International Linkages






ESC Rennes School of Business Rank

IMI Kolkata is glad to announce that ESC Rennes School of Business, one of the partner institutes on the global front, has been rated 45th in the world and 9th in France for its MSc in International Finance programme in the 2016 edition of the Financial Times Masters in Finance ranking. The programme achieved especially high results for the international aspect to its teaching.

North-South University Dhaka

IMI-Kolkata has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for academic collaboration with the North South University (NSU), the first private university promoted by several business leaders/philanthropists in Bangladesh, encompassing areas of mutual benefit and interest, such as joint research projects, publications, executive development programmes, exchange programmes for students and faculty members, bilateral consultancy projects etc.

Sichuan University of China

IMI-Kolkata has entered into a student exchange and research collaboration programme with the Sichuan University of China . As a part of the student exchange programme selected Students from the University will study for a trimester at IMI-Kolkata. Faculty members from both institutes will engage in joint research publications, organization of seminars and conferences of international Importance.

Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences

As a Part of research collaboration with Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences (SASS), an important think tank of the Chinese Government, Conferences are organised jointly by the two institutes. Rural projects covering issues around Development of Rural institutions, Rural Health and Education Services, Microfinance, Subsidy Mechanisms and Poverty Alleviation Mechanisms have been undertaken.

University of Bordeaux

IMI-Kolkata has entered into a student exchange programme with the University of Bordeaux, France whereby students from IMI-Kolkata will spend a term in the French University along with other foreign students pursuing areas in Marketing and International Business.

Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

IMI-Kolkata is engaging with Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, UERJ, one of the largest universities in Brazil , for research collaboration, student exchange programme, faculty exchange programme, and promotion of joint research publications, organization of seminars and conferences of international significance.

Xunta de Galicia

IMI-Kolkata in association with Xunta de Galicia will undertake a student exchange program wherein nominated students from the Spanish University will attend a term in IMI-K and study courses on International Marketing, International Business and Entrepreneurship.

Université François-Rabelais (University of Tours)

IMI-Kolkata has an academic collaboration with François Rabelais University (Université François-Rabelais) or University of Tours, a public university in Tours, France. The University of Tours has had long term MBA programmes and is an active partner of the International Institute of Education – IIE.


IMI-Kolkata and IDRAC Business School has entered into an  agreement on cultural and educational cooperation with a mutual desire to promote further collaboration and understanding between lndia and France and to enhance the intellectual and experiential resources of the two  institutions in particular. Both institutions will cooperate in fields of teaching and research along with the exchange of students in general programs.

ESC Rennes School of Business, France

ESC Rennes School of Business, France and IMI-Kolkata have partnered to establish and facilitate educational and academic exchanges between the two institutions in order to support their students and teachers in gathering and exchanging academic and professional experience. The two institutions have agreed to promote mutually beneficial activities in the areas of education and research along with cooperation towards the internationalization of higher education.

Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST), China

The cooperation agreement between IMI Kolkata and Kunming University of Science and Technology encompasses institutional exchange of faculty and students, development of teaching and research activities related to the areas of interests and competency. It also covers technical, scientific and cultural activities.

Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas, U.S.A

Emporia State University is one of the oldest public universities in the state of Kansas, U.S.A. The collaboration focuses on academic and research activities in the field of business management and business education along with student and faculty exchange programmes and organization of seminars, workshops and conferences.



IMI-Kolkata has been collaborating with CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), UK for research focussed on exploring linkages between Corporate Social Responsibility and firm performance.
Faculty Members are working on a project on Water and Sanitation which has been funded by South Asia Network of Economic Research Institutes , through a World Bank sub-grant and is managed by Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies.
The Institute’s Faculty Members have also worked on a project on Energy Environment Linkages funded by UNEP-RISOE Centre (United Nations Environment Programme) through Denmark Technical University (DTU).
The Institute’s Faculty Members have been working on a project on Energy/Water Nexus funded by USAID ( United States Agency for International Development ) and managed by Tetratech ES.