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.
The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) 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.
In a pioneering move in the country, IIM Calcutta had introduced a novel method of imparting quality education to working executives while ensuring the desired priorities on quality of education and convenience of participants. The novel solution arose from a mixed mode of synchronous classroom teaching making use of information and communication technology with a balanced dose of face-to-face physical sessions with the professors at IIM Calcutta campus.
Such programmes have become widely known as Long Duration Programmes (LDP). LDPs are offered on general management as well as on specific functional and niche areas of management. IIM Calcutta takes pride it succeeded fulfilling the dreams of thousands of working professionals who didn’t have to give up the job nor compromise family commitments as they completed the LDPs of their choice. It’s a great pleasure to see our LDP alumni making use of their acquired education in furthering their professional satisfaction aspirations!