Faculty Diversity at the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs): A Preliminary Snapshot

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Siddharth Joshi

Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), Bangalore, Students

Deepak Malgan

Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), Bangalore

Date Written: February 21, 2017

Abstract

We present a preliminary snapshot of the social composition of faculty at the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). We find that the faculty body at these institutions is drawn from a very narrow spectrum of Indian society. We argue that by not paying attention to faculty diversity, IIMs engender a crisis of relevance and legitimacy. The proposed legislation that will convert IIMs into degree granting institutions offers a canvas for public deliberation on the question of social diversity at IIMs.

Keywords: IIMs, Affirmative Action, Diversity

Suggested Citation

Joshi, Siddharth and Malgan, Deepak, Faculty Diversity at the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs): A Preliminary Snapshot (February 21, 2017). IIM Bangalore Research Paper No. 539, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2921720 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2921720

Siddharth Joshi (Contact Author)

Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), Bangalore, Students ( email )

Banglore
India

Deepak Malgan

Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), Bangalore ( email )

Bannerghatta Road
Bangalore, Karnataka 560076
India

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