International Management Institute is India’s first corporate-sponsored Business School. After IMI New Delhi was established in 1981, the IMI Kolkata chapter began in 2010 an initiative by RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group. The sole intention behind this initiative was to bring bright minds to the East and nurture them in the field of management. In the last eight years, IMI Kolkata has created a vibrant learning ecosystem that fosters the growth of learned and qualified business management professionals with a global understanding.
Ranked among the top 100 B-schools in India (NIRF 2018), MBA Rendezvous lists down TEN aspects that showcase IMI Kolkata as one of the best management institute in the East:
IMI Kolkata is located in the cultural capital of India which is also referred to as the commercial capital of East India. Being an initiative of the esteemed RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, it adds as an advantage and positions it among the top reputed business organizations in India.
IMI Kolkata offers a two – year full – time AICTE approved Post Graduate Diploma Programme accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA). The programme is designed such that it provides cross-functional knowledge and training in the management education sphere.
The selection process at IMI Kolkata is extremely rigorous and competitive. Only the best are chosen and the selection is completely merit-based. Students can apply by using either CAT 2018 or XAT 2019 or GMAT score. These are the top management entrance exams conducted at national and international level.
The IMI Kolkata campus has won awards at a global level for its architectural excellence. The two blocks – academic and residential – provide the perfect ambiance (professional and personal) and facilities to its students. The lecture halls and labs are technologically equipped. The hostel offers single-occupancy rooms with other extra – curricular activity rooms.
The curriculum at IMI Kolkata is designed such that it nurtures appropriate skills in its students to lead national and international organizations. The continuous industry connection enables an intellectual exchange of ideas which also helps to fine tune the curriculum.
IMI was established in collaboration with IMI Geneva (now IMD, Lausanne). Later in 2010, two more campuses came up in Kolkata and Bhubaneswar to enable bright young minds gain access to the world- class management pedagogy.
IMI Kolkata has student and faculty exchange programmes with some of the top universities across North America, Europe, and Asia. As part of the tie-up, there is an inward and outward flow of students and faculty members. There are joint seminars conducted as well. Some of the universities with which it has tie-ups are:
IMI Kolkata has tied up with foreign universities and work in projects related to water, sanitation, energy, and corporate social responsibility. It has collaborations with CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), UK, South Asian Network of Economic Research Institutes, Bangladesh Institute of Management Studies, United States Agency for International Development, Denmark Technical University and United Nations Environment Programme.
Research and capacity-building are a crucial aspect of what IMI Kolkata offers its students. It has established four CoE in areas critical to industry and society, namely-
1. Centre of Financial Market Studies (CFMS)
2. Centre of Retail Management (CRM)
3. Centre for Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility (CCGSR)
4. Centre for Asian Studies (CAS)
IMI Kolkata offers abundant placement opportunities to its students. Many top recruiters visit the campus each year and provide attractive roles and pay packages. Some of the companies to have visited the college are Hindustan Unilever, PWC, Ernst & Young, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, ICICI Bank, Genpact, KPMG, Tata Chemicals, Berger Paints Limited, Eveready Industries India, SAIL, CESC Limited, and IMRB International.
In short, IMI Kolkata leaves no stone unturned to be a globally recognized centre of excellence in management education. The various aspects discussed above shape up globally aware, research-oriented, socially sensitive and ethical leaders of tomorrow. Those interested can apply here.