Bangalore: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode has planned to construct Indian Business History Museum. As per sources, this museum will accommodate business related historical artifacts, objects, sculptures, models, photographs, documents, illustrations, etc. As per sources, the initial cost of this museum is estimated to be around one crore.
Further, sources told that the aim behind the museum is to encourage the budding business entrepreneur of the country. Another objective of the museum is to show them the path to success through new ideas, diligence and perseverance. The institute has requested nearly 100 CEOs and leaders of major business houses to contribute in the museum, sources added. In addition, sources informed that the CEOs and leaders will include Tatas, Ambanis and Birlas. IIM-Kozhikode will officially open the museum on its foundation day in 2011.
Professor Debashis Chatterjee, Director, IIM-Kozhikode said that acknowledging the landmark achievements that has been scored by esteemed corporates over the past several decades, and the invaluable contributions that have been given to their country, it is their earnest wish that these corporates participate in the making of this museum, by contributing some significant historical objects and artifacts for which due acknowledgement will be attributed to the organization.
In addition, Mr. Chatterjee said that It is their endeavor to consolidate and conserve the rare treasure of India's invaluable wealth, the memorabilia of Indian Business History for their posterity. As per sources, IIM-Kozhikode is believed to take the supreme care and show case of historical artifacts with professional skills in their world class library premises.