03 Mar 2020 19:58 IST

IIM Calcutta allotted land for a satellite campus

The institute enjoys the status of ‘triple crown’ accreditation by AACSB, AMBA and EFMD

IIM Calcutta has been allotted a portion of land to set up a satellite campus in New Town, Kolkata.

Prof Anju Seth, Director, IIM-C, said: “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 programmes. 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.”

Prof Seth added, “In our pursuit of global eminence as a management institute, we are also committed to contribute to accelerating the progress 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 Sanjoy Mukherjee to take forward the important initiative of developing a satellite campus.”

Global eminence

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.”

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.

Prof Bodhibrata Nag, Dean (Academic), said: “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.”

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 B-school to be a member of the CEMS, the global alliance in management education.