Director's Message

D P Goyal

Professor D. P. Goyal

Director

IIM Shillong, the 7th IIM, which commenced its academic session from 2008, with its deeply ingrained belief in the practice of value based management education, engages itself in building corporate leaders and entrepreneurs with strong ethical values rooted in the traditional Indian management system, synchronised with modern management practices. IIMS is nestled in the lap of the serene green hills amidst the abode of Clouds in the state of Meghalaya and provides the perfect ambience for serious academic pursuits of the best global standards.

IIMS is committed to becoming an internationally acclaimed management institute with a global outlook grounded in Indian Ethos and to achieve this vision, we have set our sights on global standards of academic excellence, action-oriented research, consultancy, and executive education. At IIMS, we are proactive in our approach to the challenges of a constantly changing and dynamic global business environment, and discover ourselves through innovative academic programmes, course curriculum and pedagogical innovations. We have a large alumni network with a number of our students working at senior leadership positions. In order to provide cross-cultural exposure to our students and faculty, IIMS is taking big strides to foster international collaborations with management Institutes of repute.

We also emphasize on the ever growing significance of sustainable development and business practices and to promote sustainability, IIMS organises a yearly international conference on sustainability (SUSCON), which attracts a large number of researchers and practitioners from across the world. With our mandate for the entire north eastern region and the state of Meghalaya, IIMS has set up a Centre for Development of North Eastern Region (CeDNER) right since the inception of the institute, under which various activities including training programmes for the youth are organised. These programmes have helped the youth of the region to either set up their own ventures or getting employment opportunities. IIMS has also been very fortunate to get Dr APJ Abdul Kalam as a visiting faculty, who had been inspiring our students for several years till he breathed his last in 2015. As mark of respect to the great inspirational icon, IIMS has set up the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Policy Research and Analysis on its campus with a focus on the development of the north east, specifically promoting tourism, BPO, Logistics, 3H mission-Handloom, Handicraft and Horticulture.

With the support from faculty, staff, students, Board of Governors and all other stakeholders, we are striving to build further on the strong foundations of IIMS and attain greater heights of eminence. On behalf of the IIMS family, I take this opportunity to invite you to our campus and become a part of this transformational journey.

D P Goyal

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