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AICTE Chairman at AIMA-ICRC 4th Case Competition and Conference

AICTE Chairman Prof. TG Sitharam delivered a keynote address at the inaugural session of AIMA-ICRC 4th Case Competition and Conference organised by All India Management Association on 09 May, 2024.

Text of speech:

Warm greetings to all the esteemed dignitaries present on and off the dais! Firstly, I extend my appreciation to All India Management Association for organizing the 4th edition of Case Writing Competition and Conference (ICRC -CWCC). The conference brings together scholars, educators, and practitioners to celebrate excellence in case writing and explore innovative solutions to real-world challenges. The case studies play a crucial role in management education and practice, serving as powerful tools for learning, analysis, and decision-making.It gives insight into real-world business scenarios, allowing students to apply theoretical concepts to practical situations. Moreover, it challenges students to think critically and analytically about complex business problems.

This case writing competition organized by AIMA, will act as a dummy model for practitioners and academics to document real-world management situations, including challenges, strategies, and outcomes. The experience and expert advice a contestant will gain at this event will help him in his management career.

Friends, cases serve as valuable educational resources in management education programs. They provide students with a rich and immersive learning experience by presenting them with real-world business problems to analyze and solve. Through the analysis of cases, students develop critical thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving skills essential for managerial roles.

Most important aspect of having a case study or case writing is that it bridges the gap between theory and practice by applying theoretical concepts to practical management situations. By immersing students in realistic scenarios, cases enable them to develop a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by managers in various industries and organizational contexts.

Writing cases encourages practitioners to reflect on their own experiences, decisions, and strategies. By articulating their insights and lessons learned, case writers gain a deeper understanding of their own management practices and contribute to the broader body of knowledge in the field. It also serves as research tools for academics conducting empirical studies or qualitative research in management.

Overall, case writing plays a vital role in management by facilitating knowledge transfer, enhancing educational experiences, stimulating discussion and debate, promoting reflection and application, and contributing to both teaching and research in the field.

As we gather here today, we have an opportunity not only to celebrate outstanding case writing but also to engage in meaningful dialogue about how we can navigate uncertainty and build resilient organizations and societies. Through the sharing of best practices, insights, and experiences, we can collectively deepen our understanding of the challenges at hand and explore creative strategies for addressing them.

The purpose of organizing this competition is to encourage and promote the development of high-quality India focused teaching case material that brings Indian ethos in managing the business. The business world has changed significantly in the past few years, particularly during the pandemic. The Case Writing Competition and Conference aims to capture the changing industry trends, technological changes, digital economy, sustainability, survival, and several other market requirements in the form of teaching cases.

I am confident that the case studies presented and discussed during this conference will offer valuable lessons and inspiration for all of us. They will showcase the power of innovative thinking, strategic foresight, and collaborative action in overcoming adversity and driving positive change.

I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to all the participants, judges, sponsors, and organizers who have contributed to the success of this event. Your dedication and passion for advancing the field of case writing and management education are truly commendable.

Thank you, and I wish you all a fruitful and inspiring conference.
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