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About CIIM

CIIM (Chandigarh Institute of Internet Marketing) – ISO:9001 Certified & Google Partner Digital Marketing institute in Chandigarh — was founded by Surjeet Thakur in the year 2010. We specialize in training aspirants in various digital marketing domains such as Google Ads, PPC, SEO, SMM, SEM, Video Marketing, Amazon Marketing etc.

What started from a single room in 2010 is now a complete digital marketing institute with students in both India and abroad. We owe all our success to our trainers, whose experience and expertise in the field played a major role in our evolution.

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CIIM Believes In:

Following the best training techniques

Digital Marketing is an ever-evolving niche as the tools and technologies used in this field keep undergoing upgradation. Therefore, we too keep innovating with our training methods, which allow us to make the best possible course for our students.

Working on live projects

We don’t believe in teaching mere theoretical concepts. If you want to excel in this field, you should be open to pushing your limits, which can only be achieved if you work on live projects. All CIIMians work on a variety of live projects for a complete understanding of the techniques learned throughout the course.

Providing 100% Job placement

Since working on live projects gives our trainees immense confidence and a means to develop good communication skills, they are fully ready to join any digital marketing firm upon the completion of their course. We have a tie-up with many companies so as to provide a full-time job opportunity to all CIIMians.

Brain Behind the CIIM

The founder of CIIM, Surjeet Thakur, is a Serial Entrepreneur, Digital Marketer, and User Experience Consultant. Besides being certified by Google and Bing, he has over 17+ years of experience in the field of digital marketing.

Surjeet dreams of taking digital marketing to every home in India as he feels that the industry will skyrocket in the future, eventually leading to many employment and growth opportunities for everybody.

Besides providing world-class training, Surjeet spends a lot of time mentoring future start-up professionals, and loves to have a cup of coffee with them in the evenings!

CIIM's Trainers

Meet our panel of expert trainers, who will be your support pillars during the training. All of them have over 17+
years of professional experience in the field of digital marketing.

Surjeet Thakur

Digital Marketing Trainer
The founder of CIIM, Surjeet Thakur has professional experience of over 15 years in digital marketing.

Mukesh Kumar

Digital Marketing Trainer
Mukesh has a penchant for Pay-Per-Click (PPC) ad campaigns, funnel Creation and Affiliate Marketing.

Ravinder Singh

Digital Marketing Trainer
When it comes to best white hat SEO techniques, no one can match the expertise of Ravinder Singh

Rakesh Jain

Digital Marketing Trainer
Rakesh Jain has been teaching Google ads for the last 18 years & has vast knowledge

Bobby Singh

Digital Marketing Trainer
Social Media Marketing (SMM) is Bobby’s first love. His spouse comes second!

The Story of CIIM

The journey to the top is often full of obstacles and hindrances. Setbacks can often be disheartening, but perseverance is the key in every aspect of life.

 
2010
Surjeet Thakur lays the foundation of CIIM

After bidding goodbye to his regular job in 2010, Surjeet started to train people in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Pay-Per-Click (PPC), and other prevalent digital marketing techniques, inside a small room establishment.

2012
Revised Courses

Two years later, the existing digital marketing courses were upgraded to bring all contemporary niches on-board. This ensured that our trainees were gaining skills in all industry-specific digital marketing skills, which would help them get their dream jobs.

2013
Setting up a fully-commercial Institute

After a few years of humble beginnings, CIIM set up its fully-operational commercial institute establishment in Sector-34, Chandigarh. With this, we appointed more expert trainers, started more batches and satisfied the ambitions of more aspirants.

2016
Partnerships with notable companies

By the end of 2015, CIIM had made professional tie-ups with many digital marketing firms in Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula, Zirakpur, and Ambala. This was done to ensure a 100% job placement for our students.

2019
Started online batches

We are often regarded as Chandigarh’s “first digital marketing institute to go online”. Even in pre-COVID times, we knew the importance and power of online learning. This medium of training proved immensely useful, especially for housewives and the elderly

2020
Going Completely-online during COVID-19

During the global coronavirus outbreak and subsequent lockdowns in 2020, we went completely online with all 90+ course modules and trained students via live video classes. This made sure that learning didn’t stop even at the peak of adversities. As the lockdown and movement restrictions eased, we started with our regular offline courses as well, though with only limited seats so as to maintain social distancing and safe COVID-19 protocols.

2021
We launched night batches

There are some students who love to learn during the night, as there are no disturbances and they can easily focus on any given topic. For these night owls, we launched a number of batches that had their classes at any time between 11 p.m. - 2 a.m. Our night batches got instantly popular upon launch.

2022
Record Job Placements

Most of the companies recovered from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and began hiring full-time digital marketers even if some positions being offered were "work from home". Many companies visited the CIIM campus and hired the best talent for diverse roles, helping us create a record!

2023
Adopting Innovative Methods of Training

When cutting-edge technology is combined with highly effective training pedagogies, the end result is a revolutionary method of teaching. We at CIIM continuously innovate in our way of teaching. This makes the concepts easier to grasp and keep in mind for a longer time even without revision.

2024
100% Job Placement Assistance & Focus on AI tools

CIIM now provides its students 100% Job Placement Assistance. Many top companies visit our institute to offer jobs to CIIM students. Besides that, now all our courses go in-depth on numerous AI tools that are shaping the future. We believe digital marketers must become experts at using AI tools, as they not only save time and effort, but also add great value to their resume.