AIMS Convention Report

27th AIMS Annual Management Education Convention 2015 On MISSION MODE, PUBLIC POLICY AND STRATEGIC PERSPECTIVE: THE ROLE OF MANAGEMENT INSTITUTIONS, held from August 25-27, 2015 at Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidhyalaya-Indore, proved to be an effective platform for all stakeholders to introspect about the numerous challenges and dilemmas facing management schools across the globe.

Inaugural Session (11:00 am to 01:00 pm)

In his welcome address, during the Inaugural Session Dr. Upinder Dhar, President-AIMS and Vice Chancellor-Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya emphasized that a systematic re-look is needed to assess the shortage on supply-side due to insufficient output of graduates from the institutions of higher learning. These numbers can be effectively increased by raising the actual output of graduates through qualitative improvements in priority skill areas.

Shri Purushottamdas Pasari, Chancellor-Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya highlighted the need of skill development and quality of education The Inaugural Session was presided were by the Chief Guest, Dr A K Pandey, Chairman-Madhya Pradesh Private Universities Regulatory Commission, Guest of Honour, Mr Jagdish Verma, Chairman– iLEAD and Former Joint Managing Director, Kuber Lights Pvt Ltd, and Prof. Joe Philip, Founder President-AIMS.

The prestigious Ravi J. Matthai National Fellow Award was conferred on Dr R.A. Mashelkar. In his acceptance speech, Dr. R. A. Mashelkar stated that Innovation is the answer to contemporary problems. On this occasion, illustrious past presidents of AIMS were also felicitated for their valuable contribution. Mr. Jagdish Verma, Guest of Honor for Inaugural Session, focused on excellence and that the students need to be knowledgeable. He emphasized that education has to be the topmost priority of the policy makers of the government for being globally competitive and self reliant.

Chief Guest Dr. A. K Pandey appreciated the efforts of AIMS for the betterment of Management Education and expressed his concern for development of quality education system that could be beneficial for rural masses also. Words of thanks were proposed by Convention Director, Dr. R. K. Patra.