Renowned architect Hafeez Contractor & Associates will prepare campus Master Plan and the design of the new academic block and hostels for Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC). It may be recalled here that Central Public Works Department had issued NIT in February this year for comprehensive consultancy services for a new academic block and new hostel blocks at IIM Calcutta. However, selection of the consultant was delayed due to prolonged lockdown in the country.
As part of the work, a new academic block and new hostel blocks will also be built. In the proposed new hostel blocks, one block to accommodate 620 air-conditioned single rooms with common bath/WC and 200 air-conditioned single rooms with attached bath/WC will be built. In addition to this, one block to accommodate 125 air-conditioned family accommodations with bedroom, kitchenette and attached bath/WC near residential area will be built.
In the new academic block to be constructed opposite to the existing NAB:
(i) Ten 80-seater (C-type gallery, horse shoe gallery designs), Seven 60-seater (C-type gallery, horse shoe gallery designs) and Twelve 40-seater (flat surface, flexible seating).
(ii)Sixteen new syndicate (breakout) rooms and Four new seminar/lab rooms.
(iii) A wing with appropriate offices for Director and two more Deans, a board/committee room, and other associated rooms / tech facilities/amenities as prevalent in any institute of global eminence.
Further, new class room block will comprise two 60-seater (C-type gallery, horse shoe gallery designs) and Four 40 – seater (C-type gallery, horse shoe gallery designs) within the existing MDC Complex. All the class rooms will be constructed in the state-of-the-art design.
The permanent campus of IIM Calcutta is situated Diamond Harbour Road, Joka, Kolkata. The site consists of one plot, with a total area of 135 acres where existing campus is functioning. Present strength of all type of student at present is about 1244 who are housed in hostels that were built at various times from 1975 (Ramanujan Hall) to 2011 (Lake View Hostel). The campus also houses faculty and staff residences, and Executive Education complexes (Management Development Centre and Tata Hall).
IIM Calcutta’s academic and administrative buildings house classrooms of different sizes and seating capacities, group study areas, conference rooms, lounges, a business/engineering library, and offices for faculty and staff. Different academic and office buildings were completed at various times till 2017.