IIM-Ahmedabad to revisit plans to demolish Louis Kahn buildings
The management of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A), seems to be heading back to square one as far its plan to partly demolish the work of American architect Louis Kahn on its campus goes
IIM Ahmedabad Endowment Fund appoints its first CEO
The Endowment Fund was launched in June 2020 to facilitate IIMA in achieving its strategi...
COVID-19: IIM Calcutta teachers concerned over institute allowing students to stay on campus
A section of the faculty members of IIM Calcutta...
India Gold Policy Centre to conduct survey to find ways to incentivise idle household gold
The outcome will help both the Centre and the gold trade to work out a framework to popularise the Gold Monetisation Scheme (GMS), which has remained a non-starter since its introduction five years ago.
Top IIMs see drop in percentage of women students joining this year
IIM Kozhikode stands out among those who have scored better on diversity this year. It had achieved a high diversity ratio of 50% in 2013. But in years that followed the ratio dropped to around 30%. This year, it is back at over 53%.
Vedanta announces two senior level appointments
As part of the initiative, Prakash Kumar Singh, former Chairman and Managing director of Steel Authority of India Limited, has joined Vedanta’s Electrosteel Steels Limited (ESL) as President – Growth Project. It also said Jitendra Kumar Dadoo who retired as a Secretary to Government of India in December, 2017 has been appointed as a Senior Advisor.
IIM Ahmedabad launches Rs 100 cr endowment fund, to raise Rs 1,000 cr over 5 years
IIM-A launched the 'IIM Ahmedabad Endowment Fund' with an initial commitment of Rs 100 crore from 10 founding alumni, including Info Edge founder Sanjeev Bikhchandani and Makemytrip founder Deep Kalra.
IIM Ahmedabad launches endowment fund with initial commitment of Rs 100 crore
Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairperson, IIMA Board of Governors said in a statement: “Endowment funds help ensure financial health of any institute, thereby encouraging growth and self-sufficiency. We truly appreciate the Founder alumni for their generous contributions to kick-start the IIM Ahmedabad Endowment Fund. These funds will play a significant role in realizing the long-term goals of the Institute and retain its autonomy.”
Students-run think-tank launches helpline to find jobs for lockdown-hit workers in Delhi-NCR
The helpline will be operational from 10 am to 7 pm everyday. Student volunteers will attend calls from potential employers and workers and take note of their requirements.
Farm wages doubled in many agricultural districts as migrants labourers returned home
Farmers are trying to lure migrants back by offering them rail tickets and other incentives. Many farmers in Punjab, Haryana, West Bengal, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are trying to mobilise local labourers to prepare nursery beds and sow paddy, which is a very labour-intensive task.
After layoffs, Uber recalls job offers made to B-school grads
While Uber is the most high-profile recruiter to have revoked final placement offers so far, B-schools have also been seeing offers being withdrawn by firms such as Gartner and WorkIndia, placement sources said.
Railways and States should arrange for free travel of stranded migrant workers: SC
The petitioners said that all the migrant workers who wish to go back to their hometown/villages, including those who are living in shelter homes/relief camps as well as those who might be stuck in rented accommodations, must be treated as 'stranded' and their travel by trains or buses should consequently be facilitated free of cost by the central government.
Covid impact: IIMs push back academic schedules, to focus more on online & hybrid learning models
IIM Calcutta has pushed its opening date to July 13. The institute’s director Anju Seth said that they would focus more on blended learning programmed, and would extend this to more geographies.
Unfair 15 IIM protestors get noticed, common man’s sentiment doesn’t: Gujarat CM
‘Shaheen Bagh has exposed how the opposition will never let go of Muslim appeasement. Both Kejriwal and Congress are backing them. BJP is the only party that can guarantee that if Mohan and Mohammed are poor, Mohammed won't get more. Both will be treated equally,’ CM Vijay Rupani said.
IIMs, IITs told to comply with quota rule for faculty hiring
While central universities mostly implement the faculty quota — 15% for Scheduled Castes, 7.5%for Scheduled Tribes, 27% for Other Backward Classes and 10% for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) — IITs and IIMs largely do not do so. Both IITs and IIMs have a very poor representation of reserved category persons in faculty, as per government data.