IIM Shillong to start programme connecting students with Meghalaya’s local community

IIM Shillong organised a meeting with village heads of Khasi, Jantia Hills for collaboration on skill development, jobs, etc.

IIM SHILLONG (Image Source: Official Website)IIM SHILLONG (Image Source: Official Website)

Tanuja Joshi | July 11, 2023 | 11:15 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Shillong’s Centre for Development of North Eastern Region (CeDNER) organized a meeting with the representatives of KaaSynjuk Ki NongsynharShnong Ka Bri U Hynniewtrep, a federation of traditional village leaders of Khasi and Jantia Hills, Meghalaya. The meeting aims to foster the development of the North Eastern region.

A Community Immersion Program (CIP) of IIM Shillong will also be launched as discussed in the meeting. This programme will connect the students of IIM Shillong with the local community. Students will get to learn about the culture, traditions, and values of the North East.

The institution said that the IIM students will spend a week living with the community, supporting local businesses and organizations with management approaches and interventions.

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The collaboration will further lead to creating awareness, offering career counselling, and providing vocational training. With the above-mentioned initiatives, the partnership will also support community immersion programmes, promote skill development, and foster sustainability.

D P Goyal, director of IIM Shillong, highlighted several initiatives undertaken by the institution to drive the growth of the region. He stated that collaborations and industry partnerships will promote entrepreneurship and job creation.

“There is a need for enhanced awareness, mentoring, training, improved infrastructure, and support for start-ups in the region,” said the IIM Shillong director.

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The Executive Council members, led by Bah R L Blah, expressed their appreciation for the initiative taken by IIM Shillong and acknowledged the various training programmes provided by the institution for students and youths of Meghalaya.

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