BIMTECH advertises for 2012 admission to its Bhubaneswar campus

Following is the ad.

It seems, besides PGDM, BIMTECH Bhubaneswar will be offering programs such as PGD in Mass Communication & Journalism, PGD in Communication Design and PGD in Industrial Design; all subject to AICTE approval.

1 comment November 20th, 2011

Quotes from various stakeholders on the attractions and advantages of setting up higher education institutions in Bhubaneswar and Odisha: From a article

The following quotes are from an article in

… a push from the state government, cheap land prices, a pool of students from the neighbouring states of Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal and the North East as well as investments by large corporate houses are slowly changing the eastern state’s identity. After Hyderabad, it is Odisha which is steadily becoming the focal point for educational institutes to set up their campuses.

Ratnakar Rout, Joint Secretary, Department of Technical Education, Odisha. “We want to make Bhubaneshwar an educational hub,” he said. “The government wants institutes of international repute to start up so that students from the entire eastern belt can come here for education.” Rout added that many industrial houses, investors and institutes (including foreign universities) are also interested to start operating from Odisha. …

Dr Somayajulu Garimella, director of IMI Bhubaneshwar, says that it is primarily the Odisha government’s proactive stance towards investment in the state that is paving the way for this migration. “The government is acting like a catalyst and there is fantastic support from them in terms of clearances,” said Garimella.

… According to Dr Harivansh Chaturvedi, director BIMTECH, the saturation of b-schools in other states, low living costs and burgeoning middle class population of urban Odisha are some other reasons for b-schools to choose to come to the state.

The Odisha government has been cooperative in terms of allotting land at cheaper prices, say educational administrators. “The government is friendly and we were alloted 30 acres of land at the cost of Rs 8 lakhs per acre,” said Chaturvedi. This was in stark contrast to the price of land in neighbouring states such as Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, where, according to Chaturvedi, land prices can go upto Rs 2 crores for an acre. “We should not invest too much on physical infrastructure like land, as it is expensive,” added Chaturvedi.

… Harivansh Chaturvedi has answers for some of these doubts. “Our target is not just the local students, but the aim is to tap the pan-India market,” he said. “Also, in terms of competition we are looking at the future and within five years there is a possibility that the government might allow foreign universities to set foot in this part of the country.” BIMTECH and IMI are also not very worried about the initial years in terms of placements as their Delhi campuses will mentor the ones in Bhubaneshwar until they can stand on their own feet.

Sri Sri University, which does not enjoy the reputation that IMI or BIMTECH have as far as business education is concerned, has other ways of getting their graduates jobs. “The ‘Art of Living’ community boasts of one of the largest corporate following,” informed Malaya Malla, marketing manager of the university. “The university has received strong commitments from corporates for offering summer projects and final placements.”

3 comments October 3rd, 2011

Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar and Chandigarh+Mohali among the top destinations of additional campuses of existing top management schools

Following are excerpts from a report in

… The Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur has decided to set up its second campus in Hyderabad. An XLRI delegation had met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister in this regard. The government has agreed to allot 75 acre for the project near Jawahar Nagar, on the outskirts of the city and near the BITS Pilani campus.

The AP government had extended an invitation to the management institute to set up its campus in the state three years ago. The Chief Minister renewed the efforts by writing to XLRI. The XLRI governing board took the decision on September 4, 2010.

Nearly 1,00,000 students appear for the entrance examination of XLRI, which has just 240 seats to offer. With the proposed Hyderabad campus, the institute would augment the intake of students.

XLRI’s expansion in Hyderabad will be its first move toward expansion in India. Internationally, the institute already has a presence in Dubai and Singapore.

IMT Hyderabad, the new B-school under the IMT umbrella, is all set to commence its first academic session in June 2011. This is the third B-school of the IMT Group in the country. The other B-schools under the IMT Group of Institutions are IMT Ghaziabad, IMT Nagpur, and IMT Dubai.

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai is counted amongst the top B-schools of the country. NMIMS is now setting up its new campus in Hyderabad on a 90-acre plot at Jadcherla by 2013. The institute is expected to build the first of its campus structures covering over 50,000 sq ft with 14 classrooms, library, computer and communication labs by mid 2013. The full time management, engineering and pharmacy programmes of the institute will start from the campus in the academic year 2014-15.

NMIMS has already laid the foundation stone of its Chandigarh Campus on October 12, 2009. The planned infrastructure would be taking shape at Saranpur Institutional Area, near Chandigarh.

… Ms. Savita Mahajan, Chief Executive, ISB Mohali, informed that the work on the physical infrastructure of upcoming ISB Mohali is in progress. “The work on the new campus is in full force and we are expecting the campus to be ready by April 2012.”

Punjab Chief Minister, Sardar Parkash Singh Badal had laid the foundation stone for the new campus of the ISB in Mohali (Punjab) on August 11, 2010 marking the start of construction of the ISBs’ first campus outside Hyderabad.

The ISB campus at Mohali will house four institutes focusing on areas critical to India’s development, viz. Max India Institute of Healthcare Management, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, BML Munjal Hero Honda Institute of Manufacturing Excellence and Innovation, and Punj Lloyd Institute of Physical Infrastructure Management.

… Both IMI Kolkata & IMI Bhubaneswar campuses are ready. And if all goes well the IMI authorities expect to be in a position to run regular PGDM programme from July 2011 after formal approval from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), which is expected in May 2011.

Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH), a leading B-school under the management of the B K Birla Group, has started construction work for setting up its new campus at Bhubaneswar. The Foundation Stone Laying ceremony for the new campus was organized on 5 April, 2011 at the IDCO institutional site at Gothapatna Area where institutions like IIIT, IMI and Nalco R&D Centre are already established. The new campus will become operational by June 2012 and will cater to the manpower needs of entire eastern India.

It can be clearly seen that the B-schools of the country are having a renewed focus on the emerging cities of the country, which includes Bhubaneswar, Mohali, Chandigarh, Hyderabad etc.

April 12th, 2011

BIMTECH starts construction of its Bhubaneswar campus; plans to have programs in law, design and social sciences (besides management) and to become a university or autonomous institution

Following is from a report in

Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH), a leading B-school under the management of the B K Birla Group, has started construction work for setting up its new campus at Bhubaneswar. 

The Foundation Stone Laying ceremony for the new campus was organized on 5 April, 2011 at the IDCO institutional site at Gothapatna Area where institutions like IIIT, IMI and Nalco R&D Centre are already established.

The Foundation Stone for the 30 acre campus of BIMTECH was laid by Smt. Jayashree Mohta, Vice Chairperson of Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata and Director, Jay Shree Tea Ltd.
On this occasion, addressing the gathering and mediapersons, Smt. Mohta said, “The Bhubaneswar Campus of BIMTECH will provide post-graduate and doctoral education in management, design, social sciences and law. The new campus will become operational by June 2012 and will cater to the manpower needs of entire eastern India viz. Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Manipur, Tripura and Bihar”.
Addressing the audience, Dr H Chaturvedi, Director, BIMTECH Greater Noida said, “Our campus at Bhubaneswar will be one of the state-of-the-art campuses and it has been designed by Mr Hafeez Contractor, the renowned architect from Mumbai.  It will be our endeavour to make this campus an ideal destination for education and corporate training in management, design, technology and humanities.  We shall approach both the Union Government and the State Government for getting the status of either private university or autonomous institution for our Bhubaneswar unit”.

BIMTECH Greater Noida, the first B-school under the BK Birla Group, is counted amongst the top 10 B-schools of the country. 

If indeed BIMTECH wants to offer courses in design, social sciences, and law other than management, then the state government should give it more land and offer it to make a state university. 

I have a feeling that both IMI and BIMTECH in Bhubaneswar will be huge boon for us.

Along those lines I hope the Odisha government approaches a few other top private management institutions to establish their branches in Odisha, perhaps in some other locations. Some of the institutes that should be approached are:

April 6th, 2011

BIMTECH Bhubaneswar classes planned to start in 2012

This is mentioned in the document at Following is a plan drawing of their administrative block.

BIMTECH has been given 29.4 acres near IIIT Bhubaneswar.

December 12th, 2010

Bhubaneswar Odisha a favorite for second campuses of Business Schools

Businessworld has an article on various management schools that are opening second campuses across the country. Among the seven institutes that are mentioned regarding second campuses, Bhubaneswar figures with respect to 4 of them. The article also updates on the status of these campuses. Following are some excerpts:

International Management Institute (IMI) is also setting up a second campus in Bhubaneswar. The ostensible reason for a second campus is the shortage of infrastructure at the Delhi campus. “But the choice of location was based on the encouragement from the state government and our desire to bring high quality management education to this region,” says P.K. Bhaumik, director, IMI-Delhi.

Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB), has already been given land by the Orissa government for its second campus in Khurda (15 km from the main campus). “The government of Orissa had said they would build a compound wall to the Khurda campus and hand it over to us,” says P.T. Joseph, director, XIMB. The institute also plans to open two new campuses in Bolangir and Sambalpur in Orissa. However, the state government is yet to sign the Memorandum of Understanding for the other two plots.

Similarly, Birla Institute of Management Technology (Bimtech), has been granted 30 acres of land by the Orissa government to set up a new campus in Bhubaneswar. “So far, we have registered the new campus and are finalising the design. With two specialised programmes, Faculty of Management and Faculty of Design, the first session is expected to start in June 2012,” says Harivansh Chaturvedi, director of Bimtech.

Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI University), which has eight campuses all over the country, is now adding new campuses in Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Baddi (Himachal Pradesh), Guwahati, Indore and Bhubaneswar.  “This is not a new trend. For so long, the IIMs were at seven different locations and Xavier’s was at four different locations. Now, others are following,” says Koshy Verghese, secretary general, Federation of Universities, Hyderabad.

Does the above mean that BIMTech Bhubaneswar will have a program in Design.

3 comments June 21st, 2010

Top Business School clusters in India; Bhubaneswar among top 10

Using the ranking of business schools given in a Businessworld article and adding a few well-known business school that were not part of that ranking, following is a clustering of those schools with respect to the metropolitan areas of India.

Metropolitan areas Top ranked management schools
 Delhi, NOIDA, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, Faridabad      (25 schools)  MDI (8), IIFT (9), IMI (14), IMT (15), IIT D (17), BIMTECH (top 30), EMPI (42), NDIM (44), Fore (46), IMS (48), NILM (49), Amity (51), NIMT (53), Accurate (57), DSPSR (59), Jagannath (59), JK (64),  ITS (69), Skyline (71), Jagan (75), NSB-NILM (81), APIM (84), SMS (87), Shiva (87), IMR (101)
 Mumbai (14)  NIIE (5), NMIMS (7), Bajaj (10), IIT B(11), Jain (12), Somaiya (16),  Welingker (23), Sydenham (30), ITM (39), St Francis (58), Thakur (65), IMSR (86), SIES (90), NCRD (102)
 Kolkata (7)  IIM C (2), IISWBM (33), U Calcutta (61), Eastern (78), ISBM (92), CMS (104), Eastern (108)
 Bangalore (6)  IIM B (top 5), Acharya (20), IFIM (53), PES (62), IBMT (80), Dayanand (97)
 Ahmedabad (4)  IIM A (1), Mudra (25), Nirma (26), BK (79)
 Hyderabad (7)  ISB (top), Icfai (top 20), IPE (55), Siva (66), Vignana (85), Dhruva (91), Aurora (100)
 Bhubaneswar (5)  XIMB (13), RCM (30), KIIT (77) , Srusti (99), Biju P (106)
 Chennai (4)  Great Lakes (18), Loyola (19), IIFMR (38), MOP (110)
 Pune (8)  Symbiosis (24), Suryadatt (49), Balaji (56), Vaikunth (62), Balaji (73), ISBM (76), MIT (103), Balaji (108)
Kozhikode  IIM K (4)
 Jamshedpur  XLRI (3)
 Indore  IIM I (6), Prestige (52), IBMR (66)
 Lucknow  IIM L (top 10), Jaipuria (68),
 Manipal  Pai (21)
 Coimbatore  PSG (22)
 Bhopal  IIFM (27)
 Varanasi  BHU (28)
 Kharagpur  IIT KGP (29)
 Goa Goa Inst of M (32)
Nagpur IMT (34)
Jaipur NIAM (34), IRM (96)
Trichy Bharatidarshan (36), NIT (37)
Chandigarh ISB-branch (new; would be top 10), Gian Jyoti (40)
Cochin Sc of Comm and Mgmt (40)
Jalandhar Lovely (42)
Meerut Master (44)
Ludhiana Punjab C (70)
Pondichery SMS (71)
Neral, Maharashtra AICAR (74)
Thiruvanthapuram Kerala U (81)
Jagadhri, Haryana Maharaja (83)
Salem Sona (89)
Mathura HIMCS (92)
Allahabad United (94)
Baroda MS Patel (95)
Visakhapatnam Integral (98)
Dehradun IMS (105)
Ujjain Mahakal (107)
Ranchi ISM (111)

Based on the above clusters following are some remarks.

  • The New Delhi metropolitan area has the maximum number of top business schools (25) followed by Mumbai (14). The population of these two areas explain why that is the case.
  • The next tire is: Hyderabad (7), Pune (8), Kolkata (7) and Bangalore (6).
  • Closely following them are: Bhubaneswar (5), Ahmedabad (4) and Chennai (4)

With regards to Bhubaneswar, besides the above ranked schools there are some other good schools that are in existence and some more are coming up. The one that exists are: HDF and IITTM; the ones that are coming up soon are: campus of IMI and campus of BIMTech; the ones that will come up further down the line are: Business schools of Sri Sri University and Vedanta University. One thing to note is that all the top ranked business schools in Bhubaneswar are private ones.

June 20th, 2010

BIMTECH campus in Bhubaneswar to start from 2012

BIMTECH’s home page is at In that page they have a link BIMTECH New Campus/ Bhubaneswar Orissa in the "What’s new" part. Following is the content of that document.

BIMTECH is soon going to Bhubaneshwar, the capital of Orissa, which today, is on a fast track o f development because of the proactive developmental policies of the Orissa Government under the leadership of Mr. Navin Patnaik. We have approached the state government for setting up a campus of our institute at Bhubaneshwar. Mr. B K Das, Advisor to the institute, contacted various government agencies in the months of September and October 2009. A formal proposal indicating our long term plans for setting up a state-of-the-art management institute/private university was submitted to the government. We are delighted that the Orissa Government has taken a quick decision and alloted 29.4 acres land located in a prime institutional area called Gothapatna. It is not far away from the city and the airport. The famous caves of Udaigiri and Khandgiri are in the neighbourhood of this location. Gothapatna has already been developed by the Infrastructure Development Corporation of Orissa (IDCO). Three other renowned institutions- Navratna National Aluminium Company (NALCO), India Institute of Information Technology( IIIT) and International Management Institute (IMI, Delhi) have been alloted plots in the neighbourhood. Syt. B K Birla and Dr. (Smt.) Sarala Birla, Founders and Patrons of our institute have taken keen interest in this project. Not only have they granted their permission for this project, but also wished that the campus, with all amenities and facilities, should be ready by June 2012. Dr. H Chaturvedi, Director, BIMTECH alog with Mr B.K.DAS visited Bhubaneshwar on December 5-6, 2009 and met senior officials of the Orissa Government. Dr. Chaturvedi also visited campuses of some reputed educational institutions and spoke to eminent educationists of Orissa. There has been an enthusiastic response to our plans of starting the campus from June 2012.

April 16th, 2010

Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) plans a campus in Bhubaneswar

Thanks to Kanhu Roul for the pointer. The following is an excerpt from

The Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) held its 21st Annual Convocation on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at the Greater Noida campus of the MBA institute. The Chief Guest was the former President of India, Bharat Ratna Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam.

The Convocation ceremony started with the welcome address by Jayashree Mohta, Chairperson, Board of Governors, BIMTECH.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Harivansh Chaturvedi, Director, BIMTECH, informed that the institute is planning to open new campuses in Bhubaneswar, Orissa and Sonepat, Haryana.

Said Dr Chaturvedi, “I am glad to report that we have been invited by two state governments, Haryana and Orissa to open campuses in their states. BIMTECH has been recently allotted 29 acres of land at Bhubaneswar, Orissa and 7.5 acres at Sonepat, Haryana.” …

BIMTECH is decently ranked among private management institutes. I think this is different from the BITS Pilani group which planned to establish an IIM type institute and both Orissa government and AP government had pursued it. Orissa was also pursuing a BITS Pilani campus. I don’t know what happened to that. Two years back when we and the CM contacted Sir KK Birla about it we received individual responses which suggested that we wait till BITS-Pilani Hyderabad is operational. Now that BITS-Pilani Hyderabad is operational, I think it is time to broach the topic again with the right people. (Sir Birla has since then gone to the heavenly abode and since then Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla is in charge of BITS Pilani.)

24 comments November 10th, 2009


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