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A management school is not only known by the courses and facilities it offers and the diversity of its faculty, but also its alumni.  IIM Calcutta is known to produce some of the top global leaders in the field of business, academics, literature, Government, politics and social work. Over the last 5 to 6 decades, IIMC has built a strong alumni network. Let us take a look at some of the notable alumni names.

Ajit Balakrishnan

Batch: 1969-71

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ajit-balakrishnan-219b5/

He is the Founder & CEO of Rediff.com. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Governors of IIM Calcutta and was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2017.


Indira Nooyi

Batch: 1974-76

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/indranooyi/

An IIMC alumni who started her career with J&J, went on to be the CEO of Pepsi Co. She finds herself listed in Forbes 100 most powerful women on Earth. Also she topped in the Fortune’s 50 most powerful women.


Ramchandra Guha

Batch: 1980 (PhD)

He is a writer, historian and noted sociologist. He is also a columnist in many leading daily newspapers and magazines- both national and international. He has won the Padma Bhushan in 2009, Sahitya Akademi Award for the book ‘India after Gandhi’-2011 and RK Narayan prize in 2013.


Venkatesh Shankar

Batch: 1984-86

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/venkyshankar/

He is the winner of the IIMC Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2013 and he is currently a Professor of Marketing & Coleman Chair in Marketing and Director of Research; Center for Retailing Studies at Mays Business School, Texas A&M University. He has many academic papers published in his name across reputed journals


Rohit Chaddha

Batch: 2007-09

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rohit-chadda/

He is the founder of PayLo and co-founder of FoodPanda India. He has featured in the Fortune ‘40 Under 40’ and is an investment banker and an entrepreneur.


Vini Mahajan

Batch: 1985-87

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vini-mahajan-23299711a/

She is currently the Additional Chief Secretary Department of Housing & Urban Development Punjab


Pranay Chulet

Batch: 1995-97

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pranay-chulet-3911a7/
He is the founder and CEO of Quikr and prior management experience in fields like banking, media and technology.

Shantanu Khosla


Batch: 1981-83

Currently working as the Head of Consumer Business, CG, he has long being associated with P&G, India since 1983 as Managing Director and Executive Director.

Sudhakar Ram


LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sudhakarram/
He has a wide experience over 35+ years. Apart from heading Mastek Ltd for over 11 years he is also the founder & CEO of Benow (Cashless Technologies).

Amish Tripathi
Amish is an Indian novelist and has written the famous Shiva Trilogy and the Ram Chandra Series.

Meena Ganesh

Batch: 1983-85

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/meena-ganesh-9460795/
Meena is the CEO of Portea Medical which is India’s largest and fastest growing home healthcare company. She has more than 30 years of experience. She has also received the Economic Times Start-Up Awards in 2016.

Seema Bansal

Batch: 1998-00

She is a pioneer in the public education reform in the state of Haryana. So far with her efforts, she has reformed 15,000 schools.

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