Set up as the first school of management within the IIT system in 1993 at a time when India had just opened its doors to economic liberalization, Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSoM) was established with an aim to develop managers with a strong technological background who would lead tomorrow’s corporate behemoths on the path of success.
The concept was to start a business school along the lines of Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, that is, a business school within a renowned technical institute. The School of Management was founded by a distinguished alumnus & a life time Fellow of the Institute, Mr. Vinod Gupta (B. Tech. 1967), the former CEO and Chairman of InfoGROUP (previously known as InfoUSA) whose generous endowment of 2 Million US Dollars was matched by liberal support from the Government of India.