The oldest B-school of India-Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta is planning a project 'RETREAT' to revamp itself in terms of preparing and training professionals for the transforming global management scenario.
To bring the changes to IIM-C teaching methods, around 100 faculty members are going to have a weekend brainstorm session in December 2013. Coined as 'Retreat’, this is going to be held in front of the board meeting for thorough discussion of ideas and proposals, there and then itself.
As revealed by the sources the discussion is to focus on tech-enabled education, amending and altering of the syllabus, enhanced communication and branding of IIM-C.
Tech-enabled education comprises of students receiving tablets or other devices filled with study resources and materials. It also includes taking lectures via internet and satellite technology to impart knowledge to the maximum number of students in the limited time. Tech enabled education has a lot more plans on the cards.
Director of IIM-C, Saibal Chattopadhyay told that the tech-enabled education will help the faculty and institute to start up numerous executive programmes in which industry professionals can comfortably study from the provided tablets from anywhere, be it offices or their homes. The lectures would reach them directly via satellites and Internet.
The discussion over perception of IIM-C being ranked on top over IIM-Ahmedabad and IIM-Bangalore will also be a topic of discussion. The institute have plans on participating in global ranking initiatives in order to re-brand itself.