From a post of mine on PaGaLGuY.com, in reply to an article about 7 more IIMs coming up.
Right, so now we have 14 IIMs. I guess they’re just trying to exhaust the alphabet here. So…
IIMA – Ahmedabad
IIMB – Bangalore
IIMC – Calcutta (yeah, it's boring till now, innit?)
IIMD – Diu (this will be fun, with the cheap booze too)
IIME – Ernakulam (yay, one at home!)
IIMF – Faridabad
IIMG – Gobichettipalayam (I did my rural project here!)
IIMH – Haryana (IIM Rohtak actually)
IIMI – Indore
IIMJ – Jhumrithalayya
IIMK – Kozhikode
IIML – Lucknow
IIMM – Muzaffarnagar
IIMN – Nicobar (let’s not forget they’re part of India too)
IIMO – Ongole (I couldn’t find any other city starting with O!)
IIMP – Pondicherry
IIMQ – Quilon (Woohoo, Kerala's 3rd ay-yay-yem!)
IIMR – Ranchi
IIMS – Shillong (this is already operational, by the way)
IIMT – Tezpur
IIMU – Ugandamandalam
IIMV – Vasai (so that Mumbai is represented! Haw!)
IIMW – Warangal (to be built on the top floor of the NIT there)
HRD ministry to hold emergency meeting with planning session to rename three cities so that they start with X, Y, Z to fit in the other three. So possibly:
1. The region around XLRI will be renamed Xavierpur : IIMX, sounds funky no?
2. Hastinapur will be renamed Yudishtirapur for lack of any other Hindu dieties starting with Y (Lord Yama is not seen as the best person to name a city after, grant the HRD some intelligence). So here we have IIMY as well.
3. Shimla will be renamed Zimla to fit in IIMZ. Ideal, since the weather there will have most people sleeping in class anyway.
So there we go. 26 IIMs, the other 12 IIMs will probably come in Phase III.
Apologies. IIMT above is IIM Thiruchirapalli. Forgot that this one was already taken by the Government :P