IIM Calcutta receives a generous contribution from PGP 22nd batch

IIM Calcutta organised a felicitation ceremony on campus to convey their gratitude to the entire class of PGP 22nd batch for their thoughtful generosity towards their alma mater. This contribution of Rs 55 lakhs will be utilized to reform the infrastructure and modernise the student’s sports complex. The ceremony was inaugurated by unveiling of the ‘Foundation stone’ recognizing the contribution of the PGP 22nd batch towards the upgradation of the multi utilitarian sports courts. Present at the ceremony were Professor Uttam Kumar Sarkar, Director, IIM Calcutta along with Professor Manish Thakur, Dean (New Initiatives & External Relations) and Professor Bhaskar Chakrabarti. The event was attended by faculty members, officers and staff and students. Mr. Aurindam Dey represented the PGP 22nd batch at the premises and was joined virtually by his batch mates across India and abroad.

In his address, Prof Uttam Kumar Sarkar, Director, IIM Calcutta said “I am happy to know of the generous endowment given by the PGP 22nd batch to help upgrade the state-of-the-art facilities for our sports complex. We at IIM Calcutta are thankful to all our alumni for continuous efforts of giving back.” Professor Manish Thakur, Dean (New Initiatives & External Relations), IIM Calcutta expressed his sincerest appreciation to the 22nd PGP and said “At IIMC we have a strong culture for students to pursue sporting activities along with their academics. Skills like team building, leadership, time management, commitment and strategy are all developed on the playing field. I am grateful to the 22nd batch for their generosity and the re-affirmation of their emotional connection with their alma mater." Mr. Aurindam Dey of the class of ‘87 was proud to be present at Joka. He said “The year 2022 is a landmark one as it marks the 35th anniversary of our graduation from this prestigious institution. I would like to thank K Ganeshan, my classmate, for all his efforts in bringing this dream to fruition and our batch for their generous contribution. I hope all future students at Joka benefit from the life lessons learnt on court in their careers and lives ahead.”