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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Shillong

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Shillong

Government of India has recently setup the Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management in the state of Meghalaya. The Rajiv Gandhi India Institute of Management, Shillong is the youngest and the seventh branch of the Indian Institute of Management which is a chain of the best management institute all over India. He institute is named after the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

The foundation stone of RGIIM Shillong was laid down by Shri Arjun Singh who is the HRD Minister on December 1, 2007. The institute was inaugurated by The Chief Minister of Meghalaya Dr Donkupura Roy on July 4, 2008.

 IIM Shillong has been setup with the main objective of growth and mobilization of research and management education in the North Easter area of India. The Union of Human Resource Management and the chief minister of the North eastern states altogether came to the decision of setting up IIM Shillong during a review meeting held in June 2004.

Prof. Ashoke K Dutta, alumnus of IIM Calcutta is the director of IIM Shillohe has a work experience of more than 30 years working with Public Sector Enterprises, Multinational Corporations and Indian Business Houses. He is an experience holder of working with various industries like Pharmaceuticals, Fast moving consumer products media and education.

IIM Shillong has a unique curriculum with a mixture of compulsory as well as elective courses along with supplementary courses on industrial specialization. The institute focuses on the keeping up with the academics with the purpose of developing new business models. The IIM has a special place of its own in academics as it provides students with the environmental and social perspective of management.

Currently IIM shillong only offers 2 year Post Graduate Program in Management (PGP) but in future will offer many courses like Fellow Program in Management (FPM). In addition to the courses offered IIM Shillong offers Research and consultancy, Development Programs. The institute also has an Accelerated Learning Center conducting short term certificate courses.

Admissions in IIM Shillong are on the basis of CAT examinations conducted in November every year. Like other IIM institutions there are no reservations for students of Meghalaya or North eastern India.

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