About Us


IIT Bombay and Washington University in St. Louis, collaborated to provide innovative solutions and talent development through collaborative programs in thematic areas of strategic importance to society, industry and the government.

Unmatched Legacy

IIT Bombay, established in 1958 has earned a renowned reputation for its expertise in technology and has continuously built on its reputation for developing outstanding calibre of Undergraduates, Postgraduates and Doctorate holders through its diverse programs.

IIT Bombay, one of the top technical universities in the world was declared as one of the ‘Institutes of National Importance’ by the Indian Government in the year 1961.

The Business School at IIT Bombay was launched in the year 1995. It was renamed as Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management (SJMSOM) in 2000.

It not just prides itself with world-class faculty, distinguished by their research contributions, IIT Bombay also boasts of alumni who have distinguished themselves through their achievements and contributions in various industries including academics, research, business, administration, social entrepreneurship etc.

To promote interdisciplinary learning and to keep up with the changing environment, IIT Bombay established its management school in 1995 with the objective of transforming professionals with the technological background to “Renaissance Leaders” of tomorrow. In the year 2000, the school was renamed as Shailesh J Mehta School of Management, in honor of Dr. Shailesh J. Mehta, a distinguished alumnus of IIT Bombay and a generous contributor to the school. The School Of Management already leads the way in preparing its Graduates to respond to the new challenges by drawing on the varied intellectual resources of IIT Bombay and providing an outstanding and innovative program in management education.

A Glorious Heritage

A University known for its global contribution as a leader in research and education today, Washington University located in St. Louis was initially incepted as a college in the year 1853. Engraving a remarkable 150 years of excellence, the University has been enriching nearly 12,000 full-time students through more than 3000 full & part-time faculty from across 90 countries.

Around 60 programs provided by the University hold a spot in the Top 25 ranking by U.S News & World Report, including the School of Medicine’s No. 6th ranking and Brown School of Social Work’s No. 1 ranking. Washington University in St. Louis has been affiliated with 24 Nobel Laureates, many of whom have executed a significant portion of their award-winning work at the university.

Building a reputation for exceptional scholarship, research, academic programs and community service, it started its Business School in 1917 and renamed it in 1988 to Olin Business School honoring renowned philanthropist and businessman John M. Olin.

Washington University in St. Louis has maintained a business school since 1917 and awarded its first undergraduate business degree in 1919. In 1988, the business school was named in honor of John M. Olin, chairman of Olin Corporation and a major benefactor of Washington University, in recognition of a gift from the John M. Olin Foundation. Located in the heart of the Midwest, Olin is one of the country’s leading research-oriented business schools.

The school added an MBA program in 1950, a doctoral program in 1958, and an executive MBA program in 1983. In 2002 Olin partnered with Fudan University to offer a Shanghai-based Executive MBA programme. In recent years, the business school has developed degree programs with partner universities in India, South Korea, Singapore, Israel, Germany, and Spain.