Subadh Kumar Nayak

Bhubaneswar: In a first of its kind, the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Sambalpur has introduced a new facility for its students- the flipped classroom- an innovative pedagogical methodology that reverses the traditional learning environment by delivering instructional content, often online, outside of the classroom and moves activities, including those that may have traditionally been considered homework, into the classroom.

Authorities of the institute said that with the rollout of the new initiative, students will be able to get both theory and practical lessons in the same classroom.

Mahadeo Jaiswal, Director of IIM Sambalpur informed that a decision has been taken by the authorities to open incubation centres in Bhubaneswar, Rourkela and Sambalpur within a year for the development of entrepreneurship. He further said that efforts have been initiated to introduce Sambalpuri materials in the world market through e-commerce.

The proposed incubation centres would provide training on different subjects including GST and Taxation, Jaiswal said while addressing media persons during the inaugural ceremony of a three-day conference of Indian Subcontinent Decision Sciences Institute at Bhubaneswar.

More than 300 illustrious professors, scholars, entrepreneurs from the US, Europe and other parts of the world will present more than 200 topics during three days of brainstorming sessions. Organised by IIM Sambalpur, the theme of this year's event is 'Managing Industry Transformation in Post-Digital Era'.