IIM Nagpur’s new campus is the cradle for young minds: President Ram Nath Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the permanent campus of IIM Nagpur today. Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan was also present.

President Ram Nath Kovind at inauguration of IIM Nagpur new campus (source: Official Twitter account of President of India)President Ram Nath Kovind at inauguration of IIM Nagpur new campus (source: Official Twitter account of President of India)

Vagisha Kaushik | May 8, 2022 | 05:34 PM IST

NEW DELHI: President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the new permanent campus of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Nagpur today, May 8 at Dahegaon Mauza, MIHA, Nagpur. Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gardkari were also present on the occasion.

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“This new campus of IIM, Nagpur is the cradle for our young minds who would be soon stepping out in the world of new opportunities and accomplishments,” said President in a tweet.

Educational institutes are not just mere places of learning; it is the place which polishes the inner and sometimes hidden talents in each one of us, said President Kovind.

The President said that we are living in an era where innovation and entrepreneurship are appreciated and encouraged. Both innovation and entrepreneurship have the ability to not just ease our lives through technology but can also provide employment opportunities to many people. He expressed confidence that the eco-system at IIM, Nagpur would promote among the students the mindset of becoming job-creators, instead of being job-seekers.

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The President was happy to note that IIM, Nagpur through its Centre for Entrepreneurship has established IIM Nagpur Foundation for Entrepreneurship Development (InFED). He said that what is a matter of immense pride is that InFED has successfully enabled women entrepreneurs to graduate from Women Start-up Program and six of them have even launched their enterprises. Such programs provide an effective platform for women empowerment.

He expressed hope that just as IIM Ahmedabad has provided mentorship to IIM, Nagpur, the leading professional schools of our country, technical, management or humanities would provide mentorship to establish similar institutions.

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President Ram Nath Kovind congratulated IIM, Nagpur for taking the initiative to establish satellite campuses in Pune, Hyderabad and Singapore.

Speaking on the occasion Pradhan said that knowledge is a medium for empowerment and Lok Kalyan. As the country celebrates the Amrit Mahotsav, students at IIM Nagpur should strive to break the mould and adorn a culture of taking responsibilities and giving back to society with much more vigour. He exhorted IIM Nagpur to facilitate regional development and guided by the NEP 2020, the institution should evolve new pathways to promote entrepreneurship and establish India as a nation of job creators.

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