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IM Shillong Offers Recruitment Solutions

Institute resorts to video conferencing to ensure that its students do not lag behind in job offers

Roopak Goswami

Headhunters looking for fresh management graduates will no longer have the excuse of communication bottlenecks to leave out the region from their annual campus recruitment.

The country’s youngest IIM — the Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management in Shillong — is resorting to video conferencing to offset the problem of logistics and get placements for its students.

“We have the most tech-savvy campus among all the IIMs and are trying to utilise technology to its best (potential),” Arijit C. Majumdar, the chief of corporate relations and external affairs of IIM Shillong, told this correspondent.

Altogether 63 students are passing out this year and they will be interviewed by around 35 companies, including two from Singapore and Dubai.

Majumdar said 50 per cent of the companies would resort to video conferencing for recruitment.

The companies coming for campus recruitment are from diverse backgrounds like consulting, fast-moving consumer goods, information technology and logistics, he added.

Though many companies have started campus placements from educational institutions in the region — mainly in Guwahati — the number is still very low. An official in the administrative section of Gauhati University said officials from big companies often cite the distance between their headquarters and the Northeast as well as lack of “better hotels” as reasons for giving the region a miss.

IIM Shillong was set up with the vision of expanding and mobilising facilities for offering good quality management education and research in the region.

The decision of coming up with an IIM was unanimously taken by the ministry of human resource development along with the chief ministers of the northeastern states at a review meeting in Shillong in June, 2004. The institute started classes in 2008.

Mazumdar said the placement process would be over in the next 10 days. “We will not lag behind others when it comes to our students getting offers,” he added.

The director of IIM Shillong, Ashoke K. Dutta, said, “IIM Shillong has pioneered a number of initiatives to bring about closer interaction between the faculty, students and other stakeholders to enhance the quality of their experience during their two years of stay in Shillong.”

He said, “IIM Shillong has maintained the quality and standards which are hallmarks of an IIM. In addition, we have added special emphasis on sustainable development, ethical behaviour, values and concern for society.”

Shillong IIM offers a two-year post-graduate diploma in management programme. It is currently functioning from a temporary campus in the Mayurbhanj complex at Nongthymmai. Work will soon commence soon on a 120-acre site for the permanent campus at Mawdiangdiang, on the outskirts of Shillong.
(The Telegraph)

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