The Goa Institute of Management (GIM) one of the premier B-Schools in India, today inaugurated its sprawling new state-of-the-art campus in Goa. The inauguration was followed by the annual convocation ceremony for the PGDBM batch 2010-12. Students turned professional managers received the coveted diploma after having completed over 22 months of academically packed rigorous training with exposure to live industrial projects.
The event was presided over by Mr. R Gopalakrishnan, Director, Tata Sons Ltd and the Chairman of the Board of Governors at GIM. The Chief Guest of the event was Dr. Ashok S. Ganguly, Padma Vibhushan awardee in 2008 and Member of the Rajya Sabha. Dr Ganguly was chairman of Hindustan Lever Ltd (now HUL) and was later member of the Board of Unilever PLC, London. In 2006 he was also a recipient of the high civilian honor in the UK, the Commander of the British Empire. Also present at the occasion was Mr. Peter D’Lima, Director at GIM and Prof. N. Sambandam the Academic Dean along with other members of the Board of Governors, students and faculty members of the institute.
Dr. Ashok Ganguly inaugurated the sprawling new GIM campus. Situated approximately 30 kms from the capital city of Panjim away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the campus is the perfect place for a student to learn and be nurtured into corporate leaderof the future. The campus offers stunning views of the mist covered hills, vibrant green valleys and dense forested areas all around.
Speaking on the inauguration of the campus Mr. R. Gopalakrishnan, Chairman, Goa Institute of Management, said “The additional capacity created by GIM at Sanquelim is potentially an aesthetic delight. High class educational institutions like GIM need academic rigour, quality teachers and an inspiriting ambience. The Sanquelim campus of GIM meets all these requirements.”
The new state-of-the-art GIM campus provides all the facilities required for a business school student’s requirements. RFID cards are used for issue of library books without the support of a librarian, paying for meals and snacks and for stationery and photocopies as also to mark attendance. The whole campus is modern and Wi-Fi connected all over. Modern living quarters are equipped with coin operated washing and drying machines. The academic and faculty areas are centrally air conditioned. The video conference facilities permit a lecture to be given from any overseas country with students able to individually address questions to the lecturer.GIM also offers a well-equipped library and a cafeteria with extended hours overlooking the green valley. The campus moreover includes facilities for various sports activities, such as football ground and jogging track, basket ball and volley ball courts and indoor badminton and table tennis courts. A gymnasium, multipurpose hall and guest rooms for visiting faculty are also part of the campus. In addition the campus consists of a small shopping area which includes a stationery store, provision counters and ATM machines. A 60 seater Tulip Hall was earlier inaugurated by Mr. Natrajan Sriram at the campus.
The inauguration of the campus was followed by the 18th annual Convocationceremony with a report on the institute’s performance highlighting the achievements of the institute during the last academic year. Out of a batch of 226 students of the full time PGDBM batch, a total of 205 students have been placed so far. The average salary was Rs. 7.75 lakh per annum this year, while the highest (annual) salary offered is Rs. 13 lakh. Students received their diplomas and some special awards of merits from Dr. Ashok Ganguly and Mr. R Gopalakrishnan.
P.F.X. D’Lima, Director of Goa Institute of Management said, “Goa Institute of Management is continuously innovating and is moving towards being the best in terms of both education and infrastructure. The new campus has facilities appropriate for management students who will be global managers of tomorrow. With the expansion of infrastructure and increase in faculty we have included new courses. We aim at providing the right facilities to students that will help them garner the most from their time here. ”
Over the years Goa Institute of Management has earned the enviable reputation of being one of the finest management schools in the country. The new campus is an all encompassing educational facility that will encourage students start out on the right foot to be innovative and to develop into socially conscious business professionals.
GIM currently boasts of an excellent infrastructure and the best talent that make up the core faculty.