Reported by Chinmaya Dehury
Bhubaneswar, Oct 16:
Flooded with proposals from various quarters, including law makers, to set up the proposed Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in their own localities, the Odisha government has decided to set up a panel to scrutinise the proposals, before it can send a list of possible locations to the Centre.
“We have received proposals from almost all the districts to set up the IIM in their localities. While MPs and MLAs have urged to set up the premier institute in their region, several organisations and institutes have also joined in the chorus. We would form a panel to scrutinise the proposals before recommending it to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD),” said an official of Employment, Technical Education and Training (ET&T).
The committee, to be headed by chief secretary, will have officials from ET&T, Higher Education and other concerned departments.
The panel will examine each proposal from every aspect proposed by the Centre. It would finalise three suitable locations with rail, road and air connectivity and better healthcare facility.
It should be noted that, the MHRD had asked the state government to identify two or three suitable locations where 200 acres of land can be provided free of cost and free from all encumbrances and the place should have good road, rail and air connectivity.