IIM Shillong hosts 2nd CXO Round Table in Mumbai

IIM Shillong

Rama Krishna Sangem

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Shillong hosted the 2nd CXO Round Table Meet in Mumbai, bringing together a distinguished panel of industry leaders, academicians, and stakeholders for an insightful discussion. IIM Shillong, an institution of National Importance and the only IIM in the entire Northeastern region, was established in 2008 and intends to celebrate its 15 years of unwavering commitment to excellence with the theme "Reconnect, Reflect, and Reimagine.

To commemorate this significant milestone, IIM Shillong will host a series of conclaves across the country that started in Delhi on October 15, 2023. The CXO Roundtable and Stakeholder meet are planned to "Reconnect" with valued industry partners who have placed their trust since inception, according to a media release from IIM Shillong on October 31, Tuesday.

Their encouragement and constructive feedback have been instrumental in refining the education curriculum, equipping future graduates to become invaluable contributors in the ever-evolving business landscape. Through this event, it is a time to "Reflect" on the pivotal role management education has played in fueling the growth and fortification of the Indian business sector. Furthermore, the institute intends to Reimagine the future of business management by engaging in enlightening dialogues with distinguished educationists, industry partners, and stakeholders.

These discussions revolved around the profound shifts that technology, societal dynamics, and evolving aspirations are instigating in how businesses should be structured and managed. Industry leaders, alumni, and academicians 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 (D&I) in the corporate world, the panel explored strategies and best practices for fostering diverse and inclusive workplaces, recognizing the significance of these principles in today's business landscape.


Platform for knowledge exchange

The CXO Round Table 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 Round Table Meet, Atul Kulkarni, Member of the Board of Governors of IIM Shillong, 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 emphasized 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  Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Kulkarni acknowledged the significant responsibility that IIM Shillong holds for the Northeastern region and its potential to contribute to the South Asian nations.

Prof. D. P. Goyal, Director of IIM Shillong, welcomed all stakeholders and panelists and expressed his gratitude to all who have contributed to the 15-year journey of IIM Shillong. During his address, Professor D. P. Goyal 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. Professor Goyal highlighted the importance of learning from industry leaders to identify and incorporate the necessary changes into educational practices.


Rama Krishna Sangem

Ramakrishna chief editor of excel India online magazine and website

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