XIME President Prof. J. Philip in Conversation With PaGaLGuY

With XLRI’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in the Profession, what would you like to establish for XIME as the Vice Chairman and President?

I would like to institute a
similar award for Entrepreneurs of the Southern Region who have done extremely
well in their business alongside with their concern for and contribution to
social causes.

Being educated at XLRI and Harvard Business
School, where do you feel the Indian Management Institutes stand globally?

In the global context, we could
claim that we have at least 20 Management Institutes of global standard. 30
more could easily get into the league with some support and encouragement from
AICTE/ HRD Ministry. Further, I will plead for a more liberalized regulatory
regime for our management institutes to enable them to perform better. Less control
and more facilitation should be the approach of the regulators.

What are the top 5 factors you would look into a
student when you are recruiting him/her for an MBA program?

1.
Attitude,
Outlook, Commitment

2.
Learnability
and creative thinking ability

3.
Communication
skills

4.
Ability
to work in teams

5.
Current
Affairs Awareness

 

How does a mandatory 3 weeks internship with
NGOs help in the overall development of a student?

 

1.
Students
are sensitized towards social issues.

2.
They
will get an early orientation towards the CSR function of companies.

3.
They
get a real life opportunity to apply managerial learning to the social sector.
Many of them return with considerable satisfaction of having contributed in
their own small way to the further development of the NGO.

4.
Since
this is the first instance for most students to interact with an NGO, there is
tremendous learning for them from this 21 day internship.

Tell us more about the MOUs with 15 foreign
Business Schools and the International study tours for the PGDM students.

Value
of 15 MOUs with Foreign Universities/B Schools

Excellent
international exposure to students and faculty

20-30%
XIME students participate in Exchange Programmes

1.
Faculty
Exchange Programmes

a.
In XIME every year at least three full courses
are taught by international faculty

b.
XIME faculty
visits foreign universities to attend Conferences /Seminars.

2.
Students
Exchange Programmes

a) Every year at least 2 to 3 groups of
foreign B Schools students visit XIME for ‘campus abroad’ programme,

b) Students from 2 or 3 partner Foreign
Universities do one full term at XIME.

3.
Summer
Internships

Every
year selected XIME students get an opportunity to do their 5 -credit summer
internship in some of our Foreign partner institutions.

4.
Winter
Internships

Every
year selected XIME students get an opportunity to do their 2 credit winter
internship Programme in some of Foreign Universities. All these contribute to
building in our students a global orientation.

Value from International Study
Tours

·
Students
get to experience foreign cultures.

·
They
visit prominent industries and learn about their best practices.

·
They
visit Universities and understand their functioning.

·
Have
the opportunity to visit landmark tourist attractions of the countries they
visit.

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