Dr. Kalam who spoke during the inauguration of the third International conference "SUSCON" organised by the IIM-Shillong on Wednesday said "I am a teacher. As a professor, whenever knowledge takes me, I go. I like meeting young people and I would like to contribute to their knowledge."
Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam, who is called as "Missile Man" for his background in aerospace engineering. He shall start his lectures to a class of around 110 students from July onwards.
Director of IIM-Shillong Kaya Sengupta said "The students and faculty of IIM Shillong are elated that Kalam has consented to our invitation to teach in the institute. I am sure his lecturers would benefit not only our students, but even faculty members".
Moreover, Kalam will guide the students individually as well as in groups. He had earlier taught at IIM-Ahmedabad. After the initial lectures, students will be required to submit project proposals for creating scenarios based on multiple options for specific policy and institutional changes.
The faculty would comment on these proposals and project teams would be enabled to consult subject matter specialists through invited lectures and interactions -- the students could even visit the experts.
IIM-Shillong follows a unique concept of winter internships, in which students undertake work in the months of January and February, added the director.