The government has, in principle, decided to allow the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) to announce their admission lists. The lists will be based on last year’s seat strength and will not include seats for other backward classes yet. The government is expected to make a formal announcement in a day or two in Parliament.
Railway minister Lalu Prasad said that the government would meet on Thursday with leaders of the Left parties, and then make an announcement. “We will keep in mind that there should not be any hardship (for students),” he added.