KIIT School of Management (KSOM) has a long history of academic excellence, providing industry-focused management education. It was founded in 1993 as Institute of Business Administration and Training (IBAT) with a vision to make it a trend setting centre for business education, where young minds are provided the right balance of classroom learning and practical exposure to turn into successful professionals and inspiring leaders.

Today, as part of the prestigious KIIT University, KSOM has delivered on that vision. It has extended its area of influence from Eastern India to the whole country and already has many impressive achievements to its credit. NAAC has rated KSOM in A grade.

This is an institution that believes in making business education highly relevant through constant course updates, regular industries interaction, hands-on exposure, faculty with right mix of industry and academic experience and more importantly a deep sense of responsibility to the society at large.

Founder of IBAT

Late Pradyumna Kishore Bal
Institute of Business Administration and Training (IBAT)

Late Pradyumna Kishore Bal was a man of many accomplishments. He is a firebrand journalist, social activist, politician, writer, reformer all rolled into one. He has been an elected member of the 6th Lok Sabha (1977 – 1979).

It is his active participation in Social Activities that the seeds of an Institution such as KIIT School of Management – it lays as much emphasis on business leadership as on societal responsibilities – was sown. Shri Bal had a vision of bringing better standards of education for the people of Odisha, that would help them stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the rest of the world.

Shri Bal was involved in relief and reconstruction work at the time of natural calamities like flood, drought, cyclone etc.. He worked for several other welfare activities including elimination of corruption in all spheres, with special stress on those who are otherwise neglected. He also took active interest in activities that promote economic development with emphasis on creating additional employment.

Associations: Was associated with the Students’ Congress, 1946 and The Indian National Congress, 1959-75; Member (i) district youth Congress Executive, 1961-67; (ii) Pradesh Youth Congress Executive, Orissa, 1967-68; President, Utkal Pradesh Youth Congress Committee, 1968-71; Member, Utkal Pradesh Congress Executive Committee, 1970-75; Elected Member, National Council, Indian youth Congress, 1971-75; Member of numerous social, economic and cultural organisations.

Shri Bal is also the founder of the popular Odiya newspaper “Pragatibadi”.