HRD minister inaugurates academic session at IIM-Bodh Gaya

Patna, Aug 31 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Monday formally inaugurated the academic session of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Bodh Gaya in Bihar, officials said.

She also inaugurated the IIM-Bodh Gaya’s transit campus at Magadh University’s (MU) directorate of distance education (DDE) building, education department official R.K. Mahajan said.

According to officials, the university has given around 20,000 sq ft of space spread over two floors of the DDE building for the IIM’s temporary campus. The second and the third floors would be used as administrative and academic blocks, respectively.

“The university has also allotted 90 rooms in its hostel block to accommodate first-batch students of IIM-Bodh Gaya.

IIM-Calcutta is the mentor institution for IIM-Bodh Gaya for a year.

The union minister also laid the foundation stone of seven buildings of the Central University of South Bihar (CUSB) campus at Panchanpur near Gaya town, about 100 km from here.

The CUSB campus is coming up on 300 acres of land.

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