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Delhi | July 31, 2015: The 6th Edition of the Indian Management Conclave (IMC 2015), organised by MBAUniverse.com, was held at ISB’s Hyderabad campus on July 29-30. More than 300 Chancellors, Vice Chancellors, Directors, Decision-makers and Faculty members from 125 B-schools and Universities participated in the Conclave, making it India’s biggest and most respected management education conference.

The highlight of sixth IMC was IMC Awards 2015 where 50 B-schools competed for the coveted title.Seven winners were felicitated by Mr Dilip Shanghvi, Managing Director, Sun Pharmaceutical at the IMC Valedictory session on July 30. Awards Jury was chaired by Dr Shekhar Chaudhuri, Former Director, IIM Calcutta (2002-2013) and Professor, IIM Calcutta.

IMC Awards 2015 winners are:

Theme – Making Industry-Institute partnerships work
Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB)
NMIMS University, Mumbai

Theme – Attracting ideal Participants profile
Jaipuria Institute of Management
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

Theme – Innovations in Teaching Methodology
SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai
Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management (VJIM), Hyderabad
BNM Institute of Technology, Bangalore

Congratulating the winners, Mr Amit Agnihotri, Convener of Indian Management Conclave and Founder of MBAUniverse.com said, “IMC Award, instituted in 2013 to recognize excellence in management education, is India’s most prestigious recognition of B-schools and Universities. Every year the competition for winning this award has become tougher. In 2015, more than 75 entries from India’s leading B-schools were received, of which 7 winners were decided by Jury lead by Dr Shekhar Chaudhuri. Award Winners deserve to be congratulated for implementing innovative initiatives at their B-schools and then sharing with entire management education community at IMC 2015.

“Mr Sanjeev Kumar Gupta, Managing Director – H&PS, Government Relations and Corporate Affairs, ACCENTURE INDIA and Dr Shesha Iyer, Former Director, SPJIMR, Mumbai were the other two Jury members for IMC Awards 2013.

IMC Award 2015 Highlights are:
  • India’s most prestigious Management Education Awards
  • Awards judged on three parameters – Impact, Uniqueness & Applicability
  • Selection by an eminent Jury based only on the merit of nomination with complete transparency to all participants
  • Practicing highest ethics and propriety, Jury does not score/judge initiatives from their own institutions
  • Award Presentation by icons like HRD Minister, Global Thinkers & Business Magnates
  • Conceptualized by IMC for documenting & recognizing Best-practices from B-schools
  • Non-profit Initiative of MBAUniverse.com; no registration or participation fee
  • Like in 2014, the winning case-studies will be published by a leading international publisher
Overview of the Jury Evaluation process:

IMC Awards involve multiple rounds of assessments.

Round 1: Based on Average Scores of all three Jury members for each of three themes, IMC jury invited Top 2 Finalists in each of the three categories to make presentation at IMC conference on July 29-30.

Round 2: Due to close contest for Third Finalist position, Jury Chair decided to invite B-schools who
are ranked after Top 2, for Round 2 of personal evaluations on July 28 at ISB, Hyderabad campus. Based on these Presentations, Jury decided to invite Third Finalist B-school (or two, in case of a tie) to make the Final Presentation on July 29-30 at IMC Conference.

Round 3: The Finalists from Round 1 and 2 were invited to make their Final Presentation at IMC 2015 Conference on July 29-30. After evaluating the merit of their case-studies, Jury decided to award the Gold and Silver to most deserving initiatives.

First held in 2010 to fill the void of a serious platform to discuss and debate the impact of massive changes impacting management education in India, Indian Management Conclave (IMC) is recognized as India’s most respected management education conference. IMC is conceptualized and organized by MBAUniverse.com, India’s No 1 MBA education portal. Refer www.MBAUniverse.com/IMC2015 for more details on IMC Conference and IMC Awards 2015.

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