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IIM-Rohtak opens its doors
Bijendra Ahlawat/TNS

Rohtak, June 30
The youngest Indian Institute of Management was formally ‘inaugurated’ here today but without a regular director, regular faculty or a building of its own. The faculty of IIM, Lucknow, it was informed, would engage classes till Rohtak IIM gets its own faculty. The process could take a year though a permanent director is expected to be appointed within a month or so.

The business school will function out of the Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) campus here till its own building comes up in the next two years. The host university has also arranged for temporary residence of the temporary faculty members.

All 50 seats offered by the institute have been filled by 47 boys and 3 girls. They were all present today to attend the first day of their two-year postgraduate programme. While the students hail from different parts of the country, the three girl students are from Delhi, Punjab and a South Indian state respectively.

The admission was held on the basis of the Combined Admission Test (CAT) and interviews held at IIM, Lucknow. Three classes were held on the first day today. Professor M Akbar delivered a lecture on strategic management while Professor NK Gupta took a class on quantitative analysis.

The business school was formally launched by Ravi Kant, Vice-Chairman of Tata Motors Limited and Chairperson of the Board of Governors, IIM, Rohtak.

He exhorted the students to strive hard to inculcate skills of a leader, an entrepreneur and a manager. He said, “ there is a lot of uncertainty, unpredictability and complexity in the world; a competent management professional must master these challenges along with technological breakthroughs.”

However, Kant maintained that the students must not forsake ethical and moral values in the pursuit of money, fame or profit. He advocated intellectual and financial honesty and integrity in professional as well as personal life.

n Two-year PG programme starts with 50 students

n IIM-L faculty to run it for now

n One year to appoint faculty

n Director expected in a month

n Two years for the building





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