Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Indian Management Conclave 2014 Concludes

http://www.mbauniverse.com/imc2014/images/header.jpgIndian Management Conclave 2014 Concludes with Recommendations on Improving Management Education; Recognizes Best Practices
40 Speakers from 10 Countries address the Conclave
300 Global Deans, Directors and Educators attend the two-day conclave
IMC Awards conferred to B-Schools in different theme categories

New Delhi/Mumbai, 11th August 2014: The 5th edition of the Indian Management Conclave (IMC), the flagship event of MBAUniverse.com which began on August 8, came to a befitting conclusion on August 9 with the IMC Awards 2014 being conferred upon the winners by Shri Sunil Kant Munjal, Joint Managing Director, Hero MotoCorp and by Dr Subramanian Swamy, Former Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Senior BJP Leader. The finalists from different B-schools from across the country presented their case-studies, including presentations by Deans of IIMs, XLRI, SPJIMR, NMIMS, and Symbiosis, talking about the best practices for improving the landscape of management education in India. The two day conference saw several workshops being conducted including on Curriculum Development, Business Simulation, Case Study Teaching, MBA Education in SAARC Countries etc.  The Conclave came to a close with the IMC award ceremony as an initiative to recognize the best practices in Curriculum, Pedagogy & industry engagement in Indian Management Education.

The IMC Award were judged by three respected MBA educators – Dr. Bakul Dholakia, Former Director, IIM Ahmedabad; Dr. Rajan Saxena, Vice Chancellor, NMIMS University and Dr. Rishikesha Krishnan, Director, IIM Indore. Global publisher McGraw Hill will be publishing ‘IMC 2014 Conference Proceedings’, a hard-copy 200 page book, documenting and highlighting the learning’s from each of the IMC Award Winners. This in turn, will help B-schools in the future to learn and adopt these best practices.

The first day of the conclave also saw the unveiling of the EPSI-MBAUniverse.com approach paper -‘Vision 2025 for Indian Management Education’, by Mr. Amit Agnihotri, Convener, Indian Management Conclave (IMC) and Dr. H. Chaturvedi, Alternate President, Education Promotion Society of India (EPSI). The document examines the history, progress and current state of Indian management education, and also provides the much needed recommendations to improve the current state of affairs in next 10 years by taking policy measures which are aligned with the Government of India’s National Vision & Priorities. Vision 2025 became the topic for many a discussions during the two day conclave, for taking steps towards improving the future of the management education in India.

“I am happy to announce the conclusion of a very productive two-day Indian Management Conclave 2014, which brought together some of the brightest and most intelligent minds from across the world to discuss the future of management education in India. I am greatly humbled by the presence of the stalwarts of the education industry and look forward to the recommendations of the Vision 2025 document being taken up for discussion now at the policy change level to usher in the new changes. We are extremely proud of the response received for the second edition of the IMC Awards and it gave us immense pleasure in honoring and recognizing the best-practices and initiatives that continue to make positive impacts at different Indian B-schools”, says Amit Agnihotri, Convener, Indian Management Conclave & Chairman, MBAUniverse.com.

A Director’s Round Table during the second day of the conclave, chaired by Dr. Pritam Singh, Director General, IMI, New Delhi, saw the delegates review, analyze and discuss the Vision 2025 document which can serve as the foundation stone for building the future roadmap. Closing the Conclave, Shri Sunil Kant Munjal, Jt. Managing Director, Hero MotoCorp delivered a special keynote address and Dr Subramanian Swamy, Former Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Senior BJP Leader delivered a valedictory address.

IMC Awards 2014 Winners were felicitated in the categories of –

IMC Gold Award 2014 winner
IMC Silver Award 2014 winner

Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communications, Pune

·         Case Title: ‘Campus Connect’

·         Presented by Dr. Chandan Chatterjee, Director, SIMC, Pune

T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal

·         Case Title: ‘Experience TAPMI’

·         Presented by Prof. Chowdari Prasad, Dean (PR) & Chairman-Admissions, TAPMI, Manipal

IMC Gold Award 2014 winner
IMC Silver Award 2014 winner

Jaipuria Institute of Management Group

·         Case Title: ‘Approach to Enhancing Student Learning Experience Through Individual Development Plan IDP’

·         Presented by Dr. Pankaj Gupta, Director General, Jaipuria Institute of Management Group


·         Case Title: ‘Specialization in Digital Communication Management’

·         Presented by Prof. Rajneesh Krishna, Senior Faculty, MICA & Prof. Raghu Chaitanya, Associate Faculty, MICA

IMC Gold Award 2014 winner
IMC Silver Award 2014 winner

NMIMS University, Mumbai

·         Case Title: Innovations in Pedagogy in the 2-year MBA HR program

·         Presented by Dr Veena Vohra, Associate Professor & Programme Chairperson MBA, NMIMS University, Mumbai

Faculty of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University (BHU)

·         Case Title: ‘SoIL- Social Innovation Leadership’ program

·         Presented by Prof. Harish Chandra Choudhary, Former Dean and Head Coordinator, FMS-BHU

IMC Gold Award 2014 winner
IMC Silver Award 2014 winner

S P Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai

·         Case Title: ‘Business Consulting Project’

·         Presented by Dr Atish Chattopadhyay, Deputy Director, SPJIMR, Mumbai

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Shillong

·         Case Title: ‘EmergE’ & The podium Series

·         Presented by Dr Sanjoy Mukherjee, Chairman -Placement, PR & Student Activities, IIM Shillong

Agnihotri further added, “With management education evolving globally and market forces working as change agent in business education space, it is the right time for course correction among Indian B-schools. Vision 2025 recommends a definitive framework to the consolidation of management education providers.”

The two day conclave which was organised at the India International Centre in New Delhi, aimed at restoring the glory of management education in India. Launched in 2010, IMC has established its presence as India's biggest & most reputed MBA education conference in the last few years, turning out to be a prestigious platform for discussion on the challenges faced by the MBA education in India.

About Indian Management Conclave (IMC)
First held in 2010, the annual Indian Management Conclave (IMC) is widely recognized as India's definitive thought-leadership platform for MBA educators. With the Indian MBA education facing unprecedented challenges, a serious platform to discuss and debate the impact of these significant challenges had to be created. IMC was hence organized by MBAUniverse.com in 2010 to provide a forum to discuss the challenges and showcase the opportunities. The 4 core objectives of IMC Conference & Awards are:  researching the challenges & opportunities facing Indian MBA education; creating a platform for sharing of Innovations and Best Practices; influencing policy on MBA education and bringing together a network of 100 progressive B-schools, and international B-schools, to collaborate and learn from each other. Five years later, IMC is now recognized as India’s biggest and best organized and attended conference on MBA education.

Instituted in 2013, IMC Awards are bestowed upon B-schools which make a difference with innovations in marketing, pedagogy, curriculum and industry-engagement. Representatives from AACSB, EQUIS EFMD, Deans from well-known B-schools from US, Canada, China & Singapore have been attending IMC.

About MBAUniverse.com
MBAUniverse.com is a think-tank and network for Indian MBA community which has been operating since 2007. MBAUniverse.com plays an important role in developing the MBA education ecosystem – by connecting B-schools to its peers (through conferences & online e-portal), and with quality MBA aspirants seeking admissions. Virtually all of the Top 100 Indian B-school & University MBA programs, including IIMs & XLRI utilize MBAUniverse.com services. MBA aspirants rely on the portal to prepare for CAT or GMAT, and utilise the counselling services to choose the ‘best-fit’ B-school.

Apart from hosting Indian Management Conclave (IMC), MBAUniverse.com also co-hosts the bi-annual International MBA Directors’ conference in China, organized by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai. To help stakeholders take right decisions, MBAUniverse.com conducts various researches and surveys. Its B-school Rankings, chaired by Dr Bakul Dholakia, former director, IIM Ahmedabad, is recognized as the most definitive, transparent and scientific reflection of state of India’s Top 100 B-schools.

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