IIM Shillong has been set up with a vision of providing good quality management education and research in the North Eastern region of India. The decision of coming up with an Indian Institute of Management in the North East was unanimously taken by the Union Minister of Human Resource Development along with the Chief Ministers of the North Eastern States in the Review Meeting held at Shillong during June 2004. Shillong was drafted as the permanent location for the institute after consultation between the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DONER) and the Chief Ministers of States of the region.Located in the green contours of North Eastern part of the country, IIM Shillong which commenced operations in 2008, remains committed to its goal of excellence in management education and research so as to evolve into a nationally and internationally recognized educational institution. Besides high quality standards and academic rigor, which are considered as the hallmark of an IIM, in IIM Shillong there is also emphasis on the ever growing significance of sustainable development and business practices. The Institute strives to impart to its students ethical values, compassionate behaviour, and concern for society.To ensure a holistic management education and to help the graduates grow into innovative leaders of the future, the Institute provides opportunities outside the classrooms as well, be it industrial interactions, sports competitions, cultural activities or entrepreneurial pursuits. The quality of instruction, rigorous course curriculum and exposures that the students get at IIM Shillong when coupled with their Summer Internship experience makes them adequately prepared and confident to face the challenges of the corporate world.
Library: The Knowledge Centre (library) of IIM,which is one of the most modern and tech savvy libraries in the country, started functioning right from the time of inception of the Institute. Our goal is to make the library one of the most vibrant and productive branches of the Institute so that it may keep pace with the global, dynamic and technology enabled information age, and meet the expectations of its end users.With the above aim in view, within a short span of time, we have acquired an excellent collection of management related books, journals and non book materials, which we consider as our greatest asset. The library maintains separate collection of Reference Books, Text Books, General books, Working Papers and other documents , whereas the non book collection consists of video cassettees, Compact Discs, etc. Faculty members are requested to make regular requisition of latest books to add value to the Knowledge Centre and equip the library with the latest collection of books. The library also has the latest collection of periodicals, magazines and newspapers. We have also begun the process of updating the Centre with rich collection of both Indian and Foreign Journals for which the process in underway.
Network: The main campus and its two annexes are connected with high speed optical fibre backbone. The campus LAN is supported by both wired and wireless infrastructure. The wired infrastructure is built over robust equipments with enhanced security features. The entire campus is covered by a modern wireless mesh network (WMN), which supports reliable communication from any part of the campus. High speed Internet connectivity is thus available across all hostel rooms through the wireless infrastructure. The gateway to outside campus is built in the form of 1 Gbps Internet leased line connection from National Knowledge Network, India.