London School of Economics in Bengaluru? Siddaramaiah thinks so

The idea perhaps is to partner with LSE to set up a business school here, says senior official.

Bengaluru: If everything goes as per plan, a business school, modelled on the lines of the famed London School of Economics, will be established in the city.
Launching the 125th birth anniversary of Dr B.R. Ambedkar, Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah said the government is seriously considering setting up Dr Ambedkar London School of Economics in the city.

Later, the Chief Minister’s office said the chief minister, after consulting National Law School of India University faculty member, Dr S. Japhet and PWD minister, Dr H.C. Mahadevappa, announced this at the event on Wednesday. Dr. Ambedkar received one of his four doctorate degrees — in economics —from LSE in 1923.

“The discussion will start now. The idea perhaps is to partner with London School of Economics to set up a business school here. We have to see how this will take shape in future,” a senior official told Deccan Chronicle.

Earlier this year, the original proposal of setting up a business school was rejected by the Bengaluru University syndicate when the Jindal group put forth a proposal.

The group wanted BU to allot land to it to set up Jindal School of Business on the BU campus.With the chief minister making the announcement now, the idea has got a different twist.

The chief minister also announced that the metro station outside Vidhana Soudha will be named after Dr Ambedkar. He said that Indian Railways would be requested to rename the Yashwanthpur railway station after Dr Ambedkar.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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