The Office of International Relations at IIM Sambalpur began its operations in January 2018 as an entirely student-driven body. By the end of March, OIR had already negotiated IIM Sambalpur's first MoU with a foreign B-School, that is ALBA, Greece, for an exchange program. The agreement allows for the exchange of a limited number of students who are selected on the basis of their interests and a screening process. The students of IIM Sambalpur who partake in the exchange program would spend an entire trimester at the host University at no additional academic fees. As a first step of the collaboration between the two premier B-Schools, IIM Sambalpur sent two of its students for a four-day Summer B-School program in Athens. The students learned about the Greek economy, Greek philosophy, visited multiple industries and corporate offices and were taken to some of the famous historical sites in Athens. The OIR has been in constant touch with the international offices of many reputed foreign B-Schools and has been negotiating exchange/immersion programs for the students of IIM Sambalpur with multiple institutions.