Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta will soon start working on the next-generation, collaborative and responsive rural community (NCoRe). This project will be managed by Social Informatics Research Group of IIM-C. The primary objective of this project is to digitally empower the community. In addition it also aims to analyse and measure the strength and influence of smart-phone enabled social information systems on the socio-economic performance of self-help groups, the micro-communities in rural India.
For this project Panasonic India has donated 50 smart phones to study the usage of smartphone-enabled social information system by the SHG members. Panasonic India will also train 50 SHG members of Kandi SHG Federation, Murshidabad. Panasonic has made this contribution to improvise the livelihood of rural community. The current rural community project is a part of the project funded by Information Technology Research Academy.
About IIM Calcutta
The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) was established as the first national institute for Post-Graduate studies and Research in Management by the Government of India in November 1961 in collaboration with Alfred P. Sloan School of Management (MIT), the Government of West Bengal, The Ford Foundation and Indian industry.
It is one of the most prestigious institutes and accepts CAT Entrance Exam score to grant admission to the aspirants in their regular MBA/PGDM Programme. IIM Calcutta has also become the 3rd Indian B-school which is being offered an accreditation from the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
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