About IMC

Indian Management Conclave (IMC) is India's definitive Annual Management Education Conference & Awards Platform, organized by MBAUniverse.com in partnership with India's top B-schools and knowledge organizations.

Launched in 2010, in a short span of seven years, IMC has emerged as India's definitive management education conference and a must-attend national platform for Academic Leaders and Decision-makers from B-Schools and Universities.

The Guiding Principles of IMC are:
MULTI-STAKEHOLDER PLATFORM: Be a multi-stakeholder platform that brings together Policy makers, Industry, Knowledge organizations and Service providers for the benefit of B-schools.
FACT-BASED PLATFORM: Be a fact-based platform, and not a podium for rhetoric. Indian Management Conclave conducts research, and also invites knowledge organizations to share their analysis.
RESEARCH & DOCUMENT: Play a role in researching and documenting best practices of Indian Management Education. IMC Awards were initiated in 2013 to fulfill this objective. Over the years, there are many publications on Indian Management Education from IMC platform.
GLOBAL OUTLOOK: In a global world, there is no place for jingoism. B-schools have to compete to excel, or perish. IMC invites global thinkers and international organizations to share global best-practices.

Past conclave speakers include who's who from education sector and corporate including Mr RC Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti Suzuki; Mr Sunil Kant Munjal, Former Joint MD, Hero Motocorp; Mr Dilip Shanghvi, MD, Sun Pharma; Dr Srikant Datar, Professor, Harvard Business School; Dr Edward Snyder, Dean, Yale School of Management; and Globalization guru Dr Pankaj Ghemawat.

IMC Timelines & Evolution:
The Journey of IMC reflects the challenges and reorientation of Indian management education in the last decade.

After two decades of heady growth, since 2008 Indian MBA education has been facing unprecedented challenges. While there isn't an existential question on the Top-tier B-schools, they are yet to make a global impact. Stakeholders have been questioning the value of mid-tier and bottom-tier B-schools. In this backdrop, a serious platform to discuss the impact of massive changes impacting management education in India was missing. To fill this void, MBAUniverse.com conceptualized and organized first Indian Management Conclave (IMC) in 2010.

After its launch in 2010, IMC gained momentum with world class speakers & cutting edge themes in 2011. At IMC 2012, our MBA Employability survey was released and widely quoted by Media. It drew the attention of policy makers & stakeholders towards the crisis facing Indian management education. From 2013, IMC shifted its focus from 'Problems' to 'Solutions', by choosing themes, and taking initiatives, that help build competitiveness. IMC Awards for Excellence in Management Education was launched at IMC 2013, to identify, document and recognize the best practices and successful initiatives undertaken by Indian B-schools.

At IMC 2014, we released the EPSI-MBAUniverse.com whitepaper titled 'Vision 2025 for Indian Management Education'. Based on this document and discussions at IMC 2014 conference, a book titled 'Envisioning the Future of Indian Management Education' was published by McGraw Hill.

Hosted by ISB at its iconic Hyderabad campus, IMC 2015 focused on the theme of Enhancing B-school Competitiveness. Two new initiatives - IMC Distinguished Alumni Awards (IMC DAA) and IMC Faculty Workshop - were initiated at IMC 2015.

7th IMC 2016, held at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), focused on the theme of nurturing Institutional Leadership in B-schools. Pearson has published IMC 2015 and 2016 Conference Proceedings.

8th IMC 2017 was held at Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIML) at its Noida campus on the theme of 'MBA Curriculum for New Era'.

IMC Dates & Venue
8th IMC 2017 Held at IIM Lucknow Noida campus MBA Curriculum for New Era August 4-5, 2017
7th  IMC 2016 Held at IIM Ahmedabad Institutional Leadership in Management Education August 5-6, 2016
6th IMC 2015 Held at ISB, Hyderabad Enhancing B-school Competitiveness July 29-30, 2015
5th IMC 2014 Held in New Delhi MBA EDU 3.0 Envisioning The Future August 8-9, 2014
4th IMC 2013 Held in New Delhi Enhancing The Value of MBA August 2-3, 2013
3rd IMC 2012 Held in New Delhi Survival of the Fittest : Lessons from the Best August 9-10, 2012
2nd IMC 2011 Held in New Delhi Building a great B-school what's the new DNA? August 11-12, 2011
1st  IMC 2010 Held in New Delhi Rethinking and Rebooting Indian Management Education August 13-14, 2010

9th Indian Management Conclave is being held on the theme ‘MBA Pedagogy for 21st Century Business School’ at IIM Bangalore, the Host and Knowledge Partner for IMC 2018.

IMC is very thankful to Distinguished Speakers, Host institutions - ISB (2015), IIM Ahmedabad (2016) and IIM Lucknow (2017), IIM Bangalore (2018), Partners and Delegates for making IMC India’s biggest MBA education conference.