IIM Amritsar groundbreaking ceremony held
Gurpreet Kaur/ royalpatiala.in/ Amritsar
The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Amritsar, groundbreaking ceremony was done by Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal at the campus of the Indian Institute of Management in Amritsar’s Manawalla.
The institute, which was established in 2015, is presently operating from Government Polytechnic College near the Guru Nanak Dev University campus. The IIM campus would come up on 60,000 sq metres and have state-of-the-art facilities in the library, academic block and hostels, said Pokhriyal.
Pokhriyal said “the campus will come up at Manawala on the Amritsar-Jalandhar GT Road. It is primed to be an eco-friendly, green campus focused on providing an amazing learning experience to the students.” He further said that for the first stage of the construction, Rs 350 crore had been sanctioned and Rs 250 crore more would be allotted for it.
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) which is a partner of BJP in the centre has urged the minister to dedicate the IIM Amritsar to Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev on his 550th birth anniversary, as it would be a befitting tribute on the occasion of the 550th Parkash Purb.
Ironically, the same ceremony was reportedly performed by former minister Anil Joshi in May 2017.
About the Institute
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Amritsar is the 15th IIM set up by the Ministry of Human Resources Development with the support of the Government of Punjab. After the registration of IIM Amritsar Society on July 27, 2015, the first batch for the class of 2015-17 was enrolled in August 2015. Later, on October 14, 2015, IIM Amritsar Board of Governance & Society was constituted. In June 2016, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley laid down the foundation stone for IIM Amritsar Campus. Currently, IIM Amritsar is run under the mentorship of IIM Kozhikode, the 5th oldest IIM and one of the premier management institutes in the country.