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14 out of 20 IIMs are headless, admits HRD MoS

NEW DELHI: As many as 14 out of a total of 20 Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are headless as the posts of Director are lying vacant, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

The affected IIMs are IIM Bangalore, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Rohtak, IIM Ranchi, IIM Raipur, IIM Udaipur, IIM Tiruchirappalli, IIM Amritsar, IIM Sirmaur, IIM Bodh Gaya, IIM Sambalpur, IIM Nagpur, IIM Visakhapatnam and IIM Jammu.

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, Minister of State (HRD) Mahendra Nath Pandey said in a written reply.

”For all these 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. (AGENCIES)

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