HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal laid the foundation stone for the IIM Amritsar Manawalla campus on Monday. The campus will be close to 60,000 sq meters and will contain a state of the art library, academic block, and hostels among others.
The HRD during the foundation stone laying ceremony said that Ra. 350 crore set for the first stage of the construction has been sanctioned and Rs. 250 crore more will be allotted soon. He also added that the campus of IIT Amritsar will include an auditorium which will have a capacity of 600 seats. The campus will also have hostel accommodation for 575 students along with faculty and staff accommodation of 90.
The Minister for Higher Education Punjab, Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa on the occasion assured that the state government will provide the required support for the campus to make it a great institution.
The director of IIM Amritsar, Professor Nagarajan Ramamoorthy said that the new campus will be set up in an area of roughly 60,000 sq meters and will also include world-class infrastructure and state of the art facilities. The institution was established in 2015 and is currently operating from the Government Polytechnic College near the Guru Nanak Dev University campus.
Meanwhile, the Shiromani Akali Dal thanks the chief minister Capt. Amarinder Singh for recognizing the efforts made by the SAD and the NDA government in getting the institution project to the holy city.
The Indian Institute of Management is a group of 20 management institutions in the country offering postgraduate, doctoral and executive MBA programmes. The admission to the different management programmes is conducted through the prominent management entrance examinations Common Aptitude Test (CAT) which will conduct the examinations for the 2019 academic year on November 24, 2019. CAT is conducted in the online mode across the different designated centres in the country.