Friday, May 18, 2012

IISWBM celebrates 60 sparkling years of education in India.

IISWBM Diamond Jubilee

KOLKATA: Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM) completed its 60th year on April 25, 2012. The institute had an inaugural session for its 'Diamond Jubilee' celebrations in its campus in the presence of the IISWBM family members. Also present at the occasion were, D K Sanyal, director of IISWBM, Justice Chittatosh Mookerjee, president of IISWBM and Prof P Purakayastha, dean of IISWBM.
Sanyal said, "I feel nostalgic stepping onto the 60th year of our institute's establishment." He acknowledged the contributions of the founding fathers of the institute and donated Rs 2 lakh to the institute to pay tribute to the founding director and his father, Prof D K Sanyal. He expressed his desire for a ceremony every year starting this 60th anniversary wherein the institute will pay tribute to the founding director, his father, for his contribution towards the establishment of the institute.

Friday, January 29, 2010

IISWBM ranked 4th best in India in terms of Learning

IISWBM has been ranked 4th best in India in terms of Learning
Experience by Business World magazine in its 25th May, 2009

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Best Teacher in Financial Management

Dr. K.K.Roy, HOD-MBA,IISWBM received the award for ‘Best Teacher in
Financial Management’ from 17th Business School Affaire and Dewang
Mehta Business School Awards on 5th November, 2009.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

3rd Annual International Conference on “Management & Social welfare”

3rd Annual International Conference on “Management & Social welfare”

Decisions in Management and Social Sciences for Sustainable Development

December 14-15, 2009

For more details, please click here (conference brochure).

To download registration form, please click here.


Important Dates:
1. Last Date for Abstract Submission: Jun 15, 2009
2. Abstract Acceptance Notification: Jun 30, 2009
3. Last Date for Submission of Full Paper: Sep 15, 2009
4. Paper Acceptance Notification: Oct 31, 2009
5. Last Date for Author Registration: Nov 15, 2009

Sub-themes of Conference:
Ø Human Resource Management and Development
Ø Behavioral Dynamics in Organizations
Ø Financial Engineering
Ø Natural Resource and Environment Management
Ø Corporate Social Responsibility
Ø Rethinking Marketing
Ø Participatory Approaches and Information Building for Community Development
Ø Energy and Clean Development Mechanism
Ø Value Addition in Operational Chain
Ø Statistics for Management and Development
Ø Optimization Techniques and Fuzzy Logic
Ø Decision Making Using Evolutionary Computing

List of Papers likely to be presented at the conference

Please Click here for the list

Registration Fees

For Foreign Delegates:

Before November 15, 2009 : US $ 150
After November 15, 2009 : US $ 180

For Indian Industry Participant:

Befor November 15, 2009 : Rs.3500/-
After November 15, 2009 : Rs.4000/-

For Indian Students :

Before November 15, 2009 Rs.1200/-
After November 15, 2009 Rs.1500/-

Director, IISWBM


P Purakayastha, Professor, IISWBM
K K Roy, Professor, IISWBM
S P Mukhopadhyay, Professor , IISWBM
Flemming Just, Professor and Head
Danish Institute of Rural Research and Development
Esbjerg, Denmark
Ratan Khasnabis, Professor
MBA Department, University of Calcutta, India
Klaus Bosselmann, Professor and Director
New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law Auckland, New Zealand
Micheal A Peters, Professor University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign, USA
Kalyanmoy Deb, Professor, IIT Kanpur, India
S Ramnarayan, Professor and Dean, ISB Hyderabad Visiting Faculty,
Weather Head School of Business Case Western Reserve University, USA
Les Duckers, Professor, Coventry University, UK
Yogesh Dayal, Vice President, IBM Global Services, India


S N Ray, Chairman
Chinmoy Jana, Convener
Buddhadip Mukherjee, Treasurer
Soma Roy Choudhury,Member
Tanima Ray, Member
Gairik Das, Member
Sudeepa Banerjee Member
Jhumoor Biswas,Member
R K Jana, Member
Amit Bhandari, Member
Prasenjit Maiti, Member
Manjit Sarkar, Member

Saturday, September 12, 2009

IISWBM plays hosts to AIMA

[Kolkata Mirror] [Tuesday, September 08, 2009]

The winning team

The runners-up from IISWBM

Two BBA students from St Xavier’s beat 64 MBA students at the Eastern India’s regional finals of '6th National Competition For Management Students.

Eastern India’s regional finals of 6th National Competition For Management Students (NCMS) was held at the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM) on September 5, with the St Xavier’s College team taking the trophy.

34 teams, comprising 2 students per team, from eastern India took part this year from B-schools like International School of Management, IISWBM, Bhavan’s Institute of Management Science, Army Institute of Management, North Eastern Regional Institute of Management, Eastern Institute of Management and St Xavier’s College among others.

The winners of the competition were third semester BBA students from St Xavier’s College- Surbhi Agarwal and Anku Goyal- beating all other MBA students. “We had a story weaved in our presentation as jury members just now said it should be. We took up case studies of Lifeboy and Future group. Our presentation was more lively than others as we started off by talking with each other and unlike other teams, instead of using facts in our presentation, we talked more about innovative ways to improve India Inc,” said Surbhi.

“We just prepared it in the eleventh hour, and didn’t expect to win. We were not prepared for this one and am sure even at Delhi it will be a last minute presentation,” said Surbhi on what they plan for the national level of competition to be held at New Delhi on September 12.

The theme for the competition was ‘Innovate, Restructure and Reorganise: Challenges for India Inc’ on which teams gave a 10 minute presentation followed by a grilling question-answer round from jury members.

“The purpose of this competition is to be build competitiveness of Indian management students. There are so many students from diverse backgrounds in India, but the study of AICTE and AIMA says that only 23 per cent of management students are employable, while remaining are not at par to be globally competitive. The aim of this unique competition of b-schools is thus to create competition among management students to perform better,” said Kamal Singh, director, Centre for Management Development, AIMA.

This competition was launched 6 years ago with eighteen teams and has progressed to 200 teams all over India, with inclusion of teams from top B-schools for first time this year, including likes of Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (Bangalore), International Management Institute (Delhi) and IIM, Ahmedabad.

“This is an opportunity of natural learning, cross fertilisation of ideas, interaction and networking for students,” said Singh.

Participants had a lot to take back. While some students said it was a learning experience in terms of how to make presentations and conduct it on stage, others got new ideas to think on. “From other participants we got a massive view of the topic. We had come with preparation on fixed thoughts on the topic, but here we got 34 new ideas,” said participating student Sabyasachi Mukherjee, IISWBM.

“Have confidence. Risk taking is one of the things which no B-school teaches. Practicality says, know less of your text book and more of behaviour of those around you to progress,” advised Mrinmoy Roy, former executive director, SAIL, as jury member to students.

IISWBM plays hosts to AIMA




The Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM) Kolkata - South-East Asia’s very first Business School established way back in 1953 - would host the Sixth NCMS organized by the All India Management Association (AIMA) during 4-5 September 2009.

Leading Management Institutes and Business Schools from Eastern India would participate in this two-day event of national importance.

For Details contact Prof. Gairik Das , Nodal Officer 6TH AIMA –NCMS , IISWBM
Email :

Saturday, July 11, 2009

3rd Annual International Conference on “Management & Social welfare”

Decisions in Management and Social Sciences for Sustainable Development

December 14-15, 2009

For more details, please click here (conference brochure).

To download registration form, please click here.


Important Dates:
1. Last Date for Abstract Submission: Jun 15, 2009
2. Abstract Acceptance Notification: Jun 30, 2009
3. Last Date for Submission of Full Paper: Sep 15, 2009
4. Paper Acceptance Notification: Oct 31, 2009
5. Last Date for Author Registration: Nov 15, 2009

Sub-themes of Conference:
Ø Human Resource Management and Development
Ø Behavioral Dynamics in Organizations
Ø Financial Engineering
Ø Natural Resource and Environment Management
Ø Corporate Social Responsibility
Ø Rethinking Marketing
Ø Participatory Approaches and Information Building for Community Development
Ø Energy and Clean Development Mechanism
Ø Value Addition in Operational Chain
Ø Statistics for Management and Development
Ø Optimization Techniques and Fuzzy Logic
Ø Decision Making Using Evolutionary Computing

Friday, April 03, 2009

PSM turns a Master

University of Calcutta has approved Public Systems Management course into a Master Degree course and will now be known as Master in Public System Management.

With the rapid growth of the infrastructural sectors and the investment being made by the global companies in India, the demand for management graduates with Public Systems specialisation is increasing. The Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Management, the pioneer in the fields of management education, has started the PSM programmes in 1993 with the objective of meeting some of this demand. The unique PSM Programme was taken up at the behest of the Government of India and in pursuance of the recommendations of a Task Force constituted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India under the Chairmanship of Prof. Ashok Chanda for efficient management of sectoral services. The rational reason behind Task Force recommendation is that management has been generally associated with business activities in the corporate sector with orientation towards profit. However, in functional areas of public service and public benefits also, professional with management expertise are greatly necessary. Accordingly, IISWBM was called upon to conduct specialised management courses in areas like Transportation & Logistics, Energy, Environment and Healthcare & Hospital Management and produce professionals and experts who can help in optimum utilisation of resources and efficient & effective service to the people.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Convocation 2008

iiswbm, celebrated convocation 2008 on 16th Jan 2009. In all 74 students of PGDBM, 89 students of PSM and 9 students of PGDSM will received Diplomas.

The event was presided over by Shri Prabir Sengupta, Shri Satish Chandra Tewary, Shri Chittatosh Mookerjee, Shri D K Sanyal, Distinguished Guests, Media Representatives, our faculty, staff and students.

iiswbm shines at et-citi

IISWBM’s team shines at ET CITI Grand Masters 2008-09

IISWBM’s Team ‘Prayas’ represented by Manish Kumar Singhal and Mayank Vora stood 2nd in ET CITI Grand Masters 2008-09.Competing with more than 200 teams from the Eastern region, they qualified into Top 6 teams on the basis of an Online Case Study. Followed by on campus rounds of Bourse game, Debate and Management Quiz.

On the basis of cumulative scores all these events IISWBM’s team of Manish and Mayank were joint 1st with IIMC and IIFT, Kolkata and finally IIMC emerged as winners after a tiebreaker

MBA - DAY Events

The Events team of the MBA(Day) Department of Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management is a student body which aims at transcending beyond the limits of classrooms and books to achieve a holistic development of the new age managers. The academic year features three major events which are spearheaded by the Events team under the guidance of the faculty and co-operation of the students. The events are:

INSIGHT : The Annual Corporate Panel Discussion
An interaction between the students and industry personnel to enhance the perspective and better understand the functioning of the business world

PARADIGM: The Annual Alumni re-union MBA (Day)
It is a gala get together where the alumni of the first B-school in India get to hob-nob with the young blood, re-live their past journeys, efforts & share their success stories.

MANAGEREAL : The Annual Inter B-School Event
It is an initiative taken to put the knowledge, skills and nerves of tomorrow’s managers to test. It is a platform for B-School students from the length and breadth of the country to interact and share their ideas and views.

The team also takes the initiative to organise various seminars and conferences to broaden the horizons of knowledge.

Genesis 2008

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. - Henry Ford

In this context, ‘GENESIS’, the annual HR meet held by the MHRM department of the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management
(IISWBM) , the first B-School of India , is all set to provide the necessary platform for Beginning and Working together towards Success!

The dates for the most awaited event were 11th and 13th of December 2008.

Theme for Genesis ’08 is ‘Organizational Flexibility: A Competitive Advantage.

Besides Converge, the Panel Discussion, students enjoyed Concur, the whole gamut of management activities ranging from effective interaction with the students of eminent B-schools through management games, to quiz and paper presentations, thereby enabling them to demonstrate their organizing and creative skills.

Interaction is the buzz word, at Confab, the alumni meet, held annually as a concluding chapter of Genesis

The Chief Guest for the ceremony

Mr. Sandipan Chakravortty,
Managing Director, TATA Ryerson Ltd
Chairman,Eastern Region, CII

The Special Guest of Honour

Mr P.K Sahu,
General Manager (HR & IR)
TATA Ryerson Ltd


Manav is the brainchild of the Dept of MHRM at the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM), Kolkata. First started in the year 2004, this annual magazine provides an insight into the minds of the managers of tomorrow. The numerous articles that have paved their way to the pages of the magazine vouch not just for the quality and clarity of thought but also show us how the students of the department think and act. However, it is not just a students’ magazine but a platform shared with equal pride by the esteemed faculty of the department as well. Together it strives to strike a synergy, thereby bringing out the best that one can give. Manav 2008 is also an endeavour in that direction and we hope that with each passing year we create newer and better standards for us to overcome.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Thursday, October 02, 2008

IISWBM launches new sites

IISWBM launches a new official college & alumni site.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

IISWBM goes green!

| Express News Service | Saturday , June 07, 2008 at 01:24:41|

West Bengal is poised to give incentives to green energy projects under a regulatory mechanism and has established a separate corporation to recommend policies. The West Bengal Green Energy Development Corporation, which would also provide technical assistance, is open to equity participation in private projects.
SP Ganchaudhuri, director of the West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA) and special secretary to the Power department who heads the corporation, said the Central and State Electricity Regulatory Commissions have recommended preferential tariff for grid-interactive green power, but there are no incentives for independent producers of green power, developers of green buildings and such others.

The corporation is a three-way venture among West Bengal Power Development Corporation, West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd, and WBREDA, with each holding a 33.3% stake.

The WBGEDCL is currently preparing a policy on independent green power projects, green buildings and bio fuels, and aims to come out with the policy within a year, Chaudhuri said. The Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Management (IISWBM) is helping prepare the guidelines.

The policy would aim at encouraging the use of green energy by real estate developers, civic administration, and common people.

With the prices of petrol and diesel soaring, the state has sharpened its focus on bio fuels and wants a comprehensive policy and regulatory framework in place for jatropha cultivation. Chaudhuri said there had to be a roadmap for promoting jatropha cultivation and the government, besides giving incentives for such cultivation, had to ensure availability of seeds, technology and linkage to the market. “Jatropha cultivation should come under egulatory frame work and WBGEDCL is working on it,” he said.

Chaudhuri said that WBGEDCL was also working as a consultant for other states like Mizoram and the Union territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands in preparing similar policies. Tripura also wants to rope in WBGEDCL as a consultant.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

IISWBM President Dr. Pratap Chandra Chunder passes away

[Indian Express, Jan 1 2008]
Former Union minister and educationist Pratap Chandra Chunder passed away at a city nursing home on Tuesday afternoon.
He was 89 and is survived by his wife, Leena Chunder, and four sons. He had been admitted to Apollo Gleneagles Hospital on December 25 with a cardiac problem and underwent angioplasty. However, family members said that his condition continued to deteriorate. He was put on dialysis thereafter and died around 12.30 pm today.

Chunder was born in 1919. He studied law and history in Calcutta University. He later joined politics and became the Minister for Education, Culture and Social Welfare in the Morarji Desai cabinet from 1977-1979. Earlier, he was the Finance Minister of West Bengal in 1968. He was also a member of the state Assembly from 1962-68.

Chunder was also involved with a number of education institutions, including the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM), the Asiatic Society, Indian Museum as well as the State Heritage Commission. He had authored a number of books, including Glimpses of Indian Culture: Ancient and Modern.

Speaker Hashim Abdul Halim, who was Chunder’s student, said, “I am shocked to hear of his demise. It is a great loss. Having studied under him, I was close to him and his family and this is a tragic moment for Bengal.”

Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and CPM state secretary Biman Bose visited Chunder’s house to pay their last respects and offer condolences to the family. Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi visited the hospital to pay his last respects.

Gopalkrishna Gandhi and Buddhadev Bhattacharjee today deeply condoled the death of former Union Minister Pratap Chandra Chunder, describing him as a “scholar par excellence”. “His administrative skills and range of wisdom have earned him a special status in our private life,” the governor said in his condolence message.

The chief minister recalled Chunder’s contribution to public life and said that the renowned academician played a significant role by involving himself with different educational and cultural institutions.

“He headed the state Heritage Commission and will ever be remembered by the people of West Bengal,” he said.

External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said though Chunder was aged and not in good health for quite sometime, his death came as a shock. Mukherjee said he had the benefit of being associated with Chunder as his student in the University Law College and subsequently as a colleague in Parliament when he was union minister.

WBPCC Working President Pradip Bhattacharya described Chunder as a tall political personality.

State Bharatiya Janata Party president Sukumar Banerjee said the nation lost a patriot and great educationist due to the death of Pratap Chandra Chunder.

Monday, December 24, 2007

IISWBM eyes pacts with US schools

[Business Standard / Kolkata December 24, 2007]

Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM) is likely to tie-up with The University of Michigan and Kurtztown University in Pennsylvania, for running courses in sports management.

A final decision is likely to be taken by next month.

“The proposal of collaboration came from the University of Michigan. We have not yet taken a final decision on the matter,” said U K Bandyopadhayay, registrar of IISWBM.

The course would include student and teacher exchange programme, and joint research, said Ashoke K Dutta, director of IISWBM.

“We have about 1,800 management institutes across the country. We have to find a niche area, if we have to be distinct from others,” he said.

The institute was also planning to send a team of students to the Beijing Olympic 2008, said Dutta.

“The sports management department has made significant strides this year. Our submissions on the draft National Sports Policy, 2006 , have been appreciated by the Union ministry of youth affairs and sports as well, as the deputy chairman of the planning commission,” he said.

The ministry had also invited the institution's proposals for making the National Sports Development Fund more useful to achieve excellence in sports at the international level, he added.

IISWBM has also collaborated with Institute of International Management Consultancy of Ludwigshafen, University of Applied Sciences', Germany for management courses.

Friday, November 23, 2007

IISWBM Tech Tips Principals

[The Telegraph, Friday, November 23, 2007]

The principals of several city schools are being initiated into the tech revolution sweeping the field of education.

The Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM) on Thursday conducted a workshop on new tech tools in education for principals and senior officials of the schools.

The tools can be used both in classrooms and outside.

“The principals and officials were given a profile of course-management software like Blackboard, Moodle, Open Source and Second Life, which are used extensively in the West. They help develop the creative ability of the child and also keep him/her engaged in the process of learning,” said Sudipa Banerjee, a senior lecturer at IISWBM.

The participants were also introduced to concepts like Web 2, vortals (vertical portals), podcasting, open source learning management systems and wireless communication as a medium for imparting education.

The half-day workshop was part of a series of workshops being organised by the institute for teachers and principals. The workshops cover a range of issues, including technology, counselling and vocational guidance.

“The new concepts will enable the schools to play a more effective role in shaping the future of their students,” said Banerjee.

“The teachers should learn new technologies to hold the interest of the students, who are becoming tech-savvy,” she added.

The principals and senior officials of Calcutta International School, Delhi Public School, Ashok Hall, Ballygunge Siksha Sadan and La Martiniere for Girls, among other institutes, attended the workshop.

Monday, August 27, 2007

IISWBM wins AIMA’s National Management Competition

Chayan Bhattacharjee and Sudipto De from Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM) Kolkata won the first prize at the 4th National Management Competition organized by AIMA.

The grand finale of the competition was held at AIMA auditorium in New Delhi on August 25. The second winners were Anusha Nadar and Nisha Gandhi from St. Francis Institute of Management & Research Mumbai and Achint Bansal and Ritesh Patel from International Management Institute (IMI) New Delhi were at the third position.

At the final round of this competition, students from 12 B-schools gave their presentations on the theme- “Seventy Million Employable Indians: Strategy for Global Competitiveness”. These B-schools include S P Jain Institute of Management & Research Mumbai; Birla Institute of Management & Technology Delhi; Rai Business School Delhi; Annex College of Management & Reserch Mumbai.

Dr Y V Verma Director- HR & MS of LG Electronics was the chief guest at the event.

The competition was kick-off with an address by Mr Kamal Singh, Director-CMD, AIMA. In his welcome address, Mr Singh said, “AIMA’s objective is to build managerial excellence in our country. This competition is created to recognize budding managers in Indian B-schools. The competition has received tremendous response.”

Mr Alok Bhardwaj, Vice President of Canon India, earlier in his keynote address said, “The whole mindset of Indian industry has changed today. We can be globally competitive by harnessing our talent and other natural advantages.”

The list of the competition jury included Mr Rajiv Sahdev, General Manager Moser Baer; Mr Rakesh Sahay, DGM, NTPC; Dr Mohan Agarwal, Director of Jaypee Business School and notes management consultant Mr Rajiv Khurana.

When asked Mr Buasrai, Executive Director of IBM and chairman of the competition jury, to share the elements which judges used in evaluating the performances of the students, he said, “There are several criteria like written text, which we read very thoroughly and presentations. In the presentation, we were looking for originality, creativity and most importantly the content.”

When asked Mr Bhardwaj how these competitions are beneficial for management students, he said, “The students get academic knowledge in their schools but these events are to give a boost to them and to prepare them for real life. These events build on teamwork which is very important.”

Chayan Bhatttacharjee, the winner of the competition, while sharing his happiness with said, “It is our privilege to represent our institute here. We are first batch of Retail Management students. The honour given by AIMA is really touching and will help us grow as a person.”

Winner of second prize, Anusha Nadar said, “It was a great learning experience. Winning is the best part of it. The learning, which we achieved this afternoon, was amazing. We thank AIMA for organizing such programme which is very encouraging for us.”

LG’s Dr Verma summed up the whole event when he shared his experience with He said, “I think this was a well organized event. The students presentations were good. The theme was also very relevant. India can become a global power house if we focus on our advantages, and that’s the focus of this event today.” was the media partner of this initiative.