New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to lay the foundation stone of the permanent campus of Indian Institute of Management(IIM) Sambalpur, Odisha on Saturday at 11 AM through video conferencing.
The ceremony will be virtually attended by over 5,000 invitees including officials, industry leaders, academicians and students, alumni, and faculty of IIM Sambalpur, as per the PMO press release.
IIM Sambalpur is the first IIM to implement the idea of flipped classrooms where the basic concepts are learned 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 percent of girl students in the MBA (2019-21) batch and 43 percent in the MBA (2020-22) batch.
The Odisha government has provided 200 acres of land for the construction of the proposed campus. The Ministry of Education has extended administrative support and granted financial aid of over 400 crore rupees for the project.
The proposed campus of IIM Sambalpur will be equipped with State-of-the-art infrastructure with energy-efficient green features as per GRIHA standards. It will be a green campus with maximum usage of renewable energy. The project is scheduled to be completed by April 2022.
Earlier on Friday, the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of AIIMS Rajkot through a video conference. Union Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Governor Gujarat Acharaya Devvrat, Chief Minister Gujarat, Shri Vijay Rupani were present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister remembered the efforts of the millions of doctors, health workers, scavengers, and other frontline corona warriors who have constantly put their lives at stake to protect humanity. He lauded the efforts of the scientists and all those who provided food to the poor in this difficult period with full dedication.