New Delhi:  Broadening the educational contour of the country, the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) is planning to accommodate other courses from different educational fields in the curriculum.

Going beyond the confines of Business and Financial management, IIMs have decided to introduce medicine and education in the curriculum. The admission process is expected to be easy with the introduction of new courses.

In a meeting held under the stewardship of the Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal, it was decided that all the IIMs of the country would conduct external audits every three years. The external audits will be a kind of a social audit that will focus on quality research, and education.

Sibal said, “All the management institutes (IIMs) have agreed on including different courses like energy, educational institutions, health and agricultural management courses in the syllabus.”

 “To attract foreign students and teachers, residential facility will be made available. In this regard, we had asked all the institutes to give an estimated amount of the funds in order to set up world class accommodation,” he said.

In view of promoting the research work held at IIMs, the government has sanctioned Rs 95 crore. The endeavor to connect all the higher educational institutions through National Optical Fiber network is in process and after its completion, all the IIMs will share their study material and lectures online.

JPN/Bureau