IMC 2021 Awards for Excellence in Management Education: GIM Goa wins Gold; Jaipuria Institute wins Silver

MBAUniverse.com News Desk |
December 22, 2021
GIM Goa emerged as the winner of Gold Award and Jaipuria Institute won Silver at IMC Awards 2021 held at the 11th edition of Indian Management Conclave (IMC), organized by MBAUniverse.com and hosted by MDI Gurgaon on December 20 and 21, 2021. IMC Awards are India’s most prestigious awards for Excellence in Management Education. The core objective is to identify, document & recognize the Best-practices by B-schools & Universities

Goa Institute of Management (GIM) Goa has won the Gold and Jaipuria Institute of Management has won the Silver at prestigious IMC Awards 2021 competition, held during the 11th edition of Indian Management Conclave (IMC), organized by MBAUniverse.com and hosted by MDI Gurgaon on December 20 & 21, 2021. IMC Awards 2021 were presented on the theme of ‘The Right MBA Class Mix.’ The awards were presented by the Chief Guest, Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog.

Recognized as India’s most prestigious awards for Excellence in Management Education, the objective of IMC Awards is to identify, document and recognize the best-practices and successful Initiatives undertaken by Indian B-schools in key areas like Admissions Policy & Management, Curriculum & Pedagogy, Faculty Development, Industry-engagement and leveraging Education Technology.

Eminent Jury at IMC Awards 2021 comprised Dr J K Mitra, Former Dean, FMS Delhi, Jury Chair; Dr SR Singhvi, Eminent Marketing Educator; Former Faculty, IIM Indore, MDI, IMI New Delhi & IMT Ghaziabad

IMC Awards 2021 Theme: The Right MBA Class Mix
Getting the Class-Mix right is one of the biggest challenges for a B-school. First challenge is to secure enough demand of candidates. Then comes the second challenge of framing admission policy and criteria for selecting students that fit the distinctiveness of the B-school. Finally, the impact of this class mix on student outcomes must be assessed. IMC invited B-schools to share details on Initiatives taken to attract students that meet the desired profile, Steps taken to develop a robust Admission Policy and Criteria and Impact Assessment of the Initiatives.

IMC 2021 Gold Winner: Goa Institute of Management
Goa Institute of Management won the Gold for the case title – “GIM ‘LEADS’: Lookup for Exploratory Analysts in Data Science: Evolving search towards the right class mix of data-savvy management students.” The winning presentation was made by Dr R Rathish Bhatt, Chair PGDM (BDA), Goa Institute of Management, Goa elaborating the background and challenges that led to this initiative. GIM traditionally attracted a good diverse mix of students but the launch of PGDM (Big Data Analytics) in 2018, made the B-school face the challenge of  retaining the class mix and diversity expected out of a management course.The PGDM (BDA) admissions strategy (LEADS) was conceptualized to ensure diversity amongst the target set.

IMC 2021 Silver Winner: Jaipuria Institute of Management
Jaipuria Institute won the Silver Award for the Case Title “Learners’ Community Mix Approach (LCMA): Jaipuria’s Tryst with Mission Driven Student Mix” and the presentation was made by Dr Prabhat Pankaj, Director, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur.

Jaipuria’s mission mandates ‘learner-centricity’ in student mix which is purely driven by the learners’ community mix approach emanating from the mission statement. This has allowed Jaipuria to address several challenges which a B-school generally finds difficult to address. The challenge also included ‘How to leverage students from Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities’ as large chunk of application for admissions from aspirants born, brought up and educated from a small town are received. Since the B-school often presents rigorous mix of learning methodology and necessitates the learners to be highly engaged and motivated, it poses a serious challenge as to create right kind of immersive environment for all such learners. The learning community mix with a well-designed learners’ progression program helped Jaipuria to overcome this challenge very well.

IMC Awards 2021 Finalists
The finalists for IMC Awards 2021 included  Jagdish Sheth School of Management (JAGSoM) Bangalore on the Case Title - The Right MBA Class Mix. The case was presented  by Prof. ZeniaNanra, Assistant Professor, Jagdish Sheth School of Management (JAGSoM). Second finalist was WeSchool, Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai on the Case title SamaWEsh – A Peer-to-Peer Learning Platform (for PGDM Healthcare Students at WeSchool). The Case was well presented  by Dr Anjali Kumar, Associate Professor - Healthcare Management, WeSchool, Welingkar Institute of Management.

The Day 1 and Day 2 of the 11th Indian Management Conclave (IMC) 2021 at MDI Gurgaon on December 20 & 21 was a big success. IMC 2021 Day 2 hosted addresses by top Policy Makers Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, and AICTE Vice Chairman Dr MP Poonia, who spoke on the future roadmap of management education in India. Read More on Day 2 at IMC 2021

IMC 2021 Day 1 hosted Global Thought-leaders & 150 Directors from IIMs, ISB, MDI and top B-schools. C P Gurnani, MD, Tech Mahindra; AICTE Chairman Dr Anil Sahasrabudhe; edX Founder Dr Anant Agarwal; Infosys President Ravi Kumar called for Learner Centric MBA. Read More on Day 1 at IMC 2021

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