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IIMC: Striving For Excellence

The IIMC is the only B-school in India with the “triple crown” accreditation and the only Indian member of CEMS, a global alliance of elite management schools

Photo Credit : Saikat Das

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Rated among the best management institutes in country, the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIMC) has maintained and nurtured very strong relationships with the corporate sector over the decades. Its strong ties with the business community, enables the institute to provide an environment in which academia, industry and research scholars converge. Today some of the best and brightest young men and women pursue academic programmes at the management institute.

The IIMC is the first and the only institution in India with the “triple crown” accreditation that comes with simultaneously winning international recognition from the AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. It is also the only Indian member of CEMS, a global alliance of elite management schools.

Established in collaboration with Alfred P. Sloan School of Management (MassachusettsInstitute of Technology), the Government of West Bengal, The Ford Foundation and Indian industry, the IIMC has been able to carve for itself a niche as a mature institution of global repute, known for the high standards of its management courses. The institute serves as an autonomous body.

The Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta has played a pioneering role in professionalising management education through its postgraduate and doctoral level programmes, executive training programmes, research and consulting activities. It believes in evolving continually to meet its goals of excellence in management studies in an ever-changing business environment.

The institute strives for knowledge creation, dissemination and application. The IIMC stays in step with global standards through collaborative programmes with global counterparts for exchange of faculty, doctoral and graduate students. Rooted in Indian ethos and societal values, the IIMC is one of Asia’s finest business schools.

 Its curriculum ranges from general management skills to advanced electives and seminars. Students benefit from mentoring and individual attention from an outstanding faculty. Selection of the faculty is an ardent process. The criteria for the minimum qualificationto be a teaching staff at IIMC is a doctoral degree in a relevant field, with a first class in the preceding degree. Academics with proven record of published works in reputed peer-reviewed journals are preferred. The institute offers its faculty opportunities for training and consulting.

The institute has a distinguished alumni, the members of which include Sunil Alagh, former MD and CEO of Britannia Industries, Mukund B.S., Co-founder of ReNewIT and MD of Sriram Eco Raksha Computer Services, Ajit Balakrishnan, Founder and CEO of Rediff.com and Chairman of the Board of Governors of IIM Calcutta. Other corporate luminaries in the IIMC faculty are Vikrant Bhargava, Co-founder and Group Marketing Director, PartyGaming, Ashish Chauhan, Managing Director and CEO, BSE, Sunil Duggal, CEO of Dabur, Krishnan Ganesh, serial entrepreneur and Founder and CEO of TutorVista, Meena Ganesh, entrepreneur, Sabyasachi Hajara, CMD, Shipping Corporation of India, Shantanu Khosla, MD, Procter & Gamble India, analyst Deepak Mohoni (best known for coining the term Sensex) and P.M. Murty, former Managing Director and CEO of Asian Paints.

The IIMC believes in the saying that “whatever you do, wherever you go, getting better never ever stops” and that excellence flows beyond boundaries. It strives to offer the best and cements lasting bonds with partners. Even so the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta believes that its journey has just begun and continues to strive to scale new heights and explore uncharted terrains.