On 3rd July, as part of its Faculty Development Program, CMR University organized an interaction with Dr. Avinandan Mukherjee on the topic of Changing Management Education Scenario and Role of Faculty Members.
Dr. Mukherjee is Professor of Marketing and Dean of Lewis College of Business (an AACSB-accredited B-School) at Marshall University, USA. He completed his Ph.D. from IIM-Ahmedabad and began his career in higher education as an Assistant Professor at IIM-Calcutta. Over the last two decades, he has authored over 100 papers with high impact citation internationally and taught at universities in Singapore, UK, and USA.
In a freewheeling discussion with faculty members of CMRU, Dr. Mukherjee spoke at length on different topics such as experiential learning, classroom analytics, assurance of learning, and the ways in which a university can contribute in knowledge for making measurable impact. Drawing on his wide experience as a researcher as well as administrator, he explained how teachers at business schools can deliver value by focusing on Impact, Engagement, and Innovation. Answering questions of the faculty members, he emphasized that faculty members need to focus on research while staying connected to the industry.
Be it joint conferences, faculty exchange programs, or content development, Dr. Mukherjee also spoke about potential opportunities for collaboration between CMRU and Marshall University. Overall, he expressed his optimism and excitement for a tie-up between the two universities and shared contribution in the field of business administration.
Dr. Shiv Tripathi, Dean at CMRU, welcomed Dr. Mukherjee and said that Lewis College of Business and CMRU (School of Management) are collaboratively exploring new opportunities to improve the business and management education in developing and emerging economies through innovative and impact-focused interventions.
Dr. Basanna Patagundi, Director at CMRU, concluded the event by thanking Dr. Mukherjee and presenting him with a memento as a token of appreciation.
Prior to the session, Dr. Mukherjee met higher officials of the University including Prof. M.S. Shivakumar (Vice Chancellor) and Dr. Praveen R. (Registrar) to discuss emerging management education scenario in India and abroad.