Indian Institute of Management - Calcutta (IIM C) will hold an academic assimilation workshop (AAW) for a group of students who wish to improve their knowledge in the area of quantitative and communication skills. IIM Calcutta has taken up this initiative to ensure that 'Diversity' factor in the selection process of the institute should not affect the quantitative and communication skills of the candidates in the process of learning during the two-years of the course. When students from various backgrounds seek admission in IIM Calcutta via CAT scores, other factors such as academic background, work experience etc. are also considered. In this direction, academic assimilation workshop is a step forward from IIM Calcutta to ensure that candidates do not face challenges while aiming for the similar goals.
For the selected fresher students, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C) has decided to hold an academic assimilation workshop (AAW) from this academic year onwards to develop the quantitative, communication, and computer skills. Institutes such as Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) also hold similar workshops to bring all students on a level playing field. However, for an IIM, this is one of its first kind of workshop being introduced for the candidates facing challenges in this domain.
About the Workshop
Duration of the workshop: 4 days
Beginning from: June 6, 2019
Target Audience: Only for the candidates require preliminary orientation before starting the course
Workshop's Objective: To help the entire batch perform with full potential and reduce the disparity arising due to varied educational backgrounds
Mode of Delivery: The participating students will be divided into two batches consisting of a batch of 80 students each.
Despite of the fact that making it to IIM Calcutta is a challenging task, AAW aims to develop specific skills of the candidate so that they can perform with full potential during the two-year full time course. IIM-C Director Anju Seth commented that "We want each of our students to be successful in the MBA programme and shine in subsequent career." On the similar lines, IIM-C Dean (Academics) Bodhirata Nag said that there has been a need for preparing the students according to the demands of the two-year programme at IIM-C. This workshop will boost the confidence of the candidates
Taking a dig on the high demands of the course, Nag said, "Higher quantitative skills, superior communication skills and also, given the fact that a majority of the engineers outperform the rest, better accounting and financial analytics skills are essential."
The AAW initiative has been launched as a part of the feedback received from the alumni who have returned to the IIM-C as recruiters. As per the Alumnus, the AAW will enable the candidates get an edge and would boost their self-confidence. Vibhu Sharma, an IIM-C alumnus, told a leading newspaper that "It (AAW) will not only help students ramp-up faster in statistics and analytics based courses, but also give them the self-confidence to put forth their thoughts freely and engage in constructive discussions on campus."
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