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.
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.