IIMs need to take a positive view on quotas: Prakash JavadekarPrakash Javadekar was sworn in as Union human resource development minister on July 12. Entrusted with a controversy-ridden portfolio, he recently completed a relatively uneventful 100 days in office. Javadekar tells Archis Mohan that his decision-making approach has been consultative and his efforts will be to build consensus on important issues among stakeholders.
K.M. Birla appointed IIM-A chairmanAhmedabad: Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairman of the Áditya Birla group, has been named as the new chairman of the Indian Institute of Management–Ahmedabad. The B-school made an announcement via its official Twitter handle late on Saturday that the centre appointed Birla as the new chairman of IIM-A’s board of governors. The IIM chairmanship is a non-executive post and the role primarily involves presiding over board meetings and also taking up the issues of the institute with the centre. IIM-A has been without a regular chairman since January when A.M. Naik, chairman and MD of Larsen & Toubro, quit.