First-of-its-kind partnership to promote teaching excellence amongst India’s B-Schools
07 September, 2017: In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) and the Indian School of Business (ISB) have joined hands to organize the ISB-IIMB Doctoral Consortium on Teaching for doctoral candidates who are about to start their careers as faculty at India’s B-schools.
Led by Professors Arun Pereira, Executive Director of the Centre for Learning and Management (CLMP) at the ISB, and Sourav Mukherji, Dean of Academic Programmes at IIMB, the Consortium had participation from doctoral candidates at ISB, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Lucknow, IIM Indore, and IIM Kozhikode among others.
Participants were trained on effective teaching and classroom management, by using student-centered learning approaches to teaching, conducting effective case discussions, understanding the changing role of technology inside and outside the classroom, knowing the importance of student learning styles, how to engage with them better and what it takes to design a compelling learning experience for students.
Sharing his perspective on how the association between the two B-schools can make a difference, Professor Arun Pereira of ISB said, “The ISB-IIMB Consortium is a fine example of how collaboration among Indian B Schools can raise the bar for management education in India. If Indian B-schools are to grow in quality and global stature, it is critical that the quality of faculty and teaching standards are on par with the best in the world, and programmes like this help to make that a reality. The ISB-IIMB association is unique in that it meets an increasingly urgent need to build capacity for India’s burgeoning management education sector.”
Professor Sourav Mukherji, Dean of Academic Programmes at IIMB, and one of the lead faculty for the programme, said: “The ISB-IIMB Doctoral Consortium addresses a long felt demand of the doctoral student community to provide key inputs towards honing teaching skills from the master teachers of ISB and IIM Bangalore. While several doctoral consortia have in the past focused on enhancing much needed research skills, the uniqueness of this programme lies in its focus on teaching, which given the enormous shortage of high quality business school faculty, caters to an important national agenda.”
Now in its fourth year the Consortium was for the first time organized jointly by the two B Schools, at the ISB’s Hyderabad campus. The programme is targeted at final year FPM /Ph.D./Doctoral candidates to help them get a head start as they begin their careers. A unique component of the programme is that each participant was required to teach and was provided substantive feedback, along with a recording of their teaching for review and reflection.
Participants from the consortium shared their experiences of how the Consortium was helpful. Kaveri Krishnan, from IIMB, said was a ‘very valuable experience, especially for doctoral students with no prior teaching experience’, while Biswajita Parida, IIMA, said the consortium was ‘an eye-opener to the state of the art technological tools, teaching methods, and styles of assessment evolving in the contemporary market.
The Doctoral Consortium was supported and funded by the International Schools of Business Management (ISBM). ISB Is a member of the ISBM — a group comprising of leading B Schools such as HEC Paris, IMD Lausanne, INSEAD Fontainebleau, Kellogg School of Management, North western University, London Business School, SDA Bocconi, Milan, Stern School of Business, New York University, Stockholm School of Economics, IAE Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management, and China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).
Indian School of Business (ISB) is a global Business school offering world-class management education across its two campuses – Hyderabad and Mohali. The School has grown at a rapid pace over the sixteen years since its inception and already has several notable accomplishments to its credit – it is the youngest school ever to consistently rank among the top Global MBA programmes, one among the select 100 global B-schools to have AACSB and EQUIS accreditation, one of the largest providers of Executive Education in Asia, and the most research productive Indian management institution. A vibrant pool of research-oriented resident faculty, strong academic associations with leading global B-schools and the backing of an influential Board, have helped the ISB fast emerge as a premier global Business school in the emerging markets. For details visit @ www.isb.edu
A leading research-focused business school in Asia with around 100 full time faculty members, more than 1200 students across various long duration programmes and nearly 5000 annual Executive Education participants, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) is located on a verdant 100-acre campus in India’s high technology capital, Bangalore.
IIMB’s long-duration post graduate programmes comprise the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM), the Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management (PGPPM), the one year full-time Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP), the Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management (PGPEM), and the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP). All these programmes are very highly rated and IIMB alumni occupy senior managerial and academic positions around the world.
Along with ten disciplinary areas and five centres of excellence that offer courses and conduct research on interesting questions facing various sectors of industry, IIMB has three faculty recruiting centres – the Centre for Management Communication, the Centre for Public Policy, and the N S Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning.
Committed to make deep social impact using technology-enabled education, IIMB offers Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) through edX, a not-for-profit online initiative of Harvard and MIT that offers online courses from the world’s best universities. IIMB is the first management school in India to offer MOOCs on the edX platform.
IIMB is accredited by the EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). EQUIS is a global school accreditation system run by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) that specializes in higher education institutions of management and business administration. For more information on IIMB, please visit @ www.iimb.ac.in