If you walk into the office of the FMS Dean Dr. Sunita Singh Sengupta, you will see a magnificent relic hanging on the wall behind her desk, encased in glass. It is a golden key, perhaps over three feet long with an inscription written on it. It has an imposing presence as it lords over the proceedings of the room, besides acting as a symbol of inspiration, reminding us to pay homage to the visionary Founder of the Faculty of Management Studies, Prof. A. Dasgupta who created it. Prof. Sengupta talked passionately about how she restored it from relative obscurity, as she entrusted us at The FMS Forum with the task to institutionalise an annual Founder’s Day.

So on the 15th of December 2019 the inaugural Founder’s Day will be celebrated at the Vigyan Bhawan, with an outstanding sequence of events spread over sessions, each one of which is slated for iconic posterity making the whole day a marquee occasion. It is a day, when the stake holders of the institution, past and present student and faculty community members will come together towards a common cause of steering FMS’ journey to excellence. We hope with this grand start, subsequent generations will build this into a coveted annual feature.  Rightfully, the golden key will be the mascot of the Founder’s day.

The FMS Forum is an association of FMS stakeholders enshrined in The Spirit of Guru Dakshina. It has been established with a view to pool in and leverage our collective intellectual, financial and network capital built over years of distinguished careers and services. It has set itself a mission to reinforce and raise the stature of FMS the institutional brand so as to be counted among the ‘best in class’ institutes of learning. Its endeavour is to make the institution globally relevant in its contribution to government, industry, business and society  as a whole, through a process of supporting the academic efforts put in by the erudite faculty by mentoring, simulating real life case studies, taking up adjunct experiential course lectures and promoting quality research. The Forum is also constantly mobilising funds to create a meaningful corpus to further its lofty ambitions and creating an industry and environmental equity for the institution so as to not only receive their financial patronage but to also be seen as  a preferred partner to them in conducting  leading edge research and contemporary projects, for them.

We are all eternally grateful to FMS for being the altar that laid the foundation of our management education and skills both individually and collectively. The success of FMS as an institution is clearly underlined in the backdrop of a glittering array of its distinguished alumni excelling across a wide range of fields of work and leaving behind indelible footprints on the sands of time, with their outstanding leadership and contribution. 

We at the FMS Forum are a committed lot of individuals  and are here clearly to give back to our Alma mater!