IIM Calcutta is widely considered to be the best Management Institute in the country and that is testimony to the quality of its students and the strength of our corporate relationships that have been built over the years.

As a flagship program to develop Leaders in Manufacturing, under the Indo-Japan Cooperation Agreement, PGPEX-VLM was developed by the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council in collaboration with Ministry of HRD, IITs, IIMs and CII and signed by Honb'le Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India and His Excellency Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, in December 2006. The course is a best-in-class management education imparted by world renowned faculties and tailor-made to effect substantial change in mind-set, build new capabilities and competencies and broadening of strategic vision. Since 2007, more than 250 leaders have emerged from this program. They are dispersed in the varied industrial landscape in various capacities and have already marked their presence in industry.

In a nut shell, PGPEX-VLM is one of a unique program in the country that aims at developing a critical mass of leaders who will propel Indian manufacturing and allied industries to a new era of excellence. In the recent years we have witnessed a number of new companies on campus, once again proving the age old adage

"Whatever you do, wherever you go, getting better never ever stops"