Calcutta Business School to start first PGDM course from July

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Kolkata, Apr 23 (UNI) The attractiveness of Kolkata as an educational destination has increased further with a brand new business school being added to its illustrious list of institutes providing professional courses, the most prestigious of them being the coveted IIM-C.

The Calcutta Business School (CBS), set up by the MBV Society at Diamond Harbour Road, a stone's throw away from the IIM-C, has started admitting its first batch of 60 students for the two-year Post Gradutate Diploma in Management (PDGM), beginning from July.

Announcing this here today, CBS chairman Sudarshan Kumar Birla said the criteria for admission was CAT and GMAT as well as on merit basis for graduates with a minimum of 50 per cent from any recognised Indian or foreign university.

However, the merit basis will be effective only for the first batch.

The CBS, being built at cost of Rs 70 crore with airconditoned classrooms, covering an area of 15 acres, is a fully residential co-educatonal autonomous management institution and will enhance its student capacity upto 1,000 in phases.

The course fee is Rs 7.5 lakh, which could be paid in installments with bank loan facilities.

With a high profile faculty from India's top managment and technical institutions and visiting foreign teachers, the CBS will also go for foreign collaboration for higher studies later.

Mr Birla, however, said there was no quota system proposal for admitting OBC students in the CBS, like the Centrally-sponsored institutions with 27 per cent reservation.

The CBS is the initiative of the MBV Society (founded in 1920), which is already running two schools and a college in the city.

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