In education, and especially in a very dynamic field of management education, there is a significant need have the industry and the academia collaborate. With evolving policies and practices at the workplace, and also the need for corporate to stay focused on fundamental rules of management, there is a lot of scope for joint intellectual pursuit.
KIIT School of Management’s (KSOM) 7th National Management Convention on “The Dynamics of the Education to Employment Journey: Opportunities and Challenges” hosted on the 21st and 22nd of February 2014, attempted to capture the practical challenges and emerging opportunities in bridging this seemingly large gap between education and employment, through research papers, case studies, white papers, and conceptual studies.
In the inaugural function of this National Convention, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, founder of KIIT and KISS welcomed the eminent invitees, delegates, guests, faculty and students while the Dean, Dr. Ashok Sar, introduced the theme of the convention to the audience.
The Director, Prof. Anil Bajpai, Vice Chancellor, KIIT University, Prof. P.P. Mathur and Registrar, KIIT University, Dr. Sasmita Samanta, addressed the gathering. Ms. Shobha Mishra Ghosh, Senior Director, Education, FICCI and Shri Debabrat Mishra, Director, Hay Group, India delivered the keynote address.
The convention saw large participation from the academia and the corporate from across the country. More than 60 selected papers were presented on sub-themes such as
- Challenges faced by Educators in Management Education/Technical Education/Life Sciences
- Challenges faced by employers in manufacturing and services
- Developing viable talent management models in educational institutions
- Redefining the Education to Employment Journey: Voices of the Youth/Students.
The institution conducts such conventions and conclaves throughout the year not just to expose the students to the real challenges faced by the industry, but also to bring back focus into doing research in various fields of management to create new insight and knowledge.