Currently, IIMC offers eight one-year postgraduate diploma programmes at six of its campuses across the country. The deemed university status will allow the institution to award degrees instead of diplomas.
IIMC director general K G Suresh told The Indian Express that the decision was unanimous and would ensure greater transparency. The Indian Express had on Friday reported about IIMC’s plans to adopt the rules.
JD(U) MPs Ali Anwar Ansari, Kahkashan Perween and Ramnath Thakur have in their letter to Irani also mentioned that the administration was trying to “impose” CCS rules. “Is the attempt to snatch academic freedom of faculty members at higher educational institutions, and especially at institutes of journalism, justified?” they have written.
The review of autonomous bodies, starting with those constituted under the Societies Registration Act, commenced in January this year and the first phase covered 114 bodies across seven ministries/departments.
Students from within and outside IIMC have also decided to protest at the venue Saturday against the invitation to S R P Kalluri, former IG of Chhattisgarh’s Bastar, who has earlier been pulled up by NHRC for “abuse of power”.