Due to lukewarm response at IIM- Sambalpur, its mentor institute IIM-Indore has recently revised selection criteria for admission to the first batch this session.
Sources said IIM-Sambalpur's location and delayed admission process are the reasons behind this low response.
IIM-I lowered overall CAT 2014 score for selection at IIM-Sambalpur from 96.3 percentile to 90 for general category students and from 78.98 percentile to 70 for Non-Creamy OBC candidates. Criteria for SC/ST and disabled candidates too have been reduced further. While SC category students will now get admission at 55 percentile, ST and other reserved category students will be admitted at 45 percentile.
Public relation officer, IIM-I, Akhtar Parvez said to the media, "Selection criteria for admission to IIM-Sambalpur has been revised. Candidates who have expressed inclination for Sambalpur institute have been sent emails seeking their expression of interest."
However, he did not give exact reason for lowering selection criteria. Maiden batch at the institute will start from September 23 and classes will be held in temporary campus located in the premises of Silicon Institute of Technology, Sambalpur.