Director’s Message


Welcome to the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC), the first national level institution in the field of management education!

IIM Calcutta (IIMC) was set up by the Government of India on November 14, 1961 in collaboration with the Sloan School of Management at M.I.T, U.S.A., with the support of the State Government of West Bengal and the Ford Foundation. We celebrated our Golden Jubilee in 2011. We have come a long way from its small beginning and today it is acknowledged as one of the best institutions not only in the country but also in the Asia- Pacific region.

The Institute’s activities are guided by its vision, overall mission which have been decided by its faculty through a participative process.

Our students are selected through an extremely competitive process for programmes that are designed to select people with exceptional intellectual and leadership potential to meet today’s globally challenging business environment. Learning beyond the classroom is of equal importance in IIMC. Our students are encouraged to participate in seminars, business plan competitions, branding exercises, career advancement clubs, sports and cultural activities.

Many of our alumni work in senior leadership positions in industry, government and non- profit organizations in India and abroad. Many are also in academics making valuable contributions in the areas of teaching, research and management consultancy. Graduating from this Institute will wire you into a large alumni family which boasts of a large number of executives who have achieved acclaim as organizational leaders and management academics of the highest caliber.

The Institute currently conducts several programmes and activities in the pursuit of its mission. The two year full time Post Graduate Diploma in Management Programme (the first programme of the Institute) is equivalent to an MBA degree. It also offers a two- year- full- time Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Business Analytics since 2015. The Institute is also offering two year Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics in collaboration with ISI Kolkata and IIT Kharagpur. The Institute also offers a Doctoral Programme known as the Fellow Programme. In the year 2006, we launched a one-year full-time Post Graduate Programme for Executives (PGPEX). The very unique one-year Post Graduate Programme for Executives for Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing (PGPEX- VLM) was launched in the year 2007 jointly with IIT Madras and IIT Kanpur under the aegis of the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council, Government of India with the support of MHRD and the Government of Japan. The Institute also offers a large number of Executive Education Programmes. We also offer double degree diploma programme with ESCP Europe, which is one of the top schools in Europe. We have number of courses which has component of internationalisation like International Management, International Finance, International Economics, etc.

Our primary strength is research. Even the recent rankings have revealed that in terms of research output, the number of peer-reviewed publications, citations, international publications, IIM-Calcutta is the best in the country.

The Institute has set up several inter-disciplinary centers which are involved in teaching, research and consultancy activities:

  1. Management Centre for Human Values
  2. Centre for Corporate Governance
  3. Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  4. Centre for Development and Environment Policy
  5. IIMC Case Research Centre.
  6. Financial Research and Trading Laboratory

The Institute also has an Innovation Park promoting startups with technological and managerial innovation, advisory services for scaling up operations of small firms and collaborating with other Institutions nationally and internationally.

The Management Centre for Human Values is unique in the field of management education. This centre conducts teaching, research and training in the area of human value and business ethics.

IIMC has pursued Accreditation with Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and Association of MBAs (AMBA); and has already received accreditation by AMBA for its PGP and for its PGPEX programmes for five years in January 2014.

We have an excellent faculty with members having advanced degrees from highly reputed institutions in India and abroad. Many of our faculty members are active researchers. A large number of faculty members attend international conferences every year to present research papers and several have taught at institutions abroad.

IIMC’s beautiful campus is one of our greatest assets, and within it resides a wonderful diversity of flora and fauna.

This website helps you to learn more about the Institute and its activities.

Prof. Bharatendu Nath Srivastava
Director In-Charge
IIM Calcutta