The controversy over the exclusion of IIM-Ahmedabad Board of Governor's (BoG) Chairman from the search committee for a new director has now come to an end with an current chairman A.M Naik being appointed as committee's chairman..
The outgoing IIM-A Board Chairman Vijayapat Singhania (of Raymond Industries) had appointed a search committee a few days before his term expired in April this year, but.. had excluded the new chairman from the panel. The term of the incumbent director Prof. Samir Barua expires in November this year.
IIM-A board chairman had always traditionally headed the search committee. The tradition was followed even when the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry held the authority for appointment of the director. The minister had handed back this authority to all IIM's in February after much wrangling with the B-Schools.
According to the sources, the search committee would shortlist three names and present it before the BoG when it meets again in August. BoG would choose one of the names as the next director.
IIM-A wishes the best to their new Director.. Hoping for the best and positive performances to be carried further. ..