A total number of six Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) will get new directors. The interviews for the post of director have been completed. Search cum Selection Committee has recommended a panel of names for the position of directors. A total number of 13 IIMs across the country are functioning without directors at present.
Also read: - 13 IIMs are Functioning Without Directors
So far, the process of interview for director’s post has been completed in the following IIMs: -
- Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi
- Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
- Indian Institute of Management, Nagpur
- Indian Institute of Management, Sambalpur
- Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak
- Indian Institute of Management, Raipur
The Search cum Selection Committee has recommended a panel of names for all the IIMs mentioned above. The Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) will forward these names to the Appointment Committee of Cabinet (ACC). The final decision will be taken by ACC.
Earlier, Lok Sabha informed that the post of the directors is vacant in 13 IIMs. In some of the IIMs, the tenure of the outgoing director has been extended until the appointment of a new director. Similarly, in some IIMs the senior professor of the institute has been given an additional charge.
The government is emphasising on improving global rankings and that is unlikely to happen if it does not have a proper administration working towards the objectives and vision of IIMs. Hence, it is important that the recruitment of directors at these premier institutions takes a priority. It is time for the government to take steps for the appointment of directors in other IIMs too.