IIT Kharagpur, the oldest, the largest and the most diversified of all the IITs, is currently rated as the best among them. It has a vast reservoir of knowledge and expertise in the highest realm of learning in science, engineering and technology. All these are available to VGSoM students in the form of elective and audit courses.
The high quality, two-year full-time residential Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme offered by this B-school strikes an innovative balance between theory and practice of management. This programme provides for eight weeks of summer training in industry. The four semesters of course work impart a sound knowledge and skills base, in the functional disciplines of management as well as the technological tools of business in the information age.
The friendly atmosphere, the small class groups and the informal interaction of students and faculty create a unique learning experience that generates both breadth and depth to the personalized learning process. There exists a long standing tie-up with the Peter Kiewit Institute, University of Nebraska and College of Business Administration, Creighton University for exchange of students and faculty, and a recent sibling-school Affiliation Agreement has been signed with the University of Nebraska, Omaha, USA to promote contact and collaboration between faculty, staff and students, to carry out joint research programmes, and exchange experiences in education and research. With this, the outgoing students are confident of having had the best of management education.
In the recent past, the school has grown significantly in strength with the infrastructure, the computer laboratory and the core faculty strength all being doubled to meet the planned increase in the intake of students from 85 to 120. Also, a five-year dual degree course in Engineering (B.Tech) and Management (MBA) with admission through the JEE has been put in place. Very shortly, foreign students will be admitted, thereby facilitating cross-cultural experiences among our student community.
New vistas of management education have been opened up with programme for defence personnel, 3 years post graduate MBA degree course for working executives, and the establishment of a Research and Case Development Cell. We constantly endeavour to use these advantages and build a strong foundation so that in the years to come we can be proud of our alumni as the pillars on which the future shape and structure of our school was built.
At VGSoM, we are ever receptive to ideas and build on them and implement them in a manner of excellence. We at VGSoM, IIT Kharagpur believe in forging a fruitful, long-term relationship with the business world as well as our students.