11th Indian Management Conclave | Event in Gurugram | Townscript
11th Indian Management Conclave | Event in Gurugram | Townscript

11th Indian Management Conclave

Dec 20 - 21 '21 | 09:30 AM (IST)

Event Information

Day 1 | Monday, Dec 20, 2021
09.30-11.00 AM
Theme: Learner Centric Management Education
Welcome Address
Mr Amit Agnihotri, Founder & Convenor, IMC
Host Address
Dr Rajesh Chakrabarti, Director, MDI Gurgaon
Inaugural Addresses
Shri C P Gurnani, MD & CEO, Tech Mahindra
International Keynote Address
Dr Anant Agarwal, Founder & CEO, edX; Professor, MIT (Virtual Address)
Special Addresses
Dr Caryn Beck-Dudley, President and CEO, AACSB International (Virtual Address)
Dr Sandeep Krishnamurthy, Dean, School of Business, University of Washington Bothell (Virtual Address)
11.00-11.30 AM
11.30-01.00 PM
Plenary 1 - The Right MBA Class Mix
CXOs are constantly examining managerial and leadership characteristics that can identify and define future business leaders in the era of disruption. According to World Economic Forum, Innovation, Self-management and ‘Working with People’ as the key skills for the future leaders. ‘Learnability’ is also being referred as a key skill. So, what is the Right MBA Class-Mix? In addition to the traditional Cognitive & Analytical Abilities, what mind-set and human skills should B-schools prioritize during selection? And should they assess for both cognitive and non-cognitive human dimensions? This Session will discuss how B-schools should think about solving perhaps the biggest challenge – getting the Class-Mix right.
Session Chair: Dr Ranjan Banerjee, Dean, BITSoM; Former Dean, SPJIMR Mumbai
Dr Sundaravaradhan Venkatesh, Professor, SME, Shiv Nadar University
Mr Dibyendu Bose, Senior Director of Admissions & Financial Aid Indian School of Business (ISB)
Dr Amit Khanna, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Former MD & Partner, Accenture
Mr Matt Symonds, Co-Founder & Director, Fortuna Admissions & CentreCourt MBA & Masters Festivals (Virtual Address)
Mr Gaurav Srivastava, Regional Director - South Asia, Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
01.00-02.00 PM
02.00-02.45 PM
IMC AWARDS Presentations
Theme: The Right MBA Class Mix
Getting the Class-Mix right is one of the biggest challenge 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 IMC Award Theme invites B-schools to share:
Innovative initiatives taken to attract students that meet the desired profile
Steps taken to develop a robust admission policy and criteria
Impact Assessment on student outcomes like Learning and Placements
Dr J K Mitra, Former Dean & Professor, Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi
Dr SR Singhvi, Former Faculty, IIM Indore, MDI Gurgaon, IMI New Delhi & IMT Ghaziabad
02.45-04.00 PM
Plenary 2 - Student Engagement & Learning Methods
Born after 1996, Gen Y (a.k.a. the Millennials) 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. They 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, VPSM; Founding Director, IIM Trichy; Ex Professor, IIM Calcutta
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
Mr Rafael Gonzalo Corral, Co-founder, Power MBA, Spain (Virtual Address)
Ms Amy Memon, Regional Head, AACSB International
04.00-04.30 PM
Special Session
Topic: Assessing Personal Skills and Qualities for Admissions
Prof Patrick Kyllonen, Distinguished Presidential Appointee, Educational Testing Service (ETS), US (Virtual Address)
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:
Celebrating MDI – 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. The session celebrates this unique contribution and also aims to highlight the culture and initiatives.
Panel Discussion: What makes MDI the Academic Leadership Incubator
Dr Anup K. Singh, Director General, NIRMA University
Dr Bhimaraya Metri, Director, Indian Institute of Management Nagpur
Dr Mahadeo Jaiswal, Director, IIM Sambalpur
Dr Pawan Kumar Singh, Director, Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli
All names in alphabetic order
06.00-06.30 PM
IMC DAA Award 2021 Ceremony
Presented to XIMB Alumnus Mr Ravi Kumar, President, Infosys
Special Address by Mr Ravi Kumar
Topic: Changing Global Business & Skills Landscape: Implications for Management Schools
06.30 PM
Day 2 | Tuesday, Dec 21, 2021
09.00-10.00 AM
Master Class
Topic: Future of Leadership Development in a Hybrid World.
Dr Das Narayandas,
Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration,
Harvard Business School; Senior Associate Dean, Harvard Business Publishing (Virtual Address)
10.00-11.00 AM
Plenary 3
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.
Special Address: 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; Ex Professor, CEIBS China & IESE Spain
11.30-1.30 AM
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. The Prime Minister has emphasised that the NEP aims to keep the current and future generations ‘Future Ready’ while focussing on the National Values and National Goals. NEP envisages broad based, multi-disciplinary, holistic Under Graduate education with flexible curricula, creative combinations of subjects, integration of vocational education and multiple entry and exit points with appropriate certification. 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:
Future shape of Regulatory Structure for Standalone B-school in India
Opportunity to offer Under Graduate Management Education and Liberal Education Courses
Other potential opportunities and challenges for implementing NEP
Guest of Honour & Session Chair:
Dr Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE
Dr H Chaturvedi, Director, BIMTECH Greater Noida; Alternate President, EPSI
Dr Vishal Talwar, Director, IMT Ghaziabad
Dr Ajit Parulekar, Director, GIM Goa
Dr NR Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD
Mr Shreevats Jaipuria, Vice Chairman, Jaipuria Group
Mr Raghav Gupta, MD - India & APAC, Coursera
Mr Narayanan Ramaswamy, National Leader - Education and Skill Development, KPMG India
01.30-02.30 PM
02.30-03.45 PM
Presentation of Accreditations by AACSB International
Presentation of IMC Award for Excellence in Management Education
Valedictory Address by Chief Guest
Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog
Participation Certificate Distribution
Program Ends with Tea/Coffee


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