India has witnessed high level of economic expansion over the last couple of years and has emerged as a knowledge driven economy today. Keeping in mind the growth and development of our country, the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development, has set up IIM Jammu in 2016 to meet the growing demand for top quality professionals. I am privileged and honored to steer this newly formed Institute as its Founder Director.
IIM Jammu strongly believes in the philosophy of nurturing and developing the best of managerial talent. With this belief, the Institute strives to promote excellence in academics, research, executive education, international relations, and strong industry interface. Our vision is to emerge as one of the finest business schools in the world.
We have set our standards high to realise the vision to develop ethical leaders and entrepreneurs who are not only committed to business, commerce and industry but are also socially conscious towards their contribution in nation building and bring in name for the country globally. Pursuing these objectives, the Institute is developing partnerships with leading business schools worldwide and with leading institutions in India.
Our prime focus is to design practice-oriented learning and a contemporary industry-focused curriculum. We are striving to bring a global perspective to our programmes and activities. This helps students to assimilate management practices and understand the importance of cross-cultural issues in managing the business, trade and industry and benefit state in enhancing industrial base.
Research is at the heart of IIM Jammu. We encourage contemporary research concentrating on regional, national and global issues. This shall serve as an effective link between theory and practice and aim at bringing relevant course material for the classrooms with a specific emphasis on practice orientation in the curriculum. Capacity building, Executive Education and imparting Consultancy to the Corporate, Government and other Organizations shall be the hallmark of the institute. The Institute is also focusing on areas which would help fast development and growth of the region and the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The scope and the challenges before the Institute are enormous, however, with the support from all stakeholders including students, faculty members, Corporate, Board of Governors, Ministry of HRD, Government of India and the State Government, IIM Jammu is setting a new standard in the management education. IIM Jammu is committed towards creating a community which is vibrant and which provides a lifelong learning experience and professional development.
I invite you to visit IIM Jammu and interact with our students and faculty, see the academic and research ambience and be part of this Institution building journey