62nd Foundation Day Lecture and DAA Ceremony 2022

This year, November 14, 2022, marked the 62nd Foundation Day of IIM Calcutta. It was a day for celebration, remembrance and introspection. Moreover, it was a day to communicate our firm resolve to chart a distinctive path as a preeminent management education institution.
The event began with a welcome address by the Director, Professor Uttam Kumar Sarkar, who addressed the audience and said, "It is a proud moment for IIM Calcutta, the country's first IIM, to celebrate its 62nd Foundation Day. I take this opportunity to express my gratitude to all stakeholders over these years who helped us become what we are today." For the last six decades, IIM Calcutta has contributed to the nation by nurturing and shaping bright young minds who made us proud through their accomplishments in various spheres. The Distinguished Alumnus award was established to felicitate such alums who have soared remarkably high in their chosen walks of life. In its twelfth year, the Award was instituted during the Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2011. Professor Manish Thakur, Dean (New Initiatives & External Relations), inaugurated the Distinguished Alumnus Award Ceremony and congratulated all the Award recipients for their exceptional achievements. The Award, which is in its twelfth year, was instituted during the Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2011 to recognise and felicitate alums. Professor Thakur congratulated all the recipients of the Award for their exceptional achievements. He added that their remarkable contributions in their chosen fields are a matter of great pride for them and their alma mater.
This year's awardees were Mr G M Kapur, Alumnus, 8th Batch, Chairman, Visioning Committee, INTACH Conservation Institute; Mr Srikant Sastri, Alumnus, 20th Batch, Mentor on a Mission, Entrepreneur with two exits. Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneurship expert, Author. Content Creator; Mr Sanjay Gupta, Alumnus, 26th batch, Country Head & VP, Google India; and Dr Anindya Ghose, Alumnus, 33rd batch, Heinz Riehl Chair Professor of Business, Professor of Technology, Operations, and Statistics, NYU Stern School, Professor of Marketing, NYU Stern School & Director, NYU Stern MS in Business Analytics.
The award ceremony was followed by an address by Shri Shrikrishna Kulkarni, Chairperson, Board of Governors, IIM Calcutta. Shri Kulkarni said, "The need for incorporating Human values in management is being felt by humanity today – more than ever before! IIM Calcutta can be a global leader in filling this gap". Shri Shyam Srinivasan, Managing Director & CEO of Federal Bank and a distinguished alumnus of IIM Calcutta, delivered the Foundation Day Lecture. He spoke on; It's all about Horsepower and not tailwinds. The event concluded with a 'Vote of Thanks' by Professor Bhaskar Chakrabarti, Dean (Academic), IIM Calcutta.