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Centre approves Indian Institute of Management in Assam

The central government has approved the establishment of an Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Assam, to be located near Guwahati.

This development will position Guwahati among the select cities in India hosting top educational institutions, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced on June 2.

IIM-Ahmedabad, as the mentor institute, has been tasked with preparing a detailed project report for the new Indian Institute of Management at Assam in collaboration with the Higher Education Department and the Assam government, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on June 2.

Taking to X, Sarma said, “Following our request in 2023, Hon PM Shri @narendramodi ji has given a special gift to the people of Assam by approving an Indian Institute of Management near Guwahati, making it among the few cities to house an IIT, AIIMS, Nat’l Law Univ & now IIM.

Accordingly, state government identified four plots of land and provided the details of the said land to this Ministry for selection. The Site Selection Committee, under the Chairpersonship of Prof. V. K. Paul, Professor, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi has finalized the plot situated at Marabhita measuring 574 bighaa 1 katha-12 lessa = 76.8332 hectare, Dag no. 71 and 124, category of land VGR The Secretary, Higher Education Department, Goverment of Assam vide letter dated February 16, 2024 has agreed to all the recommendations made by the Site Selection Committee in its report.”

In the earlier letters addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in April 2023, Chief Minister Sarma emphasised the strategic importance of establishing an IIM in Assam. He underscored the potential for economic development in the North Eastern Region, citing Assam’s diverse industrial sectors and its proximity to South Asian countries.

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