Message from the Head

Welcome to Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management!

Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management (SJMSOM) is one of the academic units of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay). SJMSOM commenced its academic programs in 1995 with the mission of nurturing intellectual capital by leveraging on research, teaching, training, consultancy and collaborations within the IIT Bombay ecosystem and beyond.

The School has been supported by contributions from Hindustan Lever Ltd. (now Hindustan Unilever Ltd.), Larsen & Toubro Ltd., ICICI Bank, Hindi Vidya Bhavan and Dr. Shailesh J. Mehta, a distinguished alumnus of IIT Bombay.

Our academic programs include PhD, MBA, and Executive MBA (jointly with Olin Business School of Washington University at St Louis, USA). We also conduct Management Development Programs (MDPs) to train executives at different levels across functional areas. The School provides a well-designed , industry relevant curriculum and training to the students in technology and multidisciplinary environment, preparing them to meet the contemporary challenges in their professional life ahead.

SJMSOM is proud of its committed faculty members who have worked hard for their achievements in teaching, research, training, and consultancy. They have earned best teacher awards, prestigious research awards, fellowships, and visiting professorships at leading international universities. Their research work is published in top-ranked journals, converted into intellectual property rights (IPRs) and books, and has often won accolades and awards for being the best paper presentations at leading international conferences. SJMSOM faculty have the distinction of being on the editorial boards of leading journals, authoring many high-quality books, and being involved in providing advisory services to corporates and various government agencies. Apart from focusing on research in the functional areas of management, our faculty members are also involved in applied research related to rural development, climate change and other interdisciplinary areas. In order to create an environment in which faculty can further their expertise, the School offers them academic independence and encourages them to explore opportunities for research and consulting. The School also has many associate faculty members from other departments / schools / interdisciplinary centers of IIT Bombay along with visiting faculty from the industry, who add value to our programs. The faculty and students benefit from access to rich databases as well library resources. The state-of-the-art computational facilities and an upcoming Behavioral Lab at the School will continue to foster world-class research by faculty and students.

The Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE) as well as the Entrepreneurship Cell (E-Cell) provide opportunity to all stakeholders at IIT Bombay to learn from the experiences of budding ventures. Our School leverages from this ecosystem fostering the culture of entrepreneurship in our faculty and students. Our faculty members and alumni co-founded start-ups incubated at SINE. SJMSOM is one of the five select founding member institutes of the National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN).The School strongly believes that a global perspective of international businesses is imperative to the success of budding managers and future leaders and hence, promotes semester – long student exchanges, study tour exchanges, participation in international conferences and competitions.

Our students participate in and win many national corporate competitions, while also organizing the Annual International Business Festival (Avenues), industry interaction sessions (Diksha), and seminars (Continuum). Additionally, in order to promote peer learning, our students organize various activities under various clubs (Opera, Marktrix, Consig, Systematics, Finesse, Humane, E-club, and Spike). Our alumni today are respected faculty members of various IIMs, IITs, and other leading Business Schools, and also occupy leadership positions in the corporate world, in government and non-profit organizations. Some have emerged as entrepreneurs.
With this introduction, I once again welcome you to SJMSOM!

Prof S. Narayan Rao