Indian Institutes of Management Bill,2017 Declares IIMs as Institutions of National Importance (Download PDF)


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Bill empowers Indian Institutes of Managements to attain global excellence in education, research, and allied areas. It provides administrative, academic, and financial autonomy to them to grant degrees.

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Key Highlights

  • Declares IIMs as Institute of national importance
  • Allows IIMs to grant degrees to their students
  • Grants them complete autonomy, combined with adequate accountability
  • Establishes coordination of IIMs as an advisory body.
  • Empowers IIM board to drive the institute management and select Chairperson and Director of IIM.

New IIM Board for Decisions

  • Board to have greater participation of experts and alumni.
  • Include women and members from ST/SCs.
  • Power to call periodic review of the performance of IIM by independent agencies with results in public domain.
  • Power to place the Annual Report of the IIMs in the Parliament and CAG (Comptroller and auditor general of India) auditing their accounts

About IIMs

  • Group of 20 public, autonomous institutes of management education and research
  • Offer postgraduate, doctoral, and executive education programmes.
  • Established by Jawaharlal Nehru based on the recommendation of the Planning Commission
  • Registered as societies under the Indian Societies Registration Act
  • Each IIM is autonomous and exercises independent control over its day-to-day operations.
  • Administration across IIMs and overall strategy overseen by the IIM council headed by India’s Minister of Human Resource Development
  • Earlier they were not authorized to award degrees. Awards were however treated as equivalent to MBAs and Ph. D. , respectively, but their equivalence was not universally acceptable, especially for the Fellow Programme.

- Published/Last Modified on: August 21, 2017


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