IIM-S to run from Sambalpur varsity

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Sambalpur: The temporary campus of Indian Institute of Management, Sambalpur (IIM-S) will be shifted to Sambalpur University after September this year.

At present, the premier management institute is being run from a private institution, Silicon Institute of Technology (SIT), at Sason in Sambalpur.

Director of IIM-S Mahadeo Jaiswal informed this development and said, the institute will run from the Sambalpur University till permanent campus of IIM-S at Basantpur gets ready. The permanent campus is likely to be ready within next three years while the work on the boundary wall has already started. 

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Jaiswal said that they will soon sign an MoU with the Sambalpur University in this regard. The State Government has already allotted a portion of university campus to run the IIM-S.

As per the industry norms and academic contexts, an elite B-school runs for 24 hours, the Director said. But they face problems in taking class during evening hours as the SIT is located in an isolated place. The faculty members of IIM-S could take classes in evening hours after shifting of the temporary campus to Sambalpur University. Moreover, permanent faculty members are being recruited.

The B-school requires modern classrooms for the students. However, IIM-S cannot upgrade the classrooms on temporary campus as the Government does not allow upgrading infrastructure in a private building. However, they can upgrade classrooms at the university, Jaiswal said.

News Credit: Biswajit Sahoo

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