IIM Calcutta turned centre of attraction recently when its former student stepped into its campus to deliver fifth edition of Professor Arijit Mukherji Memorial Lecture.
The distinguished alumnus to deliver the lecture was Mr. Shiv Shivkumar who is also the Group Executive President (Corporate Strategy and Business Development) at Aditya Birla Group.
The former student of IIM Calcutta is also the author of best selling book ‘The Right Choice:
Resolving 10 Career Dilemmas for Extraordinary Success.’
The book of the former IIM Calcutta students delves deeper into the ten frequently faced dilemmas in a person’s career.
The author shares his wisdom and experiences from his illustrious career as one of India Inc’s longest-serving CEOs.
In his trademark straightforward and lucid style, the former student of IIM Calcutta spoke of lessons and learnings on each of the ten dilemmas.
The book also contains insights and perspectives from 24 highly experienced professionals.
Shiv Shivkumar has also worked with various multinational brands over the years.
He is an alumnus of IIT Madras and IIM Calcutta and is one of the few people to receive the ‘distinguished alumnus’ award from both these institutions.
Prior to his current position at the Aditya Birla Group, the former student of IIM Calcutta was the Chairman and CEO for PepsiCo India for four years and before that he was with Nokia as CEO for India and emerging markets for nearly a decade.
The virtual event started with an address by Professor Vipul Mathur, Dean, Chairperson -Students Affairs, IIM Calcutta.
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He said Late Professor Arijit as a prolific scholar who was widely recognized in the field of experimental economics.
Born in Calcutta, he studied at St Xavier’s School and at St. Xaviers College and completed his PhD in the USA.
The first Arijit Mukherji Memorial Lecture was held in 2016 at IIM Calcutta. Many notable speakers delivered the lecture.
Nobel laureate Professor Mohd Yunus, Mr. Madhusudan Gopalan, MD and CEO of P&G India and Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India- Mr Krishnamurthy Subramanian were the notable speakers who delivered the memorial lecture at IIM Calcutta.
Professor Anju Seth, director, IIM Calcutta welcomed Mr. Shiv Shivkumar to his alma mater.
She introduced him as an acclaimed thought leader and a great friend to both the Institute and her personally.
Director of IIM Calcutta spoke highly about his contribution to the corporate sector and expressed her gratitude to him for sharing his insights with our audience.
Shivkumar began his speech by remembering late Professor Arijit Mukherji.
The former student of IIM-Calcutta also spoke on career dilemmas faced by young graduates in a post COVID-19 eco-system.
He discussed problem solving techniques related to ‘managing a career’ in the lives of MBA students and managers as well.
IIM Calcutta alumnus highlighted the dilemmas that students face for various career decisions. Be it choosing the right subject, which sector or industry to work in, and how to perform well in the corporate setup.
He also gave meaningful industry insights and valuable advice on how best to have a successful career based on our interests.
The lecture was followed by an enthusiastic question and answer session from students and faculty of IIM Calcutta alike.
Mr Shivakumar encouraged the students to make the right choices and prepare themselves for a better tomorrow.
The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM Calcutta) 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.
During its initial years, several prominent faculty formed part of its nucleus, including Jagdish Sheth, J. K. Sengupta, among others.
Over the years, IIM C has grown into a mature institution with global reputation, imparting high quality management education.
It has been playing a pioneering role in professionalising Indian management through its Post Graduate and Doctoral level programs, Executive Training Programs, Research and Consulting Activities.