IIM Calcutta Edge

  • Triple Accreditation Accredited by EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB
  • #1 in Management Studies BT-MDRA India's Best B-Schools Survey 2023
  • #3 B-School in India #60 globally in FT MIM B-School Survey 2023
  • Ranked #76 globally FT MBA B-School Survey 2023 (MBAEx program)
  • #3 B-School in India #59 Globally in QS World University Rankings: Global MBA 2024

Rising need for leaders in education

"School leaders under-utilize data for decision-making: less than 20% of school leaders use data to make curriculum changes and only 25% use it to incentivize teachers."
Global School Leaders’ Report

The top leadership in the education sector is on the vanguard of transformation with K12 going digital. Educators and academic professionals are entrusted to lead their schools into a new digital era filled with disruptive models of teaching and learning.

To accomplish this, educators need to build leadership skills and professional school management capabilities.

This program is for you if you are

  • An educator (principal/ administrator) belonging to elementary, secondary and senior secondary levels of education
  • A senior teacher, aspiring to be a school leader in the future.
  • An entrepreneur in the education space or a senior executive working in the EdTech space.

Why leading educators choose EdLEAP?

  • IIM Calcutta Advantage
    Get certified by IIM Calcutta, ranked #3 in Asia, Triple Accreditation - AMBA, EQUIS & AACSB
  • Experiential Learning
    Leverage distinctive pedagogy of Case Studies, Hands-on Sessions, Workshops and Campus Visits
  • Accomplished Faculty
    Learn from IIM Calcutta Faculty, experts in Business Leadership, Communication and Change Management practices
  • Executive Alumni Status
    Become an Alumnus of IIM Calcutta Executive Education and network with top professionals

Education Leadership Program Overview

The Education Leadership Programme (EdLEAP) offered by IIM Calcutta in collaboration with TalentSprint is a transformative 9-month certification program specifically designed for educators, school administrators, entrepreneurs in the education space, and senior executives in the EdTech sector. This program is an ideal choice for individuals who are passionate about shaping their academic centers into institutes of excellence. By combining the academic expertise of IIM Calcutta faculty with industry insights, EdLEAP equips participants with the essential skills and knowledge to become effective leaders in the field of education.

EdLEAP provides a unique learning experience through a combination of online modules, interactive sessions, case discussions, and experiential exercises. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from renowned faculty members, industry experts, and fellow education professionals, fostering a collaborative learning environment. By the end of the program, participants will not only receive a prestigious certification from IIM Calcutta but also gain the confidence and skills necessary to drive positive change and transform their educational institutions into centers of excellence.

What will you learn?

State-of-the-art high impact curriculum

Leadership Foundations

  • Business Economics
  • Leadership Style and Vision: Theory & Practice
  • Financial Statement Analysis, Budgeting and Risk Management
  • Human Resource Management, Recruitment & Development
  • Project Management and Operations
  • Marketing Management

Competitive Advantage

  • Strategic Thinking for Turbulent Times
  • Digital Marketing
  • Business Analytics for Growth
  • Communication and Persuasion
  • Conflict and Crisis Management
  • Organisational Culture
  • Advanced Concepts in Operations

Creating World Class Institutions

  • Leading Change and Innovation
  • Managing Brand Identity, Image and Sustaining Reputation
  • Educational Leadership in times of Uncertainty & Complexity
  • Diversity Management in Education Sector

Leadership Dialogue

  • Design Thinking for School Leaders
  • Entrepreneurship and Technology in Education
  • Business Values and Ethics for School Leaders
  • National Education Policy (NEP)

Who will guide you in your
expertise-building journey?

Programme Directors

Professor Vipul Mathur
Ph.D., Economics
Research interests in Behavioural Science,
Economics & Finance

Assistant Professor in the Academic Group of Economics at IIM Calcutta. Before joining IIM Calcutta, Dr. Vipul has worked in lead analyst roles at leading organisations like JPMorgan Chase & Co and YES BANK. His research interests are at the intersection of monetary policy, financial markets and the application of behavioural science literature in economics and finance.

Professor Pragyan Rath
Ph.D., Accounting and Finance
Research interests in Leadership and
Creative Communications

Associate Professor in the Academic Group of Business Ethics and Communication Group at IIM Calcutta. She is also a Guest Lecturer for Communication courses at IIM Ranchi, IIM Raipur. Her research interests include Managerial, Leadership and Creative Communications, Advertising Communications and Advanced Analytical Skills from Critical Humanities.

How is the programme delivered?

Experience a high impact educator-friendly format

  • 9-Month

  • 2 Campus Visits of 4 days each
    to IIM Calcutta

  • Live Interactive Sessions by
    IIM Calcutta Faculty once in a week (Sunday)

  • Best-in-class Self-learning Content,
    Case Studies, and Lounge Sessions

Classes start in June 2023.

The programme will be delivered on TalentSprint’s digital platform ipearl.ai

How will the programme benefit you?

Transition into a change-maker and reform the learning
ecosystem of your institution

  • Improve learning outcomes through effective management
  • Shape your school as an 'institute of excellence' with your leadership
  • Build leadership capabilities to bring agility and change in your institution
  • Empower your peers to work collectively towards transformational goals

Gain IIM Calcutta Executive Alumni Status

  • Get an IIM Calcutta Email address after your course completion
  • Access to Alumni Portal to stay connected with the elite IIM Calcutta Executive Alumni Network of 27,000 members
  • Network with all IIM Calcutta Executive Education Alumni
  • Get updates on Alumni Achievements, Jobs and LIVE Project opportunities
  • Be entitled for a discount of 5% on program fee on opting for other
    IIM Calcutta Executive Programs

Participant Profile

From Top Organizations

Aditya Birla Group
Aditya Birla Schools
AICL Communications
Akshara High School
Allama Iqbal Memorial Institute Zainapora
AMPERSAND Group ( VIBGYOR schools )
Azvasa Education
Basil Woods Juniors
Bishop Cotton Girl's School
Brainy Flock
Carrier Launcher
Cathedral School
Chaitanya Gurukul
CHIREC International
Christ University
Christhuraja Matriculation Higher Secondary School
Coding Ninjas India
DAV Public School
Delhi Public School
Dempo Charities Trust
Doon International School
DPS Monarch International School
Dr.Chalapathi Rao Educational Society
Filix School of Education
Fransalian School of Excellence
G. Ramasamy Naidu Matriculation Higher Secondary School
GEMS Education
GEMS Our Own Warqa Boys
Goenka & Associates Educational Trust
Greycaps India
Jayshree Periwal Group of Schools
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
Khurshida Foundation
Kidzee franchise
Lions Public School, Madwarani
Mahatma Global Gateway
Mahatma schools
Manav Rachna International School
Mind Tree School
Montessorie Cambridge School
Mount litera zee school
Nair hospital dental college
National public school bangalore
Open Minds A Birla School
Rao Lal Singh College of Education
Reliance Industries Limited
S.Murugaiyan Memorial Model Higher Secondary School
Scotle High School
SFS School
Sherwood Hall Sr Sec School
Shikshantar School Gurrugram
Shobhas world of learning
Shreevallabh Sarkar Dham
Silverline Prestige School
Smiti Montessori House of Children
SNSD School
Sophia College for Women
SriGosalites Medical Academy
SSA Hyderabad
St Mary's Convent Senior Secondary School
St. Mary's School Dahod
Step by Step School
Symbiosis Schools Central Directorate
Thangam Mount Liters Zee School
The Doon Girls School
The Emirates National School
The Nurturing Roots
Tulip Hall Private School
Vidya Mandir Public School
Vidyaniketan Public School
Welham Girls School
Zikra High School

From Across Indian Cities and International Locations


What is the eligibility?

You are eligible if you

  • Hold a Bachelor's/Master’s degree in any discipline with a minimum 50% marks
  • Have a minimum of 10 years of experience if you are an entrepreneur, a director, an executive or administrator in the education space
  • Have a minimum of 10 years of experience if you are a senior teacher or a school principal

What is the programme fee?

Fee with Flexible Payment Options

Details Amount
Programme Fee* ₹3,10,000

12-Month 0% EMI available Nominate your Employee to Avail Special Benefits GST as applicable

What is the enrolment process for this programme?

  • Application

    Apply for the

  • Block Your Seat


  • Enrollment

    Selection by IIM Calcutta Committee*

  • Enrollment

    Join the

*Selection for the programme will be done by IIM Calcutta and is strictly based on the education, work experience, and motivation of the participants.

**Scanned copies to be submitted within 7 days  
a Education Certificate  
b Experience Letter/Latest Pay Slip

About IIM Calcutta

The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta was established as the first national institute for Post Graduate Studies and Research in Management by the Government of India in November 1961, in collaboration with Alfred P. Sloan School of Management (MIT), the Government of West Bengal, The Ford Foundation, and the Indian Industry. Over the years, IIM Calcutta has grown into a mature institution with a global reputation, imparting high-quality management education. It has been playing a pioneering role in professionalizing Indian management through its Post Graduate and Doctoral level Programmes, Executive Training Programmes, Research and Consulting Activities. It is ranked at #3 Management Business School in Asia and under Top 25, globally. For more information please visit IIM Calcutta website .

  • 10 Years of
  • 200K Empowered
  • 95% Completion
  • 85 Net Promoter

Established in 2010, TalentSprint (a part of the NSE group) is a global EdTech company offering cutting-edge, deeptech, management programs for early career and experienced professionals, with top institutions/organizations. It creates a highly-skilled niche talent pool to meet new-age industry demands. The company’s digital learning platform ipearl.ai offers a hybrid onsite/online experience to seekers of deep technology expertise. TalentSprint is a leading Innovation Partner for the National Skill Development Corporation, an arm of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India. It is also a recipient of various prestigious accolades. Some of the recent ones are:

Education Excellence Award 2022

EdTech Leader of The Year 2023

Best Edtech Company of The Year 2023

Digital Learning Company of The Year 2023

Best Edtech Solution of The Year 2023

Most Breakthrough Product of the Year 2023


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