PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone on Friday for the permanent campus of IIM-Sambalpur in Odisha. PM Modi said during his speech, “Today, along with the foundation stone of IIM Campus, a new stone has been laid to strengthen the potential of the youth of Odisha. This permanent campus of IIM will give Odisha a new identity in the management world along with recognition to Odisha’s great culture and resources. Union ministers Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Dharmendra Pradhan and Pratap Chandra Sarangi were present along with Governor Ganeshi Lal and state Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during the event. PMO stated that IIM Sambalpur will be the first IIM to implement the ‘flipped classroom’ idea where basic concepts are learned in digital mode.