Killing of an Institution: Maharashtra Institute of Labour Studies

There is an unconfirmed report that Maharashtra Institute of Labour Studies, the alma mater of many distinguished HR professionals, is going to be closed down. It has led to a flurry of SMSs and emails.

The institute is a victim of total neglect by the Government authorities which has not allowed it to function at its best. For the last 40 years the institute has consistently failed to attract good faculty. Actually it has not attracted any faculty at all! Notwithstanding that there are several high profile alumni in the profession.

There is a very adverse reaction to this unconfirmed news as MILS [erstwhile Bombay Labour Institute and now LNMLMILS] is an age old institution perhaps of the same vintage as TISS which is trying to reinvent itself. The alumni is reportedly coming together to oppose the closure.