New Delhi (JPN/ Bureau): The selection criteria of the country’s premier management school Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) is under scanner as few students are mulling legal action against the institute.

Ruffled on the failure in seeking admission to IIM despite being among Common Aptitude Test (CAT) toppers following the changes made by IIMs, over half- a-dozen candidates are going to approach the Supreme Court.

According to the allegations leveled by the students, the CAT organizers, who had set standards for appearing in the entrance exams earlier, brought changes to the selection criteria before the results announcement, making the candidates devoid of admissions to IIMs.

One of the CAT toppers Deepesh alleged, “Despite scoring 99.27 percentile in my result declared last month, I haven’t yet received any call from the IIM for the admission.” 
Over 60 students have come up in arms against the CAT anomalies and they would be approaching Supreme Court.

Changed selection criteria

According to the students, prior to the CAT examination, the candidates with 50 per cent mark in graduation were considered eligible for appearing in joint entrance exam. The students alleged that the IIM did not disclose any standards before CAT, but with the declaration of results it revealed for the first time the criterion of setting a minimum 75 percent cut-off in higher secondary or 70 per cent in senior secondary examinations as a benchmark for the admission.

“What came as a shocker at the time of announcement that it set the condition that those below 65 per cent of marks in graduation would not be given admissions.”

Preference for Trichy, Rohtak

Going by the sources, the students in their applications had given preferences for IIM- Rohtak, Trichy and Shillong. The appointments for the post of Directors for three new IIMs were not made at the time of CAT following which they couldn’t upload the criteria list on their website.