From Editor's Desk

Dear alumni,

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

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 ...

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NIDHI-EIR Program Launched

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

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...

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IIM Calcutta presents a report on BARC India's TV panel size

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...

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IIM Calcutta signs MoU with Jan Chetna Trust

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...

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Events Held

5th International Day of Yoga

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...

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Incubatee Meet by IIMCIP

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...

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137 th Birthday celebration of DR B C Roy

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...

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Teaching Summer School 2019

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...

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Research Summer School 2019

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...

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Assam Cohort 1.0 by IIMCIP

Assam Startup-The Nest successfully completed the three-day boot-camp and orientation session for 52 selected incubatees from 9-11 June 2019...

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Mizoram Kailawn by IIMCIP

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...

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Forthcoming Events

IIMPACT 2019, 17th August 2019, Singapore

IIMPACT 2019: LIFE 4.0
Inform, Inspire, Impact

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...

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IIM Calcutta-NYU Stern India Research Conference in Financial Economics at NYU Stern

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...

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Students & Happenings

IIM Calcutta welcomes 56th batch of MBA programme

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...

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New batch of Doctoral Programme

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...

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The 13th batch of MBAEX

IIM Calcutta recently welcomed 13th batch of PGPEX recently rechristened as MBAEx . Attuning to the global nomenclature of business management degree, the institute...

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The 13th batch of PGPEX-VLM

The course, jointly offered by IIM-Calcutta, IIT-Kanpur and IIT-Madras and supported by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), was launched to meet...

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IIMCIP Incubatee Achievements

IIMCIP incubatee Aegipan Animal Biocare collaborated with CInI (Collective for Integrated Livelihood Initiatives) - an Associate organisation of TATA TRUSTS, working...

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The 5th batch of PGDBA

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta has inducted 62 students in the 5th batch to its prestigious Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics Programme...

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MBAEx 12th batch gets highest placement offer of Rs 1.25 crore

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...

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Movers & Shakers

Rohit Chadda

Rohit Chadda becomes CEO-Digital Publishing, ZEE Group

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...

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Nalin Shinghal

Nalin Shinghal appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of BHEL

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.

Amish Tripathi

Best-selling author, Amish Tripathi at Express Adda

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...

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Patanjali G. Keswani

Patanjali G. Keswani on proposed central research facilities building in IIT Delhi

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.

Pine Labs acquired gift-card company Qwikcilver

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...

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Launch of Dr. T.N.Swaminathan's book

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.

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Love Heals Cancer by Dimple Parmar

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...

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Nishchal Chaudhary's startup BattRE

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 won "Women in Fintech" Award

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.

Top selling cricket book by T. Sathish

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.

“100 Most Dedicated Professors” to Dr T N Swaminathan

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.

Agri start-up AgNext raised $4 million from investors

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.

MEMG appoints Subrat Mohanty as Group President

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.

IIM Calcutta introduces new programme on Competing on Digital Mindsets (CDM).

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.

Upcoming Long Duration Programs (LDP)- August 2019 - March 2020

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
Functional Programmes
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
Sectoral Programmes
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

The eleventh batch of the Executive Programme in Leadership and Management (EPLM) conclude with the Certificate Award Ceremony.


After the Certificate Award Ceremony of the first batch of Transitioning into Leadership-a Programme for Women Executives (TLPWE).


Participants of the fifth batch of the Executive Programme in Business Management-International (EPBM-I) visit IIM Calcutta for the Certificate Award Ceremony.

MDP Calendar – July – October, 2019

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

Chapter News

Clarion Call by IIMCAA Mumbai

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...

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Nostalgia by IIMCAA Mumbai

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...

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Nostalgia and other events at IIMCAA Chennai

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...

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Nostalgia by IIMCAA Delhi

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...

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IIMCAA Bangalore Chapter on multiple activities

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...

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Nostalgia by IIMCAA Pune

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...

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