New Delhi: Interviews for the post of director in six IIMs have been completed and the search cum selection committee has recommended a panel of names for those, HRD ministry officials said on Tuesday.
Interviews for director's post in two more IIMs - Kozhikode and Udaipur, will be conducted soon and an advertisement in this regard has already been issued.
"The process of interviews for the post of director in Indian Institute of Managements - Ranchi, Bengaluru, Nagpur, Sambalpur, Rohtak and Raipur has been completed and the search cum selection committee has already recommended panel of names for each of the aforesaid IIMs," a senior official said.
The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry forwards these names to the Appointment Committee of Cabinet (ACC) which will take the final decision.
The ministry officials clarified that the process of filling of posts in many IIMs are in advanced stages after it had emerged that the post of director in 13 IIMs are lying vacant.
Yesterday, replying to a question in the Lok Sabha, MoS for HRD Mahendra Nath Pandey had given details as per which IIMs where such post is lying vacant are Bangalore, Nagpur, Kozhikode, Amritsar, Sirmaur, Rohtak, Bodh Gaya, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Raipur, Udaipur, Visakhapatnam and Tiruchirappalli.