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IIMs in Calcutta and Shillong to be renamed
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IIMs in Calcutta and Shillong to be renamed

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Thursday, February 9, 2017. The bill cited that the two IIMs will be renamed.

The government is set to change the names for IIM Calcutta and IIM Shillong. The name for IIM Calcutta will be changed to IIM Kolkata, whilst the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s will be removed from IIM Shillong.

The name of IIM Calcutta is registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 will be changed.  The city Calcutta is now known as Kolkata which was renamed in 2001. The name change will also change its brand name from IIM-C to IIM-K whereas IIM Kozhikode is already referred to as IIM-K.

The IIM Shillong is currently known by the name of Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management Shillong. This is the first time wherein a Gandhi family name will be dropped from a top educational institution. The Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management Shillong was instituted in 2008.

However, the former Congress Prime Ministers’ name has been detached from various government schemes by the National Democratic Alliance government.

The city name for Bangalore changed to Bengaluru in 2014 because of the local lingo. Though the spelling was changed but IIM Bangalore name is not to be changed to IIM Bengaluru.

The top three IIMs at Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Calcutta are usually referred to as ABC in the IIM society and industry for years.

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