Nagpur would soon see Indian Institute of Management (IIM) campus which would be the first big news in the Devendra Fadnavis led Maharashtra government. IIM would be functional from the next academic session. The IIM would begin operations initially from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, which would charge Rs. 6 lakh per month as rent of the two buildings that it would offer to institute IIM. The proposed campus of IIM is planned to be at Mihan near the airport.
The Higher and Technical education minister of Maharashtra, Vinod Tawde said that Nagpur has emerged as the best location keeping in mind the standards of Indian Institute of Management in the country, to establish the institution. Tawde also spoke on a bill to clear two private universities which would come up in the state.
The IIM Maharashtra was proposed initially in the Union Budget this year and was likely to initiate from the next academic session. Though, the final decision would come up only after it would be cleared by the Union Human Resource Ministry.
The CM Fadnavis hails from Nagpur and has shown interest to set up IIM in Nagpur from the very beginning. So, for the IIM Project 293 acres of Maharashtra Airport Development Corporation land at Mouza Dahegaon in the non-SEZ area of Mihan( Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur)was booked by the CM for setting up the IIM campus, which would be a permanent one.