IIM-Trichy to commence functioning from June 2011

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Tiruchirapalli, Feb 11 (PTI) The IIM''s new centre herewould commence functioning from the academic year startingJune, its director has said.

"Already the process of recruiting expert faculty membershas started. We have had overwhelming response and as many 365applications were received for 12 positions of full timefaculty", Prafulla Agnihotri told reporters yesterday.

"Some applicants which we received were from the US, UAE,France and Philippines", he said.

The board of governors had appointed special panelscomprising experts in respective disciplines for the selectionof faculty members, Agnihotri said.

Adding it has been decided to admit 60 students in thebeginning, he said the curriculum and course content are beingprepared and decisions on fee structure would be made publicbefore April-May 2011.

IIM-T had plans to introduce short-term coursesaddressing the needs of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) inTier 2 towns and tailor made courses for any industry evincinginterest in sending their executives to IIM T, he said.

Agnihotri said as many as 15 MNCs and large industrialhouses had come forward to collaborate with the institution,which is the country''s 11th IIM. The collaboration wouldinclude providing exhaustive summer training, hands onexperiences to budding managers and educational choice throughholistic, functional and relevant case studies, he said.

The Central Public Works Department (CPWD) had initiatedthe construction of permanent infrastructure at the 174 acresite along Trichy-Pudukottai highway, he said, and was hopefulthat IIM-T would start functioning in its own home during itsthird year. Mentored by IIM Bangalore, IIM Trichy willfunction temporarily at the National Institute of Technologycampus.

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