IIM Bangalore Alumni Association & Ramakrishna Mission Shilpamandira launch Pioneering Social Sector Initiatives

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IIM Bangalore Kolkata, 12th October 2023: IIM Bangalore Alumni Association (IIMBAA) and Ramakrishna Mission Shilpamandira, Belur Math launched Pioneering Social Sector Initiatives to mentor students and upscale trainees of the institute. This collaboration comes as an effort of the Alumni to celebrate its 50 years of rich and glorious history of IIMB – the Golden Jubilee celebrations worldwide at Golden Anusmaran 2023 of IIMBAA (Kolkata Chapter).

The programme aims to mentor Ramakrishna Mission Shilpamandira students in a Peer-to-Peer process and facilitate internships in the industry for them. The Alumni will invite and engage with other business school alumni to augment our resources as equal partners and deploy learning resources from international experts in this pioneering initiative to train these students to become role models of society in the future.

Mr. Vivek Kaul, Director (IIMBAA Kolkata Chapter) Independent Director, Faculty and Researcher of Entrepreneurship Ecosystems, Mr. Abhijit Roy, CEO (Berger Paints India Ltd) and Dy Director (IIMBAA Kolkata Chapter), Mr.Moloy Chandan Chakraborty, IIMB Alumnus, currently Jute Commissioner and Acting Secretary – National Jute Board, Swami Vedatitananda, Head of Ramakrishna Mission Shilpamandira and other Alumni Functionaries were present to announce the collaboration.

“We always believed that giving back to society in a pay-it-forward model is important and that could be achieved by offering opportunities to those less privileged with the help of mindset of DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion),” said Mr Vivek Kaul.

“We are also mulling the idea of organising job fairs in association with RKM after we place our proposals with the head of the organisation. It is always beneficial for the students as they look forward to opportunities to advance with their careers,” said Mr. Ujjawal Galada, Deputy Director (IIMBAA Kolkata Chapter) and Associate Vice President, of Emami Ltd.

Besides, Mr. Abhijit Roy also announced, “Berger Paints is already in collaboration with the RKMS on a Nanotechnology based – Research and Development Project. This new technology will further ease our paint technique in the long run.”

Anusmaran 2023 is the Annual Get-Together of Kolkata Chapter Alumni – alumni across Five East and Eight North-East States of India.