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Webinar Series on Strategies for Leading the Change: Post COVID19 Response of India

KATRA: The first webinar of the webinar series on Strategies for Leading the Change: Post COVID19 Response of India was held successfully on 30th May 2020 on the topic: 'Strategies for leading change in the Management Education'.

The webinar was hosted by Institute of Public Enterprises (IPE), Hyderabad along with School of Business, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra, J&K and Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal (BSM), Nagpur.

The webinar series was inaugurated by Padma Shree Ravindra Kr. Sinha, Vice Chancellor, SMVDU where in his inaugural address he emphasized on the requirement for designing the management program in such a way that the educators and students are equipped with the skills to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

He gave a detailed view of SDG and how it can be integrated with the various aspects of management education.

The thought provoking opening address of the webinar series was given by Shri MukulKanitkarjiall India Organizing Secretary, BSM, Nagpur.

He called for the indigenous management practices and models. He praised the organizers for choosing the themeand providing an appropriate discussion forum when the current pandemic has changed the life style and dynamics of relations at the national as well as international level.

He called for churning the management thinking with alternative scenarios and models to cope up with the changing environment due to the pandemic.

MukulKanitkaralso cautioned about the use of bhartiya literature and texts such as Ramayna and Mahabharata in management education as a fad. He said that these learnings must be used for extending and enriching the contemporary practices for sustainability and not for radicalization.

The management education must embrace local cultures and issues and spread across the streams for enabling the sufficient self-reliance. In doing the so one needs to follow the ‘dharma' i.e. to sustain the ecology and humanity. He said that the time is perfect for India to leading the change for the world.

We bharatwasi have to reflect over our own actions, for making efforts in order to design a path tolead the change. It is only the teachers and students who can lead the change. He called for the teachers to be the thinkers, developers and leaders of change.

The panel of speakers includedProf. R.K Mishra, Director IPE, Hydearbad, who explained the requirement for installing the academic integrity and improving the quality of research in the management education.

Prof. Subhash Sharma, Director IBA, Bangaluru provided the Bhartiya Model of management.

He said that the Indian management research must be able add value to the concept of management with the focus on four dimension of Earth Shastra for hoslistic development.

He discussed his windows and doors model for knowledge creation. Dr. Rajeshwari Narendran, Head of Management MLSU, Udaipur explained the use of technology in management education, Dr. AshutoshVashsitha, Assoc. Prof. SMVDU emphasized on including and promoting swadeshi in management education. Dr. Amit Dashora, all India academic convener of BSM discussed the requirements for dynamic curriculum design in management.

Dr. Saurabh, Head School of Business, SMVDU, towards the end concluded the session by discussing with the panel over the requirement for comprehensive change in the classroom environment and aligning goals of management education with the local requirements and global advancements.

Dr. Kiranmai J. moderated the sessions and coordinated the panel presentations made by the students of IPE, Hyderabad and SMVDU Katra, J&K.

The topics discussed by the panel of students included‘Post pandemic world and virtual education' by Madabhushi Sai Mounika, IPE, ‘Evolve or dissolve? Management education in pandemic world'by Abhijeeth Hari, IPE; ‘Management education for preparing leaders of tomorrow' by Shagun Jamwal, SMVDU and ‘Technology base in management education' by PhalguniManhas, SMVDU.

The session concluded with words of gratitude and invitation on the next webinar in the series i.e. on the topic Sectoral experiences and challenges for India, Post COVID 19.

The webinar attracted nearly 1150 participants from all over the country and was streamed live on digital media platform under the coordination of A. Rakesh Phanindra, IPE Hyderabad.

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