The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) has been issued a notice by a bench of the Gujarat High Court in response to an appeal filed by a student recently. The student had challenged the weightage of personal interview scores for admission to the Postgraduate Program in Management which is being run by IIMA.
The matter will be heard by the court on August 18. Also, the Court has asked IIMA to keep a seat vacant in the course. Raghav Gupta, the student has filed an appeal in the High Court after his case was turned down by a single-judge bench of the High Court, earlier this week. Gupta has scored a 95.5 percentile.
He was ranked among the top 110 students in India. The High Court, while turning down his plea had said that the intellectual ability of a candidate can only be judged based on an interview and not the CAT score. At best, the CAT score only entitles the candidate to get shortlisted for further rigorous tests.
The petition filed by Raghav Gupta has mentioned that according to the recent judgment of the Supreme Court, a weightage score of more than 15% cannot be given by any education institute as it creates arbitrariness. There is 50% of PI while the weightage of the CAT score is 25% in IIMA.