India was a great global leader in the past. For a long time, Indian economy was the largest in the world. Almost every nation whose existence was known in ancient and medieval world had made a beeline for the coveted Indian products including silk and spices. Indian gold and precious stones were irresistible temptations for mighty wealth-seekers. Our great Nalanda was probably the first international University attracting scholars from far and wide. At a time when no modern equipments of space research were known, Indian scholars had remarkable knowledge of astronomy. The zero that ancient Indians invented is at the core of modern information technology. After receding into oblivion for a few centuries, India is in the limelight again.
With the Indian economy poised to be on top of the world along with China in a few decades to come, there is need to bring the global educational leadership back to India from elsewhere where it had migrated to. A crucial step in this is to initiate the process. IIM Rohtak has a strategic location in the National Capital Region that can enable it to be at the Center of the world with the right efforts commensurate with India’s global aspirations. Hence, the vision of IIM Rohtak is to be a global leader in management education and to be India’s future Nalanda in management.
IIM Rohtak recognizes the parameters of global leadership as global outlook, global size, global brand, global culture, global ingredients, global processes, global contribution, and a global boundary. Therefore, IIM Rohtak does resolve to do everything possible to lay the foundation of that glorious future when India leads the world again. At a more basic level, IIM Rohtak intends to develop its students as true citizens embodying integrity and unparalleled social commitment. It’s IIM Rohtak’s aspiration to be the nerve-centre of the emergence of a new socio-cultural milieu of India that has no place for India’s social evils of caste-ism, corruption, and intolerance. For those who have the inspiration and determination to be part of such a great mission, IIM Rohtak is the right place to be associated with.
IIM Rohtak aims at a rapid growth in its PGP programme. Its planning to start new programmes in the next few years. It has plans to grow to the size of globally respected schools of business at the fastest pace. It has taken several initiatives within the short time since its inception. In the first year itself it started its Post-Graduate Programme (PGP) batch with 50 students. In the second year of its existence (2011-12), it grew to a batch size of 120, a size which other institutions have taken much longer time to reach. For the first time in the history of IIMs, the four new IIMs at Rohtak, Raipur, Ranchi and Trichy had come together to conduct the PGP selection interview process together. IIM Rohtak had a big role in this new initiative. Now for 2012-13 admissions, the 6 IIMs are collaborating. IIM Rohtak is in the process of discussing with potential international partners including in the USA and its likely to come out with active international collaborations soon. It has a beading signed its first US agreement with the Indiana University, Kelley School of business, which is ranked in top 100 in the word. IIM Rohtak has also decided to set up an Advisory Council consisting of well-known corporate and academic personalities from internationally acclaimed organizations and institutions to guide in its exciting future plans.
IIM Rohtak is continuing with the process of recruiting faculty who will be the engine of its growth and progress. It’s emphasis will be on teaching and research capabilities with capacity in executive education. It’s committed to providing to its faculty a healthy work environment in which they can be highly productive. IIM Rohtak has plans to make itself a leading centre of management research that can provide knowledge resources to the world. It also recognizes the demand for quality executive education in India and will strive to be a leading centre of executive education. IIM Rohtak plans to develop centres of excellence to meet future needs of India in areas of social and growth implications that are now under-recognized and under-focused.