The uncertainties surrounding the admission procedure at six new proposed Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) may be cleared soon. The responsibility of coordinating the admission in the new IIMs, according to reports, may be handed over to IIM Udaipur (IIM-U).
IIM-U is already handling personal interviews alongside written ability test for the proposed IIMs at Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, and Punjab.
“A proposal has been put forth in this regard. Admission process is taking time this year as all the proposed IIMs are at different stages of development. Some of them still do not have their own campus. Few mentor IIMs have proposed to commence academic activities from their campuses to promote the proposed IIMs,” said director, IIM-Indore, Prof Rishikesha T Krishnan, as reported by the Times of India.
All six new IIMs are likely to begin their academic season is 2015. However, despite that, they are still struggling to find an identity of their own. Which cities will host the new IIMs still remains a matter of speculations.
The Union government had already declared mentor IIM for each of the proposed new IIMs. IIM Indore will mentor the IIM in Bihar; IIM Ahmedabad will mentor the IIM in Maharashtra; IIM-Bangalore will mentor the IIM in Andhra Pradesh; IIM Calcutta will mentor IIM in Odisha; IIM Lucknow is to mentor the IIM in Himachal Pradesh; and IIM Kozhikode will mentor the Punjab IIM.
The proposed intake of the new IIMs are also still unclear. Convener, CAT 2014, Prof Rohit Kapoor, said, “There is no clarity on number of seats that will be opened for admission in proposed IIMs.”