Focus on needs of society - XLRI alumni for revamping syllabus

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  • Published 27.12.06

Jamshedpur, Dec. 27: Corporate honchos today emphasised on the need to develop a “socially responsible course” in B-schools.

Over 70 senior executives expressed this opinion while attending a panel discussion in XLRI on “Industry, global business trends and implications for B-school” organised by the alumni cell.

“There is a need to develop a comprehensive course structure keeping in mind the needs of today’s society. B-schools need to move from producing managers to producing social entrepreneurs,” said Rekha Menon, an executive director with Accenture.

Other panelists included Bijou Kurien, CEO of Reliance retail wing; Anita Modak from the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies; and Anup Kuruvilla, director (global loan products) of Salomon Smith Barney.

The session is being considered as a platform to develop a course.

“We are in the process of looking into the curriculum (at XLRI). In fact, we are looking for a course structure that is in tandem with societal needs,” said Sharad Sarin, professor of marketing and general management at XLRI and the moderator of the panel discussion.