HYDERABAD: The 6th Edition of Indian Management Conclave (IMC 2015), organised by MBAUniverse.com in partnership with the Indian School of Business (ISB), commenced at ISB’s Hyderabad campus, Wednesday.
Academicians from top B-schools and industry executives from India and abroad, including faculty from Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Chicago Booth & Darden, IIM, The CUHK Business School and Graduate School of Business, University Sains Malaysia are participating in the two-day conclave.
Sharing his thoughts on the value management education can bring, Ajit Rangnekar, Dean, ISB, opined it was time for B-school to inculcate, the sense of values, environment, sensitivity to inequities and adherence to the law among students.
In his inaugural address, Sangeet Chowfla, global president & chief executive officer of Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), focused on ‘Graduate Management Education. He said that MBA education is still relevant though it is believed to be otherwise.
Hemant Kanoria, CMD, Srei Infrastructure Finance Ltd, said, the professionals from management schools are not equipped with critical thinking process, which is required to address the challenges faced by different sectors today. He urged the faculty and academics to infuse ‘thinking through’-critical thinking amongst the management students.
Apart from the academic activities, the event also includes IMC awards, which is a non-profit initiative to identify, document and recognise the best case studies by Indian B-schools. IMC Awards 2015 Jury is chaired by Dr Shekhar Chaudhuri, professor, IIM Calcutta and former director of IIM Calcutta. Winners will be felicitated by Dilip Shanghvi, MD, Sun Pharmaceuticals on Thursday at the valedictory session.