New IIMs facing hard time in filling up seats
The newly functioning IIMs are facing a hard time in filling up their vacant seats for the upcoming academic session. Some of the IIMs like IIM Nagpur, IIM Amritsar and IIM Bodhgaya have commenced their classes for the postgraduate programme (PGP) but have still not been able to fill up the 60 seats being offered by them in first batch.
IIM Bodhgaya could manage to fill just 50% of the total seats. In some IIMs like IIM Sambalpur, Odisha, Visakhapatnam and Sirmaur admission process is still going on.
Older IIMs are guiding the newer ones in inculcating IIM’s environment and culture. As per the reports from the media, IIM Sambalpur was supposed to begin its classes in the first week of September but due to low admission, classes will start from the last week of September.
IIM Visakhapatnam and IIM Sirmur will hold registration process soon. These institutes are being mentored by IIM Bangalore and IIM Lucknow respectively.
As per the budget 2014-2015, 6 new IIMs were proposed to be set up. The Union Cabinet finally approved the setting up of 6 new IIMs on June 24, after finalizing the locations of the campuses.
IIM Bodhgaya is being mentored by IIM Calcutta. As per professor Manish Kumar Thakur, one of the eminent faculty members of IIM Calcutta, the students who had qualified CAT were offered admissions and depending on acceptance of the offers, the process continued for some time. "These are initial hiccups associated with any new institution" professor Manish said to the media.