At a time when the National Institute of Technology – Tiruchi (NIT-T) is planning to admit 140 students through CAT examination the Ministry of Human Resource Development shot off a letter to the institute.
The MHRD wants it start with least possible infrastructure. The bare minimum facilities are a must for Indian Institute of Management (IIM) proposed for Tiruchi in the Eleventh Plan period to function albeit temporarily.
Institute Director M. Chidambaram was quoted as saying, “In deference to a request for hostel accommodation of the students of the new IIM made by an official team that visited recently, we have assured to provide it after obtaining the approval of our Board of Governors. The additional request for providing classrooms could be fulfilled only next year since the institute has to accommodate about 900 new students this year, owing to the additional intake as per OBC reservation norms.”
The IIM is an institution of the Centre. MHRD’s stakes are high in each of the IIM, hence the expectation from NIT-T.
In the Eleventh Plan period, new IIMs have also been sanctioned Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, and Uttarakhand.