About the Event

Directors are an integral part of every B-School. Directors are more than just Leaders. They are enablers, disruptors, mentors, and sometimes even business people. They have the key responsibility of leading new imperatives and possibilities within their institutions.

BW Education B-School Excellence Conclave is exclusively designed for the Heads of Business schools. It will cover critical topics in leading and educating both its faculty and the future leaders of business, as well as preparing to lead the change. With more than 100 business school heads and thought leaders expected to attend, it will be this year’s most prestigious education event that helps to connect participants with each other. The conclave will discuss todays challenges and opportunities that shape the future of business education in India. It will discuss about how management schools can take a leaf out of successful organizations in the spheres of business, technology, higher education and public service and work towards establishing their institutions as leaders.

A galaxy of academicians from top Business schools will gather to discuss the following points:



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9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Dr Annurag Batra, Chairman and Editor in Chief, BW Businessworld

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Dr. Satya Pal Singh ji on “Changes Needed in India’s Higher Education”

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Padma Shree Dr. Pritam Singh, Chairman, LEAD on Challenges in Improving Quality of B-School Education

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

D. Shivakumar, Group President, Aditya Birla Group on The B-School of Future

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Prof. S C Sharma, Director, ICFAI Business School (IBS), Gurgaon

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM


Off late, we have seen many management schools coming into the space of social sector where they have become the agents of change or reform. From Innovation to Impact to empower students to become responsible leaders to become the social change agents for tomorrow. One core idea that underpins the way in which this course is the belief that students are active knowledge creators rather than passive learners. This is blended and flipped classroom method that creates an environment in which students are active participants and in which they feel inspired.

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM


Many B- schools are already integrating a deeper technical understanding of machine learning into their MBA curriculum. The more machine learning is integrated into new businesses, the more business institutions need to adopt such courses which will change the way courses were designed. Since IoT, AI and ML will determine the course of future MBA Education, let’s understand how we can make our students ready for the future tech-oriented jobs?

11:55 AM - 12:45 PM


Naresh Duble, Head- Commercial Excellence Asia and FMD, Armstrong World Industries (India) on Industry Classroom as per NBC acoustical standard – Fit for purpose

12:45 PM - 01:00 PM


Developing Entrepreneurship and Business Acumen, A Management graduate remains naïve unless he has the Entrepreneurial skills. These skills are to be inculcated from various dimensions and one way is to build it as part of the education system. Entrepreneurship skills should be developed as life skills rather than an economic activity. Motivating the child to grow with an enterprising spirit, accepting new challenges and finding new opportunities, developing management capability through live projects, motivating and teaching students to overcome the external and internal barriers of entrepreneurship and maximizing the opportunity for experiential learning. Knowing that entrepreneurship skills are to be inculcated in students, for the betterment of the individual and the society, this session will pose questions like, "What are the entrepreneurship skills that needs to be built in students?"

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM



1:45 PM - 2:30 PM


Most MBA programs are organized in two phases. Students first go through a fixed menu of compulsory core courses, and then move on to a smorgasbord of electives from which they can pick and choose in complete freedom. The customized phase of our curriculum has been carefully designed to maximize the student’s flexibility in accordance to their career objectives. It is for this reason that MBA Graduates are made to choose from multiple specializations like (entrepreneurship, marketing, advanced management, finance and strategy etc) that give students a structured curriculum around a particular field of interest. However, in the current scenario, do we need to remain a specialist, or a generalist has more future in years to come?

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM


In this session, the panel will try and deal with questions such as How have CHROs crossed the chasm between Administrative HR to Strategic one? How can CEOs give their CHROs real teeth? How can more CHROs Get Ready for Board Roles? This session will discuss how HR, like all professions, requires specialized talent and knowledge.

3:40 PM - 4:30 PM




4:40 PM Onwards