IIM Tiruchirappalli came into existence on January 4, 2011. Mr Kapil Sibal, the then Minister of HRD and Telecommunications, Government of India laid the foundation stone on a sprawling 192 acres of land in Tiruchirappalli. IIM Tiruchirappalli (popularly known as Trichy) is the eleventh IIM. The Board of Governors comprises many professionals from diverse areas such as Finance, Entrepreneurship, Law, Education, etc. The Chairman of the Board, Mr M Damodaran, IAS (Retd), was the Chief Secretary of the State of Tripura and has served as the Chairman of many leading organisations like IDBI, UTI and SEBI. Today, he serves as an independent Director of many professional companies of repute. Prof Prafulla Agnihotri, who was a professor in marketing group at IIM Calcutta, is the director of institute.

Academic Programmes

IIM Trichy currently has about 20 faculty members and is likely to go up in the immediate future. All the faculty members have doctoral degrees from institutions of international repute in India and/or overseas. Academic excellence is the watchword at IIM Trichy and this guiding principle percolates at all levels of the institute. IIM Trichy not only strives to maintain the same standards of excellence set by older IIMs but also persevere to move beyond being just a prototype. IIM Trichy believes in adapting western management mantras to the Indian ethos. It aims at creating an environment that will encourage students having diverse backgrounds to excel in the fi elds of their choice, through holistic, functional and relevant education. Pedagogy at IIMT promotes ethics, critical inquiry, creativity and originality. The interdisciplinary approach we use at the institute lays the foundation for life-long learning.

IIM Trichy uses experiential learning methodology along with the traditional case study approach in its classrooms. Our motto “knowledge knows no bounds” aptly describes our philosophy which is to extend learning beyond the classroom. We instill a spirit of enquiry in the students and encourage them to ask questions and to challenge existing paradigms. It offers intellectual freedom to its students to think differently. It aims at being socially responsive and responsible to the society in which it operates. It grooms its students to work in and lead a diverse global team in future. It fosters integrity and ethical behaviour among its students. IIM Trichy partners with the industry so that students gain hands on experience, write case studies themselves and listen to the guest lecturers who share their practical experiences with the students.

Because of this all round development of its students, students of IIM Trichy had a number of achievements in the very fi rst year of its operations. The students of IIM Trichy achieved many accolades like bagging the fi rst prize in the Kings of Advertisements event held at Confluence 2011, IIM Ahmedabad’s Annual Management Summit; secured the fi rst place as the “Sellers” in Oil Barons Simulation, an online simulation game conducted by IIM Ahmedabad as part of Confl uence 2011, won the third prize of one lakh rupees in mUreka, the largest analytics event conducted by Mu Sigma and IIM Lucknow, etc.

IIM Trichy faculty members are actively involved in working on consulting and training assignments and many case studies emerge from their first hand experiences with the industry. IIM Trichy is the fi rst IIM in the country to offer Fellowship Programme in the very second year of its operations. Currently, it offers Fellowship Programme in Finance, Marketing, Operations, HR & OB, MIS and Strategy areas.

IIM Trichy is proud to state that it is one of the few business schools in the country to have 100 percent placement for the very fi rst batch that graduated from its campus in a diffi cult year where economic recession affected the industrial growth in the country. A number of prominent companies like Aditya Birla Group, Mahindra & Mahindra (GMP), IBM, Kellogg’s, Citibank, KPMG, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd, TAFE, Dabur, Cognizant Business Consulting, Reserve Bank of India, Axis Bank, Hunt Partners, BPCL and HPCL, Perfi nt Health Care, etc, recruited from our campus for the fi nal placements.


Mr M Damodaran, The Chairman of the Board, IIM Tiruchirappalli

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