Ahmedabad/ Bangalore/ Kolkata: The admission boards of IIMs have extended complimentary admission invites to regular visitors to ‘The Newshour’ – the TV show
dominated moderated by Arnab Goswami.
Regular attendees of Arnab Goswami’s show – most of them spokespersons of political parties or eminent Bollywood personalities – woke up today to find acceptance letters from the three IIMs in their mail boxes.
“Today I got acceptance of admission letters from three IIMs without even applying,” Sanjay Jha said, in an exclusive telephonic interview with this Faking News reporter. “No, I do not know why I got them. It could be another attempt by Smriti Irani to ruin autonomous educational institutes. I will raise this issue in The Newshour tonight.”
Although The Times of India ran a news accusing Smriti Irani of armtwisting IIMs, the authorities denied any pressure.
“Yes yes, we are trying to simplify our admission procedures,” Prof. R. Kumara Prasad, Dean of admissions at IIM Ahmedabad said, “So if someone has already gone through a trauma as bad as a three hour long written exam, a Group Discussion with a pack of desperadoes and an interview with professors trying desperately to prove that they are still relevant despite being on the wrong side of sixty, we are going to offer admission to them.”
“In fact, if someone has gone through both The Newshour and Frankly Speaking with Arnab – without suffering a nervous breakdown – we are proposing to offer them an honorary MBA directly,” Prof. Prasad added.