MBA Admission Process

 

MBA Admissions is open for the year 2021-22 (Click here to apply).

Admission to M.B.A. Program, IME Department, IIT Kanpur for July 2021
(Not applicable to NRI/PIO and foreign applicants)

Eligibility Criteria for Applying to the Program:

Qualifying Examination

To apply for the academic session of 2021-22, an applicant must appear for the CAT 2021 examination conducted by IIMs.

For GN,EWS and OBC (NCL) applicants

  • Overall CAT-2020 score of 85 percentile and above.
  • 65% and above in Class X and Class XII examinations.
  • 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% or a CPI of 6.5 on a scale of 10 from any AICTE recognized institute/university, IITs, NITs, and IIITs.

For SC and ST applicants

  • Overall CAT-2020 score of 75 percentile and above.
  • 55% and above in Class X and Class XII examinations.
  • 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 55% or a CPI of 5.5 on a scale of 10 from any AICTE recognized institute/university, IITs, NITs, and IIITs.

Candidates appearing for the final degree examination can also apply. Such candidates, if selected, will be admitted provisionally. They have to complete all the requirements of the qualifying degree at the time of joining the course.

Note:

Online application process is likely to start from the next day of announcement of CAT 2020 results. The following stages are involved in the admissions process for the M.B.A. program, IME Department, IIT Kanpur.

STAGE 1:

Apply through the online form if you meet the eligibility criteria.

STAGE 2:

Shortlisting of the applicants based on Eligibility Conditions and CAT score. There will be only one shortlist. Next announcement will be on April 30 declaring the finally selected candidates.

STAGE 3:

Given the circumstances arising out of COVID-19 pandemic, IIT Kanpur would not be conducting a GD and interview process for the shortlisted candidates. Instead, the shortlisted candidates would be evaluated on the basis of their CAT Percentile Scores, Academic Background and Work Experience.

STAGE 4:

Merit List Preparation

Applicants belonging to different categories (GN, EWS, OBC (NCL), SC, ST, (DAP (Differently Abled Persons))) will be separately merit listed. The cut offs for different categories will be decided by the committee-in-charge for M.B.A. admissions of the IME department of IIT Kanpur. The approved norms on reservation (OBC (NCL): 27%, SC: 15%, EWS: 10%, ST: 7.5% and DAP (Differently Abled Persons) 3% horizontal across GN, SC, ST and OBC (NCL)) will be observed. Please check the latest approved norms of eligibility for reservation. Click on this link to know more about EWS reservation

How to Apply:

Candidates who fulfil the above stated eligibility criteria can apply to the MBA program at IIT Kanpur by filling an online application form. The application fees for General, EWS and OBC (NCL) candidates is INR 1600/- and for SC/ST/DAP (Differently Abled Persons) is INR 800/-. A candidate can apply to the MBA program only through online application process after CAT results are declared.

Note:

A merit list would be prepared for each category based on the aggregate score that is computed as follows

  • Stages 2, 3 and 4 for GN, EWS, OBC (NCL) and SC & ST applicants will be conducted independently. These two groups, i.e., (GN + EWS + OBC (NCL)) and (SC + ST) will not be compared at any stage during the selection process.
  • For each category, a final merit list and a wait list will be prepared.
  • At any stage during the admissions process or during the M.B.A. program at IIT Kanpur, if it is found that the candidate has misrepresented, falsified or hidden relevant information, his/her candidature/admission would be summarily rejected and the candidate would have to leave the program if he/she has joined the same and no fee deposited will be refunded.
  • Given the circumstances arising out of COVID-19 pandemic, IIT Kanpur would not be conducting a GD and interview process for the shortlisted candidates. Instead, the shortlisted candidates would be evaluated on the basis of their CAT Percentile Scores, Academic Background and Work Experience.

DPGC Convener, IME Department, IIT Kanpur
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