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HRD Minister to Meet Directors of IIMs on Sept. 20 to Discuss Faculty Reservation Matter

September 15, 2016 06:47 AM 2 minute read , Management - BBA / MBA / Diploma

HRD Minister to Meet Directors of IIMs on Sept. 20 to Discuss Faculty Reservation Matter

The Union Minister of Human Resource and Development, Prakash Javadekar will meet the directors and chairpersons of Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) on September 20, 2016, to discuss reservation in the recruitment of teaching faculty.

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According to sources, the ministry will discuss issues related to increasing the number of SC, ST and OBC faculty. Some of the officials of the department mentioned that IIMs might find it difficult to dodge the issue as the minister will take it up in the meeting. All the IIMs will submit their reports on faculty positions. Most of the IIMs do not follow reservation policy.

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It is the first meeting where all the stakeholders will meet face to face. The issue related to scholarship and loans which are given to SC/ST students will also be discussed.

Reservation in faculty positions has been a controversial issue for IIMs. In 2008, then HRD Minister Arjun Singh directed all the centrally funded institutions including IITs and IIMs to implement reservation in teaching positions. However, the decision taken by the minister led to massive protests and Arjun Singh had exempted 47 higher education institutions including IITs and IIMs from the reservation policy.

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