Sunday, November 27, 2011

B-School Affaire, Mumbai

It was a different experience on Saturday the 26th Nov in Mumbai receiving an Award for TAPMI for Best B-School with Finance Curriculum at a program arranged by Best B-Schools Affaire with Dewang Mehta Memorial Committee.  The prime organisers were Dr RL Bhatia and Dr Prasad Medury with respective credentials and involvement.  I was just watching the spectacular event at Taj Lands End Hotel in Bandra (West).  I had more than one reason to travel from Manipal to Mumbai for this event.

Incidentally, I was to meet my nephew Sai Abhishek (Patnaik), a management student from IPE, Hyderabad in the race for an Award besides Vatsala (Mumbai) and Sai from Delhi on tour.  Interestingly, the program at 7 pm started with a national anthem (dedicated to 26/11 victims - for 3rd anniversary) and the first item was felicitating about a dozen Vice Chancellors from different parts of the country.  I wonder, why UGC or MHRD / GOI does not do such events to best educationists every year on Sept 05.

Later, it was the turn of many prominent B-Schools like ISI, MDI, ISB, IIMK, IIML, IIM-Shillong, SP Jain or KJ Somaiah (of course TAPMI too) et al as also the leading and promising B-Schools to be honoured for various achievements.  There may be some bias or favouritism if not publicity through sponsorship but it is inevitable.  Certainly, there was encouragement for competitive spirit and research in management education for a large number of faculty members, management students and B-Schools, closing with a sumptuous dinner.   

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