Catalyzing the Process of Intellectual Transformation
Established in the year 2011 by International Management Institute (IMI) Delhi, which is the first corporate sponsored business school in the country, IMI Bhubaneswar campus carries the parent body\'s three decades of rich legacy. Nestled in ecologically invigorating ambience, IMI Bhubaneswar epitomizes a modern age \'Gurukul\', where talent is nurtured, groomed and launched into the corporate world. The institute\'s ambience offers a unique and complete learning experience in the new 16-acre campus designed by internationally known architects. Today, the state-of-the-art fully residential campus boasts post modern infrastructural facilities and gives reputed B-Schools in the eastern region of the country a run for their money.
In the campus, which is perfect for nurturing, grooming and shaping global leaders of tomorrow, the institution actively seeks out industry participation to keep itself current and relevant. In a very short period of time, the institute has built strong affiliations with the Indian industry. Many prominent names in the Indian industry have visited the institute to deliver guest lectures, chair knowledge sessions, or preside over workshops. Under the aegis of \'Business Thought Leadership\' series, the institute invites eminent executives from the industry to address the students and engage in intellectually stimulating discussions. The focus on multiple live projects and internships by students in line with their core-competencies enhances their industry-readiness. Industry interface at IMI Bhubaneswar can also be looked at with respect to the number of Management Development Programs (MDP) that they conduct on regular basis. Prof. Ramesh Behl, Director, IMI Bhubaneswar explains that over the last couple of years Industry stalwarts have expressed strong confidence in IMI\'s Executive Education capabilities by sponsoring increasing number of their executives for the MDPs conducted by the institute. During this course of time, the institute has already trained more than 1000 executives from various public/private sector organizations in the field of management education.
Along with such impeccable records, IMI Bhubaneswar also hold the rare distinction of being one among the few institutions in the state to be recommended by senior government officials, when the Odisha government decided to recruit fresh MBA graduates from B-Schools within the state, to bring in competency and professional expertise in state-controlled Public Sector Units (SPSU). \"To develop outstanding managerial talent capable of assuming leadership roles and responsibilities over time, it is crucial that the students be groomed by adding more rigors beyond pure classroom activities. We train our students both inside as well as outside the classrooms. Odisha Government\'s recognition as a premier institution for the recruitment of management graduates for State PSUs is an acknowledgement of our credentials,\" says Prof. Behl.
The institute\'s core grooming activities include frequently organized group discussions and mock interviews by internal faculty as well as the external experts drawn from the industry. They constantly train and evaluate students on personality traits such as attitude, team behavior, communication skills and general awareness; and counsel on their shortcomings and ways to overcoming the same. Hence, campus placements at IMI Bhubaneswar have been spectacular since its inception with students who opt for final placement grabbing a job of their choice by securing an average package of Rs. 7.17 lakhs per annum. Apart from providing countless opportunities for job seekers, the institute encourages the young entrepreneurs in the campus through an active Entrepreneurial Cell, which is a platform for the students to develop as future managers and leaders. They have already opened a co-operative store within the campus and provide constant services to the students. Currently, they are working with NEN foundation for new projects.
With the support of highly experienced faculty members, which is a team of professionals drawn from the various disciplines with nearly two-thirds of them possessing industry or international recognition, IMI emphasizes more on application of the knowledge to make students competent managers and effective decision makers who can eventually transform into global leaders. \"With a mission to develop outstanding managerial talent capable of eventually providing enlightened and effective leadership and to collaborate with counterpart institutions, industry and government in the development and application of new knowledge for the benefit of society, we plan to build IMI Bhubaneswar a world-class business school through achieving excellence in management education and research through continuous competency building,\" confidently concludes Prof. Behl.
Prof. Ramesh Behl, Director
Prof. Ramesh Behl is the Director and Professor of Information Systems at International Management Institute (IMI). In addition to teaching, Prof. Behl is an active researcher in the area of eBusiness and Information Systems Management. He has also designed and developed number of software for various industry applications. He is the recipient of \"Outstanding Academic Award 2010\" from SAP, South East Asia, Japan and \"Best Professor in Information Technology\" as part of Asia\'s Best B-School Awards presented by CMO Asia at Singapore in July, 2011.