Pune: Sakal International Learning Centre (SILC) COO Dr Apoorva Palkar has received this year’s Ravi J Matthai National Fellowship Award instituted by the Association of Indian Management School (AIMS). It is a prestigious award in the field of management. The award will be conferred upon her at the national conference of the AIMS that began in the city on Tuesday.
The three-day conference has been organised by the Department of Management Sciences of the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU). Praj Industries Executive Chairman Pramod Chaudhari, SPPU Vice Chancellor Dr Nitin Karmalkar, AIMS President Dr Balkrishna Sangvikar were present at the inauguration of the conference. Topics such as ‘Direction of and challenges before the management studies in the borderless world’ and ‘Globalisation of vocational education in India’ will be discussed.
The award instituted in the name of first IIM, Ahmedabad Director Ravi J Matthai will also be conferred upon Regional College of Management, Bhubaneswar Founder-Chairman Dr Prabir Pal and Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Management Studies and Research Director Dr DY Patil. Some past recipients of this award are renowned scientist Dr Raghunath Mashelkar, Father of the White Revolution and Man Behind Amul Dr Varghese Kurien, former RBI Governor Dr C Rangarajan, former IIM Director Dr Samuel Paul and Indsearch Director Dr Ashok Joshi.
Dr Palkar, a Business Administration graduate from IIM, Ahmedabad, has experience of over two decades in teaching Business Studies and has been conducting research. She has also been active as head of the committee, which conducts the all-India entrance exam for courses in management sciences. Dr Palkar is also involved in education committees formed by the state government. She has been associated with the SILC since its inception. Dr Palkar has played a major role in the success and planning of various SILC courses.
SILC plans to focus on skill development, start-ups and entrepreneurship in the future, said Dr Palkar on receiving the honour.