Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Kolkata Reviews
Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Kolkata (Also known as: IISWBM)

Kolkata, West Bengal College of University of Calcutta, Kolkata
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3.8/5
Based on 19 Reviews
College Infrastructure
3.2/5
Academics
3.9/5
Placements
3.7/5
Value for Money
2.6/5
Campus Life
3.5/5
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One of the oldest and Best College in the country

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Last Seen: 25 Jun' 20

Joined On: 25 Jun' 20

Education Interest: Management

Education Level: Graduate & Above

Posted on 25 Jun' 20 by Soumen Patra
  • Batch of Jan. 1, 2018
  • MBA
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One of the oldest college in the country. Infrastructure and college building is a bit old fashioned but classrooms are sophisticated for good studies. There are projectors in the classrooms. Wifi is also present. College campus is clean.
Academics
Faculty consists of great researchers. Most of them have written number of papers. They guide students and also does career counselling. Here lots of courses are provided in the form of electives to make the students industry ready.
Placements
Placement is good. Compared to the fees that is charged for the course the package that is offered by placements is very decent. There are reputed companies like Dabur etc which comes for placements. Internships are also provided and PPO s are also offered.
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Best college in terms of ROI

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Last Seen: 13 May' 20

Joined On: 08 Sep' 17

Education Interest: Management

Education Level: Graduate & Above

Posted on 13 May' 20 by Anonymous
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  • Batch of Jan. 1, 2020
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College Infrastructure
state of the art infrastructure, more or less all facilities are available, but it should be regularly updated, library is the one of the best thing this college have, lot of collection is there but here also updated version of books are rarely available
Academics
This college is under calcutta university, so the institution has to follow the guidelines of CU, the subjects are updated but the methods of taking exams and patterns are age old method, these can be changed, otherwise academics wise its a good institution
Placements
placement is good enough as per latest scenario,above 90% students placed directly through campusing if not then through alumni they can be placed, most of the big companies are used to visit directly college for campus recruitment but for last few years they are calling for pool drive with some other inst. of kolkata
Value-for-money
This is the best thing about this college, in terms of vale for money no one can stand in this eastern region, for flagship mba course ROI is almost 1, is is far better than most of the colleges in kolkata or eastern region
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IISWBM albeit going strong, needs to reinvent itself!

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Last Seen: 05 Jul' 20

Joined On: 12 May' 20

Education Interest: Management

Education Level: Graduate & Above

Posted on 12 May' 20 by Soumik
  • Batch of Jan. 1, 2020
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College Infrastructure
Claiming itself to be the first B-School in the country, the foundation stone of the institute was laid by Jawaharlal Nehru. The infrastructure has mostly retained its rustic features with subtle modernization to cater to the needs of modern day managers. Not to fret, the classes are ventilated with ACs & equipped with projectors. Infrastructure is something that is the only downer for this institution.
Academics
Academics is surely one of the fortes of this institute. The professors are well-versed with their subject matter and are very approachable. There is immense scope for learning especially the management theories. While most B-Schools prefer case study intensive techniques, IISWBM on the other hand is affiliated to University of Calcutta which puts more focus on theories. Also, courtesy to University of Calcutta, the syllabus needs minor updates to keep pace with the ever evolving business world.
Placements
Placements offered are decent with most of the jobs being offered for entry level management roles. The marketing students are comparatively offered diverse roles in various industries - FMCG, BFSI, ITES, Automobile, Retail, Pharmacy etc. In terms of brands, organizations like HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, HSBC, PwC are frequent recruiters.
Value-for-money
IISWBM is all value for money. In fact the RoI is less than a year.
Campus Life
IISWBM is located at the center of Kolkata at College Square West. Eminent institutes like Presidency University, University of Calcutta are located at an arm's length which makes this an ideal place for confluence of intellect.
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A legit representation of awesomeness!!

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Last Seen: 10 May' 20

Joined On: 02 Feb' 16

Education Interest: n/a

Education Level: Graduate & Above

Posted on 10 May' 20 by Anonymous
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  • Batch of Jan. 1, 2021
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College Infrastructure
The infrastructure is somewhat decent. Also, since the college is undergoing renovation we may expect a radical change in infrastructure. A note to those who are residing in Kolkata, you must have heard of Rajarhat, Narkelbagan. Out college is planning to shift it's campus there. So, stay tuned.
Academics
Extremely talented faculties are there to guide us throughout the course. Also, our faculties have huge industrial as well as academic excellence which makes it even easier for us to understand the toughest of tough concepts.
Placements
Pretty decent I must say. However, due to restrictions imposed on us, we can't disclose the same. Look, everyone expects to get a high package upon completion of the MBA! This place is not IIM so don't expect skyrocketing salaries. But, what you can expect is a pretty decent and respectable one!
Value-for-money
Let's just say I agree 80% with this.
Campus Life
Pretty cool! Especially with the ongoing events every two months, it's quite engaging and acts as a mental refreshment.
Anything Else
Overall, if you are thinking about pursuing your MBA from a decent institute with a decent return on investment, then say no more, IISWM is the place for you to be!
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Very Good College !

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Last Seen: 07 May' 20

Joined On: 07 May' 20

Education Interest: Management

Education Level: Graduate & Above

Posted on 07 May' 20 by Prithwiraj Sur
  • Batch of Jan. 1, 2021
  • MBA
College Infrastructure
The college has very good infrastructure. It provides with world class facilities and well equipped laboratories for students. The library is updated regularly for the benefits of students and teachers.
Academics
The faculties are highly trained and qualified. The quality of teaching is also high. The syllabus is revised time to time to keep up with the ever changing demand of the outside world. The teachers assists the students in all possible way.
Placements
The placement process is quite good. They have an efficient and hard working placement committee for the students. All placements and internships are taken care by the committee. They approachable for all job related issues.
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A Typical Government College with Red tape culture

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Last Seen: 30 Nov' 16

Joined On: 30 Nov' 16

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Posted on 30 Nov' 16 by Anonymous
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  • Batch of Jan. 1, 1995
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Basic infrastructure including Library, Hostel is very Poor. No good canteen or mess. Faculty is also below standard and not student friendly, especially the guest faculty from Calcutta University No proper placement cell lacking marketing the institute among corporates. Biased in admissions, evaluations and placements
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A good mba college with high returns in Kolkata

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Joined On: 16 Sep' 16

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Posted on 16 Sep' 16 by Aritri Sen
  • Batch of Jan. 1, 2018
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It's a very good MBA college with good placements recorded year after year. The faculty is the best part of the college along with industry exposure. The main thing of concern is its infrastructure which doesn't match of any good MBA institution. Still, overall I will rank it high based on its affordability.
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Stepping stone to success

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Last Seen: 12 Sep' 16

Joined On: 12 Sep' 16

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Posted on 11 Sep' 16 by soumi ghosh
College life was great, my classmates were from all over India, faculties were highly educated and experienced. There were renowned guest faculties as well. Infrastructure was the good and up to date. Placement could have been better but again 2007 was a recession period.
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Need for Improvement

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Last Seen: 28 Aug' 16

Joined On: 28 Aug' 16

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Posted on 27 Aug' 16 by Anonymous
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  • Batch of Jan. 1, 2016
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MSW course was introduced in 2014. The course is affiliated with Calcutta University.There was no proper curriculum to follow. Faculties were clueless about what to teach or how to proceed as because the course was recently introduced with no one having a background in MSW it was very difficult for the professors to manage the syllabus.College administration should work on this and offer students better placement opportunities.
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Faculty and Placement both are good, ample scope to learn.

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Last Seen: 27 Aug' 16

Joined On: 30 Dec' 15

Education Interest: Management

Education Level: Graduate & Above

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  • Batch of Jan. 1, 2018
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The faculty of MBA (Day) course is very good. The course is much more on theory-based, practical aspects are less present. That is a drawback. College life is normal, not that much vibrant. Various clubs & committee are present, which are run by the students. Many events take place during the year, which is well organised and pretty relevant to the MBA course. The placement body is very much active and placement is almost 100% for every batch. There is a Gym for the enthusiasts. The hostel is provided for boys and girls separately.
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INEXPLICABLE ..... every one is very cooperative...

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Last Seen: 28 Aug' 16

Joined On: 25 Dec' 15

Education Interest: Management

Education Level: Graduate & Above

Posted on 21 Aug' 16 by PRITHWISH ROY
  • Batch of Jan. 1, 2014
  • MBA
It is wonderful to be in a college like this. It is the first college to start MBA program. We have a letter from Pandit J.L. Nehru . We do have a very good industry exposure .Most important part of this college is that it is apart of Calcutta University which is 3rd in all over India. We focus not only syllabus study but also other activities. It gives more focus on one's internal knowledge .
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A heady mix of Academics coupled with practical know how

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Last Seen: 22 Mar' 19

Joined On: 15 Jul' 15

Education Interest: Engineering and Architecture

Education Level: Graduate & Above

Posted on 20 Oct' 15 by Parthabrata Choudhury
  • Batch of Jan. 1, 2004
  • MBA
Contrary to what some of the other reviewers have said and what some of the ratings have been, I would like to say that my experience in the institute was quite rewarding. I did my MBA in the evening batch from the years 2001 to 2004, and I must specially mention the faculty of the institute. They did an excellent job in conditioning our minds and motivating us to look at the industry and our workplace in a new light. At the same time they also managed to rekindle our interest and inquisitiveness for further knowledge. The institute was responsible in providing the platform for me to shift from the core industry to a good role in the IT sector and I would strongly recommend the institute and the course to all prospective applicants who have the right background and are willing to go the extra mile and work hard in the institute. Rewards are bound to follow.
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Second best bschool of Kolkata

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Last Seen: 15 Jun' 19

Joined On: 19 Oct' 15

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Education Level: Class 12

Posted on 19 Oct' 15 by Anonymous
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  • Batch of Jan. 1, 2015
  • MBA
Good institute to learn in depth. Excellent n knowledgeable professors in respective fields. We had quite a lot of faculty with Industry exposure and the blend of academics coupled with industry helped us learn in depth. The course content was also pretty structured and encouraged in-depth studies.
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The Living Legend - The story of the First B-School of India

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Joined On: 16 Oct' 15

Education Interest: n/a

Posted on 15 Oct' 15 by Tathagata Ghosh
  • Batch of Jan. 1, 2014
Yes. The title says a lot. An institution with rich tradition and intellectual capital. The first day I entered into the college, a strange feelings of awe appeared in my mind - the old building (like other campuses of the Calcutta University), the old professors, the huge library, and the overall silence - all together a strange chemical formulation. It will take some time for any working IT prof like me to be familiarized with the environment. Now its time to unveil the secrets perhaps the readers don't know. If you have the picture of a 'Bollywood style' MBA college campus, Hitech classrooms, PPT savvy teachers & students in your mind, nothing will match inside this institution. But the key attraction is its highly knowledgeable faculties (you can rely upon the CU blindly with this point). The institute still give more values to theoretical knowledge than applied one. Research papers are given more values than case studies. Your wisdom is given more priority than your soft skills. All these factors made me fall in love with this college. Once IISWBM was mentor to IIM Calcutta. And, trust me, today its courses are designed to produce the mentors for both the corporate world and the world of academics- entrepreneurs can happily turn their career into teaching after attending this institution. I pursued the executive MBA course from IISWBM - evening classes after long office hours, but I used to never miss the thought-provoking lectures which were refreshing enough for a thirsty brain. And off-course, a feel of college life after 3 long years - the cultural club, quiz club, group study at library, the famous 'tea n fish cutlet' at canteen - every thing I enjoyed at the fullest. Had I been Chetan Bhagat, you could have got a trilogy containing the story of the three years I spent there. Until I become another Mr. Bhagat, you have to start your life-changing journey at IISWBM as a student (forget your age, listen to your brain's thirst)..... much more to discover while walking down the lane of nostalgic College Street......
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Enhance Exposure Update curriculum

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Joined On: 14 Oct' 15

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Posted on 14 Oct' 15 by Anonymous
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  • Batch of Jan. 1, 2014
  • MBA
I had a decent experience with IISWBM. The college has its own old school charm which under no circumstance can be undermined. It still has a solid focus on academics which I believe is fading away from many bschools. However it lacks the exposure that a typical bschool should give to its students. The teaching forum at iiswbm should also wake up and start working towards an updated curriculum. An institute which is half a century old creating a platform for campus to corporate connect shouldn't be an issue given the large alumni base, which unfortunately is not happening.
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change your life

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Joined On: 14 Oct' 15

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Posted on 14 Oct' 15 by Anonymous
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if media management is your cup of tea then indian istitute of social welfare and business management kolkata is your perfect cup.. it is a short term course and relatively cheaper than private institutions. media management from its core as well as a practical knowledge both are nurtured efficiently in iiswbm
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hub of learning

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Posted on 13 Oct' 15 by Anonymous
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overall a good college to learn from a good learned faculty. Infrastructure of the college caters to the basic needs of the students. A good placement records has been conceived throughout by this college. The aura of learning is very good but only scope of improvement is the internship facility.
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Return of Investment is good.

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Joined On: 12 Oct' 15

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Posted on 12 Oct' 15 by Anonymous
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  • Batch of Jan. 1, 2015
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You make friends for life. Faculty is knowledgeable and experienced. We get good return on investment as the cost is less and we get placement of around Rs.6-7 lpa. Good student to teachers ratio as there is only 120 students. Good societies and clubs are there . You get good industry exposure. Internships are helpful. Many value added courses are taught.
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one of the best B-school in kolkata

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Ali

Last Seen: 29 Sep' 15

Joined On: 19 Jan' 15

Education Interest: Management

Education Level: Graduate & Above

Posted on 12 May' 15 by Ali
It is one of the best B-school in kolkata. Admission process is quite fair and the college is able to attract quality students. Though it is one of the oldest B school in india as it was established in 1953. It is not able to maintain standard since its inception. But for eastern india this is a good option and return of investment is satisfactory.
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