New Delhi, Apr 29 IBNS | 7 months ago

Ivey Business School, Canada recently signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi to explore collaboration on multiple fronts, which include degree programs, aiding in international admissions, faculty development and exchange and India based case study development.

The collaboration would see both the institutions propagating case study use as an effective classroom technique at the undergraduate level programs.

The MoU was signed by Professor Eric A. Morse, Associate Dean, Programs, Ivey Business School and PC Jain, Principal, Shri Ram College of Commerce at the SRCC Campus here.

Commenting on the partnership, Eric Morse said, "The case based teaching methodology is a practical answer to some of education's most basic challenges. Ivey, as the largest producer and distributer of business case studies in Asia, has always stressed on the importance of learning through real-life examples."

Morse said, "Our collaborative partnerships with leading educational institutions in India are a testament to our efforts in this area. We are delighted to partner with Shri Ram College of Commerce and continue our efforts of propagating case based learning. SRCC holds an impressive position as the leading institution dedicated to Commerce and Economics education and pooling resources with SRCC will definitely lead to remarkable outcomes."

"To achieve SRCC's vision of being a college of global choice, we are entering into collaborations with well-known business schools of the globe to give exposure to our faculty & students in global business practices. To achieve this objective we are delighted to enter into a long term academic partnership with Ivey Business School," said PC Jain.

Leading the first activity under this collaboration, Professor David Sharp, Associate Professor of Managerial Accounting and Control at Ivey Business School, conducted a session on Apr 28 evening 'Implementing participative learning at the undergraduate level'.

The Ivey SRCC interactive workshop saw participation from 42 senior faculty members and deans across SRCC, IP University, Deen Dayal Upadhyay College, Vivekananda College, among other leading top commerce and management undergraduate colleges in Delhi.

The session brought to the forefront few underlying questions pertaining to case method pedagogy implementation in the Indian under graduate education system throwing light on its benefits and challenges.

Learning by the case pedagogy, students work with relevant, involving and challenging business cases - cases that are tailored to their learning objectives and provide a forum for stimulating discussion.

The case method is fast becoming the gold standard for education across the world; cases prepare students to deal effectively with real business issues that managers face today.

Since Ivey's inception in 1922, the case study method has been the cornerstone of the school's approach to learning.

The Ivey Learning Experience uses cases to analyze a range of business issues working professionals face every day- actual real-world problems and scenarios.

(Posted on 29-04-2014)

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