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IIMA News - 20.9.2016

Prakash Javadekar to make one last push for consensus on IIM bill

The human resource development (HRD) ministry will make one final attempt to take all the Indian Institutes of Management on board before the controversial IIM bill is taken up by the cabinet, and persuade some of the older IIMs to be part of the government’s initiative to create 20 world-class institutions in India.
Live Mint
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IIMA News - 19.9.2016

Want to give more autonomy to higher learning institutes like IIMs: Prakash Javadekar

Prakash Javadekar, Union minister of human resource development speaks to Sanjay Jog on the various ideas and policies under process. Edited excerpts:
Business Standard
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IIMA News - 17.9.2016


The Hindu - Business Line


Centre may introduce quota for faculty at IIMs: Javadekar

The central government intends to bring a bill to introduce quota for faculty positions in the country's premier business schools Indian Institute of Management (IIMs), Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar said at IIM-Ahmedabad on Friday.
The Hindu
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Prakash Javadekar bats for more autonomy to IIMs

The Centre's IIM Bill proposes to grant more autonomy to the country's 19 Indian Institutes of Management, said Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar in Ahmedabad on Friday.
Times of India
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IIMA News - 16.9.2016

HRD minister Javadekar to convene meeting of IIM Directors next week

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar has called a meeting of IIM Directors next week to review the working of the premier management institutes. Javadekar told reporters on Friday that the chairmen and directors of the IIMs will gather at Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Shillong on September 20 for the meeting.
DNA 
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HRD minister convenes meeting of IIM Directors next week

He also said that a Bill, which aims to provide IIMs more autonomy in their governance and allow them to offer degree courses, is currently at a “proposal” stage.
The Indian Express
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IIMA News - 14.9.2016

IIMs modify admission rules for non-engineers

While some Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) altered intake policies to encourage more non-engineers to join a few years ago, IIMs such as Ahmedabad and Calcutta have announced recent changes for PGP 2017-19 batch.
Hindustan Times 
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Why IIMs want diversity in the classroom

Engineers have dominated the classrooms at Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) for several years. Now, the focus is shifting towards boosting academic and gender diversity by altering intake rules. According to officials at several IIMs, getting candidates from areas other than engineering is must for breaking the homogeneity on campus. They also say that since the pedagogy involves discussion-based methods, it is a strong reason to boost academic diversity as students with different perspectives will make learning more inclusive. Besides engineers, most candidates are from commerce, arts, medicine/dentistry, pharmacy/pharmacology etc.
Hindustan Times
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IIMA News - 09.9.2016

India’s top campus recruiting companies of 2016 

In the game of talent acquisition at business schools, consulting firm Deloitte has a formidable strategy. Much of it is focused on building the campus brand to stay relevant to the ever-changing perceptions of the students.
The Economic Times
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