One of the country's oldest institution, IIM (Indian Institute of Management) Calcutta is making a tactical 'retreat' to move forward and re-invent to prepare professionals for the changing global management scenario.
IIM Calcutta has approximately 100 faculty members and they all will club in, to do brainstorming over a weekend in December on how to ring in changes. This faculty meet has been assigned with the name 'Retreat'. The 'Retreat' will take place before the board meeting so that the decisions can be placed for discussion right away.
Sources explained "the focus is on tech-enabled education, restructuring of the curriculum, liaison and branding of IIM-C. This may be the most ambitious makeover in the institute's 52 year history. Tech-enabled education involves a broad spectrum - from giving students tablets loaded with study materials, to teaching via the Internet and satellite to capture the largest number of students in the shortest possible time."
"This will help us start a large number of executive programmes where professionals can sit in the comfort of their offices or homes and study from their tablets and lectures that reach them via satellite," says IIM-C director, Saibal Chattopadhyay.