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Ranchi: Now, IIM-R offers admission soon after plus-two

Ranchi: Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ranchi on Monday formally rolled out its new academic programme titled Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) crafted exclusively for students to allow them to join the premier B-school right after their plus-two and study towards earning an MBA degree from the institute.

At a formal ceremony held through hybrid mode, Subhas Sarkar, union minister of state for education also graced the induction of the first batch for this programme having a total of 120 seats. Others present at the function included Praveen Shankar Pandya, Chairperson, Board of Governors, IIM Ranchi, Prof. Shailendra Singh, director IIM Ranchi and Prof. Virajanand Varma, Chairperson-IPM.

Under this programme,students are also given an option to exit after the 3rd year with a BBA degree if they desire.  

IIM director Singh said that the institute is progressing steadily with each passing year since it was set up in 2010. “The Institute had started with one program and 44 students and in a period of 11 years, we now have seven programs and more than 1000 students on rolls. The institute is also continuously improving its National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) scores and rankings,” he said.

Pandya on the other hand spoke about the development of the new IIM campus which is coming up on Ranchi campus.

Interacting with the newly inducted students, the union minister Subhas Sarkar highlighted the role of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 which has facilitated the inclusion of transformative curricula that aim for the holistic development of learners, equipping them with the key 21st-century skills, enhancing essential learning and critical thinking, and placing greater focus on experiential learning, thereby providing a holistic approach to the learning process.

“I am hopeful that the institute shall implement recommendations of NEP 2020 in its letter and spirit,” he said, appealing students to become job creators rather than being job seekers.