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HRD Minister to lay foundation stone for IIM Shillong tomorrow

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Ahmedabad, Nov 30 (UNI) Union Minister of Human Resource Development Arjun Singh will lay the foundation stone of the Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management (RG-IIM) at Shillong tomorrow.

IIM-A sources said this will be the seventh IIM in the country, the other six being--Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Lucknow, Indore and Kozhikode.

The Government of Meghalaya has provided about 120 acre of land free of cost for the RG-IIM campus. Till the permanent campus is constructed, the Institute will function in a temporary accommodation at Mayurbhanj Palace, which has been renovated by the State Government for the purpose.

RG-IIM, Shillong proposes to offer Post-graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM), Fellowship Programme in Management (FPM) and Management Development Programmes (MDPs).

The PGDBM programme will commence from the academic session 2008-09 with an annual student intake of 60 in the first year.

This is planned to be subsequently increased to 120 in the third year and 180 in the sixth year, sources informed.

Pricewaterhouse Cooper India Chairman Rathindra Nath Datta has been appointed as chairman of the Board of Governors of RG-IIM, Shillong. Ashok Kumar Dutta, who is currently the Director of the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Kolkata, is tipped to be the first director of RG-IIM, Shillong.

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