Source: FMS.eduDU has officially scrapped the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) entrance tests for 2011 and replaced it with the Common Admission Test (CAT). The reason given for this major change by the University is that it was:
“severely strained by the burden of the exams conducted, on a national level, by other departments”. FMS exams have existed for past 40 years.
FMS Admission Notification 2011
Some of the faculty members are concerned with this decision as the feel that the academic value of the exam is being over-looked. “Our format is distinctive from CAT, over 40 per cent of our questions have never been asked in CAT,” said faculty member, Prof J. K Mitra, adding that the exams were scheduled to happen in December and the untimely decision could have negative implications for everyone concerned. “It's a 40-year-old tradition and the FMS exams have always been a bench-mark for other entrance exams. It did not deserve to be scrapped without due notice.”
Students of the institute are also unhappy. “The FMS exams are a legacy that will be lost and totally different from CAT. I personally am against it being scrapped” said Rahul, a second year student.