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IIM-Bangalore, Kolkata to add 30 more seats

The Centre gave a nod to the Indian Institutes of Management to go global on Wednesday. But it also asked the elite institutes to increase their intake of students, create a better infrastructure and introduce new courses.

india Updated: Feb 02, 2006 12:11 IST

The Centre gave a nod to the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) to go global on Wednesday. But it also asked the elite institutes to increase their intake of students, create a better infrastructure and introduce new courses.

IIM-Bangalore the first to set shop abroad has decided to increase the intake of students to 280 (from the existing 250) from this year. IIM-Bangalore’s ambitious plan to open a campus in Singapore got a jolt when the HRD ministry refused it permission. IIM-Kolkata has also decided to increase its intake from the existing 270 this year to 300.

Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh on Wednesday asked all the IIMs to come up with a common vision document to be considered for XI plan. The plan should address all these issues.

IIM-B proposes to add another 20 seats in 2007. It has also planned a software enterprise programme which would be taken to Hyderabad this year and then to Gurgaon and Pune.

SMART BOX
Going global

• HRD Minister allows IIMs to open overseas campuses
• IIMs told to admit more students, introduce more courses and improve infrastructure
• IIM-Bangalore, Kolkata to admit more students from 2006

First Published: Feb 02, 2006 12:07 IST