All Public Educational Institutions, including IIMs are eligible to apply to acquire the status of Institutions of Eminence. The selection process for Institutions of Eminence would start after the guidelines and regulations are notified for this purpose.
Of the 20 IIMs, the posts of Director in the following IIMs are vacant:
1. IIM Bangalore. IIM Amritsar. IIM Kozhikode. IIM Sirmaur. IIM Rohtak. IIM Bodh Gaya. IIM Ranchi. IIM Sambalpur. IIM Raipur. IIM Nagpur.
IIM Udaipur. IIM Visakhapatnam. IIM Tiruchirappalli. and IIM Jammu.
The Directors of the mentor IIMs are looking after the seven new IIMs (IIM Amritsar, IIM Sirmaur, IIM Bodh Gaya, IIM Sambalpur, IIM Nagpur, IIM Visakhapatnam and IIM Jammu), till the appointment of regular Director. For other IIMs, the tenure of the outgoing Directors has been extended or the senior-most Professor of the Institute has been given additional charge of the post of Director.
For all the above IIMs, except IIM Kozhikode and IIM Jammu, the Search-cum-Selection Committee has recommended a panel of names for the post of Director, which are under consideration of the Government. For IIM Kozhikode and IIM Jammu, the advertisement for the posts has been issued.
This information was given by the Minister of State (HRD), Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey today in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.