IIM Calcutta concludes 2-year long Golden Jubilee on November 14

 | November 04,2012 12:23 pm IST

The closing ceremony of the Golden Jubilee at IIM Calcutta will be a one-day event on November 14, 2012..

The 2-year long Golden Jubilee celebration which was kick-started in 2010 and continued in 2011 will come to an end on November 14, 2012 when the occasion will see Dr Ramchandra Guha, Philippe Roman Chair of International Affairs and History at the London School of Economics and a distinguished alumnus of IIM Calcutta as chief guest. The inaugural session would include the welcome address by Prof. Shekhar Chaudhuri, Director, IIMC, followed by Chairperson's address by Shri Ajit Balakrishnan, Chairman, BOG, IIMC and address by the Chief Guest.


Incidentally Dr. Ramchandra Guha was the recipient of Distinguished Alumnus Award for 2011 but since he could not make it last year, he will be presented the Trophy and Scroll belated by Mr. Ajit Balakrishnan, Chairman BoG, IIM Calcutta.


The next session will have screening of the Documentary Film on IIMC directed by Shri Gautam Ghosh and release of Commemorative Volume on IIMC Citizens and Revolutionaries - An Oral History of IIM Calcutta by Mr. Ajit Balakrishnan, Chairman BoG, IIM Calcutta.


The occasion will also see the launch of IIMC Archive which will exhibit the archival materials and a special exhibition will be organized on the day. The IIMC auditorium foyer would also be exhibited with the materials which would give a glimpse of past memorable incidents. The foyer would also offer space for the Gift Shop and another for the Rupa & Co, the publisher of the Commemorative volume. Those who will be interested to buy the book can do the same on the spot.


The post-lunch session will host the announcement of the Distinguished Alumnus Award 2012 by Prof. Ashok Banerjee, Dean (New Initiatives & External Relations). Their will be four recipients and their names will be announced on the day itself. They will be presented the Trophies and Scrolls by Shri Ajit Balakrishnan, Chairman, BOG, IIMC and Prof. Shekhar Chaudhuri, Director, IIMC.

Another interesting feature is the Open Forum on Journey for the next fifty years: Some thoughts to be convened by Professor Ashok Banerjee. The Presidents of various IIM Calcutta Alumni Association Chapters will speak on how they would like to help their alma mater in next fifty years.


The day-long event will come to an end with the cultural programme to be organized by the various student-run Cultural Clubs of IIM Calcutta.

The entire programme has been planned and coordinated by Professor Ashok Banerjee, (Dean of New Initiatives & External Relations). According to him, The two-year long Golden Jubilee celebration should end with thoughts for the next fifty years.