Be Dynamic President Tells IIMs
The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee was at the 4th Annual Convocation of IIM, Raipur has asked Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) to be pro-active in developing a management research culture in the country for which IIMs need to collaborate with best of institutions in the world.
The President said that our academic institutes have to be dynamic and hands-on in facing emerging challenges. Institutions of higher education have to promote a culture of excellence and develop core competencies.
Our academic institutes have to be dynamic and hands-on in facing emerging challenges. Institutions of higher education have to promote a culture of excellence and develop core competencies he said.
The President stated that institutions have to expand capacity to cater to more students and at the same time uphold the quality of instruction. They have to resort to technology tools like e-classrooms and knowledge to enable sharing of ideas and intellectual resources like lectures and tutorials.
Our academic institutions and industry have to engage with one another and benefit mutually from partnerships in joint research, curriculum development and setting up of chairs, incubation centres and Research Park he added.
For policy and project implementation challenges that both Union and State Governments face consultancy should be provided by the IIMs’ faculty. The projects of relevance to the people of the state should be taken up by the IIM graduates and they should try start companies and corporations which would contribute to the economic development of the area. As students have an important responsibility, not just to themselves and their families but also to this country and the community as whole because the wonderful education they have received is a contribution of the nation, state and community.