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IIM Calcutta name change triggers row

PUBLISH DATE 14th February 2017

A bill tabled in Parliament to give autonomy to the premier Bschools, including IIM Calcutta, has sparked a controversy in the world of politics and academia because of its inbuilt political overtones.

Opposition members, particularly Congress, see no reason why the exercise should include dropping the prefix `Rajiv Gandhi' from the Indian Institute of Management, Shillong.The bill also proposes to change the name of IIM Calcutta to IIM Kolkata. Experts fear the move will not only erode the IIM-C brand value, but also confuse applicants and employers since IIM Kozhikode is also popularly known as IIM-K.