May 29, 2011
MBA admissions in Karnataka occur through Common Entrance tests.
Seats under the Government Quota: The test that admits students for seats in the Government Quota is the PGCET (Post Graduate Common Entrance Test) that is conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) through the offices of the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU). Refer http://vtu.ac.in/pdf/circulars/kea.pdf
This test provides admission to the seats in the MBA departments of any University in Karnataka and institutions affiliated to the following Universities, namely Visvesvaraya Technological University, Mangalore, Mysore, Bangalore, Kuvempu, Gulbarga, Bijapur Women’s University, Karnatak and Tumkur, as well as the Government quota seats in private Colleges in the state.*
This test also gives admission to management seats in Institutions which have requested the KEA to conduct the test on their behalf.
The tuition fee to be paid for these seats is as notified by the Karnataka State Government.
Seats under the Management quota: Karnataka Private Post-Graduate Colleges’ Association (KPPGCA) KMAT 2011: During the past five years, KPPGCA has been organizing the process of admission to MBA and MCA courses to fill the management quota of seats in the member institutions (meaning Private Unaided Institutions) by holding the "Karnataka Management Admission Test (KMAT)" at test centers across Karnataka. This year KMAT 2011 is scheduled to be held on Sunday, July 24, 2011, from 2 pm to 5 pm.
Website to refer: http://www.kmatindia.com/AboutKmat.htm
Eligibility for MBA:
Admission to MBA course shall be open for the candidates who have passed the Bachelor degree with not less than 50 % (rounding-off of aggregate percent is not permitted) of the marks in the aggregate of all the years of the degree examinations.
For candidates from Karnataka belonging to SC / ST and Category I, the aggregate percent of marks of all the years of the qualifying examination shall not be less than 45 % (rounding-off of aggregate percent is not permitted).
The candidates applying for part-time course in MBA must have worked for not less than three years (after the date of the qualifying degree examination, the experience is considered up to the date of notification of PGCET examination) in an establishment. The MBA department of Bangalore University offers the two year part time MBA at Canara Bank School of Management Studies (MBA Department) at the Central College Campus. Those who wish to apply for this Part time MBA need to answer the PGCET as all other prospective candidates, but must specify in the application form that they are opting for the part time course. Part time MBA timings are between 6.15 and 9.15 pm every evening.
Karnataka candidates (“Karnataka Candidate” means a student who has studied in one or more Government or Government recognized Educational Institutions located in the State of Karnataka for a minimum period of seven academic years etc.) are eligible for:
Government seats, meaning all the seats in Government colleges and University Departments and 50 percent of total intake in Private Unaided Institutions and Management seats, meaning any seat surrendered by Private Unaided Institutions to the government to admit candidates through PGCET.
Non-Karnataka candidates are eligible for those seats available against management seats (Category B seats) of Private Unaided Institutions. Refer KMAT website given above, for details regarding this examination.
* a. Srikrishnadevaraya University at Bellary, Chittoor Rani Chennamma University at Belgaum, Davangere University, which are new universities, may take in admissions when ready.
b. The Post Graduate Centres of Universities are also included herein.
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