The CMAT was part of an ambitious plan of the HRD ministry to hold a common admission test for all business schools, except the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs).
This comes after the April 25 Supreme Court ruling that the AICTE did not have the authority to control or regulate professional colleges that are affiliated to universities. That meant a technical college with university affiliation did not need to seek AICTE approval. CMAT is not the core agenda of the AICTE and legally, it can't conduct such an exam. This ruling shows that the rigid bureaucratic framework of the government can't be successful, said H Chaturvedi, alternate president, Education Promotion Society for India (EPSI).