PERMANENT CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT

 DHAULA KUAN, DISTRICT SIRMAUR, HIMACHAL PRADESH

Academic development goes hand in hand with sound infrastructure. The Institute is proud to be a forerunner amongst the newly established IIMs, in this area. IIM Sirmaur has achieved significant progress in the development of its permanent campus, at Dhaula Kuan, District Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh.

The permanent campus:

On 15th August 2014, the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Virbhadra Singh announced that the IIM will be setup at Dhaula Kuan near Nahan town in the Sirmaur district. Sirmaur was selected over Kullu and Shimla because an IIM would help to improve the socio-economic conditions of local people.         

 

On 12th March 2015, a Central committee selected a site of 1010 bigha (210 acres) of land in Dhaula Kuan near Nahan town for the permanent campus of the institute. The three member Central committee was headed by Shri Shashi Prakash Goyal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development, with Professor Ashish Nanda, Director, IIM-Ahmedabad, and Professor Bharat Bhaskar, Task Force head from IIM-Lucknow, as the other two members.

 

The campus of the Institute is coming up on 210 acres of land on Ambala- Dehradun National Highway No. 72 at Dhaula Kuan, H.P on the land allotted by Government of Himachal Pradesh. Dhaula Kuan is 15 kilometers from Paonta Sahib, 103 kilometers from Chandigarh airport, 97 kilometers from Dehradun Jolly Grant airport. The nearest rail heads are at Yamunanagar at a distance of 60 kilometers and Dehradun railway station at a distance of 68 kilometers.

IIM Sirmaur Permanent Campus Site:

Topographical survey of the site has been conducted during 2017-2018. The topography of the allotted site is almost flat with a very gentle slope from west to east. The surroundings comprise of salient features like the Himalayan Ranges in the North and Shivalik Ranges in the South. A seasonal river called ‘Sankul’ flows across the site, which further divides the west side of the site into two halves. In the north region there are fruit orchards.

 

                                                    Pristine site with gentle slopes              Fencing the allotted land


 

The fencing (with reinforced concrete pillars and barbed wire) of the allotted land has been completed.

 

Map of IIM Sirmaur with Boundary Marked as per GPS Survey conducted during 2017-18

 

Permanent Campus Development:

The construction and development of the permanent campus is planned in three Phases. On March 06, 2019 Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur has signed ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ (MoU) with Central Public Works Department (CPWD), Government of India for construction and development of its Phase 1 Buildings and Infrastructure of permanent campus at Dhaula Kuan, District Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh. The 1st  phase of construction includes Boys Hostel, Mixed Hostel (Girls +FPM), Kitchen cum Dining Hall Complex, Student activity centre, Satellite Shopping complex, Student Canteen, Director Residence, Faculty Residences, CAO + Finance Account Officer Residence, Medical Officer Residence, Non-Teaching Staff Residence,  Community Centre, Class Rooms Complex, Faculty Building, Computer & Communication Service Centre, Virtual Learning /Audio Visual Centre, Central Library, Auditorium/Conference Centre, MDP, Administrative complex + Engineering Workshop, Incubation Centre, Guest House, Health Centre, Worship/ Meditation Place and Electrical Substation. The 1st phase of construction is expected to be completed by 2021-22.

 

Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) has approved a term loan of Rs. 392.51 crore for the construction of Phase I of the permanent campus.

The Architect Planner/Consultant has been appointed and the final Master Plans and Architectural designs shall be approved soon to host and reflect the vision of a world class institution in the form of buildings, spaces and artefacts of the #Himalayan IIM: Indian Institute of Management, Sirmaur.

 

To conceptualize the architectural vision of IIM Sirmaur, the Institute prepared a project development brief which envisioned the key features of the project. The campus is being planned to be constructed in a layered tapestry of spaces, buildings, road networks, landscapes and other site features, as well as colors, materials, scales, textures, and patterns etc., so that they blend with the surroundings, settlement and the natural ambience of the region as IIM Sirmaur is committed to keep environment safe and clean. Special care is being taken to incorporate the cultural ethos and the heritage in the designing and the architecture of the proposed master plan of the permanent campus.

A view of IIM Sirmaur permanent campus land at Dhaula Kuan