Speakers:

  • Prof N.R. Dave
  • Dr. N.R. Dixit
  • Dr. Sarla Achuthan
  • Dr. C. Gopalkrishnan
  • Dr. S. Chinnam Reddy
  • Mr. Sanjay Rao
  • Mr. Anik Mehta
For whom:
  • Core and visiting faculty of management institutes
  • Management professionals
Some invited institutes:
  • B.K. School of Management
  • Som Lalit Institute of Management
  • Saint Kabir Institute of Professional Studies
  • Shanti Business School
  • Som Lalit Institute of Management
  • SAL Insititute of Management
  • L.J. Institute of Management Studies
Session 1: Challenges faced by Institutions, faculty and students
  • Loss of interest/faith in management programs
  • Apprehensions
  • Path forward
Session 2: Challenges faced by Industry
  • Apprehensions about learning and knowledge gained during management programs
  • Application orientation
  • Path forward
Prof N.R. Dave
Prof. N. R. Dave is the Educational Advisor to Ganpat University and Gujarat Energy Research & Management Institute. He has held positions as the Chairman of the Western Regional Committee, All India Council for Technical Education (National Statutory Body) and Vice Chancellor at North Gujarat University, Patan and Vice Chancellor at Bhavnagar and Director of Technical Education, Government of Gujarat and Principal at S. S. College of Engineering, Bhavnagar and Prof and Head of Mechanical Engineering Department at L. D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad.

He was the member of the Expert Review Team for the IMPACT project of Swiss Development Cooperation agency. He was responsible to conceptualize, design, negotiate and implement Polytechnic Development World-bank-assisted project of Rs 110 crores in the State of Gujarat. He was the member of the Evaluation of the German GTZ project in Madhya Pradesh.

Dr. N.R. Dixit
He is the founder director of Som Lalit Institute of Management Studies. He is a doctorate in the area of strategic Management and guided six scholars for Ph.D. awards. He has a combined experience of more than 50 years in teaching, research, extension work and industrial projects. He has carried out several types of projects and helped in institution building during his career.

Dr. Sarla Achuthan
Dr. Sarla Achuthan has over thirty years of experience in the field of management education. She was the Director of the School since December 1998. She was also the In-Charge Director of K.S. School of Business Management of Gujarat University, which offers integrated courses in Management and Information Technology. She is associated with several activities regarding management education. She has been the Convener for the Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GCET) for the past two years. She also has a number of publications to her credit and is also associated with a number of professional bodies like Ahmedabad Management Association, Computer Society of India, Operational Research Society of India, All India Management India, AIMS International

Dr. C. Gopalkrishnan
Prof. Gopalkrishnan is the director of Institute of Management, Nirma University. Prof. Gopalkrishnan has got more than 25 years of teaching experience in various management institutes. He has co-authored a Book: Trade Unionism and Industrial Development (Ashish,1989), and has published 40 papers in journals, economic newspapers and chapters in books. He was awarded CRMs Fellowship, IIMA in the year 1986, Won a Prize for a paper “Improving Performance in Government”, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh (A World Bank Project) in the year 1997. He was offered a one year fellowship by University of North Malaysia in 2001. His areas of interests include Energy Economics, Corporate strategy and public policy.

Dr. S. Chinnam Reddy
Dr. Reddy is the Dean of Faculty of Management Studies, Marwari group of institutions, Rajkot. His areas of expertise are operations management and quantitative analysis. He also has books in the area of research methodology to his credit. He has presented papers at various international and national conferences. He has more than nineteen years of experience. He is associated with the Operational Research Society of India, Case Research society of India.

Mr. Sanjay Rao
Mr. Sanjay Rao is a PGPEX graduate from IIM Calcutta and has more than 14 years of work experience in the Corporate and Education sector. He has worked in senior positions with reputed MNC’s like British Gas, Ingersoll Rand, Levi Strauss India, Exide Technologies and Acropetal Technologies where he has worked in varied functions of Supply chain, Sales and Marketing, Operations, Strategy and e-commerce. He has also been involved in taking sessions and training MBA students in many management colleges in across India as well as conducting GD and PI sessions in reputed engineering colleges. He also has a strong experience of training students for CAT, GRE, GMAT and CMAT.

Currently, he is the Director Gandhinagar with Endeavor Careers Pvt. Ltd. and also the Director Gandhinagar for Design4school.

Mr. Anik Mehta
Mr. Anik Mehta is the regional manager of Jaquar & Co. Pvt Ltd. He has been associated with Jaquar for more than 14 years now. Mr. Mehta is a management graduate from Som Lalit Institute of Management studies and a civil engineer from DDIT, Nadiad. Mr. Mehta has been involved in the complete operations management of the Gujarat Unit of Jaquar. He has been extensively involved in the recruitment of fresh MBA students for his organisation. He has also worked with Madhusudan ceramics. He is involved in extensive customer care, and sales and marketing.