Indian Institute Of Social Welfare And Business Management IISWBM, Kolkata is one of the Premier Management Educational Institutes in Eastern India. The precious journey of the Institute commenced on April 25, 1953 when it was formed by a resolution of the Syndicate of the University of Calcutta. The auspicious moment of fifty years of its existence arrived on April 25, 2003 and remains as a landmark in the history of the Institute. During the initial years, the Institute was referred to as All India Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management and in the year 1958 the name IISWBM was incorporated. This esteemed Institute initiated the first programme of management education in India. The Golden Jubilee Celebrations of IISWBM heralds the legacy of the treasured 50 years which is full of unforgettable moments. The fifty years of management education in India epitomises the prestigious presence of IISWBM.
The Institute is located in the historic College Square area, which is steeped in the legacy of the yesteryears. The prevalence of heritage buildings like University of Calcutta, Presidency College, Calcutta Medical College and All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health surrounding IISWBM enhances its academic ambience. The Institute building comprises two blocks. The foundation stones of both buildings were laid by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India and Dr. B. C. Roy, Chief Minister of West Bengal.
IISWBM is supported by some of the most acclaimed organisations like the Ministry of Scientific and Cultural Affairs: Government of India, All India Board of Technical Studies in Management: Ministry of Education, Government of West Bengal, Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Indian Chamber of Commerce, Bharat Chamber of Commerce and Bengal National Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Sir Biren Mookerjee, Srimati Renuka Ray, Professor D K Sanyal, Lala Lakhsmipat Singhania and many other noted personalities are associated with the Institute.
Since 1958, the institute has been run by a Board of Governors which includes the Vice Chancellor and the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Finance), University of Calcutta, Principal Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Government of West Bengal, representatives from four Chambers of Commerce, the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and the All India Council for Technical Education as members. Dr. B. C. Roy, the former Chief Minister of West Bengal was the first President of the Board of Governors. He was succeeded by Shri P. C. Sen who also became the next Chief Minister of the state . Dr. Pratap Chandra Chunder, eminent educationist and a former Minster of Education, Government of India was the President of the Board of Governors until his death in 2008 and presently Retd Justice Chittatosh Mookerjee , former Chief Justice of Bombay High Court and an eminent jurist is the President of the Board of Governors.