History of IIM BG
Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya is a relatively new addition to the prestigious fraternity with a long standing of almost 60 years. Established in 2015, IIM Bodh Gaya, a third generation IIM is setup under the mentorship of IIM Calcutta, the oldest IIM in the country. IIM Bodh Gaya feels proud having followed the standard of its mentor. Building on the grand heritage of the IIM brand, IIM Bodh Gaya aspires to promote a culture which can create socially responsible managers and emotionally mature leaders.
In a short span of almost 4 years, IIM Bodh Gaya has already strengthened its position in the league of premiere B-schools. IIM Bodh Gaya follows the same pedagogy as of IIM Calcutta. In its initial years IIM Bodh Gaya was tutored by faculty from IIM Calcutta. Over the previous year IIM Bodh Gaya has incorporated within its folds distinguished full time faculty members. IIM Bodh Gaya partook the academic rigor for which IIMC is known for offering Post Graduate Programme (PGP) in Management, and providing the standard specializations such as Finance, Marketing and HR. The overall quality as well as design of the curriculum at IIM Bodh Gaya was also overseen by IIM Calcutta. With faculty members joining the institute the curricula, syllabi and related academic activities are being given shape.
The curriculum involves intensive case studies, engrossing field work, role plays and continuous corporate interaction workshops. The program has been conceived to provide world-class management education to meet the requirements of enterprises across sectors by producing highly skilled management professionals. Till its 118 acre permanent campus comes up, IIM Bodh Gaya will operate temporarily from campus of the Magadh University. With a state-of- the-art, newly constructed boys and girls hostels, and knowledge database, IIM Bodh Gaya promises to be the future of business education preparing young graduates for senior-level positions in industry.
IIM Bodh Gaya is aware of its role in sensitizing its learners in becoming business leaders with socially compassionate bent of mind. With that in mind team Pragati looks to bring positive changes in the milieu it inhabits. It aims to promote social awareness by conducting activities at the grassroot level driven toward environment, public administration, education and healthcare. It also offers volunteering opportunities, leadership experiences and career exploration. Pragati is involved in activities like remedies for social causes like environmental degradation through plantation drive, tie-up with local authorities to promote local culture like Pitrapaksha festival and Kalachakra festival, blood donation camp in association with Red Cross Society Gaya and the Officer’s Training Academy Gaya, mini marathon to promote healthy lifestyle, promoting education focusing on financial inclusion and many more. It actively participates in social initiatives by the Government of India like Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan and the like. It aims at empowering the underprivileged and subsequently strengthens the stakeholders of IIM Bodh Gaya by involving them in decision making.