Conclave to be held from July 29-30 based on the theme – ‘Enhancing B-school Competitiveness’


New Delhi, July 16, 2015: MBAUniverse.com, a think tank and network of leading B-schools in the country, is organizing the 6th edition of Indian Management Conclave (IMC) 2015 at the Indian School of Business, a premiere B-school at its Hyderabad campus. Indian School of Business (ISB) with campuses in Hyderabad and Mohali is the partner and host of the conference, to be held from July 29-30. The theme for 6th IMC 2015 is ‘Enhancing B-school Competitiveness’.


IMC is a platform for MBA educators and decision-makers at B-schools and Universities that brings the best minds from India and abroad to discuss the burning issues facing Indian MBA and different approaches and opportunity areas to improve, enhance and collaborate.


The Conference will host discussions on topics like ‘Enhancing Student Engagement & Learning Outcomes’; ‘Making Industry-Institute partnerships work: Lessons from Successful collaborations’; ‘Attracting ideal Participants Profile in your MBA class’; ‘Enhancing Global Competitiveness by developing Asian Management Thinking’ and ‘Innovations in Teaching Methodology’.


Talking about the Conclave, Amit Agnihotri, Convener, Indian Management Conclave & Asian Management Conclave Founder, MBAUniverse.com said, “Management education in India is emerging from an unprecedented crisis. Oversupply and commoditization of MBA program in India has led to massive shakeout in last five years. While the universe is still large, only 100 odd serious management education entities have withstood the struggle and come out as survivors. Amongst them, forward looking institutions are now looking for ways to enhance their competitiveness. IMC 2015 will brainstorm on strategies for enhancing their Competitiveness.”


Ajit Rangnekar, Dean, Indian School of Business, said, “We, in India, have to simultaneously be at the forefront of the technology revolution, develop responsible leadership that is Values driven, environmentally conscious and committed to reducing inequality, and to meet the higher education needs of the rapidly growing numbers of young Indians. We will have to think anew, break away from our preconceived notions and experiment with radically different ideas. In these exciting times, ISB is pleased to partner and host the 6th IMC 2015.”


Key speakers

Ms Avani Davda, CEO, Tata Starbucks; Dr Bharat N Anand, Chair, HBX; Professor, Harvard Business School; Mr Dilip Shanghvi, Managing Director, Sun Pharmaceuticals; Dr Edward Snyder, Dean, Yale School of Management & Former Dean, Chicago Booth & Darden; Mr Hemant Kanoria, CMD, Srei Infrastructure Finance Ltd and Former Member, Board of Governors, IIM – Calcutta; Dr Janat Shah, Director, IIM Udaipur; Dr Kalok Chan, Dean, The CUHK Business School (a triple-accredited Hong Kong based top B-school); Dr Prafulla Agnihotri, Director, IIM Tiruchirappalli; Mr RS Sodhi, Managing Director,  GCMMF Ltd. (AMUL); Mr Sangeet Chowfla, Global President & CEO, GMAC (owners of GMAT exam); Dr Sofri B Yahya, Dean, Graduate School of Business, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia; Mr Sridhar Venkat, CEO, Akshaya Patra Foundation; Dr Surajit Mitra, Director & VC, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi and many more.


IMC Awards 2015

One of the key highlights of Indian Management Conclave is IMC Awards, is a non-profit initiative to identify, document and recognize the Best-practices and successful Initiatives by Indian B-schools. More than 50 leading B-schools have participated in 2015 edition. Top 10 nominations will be presented at IMC conference sessions. IMC Awards 2015 Jury is chaired by Dr Shekhar Chaudhuri, Professor, IIM Calcutta & Former Director, IIM Calcutta (2002-2013). Winners will be felicitated by Mr Dilip Shanghvi, MD, Sun Pharmaceuticals on July 30 at IMC Valedictory session.


Participating institutes include Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore; BML Munjal University, Gurgaon; Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai; IES, Mumbai; IFIM Business School, Bangalore; IIM Kashipur; IMT Ghaziabad; Jaipuria Group of Institutions, New Delhi; K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai; NITIE, Mumbai; NMIMS University, Mumbai; SP Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai; SCMHRD Pune; SIMC, Pune; SITM, Pune; TAPMI, Manipal; UPES, Dehradun; VJIM, Hyderabad; XIMB, Bhubaneswar; XLRI, Jamshedpur (Names in alphabetical order).



IMC Distinguished Alumni Award 2015

Celebrating the five years journey of Indian Management Conclave, MBAUniverse.com has initiated the ‘IMC Distinguished Alumni Award’ 2015 which will be presented to two outstanding business leaders, who graduated from an Indian business schools and are now making a global impact. IMC believes that the enduring success of B-school Alumni is the best representation of the value of Indian management education. ‘IMC Distinguished Alumni Award 2015’ recipients are Mr RS Sodhi, Managing Director, GCMMF Ltd (AMUL) &Ms Avani Davda, Chief Executive Officer, Tata Starbucks. They will be accepting the award on July 29 and delivering their Acceptance Speeches.


300 Chairmen, Chancellors, VCs, Directors and Deans from India’s top 100 B-schools & Universities are expected to attend the Conclave. Conclave website www.MBAUniverse.com/IMC2015 has more details.


About Indian Management Conclave (IMC)

In 2010 MBAUniverse.com launched this multi-stakeholder platform. IMC gained momentum with world class speakers & cutting edge themes in 2011. IMC 2012 drew the attention of policy makers & stakeholders by highlighting the crisis facing Indian management education. From 2013, IMC shifted its focus from ‘Problems’ to ‘Solutions’ with the launch of IMC Awards to identify, document and recognize the Best-practices and successful Initiatives undertaken by Indian B-schools on contemporary themes. IMC 2014 was recognized as India’s definitive management education conference, with the release of EPSI & MBAUniverse.com Indian Management Education ‘Vision 2025’ – Whitepaper. This paper is now being published by McGraw Hill for wider circulation amongst policy-makers and other stakeholders.


About Indian School of Business

The Indian School of Business (ISB) is a global Business school offering world-class management education across its two campuses – Hyderabad and Mohali. The School has grown at a rapid pace over the twelve years since its inception and already has several notable accomplishments to its credit – it is the youngest school ever to consistently rank among the top Global MBA programmes, the first institution in South Asia to receive the prestigious AACSB accreditation, one of the largest providers of Executive Education in Asia, and the most research productive Indian management institution. A vibrant pool of research-oriented resident faculty, strong academic associations with leading global B-schools and the backing of an influential Board, have helped the ISB fast emerge as a premier global Business school in the emerging markets.  For more details visit www.isb.edu