Indian Institute of Management Ranchi

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Indian Institute of Management Ranchi
भारतीय प्रबंध संस्थान, राँची
Motto बहुमुखविकासो गन्तव्यः (Bahumukhvikaso gantavya)
Motto in English
Working to bring change towards success, not only for one’s self, but also for the community.
Established 2010
Type Public Business School
Director Anindya Sen
Location Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
23°23′0.19″N 85°18′57.31″E / 23.3833861°N 85.3159194°E / 23.3833861; 85.3159194Coordinates: 23°23′0.19″N 85°18′57.31″E / 23.3833861°N 85.3159194°E / 23.3833861; 85.3159194
Campus Urban

The Indian Institute of Management Ranchi (Hindi: भारतीय प्रबंध संस्थान, राँची), abbreviated IIM Ranchi or IIM-Ra, is a public business school located in Ranchi, Jharkhand. It is the ninth Indian Institute of Management to be established. It was inaugurated on 6 July 2010. [1]


The 11th Five-Year Plan, endorsed by the National Development Council in December 2007, envisaged the establishment of seven new IIMs. Aimed at generating both highly competent and highly trained manpower, the institutes are also expected to act as a major catalyst for developing a knowledge society that would inevitably impact the economic growth of the country.

IIM Ranchi, like all IIMs, is an autonomous institution under Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India. The institute is free to design its own curriculum and recruit faculty members. In April 2011, Union Minister Kapil Sibal announced that the government is mulling enhancement of the autonomy of IIMs by allowing them to select the director and the chairman of Board of Directors.

IIM Ranchi is amongst the six new IIMs that were approved by the Union Cabinet on 27 August 2009.

IIM Ranchi academic building


This college is operating from a temporary campus in Suchana Bhavan, behind the Governor House premises in the heart of Ranchi.[2] The construction of a permanent campus has been initiated at Birhar village on the Khunti-Karra road, about 35 kilometres (22 mi) from Ranchi.In July 2013,Jharkhand government allotted 90.14 acres (36.48 ha) of land free of cost to IIM Ranchi (IIM-R) at Cheri in Kanke block, 20 km from Ranchi.[3] On 29 July 2013, the Union Minister of Human Resource Development Shri Pallam Raju laid the foundation stone of IIM-Ranchi at Cheri.[4]

Khelgaon Complex, IIM Ranchi hostel


Like other IIMs, IIM Ranchi awards only diplomas, and not degrees.[5] The programmes offered are post graduate programmes at a level equivalent to MBA and PhD and include a standard post graduate diploma in management (PGDM), human resource management (PGDHRM), a full-time doctoral programme (FPM) and a part-time executive program (PGEXP).[6] The two-year Post-graduate Diploma in Management, equivalent to an MBA, is the flagship education program which aims to prepare young graduates for senior-level positions in industry. Its Fellow Programme in Management is a four-year fully residential doctoral-level programme in which students are trained to join academia, corporate consulting or management research on graduation. The institute's Executive Management Education Programmes and shorter programmes like Management Development are meant for enhancing managing potential of working professionals. IIM Ranchi became the first & only IIM in the country to offer PGDM-HR.[7]

Conclaves and conferences[edit]

Mr. Pankaj Phatarphod, Managing Director of RBS India, inaugurating Colloquium 2013 at IIM Ranchi


Colloquium is an annual series of guest lectures, where students of IIM Ranchi get an opportunity to interact with the industry leaders in finance, marketing, operations and HR. IIM Ranchi believes that its students should have an idea about the industry scenario while they are at their nascent stage of learning the concepts required to manage an organisation. This would not only help the students to acquire domain knowledge, but would also help them develop the necessary soft skills required to be business ready. [8]

Inauguration of HR Conclave at IIM Ranchi

HR Conclave

IIM Ranchi being the only IIM to offer specialised course in Human Resource Management, have organised two HR conclaves themed as "Turning the tide on unrest in workforce "great in 2012 and "Holistic Development of Hu¬man Capital" in 2011. Here the eminent leaders across different industries discussed extensively on the challenges being faced by the organization in today’s world and the role HR managers in solving those challenges. Dignitaries like K.A. Narayan, President-HR, Raymond, Mr. Sandeep Choudhary, Partner, Aon Hewitt, Mr. Partha Dasgupta, CEO, Apogee Leads, Mr. R. Sridhar, Vice President-HR, ITC Limited any many others discussed about HR practices across different industries.[9]


Admission to courses at IIM Ranchi is done based upon merit in Common Admission Test, conducted by the various IIMs by a policy of rotation.[10]


The PGP course is being delivered by the world-renowned faculty of IIM Calcutta in its formative years. Faculty members fly from Kolkata to Ranchi and alter between teaching at these two IIMs.[citation needed]

Student activities[edit]

Diwali celebrations at IIM-Ranchi

The clubs and the committees on campus cover diverse interests from finance and marketing to literature, theatre and nature, going beyond the confines of the classroom and the curriculum. These clubs plan to organize various events and workshops throughout the year, Apart from providing an avenue for students to showcase their talents, these clubs also encourage students to take the initiative in organizing events and set standards of excellence in various areas. IIMR has a number of clubs like Hire- The HR Club, Finesse – the finance club, Marquess Club – the marketing enthusiasts, E-Cell - The Entrepreneurship Club,Conundrum - The Consulting Club,Samarpan - the Social Responsibility Club, Sankriya - Operations/Strategy Club and QR Code - the quizzing club.


TEDx at IIM Ranchi
Dia Mirza addressing at TEDxIIMRanchi

TEDxIIMRanchi, which aims at spreading new ideas and accomplishing identified goals, is in now its third year. The first year theme was "Catalyzing Change" (2012), the second year theme "Dream Dare Do", (2013), and the third year theme, "Beyond Conformity" (2014). The TEDx (x=independently organised TED event) was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, "Ideas worth Spreading." The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. [11][12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "IIM Ranchi opens doors on July 6". The Telegraph (Calcutta, India). 2010-06-29. 
  2. ^ Gupta, Amit (2010-03-17). "The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | Frontpage | 15000 line up to join Ranchi IIM". Calcutta, India: Retrieved 2012-02-25. 
  3. ^ "IIM-Ranchi gets free land for campus - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 
  4. ^ Mukesh, A.S.R.P. (30 July 2013). "IIM-R gets a home". The Telegraph (Calcutta, India). 
  5. ^ Mathang Seshagiri (2011-05-01). "IIMs give diplomas not degrees". Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  6. ^ "IIM Ranchi to start part-time PGPEX for local companies". Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "IIM-Ranchi to start parallel MBA courses". Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Colloquium begins at IIM - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 
  9. ^ "HR conclave at IIM Ranchi - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 
  10. ^ "Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) - Common Admission Test (CAT) 2012" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
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