IIM Calcutta signed SOI with Capacity Building Commission

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta signed a ‘Statement of Intent’ (SOI) with Capacity Building Commission, Government of India, for knowledge partnership on February 17, 2022. The SOI was signed by Prof Uttam Kumar Sarkar, Director of IIM Calcutta, and Shri Hemang Jani, Secretary, Capacity Building Commission. The Capacity Building Commission (CBC), constituted in April 2021, has the mandate to enhance the execution capacity of the Indian states by radically improving the government’s human resource management practices and augmenting the capacity of India’s 25 million civil servants. As part of this initiative, the Commission entered into a knowledge partnership with the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta to structure a comprehensive strategy of innovative management development training for civil services at multiple levels.

Speaking at this signing ceremony, Prof. Uttam Kumar Sarkar, Director, IIM Calcutta, said, “Our collaboration with the Capacity Building Commission of the Government of India is another instance of our commitment to public good as an eminent institution of management education in the country. Under the general framework of this SOI, IIM Calcutta will lend its expertise to the design and execution of training programmes for our country’s civil servants and support them through enhanced learning competences in their efforts of effective governance.” Prof Bhaskar Chakrabarti, Dean (Academic) congratulated the Capacity Building Commission for its efforts to broad-base on-the-job learning for the country's civil servants through knowledge partnership. He said “Through this partnership, we at IIM Calcutta wish to support CBC in its important national endeavour of creating well-trained human resources. We look forward to working closely with CBC over the next two years to build a knowledge repository for the benefit of all civil servants.”