Message from Chairman

Greetings from Alumni and International Relations Committee!

The last one year has been really challenging for all as we make efforts to get used to ‘new normal’. We sincerely hope that all our esteemed external collaborators and our alumni community have been able to successfully overcome the challenges posed by the pandemic. We wish good health for all our stakeholders and their near and dear ones.

Alumni and External Relations Committee at IIM Shillong constantly endeavors to reach out to its alumni and partner institutions across the globe. IIM Shillong has moved to its new lush green campus surrounded by woods of pine trees. We invite our alumni and partners to visit the new campus as IIM Shillong embarks on a new journey while keeping the inherent core values intact.

We always believe in nurturing symbiotic relationship with our stakeholders. Our alumni base has crossed 1571 in 2021 and we as an institution are really proud of our alumni who have been our brand ambassadors. Many of our alumni have assumed strategic and leadership positions in various organizations in several sectors which has catapulted IIM Shillong to newer heights. The synergy of our relationship has been mutually beneficial. IIM Shillong has been making steady progress in its pursuit to become a world class institution. Recent NIRF 2021 report ranks IIM Shillong at 23rd position in the country, a significant improvement in its ranking which all stakeholders are proud of.

On the External Relations front, the Institute has been making renewed efforts to forge symbiotic relationship with reputed management institutes across the globe. Such relationship will be of enormous benefits to the students and the alumni of the institute. Joint study and collaborative programmes along with student and faculty exchanges have been the focus area of the committee.

We strongly believe that the collaborative efforts of the Institute along with the support and well wishes of its alumni and partner institutes will definite help IIM Shillong in its journey to emerge as a world class management institution.

Let’s keep nurturing the pine connect!

Warm Regards,
Dr. Parijat Upadhyay


Indian Institute of Management Shillong (IIM Shillong) is amongst the league of institutes of National Importance in the country and offers student exchange programmes for its Post Graduate Programmes (PGP) students to gain international exposure by attending a term in various partnering organizations across the globe.

Student Exchange: The programme facilitates educational exchange and encouraged students to excel in their chosen field with multi-cultural experiences to grow as global professionals. Student exchange programs are for a particular area of specialization and offered to meritorious students who have high potential to perform and grow on a global scale.

Faculty Exchange: As part of international partnerships, Faculty members of IIM Shillong can spend one term at partnering institutes and in turn the faculty from Partner institute can visit to IIM Shillong. The idea of faculty exchange is to develop research linkages to broaden their research experience. The faculty exchange program is one way to take advantage of the benefits of diverse faculty.

IIM Shillong has collaborated with reputed institutions from different continents to facilitate collaborative research, organizing joint conference and workshops and mutually beneficial study visits. IIM Shillong seeks active collaboration and symbiotic relationship with institutes of higher education in the management domain.


PGP: Post graduate programme in management (PGP) is the flagship programme of IIM Shillong. The objective of this program is to develop thought leaders for an economically and ecologically sustainable society. The PGDM curriculum comprises of a blend of core and elective courses. The institute offers ample opportunities for all round development of an individual through a pedagogy structured towards active experiential learning and participant-oriented case methodology. This is a two year, full time, residential Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) programme leading to the degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA).

PGPEx: PGPEx (MBEE) is a flagship one-year Postgraduate International Program (open to all nationality participants) with a focus on inclusive and sustainable business opportunities across Emerging Markets. PGPEx is a well-established program running in its eighth year. The PGPEx curriculum comprises a blend of core and elective courses, supplemented by specialized courses on industry sectors to develop business leaders for Emerging Economies. The programme goals focus on all round development of each participant through exposure to a pedagogy structured towards active experiential learning and participant oriented case methodology.

PhD: Through this program the Institute aims to develop a cadre of management thought leaders who are willing to commit themselves to strive for managerial excellence and such values for a Sustainable world. The program is a well-crafted rigorous process of inter-disciplinary training in all functions of management and hosts candidates who want to further their quest for knowledge and produce globally recognized research outcomes. The PhD program is of four years duration including two years spent in rigorous course work.

PhD (Working Professionals): The doctoral level program for Working Professionals leading to PhD of IIM Shillong endeavors to co-create knowledge in all aspects of Management Education for sustainable development and to develop independent researchers with strong ethical values. The program is committed to inculcate in individuals the necessary knowledge and skills for knowledge co creation who will excel in their respective area and produce high quality research through publication of quality work of international standard. The minimum commitment to the program is 3 years, but Scholars are expected to complete the program in four years and ensure that they complete the requirements of the program within this stipulated time. In case Scholar is not able to complete the program in four years, they can be given two extensions of 6 months each depending upon their progress.

PGP (Working Executive): MBA (WE) is a 2-year master degree program prudently crafted considering the needs of executives working anywhere in the world to enhance their professional and managerial skills with minimal disruption in their professional activities. Classes are held on weekends where participants have the option to attend the sessions either in-class at IIM Shillong Guwahati Center or join online from anywhere in the world for live interactions. Making it convenient for adult learning, it follows a modular structure where a maximum of two courses are offered simultaneously. The program would guide participants to discover and develop their potential and help them to assume greater responsibilities and higher managerial roles in their careers.

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Prof. Parijat Upadhyay

Chair (External Relations)
Email ID: chair.er@iimshillong.ac.in
Tel: 0364 2308036

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


How can I apply for Student Exchange Programme?

We announce information regarding the exchange program on the Institute website and also to staff of the partner universities three months in advance.

Is there any GPA requirement?


When is the registration period?

International students register their classes around June for Term IV or September for Term V. We have an orientation and give an explanation on the classes and registration procedures.

Are classes held in English?

Yes only in English

What is the duration of the exchange program?

Term IV – 21st June – 11th September 2021

Term V – 13th September – 11th December 2021

How many credits can I gain?

Term IV – 19.50

Term V – 21.50

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


Are there any scholarships that exchange students can apply for?


What kind of building is IIM Shillong International Residences?

We are providing a hostel at par with our PGP students

Can I benefit from student discounts as an exchange student?

No. We do not issue a certificate of student discount.

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

No, you cannot enter into our Student Exchange Programs if your home university has not concluded a Student Exchange Agreement with IIM 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 at India. If you would like to extend the exchange period after you arrive at India, please ask you HOME University to send an e-mail with the accountable reason of your extension to Student Exchange Division at IIM 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 IIM Shillong academic calendar.

Please visit this link for academic calendar https://www.iimshillong.ac.in/programs-iims/mba.html

Should I prepare a bedding set by myself?

No. IIM Shillong will be providing the bedding set

Will I need to open a bank account in India?

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

May I smoke in dormitory rooms?

No. We don’t allow smoking inside the campus.

Can I join Student clubs?


Do you provide homestay services?

No. We do not offer any homestay services.

How can I get to the dormitory from airport?

IIM 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 country.

How much is the monthly fee for a room in the hostel?

Room rate is Rs. 1500/- per month

Can I choose which room to live in?

No. We will assign you a room.

What kind of furnishings are in the dormitory room?

Each room comes furnished with a single bed, desk and chair.

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 Wifi connection in each room.

Is there a telephone in each room?


Can my friends or family visit my room?

No. You can only invite visitors to the common area in your hostel.

Is there a cafeteria or food store in the hostel?


Are students 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 document that is required for your visa and that is required by the immigration

Can exchange students reside outside the campus?


Medical and Travel Insurance

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