The Union government has given the go-ahead to the establishment of an Indian Institute of Management at Marabhita in Assam’s Kamrup district following a proposal submitted by the state government. Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced on Sunday that the Ministry of Education has given “in-principle approval” to the proposal and appointed IIM Ahmedabad to be the mentor institute for the new IIM. Of the 21 IIMs across the country, only one — IIM Shillong — is located in the Northeast. The state government wrote to Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in May 2022 to make its pitch for the establishment of an IIM in Assam stating that “having an IIM will result in the proliferation of education in neighbouring states like Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh etc and could lead to the establishment of a management hub to cater to the requirement of local industries”. “An IIM will attract elite corporate organisations to invest in human talent and encourage investments,” the letter added.

Source- Getmyuni