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IIM-K gets into mentoring mode

IIM- Kozhikode has put together all its resources to organise essential requirements to begin the mentoring programme. Here a view of the library at IIM-K.  

ndian Institute of Management -Amritsar is all set to commence the first batch of Post-Graduate Programme (PGP) in Management from August 6.

The institute got the final go ahead from the Union Ministry of Human Resources Development to start the activities from this year after the site for the permanent campus was finalised by the site selection committee last month. The mentor institute, IIM- Kozhikode put together all its experience and human resources to organise essential requirements to begin the programme in a month’s time, according to a press release here on Friday .

A few buildings at the Punjab Institute of Technology at the Government Polytechnic Compound were refurbished on a war-footing to meet the pedagogical requirements of the highly rigorous programme in the country.

“Despite the fact that we are working on an extremely tight deadline, it would be our attempt to provide the best learning experience to the students of the PGP at IIM Amritsar”, said Prof. Anjan Kumar Swain, Professor at IIM- Kozhikode and nodal professor for IIM-Amritsar.

He further added, “As the programme would run from the temporary facilities at Punjab Institute of Technology till the new campus infrastructure is established on 60 acres of land near Manawala, there would be some challenges that students and faculty have to face, which is understood when a programme runs from temporary facilities in the initial years.”

When it comes to learning and curriculum, however, the IIM-Kozhikode faculty has agreed to take the additional responsibility of teaching the group of students at Amritsar. “We have been receiving great support from IIM-Kozhikode faculty and academic groups who are identifying faculty resource for this new Institute. IIM-Kozhikode will strive to lay a strong foundation of an Institute that would make them proud in the years to come.” Prof. Kulbhushan Balooni, Director, IIM Kozhikode and Mentor Director, IIM Amritsar said.

Prof. Balooni, also acknowledged the support of Punjab government and local authorities in Amritsar, and appreciated the great efforts of key officials at the district collectorate, PWD department and other civic bodies, Punjab Institute of Technology in making this possible in short time.

IIM-Amritsar Society got registered with 9 member governing body on July 27. Admission process to the PG programme has been completed and about 65 students are expected to register at IIM-Amritsar on August 5.



attempt would be made to provide the best learning experience to the students of the PGP at IIM Amritsar



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