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One of the six new IIMs that the Narendra Modi government proposed in the budget session 2014-15 earlier this year has started taking the wings.
The first batch of Post Graduate Programme (PGP) of Indian Institute of Management Amritsar, was inaugurated by the Minister for Higher Education & Languages of Punjab, Sardar Surjit Singh Rakhra recently. It is Punjab's first IIM and is being mentored by IIM Kozhikode.
This is one of the six new IIMs that the Narendra Modi government proposed in the budget session 2014-15 earlier this year has started functioning.
The first batch of about 65 students will start classes this week from a temporary campus at the Punjab Institute of Technology, Amritsar.
IM Kozhikode, the mentor institute has with its vast experience, has put together the programme structure, systems and faculty within a month making it possible for the program to begin.
Prof. Kulbhushan Balooni, director, IIM Kozhikode, said to media, "I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Ministry of Human Resource Development in initiating the process of starting IIM Amritsar in October last year.”
IIM Amritsar hopes to move into their own campus of about 60 acres near Manawala on Amritsar-Jalandhar GT Road in the next 2-3 years.