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About IIM Calcutta

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The first IIM to be set up in the country, the Indian Institute of Management at Calcutta, also known as IIMC, was established as an autonomous body to cater the growing needs in the sector of management and industries, as well as research. Built in the year 1961, on the 13th of November, the IIMC involved the contribution of many other bodies including the government of West Bengal, Ford Foundation, as well as the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Being the first IIM in the nation, it involved a large team of renowned personalities who acted as the advisory board to form its core as well academic curriculum. This included Thomas Hill, Jagdish Sheth, J.K. Sengupta, among many others. The initial campus operated in Barrackpore, Kolkata, and it was only in the year 1975 that the campus was moved to a new location—that is, Joka.

With its motto as “Knowledge for the benefit of all,” the IIMC is the only business school to be accredited by global bodies AACSB and AMBA, and provides a number of postgraduate diploma as well as doctoral programs, along with a list of executive programs. Other than management education, it is also open to fields of research, publications, consultancy as well as academic conferences.

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