Kolkata: Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C) will be addressed by the Senior CPI (M) leader and Rajya Sabha member Sitaram Yechury on Friday, December 17, 2010. It would be as a part of the Institute Lecture Series organized by the IIM-C.
As per sources, this will be his first talk after the breaking of the 2G spectrum scandal, about which Yechury has been very vocal in his criticism. He is expected to dwell on the dangers of crony capitalism.
Yechury, with about 40 years in the political ground, has played an important role in the formation of India's polity. His struggle during the Emergency and his representation of India's disaffected in parliament mark him as a man held in the highest esteem.
IIM Calcutta is celebrating its 50th year since inception. While the institute has always been one of the premier institutes of management, it has always sought to promote a free exchange of ideas and opinions among its students and leading figures from all walks of life.
Besides, to further this long-standing goal of imparting knowledge beyond management, it hosts the Institute Lecture Series, where eminent luminaries deliver speeches and talks to share some of their knowledge and experience with some of the brightest minds that India has to offer.