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
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?
and creative thinking ability
to work in teams
How does a mandatory 3 weeks internship with
NGOs help in the overall development of a student?
are sensitized towards social issues.
will get an early orientation towards the CSR function of companies.
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.
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.
of 15 MOUs with Foreign Universities/B Schools
international exposure to students and faculty
XIME students participate in Exchange Programmes
In XIME every year at least three full courses
are taught by international faculty
visits foreign universities to attend Conferences /Seminars.
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.
year selected XIME students get an opportunity to do their 5 -credit summer
internship in some of our Foreign partner institutions.
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
get to experience foreign cultures.
visit prominent industries and learn about their best practices.
visit Universities and understand their functioning.
the opportunity to visit landmark tourist attractions of the countries they