The foundation stone of the Joka campus was laid by Sri Morarji Desai, the then Dy. Prime Minister of India on Dec 15, 1968. The Institute moved to its present campus in 1975.The sprawling 135-acre campus, with its seven lakes and verdant beauty provides an idyllic backdrop for the sharpest minds in the country to indulge their unbridled curiosity. It is this perfectly conducive environment that is also home to the country's top notch talent in academia, industry, and research.
The Tata Hall provides accommodation to executives coming for Management Development Programmes. It consists of 56 residential rooms, four suites and three conference rooms. There is a plush dining hall, which caters to the occupants of Tata Hall. The suites present are double rooms while the other rooms provide single accommodation. Amenities like Phone, Fax, TV and Internet access are available here.
The campus also has a post office, ATM facilities of both SBI and ICICI banks, a café coffee day outlet and medical facilities.
The institute has always attached special importance to the use of information technology by the academic community. The institute deploys a network of around 1000 PCs, 4 digital Alpha servers, one IBM RS-6000 server and seven Novell file servers. Through a 2MBPS and 64 KBPS radio link with VSNL users get unlimited access to the Internet. A host of electronic databases like Bloomberg, Prowess and Capitaline providing information on the global and Indian corporate world are also accessible likewise.IIM C was the first management institute in the country to truely realise the potential of IT in education and create a truely wired campus. We still maintain that vision and passion.
IIM Calcutta's auditorium is the best among those on any academic campus in the country. This world-class facility seats 750 and was built at a cost of over Rs 9 crores. In addition to air-conditioning, it is also equipped with a ultra modern , professional level light and sound system. The Audi, as we call it, hosts all the major events on the IIM C campus - from the Convocation and Intaglio to visits by emminent personalities like Kapil Dev or Indra Nooyi.
The library of Indian Institute of Management Calcutta was set up in March 1962 and named as B. C. Roy Memorial Library in the memory of Dr. B. C. Roy, the first Chairman of the Institute. The Library has been primarily designed to meet the requirements of the Institute’s academic programmes. The Library has a mammoth collection of more than 1.6 lakhs volumes of books and bound journals. It subscribes to 500 journals and provides access to more than 40,000 online full text journals. It is considered as one of the best management libraries in Asia. It is equipped with modern facilities and the functions and services of the library are computerized, providing a lot of convenience. The long library timings which are further extended during exams, and areas specifically assigned for group discussions and private study help students. Overall, with its ambience of solidarity and magnificent facilities, it provides a rightful place to enlighten bright minds of the future.
Management Centre for Human Values
The stupa shaped buildings within the lush green surroundings fills even the minds of a stranger with peace. Such is the beauty of the MCHV. However, a deeper study and understanding of its philosophy makes one realize that it is even more beautiful than it appears to the common eye.
MCHV enshrines more than two decades of aspiration and effort to hold up to the members of human organizations and institutions - in India and elsewhere - contemporary adaptations from the perennial corpus of Indian Psycho - Philosophical wisdom. It is completely nondenominational. It also embodies the striving towards evolving the `Vedantic Ethic' from the Indian deep structure, bridging a vital gap between the `Protestant Ethic' from the Far West and the `Confucian Ethic' from the Far East. A large segment of managers and professionals in India has for long been awaiting filling up of this end.
The Board of Governors of IIM-Calcutta, while blessing its birth in April 1992, had also mandated a very special responsibility upon MCHV - it must find its financial support from sources outside the government and IIMC budget. This was an unprecedented challenge during the 30 year life of IIM-C. Equally unexpected has been the scale of response from Indian industry and financial circles. A little more than Rs. 40 million has poured in within three years or so. The House of Tatas has been the single largest source of help.
IIM Calcutta has set up a state-of-the-art Financial Research and Trading Lab (the Finance Lab). The mission of the Finance Lab is to support advanced applied research in financial markets and equip finance managers with the mathematical and conceptual theories and best practices in financial markets that go into the creation and management of innovative financial products.
The Lab is equipped with a Bloomberg terminal, which provides access to real time national and international financial data, market information, business news, and cutting edge financial analysis tools. We are the only IIM to have access to a Bloomberg terminal. Apart from this, the Lab is also equipped with a trading exchange simulator (XSTrade) with real time data feed from five markets - NSE- Cash and F&O, BSE-Cash, NCDEX and MCX.