Golden Jubilee Celebrations @ IIM Calcutta

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Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, the first IIM to

Celebrate Golden Jubilee

 

 

IIM Calcutta Campus, Kolkata, November 08, 2010: The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, the first institute in the IIM System, will enter the 50th year of its journey on November 14, 2010. It was the vision of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of the country that led to the creation of institutions like the IITs and IIMs. Incidentally, November 14 is also the birthday of Pandit Nehru. What started as a small institution in late 1961 has today blossomed into one of the leading management schools in South Asia and the Asia-Pacific region. IIM Calcutta, being the first institution in the IIM System, November 14, 2010 also marks the Golden Jubilee of the IIM System. It is a very important landmark in the modern history of our country. We plan to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Institute and IIM System over a period of two years during November 14, 2010-November 14, 2012.

 

The celebration of the Golden Jubilee at IIMC will begin with a 3 day event during November 14-16, 2010. There will be a two-day convention on Management Education in India during November 14 to 15 where directors from all the IIMs and renowned management schools in India and the world, some noted academicians and industry leaders, IIMC professors and alumni would deliberate on significant issues and challenges facing the management schools in India and the way forward. On the third day the faculty, staff, alumni and students of IIMC will reminisce about the Institute in a session on“IIMC@50: The Past, Present and Future”. It will be followed by planting of saplings by different stakeholders. The three-day event will end by honouring retired faculty members, past directors, current faculty and staff who have served the Institute for a long period of time and contributed significantly to build IIMC into an iconic institution in management education. 

 

Smt. Purandeshwari, Hon'ble Minister of State, Human Resource Development, Government of India has kindly agreed to be the Chief Guest at the Inaugural function on 14th November, 2010. His Excellency M.K. Narayanan, Hon'ble Governor of West Bengal has kindly agreed to be the Chief Guest for the concluding session of the two day convention on 15th November, 2010. Legendary Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia will grace the occasion with his Flute Recital in the evening of November 14, 2010.

 

Several international conferences, workshops and seminars are being organized as part of the Golden Jubilee Celebration – International Marketing Conference during December 27-29, 2010, International Finance Conference during January 9-12, 2011, IIMC-Strategic Management Society Paper Development Workshop during February 26-28, 2011; and several others.

 

To celebrate the Golden Jubilee of IIM Calcutta, the Calcutta Chapter of the Alumni Association is organizing GuruSpeak2010 with famous Marketing Guru Prof. Dipak C Jain, the Dean of Kellogg School of Management, North Western University, USA  from 2001 to 2009 and Dean Designate of INSEAD on December  19, 2010 at Taj Bengal, Kolkata.

 

Reminiscence, the Silver Jubilee Reunion of PGP 1986 (20th) batch, will be held on 23-25, December 2010. A grand alumni reunion of all batches will be held in 2011 which will see many senior alumni coming back to the campus along with the ones who have passed out recently.

 

Several publications such as a commemorative volume outlining the history of IIMC and its contributions to management education in India, compilation of case studies, memoirs by different stake holders, collection of speeches, and a book on "50 Golden Years of IIMC", profiling the prominent / distinguished alumni will be published sometime during this two year period.

 

Several dignitaries like the Hon'ble past and present Presidents, Vice Presidents, Prime Ministers, Finance Minister, Home Minister, HRD Minister, etc, of Government of India and Hon'ble past and present Chief Ministers and Governors of West Bengal will be invited to visit the campus as part of the Golden Jubilee celebration.

 

Eminent industry persons, scholars, intellectuals, social activists, artists, musicians, etc. will also be invited during these two years to participate in different events as part of the celebration of Golden Jubilee.

 

Several Golden Jubilee seminars, panel discussions, lecture series on different themes will be organized by the Institute, students, and alumni chapters in different cities around the world, spread over this window. Nostalgia, the annual alumni get-together in different cities will reflect the mood of celebration of Golden Jubilee in a variety of ways.

 

A number of students-led events such as Intaglio, the prestigious international business school meet to be held during January 7-9, 2011, and Carpe Diem, a unique cultural fest to be held during January 28-30, 2011, will be taken to a new height as part of the Golden Jubilee celebration.

 

In order to remain connected and to enable the Institute to remain connected, all Alumni are requested to register themselves at http://tinyurl.com/iimc-alumni

 

All others (former Board members, retired faculty members, officers, staff members and their family members, parents of the past and present students, recruiters, sponsors of various activities, media personnel and all well wishers), who have been and would like to be associated with IIM Calcutta at any point of time, are requested to send their email IDs, contact addresses, telephone numbers to dean.goldenjubilee@iimcal.ac.in

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For further info, please get in touch with:

Mr Aloke Guin, PRO, IIM Calcutta, Mobile: 09883126494

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