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IIM Calcutta hosts 62nd Foundation Day Lecture and Distinguished Alumnus Award Ceremony 2022

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, celebrated its 62nd Foundation Day celebrations by hosting the Foundation Day Lecture and the Distinguished Alumnus Award ceremony


Kolkata: Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, celebrated its 62nd  Foundation Day celebrations by hosting the Foundation Day Lecture and the Distinguished Alumnus Award ceremony at the campus auditorium today.

The event began with a welcome address by IIM Calcutta Director, Professor Uttam Kumar Sarkar.  He said, “It’s a proud moment for IIM Calcutta, the country’s first IIM, to celebrate its 62nd Foundation Day. I take this opportunity to express my gratitude to all stakeholders over these years who helped us become what we are today.”

The Distinguished Alumnus award was introduced by Professor Manish Thakur, Dean (New Initiatives & External Relations). The award, which is in its twelfth year, was instituted during the Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2011 to recognise and felicitate alumni. Prof. Thakur congratulated all the recipients of the Award for their exceptional achievements. He added that their remarkable contributions in their chosen fields are a matter of great pride for them and their alma mater.

The award ceremony was followed by an address by Shri Shrikrishna Kulkarni, Chairperson, Board of Governors, IIM Calcutta. He said, “The need for incorporating Human values in management is being felt by humanity today – more than ever before! IIM Calcutta can be a global leader in filling this gap”.

The 62nd Foundation Day Lecture was delivered by Shri Shyam Srinivasan, Managing Director & CFO, Federal Bank, and a distinguished alumnus of IIM Calcutta. He spoke on, It’s all about Horsepower, and not tailwinds.

The event concluded with a ‘Vote of Thanks’ by Professor Bhaskar Chakrabarti, Dean (Academic), IIM Calcutta.

The names and bio of the four alumni of the Institute who were bestowed with Distinguished Alumnus Awards 2022 for their exemplary contributions in their respective fields are:

Name of the Alumni

Current Company & Designation

Mr. G M Kapur,

Alumnus, 8th Batch

Chairman, Visioning Committee, INTACH Conservation Institute

Mr. Srikant Sastri,

Alumnus, 20th Batch

Mentor on a Mission.

Entrepreneur with two exits. Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneurship expert.

Author. Content Creator

Mr. Sanjay Gupta,

Alumnus, 26th batch

Country Head & VP, Google India

Dr. Anindya Ghose

Alumnus, 33rd batch

Heinz Riehl Chair Professor of Business

Professor of Technology, Operations, and Statistics,

NYU Stern School

Professor of Marketing, NYU Stern School

Director, NYU Stern MS in Business Analytics


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