We are proud of our antecedents and the rich legacy of the IIMA including the iconic architecture, which were all pivotal in its growth into a premier world-class institution. However, over time, some of the buildings have been severely damaged and have become uninhabitable, posing a safety concern for the campus's residents - students, faculty, staff, and external programme participants. This is a critical issue that must not be overlooked. This was the primary reason for the Board to take the decision on reconstructing parts of the old campus. The institute has made several attempts over the years to repair and restore the buildings, but despite that the structure was not able to sustain strength for continuous usage, and more importantly any further building expansion or addition. If people's safety was addressed, the Board had stated unequivocally that they would be willing to go to any length to preserve the architecture. In the present situation choosing the safety of students, faculty and staff is the most important reason for the decision on reconstruction. Additionally, this also allows the Institute to expand its infra facilities in line with its future growth plans.
After several consultations with experts and careful consideration over the last two years, the IIMA Board decided to reconstruct some of these buildings. It began the process prior to 2020 by consulting with faculty and alumni about the decision to reconstruct the buildings that were deemed unsafe. Previously, the institute had completed a number of restoration projects at various points in time, but many of them developed issues after a while, raising safety concerns. The latest report from the IIT Roorkee team and international experts emphasises the importance of safety. The Institute recognises its responsibility for the safety of its students, faculty, and employees.