The Communications Area at IIM Indore is the largest Core Communication department across the Indian Institutes of Management, which reflects IIM Indore’s unique position as the only IIM that currently offers flagship programs at the undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral and executive levels.
The teaching and research profile of current Communication faculty members recognizes the growing and diverse needs of management education. The Area thus comprises faculty members from diverse teaching and research backgrounds including the domains of Business and Professional Communication, Linguistics and Literature, Media and Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender and Diversity Studies, Film, Theater and Visual Studies.
From its initial days, the Area has added extensively to the Institute’s intellectual capital, output and contribution to management education with its range of course offerings and material, pedagogical modes and applications and management development and training programmes for executive education. Area members have actively taken up administrative responsibilities for key functions: Prof. Amrita Joshi is a member of the committee that oversees requirements for AACSB accreditation; Prof. Swatantra is the co-chair for PGP-Mumbai at the IIM Indore-Mumbai Campus; Professors Abha Chatterjee and Madhusri Shrivastava have been Members of the Board of Governors at IIM Indore; Prof. Abha Chatterjee has chaired the Institute’s Disability Centre which is now chaired by Prof. Urjani Chakraborty. Prof. Dibyadyuti Roy has been Chair of the Faculty Development Programme and is now actively engaged in the Institute’s online education initiatives, especially in the MOOCs area--he is also organizing the first ever Digital Humanities Conference in India, in collaboration with IIT Indore and under the aegis of DHAI (Digital Humanities Alliance of India). Prof. Shweta Kushal chairs the Institute’s Internal Complaints Committee and is a current member of the the Board of Governors at IIM Indore. Other than these core responsibilities, the Area members have also been active members on various review, planning and organizing committees from time to time.