Plan to make IIMs judge quality of other B-schools may face hurdles
Mumbai, June 20 (KNN) Government’s reported proposal to make the prestigious IIMs accreditation agencies for other business schools may run into tough resistance from the latter.
In order to improve India's overall ranking in the international management journals and have a quality management research in the country, the ministry of human resource development (MHRD) reportedly has plans to get the other Indian B-schools accredited by Indian Institute of Management (IIMs).
IIMs have not yet agreed to the proposal, reports suggest. The issue being raised by other B-schools is : should one B-school be given accreditation by the other, unless it is a peer review system. After all, the Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) are also B-schools.
No Indian university could find place in the Time magazine list of top 100 universities. Even the IIMs do not make it to the global ranking.
“Ministry of Human Resource Development wants to enhance the quality of B-schools, especially in the area of research, across the country, and has asked the IIMs to accredit other B-schools since AICTE and UGC have a large task at hand," said Debashis Chatterjee, director, IIM-Kozhikode told Business Standard.
The MHRD had proposed this idea at the recently held World Management Conference in Goa.
India has been performing poorly in almost all the world rankings brought out by internationally reputed organisations in the past few weeks. None of the institutes in India made it even to the Top 200 universities across the globe in the QS World University Rankings. India was perhaps the only BRICS nation to not feature among the world's top 200 educational institutions. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi featured on the list at 212th position, followed by IIT Bombay at 227th position and IIT Kanpur at 278th position. (KNN)