Tiruchirapalli: The IIM`s new centre here
would commence operations from the academic year starting June.
"Already the process of recruiting expert faculty members
has started. We have received an overwhelming response and as
many 365 applications have been received for 12 positions of
full time faculty", IIM-Trichy director Prafulla Agnihotri
told reporters here yesterday.
"Some applicants which we received were from the US,
UAE, France and Philippines", he said.
The board of governors has appointed special panels
comprising experts in respective disciplines for the selection
of faculty members, Agnihotri said.
It has been decided to admit 60 students in the
beginning, he said, adding the curriculum and course content
are being prepared and decisions on fee structure would be
made public before April-May 2011.
IIM-T had plans to introduce short-term courses
addressing the needs of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in
Tier 2 towns and tailor made courses for any industry evincing
interest in sending their executives to IIM T, he said.
Agnihotri said as many as 15 MNCs and large industrial
houses had come forward to collaborate with the institution,
which is the country`s 11th IIM. The collaboration would
include providing exhaustive summer training, hands on
experiences to budding managers and educational choice through
holistic, functional and relevant case studies, he said.
The Central Public Works Department (CPWD) had
initiated the construction of permanent infrastructure at the
174 acre site along Trichy-Pudukottai highway, he said, and
was hopeful that IIM-T would start functioning in its own home
during its third year.
Mentored by IIM Bangalore, IIM Trichy will function
temporarily at the National Institute of Technology campus.