Three in fray for post of Indian Institute of Management Amritsar head

  • | Tuesday | 10th July, 2018

IIM Amritsar had become operational on August 6, 2015.The chairman, however, declined to divulge the names of probable candidates stating that he couldn’t tell unless things were finalized. Though the new rules give autonomy to IIM boards and remove direct interference from government in its functioning, the final call on the person selected for the post would come from the Union ministry. However, the deadline was extended to May 1. Talking to TOI on Monday, IIM Amritsar board chairman Sanjay Gupta said, “names of three persons were shortlisted after the interviews were held on Monday, which would be considered during the BOG’s meeting.”Recently, IIM Kozhikode director Debashis Chatterjee was given the charge of looking after Amritsar institute as its mentor.The Union ministry of human resource development had advertised for the post of IIM Amritsar director for contractual tenure appointment for 5 years giving a deadline of April 16 for of submission of application forms. AMRITSAR: Albeit after a delay of nearly three years, the process of appointment of director of Indian Institute of Management IIM ), Amritsar, is nearing completion as the board of governors (BOG) of the institute has shortlisted three candidates for the post after interviewing the candidates in Delhi.The appointment of director, IIM Amritsar, is being made by the BOG after passing of The Indian Institutes of Management Bill, 2017, which grants powers to the board to appointment the director and faculty members.According to sources, the search and selection committee had recommended names of eight candidates, whose interviews were held on Monday in Delhi.

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