Prof Tathagata Bandyopadhyay of IIM Ahmedabad appointed CAT 2015 convener; pledges an aspirant friendly CAT 2015 News Desk |
May 25, 2015
IIM Ahmedabad has officially announced the appointment of Prof T Bandyopadhyay, faculty and admission chair at IIM Ahmedabad as convener CAT 2015
"I have just taken over I will give you the updates sometime next week" Prof Tathagata Bandyopadhya, faculty IIMA and CAT 2015 convener

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad the top rated B school in India going to conduct CAT 2015 has officially announced the appointment of Prof T Bandyopadhyay, faculty and admission chair at IIM Ahmedabad as convener CAT 2015. already anticipated Prof Tathagata being the first choice of IIM Ahmedabad as CAT 2015 convener

Accepting the congratulations and sharing with after taking over as CAT 2015 convener Prof Bandyopadhyay  says “I have just taken over I will give you the updates sometime next week”. 

Committed academician and able administrator clubbed in one is what Prof Tathagata is who pledges to conduct improved and aspirant friendly CAT 2015.

Common Admission Test (CAT) 2015 the mandatory exam for admission to management programmes at IIMs and other top B schools in India will be  conducted by IIM Ahmedabad with Prof Bandyopadhyay as Convener and in partnership with the CAT testing agency TCS in the months of October/November 2015.

The sources have categorically informed that instead of assigning the responsibility of conducting CAT 2015 to any other IIM, it has been decided that the no.1 ranked IIM Ahmedabad should carry on the process of conducting CAT 2015.

CAT 2015 Convener: Highly qualified academician

Prof Tathagata Bandyopadhyay the CAT 2015 convener is a highly qualified management expert who is assigned with multi facet roles at IIM Ahmedabad.

Prof Bandyopadhyay is faculty in the area of Production and Quantitative Methods (P&QM); holds the charge of Chairperson Admissions committee at IIM Ahmedabad and is also the Chairperson, Financial Aid & Awards Committee at the top B school of India.

Prof Tathagata has PhD and is a statistician with M.Sc (Statistics) from University of Calcutta. University of Calcutta is one the oldest Universities and is mother of many universities in India.

Apart from being Professor at IIM Ahmedabad, Prof Tathagata has been the visiting Professor at Michigan State University, USA (2010), Birmingham University, UK (2009), University of Umea, Sweden (2009),  Iowa State University, USA (2003,2005,2007),  University of Georgia, Athens, USA. (2003, 2005) among other prominent Universities of the world. He was the Visting Scientist at University of Windsor, Canada (1995, 1999, 2000), National University of Singapore, Singapore. (2002, 2007).

Known for his flair for research and writing, Prof Tathagata has been the editor of Calcutta Statistical Association Bulletin in 2009 and has been an active member on number of editorial boards. His Publications, case studies and reviews are widely read, referred and quoted across the globe.  His past and present Research works include Nonparametric Testing, Categorical Data Analysis, Measurement Error Models, Inference on Survey Data, Statistical Genetics,  Reliabilty Analysis, Survival Analysis, Survey Sampling among others.

Reins taken over from IIM Indore

It is expected that CAT 2015 as well as CAT 2016 will be conducted by IIM Ahmedabad. For 2 successive years CAT 2013 and CAT 2014 was convened by IIM Indore successfully with Dr Rohit Kapoor as CAT convener for both the years. Even the change in testing partner from Prometric to TCS for CAT 2014 continued with Dr Rohit Kapoor as CAT 2014 Convener. 

After the first CAT in 2014 with IIM Indore, the testing partner TCS, appearing to have grown more matured in 2015, will have to co-ordinate with Prof Tathagata of IIM Ahmedabad for CAT 2015.

First computerized CAT 2009: conducted by IIM Ahmedabad

IIM Ahmedabad is the first IIM that was instrumental in beginning CAT exam as the  Computerised Based Test (CBT). It was IIM Ahmedabad that conducted the first computerized CAT in 2009 with testing partner Prometric and Prof Satish Deodhar, faculty IIM Ahmedabad as CAT 2009 convener.

With the number 1 B school of India convening CAT 2015 again after few years, it is expected that few more improvements, innovations and changes might come up in CAT 2015. 

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