About UsSchool of Management (SOM) was set up by the West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT) in July 2006. The aim of the School was to function as a centre for advanced studies and research in Management and allied disciplines. The objectives of the School of Management can be broadly summarized as under:
(a) promote cutting edge research in different areas of management, economics and finance, and other social sciences with special emphasis on interdisciplinary research;
(b) introduce new and relevant programmes at the postgraduate levels which would foster an effective interface between industry and academics;
(c) support the different programmes running under WBUT in management and allied disciplines in terms of updating their course structure and syllabi, and also improve and upgrade the evaluation and examination process.
To fulfill these objectives, the School of Management has already started the M. Phil and Ph. D programmes in Management, is actively involved in executive development programmes, and regularly organizes seminars and workshops.
An M. Tech programme in Industrial Engineering and Management (IE&M)is being offered under SOM from the 2008-2009 academic session.
The Department of Natural Science is also currently housed under SOM and is headed by the Director, School of Management.
Location and Infrastructure
The School of Management is located at Haringhata Campus of the University. The School houses the office of the Director and that of the other faculty members. Each faculty member is provided with separate study space, locker, computer (with internet facilities) and personal phone. The School shares common class rooms with other departments of the University. The class rooms are equipped with teaching aids like LCD, OHP and white boards. Most of the classrooms have air conditioned facility. The School used the computing facilities of the IBM lab located in the ground floor of the university as well as other computing facilities spread across the university. The School has access to software like Matlab, Statistica etc. which are frequently used for computational purposes.
The School uses the library resources of the university which has a rich and varied collection of books and journals, including a large repository of e-journals. The library boasts of Ebsco Premiere as well as e-journals and books from Springer, which all faculty members can access from their offices. Efforts are afoot to set up a Departmental Library in the School of Management.
Faculty and Staff
|Dr. Sujit Mukherjee||Department of Management||Professor|
|Dr. Subrata Ghosh||Department of Management||Faculty|
|Subrata Kumar Ray||Department of Management||Adjunct Faculty|
The School received UGC major project grant (for three years) for research on "Functional Instability or Paradigm shift - Study of Indian Finance Market". Prof. Amitava Sarkar, Director, School of Management, is the Principal Investigator in this project. This project is currently in the second year of operation with a research fellow in appointment. The project is attempting to study volatility and stochastic properties of Indian financial markets. The School is also planning to study financial markets in the framework of complex systems approach. The Department is also in the final stage of submitting a project regarding financial derivatives to one of the funding agencies.