IBS Business School organized a one day faculty development program for faculty members of undergraduate colleges in Chennai on Jan 29, 2013 at Hotel Liberty Park Inn, Chennai.
This initiative of IBS was inaugurated by Dr.K. Balakrishnan, Director IBS Bangalore. The inaugural address rendered by Dr. Balakrishnan emphasised on the role of academicians to actively participate with industry professionals for research and consulting assignments. He further emphasised a greater role for them as motivators of change and inspiration to the new generation student community.
The participants were mesmerised with the zeal and enthusiasm of the speaker. The participants were faculty members of Engineering and Arts and Science colleges in Chennai. The program was titled as Research and Consulting for Academicians. The objective of the program was to create awareness about the opportunities available in research and consulting areas for faculty members.
The morning session was handled by Prof. Chandrasekar who briefed the participants about the research methodology and decision making using statistical tools like Excel and SPSS. This session was an eye opener to the faculty members who were pursuing their Ph.D. They understood how the right usage of SPSS can make their research findings more precise.
The afternoon session was handled by Prof. Anand, as a practising management consultant he had expressed to the participants about the abundant consulting opportunities available among MSME sector in India and kind of support provided by government, and Industry.
The program was well received by the audience and appreciated the organisers for the hospitality and usefulness of the program. IBS is planning to conduct many such Faculty development programs as a Social responsibility initiative towards the academic fraternity.