The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) were created by the Indian Government with the aim of identifying the brightest intellectual talent available in the student community of India and training it in the best management techniques available in the world, to ultimately create a pool of elite managers to manage and lead the various sections of the Indian economy. IIMs play a leading role in the nation’s managerial manpower development in addition to carrying out research in emerging areas. These Institutes are recognized as premier management institutions, comparable to the best in the world for teaching, research and interaction with industries. As role models for other Indian B-Schools, they have shared knowledge and skills to improve the quality and standards of management education in India.
In 2009, the Indian government decided to start six new IIMs including IIM Udaipur. IIMU started off with its PGP Programme with a batch of 58 students in a temporary campus located at Polymer Science Building, Mohanlal Sukhadia University (MLSU), Udaipur. The new campus for IIM Udaipur will come up in 253 acres of land in the Balicha area of Udaipur, Rajasthan which has been allocated by the Government of Rajasthan for this purpose.
Shri C.K.Birla, Chairman of Hindustan Motors Ltd., India, was appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Governors for IIM Udaipur while Prof. Janat Shah, formerly with IIM Bangalore, was appointed as the Institute’s Director.
IIM Udaipur currently offers a Dual Degree Post Graduate Programme for Executives in Global Supply Chain Management in collaboration with Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, a Management Development Programme for Women Entrepreneurs and a Summer School Programme for Future Leaders in Development, in addition to the flagship Post Graduate Programme. Over the next few years, the Institute would also offer Doctoral Programmes and Faculty Development Programmes.
IIM Udaipur aims to set a new benchmark in the field of management education and research by delivering a high quality of education through the dissemination of knowledge. Set in the picturesque backdrop of Udaipur, one of the busiest tourist attractions in India, the Institute strives to roll out a curriculum that will be utmost in-line with industry with a special focus on global business practices.