‘Management education should integrate technology in curriculum’

31-Jan-2019
The Hindu

Organisations today should be cognizant of and responsive to societal and global trends, especially the learning styles of millennials, said Arun Kumar, Chairman and CEO, KPMG India.

Addressing the valedictory session of ‘The National Conference on Indian Management Education: Time to Transform’ organised by XIME here on Wednesday, he spoke of the pervasiveness of technology and called for management education to integrate it into the curriculum.

He stressed on the need to inculcate a scientific temperament and tread into the unknown to master entrepreneurship which is the bedrock of a knowledge economy. Management education needs to teach students the ability to work and lead people, as emotional intelligence supersedes intellect, he said.

Reminding the audience of Gandhiji’s death anniversary, he emphasised the importance of implementing truth in today’s dynamic scenario. Stating that the world was undergoing the fourth Industrial Revolution, the rise of polarised society and increased inequalities, he advised that “it takes all the running you can do to stay in the same place”.

Mr. B. Muthuraman, former Vice Chairman, Tata Steel, suggested that the findings of the conference be sent to the government so that suitable action may be taken. He also called for the need for collaboration between the industry, academics and institutions to implement this change.

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