USPs of IMI Kolkata

Located in the cultural capital of India, International Management Institute Kolkata was started in 2010 as an initiative by RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group. It is the second chapter after IMI Delhi was established in 1981 in collaboration with IMI Geneva (now IMD, Lausanne). As per the NIRF 2019 rankings, IMI Kolkata has marked a place for itself in the top 50 B-schools in India and is leaving no stone unturned to excel in the field of management education. It promises to offer exceptional exposure in the East. 2018 has been a great year for IMI Kolkata with breakthrough placement records and its students winning many laurels in competitions and symposiums.

IMI Kolkata offers a two-year full-time AICTE approved Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) course, which is equivalent to MBA as per Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA). If you are looking for a place to nurture your MBA dream here are the three USPs of IMI Kolkata you cannot miss:

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Insightful Faculty

Faculty is undoubtedly the backbone of a college. They are the first interface with which the students interact and engage before entering the formal corporate world. Faculty at IMI Kolkata is an integral part of its wholesome offering to the students. It is a blend of core, adjunct and visiting faculty members who help open the minds of the students and drive them towards responsible management practices.

Most faculty members are Ph.D. holders and are into extensive research projects and consultations. IMI Kolkata has a collaboration with CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), UK, and Oxford University. The professors have many papers and articles to their credit published in renowned journals and magazines. The insightful faculty at IMI Kolkata leads by example and motivates its students to out-do themselves at all times.

Maximum Global Exposure

The essence of IMI Kolkata lies in nurturing local talent with a global outlook. The curriculum that is taught and the opportunities that are given to its students help them to build global awareness and acute management acumen. IMI Kolkata promises its students a comprehensive academic experience where they are taught by faculty members of globally recognized universities and institutes. Students also get a chance to study with international students as part of the exchange programs. Also, there are many research projects that IMI Kolkata conducts in collaboration with foreign universities and colleges. The universities with which IMI Kolkata has collaborated are:

  • CEPS - Center for Business Studies, Kiseljak, Bosnia and Herzegovina North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • College of Business and Economics, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

  • Emporia State University, Kansas, USA

  • ESC Rennes School of Business, France Xunta De Galicia

  • IDRAC Business School, France

  • Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, Sichuan, China Kunming University of Science and Technology

  • Sichuan University of China

  • The University Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée

  • Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Université François-Rabelais (University of Tours) University of Turku

Industry-Oriented Curriculum

The curriculum and pedagogy followed at IMI Kolkata are designed in such a way that it exposes the students to the core academic concepts along with nuances of core industrial concepts. The curriculum is designed such that it sharpens the students analytical and theoretical skills. The students understand cross-functional roles of the industry and are prepared to take challenges as part of managerial and leadership roles. The program structure focuses on functional concepts in the first year and choice-based electives in the second year. Students are also encouraged to pursue Course of Independent Study (CIS) as an elective.

The students must undergo a mandatory summer internship program at the end of the first year where they can utilize the core concepts learned in the first year. Throughout the course, they get to interact with guest lecturers and speakers who come with an extensive industry experience.

IMI Kolkata advocates excellence in education and has a strict and robust admission criterion which is 100 percent merit-based. Click here to find out more and how you can be a part of it.