Let there be an IIM in Chandigarh
Rajiv Shukla
ave you ever wondered how close is the nearest Indian Institute of Management from Chandigarh? It’s 700 km away– in Lucknow. When you compare the distance from Jammu Tawi, the distance comes to about a 1,000 km. Take another fact. How far is Indore from Ahmedabad? A little over 300 km and both the cities have an IIM each!


Let there be an IIM in Chandigarh 
Rajiv Shukla

Have you ever wondered how close is the nearest Indian Institute of Management from Chandigarh? It’s 700 km away– in Lucknow. When you compare the distance from Jammu Tawi, the distance comes to about a 1,000 km.

Take another fact. How far is Indore from Ahmedabad? A little over 300 km and both the cities have an IIM each! Compare the distance of any important city in the country from the closest IIM and you will not find the distance as glaringly far as it is from Chandigarh or Ludhiana or Amritsar. That is, what I call injustice, MHRD style!

Just scan through the map of India (see illustration) and you will realise that some states have been awarded more than their fair share of ace educational institutions, while some have just been ignored — completely.

For example, West Bengal has an IIM (Calcutta) and an IIT (Kharagpur), while the neighbouring Orissa has been deserted. Uttar Pradesh is flooded with aces — IIM (Lucknow), IIT (Kanpur), Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, three Central Universities (BHU, Varanasi; AMU, Aligarh; Ambedkar University, Lucknow) and the fourth one is about to be designated, Allahabad University. On the other hand the neighbouring Bihar has been ignored.

Maharashtra has an IIT (Bombay) and neighbouring Gujarat has an IIM (Ahmedabad). Move up — northward — and you will find that neither Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir or Rajasthan has an ace institution. In fact, the British were more judicious in opening universities and had founded Panjab University (previously named the University of Punjab) in 1882 at Lahore as the fourth teaching and affiliating university in the Indian subcontinent under the British rule. After Partition, the university shifted to Chandigarh in 1956 and everybody became more than satisfied that they had something to boast about. Parochialism, soon became the order of the day and Akali politics grabbed the driving seat, dumping academics into the background.

In 1959, when an “all-Bengali clique” was frantically struggling to open an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Calcutta, the Akalis were hobnobbing to have an institution to promote Gurmukhi and Punjabi language. In 1961, when the first Indian Institute of Management was being established in Calcutta and Ahmedabad, the Punjab Assembly passed The Punjabi University Act, 1961 “to establish and incorporate a university for the advancement of Punjabi studies and development of Punjabi language as a medium of instruction”. Since Independence, while other states have been clamouring for IITs and IIMs, we have been asserting on regionalism, casteism, parochialism and individualism. In fact Punjab could have well bargained for an IIM or an IIT in 1985 (Rajiv-Longowal Accord) but they preferred an engineering college at Longowal (Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology), a demand readily accepted by the then Prime Minister.

It is high time the powers-that-be in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Rajasthan changed their mind-set and took a cue from the up-and-coming states like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala. The society is getting increasingly technology-driven for which education is the basic prerequisite. An IIM or an IIT serve as a catalyst and as an accepted benchmark. As a catalyst it speeds up educational transformation and as a benchmark it inculcates a sense of quality. Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Rajasthan badly need an IIM because the entire region does not have even a single business school of repute. In fact, Chandigarh, with its city-beautiful image, would be best bet to establish an IIM.

The new technology is giving rise to the new economy which, in turn, is gradually driving the market. Agriculture, in fact, is becoming a poor country cousin and is being looked down upon in the new economic milieu — the rising urban service sector.

The IIM would be the right choice to bring about the desired economic metamorphosis.

In this map, the grey area covering Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan neither has an IIM nor an IIT

In this map, the grey area covering Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan neither has an IIM nor an IIT.

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May 25 National Institute of Ayurveda, (GoI), Madhav Vilas Palace, Amer Rd, Jaipur 302002

Ayurveda Vachaspati (MD Ay; 3-yr)

Res Fellowship for PhD (PhD Ay)

Elig: For 1: BAMS (Raj Univ), 6-12 months rotating internship/ House job. For 2: MD (Ayu) (BAMS, 55%). Age: Male (35 yrs); female (45 yrs).

Selectn: For 1: Admission Test (27 Jun).

Appln F: Send Rs 750/- (for 1)/ Rs 75/- (for 2) fvg "Director, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur" to the Director at above add. ( For 1 : send by 17 May).

Jun 15 Apollo Hospitals Education & Research Foundation, C/o Lifetime Wellness Rx. International Ltd., 35 Sai Enclave, Avenue 1, Road No. 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 500034 (AP)

PG Prog in Preventive & Promotive Healthcare (1-yr; Dist)

Elig: Bachelor’s deg (Medicine/Psychology/Bio-Sc/Atl-Med/Nutrition & Dietetics/Physiotherap/ Phys Edu/ Nursing & allied fields).

Appln F: Send request for appln to Prof.Kennedy, Director (PPHC) to the above add by 25 May.

Details: Website

Jun 15 Banaras Hindu University, School of Nursery, Sir Sunderlal Hospital, Varanasi

Dip in General Nursing & Midwifery (3-yr)

Elig: Unmarried/ divorcee/widow (no children) Indian females, 10+2 (PCB & Eng, 45%; Hindi at 10+2). Age : 17-35 yrs.

Selectn: Entrance Test :31 Jul.

Appln F: Send Rs 500/- by DD fvg "Medical Superintendent, SSH, BHU," payable at BOB, BHU Br (Code: BHUVAR), with stamped (Rs 30/-), self-add env (11" x 5") to the office of Medical Superintendent at above add.

Details: Employment News (May 1 - 7).


Jun 15 Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Khandwa Road, Indore 452001

Admissions 2004-2005

Bachelor’s deg/Master’s deg/Diploma/Certificate

(In the School/Institute of: Adult & Cont Educn/Adv Liberal Studies/Comparative Lang & Culture/ Eco/ Educn/ Journalism & Mass Comm / Law/Lib Sc/Physcial Educn/ Bio-Chem/Chemical Sc/ Instrumentation/ Future Studies & Planning/Life Sc/Maths/Physics/ Stats/Comp Sc/ Electron/ Energy & Environ Studies Engg & Tech/ Mgt Studies/Pharm)

Details: Employment News (24-30 Apr)/website.

May 31 Lalit Narayan Mishra Institute of Economic Development And Social Science,1 ,Bailey road, Patna 800 001

Email: [email protected]

MBA (2-yr)

Master of HR Mgt (2-yr)

MCA (3-yr)

Elig: For 1 & 2: Bachelor’s Deg.

For 3: Bachelor’s deg (Physical Sc/Comm/ Maths/ Stats/Comp)/BE/BTech/MBA or equiv.

Selectn: MAT, GD & Interview (For 1 & 2), AIMCET-2004 (For 3)

Appln F: Send Rs. 225/- by DD fvg "Director, LN Mishra Institute of Economic Development And Social Science " payable at Patna to above add by 25 may or download from website.

Details: Employment News (24-30 Apr).

May 31 Banasthali Vidyapith, PO Banasthali Vidyapith Rajasthan 304022


2) MCA

Selectn: Marks in qualifying exam , Aptitude Test ( For 1: 19 Jun; For 2: 29 Jun; at 8 centres incldg Del, D’dun). For 1 : GD, Personal Interview.

Appln F: Send Rs.250/- by DD fvg "Banasthali Vidyapith" payable at Banasthali/Jaipur to Secretary at above add. Mention course/faculty name on env & Superscribe "Request for form" Details: Website.

Jun 16 University of Lucknow, Lucknow-226007 (UP)


Bachelor of Mgt Sc /BBA /BBA (Intl Bus/Pub Admin/Tourism )/

BCA (3-yr)

PG Dips in: Financial Mkts & Portfolio Mgt; Travel Mgt (1-yr, each)

PG Dip in Comp Appln (1-yr)

Elig: For 1: 10+2 (45%); For 2 : 10+2 (50%, maths as a subj), For 3: Bachelor’s Deg (45%), For 4: Bachelor’s Deg (48%).

Selectn: For 1, 2 & 4: Written Test (27 Jun at L’now) & Interview , For 3 : Merit Index & interview.

Appln F : Send For 1, 2 & 4: Rs.550/-/ For 3: Rs. 250/- by DD fvg "FO LUMAT A/C" to the office of Director, LUMAT-2004 , D/o Commerce at above add.


Jun 23 Indian Veterinary Research Institute (Deemed Univ) , Izatnagar 243122 (UP)

PhD (Animal Biotech/Animal Biochem/Animal Genetics & Breeding/Animal Nutri/Animal Physiol/Avian Diseases/Livestock Prodn & Mgt/ Livestock Products Tech/Poultry Sc/Vet Bacteriol/Vet Extn Edu/Vet Immunol/Vet Gynae & Ob/ Vet Parasitol/Vet Pathol/Vet Pharmacol/Vet Med/Vet Pub Health/Vet Surg/Vet Virol.

Elig : MVSc (60%/ OGPA 7.00/10.00), Kwld of Eng. Age: 21 yrs (31 Aug’03).

Selectn: Entrance Test: 2 Aug (At Izatnagar, B’Lore, K’kata), Interview: 18 Aug (at Izatnagar).

Appln F : Send Rs. 300/- by DD fvg the "ICAR Unit IVRI, Izatnagar, payable at State Bank of India, CARI Branch (Code No. 7072) Bareilly, UP" to Asst Admin Officer (Acad) with your add slip at above add by 11 Jun .


Centre for Environmental Planning & Technology, Kasturbhai Lalbhai Campus, University Rd, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad 380009.

(Affld to Hemachandracharya North Gujarat Univ)

1) Master of Planning (Urban & Regional/ Housing)

2) Master of Planning (Environ)

(At School of Planning)

3) M Arch (Urban Des)

4) Master of (Landscape Arch)

(At School of Architecture)

5) MTech (Construction & Project Mgt)

6) MTech (Structural Des)

(At School of Building Sc & Tech)

Elig : For 1: Bachelor’s Deg (Arch/Civil Engg/Plan) or Master’s deg (Geog/ Eco/Sociol); For 2: Bachelor’s Deg (Arch/Civil Engg/Plan)

For 3,4: BArch. For 5: UG Deg (Civil Engg). For 6: Bachelor’s Deg (Arch/Civil Engg).

Details: Website.

Armed Forces

May 30 Indian Air Force

Airman in Group ‘X’ (Technical) Trades

Elig: Unmarried Indian males, Cl. 10/ 10+2 (Phy, Maths & Eng; 50%) OR 3-yr Dip (Mech/ Electl/ Electron/ Auto/ Comp Sc/ Instru Tech). DoB : Aug 1 ’83—Jan 1 ’89

Details: Employment News (1-7 May).

Jun 30 ADG Recruiting, 10+2 TES, West Block-III, RK Puram, New Delhi 110066

10+2 Tech Entry Scheme

Elig: Indian unmarried males, 10+2 (PCM, 70%). DoB : Jul 1 ’85-Jul 1 ’88.

Appln F : Send in prescribed format to above add, superscribe env "APPLICATION FOR 10+2 (TES) COURSE SER. No. 12, JAN 2005."

Details: Employment News (May 1-7).

Art & Design

Jul 12 Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, A-34, Indl Area, Phase-VIII, SAS Nagar, Mohali 160071 .

PG Dip in Animation & Multimedia (1-yr)

Elig: Bachelor’s deg.

Appln F: Send Rs. 150/- by DD fvg "The Director, C-DAC" payable at Mohali at above add. Details: Website.


May 15 CET – 2004

(For admission to Engg/Arch degrees under PTU/GND, Amritsar/PU, Patiala/PAU, Ludhiana).

Exam: 2 Jun.

Appln F: Send Rs. 625/- by DD fvg the "Registrar, Punjab Technical University", payable at Jalandhar by 7 May or d’load from website.

Details: Website.

Jun 7 Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management-Gwalior (ABV-IIITM)(Deemed Univ) , Morena Link Rd, Gwalior 474003

MTech (IT/VLSI Des/Bioinformatics/Adv Networks/Software Engg)

Elig : Bachelor’s deg (Comp Sc)/ BE/BTech(Electron/Electric; 60%), GATE scores.

Selectn: Written Test/Interview: 26/27 Jun.

Appln F : Send Rs 500/- by DD fvg "Director, ABV-IIITM Gwalior" payable at Gwalior, with a stamped (Rs 45/-) self-add env (9"x4") to Chairman Admissions at above add by 25 May or d’load from website.


Jun 25 C-DAC, Anusandhan Bhawan, Institutional Area, C-56/1, Sec – 62, Noida

1) PG Dip in Embedded Sys Des & VLSI Des (PGDEVD)

2) PG Dip Adv Software Des & Dev (PGDASDD)

Elig: For 1: BE/BTech(Electron/Elect/Instru/Comp) For 2 :: BE/ BTech/MCA/MSc/PGDCA.

Selectn: Entrance Test, Tech Interview, For 1 : 3 Jul; For 2: 4 Jul.

Details: Website.

Jun 14 University of Jammu, Jammu 180006

MCA (3-yr), 2004-05

Elig: Bachelor’s deg (50%).

Selectn: Entrance Test (11 Jul) at Jammu.

Appln F: Send Rs 100/- by DD fvg "Head, Department of Computer Science, University of Jammu", payable at Jammu along with stamped (Rs 40/-), self-add env (19x27 cm) to the Head, D/o Comp Sc at above add by 5 Jun.

Details: Website.

C-DAC, (D/o IT, M/o Communications & IT), Noida.

Jul 1 MTech (VLSI Des/IT/Comp Sc & Engg )

Jun 6 MCA

(Affltd to GGSIPU)

Selectn: CET& AIMCET-2004 scores.

Details: Website

Hotel Management

Jun 30 Food Craft Institute, Badkhal Lake Chowk, Faridabad 121001

E-mail: fcifbd@nda

Job Oriented Diploma Courses (1½-yr):

1) Food Prodn

2) Bakery & Confectionery

3) Food & Beverage Service

4) PG Dip in Accommodation, Operation & Mgt

Elig: For 1, 2 & 3: 10+2 (with Eng). Age Limit : 22 yrs (on Jul 1). For 4: Bachelor’s deg. Age: 28 yrs (on Jul 1).

Appln F: Send Rs 350/- by DD fvg "Food Craft Institute" payable at Faridabad to the Principal at above add. Write your name & add on reverse of DD.

Jun 14 Kurukshetra University, Deptt of Tourism, Kurukshetra 136119.

1) Master of Hotel Mgt (MHM)/Tourism Mgt (MTM)

Elig: Bachelor’s/Master’s Deg (50%).

Selectn: Entrance Test (27 Jun).

Appln F: Send Rs. 650/- by DD fvg "Registrar, KU University" payable at Kurukshetra/Thanesar with 2 self-add slips & Prospectus code no: DOT-04 to the Manager (P&P) at above add.


Jun 8 Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, B-21, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi 110016

Certificate in International Business Language (Spanish, Chinese & Portuguese; 5-mth)

Elig: 10+2

Selectn: Interview (at campus).

Appln F: Send appln on plain paper (A-4), with name, add, tel/ fax no, cert of edu qual & pp photo specifying choice of lang to Shri L.D.Mago, Admissions Officer at above add .


May 30 Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) (Deemed Univ) , V.L. Mehta Rd, Vile Parle (W) Mumbai 400056

PG Dip in Pharmaceutical Mgt (2-yr)

Elig: Bachelor’s Deg (50%). BPharm/BSc (Life Sc)/BE/BTech(Bio-med Engg)/MBBS prefd.

Selectn: Online Tests 5-7 Jun (at 12 centres incld’g Delhi & Ch’garh), GD & Interview: 13 Jun.

Appln F: Register online by 30 May

Details: Website.

May 28 Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, (through Direcway Global Educn)

Exec Masters in Intl Bus (18-mnth)

Elig: Master’s deg/BE/BTech, 3-yr wk ex or Bachelor’s deg (50%), 3-yr wk ex

Details: Website.

Physically Handicapped

May 29 All India Instt of Speech & Hearing, Manasgangotri, Myosre 570 006

BSc (Sp. & Hg; 4-yr)

BSEd (Hearing Impairment, 1-yr)

Dip in (Hearing Aid & Earmould Tech ; 1-yr)

MSc (Audiol/Sp. Lang. Path, 2-yr)

PhD (Sp. & Hg; 3-yr)

Elig: For 1: 10+2 (PCM/B, 50%), Age: Below 21 yrs. For 2: BEd (50%), Age: Below 30 yrs. For 3 : 10+2 (Phys, 45%)/Dip (Electron/Electric)/ITI (Electron/Electric)/Dental Tech. For 4 : BSc ( Sp. & Hg; 55% ) or equiv, For 5: MSc ( Sp. & Hg; 55% ) or equiv.

Details: Website

May 31 National Institute for the Orthopaedically Handicapped, BT Road, Bon-Hoogly, Kolkata

PG Dip in Disability Rehab Mgt (1-yr)

Elig: Bachelor’s deg, 5-yr wk ex in rehab field OR Bachelor’s deg (Rehab/MBBS), 2-yr wk ex OR MBA/MA (Pub Admin)/Soc wk qual , 2-yr wk ex.

Selectn: Aptitude test, Interview & GD.

Appln F: Send Rs 50/- by DD fvg "Director, NIOH", K’kata to the Director with self-add stamped env at above add.

— Pervin Malhotra Director, CARING
(, New Delhi
Email: [email protected]