Noida: Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIML) on Wednesday opened a campus here on the outskirts of the national Capital that will focus on updating the skills and knowledge of working professionals.

The campus, spread over 20 acres and built at a cost of Rs 60 crore, would cater to working professionals in Delhi and nearby areas, IIML Chairman Hari Shankar Singhania told reporters after inaugurating the Noida branch.

IIML, he said, is the first IIM to start a second campus.

``In keeping with its vision of becoming a global, socially conscious and integrated centre of learning, contributing towards management development both in India and abroad, IIML Noida campus will be the centre of management excellence and march ahead with global tie-ups and world class programmes,'' he said. PTI