Indian Institute of Management Shillong


Indian Institute of Management Shillong

Infobox_University
name = Indian Institute of Management Shillong
motto =


established = 2007
type = Education and Research Institution
chairperson = Rathindra Nath Dutta
director = Prof. Ashoke K Dutta
city = Shillong
state = Meghalaya
country = India
campus = Urban, convert|120|acre|km2|1
enrollment=
undergrad =
postgrad = 60
staff=
website= [http://www.iimshillong.in/ www.iimshillong.in]

The Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management, Shillong or RGIIM is a Business School recently setup by the Government of India in the state of Meghalaya. It is the seventh and youngest in the line of Indian Institutes of Management that are generally considered to be among the best business schools in India. It is named after former Prime Minster, Rajiv Gandhi and the foundation stone of the institute was laid by Shri Arjun Singh, HRD Minister on December 1, 2007 [cite web | title=PM to inaugurate NEIGRIMS and IIM in Meghalaya | url=http://www.newkerala.com/oct.php?action=fullnews&id=721 | accessdate=2007-09-21 ] . and was formally inaugurated by Dr Donkupar Roy The Chief Minister Of Meghalaya on 4th July 2008.

The director of IIM Shillong is the illustrious Prof. Ashoke K Dutta who himself is an alumnus of IIM Calcutta. Educated in Calcutta at the St. Xavier's College and the Indian Institute of Management. Prof. Ashoke K Dutta was on the Ph.D. programme in management at the Case Western Reserve University, USA for two years.He has worked for more than 30 years in Multinational Corporations, Indian Business Houses and Public Sector Enterprises. He has experience in industry such as Shipping & Transport, Fast Moving Consumer Products, Pharmaceutical, Media and Education.

The Logo

The Logo heavily uses the color and the imagery from nature like the sun, the sky and the mountains. The portrayal of the sun with its rays spreading across in the half circle above gives a feeling of progress and light. The curves in yellow within the round give a shape of the mountain, where the institute is situated. The blue color stands for the sky. The definite linear lines at the bottom of the circle show energy can be channelized. This can also be compared to the skill of the students, which would be enhanced and guided properly.

Location

Setting up IIMs and Central Universities in smaller cities and less developed Indian States has been a policy of the Indian Government for some time.

It was after a long drawn tussle with neighbouring state Assam that Meghalaya was granted the first IIM in North East India. The government of Meghalaya has allocated around convert|120|acre|km2 of land for the construcion of a permanent campus in Shillong. A temporary campus has been set up at the Mayurbhanj complex of the North Eastern Hill University for the new IIM. A permanent campus will come in the new Shillong township later.

With the unplundered lap of nature coupled with world class management education and latest technology at their disposal, students are sure going to make a beeline for the first IIM of the 21st Century.

Infrastructure and Facilities

The lush green campus of IIM S covered with pine trees, where the 'sound of silence' prevails. Within the heart of Shillong City, the IIM S campus brings an healthy, extremely environment friendly surroundings, where mental concentration is spontaneous.

The Institute is currently functioning from temporary campus in the Mayurbhanj Complex (the erstwhile summer palace of Mayurbhanj Kings). The palace includes a main building wherein administrative office, faculty offices, classrooms, library and conference halls are housed. Apart from the main building, the institute has an auditorium, quest house, number of small syndicate rooms and student dormitories within the campus. Faculty residence and SBI ATM are located adjacent to the campus

Academics

With a view to provide a holistic approach to solving business problems of the new millennium and beyond, the institute offers a tailored two years post graduate diploma in business management. With a unique curriculum comprising of a mix of compulsory courses and electives,supplemented by specialized coerces on industry sector, the institute aims to develope thought leaders for an economically and ecologically sustainable society.

Programmes

IIM Shillong currently offers the two-year Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) and in the future will offer other courses like the Fellow Program in Management (FPM). In addition, the Institute offers Management Development Programmes (MDPs), Research and Consultancy.

Admission

Admission to will be through the Common Admission Test in November, 2007 [cite web | title=RGIIM offers postgraduate programme in management | url=http://www.rediff.com/getahead/2007/aug/28iycu1.htm | accessdate=2007-09-21 ] . RGIIM, like the other IIMs will not have any admission reservations for students from Meghalaya or North East India [cite web | title=No quota for NE students at IIM Shillong | url=http://www.pagalguy.com/index.php?categoryid=56&p2_articleid=859 | accessdate=2007-09-21 ] .

Post-Graduate Program In Management

The Institute offers the Post-Graduate Programme in Management [PGP] , which is a two year full time residential programme for graduate students from all disciplines wanting to choose acareer in management.

The Post Graduate programme will commence from the academic session 2008-09 in the temporary accommodation at Mayurbhanj Palace, which has been renovated by state Government for the purpose.The Institute envisages for its flagship programme, namely, Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM), an annual student intake capacity of 60 in the first year. This is planned to be subsequently increased up to 120 in the third year and 180 in the sixth year

Controversy

There has been a lot of criticism over the institution being named after Late Rajiv Gandhi, as none of the other IIMs are named after any person. It is alleged that it will reduce the Brand Equity of IIM-Shillong, as it gives a perception that it is inferior to other IIMs. In fact, the matter was raised in Meghalaya Assembly and even the Chief Minister Mr Donkupar Roy voiced similar concern and said that his Government will take up the matter with the Ministry of Human Resources [ [http://www.sinlung.com/?p=1300 Sinlung News] ] .

ee also

*Indian Institute of Management

References

External links

* [http://www.iimshillong.in/ IIM Shillong] Latest Information on IIM Shillong


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