The institute has sought 10 acres of land on the outskirts of Chennai to build its own campus for a satellite centre.

Indian Institute of Management, Tiruchi has launched a Centre for Corporate Governance to conduct and promote research in the area of corporate governance.

Initiate projects

Announcing the launch at a press conference here, Prafulla Agnihotri, Director, IIM-Trichy, said the centre would initiate research projects, organise seminars and workshops on corporate governance. “The idea is to spread awareness about good corporate governance practices,” he said.

The institution believes that an interaction between academia and industry will help to understand the challenges in corporate governance better, and this centre will provide a platform for that.

According to him, this centre of excellence is the brainchild of Bipin K Dixit and Narahari Hansoge, young professors of the institute. “Our ultimate goal is to offer inputs to various corporates, act as a think-tank and play an advocacy role,” he added.

To a question on how different would this centre be from various other research centres, Dixit, who is the Assistant Professor (Finance and Accounting), said as this centre is not sponsored by any corporate, it can remain neutral. He said it will be open to industry consultancy and joint projects with any corporate.

Satellite centre

IIM-Tiruchi has also sought 10 acres of land on the outskirts of Chennai to build its own campus for a satellite centre. “We are hopeful that it would materialise soon,” said Agnihotri.

(This article was published on June 15, 2014)
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