IIM’s to challenge Government’s eligibility criteria for PhD

IIM's to challenge Government's eligibility criteria for PhD
IIM's to challenge Government's eligibility criteria for PhD

NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad has stated that they will challenge the government’s new eligibility criteria with regards to those who want to pursue PhD at the premier business institutes.

IIM-Ahmedabad is of the view that the eligibility criteria laid down by the government are rigid and are not in accordance with the admission process and methodology that is adopted by the IIM for its doctoral course, the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM).

IIM-Ahmedabad’s take on the new eligibility criteria

According to reports in the media, IIM will take up the matter with the government and stress on minimum or no change in the FPM eligibility criteria.

IIM-A holds the view that they had admitted students with less CGPA as well as from different educational backgrounds. The institute is of the opinion that their admission process was full proof and there was no need to make it in accordance with the UGC and AICTE regulations.

HRD Ministry’s Directive to Business Institutes

Recently, the HRD ministry had passed on the message to all the IIM directors that they would have to follow the IIT model which was developed after due deliberations with UGC and AICTE. According to the IIT model, students aspiring to enroll in PhD programmes, they would have to possess a master’s degree, a professional qualification such as CA/ICWA/CS with B.Com or a two-year PG diploma. The ministry had put forth that those students who have a B Tech or a four year degree,  they must have an eight CGPA or an equivalent if they are aspiring to seek admission to four-year doctoral course at the IIMs.

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