Half the number of IIMs have no directors

23 Oct 2016 | Written by Mansi Motwani; Edited by Akriti Asthana
IIMs under the HRD Ministry

With plans of the Indian Government for IIMs to transition to world-class institutions, 10 out of 20 IIMs currently have no director.

All the 10 IIMs are waiting for their shortlists of names by the search-cum-selection committee to be approved by the HRD Ministry.

Except IIM Bangalore, the other 9 institutes are relatively new, operating out of temporary campuses.

In context: IIMs under the HRD Ministry

InformationIndian Institutes of Management

The Indian Institutes of Managements (IIMs) are 20 public, autonomous institutes of management education and research in India.

IIMs offer educational programmes at the postgraduate and doctoral level.

The first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, was responsible for the launch of these IIMs.

Each institute is autonomous and observes independence while carrying out operations on a day-to-day basis.

The IIM Bill

The purpose of the IIM Bill, which was first drafted under the previous HRD Minister Smriti Irani, is to essentially declare IIMs as "institutions of national importance" and empower them to attain standards of global excellence in management research by granting them greater autonomy.
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Previous draft of the IIM Bill

DetailsPrevious draft of the IIM Bill

As per the previous draft, the Chairman had to be appointed by the President in consultation with the Board of Governors, which curtailed autonomy of the institutions in appointment processes.

It retained the provision of empowering the President to review the work of IIMs in his capacity as Visitor and the HRD Minister as the head of IIM-Coordinating Forum, citing a similar IIT clause.

23 Oct 2016Half the number of IIMs have no directors

24 Jan 2017Cabinet approves IIM Amendment Bill

The union Cabinet has cleared the IIM amendment bill.

The bill sought to grant statutory powers to IIMs to award degrees instead of Post Graduate Diplomas.

The bill also seeks to grant more autonomy to the institutes and expand the authority of their Board of Governors.

It will allow the Board of Governors to evaluate the performance of institutes regularly.

26 Jan 2017Govt: IIMs should have 50% reservation in faculty

After approving the IIM Bill that gives greater autonomy to the institutes, the HRD ministry has stated that IIMs should also have 50% reservation in faculty for SC, ST and OBCs.

Union Human Resource Development minister Prakash Javadekar said "as far as reservations goes, the law of the land applies."

However, IIM officials have opposed the move fearing a drop in quality of teaching.

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09 Feb 2017IIM bill tabled in Lok Sabha today

The Indian Institutes of Management Bill 2017 was tabled today in the Lok Sabha, providing the premiere institutions the power to grant degrees.

As per the proposed draft of the bill, Boards of Governors of the IIMs would evaluate performances of the institutes after every few years.

The Bill also declares IIMs as 'Institutes of National Importance.'

11 Feb 2017Raghuram appointed IIM Bangalore's director

Professor G. Raghuram was appointed the director of IIM, Bangalore by the government.

Currently serving as the chairperson of the Public Systems Group (PSG) at IIM-Ahmedabad, Raghuram has been IIM-Ahmedabad's faculty member since 1985.

He also served as the faculty dean from September 2013 to December 2015.

Apart from Raghuram, the government appointed the directors of 10 other Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs).

13 Feb 2017IIM Calcutta and IIM Shillong to be renamed

Two Indian Institutes of Management, IIM Calcutta and IIM Shillong are going to be renamed by the government.

The IIM Bill introduced in the Lok Sabha mentioned that IIM Calcutta will be changed to IIM Kolkata, and its brand will also change from IIM-C to IIM-K.

Meanwhile, former PM Rajiv Gandhi's name will be dropped from Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management Shillong.