IIM Calcutta hosts prestigious student board meeting of CEMS, a global alliance of elite B schools from across the world

Posted by: at 9/23/2016 05:54:00 am

~IIM Calcutta is the only B school in India to be a part of the prestigious Alliance CEMS ~

Chandigarh, September 23,2016: Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C) the first Indian business school crowned with triple international accreditations by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), AMBA (Association of MBAs) and EQUIS ( the three major international accreditation bodies for Business Schools) will host the prestigious student board meeting of CEMS, a global alliance of elite B schools from across the world from September 23rd to September 27, 2016 on their campus. Within a span of only about three years into the CEMS alliance,  CEMS head office has chosen the institution to host this prestigious student board expecting about thirty students representing respective schools from abroad and about five staff members from CEMS head office. 
IIM Calcutta hosts prestigious student board meeting of CEMS, a global alliance of elite B schools from across the world

 Prof. Uttam Kumar Sarkar, Dean, New Initiatives & External Relations, IIM Calcutta, commented at the on-start of the student board, “Our institution has always ensured that our students get world class  facility. We are quite happy to announce that within the span of three years of membership, our institution has earned the position to host the student board of CEMS. This will provide our students with an opportunity to receive the highest quality of world class exposure. At the same time, the entire exercise will widen the horizon of minds of all those who are involved in the student board” 

IIM- C, in its endeavor to become a global institution, and as a step towards achieving its vision of becoming an ‘International Centre of Excellence in Management Education had joined this alliance. Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM C) had joined CEMS, an elite club of 30 leading European, Asian, Australian and American schools of business, over 70 multinational companies and 4 NGOs in the year 2013.  

CEMS, the Global Alliance in Management Education, formerly known as, “The Community of European Management Schools” was established in 1988 between Università Bocconi, ESADE, HEC Paris and the University of Cologne. What started as a Pan- European beginning, has now grown to become a truly global organization consisting of leading business schools, organizations and NGOs. 
About IIM Calcutta

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. 

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 professionalizing Indian management through its Post Graduate and Doctoral level programs, Executive Training Programs, Research and Consulting Activities.

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 developed 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 to its faculty and the best and brightest young men and women pursue its academic programs.

The residential experience is a foundation of the IIM Calcutta culture, which promotes 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. Through a core curriculum which stresses general management skills and advanced elective and seminar courses, IIM Calcutta students have access to a preeminent faculty of thought leaders.

To its students, IIM Calcutta offers 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 developing ethical and responsible leaders.


IIM Calcutta is the only Management Institute in India with triple accreditations by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), AMBA (Association of MBAs) and EQUIS, the three major international accreditation bodies for Business Schools. It is also the only Indian school to be part of the prestigious CEMS Alliance comprising 30 top Business Schools from around the world. This alliance is in addition to our existing partnerships with leading Universities, B-schools and renowned institutions such as Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University; Ivey Business School; Asian Institute of Management; etc. (A list of our academic partners across the globe can be found at (https://www.iimcal.ac.in/about/international-office/currentpartner-institutes).
An internationally recognized Business school, IIMC stood at rank no. 16 globally and 2nd in Asia in the Financial Times’ Master in Management rankings 2015.IIMC was the top ranked B-school in ‘Finance’ in Asia and 2nd in ‘Economics’worldwide, in this list.
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