Why MBA
at SOB IITG?

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) at IIT Guwahati is a two-year (four semesters) residential programme. The programme, which is holistic in nature, comprises of classroom teaching, case studies, projects and internship in the industry. The goal of the programme is to provide an overall well-rounded learning experience for the students. The specific thrust of the programme would be to impart training to enable the connect between the technical experts and corporate leadership, who make business decisions. The ability to understand both the technical and business sides of the equation has a great impact on making decisions towards creating invaluable asset for a corporation in a highly competitive and ever evolving marketplace.

The MBA degree is expected to augment the analytical expertise, by providing a keen understanding of the fundamentals of business, such as economics, accounting, finance, organisational development and strategic development. The MBA programme will not only have required courses, but also provide students with plethora of focused electives from other academic. The programme also gives enough flexibility to the students to gain expertise in selected areas of general management and applied management areas through extensive project works.

Programmes We Offer

The School of Business at IIT Guwahati offer the following three programmes:

  1. Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  2. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
  3. Minor Programme in Management for B.Tech. and B.Des. students

MBA (2022-2024 Batch) Programme

Announcement : The result of the Selection Process Stage - 1


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The shortlisted candidates shall be interviewed ONLINE during 23-26 March 2022.
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The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati has completed 25 years of glorious existence, during which it has earned for itself a place of leadership in academia within the country, along with achieving global visibility. Today IIT Guwahati ranks among the top ten academic institutes in the NIRF rankings and has consistently appeared in the Top 500 in QS World rankings. At IIT Guwahati, we are committed to the creation of an environment of nurturing new ideas and innovations, as well as driving excellence in our students. In our effort towards contributing to the development of the nation and improving the lives of our fellow citizens, we pursue a strategy of encouraging creativity and leadership in our students.

IIT Guwahati has been transforming from being an institution offering traditional streams of engineering, science, and humanities, to creating a holistic and multi-disciplinary educational setup in an optimal learning environment. Aligned with the focus placed on Higher Education Institutes, in NEP 2020, IIT Guwahati is committed to the promotion of high-quality multidisciplinary and inter-disciplinary teaching and research, across a spectrum of areas.

With this goal in mind, IIT Guwahati has established the “School of Business” to promote and contribute to the subjects of management, and entrepreneurship amongst other emerging subjects.

The flagship programme of the School is the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) which will encompass the nuances of a traditional MBA programme, in conjunction with a plethora of electives from various areas of business, including design management, finance, human resources management and marketing. The School will also have a Ph.D. programme with the goal of creating the academic and professional leaders of tomorrow, both in teaching and research. The programme will strive to be a preferred destination for individuals seeking to achieve their intellectual potential and conducting cutting edge research. The School, in the near future, will commence a Minor programme in Business for the B.Tech. majors, offering opportunities for development of techno-entrepreneurial outlook and vision. IIT Guwahati being the nodal centre for learning in the north-eastern region, the establishment of this School will go a long way in lending support to skill development and empowerment of entrepreneurs of the region, especially small and women entrepreneurs.

Finally, we seek to create an ecosystem, where learners from diverse background can strive and acquire expertise in business management skills, while also creating an opportunity for our skilled manpower to translate their ideas into tangible business solutions. The driving philosophy of this endeavour would be “Create job-creators, instead of job-seekers”.


Professor Dr. T.G.Sitharam

Welcome to the School of Business at IIT Guwahati.

The School of Business at IIT Guwahati is one of the academic units of the Institute that has been established with the objective of creating next generation of business decision makers advancing the spirit of creativity, sustainability, and self-reliance by leveraging the eco-system of research, teaching, consultancy and industry-academia collaborations within IIT Guwahati.

The School of Business has drawn inspiration from the reputation of IIT Guwahati as a place of innovation, technology and intense entrepreneurial activities that sprout from the traditional departments and unique schools of IITG. Advancing this passion, the MBA programme at the School of Business is being structured to provide the students with focused electives from other academic fields such as Data Analytics, Energy Economics, Infrastructure Planning and Management, Product Design, Modelling and Simulation, Design Management, and Infrastructure Finance, besides the strong emphasis being given to the industry-relevant curriculum in the current data-centric business environment.

The School of Business draws faculty members from other allied departments and schools of IIT Guwahati besides the faculty members representing the various functional areas of management. This provides the opportunity to pursue research in applied areas besides research in the various functional areas of management. Taking advantage of this, the MBA curriculum has a significant research component in order to enable the students to take advantage of the current ecosystem to transform themselves their scientific and technological principles into business principles. Furthermore, taking cognizance of being the gateway institution within the North Eastern region, the School is committed through its PhD programme to pursue research in several multidisciplinary areas of business and technology-oriented themes that extend beyond national boundary to south east Asian countries.

We have started our journey in this competitive world of business education with the School of Business and we are committed to scale new heights in line with the ethos of IIT Guwahati.

I would once again welcome you to the School of Business.


Professor Laishram Boeing Singh

1. Prof. Dr. T. G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati
2. Prof. Sashindra K. Kakoty, Deputy Director, IIT Guwahati
3. Padmashri Dr. Prahalada Rama Rao, Former Director, DRDO
4. Prof. Anil Gupta, Former Professor, IIM Ahmedabad
5. Prof. N. Viswanadham, Emeritus Professor and INSA Senior Scientist, IISc Bangalore
6. Prof. I. M. Pandey, Former Professor, IIM Ahmedabad
7. Prof. M. R. Dixit, Former Professor, IIM Ahmedabad

Vision
The vision of the School is to become a world-renowned platform for creation and dissemination of business management knowledge by integrating, teaching, training and research.
Mission
To excel in nurturing the spirit of creativity, sustainability, and self-reliance amongst the next generation business decision makers by leveraging the eco-system of research, teaching, consultancy, and industry-academic collaborations within IIT Guwahati.
Values
Integrity, Academic Excellence, Creativity and Innovation.
Philosophy of MBA @ School of Business

Providing a techno-entrepreneurial ecosystem as part of the multi-disciplinary education is the need of the hour, and the MBA programme at the School of Business, is an initiative in this direction.

The MBA programme being offered at School of Business has nuances of regular MBA programme along with a plethora of focused electives from other academic fields, including design management, infrastructure finance, human resources and marketing.

Provision of such an avenue will result in creating an ecosystem where students with different background can equip themselves with business management expertise and expand their skill sets. This will, in fact, create an opportunity for the highly skilled manpower to transform their skills into business principles. Finally, the mantra of the School is to create job-creators, instead of being job-seekers.

MBA Programme

The MBA programme being offered at School of Business is a two-year programme. The first year of the programme will cover a gamut of topics in the broader area of Management Science. The second year of the programme is more holistic and includes electives from several verticals and extensive project work under the supervisor of the School faculty members. In addition, there an intervening summer internship between the first and the second year.

Detailed Course Structure

Tentative schedule for admission to 2022-2023 session of the MBA programme:

  • Commencement of online applications: Date after the announcement of CAT 2021 results.
  • Application Submission Extended till: February 11, 2022 (5 pm)
  • Shortlisting of applications for the Personal Interview (PI): Third Week of March 2022
  • Dates for Personal Interview: 23rd to 26th March 2022
  • List of Selected Candidates: Tentatively by First Week of May 2022.

The prospective candidates applying to the MBA Programme at the School of Business at IIT Guwahati must satisfy the following criteria:

  • A valid score in the Common Admissions Test (CAT).
  • A Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree with at least 60% marks or a minimum CPI or CGPA of 6.0 out of 10.
    For SC/ST/PwD candidates, a relaxation of 5% in marks (i.e., minimum 55%) or equivalent in CGPA (i.e., minimum 5.50 on a 10-point scale) is permissible.
  • For SC/ST/PwD candidates, a relaxation of 5% in marks (i.e., minimum 55%) or equivalent in CGPA (i.e., minimum 5.50 on a 10-point scale) is permissible.
  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree from the universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of Education, Government of India. The bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent.
  • Applicants in the final year of their graduation are also eligible to apply. If selected, their admission will be provisional and is subject to them fulfilling the required eligibility criteria by October of that academic year.

Reservations as per the Government of India rules will be followed.

The selection of candidates to the MBA programme at School of Business at IIT Guwahati will be open to those applicants who have qualified the Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by IIMs every year.

The prospective candidates have to apply for the MBA programme to the School of Business separately and IIMs do not have any role in selection of candidates to the MBA programme by the School of Business.

The selection process for the MBA programme comprises of two stages – Stage I and Stage II. In Stage I, the eligible candidates as per the eligibility criteria mentioned below will be shortlisted for Personal Interview from amongst the candidates who have applied to the MBA programme. The composite score for shortlisting the candidates will be based on the following parameter:

Parameter
Weightage
Performance in CAT
70%
Gender Diversity
10%
Work Experience
7%
Performance in Class XII (or Equivalent)
5%
Performance in Graduation Degree
5%
Performance in Postgraduation Degree
3%

In Stage II, the final list of candidates who will be admitted to MBA programme will be finalised based on the candidate’s composite score. The composite score for merit list will be calculated based on the following parameters

Parameter
Weightage
Performance in CAT
40%
Performance in Personal Interview
40%
Work Experience
10%
Performance in Graduation Degree
10%

Reservation Policy

School of Business at IIT Guwahati strictly follows the Government of India’s Policy on reservation.
Applicants are advised to check their emails regularly and visit the website for updates on admission related activities.

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FAQ 01: What are the degrees offered by the School of Business, IIT Guwahati?

The School of Business, IIT Guwahati, will be offering the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programme commencing in July 2022 (Academic Year 2022-23).

FAQ 02: Will there be sectional cut-offs for the MBA programme?

A general, as well as a sectional cut-off will be applicable for the July 2022 admissions to the MBA programme.

FAQ 03: Is it a general management programme or will specializations be offered?

The MBA programme is general and have common courses in the first year. The second year will have the option of taking specialized/domain courses. In addition, there will be project work in both the semesters of the second year to give greater opportunity of research experience.

FAQ 04: Are there scholarships/financial aid for students enrolled in the MBA programme?

IIT Guwahati has provisions for financial assistance to students, the details of which can be accessed here: Financial Assistance

FAQ 05: What are the help extended by IIT Guwahati, in extending educational loans to students admitted to the MBA programme?

IIT Guwahati Campus houses branches of State Bank of India, Canara Bank and ICICI Bank, would be able to help with educational loans.

FAQ 06: Is work experience required for admission to the MBA programme?

The MBA programme is accessible to eligible applicants, with or without work experience.

Faculty
Prof. Laishram Boeing Singh
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, and Head, School of Business
Area

Project Management

Contact Details

boeing@iitg.ac.in, T: +91-361-2582433

Laishram Boeing Singh is a Professor with research interest in various domains of infrastructure financing and project management. He has wide professional experience varying from construction industry to investment banking, dealing with project management and project finance aspects

Prof. Nachiketa Tripathi
Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Adjunct Faculty, School of Business
Area

Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

Contact Details

nachi@iitg.ac.in, T: +91 361 2582556

Professor Tripathi received his doctorate in Social Psychology from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. Currently Prof. Tripathi is working as a Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, where he teaches courses in the areas of Organizational Behaviour (OB) and Human Resource Management (HRM). He has over 25 years of teaching and research experience. Prof. Tripathi started his academic career with Management Training and Consultancy Organization, Centre for Organization Development, Hyderabad, and then shifted to Business School to teach students of MBA programme. Since 1998, he has been with the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati teaching courses in the areas of OB, HRM, and Social Psychology to B.Tech, and Ph.D. students.

Prof. Tripathi has supervised seven Ph.D. students on different topics in OB and HR, including topics like Influence Strategies, Strategic HRM, Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management, Stress, Empowering Leadership, Diversity and Creativity. His students have gone to secure academic positions in the country's leading management institutions, including IIMs. Prof. Tripathi has also supervised several Masters dissertations, apart from co-supervising B.Tech. and M.Tech. dissertations, which have resulted in publications.

Prof. Tripathi has published extensively in high ranking journals, such as Management Research Review, Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, Journal of Advances in Management Research, VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management, Journal of Indian Business Research, Frontiers in Psychology, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology to name a few. He has also presented his work in various academic conferences, such as Academy of International Business, American Psychological Association Convention, European Psychological Conference, International Congress of Psychology, and International Congress of Applied Psychology.

Prof. Tripathi held the prestigious Burns Endowment Fellowship at the Dhillon School of Business, University of Lethbridge, AB, Canada, in 2015.

Prof. Tripathi serves on the editorial board of Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, South Asian Journal of HRM, and Psychological Studies.


Prof. Siddhartha Pratim Chakrabarty
Professor, Department of Mathematics, and Adjunct Faculty, School of Business
Area

Finance

Contact Details

pratim@iitg.ac.in, T: +91-361-2582606

Siddhartha Pratim Chakrabarty is a Professor in the area of finance. His research interest and expertise includes portfolio theory, financial risk management, sustainable finance and computational finance. His research focus is on quantitative methods like statistics, mathematics and computing, to address questions arising at the interface of portfolio theory, risk management and sustainable finance. His recent papers include topics on commodity prices, pricing of financial derivatives, robust portfolio optimization, financial risk management and carbon transition risk. He has nearly fifteen years of experience in the teaching of courses in finance to both undergraduate and postgraduate students at IIT Guwahati and he has offered two MOOC courses in the areas of mathematical finance and mathematical portfolio theory. His B.Tech. Project advisees have gone on to secure prestigious positions in the finance sector, both in India and overseas, including Goldman Sachs, Royal Bank of Scotland, Morgan Stanley, Citadel, J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Wells Fargo and American Express. He is also a recipient of the Scholarship Scheme for Faculty Members from Academic Institutions-2020 by the Reserve Bank of India, 2020.

Prof. Rajshree Bedamatta
Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Associate Faculty, School of Business
Area

Economics

Contact Details

rajshree@iitg.ac.in, T: +91 361 2582570

Rajshree Bedamatta is Professor of Economics & Development Studies at the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. She joined IIT Guwahati in 2010 and is involved in undergraduate and post graduate teaching, research, and sponsored projects and consultancies. She is additionally an Associate Faculty at the Centre for Disaster Management and Research and the School of Business, IIT Guwahati. Her academic training is in the field of Development Economics. Her research interests are at the intersection of Development Economics and its socio-political correlates, including but not limited to, agriculture and rural development, rural labour markets, health workforce and health equity, food security, and the political economy of digital technologies in the implementation of welfare programmes in India. Prior to joining IIT Guwahati, she worked briefly as Senior Lecturer at the School of Rural Management, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar and as Post-Doctoral Researcher, Foundation for Agrarian Studies, Kolkata (currently in Bengaluru). Her doctoral studies were undertaken with junior and senior research fellowship from the Indian Statistical Institute.

Prof. Sukhomay Pal
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Associate Faculty, School of Business
Area

Operations Management

Contact Details

spal@iitg.ac.in, T: +91 361 2582656

Sukhomay Pal is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Faculty in the School of Business, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India. He obtained his Ph.D. Degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, India, in the area of welding process monitoring using machining learning. Prior to joining IIT Guwahati, he worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He has completed five sponsored and eight consultancy projects from SERB, North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited, Naval Research Board, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, New India Assurance Co. Ltd. and Assam Carbon Product Ltd. He has organized seven management development programs (MDPs) for executes and managers of center and state-level public sector organizations on (i) Production Planning, Inventory Control and Supply Chain Management, (ii) Project Management, (iii) Inventory and Supply Chain Management, (iV) Marketing Management, (V) Artificial Intelligence and Its Implementation in Indian Context, funded by the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises. He has published more than 100 research articles in journals, conferences and edited books of high repute. His research interests include machine learning in management, optimization of manufacturing system, operations management. His teaching interests include operations management and Artificial Intelligence.

Dr. Deepak Sharma
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Associate Faculty, School of Business
Area

Operations Management

Contact Details

dsharma@iitg.ac.in, T: +91 361 258 2661

Deepak Sharma is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India. He obtained his Ph.D. Degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, in the area of engineering optimization. Prior to joining IIT Guwahati, he has worked with many international research teams, such as the Department of Business Technology, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland; Department of Computer Science, Univesité de Strasbourg, France; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, and Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. He was a visiting faculty at Industrial System Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, for a semester in 2015. He was awarded with a best paper presentation award at 2nd International Conference on Future Learning Aspects of Mechanical Engineering in 2021, an NVIDIA Innovation Award in the 21st IEEE International Conference of High-Performance Computing in 2014, DAAD's Research Stays fellowship for summer 2013, best student paper awards in IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation conferences in 2007 and 2008. He has continuously been involved in many sponsored and consultancy projects from SERB, DST, and the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises. He is regularly organizing management development programs (MDP) for executes and managers of center and state-level public sector organizations on (1) Production Planning, Inventory Control and Supply Chain Management, (2) Project Management, (3) Inventory and Supply Chain Management, (4) Marketing Management, (5) Artificial Intelligence and Its Implementation in Indian Context. He has published more than 55 research articles in journals and conferences of high repute. His research interests include operations research and management, and optimization and soft computing techniques in management. His teaching interests include operations research, operations management, and optimization methods.

Dr. Sansam Ranbir Singh
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and Associate Faculty, School of Business
Area

Information Systems

Contact Details

ranbir@iitg.ernet.in, T: +91-0361-258 2369(O), +91-0361-269 2787

Dr. Sanasam Ranbir Singh is presently an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India. He received PhD and MTech from Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, and BTech in Computer Science and Engineering from NERIST. His primary research interest is Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing, Machine learning, and Social Media Data Analysis. He is leading the Open Source Intelligence Research Group at IIT Guwahati. He had published various Peer Review papers in reputed international Journals and Conferences. He is involved in several ongoing and successfully completed sponsored projects worth more than 15 crores in the capacity as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator.

Dr. Pratul Chandra Kalita
Associate Professor, Department of Design, and Associate Faculty, School of Business
Area

Strategic Management

Contact Details

pratulkalita@iitg.ac.in, T: +91-361-2582472

Pratul Ch. Kalita has widespread Industrial and Academic experience in the field of design, technology and management. He did Bachelor of Engineering in Production Engineering and Management from National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, followed by Master of Marketing Management from Pondicherry University. He obtained PhD in Design from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati in the area of Design Management. He served for JMT Auto, Jamshedpur in CNC manufacturing and control; BOC India (now Linde Group), in design and erection of air separation and hydrogen plants. He is one of the founder members of Acumen Consultancy Services, Kolkata. Prior to IITG, he was an assistant professor in Assam Institute of Management, Guwahati with focus area of Management Research Methodology, Product Design and Development and Operations Management. He has been instrumental in establishment of industry institute partnership in the North Eastern region of India. He has provided consultancy services to the Government of India, Government of Assam and many private organizations of repute. At present he is engaged in number of research and consultancy projects. Recently he has completed the diagnostic Study on Weaver’s need in respect of Eri and Muga Silk’ under the World Bank financed Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project ( APART). The world Bank is keen to implement the design management strategies formulated in the study. He has provided design management consultancy to the Ministry of Textiles at Sivasagar Mega Handloom Cluster Development project. He has done prestigious IMPRINT project sponsored by MOE and ICMR on system design for Tuberculosis Programme Administration. His recent projects include Impact Assessment Studies for Roads, Bridges and Irrigation projects funded by NABARD, Prime Minister Entrepreneurship Generation Programme, Prime Minister Rozgar Yojna, Swarna Jayanti Shahri Rozgar Yojna, etc.

Dr. Kalita has published research papers in reputed international journals and conference proceedings. Every year he organizes Management Development Programmes for top executives of Central Public Sector Enterprises sponsored by Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Government of India. He is member of the Education Committee under North East Regional Committee of Indian Chamber of Commerce. He is also the coordinator of Design Innovation Centre, IIT Guwahati.

Dr. Prakash Kotecha
Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, and Associate Faculty, School of Business
Area

Operations Management

Contact Details

pkotecha@iitg.ac.in, T: + 91 361 258 2277

Prakash Kotecha is an Associate Professor at School of Business. He works in the area of Operations Research. His primary areas of research include Computational Intelligence Techniques, Combinatorial Optimization, and Applied Optimization. His contributions are in the areas of production planning, supply chain, and scheduling. His teaching interests include numerical techniques and optimization. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT Guwahati. He has published in several peer reviewed journals and conferences.

Dr. Agnirup Sarkar
Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Associate Faculty, School of Business
Area

Economics

Contact Details

agnirupsarkar@iitg.ac.in, T: +91 361 258 2588

Agnirup Sarkar is an Assistant Professor of Economics at IIT Guwahati. His areas of research include Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics and Financial Economics. Before joining IIT Guwahati, he had worked as a visiting scientist at the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata and been in a research position at Bank of Slovenia, Ljubljana. His teaching interests include Macroeconomics, Growth Economics, Corporate Finance and International Finance. He has published in international journals like Journal of Macroeconomics and Energy Economics and has presented in several national and international conferences.