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Thursday, Sep 19, 2019

Quota issue: IIM-A rules out increase of seats

IIM-A director did not comment on NR Narayan Murthy's opposition to the proposed reservation bill.

india Updated: May 20, 2006 16:13 IST
From Indo-Asian News Service
From Indo-Asian News Service

The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) on Friday said that they have increased their seat capacity over the years and would not be able to accommodate more students now.

While avoiding any direct comment on the issue of reservation, IIM-A director, Bakula Dholakia said, "Since 2002, our board decided to expand the programmes and during these years we have a new campus and the strength has also increased from 180 to nearly 400 students in various courses."

"So our plate is full now," he told reporters when asked whether the institute could accommodate more students in case reservation for the other backward classes (OBC's) is applied to IIMs.

Dholakia also did not comment on the chairman of the board of governors, IIM-A -- NR Narayan Murthy's opposition to the proposed reservation bill ensuring 27 per cent reservation for the OBCs in the premier and centrally funded institutes.

First Published: May 19, 2006 00:55 IST