IMC 2018 Program Agenda

Theme 2018: MBA Pedagogy for 21st Century Business Schools

Program Agenda

As on July 27, 2018

Venue: IIM Bangalore Auditorium


Day 1 - August 3, 2018


Inaugural Session




Welcome Address

Mr Amit Agnihotri, Convenor, Indian Management Conclave; Founder,


Inaugural Address

Dr G Raghuram, Director, IIM Bangalore


Keynote Address

Ms Rekha M. Menon, Chairman and Senior Managing Director, Accenture in India


International Keynote Address

Dr Jikyeong Kang, President & Dean, Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Manila


Special Address

Mr Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO, Coursera (Video Address)





Topic: Industry 4.0: Future of Work &Desired Competencies from MBAs

We are now at the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This Revolution is bringing to us advanced robotics and autonomous transport, artificial intelligence and machine learning, advanced materials, biotechnology and genomics. Business landscape is undergoing sea change. In this context, what is the Future of Work? What are the desired Competencies from MBAs in say 2020? And how should B-schools rethink their MBA programs to produce talent that meets the industry expectations? This eminent panel featuring India’s leading MBA recruiters will find answers to these vital issues. 


Session Chair: Mr R Srinivasan, Editor, Hindu BusinessLine


Panel Speakers:
Mr Edwin Moses
, Group Vice President, Oracle

Mr Samar Singh Sheikhawat, Chief Marketing Officer, United Breweries

Mr Piyush Singh, Director HR, KPMG

Mr Alok Sheopurkar, Executive Vice President & Head HR, HDFC AMC

Mr Achal Jaiswal, Vice President &Southern Region Head, National Stock Exchange (NSE)

Mr Phillip Samuel Babu, Head of Channel & Student Academy, SAP India








Theme: Experiential Learning for meeting Program Learning Goals

Experiential Learning is the new buzzword at Business Schools across the world. Institutions are taking many initiatives like Action Learning, Immersions, Field Visits, Labs etc.However, Experiential Learning Pedagogy must be matched and measured with Learning Goals.So, what are the successful initiatives undertaken by B-schools in India in this area? From more than 20 nominations, IMC Awards 2018 Jury has shortlisted following initiativesfor final presentations.Jury will select Winners based on their presentations. IMC Awards 2018 will be announced and presented at the Valedictory Session.


Session Chair: Dr KRS Murthy, Former Director, IIM Bangalore & IMC Awards 2018 Jury Chair


Case Presenters:

Case Title: Himalayan Outbound Programme (HOP)

Institute: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore

Presented by: Dr Sanjay Choudhari, Faculty-in-Charge, HOP, IIM Indore


Case Title: We Care - Civic Engagement Internship, for Developing Socially Sensitive Managers

Institute: NMIMS University Mumbai

Presented by: Dr Meena Galliara, Director, Jasani Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & Sustainability Management, School of Business Management, NMIMS University Mumbai


Case Title: Social Immersion Program

Institute: IFIM Business School Bangalore

Presented by: Dr Nina Jacob, Professor and Head, VB Padode Centre for Sustainability, IFIM Business School Bangalore


Case Title: Abhigyan - Learning Management Concepts Through Theatre

Institute: Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore

Presented by: Dr Justin Nelson Michael, Professor, School of Management, Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore


Case Title:Teaching Cross-cultural communication through Theatre Play - An Experiential Learning Initiative

Institute: PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore 

Presented by: Dr R Deepa, Assistant Professor,PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore

4.00-4.30pm TEA/COFFEE BREAK



Topic: Fostering Creativity & Innovation in MBA Program: Pedagogical Approaches

In the backdrop of Fourth Industrial Revolution, a much greater emphasis is being placed on Creativity & Innovation.Reports by think-tanks like World Economic Forum opine that rapid advances in technology will automate the routine jobs and put a premium on jobs that require Problem solving with Creativity & Innovation. So how should B-schools rethink their MBA programs to help prepare managers and leaders for the new era.And, how are leading B-schools implementing this expectation in their MBA program.


Keynote Address:

Dr Scott DeRue, Dean, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan (Video Address)

Session Chair: Dr Rajan Saxena, Vice Chancellor, NMIMS University Mumbai


Panel Speakers:

Dr Bhimaraya Metri, Director, IIM Trichy

Dr Ashis K Pani, Dean - Academics, XLRI Jamshedpur

Dr Sourav Mukherji, Professor & Chairperson, Centre for Teaching and Learning, IIM Bangalore

Mr Dan LeClair, EVP, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, AACSB International

Dr Madhu Veeraraghavan, Director, TAPMI Manipal

6.45PM onwards




Day 2 - August 04, 2018






Theme: Pedagogy for Developing Job Competencies in MBAs

In the backdrop of low MBA employability, addressing competency gaps is high on the agenda of every progressive B-school. They are taking many initiatives including comprehensive and rigorous industry-institute engagement. So, what are the successful initiatives taken by B-schools toresearch the competencies needed for MBA jobs of today?And what efforts are they making to imbibe them in their MBA program? From more than 20 nominations, IMC Awards2018 Jury has shortlisted following initiatives for presentations at IMC Conference. Jury will select Award Winners based on these presentations. IMC Awards 2018 will be announced and presented at the Valedictory Session.


Session Chair: Dr Sourav Mukherji, Professor & Chairperson, Centre for Teaching and Learning, IIM Bangalore & IMC Awards 2018 Jury


Case Presenters:

Case Title: Developing a Business Analytics Major

Institute: Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

Presented by: Dr S Bhardwaj, Dr Bala & Vasantha Balachandran Chair Professor of Marketing, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai


Case Title: Research Incubation

Institute: IFIM Business School Bangalore

Presented by: Dr Srividya Raghavan, Associate Dean, Academics, IFIM Business School Bangalore


Case Title: Venture Fest 2018

Institute: RV Institute of Management, Bangalore

Presented by: Dr Purushottam Bung, Professor and Director, RV Institute of Management, Bangalore


Case Title: Leadership Assessment and Development Centre (LADC)

Institute: TAPMI Manipal

Presented by: Dr Happy Paul, Associate Professor and Dr Aditya Jadhav, Chairman-Admissions, TAPMI, Manipal


Case Title: Active Learning Through On-Field

Institute: Vivekanand Education Society Institute of Management Studies and Research (VESIM), Mumbai

Presented by: Dr Sandeep Bhardwaj, Dean – Academics, VESIM, Mumbai



Topic: Leveraging Technology to Enhance Learning in MBA Program

As technology is disrupting the business world, it is also impacting the education and learning domain. Digital education platforms are redefining the access and delivery of business education across the world. B-schools are also taking their own initiative. Harvard Business School has set up HBX and IIMB has set up IIMBx. In this backdrop, how can B-schools leverageplatforms and education technology to enhance learning in their MBA program. How can they teach better with these technology aids?Top experts on the subject will share their prescription in this session.


Speaker: Dr PD Jose, Professor & Chairperson, Digital Learning, IIM Bangalore

Topic: Role of MOOCs and Digital Platforms in MBA program


Speaker: Dr VG Narayanan, Professor & Chair, MBA Elective Curriculum, Harvard Business School

Topic: Effective Use of Technology in MBA Curriculum & Pedagogy

11.30-12.00pm (Noon)





Topic: Quality Framework for 21st Century Indian Business School

The current model of business education in India took shape in 1990s. In the last decade, disruptive technologies like AI, VR, IoT, Machine Learning, Robotics etc have together created a radical shift in global business.The quality of Indian Management Education has been a matter of concern during the last decade due to unplanned and haphazard growth. This led to period of shakeout, where more than 500 B-schools closed between 2010 and 2015. Today, quality and relevant MBA education is the need of the hour. In this backdrop, Directors from well-known B-schools will share their views and learnings on how to develop a quality framework for Management Education in India.


Special Address: Dr Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE (Video Address)

Session Chair: Dr H Chaturvedi, Alt President, Education Promotion Society of India (EPSI); Director, BIMTECH Greater Noida



Dr Himadri Das, Director, MDI Gurgaon

Dr Pramod Kumar, President, ISB&M Pune, Kolkata & Bangalore

Dr Pratima Sheorey, Director, SCMHRD Pune

Dr N R Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD Mysore

Dr Atish Chattopadhyay, Director, IFIM Business School Bangalore

Mr Shreevats Jaipuria, Vice Chairman, Jaipuria Institute of Management





IMC believes that Alumni are the best ambassadors for Indian Management Education. IMC Distinguished Alumni Award (IMC DAA) are presented to outstanding business leaders every year, who had graduated from an Indian business school and are making a national and global impact.


This session will honour IMC DAA 2018 Awardees and will host their acceptance speeches.


IMC DAA 2018 Presentation and Address by XLRI Jamshedpur Alumnus

Mr Krishnakumar Natarajan, Co-founder & Executive Chairman, Mindtree

IMC DAA 2018 Presentation and Address by MDI Gurgaon Alumnus

Mr Neeraj Kakkar, Co-founder & CEO, Hector Beverages (Paper Boat)




Valedictory Address by Chief Guest:

Mr Ravi Venkatesan, Chairman, Bank of Baroda

Topic: Defining the 21st Century Leader


Special Address by Guest of Honour:

Mr Kamal Bali, President & Managing Director, Volvo Group India

Topic: Leadership in the Age of Disruptions


IMC Awards 2018 – Award Presentation Ceremony

Award Winners shall be felicitated by the Chief Guest, Guest of Honour& Jury Members. Session will close with a group picture of Winners 2018.


End of Program



IMC 2018 Faculty Development Workshop

Topic: Leveraging MOOCs in Indian B-schools

Conducted by: Dr PD Jose, Professor & Chairperson, Digital Learning, IIM Bangalore 

Venue: IIM Bangalore

2.15-2.30PM Workshop Registration*

2:30 – 5:30 PM

IMC 2018 Faculty Development Workshop


In 2015, celebrating five years of its journey, IMC initiated annual Faculty Development Workshop. The aim of this workshop is to make a small contribution towards management faculty development process.


IMC Workshop 2018 shall be conducted by Dr PD Jose, Professor & Chairperson, Digital Learning, IIM Bangalore.


Topic is Leveraging MOOCs in Indian B-schools.

*This Workshop requires separate registration due to limited seats. Email your interest in advance to [email protected] and seek a confirmation.