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IIMs told to have Common Vision document

The institutes will have to suitably amend their MOAs, as per prescribed procedure.

india Updated: Mar 13, 2006 16:13 IST

The IIMs have been advised to have a Common Vision document outlining the programme of all the IIMs for the 11th Five Year Plan, Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday.

The Minister of state for Human Resource Development MAA Fatmi said the IIMs are governed by their respective Memorandum of Association which, at present, do not allow them to establish campuses abroad.

The Minister was replying to a question whether the government has decided to allow IIMs to be set up in other countries.

He said the institutes will have to suitably amend their MOAs, as per prescribed procedure, before taking further action to establish overseas campuses.

Colleges: According to the information furnished by the UGC, 6,579 colleges have so far applied for recognition and for declaring fit to receive central assistance, Fatmi said.

Out of these, 656 proposals were pending for over a year as on January 1, 2006, he said.

There is no time limit fixed for their recognition and providing financial assistance, Fatmi further added.

BIMARU: Minister of state for HRD D Purandeshwari said the major states with a high proportion of out of school children are Bihar (17 per cent), Jharkhand (10.88), Assam (8.91), Madhya Pradesh (8.67), West Bengal (8.67), Uttar Pradesh (8.15) and Rajasthan (6.9).

The proportion of out of school children has come down significantly in all these states from the status in 2001 at the time of inception of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), she said.

Purandeshwari added that the percentage of out of school children in Bihar was 53 per cent, Jharkhand (43), Assam (39), Madhya Pradesh 2(28), West Bengal (28), Rajasthan (28) and UP(36).

First Published: Mar 13, 2006 15:58 IST