The Government of Maharashtra is mulling over to do away with the group discussion (GD) and personal interview (PI) sessions in determining the candidates’ eligibility for admissions to B-schools across the state from this year, 2014, onwards. If this would be the case, the admissions will be allowed based on scores obtained by the candidates in Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MAH-CET) or in any other national level test.
The state government has come up with this proposal keeping in mind the fact that there are too many seats and too less candidates.
The proposal in this regard has already been submitted to the Higher and Technical Education Ministry by the Directorate of Technical Education in the month of November. According to the proposal, the candidates who secured ‘zero’ in the test would not be allowed admissions. “Though the ministry is yet to approve the proposal officially, ‘in-principle’, it has been agreed upon,” said a Ministry official.
The Director of Technical Education, SK Mahajan, confirmed about the news and told to a leading publication that the ministry’s approval is yet to receive.
Recently, in 2013, even most IIMs had decided to scrap up GD for admissions to post-graduate management programs. However, they replaced it with another written test.