Prof. Neelu Rohmetra, Director IIM Sirmaur received the 'First Ladies Award' on January 20th, 2018. The felicitation event was held at Rashtrapati Bhawan, wherein she joined over interaction with 100 other exceptional women achievers in the Country in varied areas.
The 2nd Annual Convocation of Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur was held on April 13, 2018. Shri Jai Ram Thakur, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh was the Chief Guest on the occasion and delivered the Convocation Address.
Mr. Kaushal Kishore (Advisor, TRAI, Govt. of India), who was the guest of honour on the occasion spoke about the three pillars of success viz. perseverance, curiosity and determination. He mentioned that giving back to society is what matters the most.
Guest lecture (centred on Future of Banking) at IIM Sirmaur
In his first guest lecture (centred on Future of Banking) at IIM Sirmaur, Mr. Rajiv Vaid shed light on how the advent of new banking technologies such as Block Chain is gradually eliminating the need for banks altogether. He also touched upon the emerging trends and key focus areas in banking, both from the perspective of consumers as well as banks.
Guest Lecture (Transformation To New Leadership Roles)
In the third guest lecture of the Colloquium series centered on the theme “Transformation to new leadership roles”, Mr. Krishnan Venkiteswaran, Head HR, Control Print Limited, shed light on various leadership styles and the relevance of each in today’s day and age.
IIM Sirmaur hosted Mr. Santosh Wakhloo, Vice President, JK Paper Ltd., who delivered a guest lecture on ‘Leadership’ to the students of PGP04 batch. Mr. Wakhloo talked about the role of a leader in thinking big, planning big and creating differentiation.
Guest Lectures ''Social Business as a transformational approach''
Indian Institute of Management, Sirmaur feels proud to have hosted Mr. Fons van der Velden, Founder - Context, International Cooperation, to deliver a lecture on “Social Business as a transformational approach” to the students of PGP04 batch.
On 15th August 2014, the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Virbhadra Singh announced that the IIM will be setup at Dhaulakuan near Nahan town in the Sirmaur district. Sirmaur was selected over Kullu and Shimla because an IIM would help to improve the socio-economic conditions of local people.
On 12th March 2015, a Central committee selected a site of 1010 bigha (210 acres) of land in Dhaula Kuan near Nahan town for the permanent campus of the institute. The three member Central committee was headed by Shri Shashi Prakash Goyal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development, with Professor Ashish Nanda, Director, IIM-Ahmedabad, and Professor Bharat Bhaskar, Task Force head from IIM-Lucknow, as the other two members. The campus site is situated on the national highway, and therefore, it is suitable for housing a premier business school.