Indian Management Conclave (IMC) 2018 Inaugurated at IIM Bangalore on the theme ‘MBA Pedagogy for 21st Century Business Schools’

IMC 2018 Inaugurated at IIM Bangalore
Friday, August 03 2018, 11:06 AM
India’s definitive MBA educators’ conference and biggest management conclave IMC 2018, organized by MBAUniverse.com and hosted by IIM Bangalore has taken a grand start today on August 3, 2018 on the theme ''MBA Pedagogy for 21st Century Business Schools’. Policy makers, deans, directors, corporate leaders are to address the two days event on August 3 and 4
IMC 2018 has been inaugurated with the Inaugural Address by Dr G. Raghuram, Director, IIM Bangalore, key note address by Ms Rekha M. Menon, Chairman and Senior Managing Director, Accenture in India

India’s definitive MBA educators’ conference and biggest management conclave the 9thIndian Management Conclave - IMC 2018, organized by MBAUniverse.com and hosted by IIM Bangalore has taken a grand start today on August 3, 2018 on the theme 'MBA Pedagogy for 21st Century Business Schools’. IMC 2018 hosted by IIM Bangalore is a two day event on August 3 and 4, 2018 and will conclude with the presentation of IMC Awards and Distinguished Alumni Awards followed by valedictory address from Mr Ravi Venkatesan,Chairman, Bank of Baroda .

IMC 2018 has been inaugurated with the Inaugural Address by Dr G. Raghuram, Director, IIM Bangalore, key note address by Ms Rekha M. Menon, Chairman and Senior Managing Director, Accenture in India.  International Keynote Address delivered by Dr Jikyeong Kang, President & Dean, Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Manila, Special Address by Mr Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO, Coursera (Video Address) mark the beginning of IMC 2018 at IIM Bangalore. Welcome address was delivered by Mr Amit Agnihotri, Convener, Indian Management Conclave and Chairman MBAUniverse.com.

The 2 days of IMC 2018 on Aug 3 and 4 will see sessions, discussions, Directors’ Round Table on issues and vision on future MBA education, addresses by AICTE Chairman, Policy makers, Deans and Directors of IIMs, ISB, PGDM B-schools, CXOs and business leaders from Corporate, sharing the policy guidelines, success stories, changing business scenario calling for changes in the B-school pedagogy to make the students more industry ready.

Conglomeration of thoughts emerging out of eminent speakers’ intellectual sharing and panel discussions during the IMC 2018 offers a good opportunity to the B-school, faculty and other stake holders to acquire strategies and skills to improve the MBA/PGDM Program,Curriculum and pedagogy.

3 Plenary sessions at IMC 2018
There will be 3 plenary sessions on emerging issues faced by management education in India. The discussion in detail will be held during the conclave on ‘Industry 4.0: Future of Work &desired competencies from MBAs’;  ‘Fostering Creativity & Innovation in MBA Program: Pedagogical Approaches’;  ‘Leveraging Technology in Education Delivery’

Directors Roundtable
Directors Roundtable is scheduled on August 4, 2018 on the Topic ‘Developing a Framework for 21st Century Indian Business School’. Directors from well-known B-schools will share their views and learnings on how to develop a quality framework for management education in India.

The session will witness Special Address from Dr Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE (Video Address).

IMC Awards
In addition to two days of thought-provoking discussions on conference theme, IMC 2018 will also host two prestigious awards: IMC Awards for Excellence in Management Education and

IMC Distinguished Alumni Awards.
IMC Awards are India’s most prestigious awards for Excellence in Management Education. The core objective is to identify, document & recognize the Best-practices by B-schools & Universities. IMC Awards were presented by HRD Minister Mr Shashi Tharoor (2013); Mr Sunil Kant Munjal, Jt-MD, Hero Motocorp (2014); Mr Dilip Sanghvi, MD, Sun Pharma (2015);  Dr Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman AICTE (2016);  Mr R Sukumar, Editor MINT and Dr Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman AICTE (2017).

More than 30 leading B-schools have participated in IMC Awards 2018 Nomination Process, making it India’s biggest platform for collaborative learning for the benefit of 200 B-schools attending IMC 2018. On August 3-4, Best-Practices/Cases, selected by eminent Jury, will make detailed presentation at IMC conference. 

IMC- Distinguished Alumni Awards 
Initiated in 2015 to mark completion of 5 years of IMC platform, IMC Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented to top CEOs who completed their MBA from an Indian business school and are now making a global and national impact. 2015 Awards recipients were IRMA MBA Shri R S SodhiMD of GCMMF (AMUL) and NMIMS MBA Ms Avani Davda, Former MD & CEO, Tata Starbucks India. IMC DAA 2016 winners were SPJIMR Alumna Ms Shilpa Divekar, CEO India Region, Mosanto and IMT Ghaziabad Almnus Mr Dev Amritesh, President and Chief Business officer, Domino’s Pizza India. IMC DAA 2017 winners were Mr H. Srikrishnan, MD & CEO, Reliance Jio Payments Bank and Mr Raajesh M Nair, Senior Practice Manager, Healthcare Systems and Service s-Asia, Mckinsey & Company. Similarly IMC DAA 2018 Award winners will be felicitated at 9th IMC 2018 on August 4, 2018.

Policy Makers, Directors, Deans addressing IMC 2018
Policy makers, IIM Directors, PGDM B-school deans & directors, CXOs and business leaders from Corporate include the eminent group of speakers at IMC 2018. 150+ Directors & Faculty members will share their experiences at IMC 2017.

The conference has a stellar line up of speakers including Professor G. Raghuram, Director, IIM Bangalore; Ravi Venkatesan, Chairman, Bank of Baroda; Kamal Bali, Managing Director, Volvo Group India; Rekha M. Menon, Chairman and Senior Managing Director, Accenture India; Krishnakumar Natarajan, Co-founder and Executive Chairman, Mindtree, and Dr Jikyeong Kang, President and Dean of Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Manila. Directors & Deans from 200 MBA colleges will attend the convention. Global influencers like Dr Scott DeRue, Dean, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and Jeff Maggioncalda, Chief Executive Officer, Coursera, will be addressing the conference via video from USA.

IMC 2018 is the 8th edition of Indian Management Conclave. An MBAUniverse.com initiative, annual Indian Management Conclave (IMC) has emerged as India’s definitive MBA educators’ conference since its inaugural edition in 2010.

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