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EDUCATION

IIMs not the end of the story

Shivani SINGH

Monday 23 February 2004, by SINGH*Shivani

NEW DELHI: After slashing the fee of the six IIMs, the HRD ministry has now set its eyes on other B-schools in the country.

The ministry has directed the All-India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) to use the recommendations of the UR Rao Committee and the state fee committees, as soon as they submit their reports, to slash the fee of all the B-schools affiliated to it.

Some of the prominent institutes that may come in the firing line will be the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute, Mumbai, Symbiosis, Pune, and XLRI, Jamshedpur. There are more than 600 management institutes approved by the AICTE, all of which will have to slash their fee to less than Rs 40,000 per annum, ministry sources say.

While the UR Rao Committee recommendations are already out and were used by the HRD ministry to justify its decision to slash the fee of the six IIMs by 80 per cent, the state fee committees are yet to submit their reports to the AICTE. Ministry sources said these committees will submit their recommendations within two months.

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P.S.

The Times of India, Sunday, February 08, 2004.

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