Out of 20 IIMs in India, 14 are running without their regular boss

New Delhi: Out of the 20 Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) in India, in 14 IIMs the posts of Directors are vacant. However, the Directors of the mentor IIMs are looking after the seven new IIMs (IIM Amritsar, IIM Sirmaur, IIM Bodh Gaya, IIM Sambalpur, IIM Nagpur, IIM Visakhapatnam and IIM Jammu), till the appointment of regular Director. For other IIMs, the tenure of the outgoing Director has been extended or the senior most Professor of the Institute has been given additional charge of the post of Director.

The Minister of State (HRD) Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey today (06 Feb 2017) informed this in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.


The minister said that for all the above IIMs except IIM Kozhikode and IIM Jammu, the Search cum Selection Committee has recommended a panel of names for the post of Director, which are under consideration of the government. For IIM Kozhikode and IIM Jammu advertisement for the posts has also been issued.

Dr Pandey also said that there is a proposal to upgrade / setup twenty World Class Teaching and Research Institutions, of which ten shall be in Public sector. These institutions are proposed to be named as Institutions of Eminence. As per the draft Guidelines, all Public Educational Institutions including IIMs are eligible to apply for Institutions of Eminence. The selection process for Institutions of Eminence shall start only after the Guidelines and Regulations are notified.

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