IIM Jammu Campus Inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi

IIM Jammu Campus Inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi

Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji inaugurated the state-of-the-art campus of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) on February 20th, 2024, during his visit to Jammu. Spread across 200 acres of land in Jagti, the campus reflects the Institute's commitment to providing high-quality management education and fostering inclusivity. The momentous occasion was graced by the esteemed virtual presence of the Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji during his visit to Jammu, along with Dr. Jitendra Singh Ji, Hon'ble Minister of State, Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Space and Department of Atomic Energy, Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon'ble Lt. Governor of the Union Territory of  Jammu and Kashmir, Shri Jugal Kishore Sharma, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, and distinguished guests. This event symbolizes a significant milestone in the Institute's unwavering pursuit of academic excellence and inclusivity.

A short film on the "Making of IIM Jammu: Brick by Brick,” was shown. The inaugural ceremony commenced with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp, symbolizing enlightenment, and auspiciousness, followed by a soul-stirring rendition of Saraswati Vandana by artists from JKAACL, invoking the blessings of the goddess of knowledge, wisdom, and the arts.

Padmashri Dr. Milind K Kamble, Chairman of the Board of Governors, eloquently captured the significance of this momentous occasion with his profound words, emphasizing, "The inauguration of IIM Jammu's permanent campus marks a monumental leap forward in our collective pursuit of fostering excellence in management education." 
He also emphasized the collaborative efforts with Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon'ble Minister of Education, Skill Development, and Entrepreneurship, to propel IIM Jammu into the top ten B-schools in the country. He reiterated his vision of creating world-class infrastructure, affirming that the institute has made significant strides towards this goal. He assured that in the times to come, the institute will continue to strive for academic excellence and overall institutional brilliance.

Shri Deepak Mukadam, Former Member, Board of Governors, IIM Jammu fondly reminisced about the humble beginnings of IIM Jammu, reflecting on the initial days when the land was allotted. As he spoke, attendees couldn't help but marvel at the remarkable transformation that has taken place over the years. What once was a humble hilltop has now evolved into a world-class institute, rapidly gaining recognition on the international stage. The journey of IIM Jammu is a testament to perseverance, dedication, and the unwavering pursuit of excellence.

Prof. B.S. Sahay, Director of IIM Jammu, expressed that today marks a momentous occasion as IIM Jammu is inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji. He expressed gratitude to key stakeholders, including Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister of Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India, Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge), and Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Lt. Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, for their unwavering support and guidance to IIM Jammu. He also acknowledged the contributions of the Forest Department of Jammu and Kashmir and the Department of Higher Education, Government of Jammu and Kashmir. He extended heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Milind Kamble Ji, Chairman, Board of Governors, IIM Jammu, for his invaluable contribution to the institution. On this occasion, he also expressed his gratitude to Shriram Dandekar, Former Chairman, BoG, IIM Jammu, and Shri Shri Deepak K Mukadam, Former Member, Board of Governors, IIM Jammu. Driven by its vision to develop global leaders and entrepreneurs, he mentioned that IIM Jammu is committed to the progress of U.T of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, facilitating societal transformation, economic development, and thereby contributing to the nation's progress.

On this occasion, team members of IIM Jammu, Central and Public Works Department (CPWD), and Agency were facilitated on the occasion.  The vote of thanks was proposed by Prof. Jabir Ali, Dean Academics, IIM Jammu. Following the inauguration, a cultural program was presented by the Jammu & Kashmir Academy of Arts & Culture (JKAACL). Grounded in the principles of innovation, inclusivity, and progress, IIM Jammu is poised to make significant contributions to India's educational landscape and societal development.