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Javadekar bats for doubling intake in IIMs

Javadekar bats for doubling intake in IIMs
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Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday asked the Directors and Chairmen of 20 Indian Institutes of Management to submit plans for expansion of their intake capacity from 10,000 to 20,000 students.

Shillong: Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday asked the Directors and Chairmen of 20 Indian Institutes of Management to submit plans for expansion of their intake capacity from 10,000 to 20,000 students.

Javadekar's instruction came during his meeting with the Directors and Chairmen of the B-schools, which was held at the Indian Institute Management-Shillong campus on Tuesday morning.

"We have decided to increase the intake capacity of students from 10,000 to 20,000 so that more students will get opportunity to take part in these best institutes.

All (IIM) Directors have also narrated how they are ready for how much expansion and if there are problems they will mention it and submit action plans on expansion of students’ intake," Javadekar told journalists.

Apart from increasing the B-schools' intake capacity, the minister said, "The IIMs have also decided to expand (the number of) doctoral programmes (PhD programmes) to address the shortage of faculty through creating quality PhDs."

"We also discussed how to expand PhD programmes by offering IIM scholars more fellowships. As in Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) Council, we have decided to give Prime Minister Research Fellowship. We will also take government's approval for Prime Minister's scholarship for the best of the best PhD scholars in IIMs. But the final decision will be taken by the cabinet," he stated.

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