We at IIM Calcutta feel that long gone are the days when a silo-approach to management worked. In the highly integrated world that we live in, management needs to be looked at from a holistic point of view that helps solve problems as a whole rather than piece by piece. Our fellow students are also inculcated with a similar attitude, encouraging them to view management issues from different perspectives, and try and arrive at solutions that collate the best strategy from each viewpoint.

It is also important to understand that research is a very important pillar on which the reputation and worth of an institute is built. IIM Calcutta has always been a thought leader in the field of Management Research in India and the Asia Pacific region. In keeping with this tradition, the fellowship program at IIMC is very highly regarded, and generates significant research content. Thus adding value to the FP student’s research capability and scope is always a priority. Any partnership which can augment this is of great importance and can add immense value to both partners.

To put the above idea into practice and to help our fellowship students become exposed to different schools of thought on management, we have shaped up a unique student exchange program for them. Under this program we would like our students to complete a part of their thesis under a faculty member from a partner institute. We believe that this exposure would help them appreciate their subject more, give rise to better quality research work and also prepare them for the future, especially if they get to teach classes composed of students having a diverse mindset.

As for the fellow students who come to our campus from abroad, they will definitely cherish their stay as they gain insights into management with an Indian perspective. Moreover, they will be able to see how one needs to adapt the theoretical concepts when putting them into practice, depending upon the local sensibilities.

The exact modus operandi for putting in place such exchange programs, are worked out with individual partners, keeping in mind the compatibility with existing practices at both institutes and maximum scope for leveraging such an exchange facility for the students, the faculty, and the institutes.

About India, Kolkata

Stretching from the lofty peaks of the Himalayas in the North to the quaint greenery of Kerala in the South, and from the sacred Ganges in the East to the sand dunes of the Thar Desert in the West, India encompasses unrivaled variety. Home to the most populous democracy in the world, once you walk the streets of an Indian city you’ll come to see people representing several of the world's great faiths. In fact, being the birthplace to four of the world’s major religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism), India offers an unmatched spiritual experience...Read More

About IIMC

IIM Calcutta is one of the top 3 business schools in India. It was established in 1961 in collaboration with the Sloan School of Management (MIT), the Ford Foundation, the Government of West Bengal, together with ample support and cooperation from the Indian business fraternity. Today, IIM Calcutta is a veritable melting pot of excellence - both its students and faculty are among the best in the world. The IIMC campus is spread across 135 acres of Joka, a suburb in the southern part of Kolkata. It boasts of scenic locales, seven lakes, and even a miniature Howrah Bridge...Read More

Why go for Exchange?

In today’s world, it is essential that managers adjust and adapt quickly to diverse situations, and be flexible to work with teams spread across the globe. Acquaintance to foreign cultures and etiquettes gains considerable importance in such scenarios. IIM Calcutta aims to make each one of its graduating students adept at dealing with an increasingly globalized world... Read More

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