The Vinod Gupta School of Management: Adding Quality to Education
Date: Sunday , February 26, 2017
The Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSoM), IIT Kharagpur, is a public business school located in Kharagpur, West Bengal. Built as a tribute to the IT billionaire Vinod Gupta, VGSoM was the first business school to be established in an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in 1993. It is an AICTE accredited institute proffering education in Master of Business Administration in various specializations and Doctor of Philosophy in Management. The Management Development Programme is developed for corporate professionals and is taught at Kolkata and Bhubaneswar campuses. The VGSoM curriculum is also inclusive of short term courses on ‘Intercultural Communication in Global Virtual Environment’, ‘HR Analytics’ and ‘Sustainable Development – from Principles to Implementation’. The highly experienced faculty teaching these courses has 200 books and 25 articles published to their names. The credibility of this institute has enticed the visiting of companies like Virtusa, IBM, Google and many more for placement.
VGSoM is also the establishing ground for the VGSoM E-Cell that facilitates live projects, Corporate Media and Interaction Cell, and Finterest, encouraging practical education, solution targeted thinking and hands on training to its students. The sprawling campus of IIT Kharagpur comprises of a highly functioning Central Library under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource and Development and comprises of 3.5 lakh documents in the form of journals, books and several others. It also houses several recreational grounds, hospital and guest houses and the student activities here include the Spring Fest, Cultural fests, clubs and committees.