The Maharashtra state government has decided to make MBA/MMS CET (entrance exam) an online mode of examination from the current year, following the footsteps of most B-schools entrance examination pattern and mode.
The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) of Maharashtra is to conduct the exam in an online mode in March 2014, considering that most students are now familiar with online exams, said Dayanand Meshram, joint director of DTE. However, experts pointed out that students from the interiors of the state or remote areas might be discouraged with the introduction of online mode of writing state’s CET entrance.
The technical board has finalized to reintroduce MBA/MMS CET in the current year.
Last year i.e. for 2013-14, B-schools admissions in Maharashtra were decided based on the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) score, which was conducted by the All-India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).
Only CET entrance exam was prevalent in the state before 2013-14 admission season At present, the state have decided to go back to CET for determining eligible candidates for B-schools admissions, as a high number of vacancies was reported in B-schools last year through CMAT.
Meshram added that most of the national level management entrance exams such as CAT or CMAT, are conducted online and hence state also had to adopt the new mode sooner or later. The notification and schedule for the MBA/MMS CET online exam is already issued and released.
The registration process is also set as online and will begin from January 27, 2014.
As per the schedule of activities released by the DTE on January 21 the tentative dates for the online entrance tests are 15 and 16 March, 2014.
The admission to all management courses-MBA, MMS, PGDM and PGDBM-will be done by way of a centralized seat allotment process.
Shortly the details related to PGDM courses and institutes participating in the centralized admission process (CAP) will be out, before commencing of form submission.
This year the CAP will include total four rounds for admission. Out of 4, first three rounds shall be based on computerized allotment whereas the last round will be made through counseling.
Total Number of MBA/MMS institutes in Maharashtra are 411. Total number of seats: 45,297. The figures may vary this year after the approval of new institutes and sanction of enhanced intake for existing institutes.