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“Winds of Change” Lattice 2012 at IIM Calcutta

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Start Date: 2012-09-06

End Date: 2012-09-07

Event Type: Management Development Programme

Venue: Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Contact: pgpexconnect@iimcal.ac.in

Event Details:

Lattice, the annual Business Symposium organized by the PGPEX students of Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, will be held on the 6th and 7th of October 2012 at the institute campus. The two‐day event will be graced by the presence of eminent speakers from diverse industries and it also has exciting events such as a Business Quiz, Panel Discussions and an Alumni meet in store.

Lattice is a platform that facilitates interaction between transformational leaders of Indian society and students of IIM Calcutta. With the theme “Winds of Change”, Lattice 2012 aims to usher in a wave of new ideas among participants who will go on to make a meaningful difference in the corporate world and the society as future change agents.

India is at a critical point in her growth trajectory. The confluence of inward and outward change inspires thinking beyond the obvious as balancing accelerated growth and inclusivity becomes the order of the day. The “Winds of Change” are blowing and it is time to listen and act. Lattice 2012 endeavours to create a platform to enable the practitioners from industry, society and academia to share a vision for tomorrow’s India.

According to the PGPEX Chairperson, Professor Runa Sarkar, “an event like Lattice is an idea incubator, and should help us generate thought leadership for businesses and the society as a whole. This event also brings the current students and alumni together and is eagerly awaited every year. The current batch is well immersed in preparations with support from the institute. Wishing Lattice all the very best!”

PGPEX is IIM Calcutta's one year full time residential general management program. The program gives mid‐career professionals the ideal platform to augment their existing skill sets as they endeavour to equip themselves for senior and top management roles in the industry.

Batch profile of 6th batch of PGPEX

The current PGPEX Class of 2013 has batch strength of 42 students with diverse work experience. The batch has a high average GMAT score of 717 with the highest score being 770 and quite a few students obtaining a score of 750 and above. The minimum work experience for the batch is 63 months and the highest work experience is 190 months. The students in the lower experience bracket benefit from the different points of view brought on to the table by the higher experience bracket students, while the more experienced set benefit from the fresh and innovative thoughts that the younger students contribute. The batch also boasts of an average international work experience of 23 months.

This diversity in experience is also spread across a variety of domains. While the majority of the class is from a technical background, they have come here with a significant amount of business domain knowledge from their respective industries. There are representations from Automobiles, BFSI, Telecom, Healthcare, Energy & Power, Pharmaceuticals, Shipping and Chip Designing to name a few. Having such varied business domain knowledge in a single batch helps the class learn extensively from the peer group during case discussions and project executions.

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