IIM Nagpur- Maharashtra’s first IIM inaugurated by CM Fadnavis
The inauguration of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Nagpur was done by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday. The state’s first IIM came into reality in just 10 months period.
Inception of an IIM in the state of Maharashtra was proposed in the month of October last year and it came into reality in just 10 months. All clearances were made fast in order to facilitate the functioning of the first batch from the current academic session itself.
The first batch of IIM Nagpur will comprise of 60 students. The studies will temporarily take place in the makeshift premises of Visveswaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT). Allotment of 293 acres of land for IIM Nagpur has been made in Mihan industrial area.
Infrastructure alone will not make an institution great, said Fadnavis. Right talent and faculties are essential in making an institution great.
“With more institutions like IIT, Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) and AIIMS set to come to Nagpur soon, the city will become an educational hub having the magnetic pull for industries, much the same way as Mumbai and Pune have done in the past”, said the CM.
For the initial phase, IIM Nagpur will be mentored by IIM Ahmedabad and within three years’ time IIM Nagpur shall have its own command structure.