Mangaluru, Mar 5: Aiming to bridge the gap between academics and industry in Management education at undergraduate level, a one-day workshop on 'Innovation in Promoting Management Education at Undergraduate Level' was held on March 2 at St Aloysius College (autonomous), here.
The department of Business Administration led by the HOD-Ms. Arati Shanbhag and convenors- Chetan Shettigar, Suraksha Karkera, Vinola Sequeira and Prakrithi Shetty hosted the event.
Speaking at the inaugural programme, the guest of honour, Prof K Sadashiva Rao said, "To tackle the dynamic nature of Management, there are four essential leadership values that need to be inculcated- Dream, Do, Dump and Delegate. One has to dream what needs to be achieved, do actions that help achieve the dream, dump hindrances and misfits and delegate work to others and work as a team."
Fr Dr Praveen Martis SJ, principal, St Aloysius College (autonomous) here, in his presidential remarks explained the importance of the workshop and said, "The workshop must help you evolve yourself which can happen through complete involvement in the discussions." Through an interesting analogy on how ‘there are no free lunches’ he explained how success will reach one through hard work and involvement.
Dr Savitha Shelley (associate professor, School of Management Manipal University, Manipal) delivered the first technical session on 'Management Education at the Undergraduate Level- Present Scenario and Prospects'.
Dr Babu Thomas (dean research- St Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology, Beeri) delivered the second technical session on 'Collaborative Learning through Management Education'.
The panel discussion on ‘Encouraging entrepreneurship through management education’ was moderated by Suresh Poojary. The panel members were Bharath Kini, Sandesh Shenoy and Christabel Mary D’Souza. Panel discussion ranged over topics such as the adoption of technology by entrepreneurs, influence of the Indian education system in harbouring entrepreneurship among students, foreign educational practises and funding and incubation for start-ups.
At the valedictory programme, the chief guest Anath Pai (director of Bharath Group, Mangaluru) advised the students to explore all the BBA subjects in the undergraduate level and specialise in a core subject during the master level of education. “Reworking the course is required to uphold the quality of Management Education at the undergraduate level."
The event was basically designed to bring the academia and industry under one platform to share information on innovation strategies needed for management education at the undergraduate level.