Dean’s Welcome Message


The Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi made a modest beginning in 1954 under the leadership of Prof. A. Dasgupta with a three year part–time Post Graduate Management Programmes in Business Administration for middle and senior level executives.  The institute was started at Delhi School of Economics and the first set of Professors was trained at the Stanford Business School. The vision as I see must be to provide Indian managers with the best available business models and tools for greater efficiency and productivity in different sectors.

FMS continues to draw faculty members from world’s finest institutions and with diverse work experiences. The past decades have witnessed a significant growth in the nature and number of programmes offered at FMS. FMS has exchange programmes and collaborative arrangements with leading business houses, management institutions and professional associations in India and abroad. In appreciation of its contributions, the Industrial Finance Corporation of India and Amway Corporation have created Chair Professorships in Industrial Management and Entrepreneurial Development respectively. Shanti Prasad Jain Advanced Management Research Center as a research and development wing of FMS has been set up at the University of Delhi, South Campus with assistance from Bennett Coleman & Company Limited.

With business education at an inflection point, we must strive to equip future leaders with competence and character to address emerging global business and social challenges. The next three years I will be working for global positioning of FMS rooted in Indian culture and philosophy connected with societal cause for social efficiency and happiness. I have been working extensively on integrating these elements into organizational leadership and value based management; which is the need of the hour in order to create morally healthy, socially sensitive sustainable organizations.

Let the noble thoughts come from all directions!

(Prof. A Venkat Raman)
     Head & Dean

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