Industry- Academia Collaboration a New Paradigm @IESMCRC Mumbai

MBAUniverse.com News Desk |
January 9, 2020
IESMCRC offers the opportunity for students to connect with companies and engage in working with them while continuing with academics. It makes students understand expectations of companies and accordingly shape personality and also acquire skills to complement academics. The Industry- Academia Collaboration, short live projects at IESMCRC are only a few examples in this direction
IESMCRC Mumbai

All of us are aware that companies hold money and a workforce, whereas academics have extensive knowledge and a large number of the faculty who are experts in their respective fields. Interaction between industry and academia has proven to be successful in various fields. A company has a complex problem which it cannot solve. Believing that only the best of minds can tackle such complex issues, they decide to engage a group of faculty. The partnership has its ups and downs but ultimately succeeds and the problem is solved.

But what about the students? Do students get to connect with companies and engage in working with company and continuing with academics? Do students understand expectations of companies and accordingly shape personality and also acquire skills to complement academics? YES, all this happens at IESMCRC is the good news!

IESMCRC Mumbai

IESMCRC Mumbai

IESMCRC Mumbai

IESMCRC Mumbai

Every student is a member of Confederation of Indian Industry Young Indians- CII Yi and is exposed to sessions with industry executives on innovation, entrepreneurship, social media, financial literacy, leadership, design thinking, societal responsibilities, teamwork to name a few. Students also get an opportunity to organise and manage conferences and seminars like IWN Workshop, Higher Educaton Summit, Online Debate Competition, Make in India, Magnetic Maharashtra, Mumbai Youth Conclave and many more for numerous industry associations.  

IESMCRC Mumbai

IESMCRC Mumbai

As a consequence, students also get to do short duration live projects in companies for which IESMCRC declares one day of the week as “No lecture day”. Live projects are done under guidance of faculty. 

IESMCRC Mumbai

IESMCRC Mumbai

IESMCRC Mumbai

IESMCRC Mumbai

Connect with TAITRA and Taiwan Chambers of Commerce Mumbai has been another feather in the cap of IESMCRC as a number of MNCs have visited and interacted with faculty and students. With TCC, IESMCRC started the Leadership Talks by Heads of Taiwanese companies in India. With TAITRA we had the Contact Taiwan program and teaching Business Mandarin to our students. Our students along with Taiwan Chambers of Commerce organized for the 1st time in India an India- Taiwan Cultural festival which was attended by industry executives from Taiwanese companies and more importantly His Excellency Mr Tein Chung Kwang- Ambassador of Taiwan.

IESMCRC Mumbai

IESMCRC Mumbai

IESMCRC Mumbai

What industry has to say…

CII invited students to assist them for organizing & compering a full day workshop by Indians Women Network. Ms Ricci Chatterjee Executive Manager-CII wrote “......Everything went off very well. Thank you for your support. All the students were very helpful. I have given Keval Chande the points on which he could improve. Overall he did a good job. Thank you!”

“Mr Aditya Menon Chair CII Yi YUVA has this to say: “We at CII Yi have had a long standing association with IESMCRC. We have conducted numerous sessions with IESMCRC such as Mock stock trading and corporate governance conducted by the industry’s well known experts. Students at IESMCRC were put on to a curriculum for which they were tested and accordingly graded. Overall the ultimate aim to make students industry ready was majorly accomplished. Always a delight to have IESMCRC be a part of CII Yi Yuva and conduct sessions which would make their students industry ready.”

IESMCRC Mumbai

Dr. Mohan B. Rao

Electrical Engineer from BITS –Pilani, PGMSM from Delhi University; PGDBM from XLRI- Jamshedpur with a Gold Medal in Economics and a Ph.D. from the University of Mumbai. Dr. Rao has over three decades of experience in a variety of products and markets as VP –Dishnet DSL 2000-2002, CEO- Datamatics 1992-2000; DGM- Godrej & Boyce 1978-1992. Dr. Rao is currently with IESMCRC since 2002 and is Professor & Associate Dean (External Collaborations). He is actively associated with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and is Co- Chair CII Higher Education Forum and also YUVA ADVISOR for CII Young Indians.

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