IIMS at a Glance

The Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur (IIM Sirmaur) is a public business school in the Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is one of the twenty Indian Institutes of Management—a group of autonomous public institutes of management education and research in India. The institute has started its operations under the guidance and mentorship of the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, one of the premier management institutes in the country. The first batch of the Post Graduate Program (PGP) in Management at IIM Sirmaur started on 4th September, 2015.

The temporary campus of IIM Sirmaur has been setup at the Himachal Institute of Technology, Paonta Sahib, Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh. The Government of Himachal Pradesh has allotted over 200 acres of land in Dhaula Kuan near Nahan town for the permanent campus of the institute.

Timeline of important events


  • The Union government sanctioned an IIM for Himachal Pradesh in its financial budget of 2014.
  • On 15th August 2014, the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Virbhadra Singh announced that the IIM will be setup at Dhaulakuan near Nahan town in the Sirmaur district. Sirmaur was selected over Kullu and Shimla because an IIM would help to improve the socio-economic condition of local people.          


  • The inaugural ceremony for IIM Sirmaur was held on 4th September 2015. The ceremony was attended by Dr. Rajeev Bindal , minister of health and family welfare in Government of Himachal Pradesh, Kirnesh Jung, MLA Paonta Sahib, Professor Rakesh Srivastava, Director of IIM Lucknow and Professor Bharat Bhaskar, the head of the task force committee of IIM Sirmaur.
  • On 12th march 2015, the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry approved a 200 acre site near Dhaula Kuan for the development of the permanent campus of the institute
  • Classes for the first batch of the Post Graduate Programme in Management at IIM Sirmaur commenced on 4th September 2015.


  • The inauguration ceremony of the second Post Graduate Programme in Management was held on 16th July 2016. The students of the second batch were addressed by Mr. Sanjeev Govil, Chief Operating Officer, Idea Cellular Limited, Mr. G. Ramesh CEO and Managing Director, HDB Financial Services Limited, Dr. Ajit Prasad, Director IIM Lucknow, and Professor Rajiv Srivastava.
  • Classes for the second batch of the Post Graduate Programme in Management at IIM Sirmaur commenced on 18th July 2015.