Indian Institute of Management - Tiruchirapalli (IIM-T) has decided to conduct its first convocation ceremony on March 30, 2013.

Two years back, after the then Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal laid the foundation stone at the site identified for permanent campus along the Tiruchi-Pudukottai National Highway, the IIM-T started functioning temporarily from the premises of the National Institute of Technology - Tiruchi.

The first batch students have now completed their degrees in the NIT-T campus. Yet, the 83 students will still carry with them an attachment to the permanent campus. The IIM-T has proposed to conduct the maiden convocation there.

According to official sources, a temporary convocation hall will be created with air-conditioning and other attractive features at the permanent campus adjacent to Bharathidasan University for the ceremony. The campus is now fenced and the IIM-T has proceeded with the plan for construction of buildings for academic blocks and residential quarters by approving architectural design.

The IIM-T, depicts a three-dimensional walkthrough video spanning over three minutes detailing the aesthetic plan for the new campus. The first batch students enrolled into two-year full-time Postgraduate Programme in 2011-12 are currently undergoing placement.

Last year, the IIM-T achieved the distinction of being the first among newly started ones in the country to succeed in placing students in international companies. In all, 40 companies, including FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) majors, recruited the students for internships in various domains. The Institute was also the first among the new ones to start Fellow Programme in Management.

Last year, the IIM-T launched Postgraduate Programme in Business Management (PGPBM) at its Chennai Centre to groom working executives who aspire to move into senior leadership roles. IIM-T director Prafulla Agnihotri is hopeful of the Institute getting ranked among the first five business schools in the country within the next five years.