Campus outside India a possibility, but not now: IIM-A Dir

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) Director Samir Barua today said there was a possibility of setting up campus outside India but not in near future due to lack of resources.

Updated: Jun 24, 2010, 00:50 AM IST

Ahmedabad: Indian Institute of Management,
Ahmedabad (IIM-A) Director Samir Barua today said there was a
possibility of setting up campus outside India but not in
near future due to lack of resources.

"I do not know if we can get into that (setting up campus
outside abroad) right now. There are some additional
responsibilities given to IIM-A. For example, mentoring of IIM
Udaipur, which the government has asked us to do," Barua said.

"That would be an additional burden on us. We are not
sure how quickly can we set up a campus outside the country.

Till very recently, the Ministry (of Human Resource
Development) was not in favour of IIMs and IITs (Indian
Institute of Technology) setting up campuses outside India,"
he added.

But now IIM-A have got a green signal from the Ministry,
he said. "Just as they have allowed foreign universities to
come into the country, they have said IIMs and IITs can also
set up campuses outside," he said.

"But whether we have the resources to do so, I can tell
you that we are not in a position. But there definitely is a
possibility," Barua said.

The IIM-A director said the Sixth Pay commission affected
the Institutes`s resources severely.

"The Sixth Pay Commission put severe strain on our
resources. But that is now behind us," he added.

-PTI

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