While the full time students of resident Post-Graduate and Doctoral Programmes of the institute are fortunate to avail of our high quality education, a large number of working executives found it difficult due to various constraints including the availability of time while on a job. In recognition of this problem IIM Calcutta pioneered executive education to extend the outreach of its academic and professional services beyond the full-time resident programmes by using a balanced mix of traditional methods as well as state-of-the-art information technology to partly overcome the constraints of time and space. The Consultancy and Management Development Programmes (CMDP) division of IIM Calcutta is committed to serve the training and consulting needs of industries, governments, and not-for-profit organizations in various formats of programme delivery to best suit their needs. The faculty of IIM Calcutta comprises members who have been drawn from a variety of disciplines and who have considerable experience in teaching, research, training, and consulting. In addition to selective areas of general management IIM Calcutta offers customized training programmes to meet specific requirements of organizations and also undertakes Project Consultancy services for Companies, Central and State Governments, Civil and Administrative Services, Defence Services, Funding Agencies, Rural Development Councils, and other organizations in need of its services.