"To transform today's professionals in technology into tomorrow's world class leaders. The emphasis of MBA at IIT Kanpur is to nurture leaders who dare to unlearn and relearn in the dynamic world of business"
Innovation in management is as important as the science and technology of any engineering practice. MBA students of IIT Kanpur have been exhibiting leadership qualities and passion to serve the society as responsible managers of the corporate world, true to the IIT tradition.
The MBA programme at IIT Kanpur was initiated with the guiding principle that a sound technical expertise coupled with right management acumen, is the key to survival in a contemporary competitive environment. In fact, the programme is a testimony to one of the key strengths of IIT Kanpur, which is its articulate understanding of the existing and future needs of the corporate world. This inherent dynamism is expressed through path-breaking innovations in both its programmes and its research to keep abreast with the latest.
Globally accepted as a vibrant seat of academic and professional excellence, IIT Kanpur is known for its innovative approach, participative culture and academic rigour. Over eighteen thousand engineers, technologists, scientists, managers and entrepreneurs from IIT Kanpur are today active across the globe.
Though the MBA programme offered by the IME department is still relatively, nascent, it retains a strong interaction with the industry on account of its courses in industrial Management. The strong industry linkages ultimately go a long way in providing a holistic approach to research and education. Special efforts to recruit talented faculty on a global basis and stringent admission procedures to select brilliant students across the country, ensures a pool of formidable intellectual capital at any given time in the campus. This helps in a healthy and dynamic exchange of ideas which incubates leaders for the corporate world. No wonder that IIT is perhaps India's most recognized brand the world over.
Needless to say that the MBA students of IIT Kanpur have been exhibiting leadership qualities and passion to serve the society as responsible managers of the corporate world, true to IIT tradition. Students of the earlier batches have carved out a niche for themselves as assets to the organizations. This fact is reinforced by enthusiastic response from the corporate world in the form of placements. I feel confident that this pool of professionals will be another feather in the glorious crown of IIT Kanpur. I wish them all the very best in all their future endeavours
Prof. Indranil Manna
Director, IIT Kanpur
The engine of today's economy - the business world is increasingly becoming demanding and dynamic. In such a challenging scenario managing people, information and technology in an integrated fashion is going to be the mantra for a successful manager. The MBA programme at IIT Kanpur is an attempt to address this concern in a scientific spirit. Being an integral part of an institution of the stature of IIT Kanpur naturally helps the budding spark to imbibe all the values and ethos that have made it an epitome of excellence.
Our tryst with management started way back in 1974, when the Industrial and Management Engineering (IME) programme was initiated to teach methods to plan, design, implement and manage production and services. The MBA programme introduced in the year 2001, was thus a structured culmination of the process of dissemination of knowledge that had been gathered over the years
The rising complexity of the business environment has made it mandatory for an engineer to unshackle himself from the confines of mere technical competencies and assume the role of a complete manager. The course of MBA at IIT Kanpur is uniquely designed to train engineers into managers with a holistic outlook. The course is rooted in the Indian environment, along with the required international perspective. With a carefully designed syllabus , we keep up to the true IIT Kanpur tradition of sensitizing ourselves with the latest in the industry. The emphasis is on building people skills, with focus on team skills, indispensable to any organization. The class being a heterogeneous mix of engineers from diverse fields naturally enriches the learning environment, turning it into a fountainhead of vibrant ideas.
The response from the industry has been very enthusiastic and encouraging. This bears testimony to the value adding output that the students of MBA at IIT Kanpur have been giving to the industry and the society. I am sure that the encouragement from the industry will continue in the coming years, as an enforcement of the esteem in which IIT Kanpur is held.
Prof. Rahul Varman
Head, IME Department