Due to the pandemic, educational institutions are all shut down and as a result of this many institutions which offer courses like MBA have been allowed to enrol students based on the marks they obtained in their UG qualifying examinations. This was announced by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).
AICTE further highlighted the fact that this relaxation will only be applicable for the 2020-21 session and must not be seen as an example to follow in the coming years.
Due to Coronavirus, exams like CAT, MAT, GMAT, XAT, ATMA, and many other qualifying tests to MBA and PGDM were cancelled throughout India. Since the situation is still unpredictable, educational institutions in different states of India are not sure whether they will be able to conduct the tests shortly.
AICTE, therefore, considered this alternative move as this step will benefit both the students and the educational institutions.
The council has given directions to the educational institutions to choose the students on their merit in UG qualifying exams if seats are still available.
Different states in India can also use this relaxation to allot seats via counselling.