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Chicken Coop Raid

Beyond leaked papers, the HRD ministry plans its own subversion on the IIMs Updates

Chicken Coop Raid
Chicken Coop Raid
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Joshi's record as the man who's 'transformed' the Indian educational system by changing history textbooks, forcing the study of traditional Indian knowledge into the existing curriculum, and reining in autonomous academic institutions like the iits, is well established. Now, it seems the recent CAT (the Common Admission Test for the six Indian Institutes of Management, or IIMs) question paper leak may provide him with just the right stick to beat the IIMs with.

After all, just a few weeks ago, Joshi had asked the six IIMs to sign MoUs that would reduce their individual cash reserves to Rs 25 crore. The balance, he felt, should be used as a common corpus to help other B-schools. The ministry threatened to withdraw subsidies to the institutions (about Rs 10-12 crore a year) if they refused to sign the MoUs. While the younger and less wealthy IIMs—Lucknow, Kozhikode and Indore—complied, the big three (Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Calcutta) refused. The latter said they didn't need public funds since they have substantial reserves. However, joint secretary (technical education) V.S. Pandey is emphatic that the changes are good for the students. "The aim is to make their life easier. All other interests are secondary," he adds.

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