From Editor's Desk

Dear alumni,

I am writing this to present you with the November, 2019 issue of Connexion. The IIMC campus was abuzz with activities and we are happy to share those with you all!

IIM Calcutta celebrated its 59th Foundation Day on November 14 with Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar, delivering the foundation day lecture. The Distinguished Alumnus Award Ceremony was also held on that day. The Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar; Chairman, Board of Governors, IIM Calcutta and Director, Professor Anju Seth presented the awards and mementoes to the 7 distinguished alumni at the Ceremony.

IIM Calcutta has ranked No. 1 in India, No. 2 in Asia and 17th globally in Financial Times Masters in Management Rankings 2019 for its 2-Year Masters in Business Administration programme.

The Institute hosted its 28th Institute Lecture Series where a talk was delivered by renowned spiritual guide, social reformer, author and educationist, Sri M. The first Amitava Bose Memorial Lecture was organized and was delivered by Professor Debraj Ray, Julius Silver Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Science, Professor of Economics, New York University. One of our Doctoral programme students got the fellowship at Center for Disability and Integration (CDI-HSG) at University of St. Gallen.

In order to become the forerunner in delivering technology driven education, we have partnered with Coursera, a global online learning platform.

As part of alumni outreach programme, Director Professor Anju Seth, Chairperson of Board of Governors Shri Shrikrishna Kulkarni along with faculty colleagues met our alumi in various cities. The Bangalore meet was held on September 7, Mumbai meet on September 8 and Chennai and Delhi chapter hosted the respective meets on September 28 and 29 respectively. In all these meets a large number of alumni attended and interacted with the IIMC leadership team and faculty.

Enjoy as you read and know how your cherished alma mater is keeping pace with time!

Prof. Prashant Mishra

Dean (New Initiative and External Relations)


59th Foundation Day celebrated

IIM Calcutta celebrated its 59th Foundation Day on November 14, 2019 in the august presence of Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar, the Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal. The event also witnessed the institute felicitating 7 of its alumni for their outstanding contribution in their respective fields at the Distinguished Alumnus Awards Ceremony.

In her address, Director Professor Anju Seth announced that “The Class of 1992, IIM Calcutta's 27th batch, has committed Rs. 3 crores to support IIM Calcutta’s exciting trajectory of expansion and continuous improvement. Part of the gift is earmarked for a named faculty chair while the rest is slated for infrastructural improvements.” She noted that this represents the largest alumni gift to date, and thanked the batch for their generous support of the Institute. Former President of the 27th batch Shekhar Ganapathy, shared, “We have got so much from the IIM Calcutta that we wanted to give back. Our aim is to help the Institute continue to impact students and society in the future. We are very proud to present this to our beloved alma mater, and hope that it sets a good benchmark for other batches to emulate and exceed."

The Distinguished Alumnus Award Ceremony was led by Professor Prashant Mishra, Dean (New Initiative & External Relations), IIM Calcutta, where Director Professor Anju Seth, Chairperson of the Board of Governors Shri Shrikrishna Kulkarni and the Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal Shri Jagdeep Dhankar presented the Awards and Mementoes to the 7 alumni at the Ceremony. The recipients were Gita V. Johar, K Ganesh, Sumant Sinha, Sanjiv Aiyar, Sunil Duggal, Srikar Reddy and Vini Mahajan.

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Upcoming LDPs (November 2019 - March 2020)
Programme Name Programme Directors Programme Duration Tentative Start Month
Transitioning into Leadership: A Programme for Women Executives (TLPWE) Prof. Leena Chatterjee, Prof. Pragyan Rath 1 year November, 2019
Senior Management Programme (SMP) Prof. Krishanu rakshit, Prof. Megha Sharma, Prof. Rajesh Bhattacharya 1 year December, 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 General Management (EPGM) Prof. Palash Deb, Prof. Sudhir Jaiswall 1 year December, 2019
Executive Programme in Global Business Management (EPGBM) Prof. Ramya Venkateswaran, Prof. V. K. Unni 1 year March, 2020
Executive Programme on Digital & Social Media Marketing Strategy (EPDSMMS) Prof. Saravana Jaikumar, Prof. Indranil Bose 6 months November, 2019
Executive Programme in Strategic Human Resource Management (EPSHRM) Prof. Amit Dhiman, Prof. Dharma Raju Bathini 1 year December, 2019
Executive Programme in Communication Strategies for Corporate Leaders (EPCSCL) Prof. Apoorva Bharadwaj, Prof. Pragyan Rath 6 months January, 2020
Advanced Programme in Fintech and Financial Blockchain (APFFB) Prof. Ashok Banerjee, Prof. Indranil Bose, Prof. Saibal Chattopadhyay 6 months January, 2020
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. Rajesh Bhattacharya, Prof. Devi Vijay 1 year March, 2020
Start-Up Readiness, Growth and Execution (SURGE): An Entrepreneurship Programme Prof. Suren Sista, Prof. Vidyanand Jha 1 year January, 2020
Executive Programme in Growth Strategies for Business Leaders (EPGSBL) Prof. Biswatosh Saha, Prof. Kaushik Roy 6 months February, 2020
Senior Management Programme in Business Analytics (SMPBA) Prof. Peeyush Mehta, Prof. Uttam Kumar Sarkar 9 months February, 2020

Upcoming MDPs (November 2019 – March 2020)

Name of the Program Program Directors Dates
Healthcare Leadership and Management Programme Prof. Manish Thakur & Prof. R. Rajesh Babu November 11 - 15, 2019
Internet of Things (IoT) – What every manager needs to know about IoT Prof. Debashis Saha November 18 - 21, 2019
Conflict Resolution, Negotiation and Communication Prof. Shantanu Dey November 18 - 21, 2019
Network Effect and Crowd Dynamics in Organizational Decision Making Prof. Saibal Chattopadhyay & Prof. Uttam K. Sarkar November 18 - 22, 2019
General Management Programme for Senior & Middle Level Executives Prof. Subrata Mitra November 25 - 29, 2019
Managerial Leadership and Team Effectiveness Prof. Leena Chatterjee & Prof. Abhishek Goel November 25 - 29, 2019
Global Political Economy for Business Leaders Prof. Biju Paul Abraham & Prof. Partha Ray November 28 - 30, 2019
Leadership and Innovation in the Era of Digital Transformation Prof. Indranil Bose December 02 - 06, 2019
Developing Strategic Decision Making Capability through Simulation Prof. Saptarshi Purkayastha & Prof. Sumanta Basu December 02 - 06, 2019
Digital And Social Media Marketing For Business Growth Prof. Prashant Mishra & Prof. Saravana Jaikumar December 02 - 06, 2019
Excellence in Managerial Communication Prof. Pragyan Rath & Prof. Apoorva Bharadwaj December 09 - 12, 2019
Supply Chain Management Prof. Balram Avittathur & Prof. Preetam Basu December 09 - 13, 2019
Managing Family Business for Growth Prof. Prashant Mishra & Prof. Sumanta Basu December 09 - 18, 2019
Accelerating Innovation Prof. Nimruji Prasad J December 11 - 13, 2019
Business Analytics for Strategic and Tactical Level Decision Making Prof. Saibal Chattopadhyay & Prof. Uttam K. Sarkar December 16 - 20, 2019
Marketing Applications of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence: What can ML and AI do for your Organization? Prof. Saravana Jaikumar December 16 -20, 2019
Leadership and Team Building Prof. Chetan Joshi December 16 -20, 2019
Pricing and Sales Management Prof. Saravana Jaikumar January 06 - 10, 2020
Financial Technologies (FinTech) for Leadership in the Digital World Prof. Ashok Banerjee & Prof. Indranil Bose January 06 - 10, 2020
Managerial Leadership and Conflict Resolution Prof. Chetan Joshi January 06 - 11, 2020
The Global Economy: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA) Prof. Partha Ray January 13 -16, 2020
Project Management Prof. Subrata Mitra January 13 - 17, 2020
Communication and Presentation Skills Prof. Leena Chatterjee & Prof. Vidyanand Jha January 13 - 17, 2020
Customer Service Strategy: Profiting through Value Creation, Customer Satisfaction, Loyalty, and Relationship Prof. Prafulla Agnihotri January 20 - 23, 2020
Interpersonal Effectiveness and Leadership Excellence Prof. Chetan Joshi January 20 - 24, 2020
Finance and Accounting for Business Managers Prof. Arpita Ghosh & Prof. Vivek Rajvanshi January 20 - 24, 2020
Advanced Data Science for Practicing Business Analysts Prof. Saibal Chattopadhyay & Prof. Uttam K. Sarkar January 27 - 31, 2020
Key Account Management Prof. Prashant Mishra & Prof. Suren Sista January 27 - 31, 2020
Developing Leadership Potential Prof. Leena Chatterjee & Prof. Abhishek Goel February 03 - 06, 2020
Excellence in Agribusiness Management & Leadership Prof. Debashis Saha & Prof. Sumanta Basu February 03 - 08, 2020
Contract Management and Arbitration Prof. R.Rajesh Babu & Prof. V.K.Unni February 10 -14, 2020
Marketing Analytics Prof. Prashant Mishra & Prof. Sumanta Basu February 10 -14, 2020
Strategic Cost & Performance Management Prof. Manju Jaiswall February 15 -18, 2020
Digital Technology Management for Business Excellence Prof. Debashis Saha February 17 - 20, 2020
Selling and Negotiation Skills Prof. Prashant Mishra & Prof. Suren Sista February 17 - 21, 2020
Personal Growth and Team Building Prof Chetan Joshi February 17 - 21, 2020
Managerial Leadership and Team Effectiveness  Prof. Leena Chatterjee & Prof. Abhishek Goel February 24 - 28, 2020
Quality Analytics Prof. Bodhibrata Nag & Prof. Saibal Chattopadhyay February 24 - 28, 2020
Leadership Excellence: An Alternate Approach Prof. Pragyan Rath & Prof. Apoorva Bharadwaj March 02 - 05, 2020
Management of Creativity and Innovation Prof. Vidyanand Jha March 02 - 06, 2020