National Conference on Management Education in India-Time to Transform at XIME

Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship (XIME) will host a National Conference on the theme:

Indian Management Education: Time to Transform

January 29-30, 2019

The Conference will bring together a group of senior foreign and Indian academics along with representatives of Indian business and industry. Dr. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman of AICTE, will address the Inaugural Session. Mr. Arun Kumar, Chairman and CEO of KPMG India will deliver the Valedictory Address.

Stakeholders is a central concept in management. And when it comes to management education industry and recruiters form an important interest group. The Conference therefore features sessions devoted to understanding the perspectives of CEOs and Chief Human Resources Officers of some of the leading Corporates in the country on the changes required to increase employability of Management graduates. The Conference will have representation from some of the leading names in Indian Industry including IndiGo, KPMG, TCS, Volvo, and Wipro. The conference is also supported by Bharat Pertoleum, BEML, HDFC and CII (Karnataka).

India is one of the largest markets for MBA due to its 3000 odd business schools and around 2,00,000 MBA students enrolled in them. The global conversation at any time on the nature, content or orientation of management education does resonate in India. However, to be counted among the best in the field requires India to be open to innovation and be proactive in its contributions to global learning. Though there has been phenomenal growth of management education in India, there still lies untapped potential in the form of excellence driven institutions and a need for higher level of internationalization.

It is upto Indian business schools themselves to initiate such a collective drive through a shared effort. With this objective in mind, the Conference will have senior academicians and management educators from USA, BRICS countries, East Asia and Australia providing valuable inputs and insights derived from their own regional experiences as well as highlighting best practices.

XIME, a premier business school with its campuses now located in Bangalore, Kochi and Chennai, under the leadership of Prof. J. Philip, the founder of the institution and one of the country’s leading management educationists, has been hosting annual international conferences since 2005 devoted to diverse themes of capacity building and internationalization of the Indian management education system.

The topics of these conferences have all along been designed with a twin-pronged objective of helping Indian business schools in their pursuit of academic excellence and internationalization, all of which in terms of curriculum, pedagogy, industry- academia linkages, global benchmarking and institutional governance and development. List of the topics that have figured in these annual events include:

  • Management Education
  • Management Education-An International Comparison
  • National Experiences in Management Education
  • Country Perspectives on Management Education in a Globalizing World
  • Re-imagining the MBA, Knowledge Society and Management Education
  • The Dean as the Pivot of the Business School
  • Going Beyond the Curriculum-What to Teach and How to Teach
  • International B-School Meet – Coping with the Emerging Trends in the Globalising World

These conferences, with participation by prominent academics from across the world and India, have been successful in sensitizing delegates from Indian business schools to the scope and possibilities of reforms as well as adoption of global best practices in their mission of learning and institutional development.

The Conference this year to be held on 29-30 January 2019 will examine the need and scope for transformation of management education. The range covered by the sessions of the conference will include Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Industry Relevance of the Management Education in its current form, Legal and Regulatory Aspects, and Global Benchmarking.

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