In a bid to enable more management aspirants obtain MBA degree, IGNOU has relaxed the minimum cut off marks for eligibility to get admission in its MBA programme to 50 per cent for general category students.
“Now, fresh graduates in general category with 50 per cent marks and reserved category students with 45 per cent marks are eligible to appear for OPENMAT, the entrance test of IGNOU for admission to the MBA programme,” said vice chancellor of the university, V N Rajasekharan Pillai.
He said the essential clause of three years experience in supervisory and managerial category for graduates willing to take admission to the MBA programme has also been done away with.
Even those graduates who have successfully cleared the entrance test for admission to management programme conducted by recognised institutions like CAT, MAT and state level tests conducted by the state governments need not sit for the OPENMAT test of IGNOU, he said.
The vice-chancellor also said the age limit for admission to the management programmes apart from MBA offered by the university has also been removed.
The next OPENMAT test will be held on February 2, 2009 across the country.
Source : PTI