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Assam’s First IIM Near Guwahati: All You Need to Know

According to Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, the state would open its first IIM close to Guwahati on Sunday.

According to a media source, the minister said that the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Guwahati has received approval from the national government.

Himanta Biswa Sarma, the chief minister of Assam, said in a post on X, “Hon PM Shri @narendramodi ji has given a spcl gift to the people of Assam by approving an Indian Institute of Management near Guwahati, making it among the few cities to house an IIT, AIIMS, Nat’l Law Univ & now IIM.”

IIM Ahmedabad will serve as the new Guwahati Institute’s mentor.

“Over the last 18 months, we presented a strong case to the Hon’ble Education Minister Shri @dpradhanbjp Ji and the Education Ministry. Assam offered premier land and logistical support for this endeavour. Now IIM Ahmedabad will mentor the upcoming IIM in Guwahati,” Sarma said in another post on X.

“This will be game changer for Assam, making the State an education hub in Eastern India and also help fulfill our economic aspirations. I envisage these premiere institutes to collaborate among themselves and industry to unleash the power of multidisciplinary education,” Sarma said in another post on X.

The Site Selection Committee, under the Chairpersonship of Professor VK Paul, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi has finalised the land located in the Marabhita area of Kamrup district near Guwahati for the setting up of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Director of IIM Ahmedabad, Ministry of Education said.

A letter by the ministry of education stated, that IIM Ahmedabad is requested to take further initiatives for preparation of the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for establishment of IIM at Kamrup in consultations with the Secretary, Higher Education Department, and Government of Assam and submit the DPR to this Ministry for further necessary action on the proposal.

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