INDIA: Business schools face faculty crisis

While academics of Indian origin such as Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria, and Chicago Booth dean Sunil Kumar are scaling the professional ladder in the West, business schools within India are struggling to find the same calibre of talent to fill faculty positions, reports Cool

India's top institutions, such as the centrally-funded Indian Institutes of Technology and Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) have reported a 25% shortage in faculty. The urgency of the situation has led the central government to form three review committees to address issues relating to the growth of the IIMs such as governance, faculty and funding.

In order to counter the faculty shortage, business schools in India have been strengthening their doctoral programmes and encouraging more students to take up research. According to the National Knowledge Commission, a high-level advisory body to the Prime Minister of India, the growth in higher education in India has not been accompanied by an equivalent growth in doctoral students.
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