Nostalgia 2019, the annual Alumni city meet of IIM Calcutta was held in the months of April - June across 7 cities within India including Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and 6 international locations Singapore, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Dubai, London, New York. HDFC acted as the major 3rd party sponsor for events within India, offering a lifetime free IIM Calcutta Cobadged Diners Club Black Credit Card for the attendees of Nostalgia 2019.
The event saw enthusiastic participation from the alumni base and hit record numbers in Bangalore and Mumbai, with over 480 registrations in Mumbai alone! Nostalgia happened in Delhi after a gap of 2 years. The enthusiasm of alumni base within India sent waves to international locations as well, inspiring them to organize meets in 6 locations, as opposed to 1 location in 2018.
The general event flow across cities included an introduction by the Dean New Initiatives and External Relations Prof. Prasanth Mishra on recent happenings on campus, followed by a Campus Quiz conducted by student interns from PGP 55 batch. The institute band JBS BaroC enthralled the audience with their performances in Mumbai, Delhi and Singapore.
The meets were well attended by alums, spouses and student interns. It acted as a platform for interaction among the various batches and a chance for the current students to connect with the alums and understand their journeys both in personal and professional life.