About The Conference

There is an increasing gap in the employability of the management graduates. With AICTE 2016-17 data showing more than half (53%) MBA graduates could not land jobs in campus placements, the questions that arise are, ‘What is the root of this issue? Is it the subject knowledge, or, skill set, or attitude?’

According to Dr. Pritam Singh, CEO – Lead Center & Ex-Director, IIM Lucknow, MDI, IMI, the weakness of management education in India is the poor quality of curriculum and lack of intellectual capital, resulting in mediocre output that lacks desired competencies.

Further, Mr. Dwarakanath, Chairman, GSK Horlicks, feels that this output of B-Schools today is as good as an untrained professional or an undergraduate given the lack of context & knowledge that he/she has on what is latest and futuristic in Industry he/she interviews for.

What is Our Goal?

While the education faternity finds itself grappling with the need to meet industry expectations, Cinque Education Pvt. Ltd. and Career2NextOrbit decided to address this issue by bringing the 3rd edition of Industry Academia Conference. At IAC 2019 notable names from both Industry and Academia will gather together to discuss the ‘Competencies desired by the Industry in young MBA professionals’ which will help in bridging the employability gap.

The discussion will be held in three sessions where both Industry and Academia will reflect upon and share their views on the sub-themes –

  • Emerging Competencies for Marketing professionals
  • Emerging Competencies for Finance professionals
  • Emerging Competencies for HR professionals

This discussion will be a grand culmination of our work and delibrations held at various round table conferences at different locations on the same theme, i.e., “BUILDING LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES FOR TOMORROW” –

  • Marketing: 26th October 2018 at ITC Grand Central, Mumbai
  • Finance: 5th December 2018 at ITC Grand Central, Mumbai
  • IT & Analytics: 12th December 2018 at Vivanta by Taj, Bengaluru
  • HR: 13th December 2018 at Hotel Eros, Delhi

Jan 18, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

India International Centre
New Delhi




    This set of awards will be decided by the Jury members on the basis of Research Work submitted by Cinque team.

    Under this category, any institute can send maximum of two nominations. Each nomination should be backed by relevant details, in form of presentation, not exceeding five slides each.
    Eligibilty: Faculty with at least 15 years of experience will be eligible for this category of awards.
    Evaluation Criteria: They will be evaluated on following parameters:
    1. Industry relevant knowledge creation (case studies, research papers, working papers, articles in reputed media)
    2. Promoting knowledge application among corporate through Management Development Programs, path-breaking executives programs, etc.
    3. Member of board and committees of various industry and industry-backed organisations.
    Eligibility: Industry people with at least 15 years of work experience will be eligible for this category of awards.
    Evaluation Criteria: They will be evaluated on following parameters:
    1. Initiation of novel methods for collaboration with academic institutes.
    2. Member of boards and committees of academic institutes and other bodies promoting people development in the country.
    3. Bringing innovative ideas in selection and recruitment to improve employability of the future workforce.
  4. We are really honoured to have Mr. Dwarkanath P as the Chairman of the Jury, who along with the eminent panel of jury will decide the deserving winners.

Invited Speakers

Mr. Prem Singh,

President – Global HR, Wockhardt Ltd.

Ms. Suchitra Rajendra

CHRO and VP-HR, Pepsico

Mr. Gautam Anand,

Head-HR, Airtel

Mr. Srinivas P. M.

Head-HR, Indian Sub-Continent P&G

Mr. Dinesh Ramamurthi

Chief HR Officer, OYO

Mr. Rohit Thakur

Head-HR, Accenture India

Dr. J. K. Das

Director, Fore School of Management

Mr. K. Venkataramanan

ED & CFO, TATA Coffee

Mr. S.V. Nathan

Partner and Chief Talent Officer, Delloitte

Mr. Judhajit Das

Head-HR, ICICI Prudential

Mr. Amit Narain

Head-HR, Nestle

Ms. Shweta Mehrotra

Country HR Officer, South Asia Citi Bank

Dr. Bharat Bhaskar

Director, IIM Raipur

Dr. H. Chaturvedi,

Director, BIMTECH

Asha Bhandharkar

Distinguished Professor, IMI

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Glimpses of IAC 2018

Event Location

India International Centre
40, Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110003

Considered one of the country’s premier cultural institutions, the India International Centre is a non-government institution widely regarded as a place where statesmen, diplomats, policymakers, intellectuals, scientists, jurists, writers, artists and members of civil society meet to initiate the exchange of new ideas and knowledge in the spirit of international cooperation. Its purpose, stated in its charter, was ‘to promote understanding and amity between the different communities of the world’. .