Editorial Team

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati has commenced its academic activities at the newly initiated School of Business and will soon be admitting the first batch of students at its flagship programme, namely, the Masters of Business Administration (MBA).

The admission process for the MBA programme, will open in January 2022, and the first batch is expected to commence their studies from July 2022. The admission to the MBA programme will be in line with the admission process adopted by other IITs offering MBA programmes, with the requirement of opening this programme to prospective applicants who have qualified the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2021.

The website of the School of Business was recently launched by the Director of the Institute, Prof. T. G. Sitharam, in the presence of Prof. Varadraj B. Bapat (Member, Board of Governors, IITG), Padmashri Prof. Prahlada Rama Rao (Member, Board of Governors, IITG) and Prof. N. Viswanadham, Emeritus Professor and INSA Senior Scientist, IISc Bangalore. The website of the School is now accessible at: http://www.iitg.ac.in/sob where information related to all academic activities and initiatives will be updated. Other dignitaries present on the occasion include, Prof. Nachiketa Tripathi (HSS, IITG), Prof. Siddhartha Pratim Chakrabarty (Mathematics, IITG), Prof. Deepak Sharma (ME, IITG), Prof. Sukhomay Pal (ME, IITG) and Prof. Parameswar K. Iyer (Dean-PRBR, IITG).

The admission process will take place in two stages. In Stage 1, the shortlisting of applications for the Personal Interview (PI) will be done. This will be followed by Stage 2, where the final selection will be made based on the PI, along with a few other parameters.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. T. G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati highlighted that the establishment of the School of Business at IIT Guwahati was motivated by the idea of promoting and contributing to the subjects of management and entrepreneurship, amongst other emerging subjects. He emphasized the mission of the School to create an ecosystem in line with NEP2020, where learners from diverse background can strive and acquire expert skills and knowledge in business management as well, while also creating an opportunity for executives and technocrats to translate their ideas into tangible business solutions.

The Head of the School, Professor Laishram Boeing Singh mentioned that the primary goal of this newly established School is to impart business and management knowledge in conjunction with the right skills, to empower individuals striving towards achieving tangible entrepreneurial goals and utilize the diverse ecosystem existing at IIT Guwahati.

The School of Business, the first of its kind in the region, currently has several faculty members associated with it, from various Departments of IITG, who represent the various functional areas of management, including, Project Management, Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Finance, Economics, Operations Management, Information Systems, and Strategic Management. Some of the unique expertise offered by the School include niche areas of Business Analytics, Human Resource Analytics, and Sustainable Finance. Finally, in the spirit of the continued commitment of IIT Guwahati towards the improvement of its geographical neighborhood, the School is expected to lend support to skill development and empowerment in the region, especially for small and women entrepreneurs.

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