Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management

The Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, located at Management House, College Square West, Kolkata-700073, was the first management institute in India and was established in 1953. It was established in 1953 and is claimed that IISWBM is the first B-School of India.


However, it should be noted that the claim of IISWBM being the first management institute in India is disputed as the Xavier's Labour Relations Institute XLRI [] was established in 1949 at Jamshedpur by the Jesuit Society. Similarly Sir Dorabji Tata School of Social Work, Bombay was founded in 1936.

Proponents have argued that XLRI Jamshedpur and similarly Sir Dorabji Tata School of Social Work, Bombay offered courses in Labour Relations and Social Work respectively; and hence their claim to be the first business school is not valid. In this context, it must be mentioned that IISWBM also did not offer a course in Business Management till about 1968. The first course on offer was the "Diploma in Social Welfare (DSW)" and it was offered regularly till 2003 whence due to declining popularity of the course it was stopped and a new course "Masters in Human Resource Management (MHRM)" was introduced in its place


On July 5 1954,Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, Chief Minister of West Bengal and Founder – President of the Institute inaugurated the first Business Management Course in India.Dr. Jehangir Gandhy,Chairman , All India Board of Technical Studies in Management ,Union Ministry of Education ,who could not be present at the inaugural ceremony sent a message saying "I am glad that the All India Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management is inaugurating today Business Management Course for the first time in India for the benefit of junior Business executives".

IISWBM was set up in collaboration with the Government of West Bengal, the University of Calcutta and the Business Community of West Bengal to promote management education. The University of Calcutta affiliated the MBA program of the Institute for 50 years. The affiliation, which was supposed to end in 2003 is still renewed on a year by year basis by the University

The institute celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2003 and the Government Of India released a stamp on IISWBM to celebrate the event; no other Management Institute in India so far has been accorded this honour.

Courses on Offer

The Institute offers the following courses:
* Masters in Business Management (MBA)
* Masters of Human Resource Management (MHRM)
* Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Systems Management with specialization in Environment Management, Energy Management, Hospital Management and Transport and Logistics Management
* Post-Graduate Diploma in Bio Informatics in association with ECIL
* Post-Graduate Diploma in IPR in association with FICCI
* Post-Graduate Diploma in Sports management

The institute also offers evening courses in:
* Post-graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM)
* Post-graduate Diploma in HR MManagement (PGDHRM)

The MBA (both Day and Evening Programme) and the MHRM Programme are affiliated to the University of Calcutta. The other courses are offered by the institute as PG-Diploma courses.

IISWBM has been a pioneer and innovator in the field of management education in India. It has successfully envisioned future developments in management and also contributed in the social sector. The Institute also publishes a management journal called "Survey".

The Sports Management Department is now called the Naval Tata Centre of Excellence in Sports Management in memory of one of the most distinguished Industrialist and Sports Administrator of India. The Sports Management course is the only one of its kind in India. All the batches have obtained suitable placements and the department has decided to provide a winter internship each year

IISWBM and Pantaloons (PRIL) have entered into a JV to introduce a 2 year programme on Retail Management. This course will involve 15 months of classroom teaching followed by 9 months of practical exposure at PRIL stores.

External links

* [ Naval Tata Centre of Excellence in Sports Management]

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