New Delhi: The Oxford India Business Forum 2010 is going to be held in New Delhi today i.e. March 25, 2010. The participating business leaders, academicians and policy-makers will be discussing the challenges involved in higher education in the 21st century, in India. The forum is envisaged to provide a platform for the academicians to discuss changing phase of the management education. While the area of action to implement management education is a global one but, it is also necessary for the curriculum to reflect local aspirations
The forum is a part of the Said Business School India annual programme. As per sources, the speakers include some prominent names like Kapil Sibal, Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD), Andrew Hamilton, Vice-Chancellor, Oxford University, Meghnad Desai, director, Centre for the Study of Global Governance, LSE, Gita Piramal, Director, BP Ergo and Pankaj Chandra, Director, IIM Bangalore.
Kunal Basu, Reader in Marketing, Said Business School, Oxford University said that taking India as the epicenter for adapting global management education is a challenge as well as an opportunity. Presently, the most challenging task, which is faced by the business schools in India, is to create an indigenous model for management education. With the growing demand for management education in the country, the upsurge is also felt in the challenges and opportunities. Further, quality assurance and research excellence are other challenges faced by the management education in India.