Odisha CM Lays Foundation For Narsee Monjee Management Institute In Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday laid the foundation for Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) at Infovalley in Bhubaneswar.
The Institute has been set up by Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal Trust. The NMIMS is a leading management institute of the country. Set up in 40 Acres of land given by the state government, the Institute will reserve 30 per cent of seats for students of Odisha on merit, an official release said.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that Odisha in recent times has made significant strides in various socio-economic parameters. It is now one of the fastest growing economies of the country. The rising economic status of the state has created immense opportunities in attracting talents from India and across the globe, he said.
The CM further said that India is now a leading economy of the world– the fifth largest among the Nations, and set to become third in a few years. This massive economic growth of India is driven by its youth power, he underlined.
Continuing on the power of youth, he said that the youth are our strength, our assets and our hope for the future. In fact, the youth of India are now considered the hope for the global economy. This is evident from the number of global CEOs and management thinkers that India has produced, he added.
He asserted that this is purely a contribution of Indian management institutes. The quality of their education, including Indian value system, has placed Indian management professionals in great demand across the globe, he said.
In the last few decades, he continued, management, as a profession of choice, has increased manifold, and this demand has been supplemented by private business schools in addition to the efforts of IIMs, and other premier government run business institutes.
Coming to Odisha, he said that the landscape of higher education in the state has undergone significant advancements since the year 2000. The state witnessed a surge in university establishments, expansions in course offerings, and infrastructure improvements across all streams of education.
The CM further said that Odisha’s higher education sector has witnessed exponential growth through flagship initiatives like 5T. The state has steered its higher education ecosystem towards a new era of progress.
Saying that this institute will add another feather to our cap in higher education, he hoped that the NMIMS will contribute to strengthen the educational ambiance in the state and will provide support for societal causes as well.