IIM Trichy Admission 2018: Cut offs, fee, placements; unique process awards weight to Master’s degree

IIM Trichy Admission 2018
Wednesday, December 13 2017, 03:00 PM
With its unique admission process comprising weightage to Master’s degree qualification and higher weightage to non-engineers in final merit list, you can expect to get admission in PGP 2018-20 batch at IIM Trichy with a CAT exam percentile of 92 and above, provided you fulfil other desired parameters for the B-school
IIM Trichy is the only IIM that awards weightage to Master’s degree qualification apart from awarding high weightage to performance at undergraduate level

PGP 2018-20 at IIM Tiruchirappalli will be a different learning experience for the candidates who have appeared in CAT 2017 and aspire to get admission in IIM Trichy as the batch will attend classes at its new campus from the day one. With its unique admission process comprising weightage to Master’s degree qualification and higher weightage to non-engineers in final merit list, you can expect to get admission in PGP 2018-20 batch at IIM Trichy with a CAT exam percentile of 92 and above, provided you fulfil other desired parameters for the B-school.

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IIM Trichy has two campuses. The main campus is at Tiruchirappalli which offers flagship Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) and the other campus is at Chennai that offers Post Graduate Programme in Business Management (PGPBM). The PGPBM is meant for working executives only.

PGPM 2018-20: Offered at IIM Trichy campus

Last date to apply: Application process closed with the close of CAT 2017 registration on Sep 25, 2017
Intake: 180 students
Eligibility: Graduate with 50% marks
Mandatory acceptable exams: CAT 2017
Expected cut offs for General category: 92 to 94
Programme fee: Rs.12.35 lakhs
Programme duration: 2 years fully residential programme
Admission process: 2 Step process – 1st stage shortlisting for 2nd stage comprising PI/WAT through Common Admission Process (CAP) 2018
Award of degree/diploma: Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM). After passing of IIM Bill, IIM Trichy will award MBA degree to the students.

PGPBM 2018-20: Offered at IIM Trichy-Chennai campus

Last date to apply: Application process begins in 1st week of Feb 2018 and will close in the 1st week of June 2018
Intake: 60
Eligibility: Graduate with 50% marks with minimum 3 years of work experience after graduation
Acceptable exams: IIM Trichy will conduct own written test at Chennai
Expected cut offs for General category: Will be decided based on the outcome of result
Programme fee: Rs.10.10 lakhs
Programme duration: 2 years, can be completed in 21 months on fast track
Admission process: Through own written test (40% weight); Personal interview (30%); Work-ex (15%); Academic performance at undergraduate (15%)
Award of degree/diploma: Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM). After passing of IIM Bill, IIM Trichy will award MBA degree to the students.

Cut off expected at 92
Focusing on increasing academic diversity in its class rooms, IIM Tiruchirappalli has amended its admission policy as other top IIMs like IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Calcutta have done. IIM Trichy proposes to award diversified weightage in final selection process to flagship PGP 2018-20 batch with Non-engineers getting more points.

The admission process of IIM Trichy will take into consideration the candidate’s performance in CAT 2017, performance in Personal Interview (PI) and Written Analysis Test (WAT), academic record and relevant work experience. Although IIM Trichy has announced minimum required percentile in CAT 2017 as 90 overall and 80 as sectional for shortlisting, it is expected that the cut off may be a little higher and may go upto 92.

The criteria that would be used at the first stage of shortlisting at IIM Trichy to select candidates for Personal Interview and Written Analysis Test (PI & WAT) would be as under:

CAT 2017: Minimum prescribed Cut off percentiles  

Category Quantitative Aptitude (Section 1) Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (Section 2) Verbal & Reading Comprehension (Section 3)

Total (Overall)

General
80
80
80
90
NC-OBC
72
72
72
81
SC
60
60
60
75
ST
50
50
50
65
DAP
50
50
50
65

CAT 2017 score: Sole deciding factor for shortlist
IIM Trichy will use CAT 2017 percentile for shortlisting candidates for PI & WAT, however, achieving the cut-off percentile in CAT 2017 is a necessary but not sufficient condition for being shortlisted. 

The other components in admission process will be taken into account by IIM Trichy while generating final merit list for admission. For the PI-WAT round the cut-off percentiles in CAT 2017 will be used to shortlist the candidates for the 2018-20 batch.

Actual cut offs, as stated by IIM Trichy, may vary from the minimum prescribed ones. IIM Tiruchirappalli will decide the number of candidates to be called for the PI & WAT for each category, depending on which the cut off percentiles can change.   

CAT score gets 50% weight in final admission process
IIM Trichy proposes to use following parameters and corresponding weightages to arrive at the composite score of the candidates, which will be used to prepare the final merit list for admissions. 

Component
Weight percent
CAT score
50%
Written Analysis Test (WAT)
15%
Personal Interview (PI)
15%
Work experience
  5%
Academics (Upto Undergraduate level)
10%
Master’s degree
  2%
Gender Diversity
 3%

WAT & PI at IIM Trichy: Common process for 11 IIMs
IIM Trichy will participate in Common Admission Process (CAP) 2018 to be coordinated by IIM Rohtak for 11 new IIMs. CAP 2018 is proposed to begin in February 2018 and will comprise the Personal Interview (PI) and Written Analysis Test (WAT). The scores of PI and WAT obtained by the candidates will be sent to IIM Trichy who will then add scores for other components to make final admission offer.  

The CAP 2018 would be conducted at New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata. The exact date for PI & WAT will be communicated to the short-listed candidates by IIM Rohtak.

Assessment for final merit list: Important facts
IIM Trichy will assess the candidates seeking admission to PGPM on various parameters before announcing the final admission result. For different components which are awarded weightage by IIM Trichy, the candidate should focus on following and check the certain points on which they can improve:

Written Analysis Test (WAT)

  • 15% weightage
  • The candidate is expected to have good Vocabulary, content of writing and writing skills

Personal Interview (PI)

  • 15% weightage
  • The candidate will be assessed for Communication, attitude and personality, Academic efforts and disposition,  Managerial and leadership attributes, Social awareness and disposition, Overall presence 

Work experience

  • Based on quantum of work experience
  • 5% weightage.

Performance at Undergraduate level

  • 10% weightage. 
  • This performance shall be measured by multiplying the percentage marks scored by the weightage applicable to the discipline.
  • 10 per cent of the score so obtained shall be considered in the overall evaluation. [UG performance score = (per cent score at UG * discipline weightage)* 0.10] 

Master’s degree or Professional Qualification

  • 2% weightage
  • The requirement is pass in the Master Degree/final examinations of CA / ICWA/ CS) 

Gender Diversity

  • 3% weightage for female candidates

Higher weightage to Non-Engineers
IIM Trichy is the only IIM that awards weightage to Master’s degree qualification apart from awarding high weightage to performance at undergraduate level.

Not only low weight will be awarded to CAT 2017 score, differential weightages shall be applied to different disciplines to account for the degree of difficulty in scoring in different disciplines. According to IIM Trichy ‘To encourage diversity in the batch, differential weightage shall be applied to different disciplines’

IIM Trichy has announced to award maximum points to Arts & Commerce. The weightage to be awarded is as follows – 

Engineering / Technology: 0.6; Science: 0.8; Arts / Medicine (including Pharmacy): 0.9; Commerce / Economics / Management: 1.0

Post Personal Interview and Written Analysis Test and based on above parameters and corresponding weightages including the weight awarded to CAT 2017 score, used to arrive at the composite score of the candidates, final merit list for admissions will be prepared for PGP 2018-20. 

IIM Trichy fee structure
IIM Trichy does not charge a very high fee like many other top IIMs or private PGDM B-schools. The present PGPM course fee at IIM Trichy is Rs. 12.35 lakhs. Even this is not the deterrent for admission as you get a very high RoI for your investment in MBA at IIM Trichy.

IIM Trichy Placements: 5 years trend
The Placements at IIM Trichy have been rising consistently. Last 5 years Placement trends at IIM Trichy are shared below:

Placement batch
Average salary (Rs. in lakhs)
Highest salary (Rs. In lakhs)
2015-17
13.30
33
2014-16
13.01
23.81
2013-15
11.32
19.50
2012-14
11.78
19.25
2011-13
10.95
18.25
 
Top recruiters at IIM Trichy include Accenture, BPCL, Bosch, Aditya Birla Group, Dell, Deloitte, EXL, HPCL, HDFC, L&T, Infosys, J P Morgan Chase, Cognizant, Hyundai, ICICI, JIO, Mahindra, SBI, RBS, YES Bank.

IIM Trichy new campus: 175 Acre campus takes off for 8th PGP batch
The lucky PGP 2018-20 at IIM Trichy will be the 8th batch which will study in the newly built 175 acre permanent campus with world class amenities. The new campus was inaugurated on April 3, 2017 by the Union HRD Minister Mr Prakash Javadekar through video conferencing from New Delhi.

Key features of new campus of IIM Trichy are:

  • New campus is built on the land area of 175 acres
  • Built at a cost of Rs.772 crores
  • Constructed in a record 30 months
  • Located at Trichy-Pudukkottai road near Chinna Suriyur village
  • Hostels at Campus can accommodate 400 students, has staff and faculty residences as well as recreation club
  • Spacious State of Art class rooms are designed to offer learning with an open mind. Three types of class rooms with a capacity of 25 students each, 50 students each and 80 students each have been created

IIM Tiruchirappalli (Trichy), the 11th IIM in the country started functioning in 2011. The B-school is led by Dr. Bhimaraya Metri, Director, IIM Trichy. The institute focuses on developing competent professionals for the industry.The flagship programme, PGPM has been instrumental in achievement of this goal. Hard Work, Perseverance, Passion and Integrity are some of the virtues taught at the institute. IIM-T has a collection of eminent faculty and motivated students which form its backbone. Ensuring an optimal student-teacher ratio to encourage better learning and to impart appropriate guidance is one of the key USPs of IIM Trichy.

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