06 Jul 2021 22:10 IST

IIMC receives ₹3.24 crore endowment fund

The 27th PGP batch contributed towards developing infrastructure facilities of the B-school

The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta received ₹3.24 crore funding support for developing state-of-the-art academic and infrastructure facilities from the 27th post-graduate program (PGP) batch. The class of 1992 raised a healthy amount to give back to their alma mater. This contribution from the alumni batch will be utilised in the establishment of an endowed chair professorship along with augmenting classrooms for pedagogical flexibility. This will include up-gradation of the technological framework along with improvements in allied infrastructure.

The PGPEx classroom L-52 in the new academic block has been renamed as ‘Class of 1992-27 Forever Seminar Hall’ in recognition of their contributions. The renaming ceremony was inaugurated by Prof Subir Bhattacharya, Director In-Charge, IIM Calcutta in the presence of Prof Manish Thakur, Dean, New Initiatives & External Relations. The function was attended by faculty members, officers, and staff.

“Every gift makes a unique impact, and here at IIMC, we have always appreciated the endorsement of our alumni spread across the globe. We offer our sincerest appreciation to the 27th PGP batch for their generosity and the re-affirmation of their emotional connect with their alma mater, Thank you!” said Prof Manish Thakur. He also said: “This donation marks a new landmark in alumni contributions and showcases the affection alumni have for IIM Calcutta. Advancement of learning modalities has always been a priority for us. It is certainly heartening to see alumni come forward to support us in making IIM Calcutta a management institute of global repute.”