IMC Awards 2015: Nominate your success-story on three cutting edge themes

MBAUniverse.com News Desk |
May 6, 2015
One of the highlights of Indian Management Conclave 2015, to be held at ISB Hyderabad on July 29 & 30, is IMC Awards
One of the highlights of IMC 2015 will be IMC Awards, a showcase of most successful initiatives undertaken by B-schools in last 12 months. Awards nominations process is open now. Last date is May 30.

The 6th Indian Management Conclave (IMC) 2015, India’s biggest Management education conference, will be held at ISB Hyderabad on July 29 & 30, 2015. One of the highlights of IMC 2015 will be IMC Awards, a showcase of most successful initiatives undertaken by B-schools in last 12 months. B-schools can send their nominations on three cutting edge themes - 'Making Industry-Institute partnerships work', 'Attracting ideal Participants Profile in MBA class’ and ‘Innovations in Teaching Methodology’.

IMC Awards 2015 will be judged by Dr Shekhar Chaudhari, Former Director, IIM Calcutta (Jury Chair); Mr Sanjeev Kumar Gupta, Managing Director - H&PS, Govt Relations and Corp Affairs, Accenture India and Dr Sesha Iyer, Director, S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR).

IMC 2015: Award Nominations Open

B-schools and University MBA departments are invited to submit their case-studies on how they improved their MBA program in last 12 months.

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.

B-schools can download IMC Awards Nomination Form on IMC 2015 website. There is no participation fee to participate in IMC 2015 awards. Nomination process will close on May 30.

IMC Awards 2015 Highlights are

1. India's most prestigious Management Education Awards
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Conceptualized to document & recognize best-practices by B-schools in India
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Selection by Unbiased & Eminent Jury based only on the merit of nomination
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Award Presentation by icons like HRD Minister, Global thinkers and Business magnates
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IIMs, XLRI, SPJIMR and 50+ leading B-schools have participated in past editions
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Award 2014 Winners published by McGraw Hill
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Three Themes for IMC 2015 Awards:

The three themes on which IMC 2015 awards will be given away are the areas of great interest in India and
Abroad.

Theme 1: Making Industry-Institute partnerships work

Importance of building strategic relationships with Industry cannot be over emphasized. It can positively impact the curriculum, facilitate research and knowledge creation, improve employability, raise funds for new infrastructure, and many other areas. Now, B-schools aspiring to get engaged with industry partners must answer questions like - why should industry, ever short of time and bandwidth, engage with you? Are you likely to solve problems in areas like providing skilled talent that require less training, or conducting research in areas of a firm's strategic interest or contribute in some other areas that firm values?

B-schools can document & share their best initiative in this category with peers, policy-makers and industry colleagues through IMC Awards 2015 platform. Past winners of IMC Awards like IIM Kashipur, which won 2013 Award for its Case-study titled Design & Delivery of courses with Industry Support have met with success.

Theme 2: Attracting ideal Participants Profile in your MBA class

Attracting the ideal participants for an MBA class is perhaps the most strategic input that goes into building the competitiveness of a B-school. B-school leadership & Admission Heads have twin challenges to handle - to boost the overall application size, at the same time improving the quality & diversity of applications.

Progressive B-schools in India and Abroad have taken strategic initiatives to successfully engage with prospective applicants for different objectives like improving the Gender Diversity; Attracting younger/older student profile as done by ISB.

B-schools can document & share their best initiative in this category with peers, policy-makers and industry colleagues through IMC Awards 2015 platform. Past IMC Award winners like Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communications, Pune (Campus Connect) and TAPMI ('Experience TAPMI'), which won 2014 Award have designed similar programs for prospective student engagement.

Theme 3: Innovations in Teaching Methodology

While there is a broad consensus on what must be taught in a B-school curriculum, 'how we teach’, or the Pedagogy, makes a big difference to student satisfaction and employability. Across the World, in addition to traditional approaches like Case-method or Lectures, there has been a call for innovation in teaching methodology.

While HBS, Darden, and closer home IIMA, thrive on Case-method, Lectures dominate Chicago BOOTH, Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School and IIM Calcutta. These two predominant tools are undergoing innovations with Video-cases, Flipped-classrooms etc. Of late, Experiential approaches like team challenges, simulations, field work, industry-focused immersion experiences, career treks have caught on. HBS Dean Nitin Nohria famously initiated the Field Immersion Experiences for first-year students, which offers small-group learning experiences.

Technology aided pedagogical tools like advanced Learning Management Systems (LMS), M-Learning, flipped-classrooms, leveraging MOOCs are gaining currency too.

B-schools can document & share their best initiative in this category with peers, policy-makers and industry colleagues through IMC Awards 2015 platform. In India, Great Lakes ‘Karma - Yoga Leadership Experiential Project’ which won IMC award in 2013 has successfully innovated to create an immersive socially-relevant leadership development experience for its students.

To further the vision of IMC Conference, the 1st Indian Management Conclave Awards, popularly known as IMC Awards, were launched in 2013. The core objective of IMC Awards is to identify, document and recognize the Best-practices and successful Initiatives undertaken by Indian B-schools on contemporary themes. India's most distinguished MBA educators adjudicate the award entries. Awards are presented by icons like HRD Minister, Global Management-Thinkers and Business Magnates. The winning initiatives are documented and shared with 1000+ Institutions and 10,000+ educators in India and abroad. IMC Awards is a non-profit initiatives and no fee is charged from participating institutions.

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