Published On : Tue, May 5th, 2015

Classes for first batch of 60 students of IIM Nagpur to begin at VNIT in July 2015

For the first 3 years, IIM Nagpur will operate from the campus of Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) Nagpur and will then move to its permanent campus at MIHAN in Nagpur.

Nagpur: The first batch of 60 students at IIM Nagpur will now get all the teaching and learning from faculty of IIM Ahmedabad for few years commencing academic session 2015 16. The classes will be conducted at VNIT Campus initially for the first three years. The IIMN will then move to its permanent campus at MIHAN in Nagpur.

Director of IIM Ahmedabad Dr Ashish Nanda in consultation with all stake holders has devised the plans to provide complete mentorship to IIM Nagpur. The first batch of 60 students at IIM Nagpur will now get all the teaching and learning from faculty of IIM Ahmedabad for few years commencing academic session 2015-16.

It is going to be great benefit for the students of first few batches at IIM-N as they will be taught and mentored by the faculty of India’s top ranked B school, IIM Ahmedabad. Now the students of IIM Nagpur do not need to repent on having not received call from IIM Ahmedabad. First academic session of IIM Nagpur is proposed to begin in July 2015.


IIM Ahmedabad has appointed Lt Col (Retd) Makarand Alur as ‘project administrator’ for IIM Nagpur. IIM Ahmedabad is also going to launch a full-fledged website for IIM Nagpur shortly with all the relevant details. Appointing the nodal officer to set-up and begin operations of IIM Nagpur with effect from academic session 2015-16 in the VNIT campus by IIM Ahmedabad is a clear indication that the mentor IIMA has completed its homework and is ready to start the academic session at IIM Nagpur without any delay.

IIM Ahmedabad to bear all expenses:
IIM Ahmedabad, the mentor IIM for IIM Nagpur, will bear expenses on establishing and beginning the academic session of IIM Nagpur. According to MHRD “The proposed cost of first three years of operationalisation should be forwarded to MHRD along with the name of nodal professor to facilitate mentoring role in setting up a registered society for the new institution.”

VNIT to accommodate IIMN for 3 years:
For the first 3 years IIM Nagpur will operate from the campus of Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) Nagpur and will then move to its permanent campus at MIHAN in Nagpur. MHRD in consultation with Maharashtra State Government as well as mentor IIM Ahmedabad proposes to complete the construction of permanent campus of IIM Nagpur within 3 years. The funds to IIM Nagpur will be allotted afterwards by MHRD and out of the said funds expenses incurred by IIM Ahmedabad on establishing IIM Nagpur will be adjusted.

IIMN 1st among 6 proposed IIMs:
With the mentoring by IIM Ahmedabad it is expected that IIM Nagpur would become one of the top rated B schools in the country. Candidates who have scored 90 to 95 percentile in CAT 2014 and have appeared in the admission process for proposed new IIMs can find the admission opportunity in IIM Nagpur for the academic session commencing 2015.

IIMN students to benefit by IIMA teaching:
With IIM Ahmedabad at the helm of affairs students seeking admission opportunity in IIM Nagpur can be assured of a very good learning experience. IIM Ahmedabad has already clarified that for the first few years its faculty will teach at IIM Nagpur.

The pedagogy, case study pattern, project work and all other ingredients of academics for which IIM Ahmedabad is known, will impart a better learning environment at IIM Nagpur. Students, despite studying at IIM Nagpur may expect to be groomed on the study pattern of IIM Ahmedabad.

VNIT would allow IIM Nagpur students to utilize VNIT facilities like library, laboratories and canteen. 2 blocks of VNIT would be used as IIM Nagpur campus. One will be for residential purposes meant for faculty, students and non-teaching staff and the other would accommodate classrooms and labs. In fact for the few years IIM-Nagpur would remain as sub-centre of IIM Ahmedabad till its permanent campus at MIHAN is ready.
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