IIM CALCUTTA ALLOTTED LAND FOR SATELLITE CAMPUS IN NEW TOWN, KOLKATA
IIM Calcutta wishes to express its heartfelt gratitude to Ms. Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal and State Government authorities for the allotment of prime land in New Town, Kolkata to set up a satellite campus.
IIM Calcutta enjoys the status of “Triple Crown” accreditation by AACSB of USA, AMBA of UK and EFMD of Europe and is the only Indian business school to be a member of the CEMS, the noted global alliance of management education. It is consistently ranked in the top three business schools of the country. The Board of Governors, the Director Professor Anju Seth, distinguished faculty and dedicated staff of the Institute are committed to steer IIM Calcutta to accomplish new heights of global eminence.
In this connection, Professor Seth remarked, “The Chief Minister’s vision in granting our request for this land comes at an opportune time to support the Institute’s ambitious plans to strengthen and expand our programs. We are excited to pursue multiple strategic initiatives for the overall and holistic development of the Institute. These will be greatly facilitated by our presence in the New Town area with the finest civic and urban infrastructure in Eastern India, easy access to Kolkata’s international airport, and proximity to the information technology hub of West Bengal.”
Mr. Shrikrishna Kulkarni, Chairperson Board of Governors of IIM Calcutta said, “IIM Calcutta is the first and oldest IIM in the country. It is an asset not only for West Bengal, but also for the nation. By having a presence in New Town Kolkata, one of the most futuristic townships in India, IIM Calcutta would secure growth opportunities which are paramount for global eminence.”
Professor Seth added, “In our pursuit of global eminence as a management institute, we are also committed to contribute to accelerating the progress of the State of West Bengal and the nation. We truly appreciate the encouragement of our Board of Governors and in particular, the advice and assistance of our Board member Mr. Sanjoy Mukherjee, to take forward the important initiative of developing a satellite campus.”
Lt. Col. Retd. Alok Chandra, the Chief Administrative Officer of IIM Calcutta mentioned that in addition to allocating scarce valuable land in New Town, the State Government has facilitated important infrastructure improvements including municipal water supply to the Joka campus of IIM Calcutta. Professor Bodhibrata Nag, Dean Academic shared, “Our recent discussions with numerous officials of the State Government have greatly increased the quality of our strategic ties. We have previously engaged with different arms of the government in the areas of entrepreneurship, business and professional development, and public policy. We take pride in these partnerships and hope and expect to further strengthen these for our mutual benefit.”