Director's Communique

Dear Recruiter,

Greetings from IIM Calcutta!

It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you to the placement activities of our Institute.

Through the placement brochure you will get a broad overview of our programme, activities and the placement process.

We started the Post Graduate programme for Executives (PGPEX) in 2006 and today the programme is in its tenth year. Faculty members and other stakeholders of the Institute envisaged the need of starting a specialized full time programme, designed to select and incubate people with exceptional intellectual and leadership potential to meet today's globally challenging business environment where they can remain competitive by thinking strategically and tactically. We have also tried to keep the curriculum updated keeping in mind this changing business environment, and have recently restructured the PGPEX curriculum, which was made operational from the Academic Session 2015-2016. Individual research projects, introduction of pre-work and workshop modes of teaching, live projects within a course have been encouraged in the revised curriculum. In 2014, the PGPEX students with their rich and diverse domain experience launched the first edition of the PGPEX online newsletter, "PGPEX Business Review".

The school has taken the initiative to earn accreditation from top global agencies. The Institute has recently received the AACSB accreditation, one of the most coveted among B-schools, which has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business programmes. It takes a great deal of self-evaluation and determination to earn AACSB Accreditation and an international accreditation gives us recognition that we are doing fundamentally well. In addition to AACSB, IIM Calcutta has also received accreditation from AMBA in March 2014 and very recently, the EQUIS Accreditation Board at its meeting in Brussels, Belgium, has awarded the EQUIS Accreditation to IIM Calcutta for a period of three years.

Thus now we have become the first Indian business school to achieve the 'Triple Crown' in accreditation, i.e. accredited by all the three major accreditation agencies in the world for management education - AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. Through accreditation, IIM Calcutta has not only met specific standards of excellence, but also made a commitment to ongoing improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver high quality education to its students.

I welcome you to read the booklet to know more about the PGPEX Programme,

Saibal Chattopadhyay
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta