IIM Sambalpur begins virtual induction week for its flagship MBA program


IIM Sambalpur started its virtual induction week for the class 2021-23 with 48% female students in its flagship MBA degree program.

The 7th MBA batch with its strength of 169 students is a vibrant combination of gender and academic diversity.

Mahadeo Jaiswal, Director, IIM Sambalpur, said, “The Vision of IIM Sambalpur is to “Nurture Responsible Leaders with Entrepreneurial Mind Set”, and we operate around our 3 Core Values: Innovation, Inclusiveness & Integrity.” 

“As an evidence to our Inclusiveness Value propositions, we became the first IIM in 2019 MBA admission with highest gender inclusive diversity of 49% female students in MBA, 44% in 2020 and 48% female in 2021.”

This year 67% of the candidates are from Engineering background and 65% of students have prior working experiencehe added.

Chief Guest, Saurabh Garg, Chief Executive Officer, UIDAI said, “Keeping in mind that change is the only constant, the one advice that I can give these students is that figuring out the gaps that is there in your education.”

Performance of a leader also depends on teamwork so do learn how to work in groups and teams. Life is a marathon, and you will not have victory at every point,” he added.

The 5-day Induction program will be addressed by a host of eminent and notable leaders from the industry and the Government.

Owing to the pandemic, IIM Sambalpur has been conducting online classes which is likely to continue this year as well.

Since its inception in 2015, the institute has already taken positive steps for Entrepreneurial Innovation and Experiential Learning.

IIM Sambalpur currently offers full-time Master in Business Administration (MBA), full-time Ph.D., Executive Ph.D., and Executive MBA program.