To provide boost to the Higher Education, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, along with Himachal Pradesh Chief minister Anurag Singh Thakur and Minister of State for Education, Sanjay Dhotre has laid the foundation stone for the Indian Institute of Management, Sirmaur.
The foundation stone was laid at a 210 acre land in Dhaula Kuan, Himachal Pradesh in virtual mode. The camps will be constructed by CPWD with the tender cost of civil works of Rs. 285.66 Crores. Phase 1 of the project is expected to be conducted by June 2022.
IIM Lucknow has been operating IIM Sirmaur from August 2015 as the mentor institution with the commencement of the first batch of 20 students from its temporary campus at Paonta Sahib, Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh.
A permanent campus at Dhaulakuan has been conceived for an approximate student strength of 1170. The union government has also sanctioned an amount of Rs. 531.75 Crore out of the Rs. 392.51 Crore sanctioned for the construction work.
In the online foundation stone laying ceremony, the Education Minister added that the MBA students are future corporate leaders, wealth creators and the responsibility lies on the shoulders of the students to provide the right direction to business and industry to make Atma Nirbhar Bharat according to the vision of the Prime Minister.
The minister further assures the support of the Education Ministry to IIM Sirmaur in establishing its world-class infrastructure, while state education minister Dhotre added that over a period of fewer than five years, IIM Sirmaur has seen the intake of students from 20 to 300 which also points out to the hard work put in by the management, director and the board to steer academic activity in the required direction.