A Periodic Newsletter For IMC Alumni

  • Volume 9
  • Issues 1
  • April 2019

From Editor's Desk

Prof. Prashant Mishra

Dean (New Initiative & External Relations)

Accomplishment of eminence through outstanding research output and thrust for internationalisation has always been our continuous endeavour at IIM Calcutta. I am pleased to take you through another eventful journey of your alma-mater in this April 2019 issue of Connexion.

To begin with, it was an honour to have Shri N.R. Narayana Murthy, co-founder of Infosys, gracing the 54th Annual Convocation of IIM Calcutta as the Chief Guest along with Shri Shrikrishna Kulkarni, Chairman - IIM Calcutta’s Board of Governors and Prof. Anju Seth, Director, IIM Calcutta. The graduating students were awarded with MBA and Ph.D. degrees instead of diplomas and fellowships of IIM Calcutta.

Over the years it has been our moto to significantly enhance the alumni connect through various engagement activities. The increasing number of alumni visiting campus from across batches are a proof of the same. The annual Arijit Mukherji Memorial Lecture was held on November 23 and it was delivered by Mr. Madhusudhan Gopalan, MD & CEO of Proctor & Gamble India and an alumnus from the 34th batch.

PGP 18th batch Reunion was held on January 12, 2019. The day started with a short campus walk. After the walk, the alumni proceeded to the Amphitheatre for an interaction with their former professors. There were around 12-13 retired faculty members who had returned to the campus for the interaction.

The reunion of the 4th batch, class of 1969 was held from February 8-10. Each reunion is a special occasion and that of one of the early batches even more so. It was attended by twelve alumni, and four of them were accompanied by their spouses.

IIM Calcutta also hosted a two-day event to celebrate Golden Jubilee reunion for PGP Batch 6 during February 15-17. 23 alumni from the batch and their spouses graced us with their presence on this special occasion. Some of the alumni residing in the city of Kolkata joined their batchmates who flew from different parts of the country to reminiscence their college days.

The first ever alumni reunion of the PGPEX program - 'Homecoming 2018' was held on 23rd Feb 2019 (Saturday). Around 11 alumni of the PGPEX programme came to attend the event.

IIM Calcutta aspires to become an institution of global repute and an international destination for higher education. An International Advisory Council (IAC), has been formed comprising of six dignitaries across the globe with comprehensive expertise on academia and corporate, to help us achieve the same. It is also a matter of great pride that IIM Calcutta has been re-accredited for 3 more years by EQUIS and for 5 more years by AMBA in March 2019 following reaccreditation review visits.

We are constantly striving to improve the content, look and feel of the magazine. Please feel free to offer your suggestions for further improvement.

Enjoy as you read about the happenings at your alma mater!


Infosys co-founder N.R. Narayana Murthy, the chief guest at 54th Annual Convocation of IIM Calcutta

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IIM Calcutta celebrated its 54th Convocation at its campus on April 6, 2019. The landmark ceremony was graced by the presence of Infosys co-founder, Mr. N.R. Narayana Murthy as the Chief Guest, Shri Shrikrishna Kulkarni, Chairman - IIM Calcutta’s Board of Governors and Prof. Anju Seth, Director, IIM Calcutta. This year, the 2-year MBA degree was awarded to Read More


Director stresses on Internationalisation

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Director of IIM Calcutta, Dr Anju Seth, in her maiden Convocation speech, stresses on internationalisation move for IIM Calcutta. She said that continued internationalisation is a thrust area for IIM Calcutta. IIM Calcutta aspires to further build our global reputation and become a global destination for quality education. To assist us in our initiative, we have formed an International Read More


Dr. Indranath Chatterjee

Dr. Indranath Chatterjee,

Independent Director, Khadim India Ltd.

Can you let us walk through your journey post IIMC?

IIM C gave new wings in my life. I was not sure what I wanted to achieve in my life at that time but education at IIM did open up my mind. As I went along my professional journey, there was always a process of new learning along with de-learning. Since I have mentality of a student, at all places I tried to cultivate new learning. Wherever I found that my old knowledge base is Read More

Mr.Praful Sheth

Mr.Praful Sheth

CEO & Founder at Progressive Talents INC

Welcome back on campus, Sir! So just to start this interview session on a light note, we would like you to talk about the skills acquired in this place that assisted you the most in your profession.

There are 4 fundamental skills which act as a basic building block in your life:

  • Creative thinking
  • Critical reasoning
  • Communication
  • Team skills

All management principles emerge from these 4 basic skills.Read More


PGP Golden Jubilee Batch Reunion

PGP Golden Jubilee Batch Reunion

The Alumni Cell of IIM Calcutta hosted a two-day event to celebrate Golden Jubilee reunion for PGP Batch 6. 23 alums from the batch and their spouses graced us with their presence on this special occasion. Some of the alums residing in the city of Kolkata joined their batch mates who flew from different parts of the country to reminiscence Read More

PGP 4th Batch Reunion

PGP 4th Batch Reunion

The reunion of the 4th batch of IIM Calcutta, the Batch of 1969 was held from 8th to 10th of February. It was attended by twelve alumni, and four of them were accompanied by their spouses. They arrived on campus on 8th February. The reunion started with an informal gathering followed by an interactive session with the new Director, Prof. Anju Seth, Dean Academic, Prof. Runa Sarkar andRead More

PGP 18th Batch Reunion

PGP 18th Batch Reunion

The reunion for the 18th batch was held on the 12th of January, 2019. The day started with a short campus walk and a few of them visited their old classrooms. A group photo was clicked in front of the Old Hostel, which the alums warmly referred to as Ramunajan.

After the walk, the alums proceeded to the Read More

PGPEX Alumni Meet: Homecoming 2019

PGPEX Alumni Meet: Homecoming 2019

Homecoming 2019, the first ever alumni reunion of PGPEX was held on 23rd Feb 2019. The event was inaugurated with a short video clip and welcome addresses by Dean NIER, Prof. Prashant Mishra and PGPEX Chairperson, Prof. Amit Dhiman. Prof. Mishra spoke about the latest developments in the campus and shared his vision to build deeper alumni relations. Prof. Dhiman shared his experiences with PGPEX program over the years in an evocative presentation while aptly summarizing the idiosyncrasies of each batch with Read More

Workshop on Challenges in the Lives of Urban Slum Dwellers

The Center for Development and Environment Policy (CDEP), organized a one-day workshop on ”Challenges in the Lives of Urban Slum Dwellers" on January  17th  in the institute. The event which was inaugurated by the Director (Acting), Prof Leena Chatterjee was co-hosted with Heritage Academy, and attended by more than 70 participants. The keynote was given by Mr NB Basu, Technical Advisor, KMC also former Chief Engineer (Civil) K.M.C. Mr Basu spoke about the requirements of civic planning and sustainable lifestyles that we need to maintain to maintain health, and hygiene in our lives.  A documentary film titled, “Ei to Jibon” (Such is life) was screened which documents the lives of three families living in the slums in Kolkata.Read More

Conference on ‘Perspectives on the Contemporary Indian Economy’

The Economics Group of IIM Calcutta in association with the Centre for Environment and Development Policy, IIM Calcutta, organized a two-day Conference on ‘Perspectives on the Contemporary Indian Economy’ on the 21-22 February 2019. The Conference was inaugurated by the newly appointed Director of IIM Calcutta, Prof. Anju Seth who last served as Pamplin Professor of Management at Virginia Tech, USA. She highlighted the need for policy to be based on rigorous research. The two-day Conference witnessed discussion Read More

Workshop on Being (more) Human in a Digitised World

The Management Centre for Human Values (MCHV), IIM Calcutta and the Association for Information Systems - India Chapter co-hosted the "Workshop on Being (more) Human in a Digitised World" at the MCHV Seminarium on February 1-2, 2019. The workshop was inaugurated by the Director, IIM Calcutta, Dr. Anju Seth. Professor Priya Seetharaman of IIM Calcutta and Professor Saji K Mathew of IIT Madras were the workshop chairs. There were 14 paper presentations, one panel discussion and one experience sharing session spread over one and half Read More

EU Day at IIM Calcutta

EU Day at IIM Calcutta

IIM Calcutta hosted the European Union Day on Feb 22, 2019 with delegates from the European Union. Dr. Anju Seth, Director, IIM Calcutta and Prof. Prashant Mishra, Dean, New Initiatives & External Relations, hosted the delegation and led the interaction. The Ambassador of the European Union to India, H.E. Mr. Tomasz Kozlowski who initiated his talk by praising the state of the art infrastructure the B-school has provided to its students, discussed why India is an important nation to the European Union in terms of working together to find solutions for issues impacting the globe, namely climate change, security concerns, global economic governance and science & Read More

27th ILS: Can India’s transport become all electric by 2030?

27th ILS: Can India’s transport become all electric by 2030

The 27th Institute's Lecture Series was held on February 12, 2019 and Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Institute Professor, IIT Madras delivered a talk, "Can India’s transport become all electric by 2030?". Dr. Anju Seth, Director of IIM Calcutta inaugurated the event, welcoming Professor Jhunjhunwala for the talk. The talk was on how, with the help of innovative approaches, India’s transport Read More

IIMCCRC organized 7th Case Method Workshop

IIMC Case Research Center (IIMCCRC) hosted the 7th Case Method Workshop at the IIM Calcutta campus on March 29-30, 2019. The workshop brought together academicians, practitioners and doctoral students from different areas of management. The participants represented reputed organizations and many had decades of industrial experience. Prof. Anju Seth, Director of IIMC inaugurated the workshop Read More

International workshop on “Spatial Justice and Stewardship: Theoretical dialogues among schools of thought”

International workshop

The Management Centre for Human Values, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta organized an international workshop on “Spatial Justice and Stewardship: Theoretical dialogues among schools of thought” in Pondicherry during March 20-22, 2019 jointly with the Institut Français de Pondichéry (IFP), a research institution under joint supervision of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the French National Centre for Scientific Research. The workshop brought together European and Indian scholars, who addressed issues of spatial Read More

Tata Social Enterprise Challenge 2018

Tata Social Enterprise Challenge 2018

The Grand Finale of the 7th edition of Tata Social Enterprise Challenge 2018 to find India’s most promising early-stage social innovators was held in Kolkata on 12 January, 2019. The start-ups were from sectors such as agriculture; healthcare; water and sanitation; technology and development; education and skills development; housing; handicrafts; Read More

IIMCIP Workshops

IIMCIP Workshops

'Health Trail’- The Healthcare Accelerator Program is to foster start-ups endeavouring to offer innovative solutions to some of the largest health problems in our country, especially in the rural sector. It has a 15-member cohort, Read More

Alum Speak

Gaurav Gupta

Gaurav Gupta

Satish K Sehgal Doctoral Student Award for excellence in scholarship and organizational citizenship

IIM Calcutta is not an institution but an experience in itself. Honestly, I wasn't very keen to join the doctoral programme initially, especially due to the sheer magnitude of devotion required for a doctoral programme. I had been working happily in the largest IT services firm in India for around 3 years. But then, the opportunity to learn from some of the brightest minds in the country and the Read More

Vaishnavi T

Vaishnavi T

Best Publication Award winner

I am currently working as an Education Consultant with the leading analytics firm, SAS India. During my stay at IIMC, I got an opportunity to participate in several activities and hold a good number of positions to serve the Read More

Milan Kumar

Milan Kumar

Best Publication Award winner

I have thoroughly enjoyed my PhD journey at IIM Calcutta. I worked on the topic of “Supply Chain Risk” under the guidance of Prof. Balram Avittathur and Prof. Preetam Basu.

Research is a very critical part of knowledge generation. The second essay of the thesis was titled “Pricing and sourcing strategies for competing retailers in supply chains under disruption Read More

Anish R Patil

Anish R Patil

MBA Topper – 54th MBA Batch

My two years at IIM Calcutta were extremely fruitful in terms of the learning experience, knowledge I gained here and the friends I made. The exemplary faculty at IIM C made sure that every course was rigorous and interesting and that helped me enjoy the academic journey here. I am fortunate to have received extensive support from my professors and friends, who Read More

Rajesh Ranjan

Rajesh Ranjan

MBA Executive Topper - 12th Batch MBA Executive

A year at IIM Calcutta was one of the best years of life which has exposed me to the best of knowledge and has also given me opportunity to interact and live with best brains in campus. One of the most important drivers of this interesting journey was faculty who has not only made every session rigorous and interesting but has shaped the thinking altogether. I am amazed by Read More

TP Pratap

TP Pratap

28th Batch alum at Reminiscence, 2018

Keep Calm & Put Tyre: #28thJokarforLife

And so it culminated. Reminiscence – aka The Grand Silver Jubilee Reunion of the 28th Batch on Joka campus in December 2018. More precisely, on December 22-23rd, our batch ascended (or descended) from various corners Read More

Forthcoming Events

Research Summer School 2019 on Empirical Finance & Accounting Research

The Financial Research and Trading Laboratory of IIM Calcutta and Indian Finance Association is organizing the fifth summer school on Empirical Finance and Accounting Research during 29 April - 7 May, 2019. This is a fully residential programme which will expose participants to ten classic papers published in top journals. These papers are carefully chosen by expert and contain the features, which are talk about interesting problems and focus on strong methodology; and replicable empirical findings. The participants will be guided by a team of eminent faculty from India and abroad to walk through these papers to understand the 'the art of writing' high quality papers and in the process learn some solid research methods. The pre-summer school tutorial on Financial Econometrics will help participants learn important statistical methods and techniques that are commonly used in research in Finance and Accounting. The tutorial will cover on Basic Econometrics, Event Study Methodology, Multiple Regression Analysis, Time Series Modelling and Handling High Frequency Data.

Students Happenings

ABLEAP for Research on Economic Analysis and Policy

To honour the accomplishments and contributions of Late Professor Amitava Bose, Renowned Professor of Economics and Former Director of IIM Calcutta, IIM Calcutta in alliance with Late Professor Bose’s family announces the launch of the Amitava Bose Lab for Economic Analysis and Policy (ABLEAP) Fund. The family of Late Professor A. Bose has donated an endowment of Rs 1 crore Read More

IIMC students join Samsung India IGNITE program

Samsung has picked top students from IIM-Calcutta and other B-schools for the two-month long summer internship program called IGNITE (Inspiring Growth & Nurturing Interns Towards Excellence). Through IGNITE 2019, Read More

International Fellowship for Jaya Upadhyay

Jaya Upadhyay

Jaya Upadhyay, a first-year FP student from the Public Policy and Management group, has received the Alexander von Humboldt International Climate Protection Fellowship 2019 for her research idea on Read More

On X-Culture Competition

Rupeshkumar Jadhawar

Rupeshkumar Jadhawar, a student of IIM Calcutta and belongs to a team of 4 business students from all over the world were listed as the top 44 of the 1113 teams that participated in the 2018-2 track Read More

Unconsumed food from hostels for street kids

During September last year, a group of students of IIM Calcutta launched an initiative to collect unconsumed food from one of its student's canteen and to feed the street kids. The initiative has been an instant success and following this they have started collecting more such unconsumed food from other student's hostels. Now they feed 500 plus street kids every Read More

Final Placements for PGP 54th Batch

All 441 students of 54th PGP batch were placed, ensuring 100% placement in Final placements. 123 firms from diverse sectors participated in the placement process making a total of 501 offers, translating to 15% of the batch receiving more than one offer. 50% of the batch accepted offers in Consulting (29%) and Finance (21%) sectors. Reputed consulting firms such as AT Kearney, Bain & Co., The Boston Consulting Group, and McKinsey & Co. made offers in double digits. Other prominent names included EY-Parthenon, Alvarez & Marsal and PwC amongst Read More

Final Placement for PGDBA 2017-19 Batch

The Final Placements for the PGDBA Programme of IIM Calcutta, ISI Kolkata and IIT Kharagpur for the 2017-2019 batch concluded with the batch of 52 receiving a total of 66 offers made by 35 firms. The average CTC has risen to ₹25.05 lakh per annum from ₹22.89 lakh per annum last year with the domestic median CTC of ₹23.23 lakhs per annum. The domestic offers alone recorded 11 Read More

IIM Calcutta students win the Observer Research Foundation Debate

IIM Calcutta students, Paras Gala and Rashmeka Banerjee emerged as winners at the Inter-University Annual Debate Competition organized jointly by Observer Research Foundation, Kolkata and Victoria Memorial. While Rashmeka spoke in favor, Paras presented opinions against the motion at this year’s debate themed around ‘Social Media is the New Courtroom Read More

Nirmal Chandra Memorial Lecture series Instituted

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta has signed a MoU with The Jan Chetna Trust--established by Late Prof. Nirmal Chandra--for organizing the Nirmal Chandra Memorial Lecture series. IIM Calcutta has additionally received an amount of Rs 10 lacs for the implementation of the initiative, which will be held annually between November and Read More

IIMCIP at its helm

IIMCIP, the four-year old company incubates 46 start-ups and has not only helped 18 start-ups raise funds worth over Rs 52 Crores but has provided access to over 100 mentors to help the entrepreneurs create an efficient business model as well as scale-up faster. IIMCIP, as a part of its pledge to handhold social start-ups, has embarked into an ambitious project “INVENT” Read More


Professor Partha Priya Datta

Professor Partha Priya Datta was invited as one of the honourable jurors to be part of the jury panel for the regional Tata InnoVista, Tata Group’s flagship annual event for recognizing and celebrating innovations of Tata companies, which was held on 11th March 2019 at Kolkata for the Implemented Innovations award category. His co jurors Read More

Movers & Shakers

Student accommodation startup

Student accommodation startup, OxfordCaps

OxfordCaps, a student accommodation startup has raised $8 million in a Series A funding round led by Times Internet, a subsidiary of Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd. OxfordCaps will use the capital to expand to over 10 cities and to standardise its product using design thinking and technology and is also investing heavily in technology, particularly focusing on Internet of Things (IoT) and deep learning to provide a customised experience for students. Run by Scholar Alley Pvt. Ltd, the startup was founded by IIM-Calcutta alumnus Priyanka Gera (chief operating officer) and INSEAD graduate Annu Talreja, (chief executive officer). It was first set up in Singapore in April 2017 and launched its India operations in July 2018. OxfordCaps provides custom designed and standardised accommodation to students in Singapore and India with full-stack services and amenities. Through the startup's online platform, students can search and book accommodation units by signing agreements, connecting with their potential homeowners, making payments and placing service requests.

Anish Sarkar appointed CEO of Sodexo BRS India

Anish Sarkar, an alumnus of IIM Calcutta, 1996-1998 (33rd batch), has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Sodexo BRS India. Prior to joining Sodexo, Sarkar served in several different roles across management consulting and technology transformation.

Anish Sarkar
Hemanth Gorur

HerMoneyTalks by Hemanth Gorur

Hemanth Gorur, an alumnus of IIM Calcutta, 2001 PGDM batch, has co-founded India’s first financial services marketplace for women, HerMoneyTalks. The platform aims to connect women to financial institutions and experts, and become a financial services and credit facilitator for women in India. The vision is to create a unique ecosystem for women in collaboration with financial institutions, personal finance experts, and related service providers.

Kartikeya Bhandari appointed CMO of Livspace

Kartikeya Bhandari, an alumnus of IIM Calcutta, 2006 (41st) PGP batch, has been appointed as the first-ever Chief Marketing Officer of Livspace, home interiors and renovation platform. In his new role, Kartikeya will lead Livspace’s overall brand, marketing and demand generation efforts. Prior to joining Livspace, Bhandari served Flipkart as Senior Marketing Director and also worked with Nokia in multiple sales and marketing roles.

Anish Sarkar
Anish Sarkar

Smoodies for the busy working professional

A Smoodie bottle is 100% fruit with no sugar and preservatives and has a 1 month shelf life. The co-founder, Anusha Bhusan thought about the necessity of easy and convenient nutrition for the working professionals like herself. Thus, Smoodies was conceptualized to bring affordable health to consumers, particularly the time-crunched but health conscious consumer. She along with Siddhartha Deb, both are alumni of IIM Calcutta, teamed up and conceptualised the product and brought in to the market. It was an instant success. A bottled smoothie today is altogether a new category and it’s been great to see that consumers are ready for it.

Mukundananda spreads Hinduism in US

In memory of his guru Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, Mukundananda has created Jagadguru Kripaluji Yog (JKYog), a charitable non-profit organisation in the United States. is an alumnus of IIM Calcutta and could have been a successful management guru, but he chose to be a spiritual guru. JKYog conducts week-long camps every year in 30 cities of USA and also undertakes various projects around the world spreading Hinduism.

Anish Sarkar
Hemanth Gorur

Delhivery joins India’s unicorn club

Logistics startup Delhivery joined India’s unicorn club—firms valued at more than $1 billion—after it raised $395 million in a fresh fundraise led by SoftBank. The latest round of funding takes the Gurugram-based company’s valuation to nearly $1.5 billion. The startup raised about $350 million from SoftBank by issuing 1.23 million compulsorily convertible cumulative preference shares at a premium of Rs 20,063 each. After the deal, SoftBank owns about 23.41 percent stake in Delhivery, while Carlyle Group will 12.39 percent, the filings said, adding the startup aims to use the fresh capital to expand and other corporate purposes. Founded in 2011 by IIM Calcutta alumnus Bhavesh Manglani and others, the company started off as a local on-demand delivery service provider. It later expanded to a full-fledged logistics services provider catering 1,700 cities. The startup has about 44 hubs and 33 fulfillment centres in India.

Vivek, a Scheduled Vannan caste in Civil Service

Kuttikol Vannanpurakkal Vivek is probably the first from the scheduled Vannan caste to clear the UPSC Examinations. An alumnus of IIM Calcutta, Vivek wanted to work in the service sector and on societal issues, after observing the state of his family and caste. He bagged the 667th rank in UPSC exam for Civil Service. Vannans are a Scheduled Caste in Kerala, who traditionally perform Theyyam and Vivek belongs to that community.

Anish Sarkar
Hemanth Gorur

IIMCIP Incubatee Accomplishments

Monosha Biotech won the Impact Innovation prize at IIT- Kharagpur’s B-Plan competition Empresarios. DeHaat raises Pre-Series A funding of Rs 30 crore led by Omnivore and AgFunder. Kalyan Sivasailam, 5C Network's Founder has made it to the Forbes '30 Under 30' list and raised funds worth Rs 4.5 crores. Bee Basket Enterprises Private Limited has been covered by ABP Majha.

Executive Education

Advanced Programme in FinTech and Financial Blockchain

Advanced Programme in FinTech and Financial Blockchain IIM Calcutta in association with TalentSprint has announced an Advanced Programme in FinTech and Financial Blockchain for the benefit of management and finance professionals. This programme would help candidates appreciate the explosive growth of FinTech and its increasingly disruptive impact on the banking and financial ecosystem. This IIM Calcutta FinTech programme will be delivered in a format which will consist of "on site visits to the IIM Calcutta campus and live online sessions via the TalentSprint digital platform. Financial technology, or FinTech, is the new technology and innovation that aims to compete with traditional financial methods in the delivery of financial services. In addition, the course will prepare the candidates to exploit the immense potential of FinTech to design and drive new product strategies for their organisations. The first batch will commence from May, 2019.

MDP Calendar: Jun-Aug, 2019-20

Sl. No. Name of the Programme Programme Director(s) Dates
1 Finance for Non-Finance Executives Prof. Manju Jaiswall June 08 - 12, 2019
2 Leadership Excellence: An Alternate Approach Prof. Pragyan Rath June 24 -27, 2019
3 Managing Work Stress for Superior Performance Prof. Amit Dhiman & Prof. Dharma Raju Bathini July 01-04, 2019
4 Excellence in Managerial Communication Prof. Pragyan Rath July 15-18, 2019
5 Leadership and Team Building Prof. Chetan Joshi  July 22 - 26, 2019
6 Strategic Thinking: Creating and Sustaining Advantage Prof. Biswatosh Saha & Prof. Palash Deb July 22 - 27, 2019
7 Lean Operations: Process Design and Management Prof. Peeyush Mehta & Prof. Bodhibrata Nag August 19 - 23, 2019

Business Leadership Programme Module I

Business Leadership Programme Module II

Business Leadership Programme Module III

Prof. Amit Dhiman, Prof. Partha Ray, Prof. Peeyush Mehta

Module I: August 19 - 24, 2019

Module II: November 11 - 16, 2019

Module III: February 03 - 08, 2020

9 Interpersonal Effectiveness and Leadership Excellence Prof. Chetan Joshi August 26 - 30, 2019
10 Business Model Innovation Prof. Peeyush Mehta August 28 - 31, 2019

Chapter News

Clarion Call by IIMCAA, Mumbai Chapter

The Alumni Association of Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Alumni Association (IIMCAA), Mumbai chapter has recently announced the hosting of the 3rd edition of its annual start-up event, Clarion Call, on April 20, 2019, at the IIT Bombay auditorium. This event is an opportunity for startups for receiving investments from startup investors and mentorship from IIMC Alumni and industry experts. 10 finalists, 5 each from pre-revenue and post-revenue stages, will be selected to present before a panel of judges on 20th April. There will be a cash as well as non-cash prizes. More importantly, there is a possibility of getting funded and/or incubated for the startups. The 10 finalists will be selected from a short list of 40 semi-finalists. These 40 start-ups will be invited to present in-person or virtually before one of 4 panels. Lead Angels, Mumbai are the official organisers of this competition and the event is supported by SINE, IIT Mumbai and ikeva.

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Editorial Team:

Prof. Prashant Mishra, Dean (New Initiatives & External Relations),
Aloke Guin, Public Relations Office

Operational Support from:

Anjali Sam, Alumni Secretary
Atrayee Bhattacharya, Sr. Administrative Executive (Alumni Relations),
Members of Alumni Cell