Kolkata, Dec 26 IBNS | 7 months ago

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta is soon going to host the Annual Alumni Reunion for the batch that graduated 25 years ago.


The reunion named 'Reminiscence' will be held during Dec 27-28, 2013.

The Annual Alumni Reunion this year will be housed in the brand-new executive guest house and for the first time a unique talk session - IGNITE shall be organized to enable current students to immerse with the business wisdom of alumni.

Nine alumni from the 23rd batch shall captivate the audience with brief idea talks, along the lines of the famous TED talks, officials informed.

The purpose of the forum is to initiate discussion between alumni and students on some of the most captivating ideas on topics ranging from business management to personal passions.

The members of the 23rd batch have a mixed-bag of the profile, which include leaders from top banks, big corporate houses, consulting firms and nonprofit organizations.

To showcase the multifaceted profile, the visiting batch includes professors at world renowned universities, Corporate CEOs and officers in the government.

This two-day event has much more to offer - several celebratory events planned for the visiting alumni.

Events such as campus walks, cricket matches, bonfire and dinner cruises are planned to spread the camaraderie that evolved in the hallowed portals of this institute.

At the same time, distinctive Joka traditions such as performances by dramatics club, choreography club and the legendary JBS BaroC band are also planned.

There will be a structured official interaction with the director and dean of IIM Calcutta.

According to Professor Ashok Banerjee, dean of new initiatives and external relations who also heads the Alumni affair of the Institute, "We need to engage more with alumni and seek their support in various activities of the Institute. Reminiscence provides us a platform to interact with alumni who have already made marks in their professional career".

(Posted on 26-12-2013)