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Older IIMs lag behind in enforcing “Quota rules”

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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:

Older Institutes:

  • 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.
Newer Institutes:
  • 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

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