Living in an era, where staying up to the date with the market trends and demands is a must. An education in which an individual gains in terms of overall development, rather than just becoming a specialist in one particular field is the requirement these days. Also, keeping in mind the current change in trends across the globe, and the immense demand for trained and able individuals who can lead organizations and institutions, an education in the field of business management is gaining momentum each coming day. Moreover, with India being the 2nd largest country in terms of the educational landscape, business schools and colleges have emerged from literally every corner of our country, aiming towards creating leaders of tomorrow. One such institution which stands out when compared to its competitors, and yet strives relentlessly towards serving society by creating management professionals of tomorrow – “International Management Institute Kolkata”, is an epitome of quality management teaching and learning.
A vital constituent of the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, a business conglomerate spanning over sectors such as Power, Sports, Education & Infrastructure, Plantations and many more, IMI was started in 1981 with a campus in New Delhi. Subsequently, the IMI Kolkata started its operations in the year 2010 with a clear objective of letting management aspirants experience world-class learning and growth. Being located strategically in the heart of Kolkata, International Management Institute Kolkata enjoys very strong industry linkage, coupled with world-class infrastructure, highly experienced faculty members, experiential based learning approach and industry focussed curriculum which act as the pillars of success.
Not only does International Management Institute Kolkata offer a scholarly and professional ambience, but also a fulfilling campus life necessary for an all-round development of the students. Thus, IMI Kolkata has been instrumental in shaping the lives of students and serving as a perfect stepping stone for the corporate careers of bright young minds. “We are committed towards building next generation leaders who are socially responsible and ready to take up complex challenges in the world of business”, shared – Professor Mohua Banerjee, the Director of IMI Kolkata.
Inspiring Future Leaders
Working towards creating socially sensitive, globally aware, values driven individuals capable of providing leadership, IMI Kolkata conducts intensive research for knowledge creation and dissemination. Ranked among the top management institutes of India, the b-school boasts of a system that is based on practice-oriented learning through live-projects, internships, which are mentored by both internal and external faculty members. “We are a b-school that believes in continuous industry engagement through guest lectures, roundtable discussions, and symposiums by senior corporate leaders”, shared – Professor Mohua Banerjee, the Director of IMI Kolkata.
Additionally, all of the IMI Kolkata’s full-time faculty members work on creating new pieces of knowledge, which are regularly published in top-end journals. Some of the faculty members are so renowned that they are invited to the national and international academic conferences. Also, the faculty members indulge themselves in consulting, training, research papers, conferences, seminars, industry talks etc. to keep them up to date with the market trends, in turn, contributing towards disseminating new insights to the national and international academic communities and providing innovative teaching content.
IMI Kolkata offers various specializations and electives which provide the students with an opportunity to choose different subjects or electives that help in the overall development of students. It also offers an “entrepreneurship course” of 10 months which is innovative and unique compared to other B-schools. The programs offered at IMI Kolkata are PG Diploma in Management, Fellow Programme in Management, Executive Fellow Programme in Management, PG Certificate in Financial Management and Certificate Programme in Management in Data Science.
Each course available in International Management Institute Kolkata caters to enhancing different managerial aspects of students through various pedagogy Like case study analysis simulations, role play, industrial field visits, exchange programs etc. International Management Institute Kolkata offers courses like “Design Thinking for Innovation” which allows students to think out of the box and come up with ideas and projects which are extraordinary.Such an approach helps our students to become innovative leaders of tomorrow.
The institute has a huge feature where there are classrooms, a seminar hall and an auditorium where various classes, events and seminars take place. In order to conduct classes online there are various arrangements and infrastructures available like web-cameras in classrooms to record classes if needed. Smart TV and projectors are also available for presentations. Computers and sound systems are there for smoothly conducting the hybrid mode of classes. The library has various amenities like computers, books, digital books, and a large sitting space for students. The college has IT labs and a language lab. The college also has table tennis, a basketball court, a gym, a canteen, a badminton court etc. Wi-Fi facilities are available.
The impressive infrastructure enables students to learn beyond the classrooms and take part in quality extracurricular and co-curricular activities. ISL (International Management Institute- Kolkata sports league) the only sports league of IMI-K is the biggest example of how International Management Institute Kolkata lets everyone on the campus get a break from daily academic activity, and partake in learning outside the classroom.
Towards a Better Tomorrow
IMI Kolkata strives hard to create an entrepreneurial mindset among the students (especially) and faculty members. In line with the ‘National Student and Faculty Startup Policy put forth by the Ministry of HRD in 2019 to envision an educational system oriented towards startups and entrepreneurship opportunities for student and faculty, IMI Kolkata has drafted its own policy. This policy works in the favor of motivating & supporting its students and faculty members to participate in entrepreneurship-related activities and to motivate them to consider entrepreneurship as a career option as well. IMI organizes lectures/seminars/summits/clinics for regular mentoring to promote the entrepreneurial agenda and innovation and also offers courses on Entrepreneurship.
Over the years, IMI, Kolkata has become a trusted brand for recruiters and provided 100% of placement since its inception and aims to provide highly skilled human resources to the industry. The focus is to train the students in line with the latest market trends and current market demand. IMI is consistently adding more national and international brands to their placement bucket, focusing on becoming one of the finest institutions to provide an industry-ready workforce.
Prof (Dr) Mohua Banerjee – Director
A Professor of Marketing with over sixteen years of teaching experience, she has a PhD in Commerce from the University of Calcutta, and has taught in India and as a Visiting Professor in foreign universities. She is an Independent Director in manufacturing companies, and has been involved in Retail Management curriculum development for National Skill Development Mission, NITTTR, Ministry of HRD, Government of India. Professor Banerjee teaches courses in Marketing Management, Retail Marketing, Sales & Distribution and Marketing Communication in India. As an academician and researcher, Professor Banerjee has authored research papers in international journals of repute that are available across scholarly indexes such as the Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services and the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management. She has published books and case studies that are available on the Harvard Business School Publishing, along with opinion pieces for management practitioner journals and newspapers.