About IMC
India’s biggest annual MBA Education Conference & Awards Platform

IIndian 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, the Conclave is completing a decade of service to Indian Management Education with IMC 2019.

Guiding Principles :
MULTI-STAKEHOLDER PLATFORM: IMC is a multi-stakeholder platform that brings together Policy makers, Industry, Knowledge organizations and Service providers for the benefit of B-schools.
FACT-BASED PLATFORM: IMC is a fact-based platform, and not a podium for rhetoric. Weconduct research and also invite knowledge organizations to share their analysis.
RESEARCH & DOCUMENT: IMC plays a role in researching and documenting best practices of Indian Management Education.
GLOBAL OUTLOOK: In a global world, there is no place for jingoism. B-schools must compete to excel or perish. IMC invites global thinkers and international organizations to share global best-practices.
Key Initiatives
To meet the objectives, IMC Conference has evolved into four key initiatives:
1. IMC Conference: Platform for global thinkers, business leaders and top B-school leaders to share views and ideas to improve Indian MBA.
2. IMC Awards for Excellence in Management Education:Initiative to research & recognizethe best initiatives from Indian Management Education.
3. IMC Distinguished Alumni Awards: Recognizing Alumni Achievers who are true brand ambassadors for management education.
4. IMC Faculty Workshops & Master Classes: To share latest teaching and pedagogical tools with faculty members.

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 initiativesthat 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.

After first phase of IMC journey (2010-2014), IMC expanded its footprint and started working with leading B-schools in India with the objective of bringing the best knowledge and resources from these institutions for the benefit of entire ecosystem.

Hosted by ISB at 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’.

9th IMC 2018 was held at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) on the theme of ‘MBA Pedagogy for 21st Century Business School’.

Celebrating its 10thAnniversary, IMC came back to its roots – New Delhi - for the IMC 2019.

IMC Dates, Venues & Themes

IMC Event Location Theme Date
10th IMC 2018 Heldin New Delhi Effective MBA Faculty for 21st Century Management Education August 2-3, 2019
9th IMC 2018 Head at IIM Bangalore Campus MBA Pedagogy for 21st Century Business School August 3-4, 2018
8th IMC 2017 Head 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

IMC is very thankful to Distinguished Speakers, Partners and Sponsors, Delegates and Host institutions for making the IMC as India’s definitive MBA education conference.