IIT Madras MBA Admissions 2016 - Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Dates

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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, invites applications for admission into its MBA Programme for the academic year 2016-17. Admissions to MBA programme of Department of Management Studies IIT Madras, for the I Semester 2016-17 will be made on the basis of CAT 2015 scores together with group discussion (GD), Written test and interview(s) of candidates.

Important Dates

CAT Results: 2nd week of January 2016
Commencement of Online Application Process: Day after the CAT results
Closing of Online Application Process: January 29, 2016
Announcement of Short-listed candidates for GT/PI: February 05, 2016
GT/PI Process at Different Centers: February 18, 2016 - April 10, 2016
Earliest Date of Final Results: May 02, 2016
Commencement of Classes: July 11, 2016

Eligibility Criteria

Regular Candidates

Regular candidates should possess a valid score in the Common Admissions Test (CAT) conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management. IIT Graduates who obtain a CGPA of 8 and above on 10 are exempted from CAT score. Their shortlisting will be based on a composite score with due weights to applicant’s CAT score, past academic performance, industry experience and gender.

Sponsored Candidates

This category is of two types: 1) Company Sponsored Candidates  2) Indian Defense Personnel
  1. Candidates  may be sponsored by their employers to pursue an MBA at IIT Madras. Candidates should forward their application through proper channel. They must have a minimum work experience of two years in the sponsoring organization and a valid, good score in national level entrance tests such as CAT/XAT/MAT. 
  2. Defense personnel are exempted from the national level entrance test. Candidates who are working with the Defense forces are encouraged to apply through respective government agencies.

Non-Resident Indian and Foreign Nationals

Short listing for this category shall be on the basis of
  • GMAT score
  • Past academic performance
  • Letters of reference and
  • Work experience, if any
  • They also have to submit copies of their citizenship-related documents obtained from the Indian Embassy of their residing country while applying for the programme.

Minimum Academic Qualifications for Regular/Sponsored/NRI & Foreign Candidates

Graduates (or professional qualification equivalent to that of a University degree recognized by the UGC) in any discipline with first class or 60% marks earned in their degree from a recognized/reputed University for: regular candidates, sponsored candidates, NRI candidates and foreign nationals. For Defence personnel the minimum percentage of marks in qualifying degree will be 55%. For other categories relaxation according to GOI norms will apply.

Final year students (of the above-mentioned programme) are also eligible to apply. Such candidates, if selected, will be admitted provisionally, on the condition that they meet all requirements for the qualifying degree before the start of the program and will produce provisional certificate of completion within two months of joining the program.

How to Apply

  • Only online submission of the application is required.
  • Fee for General Category Rs.1600/- and for SC/ ST/ PwD Rs.800/-
  • Fee payment is through Net Banking, Credit Card or Debit Card. NRI/ Foreign candidates can pay the fee through a Demand Draft/ Banker's cheque drawn in favour of THE REGISTRAR, IIT MADRAS and payable at Chennai.

Selection Procedure

Candidates from all categories shortlisted based on the composite score shall be called for a personal interview to a given location (except NRIs and Foreign Nationals). The final selection for all categories except NRIs and Foreign Nationals will be based on the following:
  • Performance in group task, written communication and personal interview
  • Composite score obtained by the candidate as explained earlier.
  • For shortlisted NRIs and Foreign Nationals, the final selection will be based on a personal interview which shall be conducted online.

For shortlisted NRIs and Foreign Nationals, the final selection will be based on a personal interview, which shall be conducted online.

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