Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Develop innovative and ethical future leaders capable of managing change and transformation globally
1. The School

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta was established as the first national institute for Post-Graduate studies and Research in Management by the Government of India in November 1961 in collaboration with Alfred P. Sloan School of Management (MIT), the Government of West Bengal, The Ford Foundation and Indian industry. During its initial years, several prominent faculty formed part of its nucleus, including Jagdish Sheth, J. K. Sengupta, among others.

Over the years, IIMC has grown into a mature institution with global reputation, imparting high quality management education. It has been playing a pioneering role in professionalising Indian management through its Post Graduate and Doctoral level programs, Executive Training Programs, Research and Consulting Activities.

Today, the institute serves as an autonomous body, continually evolving to meet its goals in an ever-changing business environment.

The vision of the Institute is to emerge as an International Centre of Excellence in all facets of Management Education, rooted in Indian ethos and societal values. Over the past four decades, IIM Calcutta has blossomed into one of Asia's finest Business Schools. Its strong ties to the business community make it an effective mechanism for the promotion of professional management practices in Indian organizations. Today, IIM Calcutta attracts the best talent in India - a melting pot of academia, industry and research. The best and brightest young men and women pursue its academic programs.

The residential experience is a foundation of the IIMC culture, which includes teamwork and the building of lifelong relationships. Students and partners live on or near campus, making social events and shared activities a way of life.

From our core curriculum of general management skills to advanced electives and seminars, our students have exceptional access to a preeminent faculty of thought leaders, all of whom teach in the MBA program.

To our students, we offer intellectual depth, abundant resources, and individual attention. To our alumni, we provide a lifelong connection to excellence. To the world, we have a commitment to ethical and responsible leadership.

Key points

MIM programme at this school

The CEMS Programme at Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, spanning two terms of two and a half months duration each, offers a wide range of courses imparting students critical analytical skills and global perspectives on management of organisations in varied settings. The courses particularly bring in the experiences of the emerging economies like India and China.

The overall objective is to foster cross-cultural understanding and dialogue in relation to different types of organisations- corporate, public and the third sector. The courses are oriented towards underlining the social embeddedness of organisations and highlighting the robust growth of social entrepreneurship in contemporary context.

Living in the city

Kolkata or the ‘City of Joy’ is the capital of West Bengal, located in Eastern India on the banks of river Ganges. A city of sharp contrasts, Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta) has developed its own identity which is different from many other Indian cities. Its history is laced with the influence of the Mughal rulers, colonial British and European philosophy, bound together with the distinct Bengali culture to form what is Kolkata. Be it the historical monuments carelessly spread across the city or the wide variety of cuisine, the city reflects its past in its modern everyday life.

The person of Kolkata displays a certain joie de vivre and takes pride in their penchant for art, culture and intellectual vitality. The city holds various art exhibitions, book fairs and concerts for everyone to enjoy. Every year in the month of September-October, the city celebrates ‘Durga Puja’ or the worship of goddess Durga. This festival epitomises the victory of good over evil. The city comes alive during the five days of celebration and is a visual treat for all and should not be missed.

Kolkata is many a times looked upon as the base-camp for the avid traveller. Discover the beauty of North Bengal amidst its snow-covered mountains to its heritage tea-gardens, the mysteries of the mangroves of Sundarbans or discover yourself through a spiritual journey across various pilgrimage sites. Kolkata has something to offer everyone.

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CEMS Club Calcutta

CEMS Club Calcutta is a student-run group to engage local community with the CEMS mission. We interface with students, corporate, and social organizations to build a nurturing and networked ecosystem. CCC holds variegated events, from corporate rotation dinners to fun-filled excursions. We believe that coming together to learn and build memories is an essential part of management education. It's our endeavour to create the globally renowned, quintessential CEMS experience.

CEMS Club Calcutta(CCC)


CEMS Programme manager
Roma Banerjee
Diamond Harbour Road Joka, Calcutta, India
2. Master of science and cems mim
15-28 January 2024

2 years

Beg. September



  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Term dates for the Master Programme(s)

Term 1 From 26 August to 29 November 2024
Term 2 From 2 December 2024 to 28 February 2025
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