School of Management & Entrepreneurship (SME, IIT Jodhpur) Overview
Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur is one of the second generation IITs established in 2008 in the expanding horizon and giving access to high-quality education to the aspiring young talents. The sprawling 852 acres residential campus is meticulously planned and envisioned to stand as a symbol of academics – simple, but deep. As is known, IIT as a brand earned a high reputation worldwide because of its graduates who are doing wonders in the professional world.
In today’s scenario, IIT campuses are much closer and capable to play a bigger role in realizing an ambitious national goal, pertaining to - making corporations ready for industry 4.0, opportunities arising out of the digital economy, augment start-up movement, and feed into national programs. What they need is to diversify academics to newer disciplines where technology influence is deep and wide – Business, Liberal Arts, Public Policy, and Law.
A new School of Management & Entrepreneurship (SME) has been established to provide a unique proposition to and complement already existing technology programs at IIT Jodhpur. IITs are clearly in a better position to respond to changing needs than a stand-alone B-School, as they have the expertise in technology anyway.
MBA in IIT campuses will be rightly complimented by the existing academic unit viz. Computer Science, Communications & Smart Technologies, AI & Robotics, Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering, and Mathematics. These are not possible in stand-alone B-School settings. Further, as ‘Entrepreneurship’ related programs grow and mature, a separate school dedicated to the subject may be a spin-off.
SME Differentiation – USPs
- Industry 4.0 Ready Curriculum
- Optional Dual Degree Programs in Collaboration with Foreign Universities*
- Tech-MBA Specialization
- Focus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Social Sector Attachment as part of course curriculum
*Currently, SME IIT Jodhpur has partnered with George Washington University, Business School, The State University of New York (SUNY) Albany, and Brandeis International Business School, in the USA, with the 1+1 year option to earn a dual degree. For details, visit the SME’s website.
SME has the advantage of being part of the larger IIT Jodhpur ecosystem that provides avenues for numerous opportunities, such as:
- Technology Innovation and Startup Centre (TISC) to support and promote start-ups
- Multi-disciplinary research focus
- Specialized programs in emerging areas like AI and Data Science
- State of the art infrastructure to support teaching & learning process
- Vibrant student life with plenty of extracurricular activities