The HRD ministry, the Government of India, recently entrusted the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) with complete responsibility to start and look after IIM at Nagpur (IIM-N) from the new academic session beginning in July.
IIM-A has started by appointing an officer to set up administrative section in its temporary premises. IIM-N, which started its operations last week, will operate out of Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) campus, till its permanent campus on 200 acres at Mouza Dahegaon in non-SEZ area in Mihan project is ready.
Reports say that IIM-N would work as sub-centre of IIM-A for a few years till its new campus is ready. IIM-A also plans to open a full-fledged website for IIM-N soon where the students would get all the information.
It may be mentioned that earlier this year, a team from the ministry for human resources development (MHRD) had made site inspections for the proposed IIM-N and gave a positive feedback, indicating that the premier institution may commence operations from July. IIM-Ahmedabad director Ashish Nanda, chief engineer of Central Public Works Department (CPWD) in city Narendra Kumar, and principal secretary for higher and technical education Sanjay Chahande were other members of the team. They were accompanied by divisional commissioner Anoop Kumar, collector Abhishek Krishna and joint director for technical education in Nagpur Gulab Thakre.