This year, FORE has decided to do away with Group Discussion from the selection process. The Personal Interview will be in-depth and the weight-age increased to 20%. The weight for Written Ability Test (WAT) remains 10% while a section on General Awareness shall carry a weight of 5%. The other components of the selection process will be CAT/XAT/GMAT score (40%), academic performance (15%), work experience (10%) and diversity (5%). Great deal of emphasis is given towards profiling cognitive abilities, managerial qualities and latent business leadership talent.
This season for the batch that will pass out in 2016, the Pre Placement Offers at FORE has been going great. The highest domestic PPO was INR 13 Lakh plus. Corporates which offered PPOs at FORE were Asian Paints, Hector Beverages, Genpact, KPMG, Cap Gemini, Hero MotoCorp, L&T Finance among others.
“The trend is encouraging, 102 companies participated in the summer internships and similarly the pre-placement offers have increased too. Some of the PPI evaluations are still on and 50 % or more of the outgoing 2016 batch were placed by October end”, said Prof. Rajneesh Chauhan, Chair-Placements at FORE.
“The continuous research and efforts to keep the curriculum relevant to workplace, essentially makes FORE a preferred destination for more than 130 companies across verticals. With 85% of the faculty having vast corporate exposure creating values for recruiters is a collective agenda for the members of faculty at FORE. Even the selection committee at FORE, would comprise of one panelist from the corporate sector,” earlier reported, Prof. Neeraj Kumar, Executive Chair-Admissions at FORE.
An International Immersion program familiarizes students with global policies, practices, cultures. The admission policy framework of FORE also encourages diversity. The present batch is highly diverse in terms of gender (34% female students), academic background, and work experience. Unlike some IIMs, FORE does not offer incentives based on gender, but in order to encourage cultural diversity, a special weightage of 5% (over and above 100%) is offered to the candidates of the 8 North-Eastern states (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura), Southern states (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telengana) and Jammu & Kashmir.
A “special concession” amounting to 10% waiver in the tuition fee is also extended (over and above any other scholarship being given) to the students who join the programme and are domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir and the 8 North-Eastern States (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura). Students can apply online through their CAT-2015, XAT-2016 and GMAT scores (the GMAT Examination between 01.01.14 and 15.02.16).
Located in the heart of South Delhi, FORE now have a swanky new building in the campus with state-of-the-art infrastructure, technology and resources. One can apply online. (link http://www.fsm.ac.in/signin.php)
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