Studying in Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) is every B-School aspirant’s dream. The gateway to an MBA programme at IIMs is the Common Admission Test (CAT). CAT is highly competitive exam and very few students are able to crack it. Also, qualifying in CAT does not guarantee admission to IIMs. In later stages of admission, many IIMs require students to clear in Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI) rounds.
Here are other ways to get an IIM Alumni status:
1. Online, Certificate And Diploma Courses At IIMs
IIMs offer a huge variety of online, certificate and diploma courses for students and working professionals. You can visit official websites of the IIMs to find more details about these programmes.
2. GMAT score
You can also take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). The GMAT exam is accepted by more than 200 programs at over 140 business schools in India. These include:
- IIM Ahmedabad (PGPX)
- IIM Bangalore (EPGP)
- IIM Calcutta (PGPEx)
- IIM Indore (EPGP)
- IIM Kozhikode (EPGP)
- IIM Lucknow (IPMX)
- Indian School of Business Hyderabad/Mohali
- Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad
- Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon
- XLRI Jamshedpur
- Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) Delhi
3. Integrated Programme In Management (IPM)
You can also take admission to the Integrated Programme in Management (IPM). In these programmes, you can study different subjects at the undergraduate level and choose a postgraduate programme (PGP) after completing three years.
IIM Jammu and IIM Bodh Gaya admit students to their IPMs through the Joint Integrated Programme In Management Test (JIPMAT) conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
Other IIMs that have integrated programmes include IIM Indore and IIM Rohtak.