IIMs Given More Autonomy; To Grant Degrees Instead Of Diploma
The law was passed in the Lok Sabha in July, 2017 and by the Rajya Sabha on December 19 grants required powers to the IIMs in their running, including the appointment of directors and faculty members
The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) have got more autonomy in their functioning with restricted government’s role in their functioning and power to award degrees instead of diplomas to their graduates, according to a new law given ascent on 31st December 2017.
The Indian Institutes of Management Bill, 2017 was given clearance by the President Ram Nath Kovind on December 31, which has now become a law.
The law was passed in the Lok Sabha in July, 2017 and by the Rajya Sabha on December 19 grants required powers to the IIMs in their running, including the appointment of directors and faculty members. The Indian Institute of Management Act, 2017, gives the IIMs powers to award degrees instead of postgraduate diplomas.
Prakash Javadekar, Union HRD Minsiter said in Rajya Sabha, “The bill offers autonomy to these institutes. Through this bill we will remove all interference of the government, bureaucracy in the functioning of the IIMs. They will themselves decide how to manage and run these premier institutes.”
The Board of Governors of each institute shall be the principal executive body comprising up to 19 members, according to the provisions in the Act. The board will consist a chairperson from amongst eminent persons distinguished in the field of industry or education or science or technology or management or public administration, to be appointed by the board; one nominee of the central government having charge of the management education or his representative and a nominee of the respective state government or representative of such nominees, within whose territorial jurisdiction the institute is located.
The Board of Governors will appoint the Director of each IIM, who will be the Chief Executive Officer of the institute.
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