Center planning to bring reservation in faculty positions of IIMs

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The central government is planning to introduce caste-based reservation system in teaching positions of Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). The HRD ministry will be holding talks with the chiefs of these B-schools in this regard.

Chairmen and directors of IIMs will meet at IIM Shillong on September 20 to talk about introduction of quota in faculty positions of IIMs. HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said that he is reviewing the quota system applied to faculty posts in other premier institutes such as IITs and NITs.

He said, "I recently held meetings of Councils of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) in Delhi to discuss this issue."

"I also plan to hold such meetings with National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and central universities. I am conducting a review of all institutes and existing system, and the government rules pertaining to reservations and related provisions under constitution."

Center planning to bring reservation in IIMs

Javadekar also said that a bill aiming to provide more autonomy to IIMs is in proposal. This bill will also allow IIMs to start degree courses.

"The IIM bill will provide more autonomy to IIMs, and allow them to offer degree courses, which they cannot do now because of their status as a society. We will amend existing laws like we did for IITs and NITs to allow them to offer degree courses," he added.

The minister said, "The new bill is at proposal stage. It will be taken up by different ministries which will offer their recommendations. It will then go to the Cabinet, and then to the Parliament."

The IIMs have no reservations for SCs, STs, and OBCs in teaching positions as of now. All the IIMs are registered societies ruled by their board of governors.

Also read: IIMs asked to propose a plan to increase students intake

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