By - 19 April 2020
19 April 2020
About half of the 20 Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are exploring the possibility of conducting some of the pending interviews online to complete their admission processes as the Centre has indicated that it is not inclined to lift the lockdown imposed to check the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic when it lapses on April 14.
The IIMs shortlist candidates based on a common admission test (CAT) and then hold face-to-face interviews and group discussions to choose a final list of candidates.
According to multiple officials HT spoke to, IIMs like the ones in Lucknow, Sambalpur, Indore, Ranchi, Shillong and Kozhikhode are yet to complete the interview processes either for their main MBA courses or for the specialised or niche courses. They added given the uncertainty over whether the lockdown would be lifted or not, at least eight to 10 of the 20 IIMs have decided to conduct online interviews to ensure the academic cycle in not disrupted.