I am writing this to present you with the July issue of Connexion. The IIMC campus at Joka Land was abuzz with activities and we are happy to share those with you all!
IIMCAA Singapore hosted the visit of IIM Calcutta Director Prof. Anju Seth to the city recently where she met several IIM Calcutta alumni based in Singapore. The annual IIM Calcutta alumni city meet or Nostalgia as it is known to you was held in six cities across the globe including Hong Kong, Dubai, London, New York, Amsterdam and Singapore this year. Back home in India Nostalgia was celebrated across various city chapters. IIMCAA Mumbai chapter hosted the 3rd edition of its annual start-up event Clarion Call during this quarter. Clarion Call provides an opportunity for start-ups for receiving investments from start-up investors and mentorship from IIM C alumni and industry experts.
IIM Calcutta welcomed its 56th batch of students to its flagship two-year full time MBA Programme. Ganesh Krishnan, Serial Entrepreneur, Chairman, Portea Medical and also a 20th batch alumnus of IIM Calcutta graced the occasion as Chief Guest.
Embracing the worldwide codification of business management degree, our institute too has started awarding MBA degree instead awarding of diploma for its one year residential programme PGPEX – named MBAEx. The Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) - a unique and prestigious joint programme offered by three premier institutes of India inducted sixty-two students to its 5th batch this year.
You will be happy to know that Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, the country's premier management education institute collaborated with BARC India, the world's largest TV audience measurement service to curate a report on BARC India's TV panel sample sizes. The report presented to BARC India summarizes the review, analysis, and recommendations for the sample design of BARC India's panel.
IIM Calcutta introduced a new programme on Competing on Digital Mind sets (CDM) under its Executive Education portfolio.
Enjoy as you read and speculate how your cherished alma mater is keeping pace with time!
Prof. Prashant Mishra
Dean (New Initiative and External Relations)
Nostalgia 2019, the annual Alumni city meet of IIM Calcutta was held in the months of April - June across 7
cities within India including Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and 6 international
locations Singapore, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Dubai, London, New York. HDFC acted as the major 3rd party
sponsor for events within India, offering a lifetime free IIM Calcutta Cobadged Diners Club Black Credit Card for
the attendees of Nostalgia 2019.
The event saw enthusiastic participation from the alumni base and hit record numbers in Bangalore and Mumbai, with over 480 registrations in Mumbai alone! Nostalgia happened in Delhi ...
IIM Calcutta Innovation Park launched the NIDHI Entrepreneur-In-Residence program on 2nd May 2019 by inducting the 1st batch of the fellows. The NIDHI-EIR Program would provide subsistence grant to an aspiring or budding entrepreneur of considerable potential for pursuing a promising technology business idea.
IIMCAA Singapore hosted the visit of IIMC Director Prof. Anju Seth to Singapore on April 30/May 1. She joined them for a lively Nostalgia evening on April 30th, attended by more than...
BARC India has joined hands with the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta to curate a report on BARC India’s TV panel sample sizes.The report presented to BARC India...
IIM 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...
International Day of Yoga, or commonly referred to as Yoga Day, is celebrated annually on 21 June since its inception in 2015. An international day for yoga was declared unanimously...
An Incubatee Meet was organised by IIMCIP on April 3, 2019 where five of our best start-ups were felicitated by Professor Anju Seth, the Director of IIM Calcutta and Dr Prashant Mishra...
The B. C. Roy Memorial Library commemorated the 137th birthday of Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy on 1st July 2019 at 10.00 a.m. at the library premises. In presence of the Director...
The Finance Lab organized the second teaching summer school on Finance and Accounting during 22-26 April, 2019. The primary objective of this teaching summer school...
The Finance Lab hosted the 5th Research Summer School in Empirical Finance and Accounting during April 29 – May 7, 2019 with an objective to help improve the quality of research...
Assam Startup-The Nest successfully completed the three-day boot-camp and orientation session for 52 selected incubatees from 9-11 June 2019...
IIMCIP has partnered with the Mizoram government to launch the third edition of the biggest B-plan contest in the state. It was inaugurated by the...
Pan IIM Alumni Singapore (PIIMA) is organising their thought leadership conclave IIMPACT 2019 on August 17, 2019 at MBS Convention Centre Singapore. Themed LIFE 4.0, there will be insightful discussions on...Read More >
Kose John and Ashok Banerjee organizers IIM Calcutta-NYU Stern India Research Conference in Financial
Economics at NYU Stern, which will be held on October 11, 2019
As the world's largest democracy, with the third largest economy in real terms, the fastest growing...
IIM Calcutta welcomed 56th batch of students to its flagship two-year full time MBA Programme. Mr. Ganesh Krishnan, Chairman, Portea Medical and an alumnus of IIM Calcutta...
IIM Calcutta witnessed the induction of a promising set of students to its prestigious Doctoral Programme. The 16 students belong to diverse academic and professional backgrounds...
IIM Calcutta recently welcomed 13th batch of PGPEX recently rechristened as MBAEx . Attuning to the global nomenclature of business management degree, the institute...
The course, jointly offered by IIM-Calcutta, IIT-Kanpur and IIT-Madras and supported by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), was launched to meet...
IIMCIP incubatee Aegipan Animal Biocare collaborated with CInI (Collective for Integrated Livelihood Initiatives) - an Associate organisation of TATA TRUSTS, working...
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta has inducted 62 students in the 5th batch to its prestigious Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics Programme...
The MBAEx batch gets placement offer of Rs 1.25 crore this year, a 40% rise from last year. The average salary has also gone up to Rs 26.98 lakh, a 10.3% increase from last year...
Zee Group has appointed IIMC alumnus Rohit Chadda as CEO-Digital Publishing. Chadda will report to Amit Goenka – CEO, International Broadcast Business.News digital content team, product team and technology team will directly report to Chadda. As part of his new role, Chadda will build innovative solutions in digital advertising and publisher monetisation space. He will also be responsible for building distribution...Read More >
Nalin Shinghal has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of the state-owned power equipment maker, BHEL. Prior to joining BHEL, he was the Chairman and Managing Director of Central Electronics Limited (CEL). Shinghal holds a BTech degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT-Delhi and PGDM from IIM Calcutta. He has been a Commonwealth Scholar and is a PhD in Transport Economics from the University of Leeds, UK.
Recently named director of the Nehru Centre in London, Amish Tripathi was the guest at the Express Adda in New Delhi. The Express Adda is a series of informal interactions organised by The Indian Express Group and features those at the centre of change. At the Express Adda, Amish was in conversation with Seema Chishti, Deputy Editor, and, Paromita Chakrabarti, Associate Editor, The Indian Express. Past guests at the event include the Dalai Lama, economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, Union Minister...Read More >
Mr Patanjali G. Keswani, Chairman & Managing Director of Lemon Tree Hotels, has pledged to bear the construction cost up to Rs 20 Cr of the total of the proposed central research facilities building in IIT Delhi campus. The building to be known as the ‘Golden Jubilee Gope & Lila Keswani Research Centre’ will be exclusively for research and education and will house sophisticated analytical and other instruments in one building. Mr Keswani is an IIMC alumnus and a Distinguished Alumnus Awardee of IIM Calcutta. He is also an IIT Delhi alumnus.
Point-of-sales service provider Pine Labs acquired gift-card company Qwikcilver recently. The latter was founded by IIMC alumnus, T P Pratap along with Kumar Sudarsan 13 years ago, when startups were yet to be recognised as a significant part of the economy. During the journey, the venture faced several crests and...Read More >
IIMC's 8th batch alumnus Dr. T.N.Swaminathan authored a new book titled “Digital Marketing: From Fundamentals to Future”. The book was launched in June and released by Dr. Santhosh Babu, Principal Secretary to Govt. of Tamil Nadu.Read More >
On March 14, 2018, cancer took Nitesh away from Dimple. Along with her mother Indira Parmar's help, in June, she decided that she would dedicate the rest of her life...Read More >
Jaipur-based smart electric scooter startup BattRE founded by IIM Calcutta alumni, Nishchal Chaudhary has raised an undisclosed amount of funding in its angel round from ex-Tata Motors HR chief Gajendra Chandel. The funds will be utilized for the launch of new models, increasing production capacity and scaling up the distribution and service network.
Gowri T Mukherjee, IIMC alumna from Chennai and Co-Founder, CreditMantri won the FinTech Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the DLAI "Women in Fintech"; Awards 2019 on June 14, 2019.
T. Sathish, an alumnus from Chennai chapter has published a book titled Life in the Sunshine: Autobiography of an Unknown Cricketer. The book achieved the enviable status of being the top selling cricket book on Amazon India recently.
Dr T N Swaminathan of 8th Batch received the recognition of “100 Most Dedicated Professors” awarded by World Education Congress at Mumbai on July 5, 2018.
IIM Calcutta alumnnus, Taranjeet Singh Bhamra aims to change the way agriculture is practiced through his start-up AgNext, which he co-founded with Deepak Jaiswal and Mrigank Sharad. The start-up provides solutions to improve the productivity and profitability of growers and food processors. It has raised $4 million from investors such as Omnivore Capital and Kalaari.
Manipal Education & Medical Group (MEMG), a privately held conglomerate focused on education, healthcare and research, announced recently the appointment of Subrat Mohanty as its Group President. Mohanty, an IIMC alumnus, shall spearhead business performance and strategy across the Group’s interests in Education, Healthcare and Health Insurance. He has extensive prior experience in scaling up businesses, understanding digital trends and transforming traditional enterprises, thereby infusing new age tools & practices.
The one-year programme on Competing on Digital Mindsets (CDM) is the first of its kind as it has been curated
keeping in mind the requirements of people from the IT industry. The aim of the programme is to equip
participants with the ability to think about technology and business differently — such that they can re-wire
client organisations enabling them to become agile in technology and business.
As per the NASSCOM-McKinsey Perspective 2025, top executives at tech companies believe that by 2020 50-70 per cent of the current staff will need reskilling which could help retain the relevance to this massive proportion of the workforce, she said, highlighting the need for such a programme.
The programme commencing in July 2019 consists of a three-hour session per week for a period of 11 months. The sessions will be delivered through Direct to Desktop mode. It will also include three campus visits. The participants will be engaged in the curriculum through lectures, case studies, experiential learning, an integrative capstone project along with guest lectures from practitioners. The eligibility for enrolling in the programme is work experience of at least 7 years after graduation.
|General Management and Leadership Programmes|
|Programme Name||Programme Directors||Duration||Tentative Start|
|Executive Programme in Leadership and Management (EPLM)||Prof. Biswatosh Saha, Prof. Nimruji Prasad||1 year||August, 2019|
|LEAD (Learn | Enhance | Aspire | Deliver)||Prof. Anirvan Pant, Prof. Ashok Banerjee||1 year||August, 2019|
|Executive Programme in Business Management (EPBM)||Prof. Manju Jaiswall, Prof. Sumanta Basu, Prof. Ramendra Singh||1 year||September, 2019|
|Senior Management Programme (SMP)||Prof. Chetan Joshi, Prof. Sanjeet Singh, Prof. Rajesh Bhattacharya||1 year||November, 2019|
|Transitioning into Leadership: A Programme for Women Executives (TLPWE)||Prof. Leena Chatterjee, Prof. Pragyan Rath||1 year||November, 2019|
|Executive Programme in Business Management - International (EPBM-I)||Prof. Preetam Basu, Prof. Runa Sarkar, Prof. Saptarshi Purkayastha||1 year||December, 2019|
|Executive Programme in Growth Strategies for Business Leaders (EPGSBL)||Prof. Biswatosh Saha, Prof. Kaushik Roy||1 year||December, 2019|
|Executive Programme in General Management (EPGM)||Prof. Ritu Mehta, Prof. Arpita Ghosh, Prof. Palash Deb||1 year||December, 2019|
|Executive Programme in Global Business Management (EPGBM)||Prof. Abhishek Goel, Prof. Manisha Chakrabarty, Prof. Nisigandha Bhuyan||1 year||January, 2020|
|Executive Programme on Business Analytics (EPBA)||Prof. Preetam Basu, Prof. Rahul Roy, Prof. Sumanta Basu||1 year||August, 2019|
|Executive Programme in Operations Management (EPOM)||Prof. Bodhibrata Nag, Prof. Partha Priya Datta||1 year||August, 2019|
|Advanced Programme for Marketing Professionals (APMP)||Prof. Ramendra Singh, Prof. Suren Sista||1 year||September, 2019|
|Advanced Programme in Supply Chain Management (APSCM)||Prof. Bodhibrata Nag, Prof. Partha Priya Datta||1 year||September, 2019|
|Advanced Programme in Strategic Management (APSM)||Prof. Biswatosh Saha, Prof. Mritiunjoy Mohanty||6 months||September, 2019|
|Advanced Programme in Data Sciences (APDS)||Prof. Preetam Basu, Prof. Indranil Bose||1 year||September, 2019|
|Executive Programme in Communication Strategies for Corporate Leaders (EPCSCL)||Prof. Apoorva Bharadwaj, Prof. Pragyan Rath||6 months||October, 2019|
|Executive Programme on Digital & Social Media Marketing Strategy (EPDSMMS)||Prof. Saravana Jaikumar, Prof. Indranil Bose||6 months||November, 2019|
|Advanced Programme in Fintech and Financial Blockchain (APFFB)||Prof. Ashok Banerjee, Prof. Indranil Bose, Prof. Saibal Chattopadhyay||6 months||January, 2020|
|Post-Graduate Certificate in Family Business Management (PGCFBM)||Prof. Anindya Sen, Prof. Prafulla Y. Agnihotri||1 year||August, 2019|
|Executive Programme for Banking and Financial Sector (EPBFS)||Prof. Arpita Ghosh, Prof. Partha Ray, Prof. Rajiv Kumar||1 year||December, 2019|
|Post Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management (PGCHM)||Prof. R Rajesh Babu, Prof. Manish K. Thakur||1 year||March, 2020|
|Month||Name of the Programme||Programme Director(s)||Dates|
|July||Managing Work Stress for Superior Performance||Prof. Amit Dhiman & Prof. Dharma Raju Bathini||July 01-04|
|Excellence in Managerial Communication||Prof. Pragyan Rath||July 15-18|
|Leadership and Team Building||Prof. Chetan Joshi||July 22 - 26|
|Strategic Thinking: Creating and Sustaining Advantage||Prof. Biswatosh Saha & Prof. Palash Deb||July 22 - 27|
|August||Lean Operations: Process Design and Management||Prof. Peeyush Mehta & Prof. Balram Avittathur||August 19 - 23|
|Business Leadership Programme Module I||Prof. Amit Dhiman||August 19 - 24|
|Business Leadership Programme Module II||Prof. Partha Ray||November 11 - 16|
|Business Leadership Programme Module III||Prof. Peeyush Mehta||February 03 - 08|
|Interpersonal Effectiveness and Leadership Excellence||Prof. Chetan Joshi||August 26 - 30|
|Business Model Innovation||Prof. Peeyush Mehta||August 28 - 31|
|September||Strategic Cost & Performance Management||Prof. Manju Jaiswall||September 09 - 12|
|Communication and Presentation Skills||Prof. Leena Chatterjee & Prof. Vidyanand Jha||September 09 - 13|
|Strategic Analysis for Marketing Decision-Making||Prof. Prafulla Agnihotri||September 16 - 19|
|Strategic Sourcing and Vendor Management||Prof. Peeyush Mehta||September 16 - 19|
|Strategic Brand Management||Prof. Prashant Mishra & Prof. Saravana Jaikumar||September 16 -20|
|Hands on Analytics for Young Professionals||Prof. Saibal Chattopadhyay & Prof. Uttam K. Sarkar||September 23 - 27|
|Managerial Leadership and Conflict Resolution||Prof. Chetan Joshi||September 23 - 28|
|October||Becoming an Effective Sales Manager||Prof. Prashant Mishra & Prof. Ramendra Singh||October 14 - 18|
|Managerial Effectiveness||Prof. Leena Chatterjee & Prof. Abhishek Goel||October 14 - 18|
Clarion Call, the flagship event of IIMCAA Mumbai was conducted at IIT Bombay in April, this year. The event aimed at providing a platform to budding entrepreneurs to present...
Nostalgia 2019 - Mumbai Nostalgia 2019 was a grand affair which saw a record breaking footfall this year. The event took place in the prestigious venue of NSCI and was graced...
The new team at the Chennai Alumni Chapter kicked off the year with a topical panel discussion titled “DEFs of Elections”. The panelists included Mr. T.S.Krishnamurthy, former Chief Election Commissioner...
In presence of Prof. Prashant Mishra, Dean (New Initiatives and External Relations) and Mr. Sumant Sinha, Member, Board of Governors and 24th Batch alumnus, Nostalgia at Delhi on 18th May...
The Bangalore chapter of the IIM Calcutta Alumni Association is one of the most active and fun chapters across cities. It has a community of around 2000+ active members engaging over various forums...
The Pune Chapter is a motley group of roughly 400 alumni, half of which are on its vibrant whatsapp group. Every new member of the community quickly begins to feel like a part of the Familia...