Visakhapatnam

IIM Vizag to start functioning from September 14

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Visakhapatnam is all set to start operations from September 14, Andhra Pradesh human resource development minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao said here on Monday.

The premier institute will operate out of the Andhra Bank School of Business on the Andhra University campus till its own premises come up at Gambheeram. Work is in full swing at the Andhra Bank building. The interiors have been redesigned to suit IIM-Bangalore norms, which is the mentor institute for the Visakhapatnam campus.

It is learnt that the ground floor will have at least two classrooms, a library, a computer room, rooms for faculty and a fully-connected and equipped seminar hall. The first floor will contain pantry and restrooms.

The classrooms and the seminar hall are being designed as per a ‘semi-circle gallery’ model, and will be fitted with the latest teaching aids. The classrooms are being designed to accommodate 70 students.

The remodelling work is likely to be completed by this month end and final touches such as internet and other connectivities will be completed by the first week of September.

The Andhra Bank School of Business has a floor space of about 20,000 sft. The full-fledged building of IIM will come up on a swanky 300-acre site, allotted by the state government at Gambheeram, 30 km from the heart of the city.

IIM-Visakhapatnam, will begin with the mentor institute’s flagship two-year programme PGP (post-graduate programme) in management. The Andhra University campus is wi-fi enabled and if IIM needs an extra line, it can be provided, AU Vice-Chancellor G.S.N. Raju told The Hindu.

As all IIM programmes are residential programmes, the V-C said that the university has agreed to provide some accommodation to the girl students, but it is learnt that they are looking at facilities outside the campus.

“IIM has standards even for their hostels and according to a recent communication they appear to be negotiating with some outside providers,” Prof. Raju said.

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