The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta recently welcomed the 15th Batch of MBAEx through virtual mode to ensure safety of all stakeholders involved, keeping in mind the pandemic. The online inaugural ceremony was attended by Dr. Subir Bhattacharya, Director-in-charge; Professor Bodhibrata Nag, Dean-Academics; Professor Prashant Mishra, Dean-New Initiatives & External Relations; Professor Manju Jaiswal, Chairperson-MBAEx, Professor Abhishek Goel, Chairperson-Placement; Professor Preetam Basu, Chairperson (Designate)-Placement; Alok Chandra-CAO and other faculty members and alumni.


The current Batch of the MBAEx program has 80 experienced professionals (including 13 female students). This diverse cohort of MBAEx-15 comprises doctors, engineers, chartered accountants, architects, consultants, defence personnel, start-up enthusiasts, economy graduates coming from varied sectors like telecom, energy, pharma, aerospace, e-commerce, supply chain, real estate, education, consulting, automobile, banking, oil, and gas, etc.


Dr. Subir Bhattacharya, Director-in-charge, IIM Calcutta congratulated the students on being part of the esteemed IIM Calcutta family and presented a brief recap of the institute's history. Speaking on occasion, he said, "It gives me immense pleasure to share with you the rich legacy of our institute. From laying the very foundation of management education in the country to defining its core to leading the timely change in the industry's perception towards it, we have come a long way in the past 60 years. The distinguished faculty members are here to make this journey fulfilling and rewarding for each one of you. Driven by our purpose to deliver the best in class education, I am delighted to welcome you onboard.”


Welcoming the current batch, Prof. Prashant Mishra, Dean - New Initiatives & External Relations said, "Since the modest beginning in the year 2006, our MBAEx program has achieved a milestone this year with the highest number of aspirants entrusting their future with us. With each passing year, our faculty and students have redefined success thereby making this program a part of a marquee list of top global avenues for career acceleration for global executives. It gives me immense pleasure that despite uncertain times, students continue to value IIM Calcutta. This is a true testament of our leadership position among Management Schools in India and globally.”


Prof. Manju Jaiswall, Chairperson, MBAEx, said,"We welcome the 15th Batch of 2021 with a larger strength and significantly higher number of female students. It is also encouraging to note that 28% of the students have international work experience. It is noteworthy to see that students with such diverse backgrounds help foster new thinking and solutions for these challenging times. I wish the batch a fulfilling term at IIM Calcutta.”


The MBAEx program of IIM Calcutta is a One Year Full-Time Residential Program meant for executives with more than five years of professional experience. The program uniquely combines multidimensional business concepts and technical skills with the right emotional intelligence balance to facilitate practical application in the real world. It aims to provide an ideal platform to augment the cohort's existing skill sets as they endeavor to armor themselves to scale up their leadership roles or expand their business venture. Last year, 62 students registered for the program.


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