Joga Venkata Sandeep
The Academic Council at IIM, Visakhapatnam is a student elected body. It comprises three senior members (one of whom is a representative of the body in the Students' Affairs Council), assisted by one junior member per each section from the first-year batch. The Council is responsible for coordinating the electives selection process for the students, right from their 3rd term. This includes identifying courses that are relevant and valuable to the students in the contemporary context and conducting the selection process. Further, it creates an enabling ecosystem to facilitate the students' learning process through the aid of a pool of Subject Representatives. The Council also organizes regular interaction sessions for the students with eminent academicians and industry stalwarts, to ensure that they develop an understanding of how the concepts taught can be applied in real life and to keep them abreast of emerging trends of research as well.