FMS Delhi Admission 2016-18 begins today; CAT 2015 Score to be the shorlisting criteria

MBAUniverse.com News Desk |
October 1, 2015
Online registration and application process has started today on October 1, and the last date for the registration at FMS Delhi is November 15, 2015
FMS is probably the only top B school which shortlists the candidates at the first stage only on the basis of overall CAT percentile and does not take into account the academic profile, work experience and other factors

Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) University of Delhi has announced its admission for MBA 2016-18 batch. High percentile scores in CAT 2015 will be the only criteria at the first stage of shortlisting. The Online registration and application process has started today on October 1, and the last date for the registration at FMS Delhi is November 15, 2015.

Sharing with MBAUniverse.com in regard to accepting only CAT scores in MBA admission process Dr M L Singla, Dean, FMS Delhi said “We have decided to continue with CAT. Subsequently, we will be reviewing the situation and a decision would be taken in consultation with all stakeholders in this regard”

CAT 2015 aspirants apart from registering and appearing in CAT 2015 have to apply to FMS Delhi to seek admission in MBA 2016-18 batch by the last date of Nov 15, 2015.

How to apply
The on line application process to register and apply for flagship 2 years full time MBA programme 2016-18 and for Doctoral & other programmes at FMS Delhi has started on October 1, 2015 and will close on November 15, 2015.

All candidates seeking admission to FMS Delhi will be required to appear in the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2015 to be conducted by IIMs on November 29, 2015.

Eligible candidates appearing for CAT 2015 and planning to take admission to 2-year full-time MBA Program at FMS Delhi for the batch 2016-18 can apply online through FMS website. There is no off-line mode to register and apply for MBA 2016-18 batch in FMS Delhi.

Eligibility Criteria
Candidates applying for admission to the 2 Year Full-Time MBA 2016-18 at FMS Delhi must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline after 12 years of formal schooling with at least 50% marks (SC/ST: Passing marks; OBC/PWD/CW: 45%) or equivalent CGPA. Candidates appearing for the final year examination of Bachelor's Degree may also apply. Applicants who have not taken CAT 2015 will not be considered for admission.

Application fee
The cost of online application to FMS Delhi is Rs. 1000/- (Rs 350/- for SC/ST/PWD) and the online payment facility is available through the website of FMS.

Intake at FMS
The intake at FMS may be revised while finalizing the admission for MBA programmes. However the present intake is as follows

MBA (Full Time)              200 Seats
Unreserved                     101 Seats
Reserved                        SC -30, ST – 15, OBC – 54

Apart from MBA(Full time), FMS also offers doctoral programmes.

Fee Structure
FMS Delhi is a high ROI B school with a low fee structure and high placement packages.

The annual tuition fee payable to Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi is approximately Rs. 11,000/- for MBA (FT) programme.

Total fee for 2 years MBA (Full time) programme at FMS including some other charges does not exceed Rs.25 thousand.

Selection Procedure
FMS Delhi will shortlist the candidates after declaration of CAT 2015 results in January 2016 for the flagship MBA (Full time) course. FMS is probably the only top B school which shortlists the candidates at the first stage only on the basis of overall CAT percentile and does not take into account the academic profile, work experience and other factors. These factors are taken into account at the time of final admission round.

Shortlisted candidates will then be called for Personal interview round. The final selection at FMS Delhi will be based on Extempore Speech  and Personal interview, where academic record and work experience will also be given due weightage apart from CAT 2015 scores.

The cumulative performance of the candidate in the CAT 2015 as well as the Extempore speech  and personal interview round will be the basis to convert the call to MBA (FT) at FMS Delhi. Applicants who have not taken CAT-2015 will not be considered for admission.

Important points to note

-- Those applying for the reserved category seats (SC/ST/OBC/PWD/CW) need to send self-attested photocopy of their applicable category certificates

-- All candidates are required to send the computer generated Application Acknowledgement Form, after online registration, along with the supporting documents to FMS latest by 11th December, 2015

-- FMS uses CAT score for shortlisting the candidates for MBA programme. IIMs have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the programme

-- The eligibility criteria for CAT 2015 is as set by the IIMs.

USPs of FMS Delhi
FMS Delhi is one the oldest and top ranked B-school in India started in 1954 in University of Delhi. The main USP of FMS is its very low fee with very high quality of education. Placement record of the FMS is excellent. In placement season 2015 average compensation at FMS Delhi increased to Rs.17.04 lakhs per annum from Rs 16.18 lakhs in 2014, showing a rising trend in the MBA job market. 

Top 50% of the offers accepted by the FMS students had an average salary package of Rs.20.46 lakhs.  There were 52 students out of 217 who received offers with packages for more than Rs.20 lakhs per annum. The highest domestic compensation also increased to Rs.35 lakhs in placement 2015.

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