

    MBA

    MBA aspirants can start applying for the programme from the next day the CAT result is declared. The application form will be made available online on the official website of IME IIT Kanpur. Only those candidates who meet the requisite eligibility criteria of the MBA programme will be able to apply for the programme. An application fee of Rs. 1600 has to be paid by General and OBC category applicants, while SC/ST and PwD category applicants have to pay Rs. 800. Aspirants can apply for the MBA programme only through online mode after the CAT results are declared.

    PhD

    Admission to Ph. D programme is done on rolling basis; the first semester commences in last week of July every year and last week of December every year. Aspirants can apply in either of the semesters or both the semesters. The application will be made available online; those who satisfy the eligibility requirements will be called for a Written Test of one hour. On the basis of the written aptitude test, candidates will be shortlisted for the personal interview. Both written test and personal interview will take place in the IME IIT Kanpur campus.

    IME IIT Kanpur 2019-21: Cut-off

    Like any other B-school, IME IIT Kanpur too has admission cut-off for admission to its MBA and Ph. D programme. MBA aspirants are required to obtain overall CAT score of 85 percentile and above for General/ OBC category applicants. SC/ST category applicants must have an overall score of 75 and above in order to qualify for admission into the programme.

    Ph. D aspirants must obtain JRF/95 percentile or higher in CAT/GMAT/GATE/NET or any other national level entrance exam.

    IME IIT Kanpur 2019-21: Final Admission Selection Criteria

    MBA

    According to the IME IIT Kanpur admission criteria, the MBA programme has different stages involved in the admission process. Let us take look at the states involved in the IME IIT Kanpur admission process:

    Stage 1

    In stage 1 you apply for the programme if you meet the eligibility criteria including the cut-off marks for the programme.

    Stage 2

    The stage 2 comprises of shortlisting selected candidates on the basis of the eligibility criteria.

    Stage 3

    The 3rd stage comprises of the Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds for the shortlisted candidates. Each category will have different cut-off marks. After the GD round, the Committee in charge for the MBA course will conducted the PI round to gauge the suitability of the candidate for the MBA programme based on his academic background and his academic proficiency.

    Stage 4

    In the last stage, merit list is prepared separately for applicants belonging to different categories including General, OBC, SC, ST and PwD. The admission committee will decide the cut-offs for each category.

    The reservation criteria are as follows:

    OBC- 27%

    SC- 15%

    ST- 7.5%

    PH- 3%

    Ph. D

    Admission into Ph. D programme is also done in the following stages:

    Stage 1

    You may apply if you meet the eligibility criteria of the Ph. D programme.

    Stage 2

    In the second stage, candidates will be shortlisted for the written test on the basis of work experience, academic record and the number of applicants in each category. The admission committee of Ph. D programme will prepare the list of shortlisted candidates.

    Stage 3

    In order to prepare a merit list, the committee will conduct a written test for the shortlisted candidates. Post the written aptitude test, separate list will be prepared for each category based on which the personal interview round will be conducted. This means only those candidates who clear the written aptitude test will be interviewed.

    Stage 4

    A final merit list will be prepared by the ph. D admission committee based on candidate’s performance in the written test and interview. The weightage given to both the test and personal interview are as follows:

    • Performance in Written Aptitude Test- 40%
    • Performance in Personal Interview- 60%

    A separate list will be prepared for candidates from different categories.

    IME IIT Kanpur: Fees

    Listed below is the fee structure for MBA & Ph. D programme at IME IIT Kanpur:

    MBA

    S No.

    Regular on resident

    Day Scholar

    1

    Rs. 94317 (General category)

    Rs. 81642 (G)

    2

    Rs. 24, 317 (SC/ST)

    Rs. 11,642 (SC/ST)

    Ph. D

    S No.

    Regular on resident

    Day Scholar

    1

    Rs. 26, 817 (General Category)

    Rs. 14, 142 (G)

    2

    Rs. 24, 317 (SC/ST)

    Rs. 11, 642 (SC/ST)

    Note - The fee structure shared above is per semester and is according to the latest fee structure shared by the institute. In case of any change made hereafter, the article will be updated.

    For more information on admission criteria of IME IIT Kanpur or any other B-school, visit www.jagranjosh.com

    Also read:

    SJMSOM IIT Bombay Admission Criteria & Process (2019-21)

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