The Odisha government has decided to set up the permamnent campus of the proposed Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Bhubaneswar, a reliable source said.
Sources maintained that the State Government has already finalised three locations on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar – Gothapatna, Argul and Jatni. A formal proposal to this effect will be sent soon to the Union Human Resources Development (HRD).
The government has zeroed in on locations around Bhubaneswar due to availability of infrastructural facilities like international airport and express train connectivity, as desired by the HRD ministry.
Earlier this year, the state government had identified 12 locations from six districts for establishment of the IIM.
But when the HRD ministry insisted that the IIM must be situated within one hour journey from the airport, the state government selected Bhubaneswar as the prime location.
IIM Odisha has already been added as a choice for candidates appearing the Common Aptitude Test (CAT) this month.