The “best of the best” students from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) across the country would probably be entitled for scholarship soon under the Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme (PMSS.)
Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar said here today that the proposal is in line with PMSS, which has recently been approved for meritorious students from the Indian Institute of Technology.
“The PMSS for the best students of IITs has been approved. We had a discussion to start the PMSS for best of the best students of IIMs,” he said after a meeting with Directors and Chairmen of IIMs from across the country.
The meeting was held after a gap of two years and Javadekar said it would be held more frequently from now on to engage the IIMs actively in government initiatives. “The meeting with the Directors and Chairmen of the IIMs was productive and successful,” Javadekar stated.
It was agreed in the meeting that the student intake across all IIMs should be increased from the present 10,000 to 20,000. Javedkar, however, did not give a timeframe for the increased intake.
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