Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the permanent campus of IIM Sambalpur, Odisha on Saturday via video conferencing.
Speaking at the event, PM Modi said, Till 2014, there were 13 IIMs in India. Today, there are 20 IIMs. Such a large talent pool can help strengthen the 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' campaign."
Earlier, in a tweet, Prime Minister Modi had said that he will lay the foundation stone for the permanent campus of Indian Institutes of Management, Sambalpur at 11 AM on Saturday.
According to the statement, IIM Sambalpur is the first IIM to implement the idea of the flipped classroom where the basic concepts are learnt in digital mode and experiential learning takes place in the class, through live projects from the industry.
The Institute also outscored all other IIMs in terms of the highest gender diversity with 49 per cent girl students in MBA (2019-21) batch and 43 per cent in MBA (2020-22) batch, the statement said.
(With inputs from ANI)