Among the complete gamut of new IIMs, baby IIMs and close-to-home older IIMs, I would like to share my opinion as to why IIM Trichy is unique. Situated in the fourth largest city of the formidable South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Indian Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli is creating waves in the business world and re-defining the way knowledge is imparted and shared. Let me take you through some of the palpable aspects of what gives IIM Trichy the stature of uniqueness. Firstly, this abode of learning that found its roots in 2011 is now touted to be the home of around 400 students who are reaping the benefits of the State-of-the-Art campus. It is a manifestation of the institute’s belief in providing the best in-house facilities to the aspiring managers – both infrastructural as well as academic. To enhance overall development, students have access to the central repository of knowledge, the Learning Resource Centre, well-equipped, comfortable and fully air-conditioned single occupancy rooms and the Sports Complex – where all the calories are burnt and where the spirit of sportsmanship thrives. To top it all, apart from the excellent faculty who are more than supportive at all times, IIM Trichy has partnered with Your Dost, an organization dedicated to help students deal with their stress and anxiety problems, thus endeavoring to ensure that the students here are in good mental health and high spirits. Inside the Academic Block of the beautiful IIM Trichy campus (Photo Credits : Manju Meena) IIM Trichy firmly believes in harnessing the immense potential of the ideas and solutions that the Genext hold. Adequate support and guidance in matters of academics is delivered by the 35 well qualified, full-time faculty who are rich with knowledge from extensive research and hold a minimum of PhD/Fellow qualification from either an IIM or IIT. To keep these young minds invested and engaged in the latest happenings, IIM Trichy conducts Guest Lecture series regularly as part of its academic curriculum. Industry experts with deep domain knowledge and diverse experience deliver these insightful lectures. Some of the big names that feature here are Shri. Shailesh Pathak – CEO, L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Limited; Mr. Ramesh Mangaleswaran, Director, McKinsey & Company and Mr. Milan Kumar, Founder Director, Volkswagen ITS. Another significant initiative that sets apart this institute from the rest of its peers is the Distinguished Speaker Series. This magnificent undertaking has exposed the students of IIM Trichy to the innumerable experiences and the epoch-making strategies and decisions that led our country to stride down the path of development. Eminent personalities who graced this discussion series are Lieutenant General PR Kumar, PVSM, AVSM, VSM; Padma Bhushan Dr. A. Sivathanu Pillai, Founder CEO & MD, BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited and Mr. R.S. Sharma, Chairman, TRAI. Padma Bhushan Dr. A. Sivathanu Pillai delivering his experiences about the BrahMos missile project We walk the talk and rightly so. IIM Trichy is committed to fulfilling its objective of giving back to the society. Hence, the Make A Difference projects feature in the core curriculum of IIM Trichy’s Post Graduate Programme offerings. Students work in groups to identify crises and formulate solutions that will alleviate the problems faced by various segments of the community. To reinforce the value of social responsibility, IIM Trichy is also all set to transform the city and significant attractions into a hub of innovation and medical tourism by drafting the Tiruchirappalli District Development Plan. Multiple-time winner of the CFA research Challenge at National level, Runner up in Purdue University’s Supply Chain Management Global Case Study Competition held at Indianapolis, USA, IIM Trichy has many more accolades to its name to boast of its mettle. Disclaimer - Copyrights to this article are solely reserved with the author, Ms. Himabindu Mudadla. Despite the article being strongly based on facts, the views expressed herein are of the author and neither the institution or any member of the institution has a role in it.