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The think-tank and network for Indian MBA education
India has one of the biggest MBA education infrastructures in the world, with 3500+ B-schools and more than 500,000+ students enrolled in various MBA or equivalent programs. However, today, the Indian MBA market is going through a crucial phase of shake-out & consolidation. MBAUniverse.com, a think-tank and network for Indian MBA community, sees this as a painful, but constructive development.


MBAUniverse.com plays an important role in fostering the 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-schools & University MBA programs, including XLRI, SPJIMR, MDI, IMT, NMIMS University utilize MBAUniverse.com as a platform to inform & engage with stakeholders. MBA aspirants rely on us to prepare for CAT, XATor GMAT, and our independent un-biased counselling to choose the ‘best-fit’ B-school.


Our annual conferences like Indian Management Conclave (IMC) held at New Delhi, Hyderabad hosted by ISB Hyderabad, Ahmedabad hosted by IIM Ahmedabad and MBA Directors’ Roundtable, held every year, are the Mecca for Chancellors, Vice Chancellors, Directors & Deans from Top 100 B-schools & Universities.


MBAUniverse.com also convenes international management conferences. Asian Management Conclave is convened at Singapore. AMC 2015 and 2016 were hosted by Singapore Management University, Singapore.


MBAUniverse.com also co-hosts a bi-annual International MBA Directors conference in China, in collaboration with Shanghai Jaio Tong University, Shanghai.


To help stakeholders take right decisions, MBAUniverse.com conducts various researches and surveys. Its B-school Rankings in parternship with the Hindu Business Line and chaired by Dr Bakul Dholakia, former director, IIM Ahmedabad, is recognized as the most definitive, transparent and scientific reflection of state of our Top 100 B-schools.


MBAUniverse.com-Metrictrac MBA Employability study 2012 was widely quoted in national and international media. The survey said that only 21 % of Indian MBAs are employable.


MBAUniverse.com is led by Amit Agnihotri, an alumnus of Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon. The core team comprises of alumnus from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Rourkee, Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) and other leading Institutions.


More details on our conferences follow:


Indian Management Conclave
Indian Management Conclave is India's definitive annual Management Education Conference & Awards Platform, organized by MBAUniverse.com in partnership with India’s top B-schools and knowledge organizations. Launched in 2010, in a short span of seven years, IMC has emerged as India's definitive management education conference and a must-attend platform for Academic Leaders and Decision-makers from Top 250 B-schools and Universities. After first five editions in Delhi NCR, 6th IMC 2015 was hosted by Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad on the theme of ‘Enhancing B-school Competitiveness’. 7th IMC 2016 was hosted by Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) on the theme of nurturing ‘Institutional Leadership in Management Education Entities.’ The 8th Indian Management Conclave 2017 will be hosted by IIM Lucknow at its Noida Campus in Delhi NCR on August 4-5, 2017. 

Set up in 2013, IMC Award for Excellence in Management Education (IMC Awards) furthers the vision of IMC Conference by identifying, documenting and recognizing the best initiatives by Indian B-schools. India's most distinguished MBA educators like former Directors of ISB, IIMA, IIMB, IIMC, XLRI, SPJIMR judge the award entries and select the winners. Awards have been presented by HRD Minister, Global Management-Thinkers and Business icons. The winning initiatives are published by Pearson and McGraw Hill. IMC Awards is a non-commercial initiative and no participation/ registration fee is charged from participating institutions.


Asian Management Conclave
Time has come for Asian B-schools to come together and inject new energy in global management education by researching and delivering new management ideas from Asia, and also by developing new models in management education. To galvanize efforts in this direction, Asian Management Conclave (AMC), a Singapore-based annual Pan-Asia conference, was conceptualized by MBAUniverse.com, a think-tank & community on management education in Asia. The core purpose of AMC is to help Top 500 Asian B-schools to excel locally and compete globally.


The inaugural Asia Management Conclave (AMC 2015), jointly organised by management education think-tank, MBAUniverse.com, and Singapore Management University (SMU), was held in Singapore on 12 to 13 March 2015. Themed “Management Education in Asia: Strategies to Leapfrog”, AMC 2015 featured presentations and discussions by Asian business schools’ Presidents and Deans from 15 Asian economies, global education thought leaders from the United States (US) and Europe, and CXOs based in Asia.


2nd Asian Management Conclave organized by MBAUniverse.com and hosted by Singapore Management University (SMU) was held at SMU Singapore campus on the theme ‘Enhancing Competitiveness of Asian B-schools’. AMC 2016 saw who’s who from Asian Management education addressing the august house comprising top deans, management gurus and delegates from the B-schools across Asia.


In addition to host SMU Singapore, leading Asian B-schools like CUHK Business School, Hong Kong and SASIN were Knowledge Partners of AMC. CUHK Hong Kong was ranked No #30 in the World by FT Global MBA Ranking 2015. Economist Full Time MBA Ranking 2015 also ranked it amongst Top 100 B-schools in the World. In 2015, only six B-schools feature in both these coveted rankings from Asia. Set up in 1982, Sasin is the first business school in Thailand to have earned both AACSB and EQUIS accreditations. Global knowledge organizations GMAC, Harvard Business Publishing and Bloomberg were AMC partners.


MBA Directors’ Round Table in Bangalore
MBAUniverse.com held the 3rd Annual Directors’ Round Table on November 27, 2013 at IIM Bangalore with the theme ‘Conquering the Chaos’. The conference was addressed by Mr. Ravi Venkatesan, Board member Infosys and AB Volvo and former Chairman Microsoft India. Special Address was delivered by Dr. S Raghunath, Professor and Dean IIM Bangalore.


1st MBA Director’s RoundTable conference on April 25, 2012 was addressed by noted management thinker Dr Jagdish Sheth and Ms Vinita Bali, MD, Britannia Industries. Directors from Top 20 B-schools participated in the RoundTable discussions. More than 150 delegates representing leading B-schools from India attended this forum, and were greatly impacted by the discussions. The forum was supported by MINT newspaper and IBM.


Taking this initiative forward, we held the 2013 MBA Directors’ Round-table on 2nd April 2013. The theme for 2013 was‘Indian MBA Education – Rethinking for Revival’. We deliberated and charted out an agenda of revival of MBA education.


Round Table at Chennai
The Round Table Chennai held on February 27, 2014 with the theme ‘Conquering the Chaos- Imperatives for B-schools’ was addressed by Dr S S Mantha, Chairman AICTE, Mr K Pandiarajan, Non exec chairman, Randstad India while the special address was delivered by Dr David A Wan, President & CEO, Harvard Business Publishing.


Western Round Table at Pune
MBA Universe.com held Western India Round Table in Pune on March 28, 2014 on the theme ‘Conquering the Chaos’. The key note address was delivered by Dr S S Mantha, Chairman AICTE and special address by Dr Shubhro Sen, Management Guru and co-founder,’Conscious Capitalism institute USA; and Dr Peter Lorange, Former President IMD Lausanne and President & CEO Lorange Institute of business, Zurich.