Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicIIM Ahmedabad

Topic: IIM Ahmedabad

Students want colleges reopened as 2nd semester begins, but experts warn of Covid clusters

Students in Delhi, Jalandhar and Hyderabad have launched protests, calling for reopening of colleges. But experts note risks of infection.

McKinsey, Amazon, Deloitte — big firms make big hires from IIMs, pvt B-schools despite Covid

Several IIMs, some top private management schools saw 100% placements, with average salary offers of up to Rs 28 lakh, as companies bet on Modi govt's privatisation push.

Will consult international experts on safety of historic dorms, IIM-A writes to alumni

All decisions regarding the 14 dormitories designed by Louis Kahn will be taken in consultation with the alumni, says the letter sent by IIM-A board of governors.

IIM-A survey shows gradual improvement in sales, but profit margins remain low

The Business Inflation Expectations Survey also predicted that expectations on sales will increase to 4.28 per cent by November this year, as against 3.87 per cent in October 2020.

Facing criticism from alumni, architects, IIM-A says it won’t demolish Louis Kahn dorms

IIM-A received letters from alumni, historians, architects and even the children of legendary American architect Louis Kahn to restore & preserve the dormitories designed by him.

IIM-A decision to demolish historic dorms ‘cultural vandalism’ — experts write to institute

Architects, historians and organsiations within India and abroad write to IIM-Ahmedabad, urging institute to conserve the dorms designed by American architect Louis Kahn.

IIM-Ahmedabad alumni slam demolish drive, say buildings in other nations stand for 100 yrs

About 300 former students have created a WhatsApp group called 'Save Louis Kahn's IIMA' where discussions are underway regarding the administration's decision.

‘Unsafe for living’ — IIM-Ahmedabad to raze 14 dorms designed by Louis Kahn

In a letter, IIM-A director Errol D’Souza says 14 dormitories, built by the renowned American architect Louis Kahn, are ‘unsafe for living due to the (2001) earthquake and seepage’. 

IIMs in Bangalore, Lucknow, Rohtak raise fee for MBA course, top three charge at par now

IIM Bangalore joins the league of IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Calcutta which charge nearly Rs 23 lakh for an MBA. IIM-B said the fee hike is due to annual increase in salaries, operating costs.

45% civil society leaders say ‘very few’ govt functionaries accessible in pandemic: IIM survey

A survey was conducted to gather the experiences of 66 civil society leaders working during the Covid-19 crisis

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland | Bloomberg Photo

Davos meetings are full of potential but rarely full of solutions

Time and time again, Davos has fallen victim to a lack of focus and actionable unifying vision. Individual and collective interests have remained unreconciled. 

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Representational image of drone. | Photo: Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg

As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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