MBAUniverse.com announced 5th edition of ‘IMC'

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai |

Globally renowned academicians from Management Education Institutions come together for ‘Indian Management Conclave’.

With an objective to restore the glory of management education in India and to bring forth concrete solutions to several questions surrounding the future of Indian MBA education, MBAUniverse.com has announced the 5th edition of its ‘Indian Management Conclave (IMC)’. To be held in New Delhi on August 8-9, 2014, the two day conclave will bring the best minds from India and abroad together to discuss the theme - ‘Envisioning the Future of Indian MBA Education’. The aim of the conference is to find solutions to current crisis in Indian Management Education and develop a Vision for the future of Indian MBA education, 10 years from now – in 2025.

This one-of-its-kind event in the management space in India, will be attended by renowned and distinguished academicians from across the world including - International Management Education Experts such as Dr. Howard Thomas from Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University; Dr. Pankaj Ghemawat from IESE Business School, Spain; Dr. Ricardo A. Lim from Asian Institute of Management, Manila; Dr. Robert Kennedy from IVEY; Dr Eileen Peacock from AACSB International; Prof C Delporte, from EFMD Brussels; Bill Ridgers from The Economist, London; Policy Makers & Influencers such as Shri Sunil Kant Munjal from Hero MotoCorp; Dr. Subramanian Swamy, Former Union Minister of Commerce & Industry & Senior BJP Leader; Dr SS Mantha from AICTE; R Srinivasan from Department of Higher Education, MHRD, GoI; Dr. H Chaturvedi from Education Promotion Society of India and Directors from Top Indian MBA B-schools such as ISB, IIM Indore, NMIMS, SP Jain etc.

The conclave will also see presentation of the IMC Awards 2014, which is an Initiative to recognize the best practices in Curriculum, Pedagogy & industry engagement in Indian Management Education. In addition to this, the occasion will also see the IMC Awards 2014 finalists presenting their case-studies, which will include presentation by Deans of IIMs, XLRI, SPJIMR, NMIMS, Symbiosis. There are several workshops happening during the two-day conference on Curriculum Development, Business Simulation, Case Study Teaching, MBA Education in SAARC Countries: Roadmap for collaboration’ etc.

“We all know the challenges facing Indian MBA education rather well. The first four Indian Management Conclaves held between 2010-2013 had extensively highlighted the key issues such as policy conundrum, miss-match in demand & supply of MBA seats, lack of Employability of MBA graduates, and a focus on delivering quality education that have eroded the credibility of Indian MBA education. Indeed, a lot needs to be done – at a macro, policy level. However, we all need to first do the doable – take actions which are within our ‘Circle of Influence’, and not wait for things to settle down”, says Amit Agnihotri, Convener, Indian Management Conclave & Chairman, MBAUniverse.com.

Launched in 2010, IMC has established its presence as India's biggest & most reputed MBA education conference in the last few years, turning out to be a prestigious platform for discussion on the challenges faced by the MBA education in India. The key highlight of the conclave this year will be the release of ‘Vision 2025 for Indian Management Education’ by Dr H Chaturvedi, Alternate President, Education Promotion Society of India (EPSI) and Mr Amit Agnihotri, Convener, Indian Management Conclave (IMC), which will talk about the future of MBA education in India in 2025.

Agnihotri further added, “The aim this year is to help bring the regulators and B-schools together and most importantly develop a concrete, clear, documented vision for the future of Indian MBA education.”
 

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