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IIMs stick to wait and watch policy on quota stay
Mar 29, 2007 - 6:28:44 PM
IIM-Khozhikode director Krishna Kumar said: 'We don't have any formal reaction now. We will wait and watch till HRD ministry gives us a fresh direction.'

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[RxPG] New Delhi, March 29 - Indian Institutes of Management - Thursday said they would wait for a formal communication from the government on the implementation of reservation policy for students from the Other Backward Classes in the upcoming academic session in the wake of the Supreme Court's temporary stay on it.

The Supreme Court Thursday stayed till August the 27 percent reservation for other backward classes - students in higher educational institutes like the IIMs and Indian Institutes of Technology -.

'This year we were planning to add only 15 new seats as part of our three-phased quota implementation decision. With such an interim order from the apex court, we will wait for a formal communication from the Human Resource Development - ministry,' IIM-Indore director S.P. Parashar told IANS over telephone.

'With this fresh development, we think the 15 new seats - may not see light this year. But the final decision would be taken after getting government order,' Parashar said, adding that they had decided to add 97 new seats over the next three years.

Chairman of the IIM-Kolkata's admission cell Asish Bhattacharya also voiced the same opinion.

'The admission process is not complete and we are yet to send admission letters to the OBC students. Anyway, we will wait for a formal letter from the HRD ministry,' Bhattacharya said.

'Our current strength is 300 and we were planning to add 18 seats - in the first year of the new reservation policy. For the next year we had decided to add 90 more seats -, and in the third year, 54 seats - to complete the implementation of the quota order.

'We have infrastructure to take 18 new faces this year but need to improve infrastructure to take 90 students and 54 students in the coming two years,' he told IANS.

All the IIMs had decided to increase 54 percent seats in their institutions to provide 27 percent quota to OBCs without affecting the share of general category students.

On the sidelines of their convocation ceremony, IIM-Ahemedabad director Bakul S. Dholakia told reports that they would wait for a formal order from the central government on this matter.

'As per the government directive, we were planning a three-phased implementation of the quota policy. If the government tells us to wait till this year, we will obey it,' IIM-A chief communication officer Ashok K. Shah said.

IIM-Khozhikode director Krishna Kumar said: 'We don't have any formal reaction now. We will wait and watch till HRD ministry gives us a fresh direction.'

There are six IIMs in the country - Indore, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Bangalore and Kozhikode.

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