IIM Trichy – Not Just One Among Many
What makes IIM Trichy unique?
Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli (IIMT) is the eleventh IIM and was instituted on January 4, 2011. Despite its relative newness, IIMT has arguably come to become the best among the new IIMs. In a very short period of time, IIMT has gone from being just another institute renting space in NIT Trichy campus to an institute that has a state-of-the-art 170-acre campus and attracting some of the top students in India.
Being just 8 years old, many of the professors who joined the institute in its first year are still a part of the faculty. This gives these professors a unique perspective on the financial, legal and operative issues that any organisation faces. Being able to share scenarios from these experiences in class creates a very real and relatable learning experience for the students. This, and a case-based pedagogy that takes high-quality articles and cases to explain each concept gives a comprehensive
learning to students.
As given by IIMT’s motto, knowledge really is endless at IIMT. Tiruchirappalli is an important educational centre in the state of Tamil Nadu and houses other
nationally recognised institutions such as Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) and National Institute of Technology Trichy (NITT). Industrial units such as Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Golden Rock Railway Workshop, Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli (OFT) and Heavy Alloy Penetrator Project (HAPP) also have their factories in the city. This level of industrial and educational presence in Tiruchirappalli has created a culture that values knowledge. This has definitely contributed to the success of IIMT.
The greatest asset that sets IIMT apart are its students. They are some of the best students the country has to offer in terms of ability, effort and attitude. The thorough selection process that the students has to go through ensures this remains the same. The virtues of Hard Work, Perseverance, Passion and Integrity that IIMT values so much, are reflected in the students of the institute. Amongst all the glamour and bustle of management studies and guest lectures, the “Make A
Difference” project, that every student has to undertake, ensures that the student and the institute does not lose its touch with the society. As part of this project, every student in the institute, as a team, takes up an issue of social relevance and works to make a significant and sustainable difference. This could include empowerment of women, cleanliness drives, teaching of underprivileged children or working with the differently abled. This ensures that every student of IIMT has the social awareness that will enable them to make this world a better place, wherever they end up.
This amalgam of high-quality teachers with the industrial, theoretical and practical knowledge, talented students, social awareness, and a whole lot of fun and heart makes IIMT a truly unique institute among all the other many B-schools in the country.
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This article is written by Joe Varghese – Class of 2019.