IIMs likely to stay au­ton­o­mous as the bill gets re­drafted

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Bra­jesh Ku­mar ht­metro@hin­dus­tan­times.com

NEW DELHI: Gover ning bod­ies of the In­dian In­sti­tutes of Man­age­ment ( IIMs) may yet re­tain their au­ton­omy as the con­tro­ver­sial IIM bill has been re­drafted to mod­ify cer­tain clauses that the boards ar­gued would cur­tail their pow­ers.

Do­ing away with con­tentious is­sues like seek­ing the Cen­tre’s ap­proval on a range of func­tions, in­clud­ing in­creas­ing of the fee struc­tures and changes in reg­u­la­tions, the new draft comes as a huge re­lief for the IIMs. The bill has now been listed for the on­go­ing ses­sion of the Par­lia­ment.

The re­vised draft of the bill — which was cir­cu­lated among dif­fer­ent min­istries for com­ments this week — also re­tains with the gov­ern­ing bod­ies the power to make cru­cial de­ci­sions on ap­point­ment of aca­demic and ad­min­is­tra­tive staff as well as man­ner of for­ma­tion of aca­demic de­part­ments.

The re­vi­sions were made to three key sec­tions of the bill.


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