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An IIM Calcutta organ lends time and expertise to worthy causes

An IIM Calcutta organ lends time and expertise to worthy causes
Swapan Nayak
An IIM Calcutta organ lends time and expertise to worthy causes
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Munshi, the guiding spirit behind INCA, explains, "INCA’s philosophy is service to those who serve others". A symbiotic relationship exists between IIMC’s budding managers and the social worker, the NPOS gain valuable managerial inputs while students gain direct experience of handling consultancy projects in an organisation. npos are usually unable to pay for consultancy services although they are aware that some management inputs and models can improve their service considerably. This is where INCA steps in. Says Munshi, "We offer what we are equipped to offer to those who offer their free services to others. Students get no credit, nor are INCA projects a part of their academic requirements. But all those who have participated have enjoyed the satisfaction of a unique learning experience."

From four projects in its first year in 1998-99 to 20 projects last year, INCA has become the largest society in IIMC. The number of students participating has also risen, from 26 to over 100 last year—a large number of applicants could not be accommodated.

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