IIM Shillong hosted the 2nd CXO Roundtable Meet in Mumbai, bringing together a panel of industry leaders, academics and stakeholders.
To mark its 15th anniversary, IIM Shillong, the only IIM in the North East, began hosting a series of conclaves across the country with the aim to ‘Reconnect, Reflect and Reimagine’.
Industry leaders, alumni and academics noted the emergence of the latest concepts in industries, which they said should be integrated into the curriculum of the top management schools to prepare students for the future. IIM Shillong alumni actively participated in the panel discussion, contributing insightful questions and sharing their valuable experiences, creating a dynamic and intellectually stimulating atmosphere. With the central theme of the discussion on Diversity and Inclusion in the corporate world, the panel explored strategies and best practices for fostering diverse and inclusive workplaces, recognising the significance of these principles in today’s business landscape.
The CXO Roundtable Meet provided a unique platform for knowledge exchange and networking, allowing leaders from different domains to connect, share insights, and collaborate on the challenges and opportunities posed by the digital era.
Inaugurating the meet, Atul Kulkarni, member of the IIM Shillong Board of Governors, expressed the institution’s commitment to reconnecting with industry partners who have placed their trust in IIM Shillong’s educational journey. Kulkarni highlighted several noteworthy initiatives undertaken in recent years.
He emphasised the global recognition these initiatives have garnered and mentioned that IIM Shillong was one of only three management institutions to participate in the prestigious Vaibhav Summit, a special initiative led by the Prime Minister.
Kulkarni acknowledged the significant responsibility that IIM Shillong holds for the North East and its potential to contribute to the South Asian nations. He also mentioned the institute’s engagements with various state governments, including the establishment of a satellite centre in Tawang, expressing gratitude to all involved in making these endeavours possible.
During his address, Prof DP Goyal, the IIM Shillong Director, highlighted the crucial need for insights from corporate leaders regarding course curriculum design, teaching methodologies, and pedagogy. He stressed the urgency of a substantial transformation in content, delivery methods, and evaluation processes, noting the global paradigm shift in education. Goyal highlighted the importance of learning from industry leaders to identify and incorporate the necessary changes into educational practices.
The panel places a paramount focus on strengthening industry-academia engagements and discusses the areas that institutions like IIM should prioritise in developing new courses to ensure their graduates are industry-ready.