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No room for more: IIM-A

WHILE THE Centre wants to increase the number of seats in higher-education institutes to accommodate more students from the OBC category, the director of IIM Ahmedabad has said it cannot do so as "its plate is full".

india Updated: May 20, 2006 14:50 IST
RATHIN Das

WHILE THE Centre wants to increase the number of seats in higher-education institutes to accommodate more students from the OBC category, the director of IIM Ahmedabad has said it cannot do so as "its plate is full".

Bakul Dholakia, director, IIM-A, said it would not be possible for the B-school to increase its seats with the existing infrastructure.

The seats in IIM-A were increased from 180 in 2002 to 280 now. A decision had already been taken to raise them to 400 by 2007, said Dholakia, adding that there was no scope for a further hike at this juncture.

Infosys Chairman N.R. Narayana Murthy, who is also the chairperson of IIM-A, said the government should first talk to the directors of premier institutions and find out if they had enough resources to admit more students.

First Published: May 20, 2006 14:50 IST