Dr. Pallam Raju, Hon'ble Minister of HRD, Govt. of India will inaugurate
the Indian Business Museum at IIM Kozhikode during their
15th Annual Convocation on Saturday, March 23, 2013

* The inauguration will take place in the presence of Dr. A.C. Muthiah, Chairman of Board of Governors, IIMK; Lord Meghnad Desai, Professor-Emeritus, London School of Economics and Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director, IIMK
* The mission of the museum is linking the past to the future:
* The mission of IIMK is Globalizing Indian Thought

Kozhikode, 22nd March 2013:
IIM Kozhikode, one of the young IIMs, within a short span of over a decade, has emerged as a 'Center of Excellence in Management'. The institute embarked on an ambitious journey to create an Indian Business Museum in 2011 which will be inaugurated by Dr. MM Pallam Raju, Hon'ble Minister of HRD, Govt. of India on Saturday 23rd March 2013, marking a significant step in acknowledging the contribution of India's business leaders in the making of India.

The museum is housed in IIMK's world class library with the objective to inspire the aspiring young entrepreneurs in the country. The museum houses memoirs from major business stakeholders in the country such as Tata Group, Godrej, Reliance, Infosys, RBI etc.

There are huge pictorial displays of Indian history from the pre-independence era to the post independence liberalization. The museum has given significant importance to the constitution of Indian political and social system besides attributing to the past and current industry trends such as retail, textiles, auto, BFSI etc.

Speaking about the inauguration, Prof. Chatterjee, Director, IIMK said, "This day marks a significant milestone in the history of business education in India. We at IIM Kozhikode are privileged to be able to pioneer the institutionalization of a rich storehouse of knowledge in the form of the Indian Business Museum"

IIMK's 15th Annual Convocation will include 327 graduating students of which over 30% women students will be empowered to lead Indian and International markets.

Post the convocation, IIMK, in presence of these eminent policy formulators - Dr. Pallam Raju, Hon'ble Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, Lord Meghnad Desai, Professor-Emeritus, London School of Economics and stake holders, on Sunday March 24, 2013, is hosting a panel discussion on 'How the Best of India will reach out to the Rest of India?' with an intention to formulate the roadmap for higher education in India from 9:30 am to 11 am.

About Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode

Started in 1997 with its Postgraduate Programme (PGP), the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK), 1st IIM to be accredited by AMBA, is on a high growth trajectory, offering widest range of academic programmes in the field of management education. Spread over about 100 acres of land, the Institute is situated on two hillocks in Kunnamangalam area of ancient city of Calicut in Kerala, is one of the most picturesque oxy-rich campuses in the country, an erudite tem of highly experienced and dedicated faculty coupled with the state-of-art knowledge resources and cutting edge computing & communication infrastructure enables IIMK offer a life time experience to the student as well as the research community.

IIMK pioneered Interactive Distance Learning (IDL) for working executives in India and a leader in Faculty Development Programmes (FDP), recently launched its Kochi campus. IIMK, a socially conscious institute incubated a Centre of Excellence jointly with Government of Kerala, which is one of its kinds in India, to help and nurture the Scheduled Castes/tribes students.

IIMK has now set up a Satellite campus at Infopark dedicated to Executive Education.

Media Contacts

Dr. MG Sreekumar        |  Ms. Meghana Bangalore
Media Relations, IIMK   |  Adfactors PR, Kochi
+91- 9447654066        |  +91-9742660399
mgsree@iimk.ac.in       | meghana.bangalore@adfactorspr.com

Source: By E-mail (March 22, 2013)

Published on IndianMBA.com on March 23, 2013


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