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IFIM B-School wins Gold Medal at the 7th Indian Management Conclave 2016

August 11, 2016

IFIM Business School, Bangalore was bestowed with the Gold Award for the paper titled “Purposing, Mentoring and Career Winning – A Holistic Approach to Management Education” for Leadership in Corporate Engagement at the 7th Indian Management Conclave 2016 hosted on August 5 & 6 at IIM Ahmedabad campus by MBA Universe. The research paper was prepared and presented by Professor Priya Angle. 
Since its inaugural edition in 2010, the annual Indian Management Conclave (IMC) has emerged as India’s definitive MBA educators’ conference. In 2013, to further the vision of IMC Conference, the 1st Indian Management Conclave Awards, popularly known as IMC Awards, were launched. The core objective of IMC Awards is to identify, document and recognise the best-practices and successful initiatives undertaken by Indian B-schools on contemporary themes. The winning initiatives are documented and shared with over 1000 institutions and over 10,000 educators in India and abroad. 

The paper laid strong focus on the industry-academia interaction that has helped IFIM to understand the dynamics of challenges faced by industry. This forms the building block of the Purposing, Mentoring and Career Winning programme adopted by IFIM in line with its mission statement “to nurture holistic, socially responsible and continuously employable professionals”.
The Mentorship programme works on three stages – Self-Assessment Stage, Statement of Purpose and Career Researching. At the “Self- Assessment Stage”, the students are asked to write a “Statement of Purpose (SOP)” during the foundation course.  Industry experts and faculty members are allotted to groups of students for Mentoring keeping in mind the students’ career aspirations.  During the “Career Researching” stage, the corporate mentors facilitate self-research and career prospecting for each student. Every student simultaneously undertakes academic study over the four terms on campus. The next stage is “the Experience Stage” where students undertake project work and internship with the corporates.  At the end, the students graduate with a suitable placement to step into corporate life with an assurance of being continuously employable. Students graduate with a job along with an assured trait of being continuously employable. 

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Angle said, “IFIM developed the Purposing, Mentoring and Career Winning programme to address competency issue raised by industry time and again. The programme is aimed at developing an ability to continuous learn and adapt to the dynamic corporate environment. I am delighted that the effort put in by IFIM in constituting its Purposing, Mentoring and Career Winning programme has been recognised as a Best Practice at IMC 2016, which is a platform for global management thinkers and business icons.” 

In 2013, MBA Universe awarded IFIM with the Silver Prize for paper titled “IFIM Industry Internship Programme (IIP)” under the theme, Effective Industry-Institute Engagement at the 4th edition of the IMC. 

The jury comprised of Dr. M R Rao, provost, Woxsen School of Business, former dean, ISB and director, IIMB (jury chair), Dr Rishikesha T Krishnan, director, IIM Indore and Dr Ranjan Banerjee, Dean, SPJIMR, Mumbai. The themes this year were Academic Leadership: Approaches, Frameworks and Leadership in Corporate Engagement. 

IFIM B-School is one of the top business schools in India that has been consistently ranked as ‘Bangalore’s No.1 Private B-School’. 

For more information about IFIM, visit www.ifimbschool.com/ www.ifim.edu.in.

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