Monday, 5 December, 2022
TopicIIM Ahmedabad

Topic: IIM Ahmedabad

IIM Ahmedabad’s historic dorms to be history with U-turn on demolition, historian slams move

Institute's director says decision to rebuild dormitories built by legendary architect Louis Kahn was taken to make them safer. Architectural historian calls it 'nihilistic, violent'.

No dearth of applications but older IIMs lack caste diversity, reveals enrolment data

Data shared by the Ministry of Education shows that the older, elite IIMs do not have good representation of candidates from the SC, ST and OBC categories.

Sportspersons, spies & more women on rolls, IIMs & ISB aim to break B-school stereotype

Management colleges have long been seen as the playground of men and engineering students. But years of efforts to inject diversity into student pool appear to be paying off.

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.

On Camera

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Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

A walk around National War Memorial to read 8 stories of heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 war

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.