… 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.”
… 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 MBAUniverse.com 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.
The Admissions Committee for IMI Kolkata & Bhubaneswar has decided to give a higher emphasis on the academic performance during College and consistency in academic performance. For this reason the college cut-off (as an eligibility criterion) has been kept at 55%.
We would strongly urge you to apply. There is no application fee and the application can be done online. Once you go through the selections process, meet our team, etc. you will be in a position to take a more informed decision.
We have not decided on the CAT cutt-offs for calling applicants for interviews. If you are meeting the academic eligibility criterion (55% in graduation+60% in 12th and 10th standard) you should consider applying to the two programmes.
FAQ-9. Is it a residential programme?
A hostel with 250 well-furnished, residential rooms for students (including a separate facility for women) is available within the campus. A stay in the hostel is not compulsory. However students are encouraged to stay in the hostel in the second year of the programme to take advantage of out-side the class room learning through participation in group work and other extra-curricular activities.
FAQ-21. What will be the cost of living in hostel?
Hostel rent will be Rs. 60,000 per annum. Mess charge will be based on actual cost of providing food to students. Indicative mess charge is Rs. 2,000 per month
We are following a rolling admissions process. The following are the important dates:
Last dates of Application:
Batch 1: 10th April
Batch 2: 25th April
Batch 3: 11th May
Batch 1: 25th April – 27th April
Batch 2: 9th May – 11th May
Batch 3: 23rd May – 25th May
The interviews will be held in more that two locations.
We will be starting with a batch size of 120 for IMI K and 60 for IMI B.
can u giv us an idea about yhe expected cat cutoffs?i m asking dat bcoz mt acads r pretty decent but my cat score is on the lesser side.
wid dis low cat score will i get a call?????????????
You do have good academic scores. You should be applying to both the campuses.
Thank you for your interest in IMI K & B. Both the campuses are awaiting the final AICTE approval.
Good news is in store for B-school aspirants from Eastern India. With two new International Management Institute (IMI) campuses ready for admissions in Bhubaneswar, Orissa and Kolkata, West Bengal— students from the Eastern region will be able to receive international-quality management education – virtually at their door steps and will not have to travel to other parts of the country in search of quality education. All this is in keeping with IMI’s aspiration to scale new heights as one of the top-notch business school in the Asia-Pacific region.
… As the new feathers in IMI’s cap – IMI Bhubaneswar and IMI Kolkata will be offering best international-standard management education. Both the institutes would be offering PGDM programs based on Industry-oriented curriculum. The overall aim is to groom students for immediate employability as well as develop cutting-edge course curriculum and specialized research programmes and other activities of the Institute in collaboration with Industry partners. Both the institutions would like to be known as international-level centres of excellence in learning – focusing on teaching and research in the field of management in sync with the fast changing interconnected world.
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. Meanwhile applications have started pouring in from prospective candidates.
… IMI Bhubaneswar, located in one of the fastest growing metropolis of Eastern India, with its 16 acre Campus, promises to write its own saga of excellence. It has by far the largest campus in the IMI family. The IMI Kolkata campus has an area of 3 acres. The IMI Delhi campus also has an area of 3 acres.
Both the campuses have world-class facilities that stimulate interactive learning with separate academic and residential blocks. The academic block features lecture theatres, faculty offices, administrative offices, meeting rooms and auditoriums that can house up to 300 students. The residential blocks are equipped with wi-fi and can accommodate about 400 students in the campus.
Both IMI-B and IMI-K have completed recruitment of the first batch of faculty members.
Once selected, finances should not be a problem for the IMI students as tie-ups for bank loans will be available.
Each of the new IMIs will have independent directors with the board of governors having a number of common members including the Chairman, Mr. Sanjiv Goenka. In terms of governance, these schools will be independent b-schools.
Nestled in Qutab Institutional Area, International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi was established in 1981 in collaboration with IMI Geneva (now IMD, Lausanne). IMI is India’s first corporate sponsored Business School with sponsorship from corporate houses like RPG Enterprises, Nestle, ITC, SAIL, Tata Chemicals, BOC and Williamson Magor etc. Over a period of time in the last 28 years the Institute has acquired a truly global status. The Institute received UNDP assistance for promoting internationally oriented management education. Besides this it has also various other international linkages with bodies like World Bank, UNDP, ILO, UNCTAD, Asian Productivity Organization etc. To provide a global perspective to the students, the Institute’s flagship two year Post Graduate Programme in Management has a student exchange programme with various European Schools such as ESC Rennes, France, MIP School of Management France, Graz University Austria, IESEG School of Management and IDRAC Lyon, France etc.
… IMI follows international standard curricula in its programs, which has been enriched by its academic collaborations with International Institute for Management Development (IIMD), Lausane (erstwhile International Management Institute, Geneva); Faculty of Management, McGill University, Montreal, and Manchester Business School, U.K, which prepares participants to successfully manage and lead in an increasingly global business environment. IMI’s educational programs have been recognized by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India.
… IMI is registered under section 12A(a) as a trust under the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961. The income of the Institute is exempted under section 80G and 10(22) and for research under section 35(I) (iii) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 as an Institution solely for educational purposes.
In keeping with the ideology, IMI Bhubaneswar has applied for AICTE approval to start Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) – A two year full-time programme approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and has been recognized by the Association of India Universities (AIU) as equivalent to MBA
In addition, the institute offers a full range of custom-made in-company programs, and Management Development Programs (MDPs), all geared to enrich creativity and ability to manage in a dynamic global environment.
The Management programs are being designed to enable a selective number of young professionals who have been judged to have high potential, to reach responsible positions in industry. The programs at IMI foster integrative capabilities with cross-functional program modules that synthesize a number of specialized disciplines into unified learning experience.
Recruitment drive is on to secure a highly committed team of internationally qualified and experienced faculty for IMI Bhubneswar Campus.
When asked to design the IMI campus at Bhubaneswar, Orissa, we decided at first to learn the ‘City of Temples’, to let it speak to us. And….. it spoke like never before!
The temples with their rich architecture, atypical to any other in India, and sanctity had us overwhelmed.
The primitive rock cut cave architecture took us back in time.
The sculptural motifs left us breathless with their majesty, beauty and attention to detail.
The gardens, statues and fountains beckoned to us invitingly.
We took solace from the heat under extended roofs and traditional courtyards.
We found an architecture which had risen from the native soil – sacred and pure.
We found one of those rare places where tradition matches its steps with modernity, where culture and technology flourish together, where the glorious past is preserved and an illustrious future is in the making.
We finally understood what the city was trying to tell us.
The challenge lay in fusing the rich heritage and traditional elements in a modern setting.
And then we created – for the city and for the purpose.
For the purpose
The site is located in an extreme tropical climate on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, about 14 kms from the city centre. The campus is to be built in three phases. The planning is done such that phase II & III construction, will not interfere with the daily happenings of the institute or residential facilities.
The site was broadly zoned according to site constraints and function, allowing for easy vehicular movement and short distance pedestrian movement. The academic block is placed between the student hostels and faculty residences acting as a buffer between them as well as making it easily accessible to both areas.
Keeping in mind the extreme summer conditions, the structures have been designed and oriented on site to minimize heat gain and reduce the use of electromechanical energy.
Interactive zones where students can spill out, unwind, celebrate or just be inspired are a very essential part of campus design. The main interactive zone has been designed as a central plaza of the academic block. A shaded walkway connects the plaza to the hostels, creating a strong visual link between the two. Other smaller zones have been designed at nodal points.
For the city
Although the design of the institute is very modern a conscious effort has been made to fuse into the concept some of the local influences. The curved façade of the library building in the academic block will have sculptures, replicated from Khandagiri caves, in stone embedded into the façade. As one views the academic block, one sees a modern design reinforced with the traditional. The beauty of the sculptures will leave the viewer speechless as one is reminded of the rich culture and history of the state.
The traditional courtyard here is in the form of a central stepped plaza, designed using solid laterite blocks, locally available in Orissa, which leads to a water body. Keeping the climatic factors in mind, the central water court acts as a natural exhaust cooling the air passing over it making the middle court a solace in the hot summer.
Large overhanging roofs, pergolas, colonnades are some of the traditional elements which have been used in the design.
A combination of brick cladding and painted surfaces have been used throughout the campus, giving it a very earthy and sobering feel especially in the summer.
A strong vertical axis is created in the form of a tower as a feature element, with a visibility from 3kms away, making the campus a landmark in the surrounding areas.
This design is a confluence of the traditional with the modern, where we allow the past to catch up with us, remind us where we come from, while taking a leap into the future.
As famous architect Frank O. Gehry said ‘Architecture should speak for its time and place, but yearn for timelessness’, we attempt to do just that.
IMI Campus Bhubaneswar images / information from ADS Designs Pvt. Ltd.
The following picture is taken near the main construction entrance looking to the left.
The following picture shows the main construction entrance and a distant look on the buildings on the left.
The following picture is taken from the construction entrance looking to the right.
The following picture is taken from the construction entrance looking to the far right.
The folloiwng picture is a close-up view to the right.
The following picture is taken from the inside of IIIT Bhubaneswar. The building on the left are the IIIT hostels. The faraway buildings in the center and the right are the IMI buildings. This picture shows that IIIT and IMI are adjacent to each other.
Following the diversity-wave hitting Indian b-schools, Delhi-based International Management Institute (IMI) too is comtemplating using relaxed CAT cut-offs for students from commerce, economics and arts backgrounds, says Admission Director Prof Himadri Das. In this interview, he also announces IMI’s thought process behind opening new campuses in Kolkata and Bhubhaneswar.
… Why is IMI expanding to two new locations?
We are opening two new campuses in Kolkata and Bhubhaneswar. We believe that there is a huge demand-supply gap of good quality schools in the eastern sector of India. There’s a good concentration of good b-schools in north and west India. But if you looked at the east, there’s nothing in Orissa apart from XIM Bhubhaneswar. If you looked at Kolkata, there’s nothing of the stature of IIM Calcutta or even IIFT Kolkata. Slightly northwards, there’s XLRI Jamshedpur which is top quality. But that’s about it.So we’re going to bridge the gap in that geographical area.
Opening an IMI in Kolkata was a natural progression because the IMI board’s Chairman is based out of Kolkata. They already had the land for the campus and we plan to launch that school in June 2011 subject to AICTE approval. In Bhubhaneswar, we were able to get institutional land from the government right next to IIIT Bhubhaneswar. We’ve got a huge 16-acre campus there and we plan to run all our residential Executive Development Programs (EDPs) there.
We are limited in terms of land in both Delhi and Kolkata, but not in Bhubhaneswar. So we plan to run all our EDPs from there apart from the standard PGDM courses subject to AICTE approval. Each of the new IMIs will have independent directors, all of equal seniority level, but the overall board of governors will be common. In terms of governance, these schools will be independent b-schools. For the start, IMI Delhi will help these two b-schools to get off the ground in terms of visiting faculty and curriculum.
… How will you persuade good faculty to come and work for you in lower-profile cities such as Bhubhaneswar?
We obviously feel there will be a good response from faculty which is why we are opening these branches. But the real test will be when we look to hire people. Only last week have we put up the advertisements for hiring faculty so we’ll known soon how tough it’ll be. But in
Bhubhaneswar it’s going to be a residential campus where we’ll provide nice housing for the faculty in a gated sort of community, away from the hustle bustle of city life.
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.
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.
ISB-branch (new; would be top 10), Gian Jyoti (40)
Sc of Comm and Mgmt (40)
Punjab C (70)
Kerala U (81)
MS Patel (95)
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.
International Management Institute (IMI), a New Delhi-based B-school, will invest Rs 50-crore in setting up its campus on 15.8 acres of land at Gothpatna on the outskirts of the city.
… Initially, IMI-Bhubaneswar would have an intake of 60 students for the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) programme which will be introduced from July 2010.
To start with, there would be 10 full-time faculty members besides visiting faculty for the maiden PGDM batch of IMI-Bhubaneswar. IMI-Bhubaneswar would have a maximum student intake of 500 and a pool of 50 full-time faculty members once it is fully commissioned after four years. Addressing media persons here, C S Venkata Ratnam, director, IMI-New Delhi said, “We will commence our first PGDM programme at the Bhubaneswar campus from July 2010. The campus will be fully residential with a separate hostel for working executives.”
Students will have to pay around Rs 10 lakh for pursuing the full-time management programme which includes the cost of the hostel. Apart from PGDM programme, the Bhubaneswar campus of IMI would offer executive PGDM programme for working executives. Plans are also afoot to introduce a porgramme in services marketing.
: Commemorating its 30th anniversary during 2010-2011, the International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi, has announced the launch of its second campus at Bhubaneshwar in Orissa. Located at the IDCO Institutional area in Gothapatna, Bhubaneshwar, adjacent to IIIT, Bhubaneshwar and NALCO Research Centre, the new campus is spread over 16 acres of land.
Speaking on the occasion, C.S. Venkata Ratnam, director, IMI New Delhi, said, “Subject to getting approval from AICTE, we will commence the first PGDM program in July-Aug 2010.” The campus will be fully residential and function as an autonomous business school. “Besides PGDM programs, IMI Bhubaneshwar will also have centers for research and executive education,” he further added.
… The new campus will also focus on entrepreneurship development and applied research on public policy into socio-economic issues and best practices in management and governance.
Prof N C Patnaik, IMI, said “We plan to be operational in a short span of 8 months, and the building will reflect the Architecture of Orissa.”