Know all about VGSoM IIT Kharagpur
CoolAvenues Newswire | April 11,2014 06:09 pm IST
Vinod Gupta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur is the first and the largest B-School in the IIT fraternity. It was established in 1993 on the lines of MIT-Sloan School of Management with a mission to develop outstanding management professionals and technology driven future Industry Leaders.
It is one of the best Business Schools in the country with a rich and diverse mix of people.
Sit back and relax as you go through the vitals that hold VGSoM together:-
1. The mammoth campus
The IIT Kharagpur campus is a place like no other where nature meets history in providing a nurturing learning environment that fosters education and research. The campus has been built with an aim to provide intellectual fulfillment and also maintaining harmony with the cosmic rhythm.
In addition to the basic amenities like Library and Gymkhana, the institute also provides various support facilities like completely Wi-fi enabled campus, Banking and Postal services, Sports facilities etc. to help students pursue their over-all development along with studies and research without any hindrance. The facilities are centrally located for all the students within the IIT system and are open beyond the normal working hours. All the central facilities are well equipped with the necessary infrastructure and headed by a competent senior administrative staff.
2. The gurus
The School has highly qualified faculty members in the areas of finance, economics, operations and production management, marketing, computer information systems, strategic management and international management. In addition, faculty resources from other departments of the Institute are normally drawn upon for particular specializations.
Distinguished visiting scholars and speakers from industry are invited to address the students. The faculty of the school is engaged not only in teaching MBA and doctoral programmes, but also in research and consultancy projects, as well as developing and offering short-term courses for practicing executives (MDPs).
3. Return on investment
VGSoM offers between 50 per cent and 100 per cent fee waivers to 30 per cent students of each batch. This will be need-based and will be calculated on the basis of a student’s family income, among other benchmarks.
With a low fee structure to begin with, this b-school is one of a kind when it comes to providing value for money and is arguably one of the country’s most economical MBA institute considering the over-compensating and ever-increasing placements scene.
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4. Short Term Courses and Industry Liaison
The School offers short duration programmes for practising managers in various functional areas. The purpose of such programmes is to provide an opportunity to executives to update their knowledge in their fields of expertise and also to help them acquire the knowledge, skills and attitude required to function in other areas where they may not have had any previous exposure.
Management development programmes (MDPs) are offered at Kharagpur and in other cities in India. Specially customized programmes are also offered on request from specific organizations. Faculty members gain valuable experience through teaching in such MDPs, which is then used to enhance the quality of teaching in the MBA Programme. The annual industry-academia linkage programme- entre’pact is another major event.
VGSOM saw the unveiling of its state-of-the-art Bloomberg terminal this year. This would help analyzing real-time finance databases, market data and facilitate people place trades in the trading market. The college conducts free workshops for the students of VGSoM.
It also provides students with professional training in various tools such as R, SPSS and various other platforms so that the students are industry ready and well equipped with knowledge.
Vinculum, the annual day celebrations of VGSoM, is a unique initiative in which the whole VGSOM family comes together to celebrate the spirit of collaboration and the essence of being a VGSoMite
This one-day event consists of a multitude of events ranging from marathons to quizzes. The open IIT marathon with enthusiastic participation from the faculty members including the erstwhile dean of VGSoM, Prof. K Kguin along with the cheerful students comprising undergraduates, postgraduates and research scholars, is a highlight. This is generally followed by a Treasure Hunt for the VGSOM students which witnesses deluging participation.
Later in the day, there is a Faculty-Student cricket match followed by a massive inter departmental quiz contest with over20 departments of IIT Kharagpur participating for the coveted trophy.
Vaarta is a rolling Guest Lecture series conducted by the Corporate and Media Interaction Cell (CMI), VGSoM. Eminent guests and dignitaries from different walks of life visit the campus to share their knowledge and experience with the students. It provides a platform for the students to interact with the guests, learn about the new developments in the different markets and compliments the classroom teaching.
There is an annual HR summit called ‘The Talk’ and a Marketing summit ‘Marque’ that are conducted by the CMI along with the regular course of guest lectures.