Centres Of Excellence
The centres of excellence at GIM connect academia and industry to advance management education, research and outreach in key areas e.g. Social responsibility, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
CENTRE FOR RESEARCH (CER)
CER will be a faculty-initiated activity to promote and foster a culture of research. The prime objectives of this centre are to (i)build a culture of research(ii) create an environment that engenders and fosters research(iii) encourage faculty members to engage in high quality research (iv) imbibe research driven pedagogy that nurtures critical thinking among students (v) be known among the management community as a thought leader and (vi) enable GIM as an institute to develop expertise in certain areas of interest.
This centre will work through the centre members who will constitute research committee. The committee will have three members (including the research chairperson) appointed by the director. Their responsibilities shall be to shape the research policy, evaluation of research infrastructure and find out ways and means of improving it, assessing the quality of research, ensuring ethical standards in research and arbitrating on research related disputes. They shall also help, by way of advice and feedback, a faculty member to improve the quality of research.Centre Chairperson shall be nominated by the director for a term of three years. Centre Chairperson would be to co-ordinate the research effort at GIM, advise the director on research policy matters, maintain research records, organize and co-ordinate internal research seminars, conferences and workshops, and ensure ethical standards are met in the area of research.
CENTRE FOR SOCIAL SENSITIVITY AND ACTION (CSSA)
The Centre for Social Sensitivity has been created to (a) promote social responsibility among organizations and thereby contribute to a more inclusive and sustainable economy ;(b) promote social responsibility among the students of GIM through service to the less privileged communities; (c) thereby contribute to the local (and national) community. This Centre would act as a bridge between GIM and the external community of which we are part. Through service to the community (esp disadvantaged sections), it will (a) systematically generate knowledge about social and environmental challenges facing disadvantaged sections (b) inculcate capabilities (including knowledge and attitudes) among potential and actual managers to address these challenges and (c) provide expertise to organizations on effectively addressing social and environmental challenges.
The Centre will undertake teaching, training and research to achieve this end. It is supported by a student initiative called Samarthan. Members of the CSSA will work under the guidance of Advisory board. Advisory Board of the centre will have people fromvarious stakeholders. Centre will be headed by Centre Chairperson who will be responsible of implementing the commitments of centre. Centre Chairperson will be appointed by the director for a period of three years.
CENTRE FOR CREATIVITY, INNOVATION AND DESIGN THINKING (CCIDT)
Design Thinking is a critical tool in problem solving in the work place today. It uses a human centred approach to find sustainable solutions to existing problems. The Centre works toward making students “see” solutions when none seem to exist and harnesses metaphors to see new product/service designs possibilities.
The centre develops students’ multiple skills, based on Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences, providing rich opportunities to find a voice for their creative expression. The Centre is headed by a Centre Chairperson who is responsible for carrying out various activities to bring this to life. The Centre Chairperson works with a committee of four faculty members and a 12 member student team. Some of the activities carried out: theatre, dance, short film making, photography, art and music. The Centre is guided by a mandated CSF 17 document under the guidance of the Board of Governors.
CENTRE FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT (EDC)
EDC has been established with the aim to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship among students and community. Centre will (i) provide students with opportunities to learn about entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial process and (ii) develop entrepreneurial attitudes & capabilities.Centre would also (a) Help others interested in setting up ventures, (b) Help existing entrepreneurs to grow & manage their businesses better (c) Help family businesses (d) Mentor and incubate start-ups and (e) Help in turning around existing organizations. The Centre would also undertake research on entrepreneurship in India & develop case studies.Centre would not focus on (i) Self-employment or lifestyle entrepreneurs and (ii) Skill based training/ entrepreneurship.
Centre would be functioning through a two members group along with the Centre Chairperson who will be the head of the Centre. Centre Chairperson will be responsible of implementing the commitments of centre. Centre Chairperson will be appointed by the director for a period of three years. Centre will function under the guidance of Advisory board. Advisory Board of the centre will have people from Industry, Industry associations, Government and Academics.