• 1stIIM of
  • Triple Accreditation AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB
  • 9 Months Live Interactive Sessions
    Weekends only
  • 8 Days Campus Visit to
    IIM Calcutta
  • Exec. Edu. Alumni

IIM Calcutta Edge

  • Triple Accreditation First B-School in India to get accreditation by EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB
  • Member of CEMS Only Indian B-School to be part of this global alliance of leading business schools, multinational companies and NGOs
  • Ranked #1 BT-MDRA Best B-School 2023, Fortune India Best B-School Survey 2023, Open Magazine's Best B-School Survey 2024
  • Ranked #4 India Ranking by NIRF 2023

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, the only B school in India to be a member of CEMS, Triple Accreditation - AMBA, EQUIS & AACSB
  • Experiential Learning
    Leverage distinctive pedagogy of Case Studies, Hands-on Sessions, Workshops and Campus Visits. In addition, doubt clearing, and peer group interaction will be facilitated through lounge sessions, if needed.
  • 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

Module 1: Education Sector Context, Policy, and Practice

In today's dynamic educational landscape, school leaders and education sector executives encounter multifaceted challenges arising from an interplay of factors related to education, politics, and socio-economic conditions. It is vital to effectively navigate complex decision-making scenarios, foster equitable learning environments, and adequately prepare oneself to lead institutions through times of rapid change and uncertainty. This module will endeavor to introduce participants of this course to the complexities of their business environment and shall involve sessions on the topics such as:

  • Introduction to Education Sector Management
  • Education and the Political Economy
  • Education and the Socio-economic Structure
  • Education in times of uncertainty and complexity

Module 2: Leadership Skills

This module is designed to develop leadership skills which are essential for any organizational success. The participants will be exposed to different facets of leadership and its application during uncertain times. Specifically, this module will guide education leaders to apply lessons and best practices from other sectors as well as to strategically think and manage change during crisis. Further, it will help them discover, develop, or harness their leadership style to steer their organizations to greater success. This module will involve sessions on the topics such as:

  • Leadership Style and Vision: Theory & Practice
  • Strategic Thinking for Turbulent Times
  • Conflict and Crisis Management
  • Leading Change and Innovation
  • Organizational Culture

Module 3: Business Management Skills

This module intends to build the foundations of management skills for education leaders. Lessons from management of the firm inform and are, in turn, informed by the tenets of effective educational management. Participants will immerse themselves in the realm of business administration, gaining insights and competencies to run their own organizations more effectively. Specifically, they will be introduced to the economics of business and understand tools and frameworks related to project management, and marketing alongside digital marketing strategies. Particularly, this module will include sessions on the following topics

  • Business Economics
  • Project Management and Operations
  • Marketing Management
  • Digital Marketing

Module 4: Financial Skills

This module aims to inculcate financial skills within the education leadership. The main objective is to help participants understand the financial health of their institutes, plan, control and make informed decisions. In particular, they will learn to analyze annual reports, manage cost, prepare budget, make decisions and control the risk. This module will include sessions on the following key topics:

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Cost Management
  • Budgeting and Risk Management

Module 5: Stakeholder Management

This module focuses stakeholder management skills relevant to the leaders of education sector. This includes managing internal stakeholders such as teachers and staff, recruiting them, identifying their training needs, and embedding ethics and values within organizations. It would also focus on managing external stakeholders such as parents, vendors, media, and others through proper networking, communication, and persuasion. More specifically, this module will comprise sessions on the following topics:

  • Human Resource Management, Recruitment & Development
  • Communication and Persuasion
  • Business Values and Ethics for School Leaders

Module 6: Data, Descriptive Stats, Decision Making

In the current, ever-evolving, and data-progressive business environment it is imperative for education leaders to engage in evidence-based decision making. The objective of this module is to enhance participants' ability to utilize data effectively in decision-making processes within educational settings. By exploring national and international data sources, analytical and statistical tools, as well as issues pertaining to the ethics and safety around data-use, participants shall develop the skills and knowledge necessary to make informed decisions, drive organizational growth, and improve educational outcomes. This module will comprise sessions on the following topics:

  • National and International Data and Analysis
  • Business Analytics for Growth
  • Evaluation Methods
  • Data Literacy in Schools

Module 7: Education Technology

This module is essential for education leaders to stay abreast of advancements in educational technology and its implications for teaching and learning. By exploring topics such as technology integration in classrooms, digitization, entrepreneurship in education, and cyber risk and security, leaders can effectively navigate the digital landscape, foster innovation, and ensure the safety and security of digital learning environments for students and staff alike. This module will comprise sessions on the following topics:

  • Technology in Classrooms
  • Digitization and Entrepreneurship in Education
  • Cyber risk and security

Module 8: Education Sector Context, Policy, and Practice – II

Discussing public policy issues and national education policies is crucial for several reasons. Firstly, understanding the broader policy landscape allows leaders to align their strategies with national priorities and mandates. Secondly, it empowers them to advocate for effective policies that address the needs of diverse stakeholders and drive positive change within the education system. The concluding module shall focus on dialogues and discourses on the wider educational context, trends, and policies, including but not limited to the following topics:

  • Education Policy and Research Trends
  • National Policies such as the National Education Policy (2020)
  • Future of the Education Sector

Who will guide you in your
expertise-building journey?

Programme Directors

Samit Paul
Assistant Professor: Finance and Control Group

He is an Assistant Professor in Finance and Control Group of Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC). He is a fellow of Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow. Before joining IIM Calcutta, he has had teaching stints at Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi and International Management Institute, Kolkata.
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Aditi Bhutoria
Assistant Professor: Public Policy and Management

She is an Assistant Professor with the Public Policy and Management Group at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta where she teaches subjects like Indian Economic and Political History, Public Policy Evaluation, and Rethinking Education Policy.
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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 July 2024.

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 Educational Institutions

Delhi Public School
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
CHIREC International
Lend A Hand India
National Public School
Mahatma Global Gateway - ( CAIE )
Reliance Foundation
GEMS Education
The Nurturing Roots
Aakash Educational Services Limited
Zydus School for Excellence
Aditya Birla Group Public school
Jindal Education trust
Amity Global Business school
The Doon Girls School
AMPERSAND Group ( VIBGYOR schools )
The HDFC Schools
Azvasa Education Services
Orchids The International School
Bishop Cotton Girls & Boys School
Oberoi International 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 My Investment?

Application Fee ₹2,500

Installments Fees Dates
Registration fee ₹20,000 Within 24 hours of Selection
1st Installment ₹90,000 Within 15 days of Registration
2nd Installment ₹1,10,000 Sep 12th 2024
3rd Installment ₹1,10,000 Dec 12th 2024
Total Programme Fee ₹3,30,000
(GST extra as applicable)

Special Pricing for Corporates

Fees paid are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Modes of payment available

  • Internet
  • Credit/Debit Card
  • UPI

Easy Financing Options

12 Month 0% Interest Scheme / Interest-Based Schemes

EMI as low as ₹11,033/Month

EMI Options

Loan Partners

What is the enrolment process for this programme?

  • Application

    Apply for the

  • Block Your Seat


  • Enrollment

    Selection by IIM Calcutta Committee*

  • Enrollment

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*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 .


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