WES Track: Higher Eduaction
Title of Paper: Rethinking of Management Education: A Necessity to Evolve a Perfect Match for Supply and Demand
Author Name: Dr. Jesiah Selvam
Organization: Department of Management Studies, Francis Xavier Engineering College
Address: Francis Xavier Engineering College, Vannarpettai, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, 627003, India
Management education has become a major role player catering to diversified needs of economic growth in the light of globalization. Management education per se all over the world has facilitated economic growth to a great extent by producing talented managerial professionals from Business Schools. Nonetheless, the quality and content of management education have been quizzed by corporate business houses. Due to globalization and the changing scenario, the need to further strengthen the overall quality of management education contributing for all sectors is undoubtedly the highest priority. A holistic approach on management education has become indispensable in order to build up the capable manpower meeting successfully the challenges of the new order of business world. The need of the hour is that all B-schools diversify not only their programmes to match the current needs, but also make rapid strides in terms of qualitative improvements in the area of social and economic entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility and then disseminate knowledge and delivery system. It would be achieved if the government and private players rethink and rejuvenate the present set-up of management education. The presently used conditions for eligibility of admissions, teaching and learning process, magnitude of industry-institute interface, recruitment and selection of faculty members, formation of intellectual capital and evaluation system requires changes for further complete improvement. This paper encompasses the expected components rethinking and defining altogether a new system of management education that supplies highly employable and dynamic human resources befitting the demand of the most complex and fast growing business.
Brief Biodata of Presenter:
Dr. Jesiah Selvam, who is Professor and Dean in Department of Management Studies, Francis Xavier Engineering College, served as Director in Indian Academy School of Management Studies(IASMS), Bangalore. Previously he served for the various higher education institutions and Universities abroad under UNDP Projects. He published many articles in the internationally an nationally reputed journals including “Economic Reforms and its Impacts in Ethiopia” published in African Development Review, Blackwell publishers, Oxford. His book on “Privatisation of Public Sector Undertakings: Experimentation Abroad” has been kept in Parliament library as one of the reference books for policy makers. He is a member of Board of Examination, Bangalore University and a member of Board of Examination for Doctoral degrees in various universities. One of his Research Papers on “Response of Higher Education to Globalization: Empirical Evidences from India, Journal of Educational Planning and Administration” has hit Top Ten Papers for Journal of Labour: Human Capital and for Journal of ERN: Government Expenditure and Education, Social Science Research Network(SSRN). Above all Dr. Selvam is the Chief Editor for Indian Journal of International Business, an Editor in the International Journal of Quantitative Techniques and Development Research and a member of Editorial Board of International Journal of Poverty, Development and Growth.