20 corporate big-wigs to address IMT Nagpur and PLANT Business Studies' mega conclave on 'Course vs Competency'
The Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur (IMT Nagpur), a Super League 2 (top 20) B-School in India and PLANT Business Studies, a trailblazer in education are organising a 2-day mega conclave. Called ALPHA, the conclave will focus on one of the most relevant themes of today, 'Course vs Competency', at the IMT Nagpur Campus on the 2nd and 3rd of August. The objectives of this conference are two-fold. The first is to help management institutes develop a more realistic, holistic and solution-centric course. The second aim is to provide an opportunity to enterprises to express their expectations from future management professionals and management institutes.
While commenting on the nature of the conclave, Dr. Subhash Datta, Director, IMT Nagpur states- "ALPHA is the first letter of the Greek alphabet. It is the first time that 20 HR stalwarts from top 20 companies would come to a Top 20 B-school in order to discuss the future of Employability, Engagement and Retention of the B-school graduates."
More than 20 business leaders from blue-chip companies across sectors will address the gathering, comprising directors and faculty from top management institutes, talent management teams from corporates and trainers/ consultants from the industry.
Speaking on the relevance of the conference, Dr. Papiya Banerjee, Principal (Studies & Research), PLANT Business Studies said, "ALPHA is a forum where today's business leaders will talk about their expectations from tomorrow's business leaders. Further, ALPHA is a forum for serious B-Schools, talented management students and passionate management teachers where they can reinforce their effort to be the best." The 2-day mega conclave will have four panel discussions and will include themes like 'Future Market: What does it expect from new management graduates?' and 'Courses and Pedagogy: Re-think, Re-design, Re-form.'
Infact,translating the relevance of management course and applying them to practical work situations is the hallmark of IMT Nagpur, where entrepreneurship begins right from the campus.IMT Nagpur's Vyaktitva, Prayatna and Campus Oxygeninitiatives are showing students the practical aspects of being entrepreneurs and running businesses. Student managers at IMT Nagpur are driving the success of this conference and have lined up an impressive list of 20 speakers from top-notch companies. These include, among others, stalwarts like A. Sreekanth, CHRO, Britannia; Sanjeev Sukumaran, Head (Talent) South Asia, Thomson Reuters; Sid Banerjee, MD, Deutsche Bank; Kalpana B., Partner, KPMG; Vikas Shirodkar, VP-HR, General Motors; A. D. Burman, GM-HR, Maruti Suzuki and Pinaki Bhadury, VP-Strategy and Consulting, Frost & Sullivan.
Participating management institutes from all over the country at the 2-day event will be called to showcase their "capability building process." Industry delegates will provide their valuable feedback to help institutes create a more holistic programme structure that will meet the continuous demands of organisational learning and its global context. Dr. Harshvardan Halve, Chairperson, Placement Committee, IMT Nagpur, sums up the objective of the endeavour in the following words- "ALPHA is platform for 20 top-notch companies, 20 big practitioners, more than 50 academicians and 600+ learners coming together at a premier B-school campus to achieve- Excellence."
It is hoped that this will augment employability and empower graduates to be future-ready. Modes of participation include representing theinstitute, publishing articles and interviews in the programme brochure and attending post-conference value-add workshops. The take-aways and benefits of this conference are immense and include interacting with more than 25 business leaders, an opportunity to highlight best practices and staging an impressive presentation on behalf of the institute to the eminent business leaders at the conference. Read More..