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Entrance Examination

Minimum Qualifications for Admission

a) M.B.A.
Note : Admissions of students to the M.B.A. 2007-09 batch have been completed on the basis of CAT-2006 percentile scores of those candidates who had applied to the University of Hyderabad in addition to on-campus group discussion and interview of the short-listed candidates.

Eligibility for 2008-10 batch:

  1. A three-year Bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) in any discipline recognized by the Association of Indian Universities/AICTE, obtained on or before June 2008. Those completing their final examinations by June 2008 can also apply.
  2. They should appear in CAT-2007, conducted by the IIMs, in November/December 2007.
  3. They should also apply separately to the University of Hyderabad by December 2007.

For admission to the 2008-10 M.B.A. batch, interested applicants should watch for the School’s advertisement/press release in September/October 2007 in leading national newspapers and the University’s website. They can plan to appear in CAT 2007, and apply to the University by December 2007. A separate MBA Prospectus 2008-09 together with the programme details and the Application Form for admission during the year 2008-09 will be available in electronic and print form in September/October 2007.

Candidates are required to pay an amount of Rs.12,000/- at the time of admission as one time payment towards the SMS Development Fee in addition to the normal fees as prescribed by the University.

b) International students : 2007-09 MBA Batch

Up to five international students may be considered for admission to the MBA programme in absentia. Their selection would be based on :

  • First class (60% or above or its equivalent) marks in a Bachelor’s degree in any field from an officially recognized University/institution in their country of residence
  • Proof of proficiency in English (score in TOEFL or equivalent test or certification)
  • Statement of purpose and
  • At least two academic references

Interested students should submit an application with full personal details, summary of academic records from high schools onwards, attested copies of mark-sheets and TOEFL (or equivalent) scores, a brief (200 to 300 words) statement of purpose for pursuing the course and names and contact addresses of at least two referees, by May 31, 2007 at the latest. They should also ensure that, if admitted, they can join the programme by mid-July, 2007 at the latest.

Tuition and other fees and a one-time contribution to the SMS Development Fee for students from SAARC countries will be the same as those for students from India.

The charges for hostel accommodation on campus for all students from abroad will be the same as paid by students from India.

All fees and charges are subject to revision by the School/University from time to time.

All M.B.A. students are required to stay in the University hostels.

c) Ph.D. Programme

Eligibility: First class Master’s degree or its equivalent in Management, Commerce or Accounting (M.B.A., M.Com., C.A., I.C.W.A.).

One or more of the following qualifications will be given additional weightage in selection of applicants:

  • Other postgraduate degrees/diplomas from recognized institutions
  • One or more publications in management related subjects in refereed journals
  • Years of teaching/professional experience

Applicants will be required to submit, along with the application, a brief tentative proposal (about 500 words) on their proposed topic of research.

Applicants satisfying the minimum qualifications will be required to take a written entrance test, and the short listed candidates will be required to appear for an interview.

The entrance test will carry 60% weightage, additional qualifications, if any 10% weightage, and the interview 30%, in the final selection.

Note: Candidates who have qualified in UGC NET for JRF in Management Studies or related areas are exempted from appearing in the written test and will be given due weight age out of 60 marks for the written test. They will however have the option to appear in the written test to secure more than the assigned marks.