Kozhikode: Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM- K) will eastablish the first ever museum chronicling the history of business in India, this August.
Mr Debashis Chatterjee, director of IIM- K said that the museum will house business related historical artifacts, objects, sculptures, models, photographs, documents, illustrations and lectures and videos of eminent figures of the business world. He also informed that it will be dedicated to the country on 16th Foundation Day of Institute on August 21.
Mr Chateerjee has informed that project was initiated by the IIMK and the board of governors have earmarked `1 crore as an initial investment. He also added that this initiative is unique, monumental and a significant step in acknowledging the contribution of India’s business leaders in the making of corporate India. Dr M. G. Sree-kumar, librarian and head, Centre for Development of Digital Libraries (CDDL), who is in-charge of the project implementation said that IIM-K has already requested leaders of major business houses including Tatas, Ambanis, and Birlas for their humble contribution to this museum.
Furthermore, he also mentioned that most of them are expected to contribute to the valuable exhibits for the museum. He said the representatives of the institute will visit the archives and museums that have been set up by the various corporate and business houses across the country, including the Tata Centre for Archives and the Wipro archives. He also added that they are also planning to approach the ministries of culture and commerce for their support for the project and hope they will associate with the initiative.