Director's Message

Hello, and welcome to IISWBM,

IISWBM, the first management institute of India was established by Dr. B.C. Roy, the then Chief Minister of West Bengal as its Founder-President and Prof. D.K. Sanyal as the first Director. The Institute has successfully completed its Diamond Jubilee Year, signifying eventful journey in management education in India for more than 60 years and is known for introducing and successfully conducting socially relevant and innovative management programs. The Institute boasts of alumni in several prestigious organizations both in India and abroad. The alumni are respected for their knowledge, commitment, loyalty and ethical values in this fast changing world. The management guru Prof. Sumantra Ghosal, the icon industrialist Mr. Sudhir Jalan, Dr. Partho Chattopadhyay-Hon’ble MIC, Govt. of West Bengal are among our distinguished alumni alongside the bandwagon of many other captains of industry.

Silencing ideas or basking in intellectual orthodoxy independent of facts and evidence impedes our access to new and better ideas. We live in a time when knowledge is ever more vital to our societies and economies, in a world of rapidly circulating capital and people and of revolutionary communication technologies. Knowledge is replacing other resources as the main driver of economic growth, and education has increasingly become the foundation for individual prosperity and social mobility. Let us recall the great Indian thinker A P J Abdul Kalam who feels that “Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.” Yes, it is our roles and responsibilities to coordinate and orchestrate into various task efficient roles for the purpose of achieving goals with all of YOU.

YOU only can make this Institution great. So whether you are a prospective student, current student, former student, professor, researcher, staff member, parent, neighbour or visitor, your interest and enthusiasm are valued and appreciated.
The great qualities that YOU must work towards are, think differently and invent, travel the unexplored path, discover the impossible to conquer the problems and succeed.

Please do not forget the great quote “Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work.”

May the almighty shower choicest blessings on YOU for greener pastures in all future endeavors.

Mentorly yours.

Prof. (Dr.) Soma Bandyopadhyay