IIM Amritsar, being mentored by IIM Kozhikode, is likely to have distinct advantages of being in one of the best locations among the 6 new IIMs coming up this year. The new Indian Institute of Management in Punjab is all set to commence its activities from July this year, with site selection committee finalizing land in the city of Amritsar.
IIM Amritsar would launch the most prestigious programme from IIMs – Post Graduate Programme (PGP) in Management for which the institute would be selecting up to 65 best students from those who have appeared in Common Admission Test (CAT) of IIMs and have indicated interest in ‘IIM in Punjab’.
Shortlisted students are now invited to confirm their interest on IIM Amritsar website currently hosted at www.iimk.ac.in/iimamritsar/
The admission process is likely to be completed by July 20, 2015 and the classes would begin from July end.
The fee for two-year Post Graduate Programme at IIM Amritsar has been fixed at Rs.9 lakh which includes hostel accommodation, books and learning material apart from tuition fee. Leading banks would offer financial assistance in the form of educational loans at the terms they generally offer to students admitted in any other IIM.
IIM Amritsar campus is proposed to come up at a site near Manawala on Amritsar-Jalandhar GT Road in 60 acres of flatland. While it may take about 2–3 years before the infrastructure and campus is setup and ready for use, the institute would begin operating from the Punjab Institute of Technology located in the Government Polytechnic College, Amritsar compound till its own campus is ready to use.
IIM Kozhikode would develop the programme and put together systems and process to lay a strong foundation in building of another great institution of professional learning.