DecINC

Director's Message

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As the country stands well-poised at the threshold of realising its full potential as 'New India', as a young and aspirational management education institution and one raring to find a niche role for itself, IIM Visakhapatnam (IIMV) has the opportunity of contributing to the exciting growth story through its program offerings and research that are backed not only by rigour but also by relevance, addressing the context and challenges of the current times.

Towards playing such a meaningful role, IIMV is building robust intellectual capacities, infrastructural facilities and institutional mechanisms.

A key enabler in this process is the vibrant city of Visakhapatnam itself, where tradition meets modernity effortlessly. An acknowledged top ranker among Smart and Swachh cities, Visakhapatnam is one of the most preferred destinations to learn, yearn and earn. With sunrise Andhra Pradesh on its course to realizing the vision of figuring among the best three states by 2022, and with the city playing a catalytic role in that positive transformation, the location advantages, learning and career opportunities on offer at IIMV should be multiplying manifold.

The ongoing mentorship by IIM Bangalore is a source of invaluable knowledge-support for IIMV, strengthening the institute’s functions, faculty capacities, academic standards and research potential.

With its first batch graduating this year, IIMV has already started contributing to the talent pipeline with its own brand of well-rounded professionals, competent and confident managers, capable leaders and socially responsible citizens for the business enterprises, government and the civil society.

Thus, IIMV is all set to emerge as a top-notch institution, leveraging the benefit of - timely policy advice and funding from MHRD, GOI; encouraging and enabling support from the Government of AP; able guidance from the Chairman and Governors on the Board; goodwill by the central and state governments; patronage by the industry and institutions; knowledge and experience-sharing by the expert faculty; and, most importantly, enthusiastic participation and contribution by the students in nucleating and nurturing creativity and innovation.

With heightened focus on integrated learning, innovative curriculum, imaginative pedagogy, internationalization and industry-interface aimed at expanding the horizons, enriching the competencies and enhancing the capacities of its students, IIMV will be an institution with a difference.

With such strong value-propositions, we at IIMV look forward to a mutually beneficial engagement and rewarding association with our current and prospective students; alumni and faculty; institutions and industry; government and the civil society.

Prof. M Chandrasekhar Director