NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday laid the foundation of the new Sambalpur IIM campus in Odisha. Laying the foundation through video conferencing, he said, “Reforms in the fields of the farm sector to space research are paving the way for new start-ups.”
PM Modi also said innovation, integrity and inclusion had emerged as key mantras in the field of management. “The concept of management is changing with a change in the style of work. Focus is now on collaborative, innovative and transformative management,” PM Modi added.
Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik along with Union Ministers Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Dharmendra Pradhan and Pratap Chandra Sarangi were present on the occasion.
The ceremony was virtually attended by more than 5,000 invitees, including officials, industry leaders, academicians and students, alumni and faculty of IIM, Sambalpur.
IIM Sambalpur is the first IIM to implement the concept of a flipped classroom where the basic concepts are learnt in digital mode and experiential learning takes place in the class through live projects from the industry.
The institute also outscored all other IIMs in terms of the highest gender diversity with 49 per cent girl students in the MBA batch of 2019-21 and 43 per cent in the 2020-22 MBA batch.