Patna, (Bihar Times): Though Bihar is not getting an
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) like
Jharkhand––it is of course getting IIT––yet some
IIM-Ahmadabad alumni, along with its faculty members,
are helping the Bihar government to set up
Chandragupta Institute of Management, Patna (CIMP) on
the lines of IIM-A.
CIMP will start its first academic year from July
2008. Last week, experts from IIM-A visited Patna to
evaluate the prospects of building a grand library for
Abhinav Jain, Amit Kumar, Rahul Roushan, Kartik
Laxman, Akshat Khare, Kaushlendra and Mayank Premi
from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, who are
also IIM-A alumni are applying their management skills
to develop this institutes.
According to reports from Ahmedabad while Rahul,
Karthik, Akshat and Kaushlendra will help out with
strategy and operations of CIMP, Mayank, Amit and
Abhinav will take part in shaping the curriculum and
teaching process of the institute. Chairman of the placement committee at IIM-A, Prof. Piyush Sinha,is one of the key members involved in the shaping up of CIMP.
It needs to be mentioned that when the Bihar Chief
Minister Nitish Kumar visited IIM-A at the annual
business summit in November 2006 he had a closed-door
interaction with students from his home state. He also
held some preliminary discussions with the then IIM-A
director Bakul Dholakia and faculty members for
necessary advice and guidance for the setting up of
the management institution on the pattern and standard
of IIMs in Patna.
According to the Director of CIMP, V Mukundadas, IIM-A
has agreed in principle to support CIMP with its
technical expertise in setting up the library,
although a formal announcement is yet to be made by
the authorities in this regard.
It’s Glad and overjoyed for us that we are getting such a good institute for MBA in patna.