IIM Jammu to function from July

HRD Site Selection Committee calls on Education Minister

Jammu, Publish Date: Apr 8 2016 12:52AM | Updated Date: Apr 8 2016 12:52AM
IIM Jammu to function from July
Indian Institute of Management(IIM) Jammu is likely to start   functioning  from July this year with a batch of  40 students.    
As per an official spokesperson information was given to the Minister of education, Naeem Akthar by the campus Site Selection Committee (SSC) of the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), here today. “IIM Jammu is likely to start operation from July 2016 starting with a batch of 40 students and a provision for expansion in the following years” the team told the Minister.
 It was informed that for the time being IIM Jammu will start functioning from the Old University campus, which will be a temporary accommodation till the permanent campus is built. The members further informed that in the immediate future a 2 year PGDM program will also be launched.
The HRD panel constituted to assess suitability of sites proposed by J&K Government for setting up of IIM at Jammu,  comprises Praveen Kumar, Joint Secretary MHRD, Ajit Prasad, Director IIM Lucknow, Sarita Chauhan, Commissioner/Secretary to J&K Government Higher Education Department and Executive Engineer CPWD, Jammu zone.
The members also apprised the Minister about their visit to the proposed sites for setting up permanent and temporary campus of the IIM at Jammu. The proposed sites include village Raika and village Jagti in Jammu district.
A report on the assessment made by the Committee on the suitability of the land for setting up IIM will be submitted to the MHRD for finalization of the site.
The Minister was informed that IIM also plans to conduct training programmes for the teachers working in the State Government for local area development and problem solving.
To attract the local youth, IIM will also be conducting coaching classes for admission into the IIM system.

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