IIM C aims for dual accreditation of global reputation

The Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM C) will soon be the only B-school in India to be recognized by two of the world’s top B-school accreditation bodies, Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB). Inspection teams from both the accreditation bodies are likely to visit the campus before giving the final stamp of approval. The AMBA team will visit IIM C on January 14-15 and the AACSB is slated to visit the campus in June, 2014.
For greater acceptance of the institute globally, the board of governors of IIM C had decided to try for the two accreditations almost a year back. Consequently, the two bodies were approached for specifications. The required details like curriculum, teaching initiatives, quality of faculty and research, steps that have been taken to bring in foreign students, student feedback on teachers, placement records and employer feedback were furnished. Eventually the teams will be coming to cross-check the details provided and interact with faculty and students at the campus. Getting these accreditation is an attempt by IIM C to position the institute well in the global market and attract more foreign students.

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