“A long time ago, we made a tryst with destiny. Now the time has come to redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially.” Nehru’s words on 15 August, 1947, echo unto this day. In continuance of the Government’s vision of promoting excellence in managerial education, the eighth Indian Institute of Management was established in Rohtak on November 16, 2009. Enabling the institute to maintain the integrity of this noble legacy is the able mentorship of IIM Lucknow, an institute which is itself celebrated its 25th year of existence. IIM Rohtak aspires to impart knowledge of business disciplines with a unique cross-functional perspective to prepare ethical and innovative leaders for the good of not just the nation, but the world. We seek to build in our students advanced leadership skills, an appreciation for the impact of management systems on the working of organizations, and an understanding of the strategic, economic and operating significance of even the smallest of events in the current and foreseeable socio-economic scenario. Set within the verdant surroundings of Maharshi Dayanand University, IIM Rohtak has access to some of the finest academic, cultural and sports facilities in the country. Its own campus is currently being planned in an area of over 200 acres in the nearby township of Sunaria. But our biggest assets include its students, who are from different parts of the country, bringing diverse educational and cultural backgrounds and work experiences to the institute. It is this diversity along with the ideas and experience of a diverse faculty base that contributes to the furtherance of the idea of thinking global and acting local.