The Army Institute of Management, formerly the National Institute of Management Calcutta (NIMC), is a graduate business school located in Kolkata, India. It was established on 28 July 1997 by the Indian Army under the aegis of Army Welfare Education Society (AWES), New Delhi, for conducting a management programme (MBA) for the wards of Army personnel with an opportunity for general candidates as well.
The year 1994 marks a milestone in the history of Army Welfare Education Society (AWES). Late General BC Joshi, then COAS took a bold and far reaching decision to venture into professional education. One of the branches of this idea tree was the enunciation of the establishment of Army Institute of Management kolkata under the aegis of AWES.
The three day fest was inaugurated by Kavita Ranade, wife of (retd.) Maj. General V.S.Ranade ( Director of Army Institute of Management Kolkata).
20 colleges participated across 18 categories of events.Impromptu sessions were also conducted , all faculties and staffs were invited to showcase their musical talent on stage.
Many participants including Students of Army Institute of Law were part of this grand occasion .
It was organised by Dr. Debaleena Chatterjee, Department of Student Affairs at Army Institute of Management Kolkata.
“The department of Student Affairs actively encourages the creative manifestation of art, ingenuity, sportsmanship, oration, team-building, leadership of the young generation to execute and express themselves”.She added .
Colonel (Retd.) Mayank Varma, Registrar of Army Institute of Management is happy to see the campus enlivened with a buzz of activities all around him. He mentioned how all the facilities provided by the AIMK finds new meaning with students coming out altogether to play and perform on behalf of the Institute.
It has been a journey of 25 years, a journey that encompasses absolute reverence and tribute to the principles of the institute that represents, “the Indian Army”.
This Institute carries a comprehensive alumni base. Their alumni have excelled in various fields both nationally and internationally. The institute has had the honour of educating braveheart late Lt Navdeep Singh Bains, Ashok chakra, from Batch MBA-11. His supreme sacrifice inspires them, as they remember him for his exceptional courage and indomitable spirit.
Report- Pratyusha Mukherjee, Journalist, BBC News (inputs with Army Institute of Management, Kolkata)
(More than a Decade, this Kolkata based Journalist is covering Defence related issues along with Sports. In her illustrated career she has covered many major events and achieved National and International awards for Journalism.)