Welcome to IISWBM – India's first Management Institute

  • Established on April 25, 1953
  • India's first Institute to offer Management Program
  • Over 1200 students

The Genesis

The Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Management (IISWBM), Kolkata was established through a resolution adopted by the Syndicate of the University of Calcutta on April 25, 1953.

Visionary Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, was the first President of the Board of Governors and Prof D.K Sanyal was the first Director of the Institute.

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, laid the foundation stone of IISWBM - India's first institute to introduce a program on management education.


To link an intellectual experience with the sense of social responsibilities with the purpose of marrying social welfare to business management.


Create managers for the borderless business world of tomorrow by imparting management education, developing managerial talent, and sharpening competitive managerial abilities.

Give students an inter-disciplinary training so that they may gain a holistic view of any organization.

To train students for activities relevant to the contemporary socio-economic activities of the country.


IISWBM is located amidst a prestigious academic ambience of College Square, in close proximity to the University of Calcutta, Presidency University, Calcutta Medical College and the All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health.


IISWBM has excellent infrastructure facilities in terms of a Central Library with over 52,000 books and over 200 foreign and Indian journals, Hostel Facilities for both men and women and multiple auditoria, seminar rooms and classrooms equipped with modern gadgets and technology.


The Institute takes pride in its faculty that consistently ranks highest amongst premier B-Schools in terms of their Intellectual Capital. The Faculty is dedicated to the development of its students and the Institute and regularly engages itself in research and consultancy work. Several faculty members have won several prestigious awards over the years.

Academic Programs

IISWBM offers a range of Research Programs, Degree Programs, Post Graduate Diplomas and Short Programs.

Most of these Programs are offered through prestigious affiliations. For instance, the Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Management and Post Graduate Diploma in Media Management are both affiliated to the University of Calcutta.

Further, the Advanced Diploma in Fire Safety Management is offered in affiliation with the West Bengal State Council of Technical Education.

The Institute has been able to establish its academic credential and therefore for the first time in its history has been granted by Calcutta University to offer the M.Phil. and Ph.D. Programs in Public Systems, Management and Social Welfare affiliated to the University of Calcutta. IISWBM is also the only institute outside the University departments to be allowed to do so.

Blend of Academics and Social Welfare

IISWBM was set up with the need to create professionals who could manage professional commercial organizations and business.

Further the name itself suggests that the founding fathers felt the need to blend business management with social welfare through academic excellence.

The focus at IISWBM has always been to create socially conscious professional managers.

The uniqueness of the Institute is that it is not just a management institute but one where emphasis is more on socially relevant programs, social welfare, and proper management of public utilities along with creation of strong domain knowledge in various areas of general management.


The faculty of the Institute takes up a number of research based consultancy work, particularly to develop industry-institute interaction and with Government bodies. The faculty regularly ranks very high for their intellectual capital in the different ranking surveys. The Institute also conducts Management Development Programs regularly.

Prestigious Alumni

Mr. L.N. Mittal, Chairman and C.E.O - Arcelor Mittal, Mr. Bhaskar Das, Executive Director - Times of India, Mr. Sudhir Jalan, President AIMA Former and President of FICCI, Mr. C.V. Chandrasekharan, Former MD - Balmer Lawrie Group, Late Prof. Sumantra Ghosal of London Business School, Mr Arindam Sil - Film Director, Mr Debaditya Chaudhury - Owner of Oudh 1590 and Chowman, Mr Umesh Hota - Executive Vice President - HR,CSR and Admin - KCB India Limited, Mr Satyaki Ghosh, CEO - Domestic textiles, Aditya Birla Group, Mr Shantanu Banerjee - CHRO Bandhan Bank, Mr Dhruba Mukherjee, CEO - ABP Private Ltd, Mr Samit Chakrabarti - Executive Director, Cantor, Mr Abhijan Nandy - MD and CEO, Allindia Technologies Ltd, Mr Pramit Sen, CHRO - National Securities Depository Ltd (NSDL), Mr Nisith Chaturvedi - Chief of HR and Admin, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), Ms Ritu Lohia-President, Jupiter Wagons, Mr Suman Bhattacharya - Program Director, Piramal Foundation, Ms Pooja Panja, Councillor, Kolkata Municipal Corporation, Ms Shikha Gupta, Director-HR & DEI, India and South Asia, Schneider Electric, Mr Srirang T K, Group CHRO, ICICI Bank are some of our distinguished alumni.


IISWBM is supported by some of the most acclaimed organisations like the Ministry of Scientific and Cultural Affairs: Government of India, All India Board of Technical Studies in Management: Ministry of Education, Government of West Bengal, Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Indian Chamber of Commerce, Bharat Chamber of Commerce and Bengal National Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Calcutta University.

Prof. (Dr.) Sujit K Basu, President, Former Vice Chancellor Visva Bharati University, is the present President of the Board of Governors and Sri Dipankar Das Gupta, former Chairman of the Public Service Commission, is the Director.

The Institute has always envisaged taking up programs that have an impact on socio-economic development and public welfare, programs that will help educating and training with knowledge and skills to understand social issues and concerns and thereby will contribute to good governance, spirit of service, culture of public – private partnership bringing an impact on civil society for public good and welfare.

The Institute’s rich tradition, ability to combine time-honored values with state-of-the-art technology constitutes its strength and makes it unique.