Indore : The Indian Institute of Management Indore on Friday celebrated its 18th foundation day by awarding four of its teachers with ‘Best Teacher Award’ along with felicitating staffers, students and alumni.
During the foundation day celebration programme, IIM Indore declared the Best Teacher Award-2014. And after considering various quantitative factors like student feedback and qualitative factors including innovation in course design and delivery, the jury recommended Prof Bhavin Shah (operations management and quantitative techniques), Prof Prashant Salwan (strategic management), Prof Sabita Mahapatra (marketing) and Prof Siddhartha Rastogi (economics) for the Best Teacher Award.
This premier institute also honoured eight staff members who performed exceptionally well during 2013-14, and they included Alpesh Bhunjiya, Amit Prakash Sharma, Arunendra Vishwakarma, KP Radhakrishnan, Md M Shaikh Chopdar, Pradeep Sharma, Satendra Singh Rawat and Shreeman Ghosh. In addition, 17 students of pgp (2013-2015 batch) were also felicitated via certificates for their outstanding performance during the academic year 2013-14 along with alumni who were given special tokens of appreciation for attending this event.
During his address at the foundation day function, IIM Indore director Professor Rishikesha T Krishnan, observed that it is a proud moment for all stakeholders, given remarkable achievements in terms of student population, academics and courses offerings, locations and infrastructure. He also urged the iim-Indore community members to move forward with the intention of strengthening their ability to impact management practices and thought leadership. The foundation day lecture was delivered by Kiran Karnik, former president, NASSCOM. His lecture on ‘Faster Horses to Cars: Thinking Differently’ covered several aspects of how clever innovations multiply products and their uses. He insisted on the concept that innovation does not necessarily mean invention, and even changed application of existing ideas can deliver path-breaking products. In addition, he explained innovation as a person’s ability to not only answer questions, but also, question the answers.