SHILLONG: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam has given his consent to join IIM Shillong as a visiting faculty member. Keya Sengupta, Director IIM Shillong, announced this at the B-School in the presence of the world-renowned scientist.
Kalam’s decision would help to facilitate the students of IIM Shillong on the subject of societal transformation with the help of technology and its application.
Kalam, who was present at the youngest IIM to inaugurate the third annual international sustainability conference called SUSCON, delivered address on PURA (Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas), importance and the need to bring in sustainable development through rural and urban infrastructure, quality education, healthcare, conservation of the environment, bring vibrancy in public institutions and so on. He also spoke on the need of “knowledge connectivity” across the country.
Speaking at the event, Kalam also shared about three of his dreams that have emerged well: The Space Programme of Indian Space Research Organization, AGNI Programme of Defence Research and Development Organization and PURA.
Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management, Shillong is the 7th Indian Institute of Management in the country and was established in 2008. It offers a comprehensive two years Post-Graduate Diploma in Management Programme (PGDM).