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Leadership Conclave -Industry Academia Collaboration

The Industry-Academia Conclave is being initiated by IIM Kashipur to create a platform that will bring together experts from the Industry and Academia to discuss the most critical issues in the theory-practice debate. The need of the hour is to put in play a process that enables industry and academia to collaborate on an ongoing basis to create a symbiosis which serves the industry, academia as well as the larger society. The conclave aims at encouraging the exchange of productive ideas and perspectives with an aim of creating strong linkages between academia and industry for the future. It is a confluence of corporate stalwarts, academicians and students to produce innovative solutions to vital issues.

Industry-Academia collaboration hasn't been harnessed to its full capacity. Students churned out of the current academic system may not be adequately equipped to meet the current job requirements. Companies have to incur additional expenses to train new hires. As companies look forward to business schools to fill job openings, institutions feel the need to update their processes to be in line with the industry needs. This is not possible without the industry opening its gates to the academic community and enabling them to fully comprehend their problems.

The objectives of the conclave are to understand and appreciate the challenges being faced by both and to provide a road map to address the same. The Conclave will feature presentations and discussions on this theme and find solutions to common goals. The conclave will conclude with the recommendations as reflected in the deliberations.

  • The four sub-themes which will be thrown open for panel discussions are

Direction: Divergent Goals, Mutual Benefit or Greater Good?
Leadership: In Sync or Passing the Buck?
Seeking Answers: Adopting Best Practices or Creating Innovative Structures?
From Intent to Action? Getting Down to the Brass-tacks

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Date : February 1st and 2nd, 2013
Time : 10:45 am to 05:30 pm
Venue : The Corbett Hideway Resort, Jim Corbet