06 Nov 2019 19:26 IST

IIM Kozhikode donates 22,000 books to colleges

Each beneficiary college in Kerala was handed over 700 books worth ₹3.5 lakh

The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM-K) donated over 22,000 books worth ₹1.1 crore to 30 colleges in Kerala. This was the institute’s fourth edition of book donation programme, as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative.

Each beneficiary college was handed over 700 books each, worth ₹3.5 lakh and covered a vast spectrum of academic subjects such as economics, management, accounting, commerce, marketing, operations research, quantitative methods, organisational behaviour, human resource management, business ethics, information technology and literature. The books are recommended by the IIM-K faculty.

IIM-K Director Prof Debashis Chatterjee said, “IIM-K’s book donation programme is part of our ‘social reputation’ creation by being socially relevant and sensitive to the communities to whom we are accountable to. Social reputation is the product of intellectual capital and the social capital the organisations hold”.

Renewed energy

“I hope this small initiative will inspire the young minds by the infinite knowledge that is embedded in those thousands of books being received by them, and ignite a spark that will help knowledge transcend generations, so that the fruits of this shall come back as new and renewed energy to strengthen our society,” Prof Chatterjee said.

Speaking on behalf of the beneficiary colleges, Prof Biju Mathew of Malabar Christian College, and Prof Siraj of Sir Syed College, Thalipparamba, expressed their gratitude to the director and staff of IIM-K.