The Indo-German Training Centre (IGTC) in Bombay was founded by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) under the aegis of Late Dr. Günter Krüger, Director General, in collaboration with seven sponsoring companies – Bayer India, Boehringer Mannheim India, Hoechst India, KSB Pumps Ltd., Motor Industries Company Ltd. (MICO), Siemens Ltd. and Tata Electric Company.

This was one of the first initiatives that replicated the famed German Dual Education System in India. IGTC was partially funded by the German Government via the Center for Integrated Migration (CIM) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GTZ), now known as Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

H.E. Dr. H.G. Wieck, Ambassador, Federal Republic of Germany and H.E. C. Subramaniam, Governor of Maharashtra light the inaugural lamp.

1990

Volker C. Ihle, IGTC Director with the first batch of 22 trainees.

1991

Goethe Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan joins hands with IGTC.

1993

H.E. K. S. Rana, Indian Ambassador to Germany awards certificates at the Convocation Ceremony of 1st IGTC Batch 1991-1993.

1993

“Menace” or “The Management Rat Race”, a version of the Harvard Business Game, is introduced by G.C. Dore, General Manager, Siemens Ltd.

1994

1996-2003

Dr. Günter Krüger Award for Excellence is instituted in the memory of the Late Dr. Günter Krüger, and is henceforth to be presented to the Best Performing Student of every IGTC batch.

2005

H.E. Ambassador Heimo Richter, presents the first Dr. Günter Krüger Award for Excellence to Jaykumar Waghela, a trainee recruited by Eirich Transweigh.

2005

IGTC Chennai is inaugurated by L. S. Ganesh, Head of Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai.

2005

Dr. Martin Wansleben, Director General, DIHK and Dr. Juergen Moellering, Head of Legal Department, DIHK visit IGTC.

2007

IGTC Bangalore is inaugurated by Otto Kentzler, President, Federation of German Chambers of Skilled Crafts (ZDH).

2008

IGTC Kolkata is inaugurated by H.E. Ambassador Thomas Matussek.

2010

Goethe Insitut / Max Mueller Bhavan signs a strategic alliance to award a one month German language scholarship in Germany for the Dr. Günter Krüger Award winner in each centre.

2010

One-Year Executive Business Management Programme is launched to equip middle management executives of member companies with a holistic, cross- functional exposure to all aspects of management.

2010

Indo-German HR Partner Forum is initiated to collaborate, share knowledge and benchmark best HR practices among organisations.

2011

Bayer Group launches merit-based scholarship programme “Championing Success”. Stephan Gerlich, Country Group Head and KS Harish, Country Head HR, Bayer Group present the certificates and cheques of Rs. 50000/-.

2011

BASF Group enhances the IGTC curriculum with a Seminar Series on “Corporate Governance and Business Ethics”; Prasad Chandran, Chairman & MD, BASF India presents the first award to Sonam Choudhary.

2011

With the support of Volker Ihle and Peter Lehmeier, collaboration for student exchange programme is formalised with the Duale Hochschule Baden Wuerttemberg (DHBW), Karlsruhe.

2011

IGTC makes its presence at the Indo-German Urban Mela by conducting a symposium on “Exploring Infinite Opportunities in German Organisations” with the HR Partner Forum.

2012

A customized Executive Business Management Programme is launched for 26 managers of Clariant Chemicals India Pvt. Ltd. and is repeated in 2013.

2011

President Reinhold R. Geilsdörfer and senior representatives of various DHBW campuses visit IGTC to further crystallize on collaborations.

2012

“Business Environment India”, the first two-week student exchange programme is hosted to give 23 DHBW students an insight into India as a growing economy.

2013

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany awards a Certificate of Recognition to IGTC student, Ashwin Jayaraman for being trained by the German Dual Education System.

2013

1000th trainee, Dhanyashree Thykatil, graduates from IGTC and receives a special plaque from H.E. Ambassador Michael Steiner.

2013

Vivek Komath from IGTC is selected as the first “CAReer Trainee” from India by Mercedes-Benz India Pvt. Ltd. and is inducted to the world of Daimler among 32 trainees from 10 different nationalities.

2013

“Business Environment Germany”, the first two week student exchange programme is hosted by DHBW, Karlsruhe for 26 IGTC students.

2013

Sarjak Parekh and Shashank Chandrasekharan are selected for ‘Make-it-in-Germany’, a programme of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

2014

IGTC makes a foray into Pune with its successful One Year Executive Business Management Programme, the first batch consists of 46 managers sponsored by 13 organisations.

2015

Based on the growing requirements of partnering organisations, IGTC Mumbai doubles capacity to 80 trainees.

2015

IGTC celebrates its 25th Anniversary, Alumni Reunion and Homecoming.

2016