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IIM Calcutta launches a new activity centre

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The Times of India

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IIM Calcutta is renowned for introducing new initiatives and they took it a step further with the launch of yet another activity centre, IIM Calcutta Case Research Centre (IIMCCRC).

Over the last few years IIMC has developed a strong team of approximately 25 faculty members who have been exposed to case teaching, writing, and research through recruitment of young faculty members from case teaching oriented institutions. IIMCCRC will offer these faculty members and others necessary platform and infrastructure to build a repository of cases on Indian companies.

The activities of the centre will include case development, workshops on case writing, teaching and research, and eventually building case repository. Such repository of cases and teaching notes can be used by faculty members of IIMC, other Indian business schools/universities and even universities from abroad.

The Centre will follow a rigorous review process in order to ensure that the cases developed with the support of IIMCCRC are of the highest standard. The IIMCCRC has set a target of developing 10 teaching cases in the very first year of its operation.

The launch of the centre was held in organising the maiden case research workshop on case writing, teaching and research in the new academic block of the campus on June 14-15, 2012. The workshop was two-day long and comprised three eminent speakers. Day 1 had two workshops, Managing Case Writing conducted by Jeroen van den Berg, center manager of the Center for Business Case Studies, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, followed by Case Selection and Case Writing by Anjali Raina, executive director, Harvard Business School India Research Center.

Day 2 had one workshop, Art of Case Writing conducted by Jim Erskine, emeritus professor of operations management, Richard Ivey, School of Business, Canada. The workshop aimed to provide a suitable platform to learn from these three learned leaders. They can spread the boundaries of their knowledge in case writing, teaching and research. It also provided an opportunity to network with speakers associated with the three leading case repositories in the world - Ivey, HBS, and ACRC (HKU).

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