Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Management (IISWBM)


Management House College, Square West Kolkata - 700 073, West Bengal, INDIA
Kolkata, India
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Institute Description

The Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Management (IISWBM), Kolkata is one of the Premier Management Educational Institutes in Eastern India.

The Precious Journey of the Institute commenced on April 25, 1953 when it was formed by a resolution of the Syndicate of the University of Calcutta. The auspicious moment of Fifty Years of its existence arrived on April 25, 2003 and remains as a landmark in the history of the Institute.

During the initial years, the Institute was referred to as All India Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management and in the year 1958 the name IISWBM was incorporated. This esteemed Institute initiated the first programme of management education in India.

The Golden Jubilee Celebrations of IISWBM heralds the legacy of the treasured 50 Years which is full of unforgettable moments. The fifty years of management education in India epitomises the prestigious presence of IISWBM. The Institute is located in the Historic College Square Area, which is steeped in the legacy of the yesteryears.

The prevalence of Heritage Buildings like University of Calcutta, Presidency College, Calcutta Medical College and All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health surrounding IISWBM enhances its academic ambience.

The Institute building comprises two blocks. The foundation stones of both buildings were laid by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India and Dr. B.C. Roy, Chief Minister of West Bengal.

IISWBM is supported by some of the most acclaimed organisations like the Ministry of Scientific and Cultural Affairs: Government of India, All India Board of Technical Studies in Management: Ministry of Education, Government of West Bengal, Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Indian Chamber of Commerce, Bharat Chamber of Commerce and Bengal National Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Sir Biren Mookerjee, Srimati Renuka Ray, Professor D K Sanyal, Lala Lakhsmipat Singhania and many other noted personalities are associated with the Institute.

Since 1958, the Institute has been run by a Board of Governors which includes the Vice Chancellor and the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Finance), University of Calcutta, Principal Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Government of West Bengal, representatives from four Chambers of Commerce, the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and the All India Council for Technical Education as members.

Dr. B. C. Roy, the former Chief Minister of West Bengal was the first President of the Board of Governors. He was succeeded by Shri P.C. Sen who also became the next Chief Minister of the state. Dr. Pratap Chandra Chunder, eminent educationist and a former Minister of Education, Government of India was the President of the Board of Governors until his death in 2008 and presently Retd. Justice Chittatosh Mookerjee, former Chief Justice of Bombay High Court and an eminent jurist is the President of the Board of Governors.

The Institute runs MBA programmes during the day and evening. The Masters in Business Administration (MBA) Course and the Masters in Human Resource Management (MHRM) are affiliated to the University of Calcutta.

Institute also runs Master of Public Systems Management with specialization in Environment Management, Energy Management, Transportation & Logistics Management and Health Care & Hospital Management. The MPSM Course is affiliated to the University of Calcutta.

The Course on Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM) is offered in the evening.  The Institute presently has about 1200 students out of which over one-third are women. The Institute has a very effective placement programme, which helps students to incur a prospective career.

In the course of its existence for five decades, the Institute has produced quite a few distinguished alumni who are nationally and internationally acclaimed for their contributions and command admiration of their colleagues in areas of their choice.

Some of the better known of these alumni are Professor Sumantra Ghosal of London Business School, Shri L. N. Mittal of the ISPAT group, Shri Sudhir Jalan, Former President of FICCI and Dr. C. V. Chandrashekaran, Managing Director of Balmer Lawrie group.

The Institute encourages its alumni to enrol in their database available online at and maintains cordial contacts with them.

Currently, a degree in management has become a prized possession. To cater to the demands of the market, new organisations have appeared and we have noticed a numerous growth of institutions awarding management degrees in our country.

The changed scenario, however, has not altered the status of IISWBM - the oldest Management Institute of India. It continues to depict a commendable and reliable image, which attracts students from all over India and the world.

The traditional legacy and values which IISWBM has imbibed from the day of its inception, still remain with the Institute.