IIM Nagpur to setup campus in Singapore by next 2 years
IIM Nagpur has already started its second campus in Pune and the same will start functioning from September. The premier institution would also be starting another campus at Hyderabad next year.
The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) is planning to set up its offshore campus in Singapore in the next two years. According to the reports, IIM Nagpur has already started its second campus in Pune and the same will start functioning from September. The premier institution would also be starting another campus in Hyderabad next year. Talking about the institute’s plan to expand overseas, IIM-N’s newly appointed director Bhimaraya Metri told TOI, “We aim to be in the top ten IIMs in the next few years. Already we are among the top-performing institutions from our batch of IIMs. We’ve doubled our capacity to 240 from the last academic session (2020-21) from 120.”
Explaining the offshore plans of the institute, the director informed that one of IIM-N directors Puneet Pushkarna, who is an alumnus of Laxminarayan Institute of Technology (LIT) here, was settled in Singapore. It was Puneet’s efforts that eventually gave the institute an idea to start a campus there. “Earlier, other IIMs had opened their branches abroad, but those couldn’t sustain. But we are confident that we will be successful,” he said.
It is expected that a big international conference would be organized by the B-school from December 27 to 30 where who’s who of management are expected to participate. “It would be conducted under the aegis of the ‘International Society for Data Sciences and Innovation (ISDSI). It would be the first of its kind conference in the city, where the students would get a rare chance to interact with global management gurus. We’re targeting around 1,000 registrations,” Metri said.
According to the report, IIM Nagpur would shift to the new building in Mihan in phases by first shifting the second year batch. The complex would have 13 classrooms, of which six would be completely digital ones, where the faculty from abroad can deliver live lectures. The rooms would also be open for students to interact with them. “Except minor works, our building is almost ready. You will feel the difference once you enter the academic block. Our digital classrooms would be enabled with artificial intelligence and IT systems,” Metri told.