Nagpur: The Indian Institute of Management, Nagpur (IIM-N), which was approved by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in mid-April, has got a whopping 1,857 applications for the first batch of 60 seats.
The tremendous response is despite the fact the institute is just two months old, doesn’t have its own campus and will be a sub-centre of the prestigious IIM-Ahmedabad, which will mentor and run it for the first three years.
Lt Col (Retd) Makarand Alur has been appointed Project Administrator for IIM-N. Alur, who worked at IIM-A, hails from Nagpur, said sources. The institute would be housed in the VNIT campus till its permanent campus at Mouza Dahegaon in the non-SEZ area in MIHAN (Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur) gets ready.
IIM-N is the only IIM out of the proposed six new IIMs that has not only launched its website, but has also placed the admission offer list for the maiden PGP batch 2015-17.