Modi to lay foundation stone for IIM Sambalpur permanent campus


Sambalpur: After achieving a string of accomplishments in 2020, IIM Sambalpur, one of the most promising and dynamic management institutions among the new generation IIMs of the country, is all set to take another giant leap with the advent of the New Year 2021.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be laying the foundation stone of the permanent campus of IIM Sambalpur virtually on the 2nd of January 2021.

The ceremony will also be graced by Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Petroleum & Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State for Education Sanjay Dhotre, Minister of State for MSME Pratap Chandra Sarangi and others.

Speaking on the impending ceremony, Prof Mahadeo Jaiswal, Director, IIM Sambalpur, stated, “We are privileged to have Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi and all other august guests who will be amidst us on this landmark day.With our core values of Inclusion, Innovation and Integrity, in ourjourney of 5 years, IIM Sambalpur has been able to achieve a lot of success. In line with the vision of the New Education Policy, IIM Sambalpur has embraced an innovative shift in its teaching learning pedagogy from teacher centric to learner centric.”

“IIM Sambalpur is the first IIM to implement idea of flipped classroom, a learning environment where the basic concepts are learnt in digital mode and in the class the experiential leaning happens through live project from the industry.As a part of realizing the vision of National Education Policy, inclusiveness has been adapted by IIM Sambalpur as its core vision. Inclusiveness, both in terms of gender inclusivity and outreach to our weavers and farmers,” said Jaiswal.

The Institute outscored all other IIM in terms of highest gender diversity in MBA (2019-21) batch with 49% girls’ students and 43% girls in MBA (2020-22).

IIM Sambalpur has received generous support from Govt. of Odisha in the form of 200 acres of land being provided by them for the construction of proposed campus.

The Ministry of Education has extended continued administrative support and financial grant to the tune of Rs. 401.97 crores for the realization of this project.

The project is time bound to be completed by April 2022. The proposed campus will be a fully equipped state-of-art structure with energy efficient green features as per GRIHA standards.

IIM Sambalpur permanent campus will have a green campus with maximum usage of renewable energy. The heritage and art of Odisha will also reflect in the building design.