Master in Business Administration (MBA) programme is a two-year full-time residential course. MBA is IIMN’s flagship programme popularly known as Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP). This document describes the admission process, including the shortlisting and selection criteria, for overseas candidates for the MBA 2023-25 batch at the Indian Institute of Management Nagpur (IIM Nagpur).
IIM Nagpur will have a separate process for evaluating applications from overseas candidates for admission to the MBA batch of 2023-25. The total seats for overseas candidates for PGP 2023-25 are five (05). The GMAT code for IIM Nagpur’s Post Graduate Programme (PGP) is 09J-X8-84.
The eligibility criteria and the admission process are explained in the following sections:
2. ADMISSION REQUIREMENT AND ELIGIBILITY
2.1. Admission Requirements
The overseas status is determined based on the candidate’s residency, not nationality. An overseas candidate is any Indian or foreign passport holder who is:
- Working or studying or residing outside India with a valid passport or travel documents for at least 18 months in the preceding three years (1st January 2020 to 31st December 2022), AND
- Not in a position to take the domestic entrance examination for admission to IIMs viz. the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2022 conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management as he/she is/was residing outside India.
- – In other words, any candidate holding an Indian or Foreign passport in India on the day CAT was conducted will NOT be eligible to apply under the overseas candidate category. The CAT 2022 was held on 28th November 2022
2.2. Eligibility Criteria
- Undergraduate degree or higher (in any discipline) with a minimum of three years duration from a university recognized as equivalent by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent GPA.
- A valid Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) score, a minimum of 600.
2.3. Entrance Test
The candidate should have a valid Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) score of at least 600.
(The candidate must have appeared for GMAT after 31st January 2018).
2.4. Admission Notice
The announcement of admission of overseas candidates to PGP 2023-25 will be prominently exhibited on the IIMN website, i.e., www.iimnagpur.ac.in
3. ADMISSION PROCESS
Up to 5 overseas candidates will be admitted to the MBA 2023-25 batch. These five candidates will be selected by a process separate from the Common Application Test (CAT) based process for domestic applicants. The overseas admission process at IIM Nagpur will be conducted in three stages and considers the candidate’s performance in Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT), Academic Performance (AP), Work Experience (WE), Diversity (DI), analytical writing assessment (AWA) and performance in Personal Interview (PI).
3.1. Stages in the Process
- Candidates who apply for the overseas admissions process at IIM Nagpur will be first screened for the requirements and eligibility, as mentioned in sections 2.1 – 2.3. The candidates who meet the specified criteria will be considered for Stage 1 of the process.
- Candidates who meet the GMAT cut-offs will move to Stage 2, where Comprehensive Score (CS) will be calculated for all such candidates. A CS-based shortlist will be generated to call candidates for Stage 3 – Personal Interview (PI).
- Candidates who appear for the PI will be considered to calculate the Final Score (FS). Admission offers will be sent to the candidates based on their FS.
3.2. Detailed Description of Stages in the Selection Process
Criteria for eligibility to be considered for admission to PGP
Candidates who are eligible to apply to MBA 2023-25 at IIM Nagpur as per Sections 2.1-2.3 and are fulfilling the minimum cut-offs in the sectional percentile and total score in GMAT (Table 1) will only be considered for all subsequent stages.
Table 1. Minimum Cut-offs of GMAT Score
|Verbal Percentile||Quantitative Percentile||Total Score|
1 Also referred to as “% below” in GMAT scorecard
Calculation of CS and Selection for the Personal Interview (PI) Stage
In the second stage of the admission process, a candidate’s Comprehensive Score (CS) will be determined based on his/her performance in GMAT (GMAT), academic performance (AP), diversity (Di), and work experience (WE).
a. GMAT Score (GMAT)
The ratio of GMAT score obtained by the candidate to the total GMAT score (800) will be considered and rescaled between 0-10, where 10 is the maximum possible score (800).
GMAT Score= ((GMAT score obtained by the candidate)/Maximum GMAT score) *10
b. Academic Performance (AP)
We evaluate the applicants’ academic performance (marks obtained) in the Bachelor’s Degree Examination. As identified in Stage 1, the eligible applicants will be assigned rating scores as AP (see Table 2) based on the percentage of marks obtained in their Bachelor’s degree examinations.
Table 2. Calculation of AP Score for the Candidate
|Percent score in Bachelor’s Degree||Rating Score AP|
|>55 and <=60||4|
|>60 and <=65||6|
|>65 and <=70||9|
c. Work Experience (WE)
The total number of months of work experience completed (as of 31st January 2023) will be considered to assign a WE score according to Table 3. Only full-time and paid experience after graduation will be considered. Part-time/Project/Internship/CA Articleship/Training/ Pre-graduation work experience/ work experience which involves payment as stipend will not be counted as work experience. The training period as a part of the job will be considered work experience.
For work experience in multiple organizations, all the durations (months and days) will be added to arrive at the total experience. For example, if the total work experience is 13 months and 25 days, it will be considered 13 months. A valid proof of the date of appointment, date of relieving/ work experience certificate, and proof of payment/salary will have to be submitted at the registration for the program. Work experience for employment involving cash payment of salary will not be considered. Candidates having work experience in the family business need to submit valid proofs of the existence of the business, association, and role of the individual in the business, and proof of payment during the period of work experience.
Table 3. Work Experience Rating Scheme
|Experience (in months)||Rating Score (WE)|
d. Gender Diversity (GDI)
A gender diversity score (GDI) out of 10 will be calculated based on the candidate’s gender (0 for male, 10 for female, and 10 for transgender candidates).
e. Academic Diversity (ADI)
An academic diversity score (ADI) out of 10 will be calculated based on the candidate’s Bachelor’s degree. 10 points will be awarded if the candidate has any of the following Bachelor’s degrees: BA, BA(H), B.Sc, B.Sc.(H), BS, B.Com, B.Com(H), BCA, BBA, B.Pharma, LL.B, MBBS, BDS, or any other Non-Engineering subject areas at the Bachelor’s level not mentioned here.
At this stage, a comprehensive score (CS) based on the CAT, PAP, WE, GDI, and ADI scores will be calculated as follows:
CS=0.30 * (GMAT Score) + 0.30*(AP Score) + 0.20* (WE Score) + 0.15*(GDI Score)+ 0.05*(ADI)
Based on the comprehensive score (CS), a shortlist will be prepared, and the shortlisted candidates will be receiving an email/communication from IIM Nagpur. The candidates shortlisted in Stage 2 will move to the next stage– Personal Interview (PI).
Final Selection of the Candidates
The candidates who have been shortlisted based on the Comprehensive Score and have appeared for the Personal Interview (PI) will be considered for the final stage of the admission process. After the PI, a Final Score (FS) will be calculated based on PI, GMAT, AP, WE, AWA, and GDI scores.
FS= 0.40* (PI Score) + 0.15* (GMAT Score) + 0.15* (AP Score) + 0.15 * (WE Score) + 0. 10(AWA Score/6*10) + 0.05 * (GDI Score)
a. Personal Interview (PI) Score
The performance of the candidates in the personal interview will be considered towards calculating the Final Score (FS). The score will be rescaled between 0 to 10. The Personal Interviews for Overseas candidates will be conducted online.
b. GMAT (GMAT) Score
The candidate’s GMAT score, as calculated during Stage 2 of the process, will be used towards calculating the Final Score (FS).
c. Academic Performance (AP) Score
The candidate’s Academic Performance (AP) score, as calculated during Stage 2 of the process, will be used towards calculating the Final Score (FS).
d. Work Experience (WE) Score
The candidate’s Work Experience (WE) score, as calculated during Stage 2 of the process, will be used towards calculating the Final Score (FS).
e. Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) Score
The GMAT exam consists of four sections: an analytical writing assessment, an integrated reasoning section, a quantitative aptitude section, and a verbal reasoning section. The analytical writing assessment is graded on a scale of 0 (minimum) to 6 (maximum) in half-point intervals. The AWA score of the candidates will be used while calculating FS after rescaling it between 0 to 10.
f. Gender Diversity (GDI) Score
A gender diversity score of 10 points will be awarded based on the candidate’s gender (0 for male, 10 for female, and 10 for transgender candidates).
4. OFFER AND ADMISSION
The selected candidates will receive provisional admission intimation from IIM Nagpur by email. The candidate has to pay an offer acceptance fee of USD 1,000 to confirm the acceptance of the offer. This amount will be subsequently adjusted in Term I fees.
Once a candidate pays the offer acceptance fee, the Admissions Office will verify the candidate’s documents and confirm the same. During document verification admissions office might ask for additional documents and/or clarifications. It is candidate’s responsibility to provide necessary information/documents within the stipulated deadline and engage in admissions process.
In case of discrepancy and a subsequent change in CS and/or FS, the candidate’s eligibility across the stages will be evaluated all over again. In case the candidate is not clearing any of the stages with the revised score, the provisional offer made to the candidate will be withdrawn. In such a case, the acceptance fee received from the candidate will be refunded after deducting the administrative charges.
5. WITHDRAWAL AND CANCELLATION PROCESS
The withdrawal/cancellation of admission offer can happen in multiple ways:
5.1. Before Term 1 Registration:
- a. Once the offer acceptance fee is received by the stipulated date (mentioned in the offer email), the provisional admission offer stands. If payment is not received by the stipulated date, the provisional admission will be cancelled.
- b. If a candidate pays the offer acceptance fees but still wants to withdraw, he/she may do so by sending an email to the Admission Office by a stipulated date (offer acceptance fee withdrawal deadline mentioned in the offer letter/mail). We will then initiate a refund process. The refund of the offer acceptance fees deposited (after deducting the administrative charge) will be done in July 2023.
- c. If a candidate pays the offer acceptance fees but fails to withdraw within a stipulated date (offer acceptance fee withdrawal deadline mentioned in the offer letter/mail) or fails to register for the programme, the entire amount of the offer acceptance fees paid will be forfeited. No refund will be made in case of withdrawal after the offer acceptance fee withdrawal deadline.
- d. The admission will stand cancelled if a candidate does not register at IIM Nagpur on the mentioned date and time for the registration.
- e. Candidates have to pay the remaining amount of the Term 1 fee before the registration. The deadline for the same will be communicated to candidates who have accepted the offer. If the Term 1 fee payment is not received by the stipulated date (Term 1 fee payment deadline), the provisional admission will be cancelled.
- f. If a candidate has paid the remaining amount of the Term 1 fee and wants to withdraw from the programme before the offer acceptance fee withdrawal deadline, the amount (offer acceptance and the Term 1 fee) will be refunded after deducting the administrative charges.
- g. If a candidate has paid the remaining amount of the Term 1 fee and wants to withdraw from the programme after the offer acceptance fee withdrawal deadline, but before the Term 1 fee payment deadline, the amount will be refunded after deducting the offer acceptance fee.
- h. If a candidate has paid the remaining Term 1 fee and wants to withdraw from the programme after the Term 1 fee payment deadline, NO amount will be refunded.
5.2. After registration:
- a. Term 1 will start with the registration and inauguration of the programme. Fees will be collected before the registration for Term 1 and at the beginning of each term later. If a candidate withdraws from the programme in any term after registration (in the middle of a term), all the fees paid till then will be forfeited, regardless of the number of days remaining in the term, and his/her admission shall stand cancelled.
5.3. The admission of a candidate stands cancelled if he/she provides any false information at any step in the admissions process. No claim for refund of the fee paid till then will be entertained.
6. APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
6.1. How to Apply
Overseas candidates will have to apply online through the Institute website. Click here to apply.
6.2 Documents to be Uploaded
All related documents, as mentioned below, will have to be self-attested and uploaded as per the instructions while filling in the online application form.
- Copy of the latest GMAT score certificate (GMAT taken on or before 31st January 2018, is not valid)
- Copy of all academic mark-sheets/certificates and Degree of Graduation
- Copy of all the pages in the passport(s)
6.3 Application Fee
A non-refundable application fee of USD 100 or equivalent INR at the exchange rate prevailing on the transfer day can be remitted through an electronic/online transfer. A payment link will be available in the portal. All the transfers have to be made using the link.
The last date for applying to the MBA Programme for overseas candidates is 10th March 2023 (5.00 pm IST). The GMAT Institution Code Number for Indian Institute of Management Nagpur for MBA is 09J-X8-84
- All or any dispute/s or differences arising out of admission process/ procedure, withdrawal, admission policy, admission cancellation procedure, cancellation policies, refund policies shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of Courts/ Forums/Commission at Nagpur alone.
- Any dispute concerning admissions to the MBA Batch of 2023-25 would be subject to the jurisdiction of the competent courts within the territorial jurisdiction of the city of Nagpur, Maharashtra only.
- IIM Nagpur is established as an autonomous institute sets its own policies and governed by IIM Act 2017.
IIM Nagpur reserves the right to change the Shortlisting and Selection Criteria as deemed necessary.