International conference on ‘Management Education’ begins at SMVDU

Guests releasing souvenir of international conference at SMVDU during inaugural ceremony on Friday.
Guests releasing souvenir of international conference at SMVDU during inaugural ceremony on Friday.

Excelsior Correspondent
KATRA, June 7: The two- day international conference on “Management Education: The Road Ahead” began today at School of Business, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra.
Dr Mario B Curotolo, Chief Executive Officer, MBC Business Management Consultant, Switzerland, was the chief guest at the ceremony. The occasion was graced by eminent personalities in the field of Management Education, including Prof R K Mishra, Director IPE, Hyderabad; Prof Ashok Aima, Vice Chancellor, Central University, Jammu and Prof D Mukhopadhyay, Vice Chancellor of SMVDU.
The conference is supported by J&K Bank and has attracted participation from national as well as international level.
Prof R K Mishra, Director IPE Hyderabad, delivered the keynote address and presented a role of policies in innovating management education. Further, he emphasized on the role of the teacher as a coach in developing the education.
Prof Ashok Aima enlightened the participants regarding the role of different primary sectors of India like Agriculture, Horticulture and how they can be embedded in management education making it more innovative and welfare focused.
Vice Chancellor of SMVDU, Prof D Mukhopadhyay, while giving the historical perspective of management, emphasized on the inculcation of leadership, governance and empowerment at the grass root level to make the education delivery system more effective. He said that the building, guiding and sustaining education system is in the hand of teachers.
Dr Mario B Curotolo expressed concern on different challenges of management education. He emphasized on requirement of entrepreneurial training and different facts associated with it. He highlighted the role and relevance of identification of market driven new courses with an interdisciplinary perspective. He highlighted the need for reinventing the role of institution as socially responsible units which are capable of integrating technical and business training.
Around eighty five papers were selected based on the quality of contributions related to the theme on various issues relating to Management Education. Dr Saurabh, Head, School of Business, presented a snapshot of School of Business. Dr Supran Sharma, convener of the conference, presented the theme of the conference. Dr Rashi Taggar, co-convener of the event, emphasized on the requirement of the dialogue.