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Directors' Message


Professor Keya Sengupta

Director-in -Charge

Indian Institute of Management, Shillong with its strong believe and practice of value based management education, engages itself in building corporate leaders with strong ethical values based on traditional Indian system of management, synchronised with modern management practices. IIM Shillong nurtured in the laps of the serene green hills of the abode of Clouds, the state of Meghalaya provides the perfect ambience for serious academic pursuits of international standard.

With the joint efforts of our students, hard working faculty and staff, IIM Shillong has made a niche for itself both at the national and international level. Our students who are highly sought after by the corporate world are contributing in a unique way in their profession within the broad tenets of sustainability which is the core focus of IIM Shillong. We respond and orient ourselves to the challenges of a constantly changing and dynamic business environment, through innovative academic programmes and course curriculum and pedagogical innovations. One such innovative programme is our PGPEx Programme “Managing Business in India and China”, in which courses are organised jointly by IIM Shillong and some of the best universities in China along with internship in China.

Our selection process for admission into all our programmes is done through an extremely rigorous process. With some of the best brains in the country, within a short span of only ten years our students have made a significant mark as corporate leaders both nationally as well as internationally. We have successfully built up a strong alumni base, with a remarkable number of our students in senior management and organisational leadership positions.

No nation or institute which strives for international recognition can prosper in isolation. To get the best of management education from across the globe, IIM Shillong is going in a big way for international collaboration with management Institutes of repute.

With our commitment to the entire North Eastern Region, IIM Shillong has set up the Centre for Development of North Eastern Region, CeDNER, right from the inception of the institute. Under the Centre various short and long term courses are arranged for the young aspiring local youths of the region in various aspects of management studies. These training programmes have not only prepared the youths of the region to either set up their own ventures or getting absorbed in different lucrative jobs, but they are also contributing in a significant way for the development of the region.

Some of the other uniqueness of IIM Shillong is the International Conference on Sustainability “SUSCON”, which is being organised on a regular basis since 2011, drawing young as well as experienced researchers from across the world.

IIM Shillong has also been very fortunate to get Dr APJ Abdul Kalam as a Visiting Faculty, who had been inspiring the young minds of our students for several years till he breathed his last in 2015.Thereafter we have set up Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Policy Research and Analysis in the memory of the great inspirational icon.

With the joint effort of the IIM Shillong fraternity, we are striving hard to make IIM Shillong a centre of excellence in management studies by imbibing strong human and ethical values and a highly sought after management institute of the country.