Shillong: Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Shillong, the country’s youngest B-school and the only IIM in the Northeast is celebrating its 14 years of academic excellence, recognizing the outstanding contributions of its staff and students.
The foundation stone for the institute was laid on December 1, 2007, and the post-graduate programme was formally inaugurated on July 4, 2008, with 63 students enrolled for its flagship PGP Program. This year, 309 students could make it into the PGP program which is the highest of all time.
“Today IIM Shillong is backed up by a strong base of 2500 plus alumni working in reputed business organizations. IIM Shillong with the vision to become an internationally recognized management Institute with a global outlook grounded in Indian values has also created a benchmark for other management institutions in the country by allowing to meet peers from diverse fields, passions, and aspirations to connect, inspire and build on each other’s strengths,” an official statement said.
“Having been privileged, in associating with Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the institute shall continue to work on his ideology and his teachings. IIM Shillong is privileged to host Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Policy Research and Analysis which is envisioned as a proactive embodiment of the philosophy of Late Dr. Kalam, of leveraging knowledge, technology, and humanism in achieving sustainable development while also ensuring the goals of just and equitable social order,” the statement underscored.
“During these 14 years, students of IIM Shillong could bring laurels to the institute through achievements in major corporate competitions,” the statement added.
Director, IIM Shillong, DP Goyal says, “The Institute’s growth over the years has been aided by a distinctive component known as its commitment to the institution as well as its members’ faith in one another and their ability to work well together. It’s true what they say — wherever you go in life, it doesn’t really matter, what matters most is who you are with. We are a family at IIM Shillong and we are all here”.
The students at IIM Shillong get high-quality training, a challenging course curriculum, exposure opportunities, and summer internships that equip them with the knowledge and confidence to handle the demands of the corporate world.