IMC 2021 Program Agenda

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Program Agenda

Day 1, Monday, December 20, 2021
08.30-09.30 am
Conclave Registration
09.30-11.15 am
Inaugural Session
Welcome Address
Mr Amit Agnihotri, Founder & Convenor, Indian Management Conclave;
Host Address
Dr Rajesh Chakrabarti, Director, MDI Gurgaon
Inaugural Address by Guest of Honour
Mr C P Gurnani, MD & CEO, Tech Mahindra
International Keynote Address
Dr Anant Agarwal, Founder & CEO, edX; Professor, MIT
Special Addresses
Dr Caryn Beck-Dudley, President and CEO, AACSB International
Dr Sandeep Krishnamurthy, Dean,School of Business, University of Washington Bothell
11.15-11.45 am
11.45 am-01:00 pm
Plenary 1
Topic: The Right MBA Class Mix
CXOs are constantly examining managerial and leadership characteristics that can identify and define future business leaders in this era of disruption. According to World Economic Forum, Innovation, Self-management and Working with People are the key skills for the future leaders. ‘Learnability’ is also being referred to as an important ‘meta-skill’. So, what is the ideal MBA Class-Mix that assembles students who will further B-school’s vision and aid peer-learning? While framing the admission policy, how should they be assessed for both cognitive and non-cognitive human dimensions? This Session will discuss how B-schools should think about getting their Class-Mix right.
Session Chair: Dr Ranjan Banerjee, Dean, BITSoM Mumbai
Dr Sundaravaradhan Venkatesh, Professor, SME, Shiv Nadar University
Mr Dibyendu Bose, Senior Director of Admissions, Indian School of Business (ISB)
Mr Amit Khanna, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Mr Matt Symonds Co-Founder, Fortuna Admissions & Centre Court MBA & Masters Festivals
Mr Gaurav Srivastava, Regional Director - South Asia, Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
01.00-2.00 pm
02.00-2.45 pm
IMC Award for Excellence in Management Education 2021
Theme: The Right MBA Class Mix

Getting the Class-Mix right is one of the biggest challenges for B-schools. First challenge is to secure enough demand. Then comes the second challenge of framing admission policy and criteria for selecting students that fit the desired profile. This year’s IMC Award Theme invited B-schools to share their Innovative initiatives taken to draw the right student-mix. Jury reviewed nominations from many B-schools and selected following Finalists to share their initiatives with IMC Delegates. Based on these final presentations, Jury will select the best for IMC Awards, to be presented at the Valedictory Session by Chief Guest.

Dr J K Mitra, Former Dean & Professor, Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi (Jury Chair)
Dr SR Singhvi, Former Faculty, IIM Indore, MDI Gurgaon, IMI New Delhi & IMT Ghaziabad
All names in alphabetic order of respective B-schools
Case Title: GIM ‘LEADS’: Lookup for Exploratory Analysts in Data Science:
Evolving search towards the right class mix of data-savvy management students
Institute: Goa Institute of Management, Goa
Presented By: Dr Ratish Bhat, Chair PGDM (BDA), Goa Institute of Management, Goa
Case Title: The Right MBA Class Mix
Institute: Jagdish Sheth School of Management (JAGSoM) Bangalore
Presented By: Prof. Zenia Nanra, Assistant Professor, Jagdish Sheth School of Management (JAGSoM)
Case Title: Learners’ Community Mix Approach (LCMA): Jaipuria’s Tryst with Mission Driven Student Mix
Institute: Jaipuria Institute of Management
Presented By: Dr Prabhat Pankaj, Director, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur
Case Title: SamaWEsh – A Peer-to-Peer Learning Platform (for PGDM Healthcare Students at WeSchool)
Institute: WeSchool, Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai
Presented By: Dr Anjali Kumar, Associate Professor - Healthcare Management, WeSchool, Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai
02.45-04.00 PM
Plenary 2
Topic: Student Engagement & Learning Methods
Born after 1996, Generation Z are the digital natives who learn differently given their affinity to technology and the social context. While they deeply value learning as a key component of their individual growth, their preferred modes of learning are different from previous generations. Many of them prefer need-based learning that is done just-in-time for solving a specific problem through a combination of online platforms. So, how does faculty engage students and deliver a great learning experience? This session will discuss this fundamental challenge faced by the educators.
Session Chair: Dr Prafulla Agnihotri, Dean, Vijay Patil School of Management Mumbai; Founding Director, IIM Tiruchirappalli
Dr Suresh Ramanathan, Dean, Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai
Dr Monica Khanna, Director, K J Somaiya Institute of Management Mumbai
Dr Madhu Veeraraghavan, Director, TAPMI Manipal
Mr Rafael Gonzalo Corral, Co-founder, Power MBA, Spain
Ms Amy Memon, Regional Head, AACSB International
04.00-04.30 PM
Special Session
Topic: Behavioural Assessment of Personal Skills & Qualities for MBA Admission: Global Experiences
Dr Patrick Kyllonen, Distinguished Presidential Appointee, Educational Testing Service (ETS)
Dr. David Klieger, Senior Research Scientist, Center for Educational and Career Development, ETS
04.30-05.00 PM
05.00-06.00 PM
Special Session
Panel Discussion: Celebrating MDI – What makes it the Academic Leadership Incubator?
One of the salient contributions of MDI Gurgaon to the management education ecosystem in India has been the academic leaders it has proffered to IIMs and many other leading institutions. This session celebrates this unique contribution and also aims to discuss the challenges and opportunities of academic leadership development in Indian context.
Speakers :
Dr Anup K. Singh, Director General, NIRMA University Ahmedabad; Former Professor at MDI Gurgaon
Dr Bhimaraya Metri, Director, IIM Nagpur; Former Professor & Dean at MDI Gurgaon
Dr Mahadeo Jaiswal, Director, IIM Sambalpur; Former Professor and Dean at MDI, Gurgaon
Dr Pawan Kumar Singh, Director, IIM Tiruchirappalli; Former Director of MDI Gurgaon
All names in alphabetic order
06.00-06.45 PM
Special Session: IMC Distinguished Alumni Award Presentation
IMC believes that Alumni are the best ambassadors for Indian Management Education. IMC Distinguished Alumni Awards (IMC DDA) 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 DDA 2021 Awardee and will host their acceptance speeches.
IMC DAA 2021 is presented to XIMB Alumnus Mr Ravi Kumar S, President, Infosys
Special Address by Mr Ravi Kumar S
Topic: Changing Global Business & Skills Landscape: Implications for Management Schools
06.45 PM  onwards
Day 2, Tuesday, December 21, 2021
09.00-10.00 AM
Topic: Future of Leadership Development in a Hybrid World.
Dr Das Narayandas, Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
10.00-11.00 AM
Plenary 3
Topic: Student-led B-school: A Leadership Conundrum?
A student-led B-school is buzzing place where students are all charged up and have created their own high performance Culture, which passes on from batch to batch. These students see themselves as co-owners of key processes like Placements, Admissions and Learning Experience. Indeed, at times, the Student approach can be at odds with Leadership and Faculty. Students may focus on the immediate, here and now, while the leadership may think of long term. So how does B-school leadership tread the path cautiously?
How can they create an atmosphere where students are co-owners of the key processes? This session will discuss this intriguing challenge faced by the Institution leaders.
Session Chair: Dr Janat Shah, Director, IIM Udaipur
Dr Srinivasan Iyengar, Director, JBIMS Mumbai
Dr Atish Chattopadhyay, Director, JAGSoM Bangalore
Dr Rama Velamuri, Dean, SOB, Mahindra University Hyderabad
11.00-11.30 AM
11.30-1.30 AM
B-School Director’s Roundtable
Topic: NEP 2020 and Standalone B-schools – Structure, Opportunities, Challenges
The Union Cabinet approved the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 on July 29. The new policy, which replaces the 34 year old policy of 1986, aims to pave way for transformational reforms in education systems in the country. NEP 2020 also says that Affiliation of Colleges is to be phased out in 15 years and a stage-wise mechanism is to be established for granting graded autonomy to colleges. Over a period of time, it is envisaged that every college would develop
into either an Autonomous degree-granting College, or a constituent college of a university. So how should Standalone B-schools like IIMs and leading PGDM B-schools evolve to meet the policy requirements and the market opportunities? This session shall include discussion on following important issues:
  • Challenges in Implementation of NEP 2020 
  • Multidisciplinary Education & Launch of Undergraduate Programme
  • Graded Autonomy & Regulatory Model
  • Developing Research Eco-System 
  • Skills Industry Needs
Guest of Honour & Session Chair:
Dr Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE
Dr Ajit Parulekar, Director, Goa Institute of Management
Dr H Chaturvedi, Director, BIMTECH; Alternate President, EPSI (Session Moderator)
Dr N R Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD Mysore
Mr Narayanan Ramaswamy, National Leader - Education and Skill Development, KPMG in India
Mr Raghav Gupta, Managing Director, India and APAC, Coursera
Mr Shreevats Jaipuria, Vice Chairman, Jaipuria Group
Dr Vishal Talwar, Director, IMT Ghaziabad
All names in alphabetic order
01.30-02.30 PM
02.30-03.45 PM
Valedictory Session
Valedictory Address by Chief Guest
Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog
Presentation of IMC Award for Excellence in Management Education
Presentation of Accreditations by AACSB International to:
IIFT New Delhi: Presented to Dr Manoj Pant, Vice-Chancellor, IIFT
MDI Gurgaon: Presented to Dr. Rajesh Chakrabarti, Director, MDI Gurgaon
XLRI Jamshedpur: Presented to Prof. N Rajkumar, Associate Dean, XLRI Delhi-NCR
All names in alphabetic order
Program Ends with Tea/Coffee