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The External Relations Cell of IIM Shillong facilitates the institute’s global partnerships worldwide from the heart of India, in Shillong. Through various collaborations like Student Exchange, Joint Research, Faculty Exchange, etc, the ER Cell is responsible for overlooking all activities that help the institute foster and develop global relationships.

In addition to these specific activities, the ER Cell also plays a general role in promoting and supporting IIM Shillong’s global engagement. It does this by maintaining relationships with key stakeholders in the global education community and works to ensure that IIM Shillong’s international partnerships are aligned with the institute’s overall strategic goals.

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With the aim to foster meaningful collaborations, IIM Shillong has directed itself towards providing an enabling environment to its participants through constant engaging with institutions across the world. The success story lies in its partnership with institutions such as

  • IESEG School of Management, Lille and Paris, France
  • FPT University, Vietnam
  • Lyon International Business School (LIBS), France
  • Ming Chuan University of Taiwan, Taiwan
  • Newcastle Australia Institute of Higher Education, Singapore
  • Chang Jung Christian University, Taiwan
  • University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Woosong University, South Korea
  • Insper-Instituto De Ensino E Pesquisa, Brazil
  • University of California, Riverside
  • EADA Business School,Barcelona, Spain
  • ALBA Graduate Business School, Athens
  • German Research Center for Comparative Vocational Education and Training (GREAT), University of Cologne, Germany
  • Pace University, USA
  • Clark University, USA
  • Carleton University, Canada
  • Baruch College, The City University of New York, USA
  • Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
  • Sunway University, Malaysia
  • Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde, Scotland
  • Babson College, USA
  • Swansea Univeristy, UK

A significant aspect of international collaboration of IIM Shillong has also been to deliver trainings in Corporate leadership skills to International students. With this aim in view we have trained a group of students from Myanmar of Mandalay University. PGPEx participants have also attended the faculty lectures at foreign campus like Fudan University, China; Ocean University of China, China and they widen their personal and intellectual horizons to be more confident in leading businesses in the global context.

Area of Cooperation

  • Student Exchange: Our students have the chance to experience international education through exchange programs with esteemed institutions worldwide.
  • Scholars Exchange: Our research scholars can enrich their academic journey by participating in courses offered by our partner institutions.
  • Faculty Exchange: Our faculty members are given the opportunity to teach and collaborate at partnering institutes for a term, fostering international academic exchange. In return, faculty from these partner institutes can visit IIM Shillong as part of our international partnerships.
  • Collaborative Research, International Conferences, and Seminars: IIM Shillong actively promotes collaborative research endeavours to generate new knowledge and promote best practices in academia and research. Additionally, we engage in international conferences and seminars to facilitate academic discourse on a global scale.
  • Sharing Information and Academic Resources: We facilitate the exchange of information and academic materials to enhance the learning experience for our students and faculty.
  • Exploring Other Relevant Educational Initiatives: We are open to exploring and implementing other feasible and pertinent educational activities that contribute to the growth and development of our institution

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South America


Contact Us

External Relation Office

Prof. Teidorlang Lyngdoh

Chair (External Relations)
Email ID: chair.er@iimshillong.ac.in
Tel: 0364 2308066

Ms. Ibanri Lyngdoh

Office (External Relations)
Email ID: er.office@iimshillong.ac.in
Tel: 0364 2308063

Correspondence Address:

Indian Institute of Management Shillong
Umsawli, Shillong – 793018,
Meghalaya, India
Tel: 0364 2308036/2308063


What is the Student Exchange Programme?

The Student Exchange Program is an opportunity for students of IIM Shillong to study at a partner institute for a semester or academic year while continuing to receive credit towards their degree at IIM Shillong and vice versa.

How do I apply for Student Exchange Programme?

We announce information regarding the exchange program on the Institute website and also to the staff of the partner universities three months in advance. For further details, students should speak with the International Relations Office, which will guide them with the application procedures set by the partner institute.

Can I choose any partner institute to study at?

Yes, you can choose any partner institute which has partnered with us. Students should check with the International Relations Office to determine which institutes are currently participating in the program.

How will I receive credit for my studies at the partner institute?

The credit received for studies at the partner institute will be determined by the academic policies of IIM Shillong and the partner institute. Students should consult with the International Relations Office to determine the credits that will transfer.

What expenses will I be responsible for during the exchange program?

Students will be responsible for their own travel, living expenses, and tuition fees at the partner institute. They may also need to pay additional fees, such as visa fees, health insurance, and any other fees required by the partner institute.

Can I receive financial assistance for the exchange program?

Students should check with the International Relations Office at IIM Shillong to determine if any scholarships or financial assistance is available for the Student Exchange Program.

How will I receive support while I am studying at the partner institute?

The International Relations Office and the partner institutions will provide support to students throughout the exchange program, including assistance with housing, transportation, and any other needs.

How will I stay in touch with my classmates and professors at IIM Shillong during the exchange program?

Students are encouraged to stay in touch with their classmates and professors at IIM Shillong through email, Skype, and other communication methods.

Are all credits that I complete at llM Shillong transferable back to my home university?

Yes, all credits that you complete at llM Shillong transferable back to my home university.

What kind of building is llM Shillong International Residences?

We are providing a hostel at par with our PGP students.

Can I apply to the llM Shillong Student Exchange Program if my university has not concluded a Student Exchange Agreement with llM Shillong?

No, you cannot enter our Student Exchange Programs if your home university has not concluded a Student Exchange Agreement with llM Shillong. Also, we cannot consider proposals for Student Exchange Agreements from students, but only from the Student Exchange or International Students Office at foreign universities.

Can I extend the exchange period after I come to India?

You cannot extend the period of your study in principle after you arrive in India. If you would like to extend the exchange period after you arrive in India, please ask your HOME University to send an e-mail with the accountable reason for your extension to the International Relations committee at llM Shillong.

However, even if we receive an e-mail as such, we do not always allow the extension. Also, you cannot extend the period of stay on our campus in principle.

I would like to know about llM Shillong’s academic calendar.

Please visit this link for the academic calendar- https://www.iimshillong.ac.in/overview-page

Will I need to open a bank account in India?

You will need to open a bank account for the rent of your room in the llM Shillong. Also, we will have an orientation for opening a bank account after you arrive at India.

Is there a cafeteria or food store in the hostel?

Yes, there is a cafeteria or food store in the hostel.

Are students allowed to work part-time?

No, students are not allowed to work part-time.

Do I need a student visa?

Yes. Each individual participant will be responsible for obtaining his or her own visa and completing the required immigration procedure needed to join the program.

What document should I bring with me?

Please bring all the documentation that is required for your visa and that is required by the immigration.

How can I get to the dormitory from airport?

llM Shillong will arrange the pick-up and drop from and to the airport for the participants. All travel arrangements and costs will be incurred by the participants to reach in connection with transportation to/from their respective countries.

Is there an active internet connection in each room?

Yes, each room has an active internet connection for free. You must supply your own computer and ethernet cable to use the connection. Also, there is Wi-Fi connection in each room.

Are classes held in English?

Yes only in English

Do I need a student visa?

Yes. Each individual participant will be responsible for obtaining his or her own visa and completing the required immigration procedure needed to join the program.

Medical and Travel Insurance

International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in IIM Shillong.