What is the News?
According to an RTI, older Indian Institutes of Management(IIMs) are lagging behind the newer IIMs in enforcing the quota rule.
Data on IIMs enforcing Quota Rule:
- In older IIMs, less than 10% of the faculty are from Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and the Other Backward Classes communities.
- However, In some newer Indian Institutes of Management(IIMs) some progress is made in hiring faculty members.
Institute wise Data:
- IIM-Kolkata: It has no SC or ST faculty member, but it does have two OBC faculty members. It makes up less than 3% of its total strength of 77.
- IIM-Bengaluru: It has 6% of its 103 faculty members from the reserved categories: 3 SC, 1 ST, and 2 OBC community members.
- IIM-Ahmedabad: It has said that it does not maintain category-wise information for faculty.
- The Institute at Shillong has more than 30% of faculty members from the reserved categories.
- Institute of Raipur has 25% and Institute of Jammu more than 22% from the reserved categories.
- However, among newer IIMs, IIM-Nagpur does not have a single faculty member from any of the reserved categories.
Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Act,2019:
- Purpose: The act provides for the reservation of posts in appointments of Central educational institutions by direct recruitment of persons belonging to
- Scheduled Castes (SCs) (15%)
- Scheduled Tribes (STs) (7.5%)
- Socially and Educationally Backward Classes(SEBCs) (27%) and
- Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) (10%).
- Coverage: The act will apply to ‘central educational institutions’ which include
- universities set up by Acts of Parliament
- institutions deemed to be a university
- institutions of national importance and
- institutions receiving aid from the central government.
- Exception: The act excludes
- certain institutions of excellence, research institutions, and institutions of national and strategic importance.
- It also excludes minority education institutions.
Source: The Hindu