Need to expand scope of management education: Rangarajan
By bbsbuzz - Tue Jun 21, 10:08 am
Ahmedabad, Jun 20 (PTI) Chairman to Economic Advisory Council to PM, C Rangarajan, today stressed on the need for expanding the scope of management education in the country.
“The issue like class size as I have been told that intake at IIM-A could be now as high as close to 500 students in the first year. I go by that there is a need for expanding the scope of management education,” Rangarajan said.
“I believe that this is a large enough size. I see that if more people are to top then other institutions should come in because you cannot dilute standards, this is my opinion,” he said at the release of book “Ravi Mathai and the making of IIM-A,” written by IIM-A professor T T Ram Mohan.
“On the teaching, IIM-A will have to find a way on how to deal with the situation. The faculty will have to find way and means for dealing with the problem,” he said.
“The government is not inclined much to interfere with the institutions of higher education, they do want them to blossom and flower in the way they think they should,” Rangarajan said.
“But there are some policy decisions which are being communicated to the institutions, otherwise non-interference from the government will be good for the institutions,” he said.
Rangarajan also emphasised on the need for greater academic freedom to higher education institutions in the country, if they wanted to excel.