2023 PRME Chapter India, City-Level Meetings
Northern Hub - New Delhi
Dr Chandrika Parmar, Director, DoCC, and PRME India chapter chair attended the PRME India North hub's 2023 Forum 2023 hosted by Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) at India International Centre. Director BIMTECH Professor Harivansh Chaturvedi, Executive Director of UN Global Compact Network - India, Ratnesh Jha were part of the opening panel which set the context of PRME and its importance for management education.
Dr Chandrika Parmar, spoke about PRME as a community of exemplars - individuals, institutions and communities which were addressing wicked problems we confront today. She spoke about the "rights of the future" and the role of collaboration and the need for knowledge panchayats in creating a knowledge base to address these issues. She emphasised the role of innovative pedagogies including experiential learning to make management education relevant and meaningful. Dr Parmar urged the community to seek out new talents across disciplines and schools and learn from them and other ongoing social experiments. The day saw deliberations and participation of Deans| Directors, faculty and students of management schools from NCR region. It also saw participation from members of corporate.
In July, a local media outlet, Yuva, published an article covering one of the 6 city-level meetings PRME Chapter India is across the country this year. Chair of PRME Chapter India, Dr. Chandrika Parmar, moderated the session on 24 July in Jaipur with more than 400 students present. She discussed the work of PRME and the importance of bringing sustainable development into the management pedagogy, referencing the Blueprint for SDG Integration as a helpful resource in doing so.