Indian Institute of Management Rohtak

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Indian Institute of Management Rohtak
Indian Institute of Management Rohtak logo.jpg
Motto 'ज्ञानेन गुणेन च प्रबन्धः'
Motto in English
'Management through knowledge and values'
Type Public Business School
Established 2009
Chairman Ravi Kant
Director Prof. Atanu Rakshit
Students 335
Location Rohtak, Haryana, India
Campus Urban

Indian Institute of Management Rohtak, abbreviated IIM-R, is a public business school located in Rohtak, Haryana, India. It is the eight Indian Institute of Management to be established, after IIM Shillong.Ranked among the top B-schools of the country, it is also the only IIM to be strategically located in the National Capital Region.

Established in November 2009,[1] the institute offers Post Graduate Diploma Programmes in Management, a Fellowship Programme, Executive Post Graduate Programme and a number of Executive Training Programmes.


The 11th Five Year Plan, endorsed by the National Development Council in December 2007, envisaged the establishment of six new IIMs.

IIM Rohtak is the first amongst the six IIMs approved by the Union Cabinet on 27 August 2009. In continuance of the Government’s vision of promoting excellence in managerial education, the eighth Indian Institute of Management was established in Rohtak on November 16, 2009. The institute was mentored by IIM Lucknow in its first year of formation. Prof. P Rameshan, the Dean administration and Director-in-charge of IIM Kozhikode, was the first director of IIM Rohtak from 2010-2015. The current Director-in-charge is Prof. Atanu Rakshit.[2]


IIM Rohtak started functioning on 30 June 2010. It was formally inaugurated by Mr. Ravi Kant, Vice Chairman of Tata Motors Ltd., in the presence of eminent faculty of IIM Lucknow and board members. Mr. Ravi Kant is the first Chairperson of the Board of Governors of IIM Rohtak. The initial batch strength was pegged at 48 students to keep a high student teacher ratio.[3][4] In the academic sessions after 2011, the intake has been increasing upwards of 120-130 students.[5]


IIM Rohtak Campus

IIM Rohtak's 80 hectares (200 acres) campus is being constructed at Sunaria near Rohtak city. A budget of about Rs.2.50 billion has been allocated by the Central Government of India to develop the campus. The foundation stone for the new campus was laid on 1 October 2010.

IIM Rohtak is temporarily functioning from Maharishi Dayanand University (MDU), Rohtak. The classrooms are located in the spacious and air conditioned humanities block which has been fitted with all equipment necessary for seamless classes. The block is supported by library and IT facilities. According to the MOU signed between IIM Rohtak and MDU, the students and staff of IIM Rohtak will have access to the entire infrastructure of the university including Swimming pool facility, Indoor Sports Complex, Gymnasium, Auditoriums, Hostels, Parking Facilities etc.[6]

Tagore Auditorium

The permanent campus of IIM Rohtak is located in Sunaria on NH-10, 55 km from Delhi .The campus is due to become operational by December 2016.


On 31 August 2011, IIM Rohtak and Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, signed a Memorandum of Understanding( MOU) for academic collaboration.[7] The partnership will be in the form of joint research and doctoral work, exchange programmes for both teachers and students, and joint academic structures for executives and consultation on joint teaching material. IIM Rohtak also received the membership of prestigious AACSB accreditation agency on 18 January 2012.[8] The institute also has long term academic collaborations with California State University at Fullerton, and Singapore Management University, which will also involve faculty and student exchange.



The flagship program of the institute, it is designed as an integrated whole to mould the participants towards being socially and ecologically aware managers with a deep rooted value system, and towards 'learning to learn'. After a series of core courses in all domains of management, a summer internship is undertaken by the students, following which cutting edge electives follow, taken by industry experts and sought after professors, preparing the to-be managers to thrive in a dynamic business environment.


The doctoral program in management (also known as Fellow Program in Management (FPM)) at IIM Rohtak strives to incorporate the strengths of similar programmes in other major institutions and has included specific innovative features in the curriculum and methodology as per the emerging needs of the industry and academia. It offers financial aid to all its participants. The list of currently possible specialisations in the FPM, as in the year 2016-17, are

- Business Environment - Financial Management - General Management - Human Resources Management - Information Technology Systems - Marketing - Operations - Strategic Management. - Interdisciplinary areas: i)Retail Management - ii)Manufacturing including Logistics and Supply Chain Management


The EPGP at IIM Rohtak is for a pan-industry cross section of experienced executives, entrepreneurs and professionals, who desire to enhance their managerial knowledge and skills through formal management education without significant disruptions in their work schedule. It is designed to have both on and off campus modules. While the off-campus distance module will form the mainstay of the programme, the on-campus module is designed to give the participants the experience of the residential programmes of the Institute and a sense of belongingness to IIM Rohtak as both students and alumni later.

MDPs and FDPs

Faculty Development Programs (FDPs) of IIM Rohtak are aimed at maintaining and improving the professional competency of faculty members working in business schools of universities and private institutions within India and abroad. The FDPs offered by IIM Rohtak are designed in the form of workshops, training programmes, lectures and demonstrations.

The MDPs offered by IIM Rohtak are designed as short-duration skill development programmes for business executives and government personnel who cannot attend long-duration programmes but need timely updating of their managerial skills. As open programmes or sponsored programmes, the various disciplines covered by MDPs of IIM Rohtak are: Marketing, Human Resource Management, Operations, Finance & Accounting, Information Technology Systems, Strategic Management, General Management and Business Environment.


Udaan at IIM Rohtak


Udaan is organized annually by Entrepreneurship Cell of IIM Rohtak. Udaan provides a platform for students, mentors, venture capitalists and businesses to learn and share network. The event endeavors to facilitate knowledge and experience sharing by bringing together experts from industry to present their views and breed in students the pride to be an entrepreneur.

Management Conclave 2015

Conclaves and summits[edit]

The institute organised its first annual Management Conclave, "Mission India", on 30 October 2011, and from then on, year after year, Management conclaves have been organised on themes that have brought together several industry stalwarts. Leaders from across the industry spectrum have presented their views on India’s growth story and challenges ahead during the course of panel discussions and interactions with the students. HR Conclaves, CXO summits, and Internet summits have further increased the productive industry-academia interaction at IIM Rohtak. The 2014-16 batch saw the start of the Entrepreneurship Summit and its successful second iteration in 2015.


Infusion at IIM Rohtak
War of Bands at IIM Rohtak

Infusion is the flagship Sports and Cultural festival of Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak. Initiated in 2013, the event has grown multi-folds in the versions that followed. In 2014 several big ticket sponsors including SBI, Central Bank of India, Idea, eBay, Safexpress sponsored the festival which included 50+ events. The Sports events are highly anticipated among the Top B Schools in northern India as one of the most competitive sporting fest. Almost all the sports are conducted including football, cricket, badminton, tennis, table tennis, basketball, volleyball etc. The chief attractions of the cultural segment were the rocking performance by Antariksh the band, the hilarious night featuring stand-up comedian Chuck Gopal and the various online and offline events, these along with the sporting events saw a total participation of over 50000 students. The event witnesses participation from Top B-schools of the country including Faculty of Management Studies, MDI Gurgaon, IIM Lucknow, IIM Kashipur, IIFT Delhi to name a few.

Sanath Jayasuriya at Marathon 15'

Run for the Girl Child[edit]

Milkha Singh at Marathon 13'

Known for its focus on Social issues, IIM Rohtak successfully organized its annual "Run for the Girl Child" Marathon for the first time on 19 February 2012 to create awareness about the foes of female infanticide and the implications of skewed sex-ratio in Haryana . Shri Milkha Singh hosted the event as the guest of honor. The event elicited great response with more than 2000 participants. Since, the Run For Girl Child marathon, of special relevance in Haryana where IIM Rohtak is located, has seen the participation of thousands of people in various categories such as a 10 km run, a 5 km run for girls, 5 km run for boys and a 3 km run for children below 12 years of age. The event has regularly witnesses participation of reputed sportsperson & social activists as well. In 2015, the event hosted Sanath Jayasuriya as the chief guest of the IIM Rohtak marathon, while in 2014 Maj. DP Singh revered the occasion.

TEDx at IIM Rohtak

TEDx IIM Rohtak [9][edit]

IIM Rohtak hosted its first TEDx event in September 2015 with eminent speakers from across the country. The event was attended by 7 participating speakers with varied experiences ranging from social activists to poets .

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