GIM, one of the premier B-schools, celebrated 25 glorious years of imparting knowledge to the country’s future corporate leaders. To kick off the year-long celebrations, the management institute hosted HH the Fourteenth Dalai Lama to the Institute on the occasion of GIM Day on August 8, 2018.
Delivering his keynote address on the subject ‘Today’s Relevance of India’s Ancient Knowledge’, Dalai Lama spoke extensively on India’s ability to merge its rich traditional knowledge with modern facets of education. His Holiness emphasised the need to create dialogue and debate on a range of subjects which can aid aspiring B-school students to learn, analyse and gain new experiences. “We need more people to come together and talk and debate on aspects linked to India’s ancient knowledge such as ahimsa and compassion. We also need to find ways to reduce conflict amongst ourselves,” he urged the aspiring managers of corporate India.
Founder Director of GIM Fr Romuald D’Souza said, “Ethics and value-based learning have always been at the core of what GIM stands for, ever since the day it was founded 25 years ago”.
Director of GIM Ajit Parulekar added, “I’d like to announce that we have forged a new learning partnership with the Dalai Lama Centre for Ethics and Transformative Values at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).”
In its 25th year, GIM has forayed into newer areas. Consistent to GIM’s mission to nurture leaders for sustainable business, the B-school has decided to respond to the emerging paradigm of Big Data by incorporating it into its course structure and has introduced the Post Graduate Diploma in Big Data Analytics (PGDM-BDA) programme from this academic year 2018-19. The two-year full-time residential course in Big Data Analytics is the only one of its kind in the country.
The institute has also set up an incubation cell as part of the Atal Incubation Centre. The Centre will host Idealab 2018 – a startup event – later this year. The institute has also initiated a joint choral performance, along the Oxford University Choir.
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT is also conducting a six-month intense programme for the faculty and members on the Board of Governors of Goa Institute of Management, which commenced this month with the first module. The programme was conducted by Tenzin Priyadarshi, Director of the Ethics initiative and Javier Prieto, COO at the Centre at GIM’s expansive campus in Sanquelim, Goa