The IMI Story

Established in 1981 with a campus in New Delhi, the International Management Institute (IMI) was India’s first corporate sponsored business school. During its inception, IMI was backed by prestigious corporate houses like RPG Enterprises, Nestle, ITC, SAIL, Tata Chemicals, BOC and Williamson Magor. IMI Delhi, which is located in the Qutab Institutional Area, has been among the leading B-schools for almost three decades and is today a global institution. It was established in 1981 in collaboration with IMI Geneva (now IMD, Lausanne). Later in 2010, two more campuses came up in Kolkata and Bhubaneswar to enable bright young minds from eastern India to gain access to the world-class IMI management pedagogy.


Life at IMI
Life at IMI-Kolkata
The IMI-Kolkata campus is centrally located in the city and equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructural, academic and residential facilities. The institute offers not only a scholarly and professional ambience, but also a fulfilling campus life necessary for all-round development of the student. The campus buildings are separated into an academic block and a residential block. The academic block is centrally air-conditioned with spacious lecture theatres, equipped with the latest audio-visual teaching aids and wireless laptops for students to access the IMI-Kolkata intranet. The residential block houses single-occupancy hostel rooms for students.


IMI-Kolkata aims at shaping brilliant minds, equipping them with the skills to lead national and global organizations. The Institute is devoted to the task of building a pool of next-generation entrepreneurs, managers and leaders with unwavering commitment to ethical behaviour and unfaltering concern for the conservation of natural resources and the environment. The Institute inspires its students to strive for thought leadership in a number of specialized areas through Centres of Excellence for advanced research and consultancy. The Learning Resource Centre has been created as a specialized training cell to make academics and field-work based research integral to the Institute. The Management Development Programme Division contributes more effectively to the professional growth of managers and administrators. An RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group Initiative, IMI-Kolkata enjoys strong support from the highly respected business group that has a passion for nurturing tomorrow’s leaders.


To be a globally recognized Centre of Excellence in management education.

To produce socially sensitive, globally aware, values driven individuals capable of providing leadership.

To conduct research for knowledge creation and dissemination.

Commitment To:

  • Transparency in all actions and systems
  • Passion for Excellence
  • Integrity & Ethics as a way of life
  • Respect for all, individuals and institutions
  • Sustainability and autonomy in whatever we do
  • Harmony and co-operation
  • Concern for society and environment