Rajasthan to get new IIM, says Mukherjee

A typographical error in the Budget papers came as a boon to Rajasthan, because of which the state will get a new Indian Institute of Management.
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Updated on Feb 26, 2009 01:28 AM IST
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A typographical error in the Budget papers came as a boon to Rajasthan, because of which the state will get a new Indian Institute of Management (IIM).

"In my budget speech on February 16, 2009, I had announced that teaching is expected to commence in four of the six new IIMs, proposed for the 11th Plan," Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said in the Rajya Sabha.

As per the Budget speech, these new IIMs were meant to come up in Haryana, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Tamil Nadu.

Mukherjee said he was informed that there was a typographical mistake made by the HRD ministry and these institutions were to be located in Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Tamil Nadu.

With Rajasthan being dropped from the proposed list, members from that state raised a strong demand to include the state in the proposal.

"HRD Ministry has rectified the mistake. As announced we will now take action to set up an IIM in Rajasthan also," Mukherjee told the House.

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