An IIM by default

IN election time,even a ‘typo’ could cost a lot. The HRD Ministry’s typing error in the interim budget led to the announcement in Parliament of an IIM for Rajasthan instead of Chhattisgarh....

Published: February 23, 2009 3:07 am

IN election time,even a ‘typo’ could cost a lot. The HRD Ministry’s typing error in the interim budget led to the announcement in Parliament of an IIM for Rajasthan instead of Chhattisgarh,and has put the department in a tight spot. It is learnt that the inadvertent announcement has given rise to demands from the Congress-led Rajasthan government to create an IIM in the state,besides the IIT already announced last year. With elections just around the corner,Arjun Singh’s ministry does not want to make Rajasthan unhappy. It is learnt that they are now exploring ways to squeeze in an IIM for the state.

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