Continuing its journey towards steady progress and growth since its inception just five years ago, IIM Visakhapatnam has already carved out for itself a niche place in the comity of IIMs, crossing several milestones and maintaining a distinct lead in:
- Having rich knowledge resources; and modern infrastructure, even in its temporary campus, conducive to learning outcomes of high impact;
- Having a vibrant student cohort with national character - representing most of the states in India,- they excel in academics, co- and extra-curricular activities and regularly win competitions pan-India;
- Recording top placements among 10 IIMs;
- Enjoying excellent linkage with apex industry bodies like CII;
- Having all faculty with PhDs from top-notch institutions of India and abroad such as IIMs, IITs and reputed foreign universities.
- Hosting the largest cohort of women-entrepreneurs, after IIM Bangalore , under a special initiative called the Women Start-up Program;
- Launching the PhD program from the Academic Year 2019-20;
- Conducting a customized MBA Program on weekends for experienced professionals;
- Offering (first-ever in the country) specialized MBA Program in Digital Governance & Management in blended learning mode, under the aegis of and sponsored by the Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY), Govt. of India;
- Starting a TIDE (Technology Incubation and Development of Entrepreneurship) Center under the aegis of and supported by MeitY, GOI (only the fifth IIM to enjoy this recognition and privilege);
- Building the capacities of teaching staff from the engineering colleges across the country, under the Technical Education Quality Improvement Program, sponsored by the National Project Implementation Unit, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India;
- Conducting Management Development Programs for top-notch Central Public Sector Enterprises and corporates.
- Designing, developing and delivering the first-ever Certificate Program in R&D Management for the scientists of Naval Science & Technological Lab; DRDO, GOI;
- Receiving, on the strength of our credibility assiduously built on strong credentials, an endowment of Rs.22.0 Million from an eminent scientist and philanthropist (Dr B R L Row), towards construction of an Incubation Facility as well as institution of Gold Medal to be awarded, year after year, to the best-performing girl student in the MBA program;
- Reaching the threshold of constructing an iconic permanent campus with the largest area and the highest capital allocation among the new IIMs.
IIM Visakhapatnam is thus a trend-setter and path-breaker!