Govt allows IIM-Bangalore to go global
New Delhi: The global plans for IIM-Bangalore may soon come true. The HRD ministry has given its final nod to the institute`s proposal to set up shop abroad.
Announcing this IIM-Bangalore director Prakash Apte said to the media person that “There is absolutely no conflict between us and the government. The ministry said, amends the MOA and go ahead (in setting up campuses abroad).” The decision came after a meeting between directors of all IIMs and HRD Minister Arjun Singh here in New Delhi. Mr. Prakash Apte said the meeting was as “productive and cordial”. He further said the Minister and the ministry had always been supportive to IIMs.
It should be noted that the meeting was convened by HRD Minister Mr. Singh to discuss on issues relating to autonomy, course curriculum and other measures but the main focus of the meeting was on the ministry`s denial of permission to IIM-B to set shop in Singapore.
IIM-Bangalore`s ambitious plan to open a campus in the ASEAN nation got a jolt on January 11 when the HRD ministry refused it’s permission and asked it to first cater to the huge domestic demand.