IIM-Sambalpur to serve country: Minister

Sambalpur: Employment and Technical Education and Training minister Sanjay Dasburma on Wednesday said the services of IIM-Sambalpur would not be confined to Odisha rather it would spread all over the country.

“With the admission of 49 students in IIM-Sambalpur, Odisha has become the second state in terms of the number of students taking admission in six new IIMs in the country,” Dasburma said after formally inaugurating the orientation programme of the premier institute.

“The Board of Governors has to be appointed by the Union HRD ministry. Once the appointment is made, we will start doing things as IIM-Sambalpur and be able to recruit staff, faculty and others. Over the next few years, we will slowly build up the personnel of the institution itself ”, Rishikesh P Krishnan, director, IIM-Indore, told reporters here.

Of the 49 students taking admission today, 40 are boys and nine are girls. Besides, two faculties have already arrived for commencement of courses.

Regular classes of the institute would begin from tomorrow.