Building India Inc. ’15| DMS, IIT Delhi

Building India Incorporation is the annual Business symposium of Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi. BII is the stage which showcases and appreciates the contribution of corporate India towards the amelioration of the Indian economy and holistic evolution of Management thought. Through its uniquely chartered schedule, BII is an attempt to synergize the intellects from Government, corporate and academia to deliberate on issues from the contemporary business environment. With active participation from corporate stalwarts, faculty from leading institutions and students from top B- Schools, BII is an excellent opportunity to seek insights into the issues and challenges besetting the nation and the corporate world.

Year after year, BII has set benchmarks for raising topics of contemporary relevance and addressing them amidst the larger audience. With this tremendous legacy of tickling the dragon, BII ’15 was triggered on similar high notes and the podium was lit ablaze with intriguing and enlightening panel discussions and keynote sessions. The diverse audience comprising of students from multitudinous backgrounds, esteemed alumni, revered faculties and guests were all ears to two days of enriching intellectual and eclectic views on contemporary topics like the ‘Make in India’ campaign, ‘Is awareness the missing link’, ‘Talent economy’ and ‘Online Retail to online marketplace’. Besides the intuitive discussions, BII is also a stage for the budding entrepreneurs who get a chance to testify their ‘B-Plans’ and win a chance to realize it.

Having had a firsthand experience at BII’15, I can vouch how splendid an opportunity it is to the management students at DMS to conceive, create and carry out a fully fledged event on a subject of their interest as well as a stage to interact with distinguished practitioners from the field. This act of physically interacting with stalwarts of the industry and mavericks of the trade is undisputedly a motivating and thought cleansing experience for the students.

-Akshat Lakhiwal

Media Cell DMS, IIT Delhi

The Department of Management Studies is a result of the evolutionary process of growth of an idea floated in 1963. What was then a seed, gradually came to life and in 1974, IIT Delhi set up an internal committee to scrutinize the functioning of the management area in the institute. In 1975, an expert committee was setup to formally examine the possibility of launching this area in a more sustained fashion. The result was an M.Tech programme in "Management Systems" in the School for System Studies, (subsequently renamed School for Systems and Management Studies). The year 1978 saw the setting up of the Management Core Group and the core inputs to a full time Management Education at IIT(D) were reconfirmed by an Advisory Committee constituted by the representatives of the Academia and the industry. Since then, there has been no looking back. The School for Systems and Management Studies became the Centre for Systems and Management Studies. This was subsequently renamed as the Centre for Management Studies. In 1993 the Department was brought into existence by amendment to IIT (D) statutes. Clearly, the Department responds to a felt need of the Indian Industry and derives satisfaction from its heavy field orientation in all its curriculum activity. In response to the feedback from the students, alumni and industry, the Department of Management Studies launched MBA programmes in 1997. The department currently runs a two year full time MBA programme (General and with focus on Telecommunication Systems Management) and a three year part time MBA programme (with focus on Technology Management). MBA program in IIT Delhi is designed keeping in mind the changes in business environment and the need of the industry. Our academic program is comparable to the best that are available in the world class business schools for creating managers to face the new challenges of the ever changing market environment. The entire course aims at creating holistic managers trained by a very eminent faculty, which is also supported by the experienced professionals as external faculty from India and abroad. The students are admitted through a rigorous screening process that includes CAT score, group discussion and interview. IITD MBAs are known to do well.