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In Spotlight: MBA in Kolkata

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Kolkata is counted amongst the major education hubs in India. Kolkata houses 12 Universities and numerous colleges affiliated to them or to other universities located outside. The main universities of Kolkata are University of Calcutta, Jadavpur University and Vishvabharati University.

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In terms of management education, Kolkata can be considered as the pioneer as the first institute in India to offer an MBA degree of any Indian university was set up here. The Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Management (IISWBM) was established in 1953.

 

Also, the first IIM of the country was established in this city. IIM Calcutta has produced leading business minds in the nation like Indra Nooyi, Chairman, Pepsi Co.

 

If you want to pursue MBA in Kolkata then below is the list some of the best B schools in Kolkata:

 

IIM-C- The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC), one of the best B school in India, was established as the first national institute for Post-Graduate studies and Research in Management by the Government of India in November 1961 in collaboration with Alfred P. Sloan School of Management (MIT), the Government of West Bengal, The Ford Foundation and Indian industry. If you want to do MBA in Kolkata then it’s the best option available.

 

IISWBM- The Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Management (IISWBM) ,one of the leading B school in Kolkata, was the first institute in India to offer an MBA degree of any Indian university (XLRI, the oldest management institute in India, did not offer MBA degrees ever since its inception). It was established in 1953. 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.

 

If you want to pursue MBA in Kolkata then IISWBM is one option you want to look at.

 

IIFT, Kolkata- The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) was set up in 1963 by the Government of India as an autonomous organization to help professionalize the country's foreign trade management and increase exports by developing human resources; generating, analyzing and disseminating data; and conducting research. Today it is one of India's most prestigious business schools. If you want to pursue MBA in kolkata then IIFT, Kolkata is one option you want to look at.


Apart from these, the other notable B schools in Kolkata are ISB Kolkata, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Eastern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management, IBK Kolkata, Heritage Institute of Technology, IILM Business School, Institute of Business Management & Research, Institute of Management Study, Institute of Engineering and Management, Future Innoversity, to name a few.

 

Pursuing MBA in Kolkata offers many benefits to the aspirants who are studying in the B schools in and around the city. Among all the metropolitan cities, Kolkata has the lowest cost of living which attracts people from other states to settle in the city. This has made Kolkata a true cosmopolitan city. It has also increased the rush of MBA aspirants to B schools in Kolkata.

 

Other advantages of Pursuing MBA in Kolkata, is the main business, commercial and financial hub of eastern India and the north eastern states. Kolkata also has Calcutta Stock Exchange, India’s second largest stock exchange.

 

B schools in Kolkata have played a vital part in the growth by proving quality human resources to the industries present in the city The major industries in Kolkata include IT, Infrastructure, FMCG etc. Kolkata is home to many industrial units operated by large Indian corporations with products ranging from electronics to jute.

 

Some notable companies headquartered in Kolkata include ITC Limited, India Government Mint, Haldia Petrochemicals, Exide Industries, Hindustan Motors, Britannia Industries, Bata India, Birla Corporation, CESC Limited, RPG Group, Bengal Ambuja, Philips India, Eveready Battery, Coal India Limited, Damodar Valley Corporation, PwC India, Peerless Group, United Bank of India, UCO Bank and Allahabad Bank.

 

IT Sector: As in many other Indian cities, information technology became a major growing sector in Kolkata since late 1990s, with the IT sector growing at 70 per cent yearly — twice that of the national average. The major players of the IT Sector in Kolkata are Infosys Technologies Limited, Satyam Computer Services Limited, HCL Technologies Limited, L&T Infotech Limited, NIIT Technologies Limited, i-Gate Global Solutions Limited, etc. Salt Lake Sector V is the hub of the IT sector in Kolkata.

 

Infrastructure: In recent years, huge investments are made in the housing infrastructure sector with several new projects coming up led by companies like DLF Limited and Unitech Group.

 

FMCG - Hindustan Unilever LTD, Nestle India LTD, ITC India, Reckitt Benckiser India LTD, Agro Tech Foods LTD, Tata Chemicals LTD, Dabur India LTD Factory and many more.

 

Consulting firms: Aon Consulting, Deloitte Consulting, Ernst & Young, Frost & Sullivan, Hewitt Associates, SAP Consulting, Tata Consultancy Services, Wipro Technologies, to name a few.

 

Telecom: Vodafone, Airtel, Reliance Communications, Uninor, Idea Cellular, Aircel, Tata DoCoMo, Tata Indicom, Virgin Mobile and MTS India.

 

Health Sector: Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals Ltd, Dum Dum Medical Centre, The Calcutta Medical Research Institute, Renaissance Hospital Private Limited, etc.

 

Media: The Economic Times, The Financial Express, Times of India, The Telegraph, Business Line and Business Standard are the English Dailies which have their publications from Kolkata.

 

Bengali 24-hour television news channels include STAR Ananda, Tara Newz, Kolkata TV, 24 Ghanta, Ne Bangla, News Time and Channel 10.

 

Bengali newspapers like Anandabazar Patrika, Bartaman, Sangbad Pratidin, Jago Bangla, Aajkaal, Dainik Statesman and Ganashakti are widely circulated.

 

Kolkata also hosts Tollywood, the Bengali film industry, which is the biggest in Eastern India and also contributes in the Indian Film Industry through several national award winning movies.

 

B schools in Kolkata have tremendously benefited from the industries growing nearby.
Transport: The Kolkata Metro, run by the Indian Railways, is the oldest underground system in India since 1984. Buses are the preferred mode of transport and are run by both government agencies and private operators. Kolkata is India's only city to have a tram network, operated by Calcutta Tramways Company.

 

Kolkata will never cease to entertain the people over there. The city has also been nicknamed as the City of Palaces. This comes from the numerous palatial mansions built all over the city. One can move around and relax as there are a number of tourist spots and beautiful monuments situated in Kolkata

 

Some of the beautiful sight seeing places are the Victoria Memorial, The Indian Museum, Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, Science City , Marble Palace, Netaji Bhawan, The National Library of India to name a few.

 

Kolkata also exhibits the element of art and culture through numerous Theatres, Art galleries like Nandan, Shishir Mancha, Star Theatre to name a few.

List of B School

  • BENGAL INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS STUDIES, KOLKATA

    Location: Kolkata

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  • INDIAN INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN TRADE (IIFT), KOLKATA

    Location: Kolkata

    Contact No.: 033-2357 2854

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    Address: J-1/14 (7th-9th Floor), EP & GP Block, Sector-V, Salt Lake City, Kolkata 700091

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    The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) was set up in 1963 by the Government of India as an autonomous organisation to help professionalise the country`s foreign trade management and increase exports by developing human resources; generating, analysing and disseminating data; and conducting research. Today it is one of India`s most prestigious business schools.
  • INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, CALCUTTA

    Location: Kolkata

    Contact No.: +91-33-2467-8300/8301/8302/8303/8304/8305/8306/8312/8313/6212/1761/1766/9189 2453-2676/3451

    Email ID: pgpchairman@iimcal.ac.in

    Address: Diamond Harbour Road, Joka, Kolkata (Calcutta) – 700104, West Bengal.

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    The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) was established as the first national institute for Post-Graduate studies and Research in Management by the Government of India in November 1961 in collaboration with Alfred P. Sloan School of Management (MIT), the Government of West Bengal, The Ford Foundation and Indian industry. During its initial years, several prominent faculty formed part of its nucleus, including Jagdish Sheth, J. K. Sengupta, among others.

    Over the years, IIMC has grown into a mature institution with global reputation, imparting high quality management education. It has been playing a pioneering role in professionalising Indian management through its Post Graduate and Doctoral level programs, Executive Training Programs, Research and Consulting Activities.

    Today, the institute serves as an autonomous body, continually evolving to meet its goals in an ever-changing business environment.

    The vision of the Institute is to emerge as an International Centre of Excellence in all facets of Management Education, rooted in Indian ethos and societal values. Over the past four decades, IIM Calcutta has blossomed into one of Asias finest Business Schools. Its strong ties to the business community make it an effective mechanism for the promotion of professional management practices in Indian organizations. Today, IIM Calcutta attracts the best talent in India - a melting pot of academia, industry and research. The best and brightest young men and women pursue its academic programs.

    The residential experience is a foundation of the IIMC culture, which includes teamwork and the building of lifelong relationships. Students and partners live on or near campus, making social events and shared activities a way of life.

    From our core curriculum of general management skills to advanced electives and seminars, our students have exceptional access to a preeminent faculty of thought leaders, all of whom teach in the MBA program.
    To our students, we offer intellectual depth, abundant resources, and individual attention. To our alumni, we provide a lifelong connection to excellence. To the world, we have a commitment to ethical and responsible leadership.

  • INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL WELFARE & BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (IISWBM), KOLKATA

    Location: Kolkata

    Contact No.: 91- 33 - 2241 3975

    Email ID: iiswbm@iiswbm.edu

    Address: India Management House, College Square West Kolkata-700 073

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    The Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Management (IISWBM) was the first institute in India to offer an MBA degree of any Indian university (XLRI, the oldest management institute in India, did not offer MBA degrees ever since its inception). It was established in 1953. 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 commemorative stamp on IISWBM to celebrate the event. Till date, no other management institute in India so far has been accorded this honour.
  • INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE, KOLKATA

    Location: Kolkata

    Contact No.: 033-66252045 / 46

    Email ID: info@imi-k.in, rohini.murarka@rpg.in

    Address: 70, Diamond Harbour Road, Dhanasree Towers (Front Block, 2nd Floor), Kolkata - 700023

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    International Management Institute, Kolkata (IMI-K) is a world-class institute for post graduate management education and research. IMI Kolkata is a member of IMI Family with IMI Delhi ranked 14 by Business World, June 28, 2010.
    IMI Kolkata aims at shaping and honing young brilliant minds to lead national and global organizations. The Institute inspires to acquire thought leadership position in a number of specialized areas by establishing Centres of Excellence for advanced research and consultancy. The Learning Resource Centre has been created as a specialized training centre to make academics and field-work based research an integral part of the Institute. The Management Development Programme Division is established to contribute more effectively to the professional development of managers and administrators.
  • MDI Murshidabad

    Location: West Bengal - Other

    Contact No.: Dr. Soma Dey (+919635728796)/ Dr. Sunil Giri (+919903952701)

    Email ID: admissions@mdim.ac.in

    Address: Jangipur, Post-Raghunathganj, District-Murshidabad, West Bengal.

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    Management Development Institute (MDI), one of India`s premier B-schools, promoted by IFCI, has launched its Murshidabad campus. The foundation stone for the institute was laid on 31st October, 2010 by Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the then Hon`ble Union Minister of Finance, Government of India at Jangipur, District Murshidabad, West Bengal.

    Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon was set up in 1973 by IFCI, for the development of management education, as a part of its mandate in augmenting creative capacities of the nation. Today MDI Gurgaon is synonymous with world class education and is widely recognized as a premier management institute. With IFCI as the promoting institution, MDI renews its commitment towards making quality management education accessible to one and all, with the setting up of the campus at Murshidabad. The campus will nurture & promote local talent and enterprise. MDI Murshidabad (MDIM) would seek to align local aspirations with up-to-date knowledge and technologies.