Smriti Irani tells IIMs to create talent pool for development

Written by Express news service | Bangalore | Updated: Sep 1 2014, 18:37pm hrs
Smriti IraniIn the course of her address, Irani laid down a 13-point agenda for the IIMs to contribute to national development goals. (PTI Photo)
Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani Sunday called on IIMs in the country to emulate efforts of the IIM-Ahmedabad in creating a talent pool of eminent persons across premier institutions who could contribute to national development.

The HRD minister made the call in the course of an address at an IIMs Conclave featuring chairpersons and directors of 13 Indian Institutes of Management in Bangalore.

The ministers interaction with the IIMs was focused on issues related to national development goals, admission process in IIMs, review of the institutes, National Ranking Framework for the management institutions, ICT and other pedagogical innovations and initiatives to scale up research in IIMs, especially the socially relevant research, a government release said.

In the course of her address, Irani laid down a 13-point agenda for the IIMs to contribute to national development goals.