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May 1, 2015
The sixth edition of Indian Management Conclave, India's definitive management education conference, will be held on July 29-30 at the Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad Campus. The theme is 'Enhancing B-school Competitiveness'.
The sixth edition of Indian Management Conclave, Indias definitive management education conference, will be held on July 29 - 30 at the Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad Campus

One of the highlights of IMC 2015 is the annual IMC Awards 2015, where B-schools get a chance to present case-studies on how they improved their MBA program in last 12 months. These case-studies will be judged by Dr Shekhar Choudhuri, former two-time Director of IIM Calcutta (2002-2012); Mr Sanjeev Kumar Gupta, Managing Director - H&PS, Govt Relations and Corp Affairs, ACCENTURE India and Dr Sesha Iyer, Director, SPJIMR, Mumbai.+

Nomination process for IMC Awards 2015 is now open, and will close on May 30. B-schools and University MBA departments are invited to submit their case-studies on how they improved their MBA program in last 12 months. Download IMC Awards 2015 Nomination Form. There is no participation fee. By nominating their initiative, B-schools get a national stage to showcase the good work they are doing. IMC Award winners are awarded and appreciated by Policy-makers, Corporates & HR community and the Education community in India and Abroad.

In 2013, to further the vision of IMC Conference, the 1st Indian Management Conclave (IMC) Awards, were launched. The core objective is to identify, document and recognize the Best-practices and successful Initiatives undertaken by Indian B-schools. Union HRD Minister Dr Shashi Tharoor presented IMC Awards 2013 to 10 worthy winners at a glittering ceremony in New Delhi.  Awards 2014 saw an even bigger participation from 70 leading B-schools, and Awards were presented by Mr Sunil Kant Munjal, Jt MD, Hero Moto Corp and BJP Leader Dr Subramanian Swamy.

Awards 2015 Highlights are:

1. India’s most prestigious Management Education Awards

2. Conceptualized to document & recognize best-practices by B-schools in India

3. Selection by Unbiased & Eminent Jury based only on the merit of nomination

4. Award Presentation by icons like HRD Minister, Global thinkers and Business magnates

5. IIMs, XLRI, SPJIMR and 50+ leading B-schools have participated in past editions

6. Award 2014 Winners published by McGraw Hill

7. Non-profit Initiative of MBAUniverse.com; no registration or participation fee

 

Awards 2015 Themes:

Theme 1: Making Industry-Institute partnerships work: Lessons from Successful collaborations

Theme 2: Attracting ideal Participants Profile in your MBA class

Theme 3: Innovations in Teaching Methodology

More details on each theme are available in Awards Nomination Form.

IMC Awards 2015 Jury

India's most distinguished MBA educators adjudicate the award entries. Dr Shekhar Chaudhari, Former Director, IIM Calcutta will be chairing the IMC Award 2015 Jury.

Dr Shekhar Chaudhuri is currently the Director of School of Management and Entrepreneurship at the Shiv Nadar University. Prior to joining SNU, he was the Director of IIM Calcutta for two consecutive terms -- November 2002 to April 2013. During his tenure at IIM Calcutta, the Institute went through a transformational change and became the first and the only IIM in the country to earn prestigious AACSB Accreditation.

Jury member Mr Sanjeev Kumar Gupta is the Managing Director - H&PS, Government Relations and Corporate Affairs for Accenture in India. He is responsible for strategic planning, driving policy related business growth, and driving Innovations and strategic partnerships with Government, Research bodies and related organizations. Mr Gupta is an MBA from FMS Delhi University.

Jury member Dr Sesha Iyer is the Director of S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), one of the premier business schools in the country. Dr Iyer is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate and has a Ph.D in Operations Management. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Cost and Works Accounts of India.

Award Participation Benefits:

By nominating their initiative, B-schools get a national stage to showcase the good work they are doing.

1. Compete & win India’s most prestigious & highly credible Management Education Awards

2. Award Presentation by icons like HRD minister, Global management-thinkers & Business magnates

3. Selection by Eminent Jury based only on the merit of Nomination

4. Showcase your Best-practices with Top 200 B-schools at IMC Conference at ISB Hyderabad

5. Award 2014 Winners published by McGraw Hill. Similar publication for Awards 2015 too

6. Non-profit Initiative of MBAUniverse.com; No registration or participation fee

Key steps & timelines:

Step 1: Download & Submit Application Form by May 30

Step 2: Applications Review & Shortlist Announcement by Jury by June 15

Step 3: Shortlisted B-schools to submit detailed Case-study by July 15

Step 4: Final Presentation at IMC Conference on July 29-30. Winners Awarded on July 30

Award Nomination process is open now. B-schools can download the nomination form on IMC 2015 website (www.MBAUniverse.com/IMC2015). Last date for sending nominations is May 30.

ISB to host 6th IMC 2015

Earlier, announcing IMC 2015, Amit Agnihotri, Chairman, MBAUniverse.com said, "Management education has become one of the most competitive sectors in India. Institutions are looking for ways to enhance their competitiveness-both within Indian context, and increasingly in the global arena. With this as the backdrop, the 6th Indian Management Conclave 2015 will focus on the theme of Enhancing B-school Competitiveness. We are thankful to ISB for accepting to partner and host IMC 2015 at ISB Hyderabad Campus."

Welcoming IMC 2015 to its iconic Hyderabad campus, Mr Ajit Rangnekar, Dean, ISB said, "Indian School of Business (ISB) is pleased to partner and host Indian Management Conclave 2015 in Hyderabad on July 29 & 30, 2015. Organized by MBAUniverse.com since 2010, IMC is recognized as India's definitive thought-leadership conference on Management education. Enhancing B-School Competitiveness -- the theme for 6th IMC 2015 is very timely. We warmly welcome Deans, Faculty members and Administrators to our Hyderabad campus."

Stay tuned to MBAUniverse.com for more updates on 6th IMC 2015 and IMC Awards 2015.