With a mark of great success, the 6th Edition of the Indian Management Conclave (IMC 2015), one of the largest management conclaves in India, organised by MBAUniverse.com in partnership with the Indian School of Business (ISB), concluded on July 30, 2015 at ISB’s Hyderabad campus. The conclave theme of “Enhancing B-school Competitiveness” was addressed by Academicians from top B- Schools from India and abroad, and many CXOs. Speaking at the conclave, Dilip Shanghvi, MD, Sun Pharma, said, "Only organizations that have the right values and ethics at their core survive over the long-term. B-schools must create managers and leaders who put adhering to values ahead of corporate success."
Echoing the importance of values, Avani Davda, CEO of Tata Starbucks, addressing the conclave said, "Young managers must be humble, self-aware and be values driven. There are no short-cuts."
RS Sodhi, MD, AMUL said, "At organizations like ours, we want MBAs that have the right set of values, along with technical competence. Indian values must be inculcated in MBAs through interventions in curriculum and pedagogy."
At the conclave, IMC Distinguished Alumni Award 2015 were presented on July 29, 2015 to R.S Sodhi, Graduate of Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) and MD of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (AMUL) and Avani Davda, Graduate of NMIMS University, Mumbai, and Chief Executive Officer of Tata Starbucks.
Over the two days, IMC 2015 witnessed several key note speeches, debates and panel discussions, where academicians and industry leaders come together to deliberate on topics ranging Enhancing Student Engagement & Learning Outcomes to Making Industry-Institute partnerships work to Can Technology Enable Quality Education at Scale?
Ajit Rangnekar, Dean, ISB, Sangeet Chowfla, Global President & Chief Executive Officer, Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), Hemant Kanoria, CMD, Srei Infrastructure Finance Ltd and Former Member, Board of Governors, IIM – Calcutta, Amit Agnihotri, Convener, Indian Management Conclave & Chairman MBAUniverse.com, and Dr Shekhar Chaudhuri, Former Director, IIM Calcutta and Professor, IIM Calcutta inaugurated the Conclave on July 29.
“With more than 300 delegates from 100 B-Schools, the IMC 2015 has received a tremendous response. Progressive B-Schools now want to improve their competitiveness and with 20 top speakers, Case-study presentations by top B-schools and many other sessions, the Indian Management Conclave is a platform to help them in this journey,” Amit Agnihotri, Convener, Indian Management Conclave, warmly welcoming the gathering said.
Sharing his thoughts on value of management education, Ajit Rangnekar, Dean, ISB, felt it was time for B School to inculcate among their students, what he called the VEIL or a sense of values, a sense for the environment, sensitivity to inequities in society and finally adhering to the law of the land. “Without these we cannot create global competitiveness,” he added.
The event concluded with presentation of IMC Awards, which is a non-profit initiative to identify, document and recognise the Best Case Studies by Indian B-schools. IMC Awards 2015 Jury is chaired by Dr Shekhar Chaudhuri, Professor, IIM Calcutta & Former Director, IIM Calcutta (2002-2013). Winners were felicitated by Mr Dilip Shanghvi, MD, Sun Pharmaceuticals at the IMC Valedictory session.
IMC Awards 2015 winners:
Theme - Making Industry-Institute partnerships work
SILVER AWARD WINNER
NMIMS University, Mumbai
GOLD AWARD WINNER
Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar
Theme – Attracting ideal Participants profile
SILVER AWARD WINNER
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
GOLD AWARD WINNER
Jaipuria Institute of Management
Theme – Innovations in Teaching Methodology
JOINT SILVER AWARD WINNERS
BNM Institute of Technology, Bangalore
Case Study presented by: Dr S K Prasad, Professor & Head
& Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management, Hyderabad
Case Study presented by: Dr Kamal Ghosh Ray, Director
GOLD AWARD WINNER
About Indian Management Conclave (IMC)
In 2010 MBAUniverse.com launched this multi-stakeholder platform. IMC gained momentum with world class speakers & cutting edge themes in 2011. IMC 2012 drew the attention of policy makers & stakeholders by highlighting the crisis facing Indian management education. From 2013, IMC shifted its focus from 'Problems' to 'Solutions' with the launch of IMC Awards to identify, document and recognize the Best-practices and successful Initiatives undertaken by Indian B-schools on contemporary themes. IMC 2014 was recognized as India’s definitive management education conference, with the release of EPSI & MBAUniverse.com Indian Management Education ‘Vision 2025’ – Whitepaper.This paper is now being published by McGraw Hill for wider circulation amongst policy-makers and other stakeholders.
About Indian School of Business
The Indian School of Business (ISB) is a global Business school offering world-class management education across its two campuses – Hyderabad and Mohali. The School has grown at a rapid pace over the twelve years since its inception and already has several notable accomplishments to its credit – it is the youngest school ever to consistently rank among the top Global MBA programmes, the first institution in South Asia to receive the prestigious AACSB accreditation, one of the largest providers of Executive Education in Asia, and the most research productive Indian management institution. A vibrant pool of research-oriented resident faculty, strong academic associations with leading global B-schools and the backing of an influential Board, have helped the ISB fast emerge as a premier global Business school in the emerging markets. For more details visit www.isb.edu
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