I have not yet come across anyone yet who has gone thru the GMAT route (for NRI's) to enter the IIM's.
I am a B.Com. grad from U of Delhi (1999 batch) and have been working in Toronto, Canada since Sep 2000 in the Mutual Funds Administration Business. I do have some experience in Finance in India, although for a short period.
Can you please advise, if i do go thru the GMAT route, what are my chances. Ideally i would like to pursue any of the big 4 IIM's or ISB as i am looking at a premier school. Also, my B.Com. marks are nothing to write home about so i dont know if that may pose a big problem. On the bright side, i do have almost 4 years of international experience.
What are you suggestions? Appreciate an early response.
Thanks for your reply. I have been living in Canada for 4 years now so that should not be a problem. Is there anyway i can contact these NRI students that have taken the GMAT route so that i can get some understanding about the application process.
Also, how important will my b.com. marks be in determining admission. I hope to get a decent GMAT score (700 or above hopefully)
All the IIMs and XLRI have a quota for Non Resident Students every year. However, it is important to prove your inability to take the CAT e.g. extended stay overseas. ISB on the other hand only accepts the GMAT, so you are safe.
Applications to each of the institutions must be made independently and fees paid in US$ (extremely low when compared to fees at international schools).
The best way to contact any of the NRI students at such schools is to write to them and ask for details of their NRI students. Alternatively, if you are able to establish contact with a resident Indian student at these schools, he/she should be able to guide you to international students at their schools. Current students, I find are the most helpful in such students.
While at the IIMs, you can also add a term at one of the other leading global business schools on exchange as many of them have exchange agreements with top US/European B Schools.
Hope this answers your query.
Wish you the very best in your academic endeavours.
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