Chairperson's Message

prof unni

The Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) is the oldest and most admired full-time programme of IIMC. During the last fifty years this programme has been instrumental in shaping some of the brightest young minds to take up important leadership positions in all segments influencing the society like business, government and not-for profit organisations. Graduating students of our PGP emerge with perceptible leadership skills which make them highly respected and celebrated by world renowned organisations.

The PGP at IIMC is all about innovative thinking, leadership, constructive impact, and an exceptionally talented, collaborative community—one that sets the foundation for a precious lifelong network. Students get a great opportunity to pursue wide-ranging topics for their future management careers in any subject through a perfect blend of coursework, internships, lectures by eminent visiting faculty/business leaders/IIMC alumni and peer-group interactions. Once the students complete their PGP at IIMC they become part of a very prestigious network of the highly committed and engaged IIMC alumni community.

Our PGP constantly features in the Financial Times Global Masters in Management Rankings and has been benchmarked against the best schools in management education around the world. IIMC is the only Indian institution to be part of CEMS a prestigious global alliance in management education established since 1988 based in France. This distinguished membership provides a great platform to our PGP students to pursue the highly coveted Masters in Management (MIM) degree, which has been consistently rated as one of the five best management degrees around the world. Since April 2016, our PGP is the only program in the country to be accredited by all the three major global accreditation agencies for management education i.e AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS, an accomplishment which has catapulted us to a very exclusive club of 86 top-notch management schools situated around the world. Furthermore PGP students also benefit from a very vibrant Student Exchange Program (STEP) where they can go for a trimester to any of our partner universities abroad (North & South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia) during the second year of their PGP.

IIMC is extremely proud of its world-class faculty who brings findings of their research into classrooms which on many occasions result in the creation of new knowledge which may find application in various situations like solving of real business problems, industry internships, research papers, management cases, entrepreneurial endeavours etc. The pedagogy enables our students to refine their business knowledge and acumen to become future leaders who can design solutions which are realistic and innovative. The PGP curriculum has been framed by our faculty with the vision of ensuring that our students are provided with the flexible skills essential for today’s dynamic business environment, while giving them sufficient opportunities to concentrate on their specific career interests.

IIMC aims to provide its students the best of facilities through its library, computer centre and many other dedicated research centres dealing with various aspects of management and allied disciplines. We also have a large number of student clubs where the PGP students actively engage with various stakeholders and peer groups through live industry projects, seminars, workshops and other student activities.

On behalf of IIMC’s PGP Committee I wholeheartedly welcome you to our Joka campus, one of the most picturesque educational spaces in the universe. I am sure that the next two years will be a fantastic experience and you will treasure every moment of this wonderful journey called PGP@IIMC.

V.K. Unni
Professor & Chairperson, PGP
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta