Place in news: IIM Sambalpur

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  • January 6, 2021
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Place in news: IIM Sambalpur

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Education 

In news 

  • Indian Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of the permanent campus of IIM Sambalpur recently. 

Important value additions 


  • Sambalpur is a city in Odisha, located on the banks of river Mahanadi.
  • Sambalpur is one of the ancient places of India, with recorded settlements in the prehistoric age.
  • It is known for Sambalpuri Saree which is  known for their incorporation of traditional motifs like shankha (shell), chakra (wheel), phula (flower). It is made from fabric woven on a hand-loom.
  • Hirakud Dam, the longest earthen dam in the world and the largest artificial lake of Asia, is at Sambalpur.
  • Sambalpur derives its name from the Goddess Samalei who is regarded as the reigning deity of the region.

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