Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Sambalpur, Jul 8:
IIM Indore (IIMI), the mentor institute for IIM Sambalpur ((IIMS) in Odisha, has announced that enrolment for the two-year post-graduate programme in management (PGP) would begin from July and the first academic session of the latter would commence from August this year.
“The mentor institute has already expedited the admission procedure. The admissions would begin from July and classes would begin from August. As part of this, a dedicated website would be launched in the coming days,” www.mbauniverse.com, an MBA portal said.
The government had decided to allot 140 seats each to the six newly set up IIMs, including Sambalpur. However, it would be difficult for the temporary campus to provide adequate facilities to the students, including hostel facilities.
“Earlier, the decision was to have an intake of 60 students for the first batch in each of the proposed 6 new IIMs including IIM Odisha now renamed IIM Sambalpur. Now the decision has been taken in the Cabinet meeting on June 24, 2015 to have an intake of 140 students in each of these proposed 6 new IIMs. But it may not be possible for these new IIMs to accommodate such a large number of students in their temporary campuses as apart from class rooms, hostel accommodation for the students would also be required. Accordingly it is proposed that IIM Sambalpur may begin its first batch with 70-80 students,” the website said.
On the other hand, the permanent campus of the IIMS would take at least three years to be ready to start operations. In the meantime, the authorities would appoint academic and non-academic staff for the management institute.
IIMI would mentor all activities at IIMS until it moves into its permanent campus or is able to handle its activities entirely on its own. Since recruiting full-time faculty would take time, teachers from IIMI will be delivering lectures at Sambalpur during the mentorship period and till IIMS gets it own faculty members. Besides, some visiting faculty selected by IIMI will also be engaged, the website said.