Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee, has allotted land in New Town, Kolkata to set up a IIM-Calcutta satellite campus. The Indian Institute of Management – Calcutta accreditated by AACSB (of USA), AMBA (of UK) and EFMD (of Europe) and is the only Indian business school to be a member of the CEMS, the noted global alliance of management education. It is consistently ranked in the top three business schools of the country.
In this connection, Director Professor Anju Seth remarked, “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 programs. 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.”
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.”
Professor Seth added, “In our pursuit of global eminence as a management institute, we are also committed to contribute to accelerating the progress of the State 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 Mr. Sanjoy Mukherjee, to take forward the important initiative of developing a satellite campus.”
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. Professor Bodhibrata Nag, Dean (Academic) shared, “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.”Posted in Campus