IIM Calcutta

Times Professional Learning, IIM Calcutta launch entrepreneurship programme

March 17, 2022

Times Professional Learning (TPL), under its brand The Second Wind (TimesTSW), Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM Calcutta), and Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCIP) have launched their inaugural entrepreneurial programme – Start-Up Readiness, Growth and Execution (SURGE).

The nine-month programme is developed specifically for entrepreneurs that will guide them through their entrepreneurship lifecycle and empower them to build, manage, and scale up their organisations. It will provide learners with a unique understanding of study-modules such as Essential Management Tools for Entrepreneurs, Managing Early Growth, Navigating the Unexpected, among others that will help them take challenges head-on. SURGE is ideal for those who have an interest in starting a new venture or scaling an existing entity.

The pedagogy would include lectures, case studies, project work, guest sessions by practitioners, etc., to be delivered by eminent faculty and experts from the industry via a state-of-the-art TPL platform in the Direct-to-Device (D2D) mode. At the end of the programme, learners will submit their Capstone Project to be reviewed by a panel of judges including at least one venture capitalist. It also includes a three-day campus visit at the end of the programme. Participants would also receive the IIM Calcutta Executive Education Alumni status on the successful completion of the programme.

According to the organisation’s press release the SURGE programme will be offered along with the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Innovation Park’s whose objective is to foster innovation that leads to the growth of entrepreneurs and creation of employment. IIM Calcutta Innovation Park provides dedicated mentorship, funding and market connect, capacity building programmes, business, and community support, among other outreach initiatives. It has raised over Rs. 200 crores funding for 51 entrepreneurs, impacting 320,620 lives through direct and indirect employment.

Candidates interested in enrolling for Start-Up Readiness, Growth and Execution (SURGE) can register on: https://timestsw.com/course/iim-calcutta-surge-an-entrepreneurship-programme/

Also read: IIM Calcutta ranks 2nd amongst India’s B-schools in FT Masters in Management Rankings 2020

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