Dharmendra Pradhan unveils Rangavati Centre of Excellence at IIM Sambalpur

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Union Minister for Education, Skill Development, and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the “Rangavati Centre of Excellence in Cultural and Sustainable Management” during the 9th PAN-IIM World Management Conference being held at IIM Sambalpur.

“The centre will prove to be a hub for preserving the cultural heritage of Odisha, including dances, soulful songs, nature worship, and the rich food culture. The primary focus of the centre will be research on the art, literature, culture, and history of western Odisha, with a special emphasis on textiles,” shared the Minister at the ceremony.

Mr Ratnesh Jha, Executive Director, UN Global Compact; Mr S N Tripathi, DG, IIPA, New Delhi; and Mr Romal Shetty, CEO, Deloitte, celebrated the opening of the “Rangavati Center of Excellence.” Additionally in attendance were Professors BS Sahay, Kulbhushan Balooni, and Pawan Kumar Singh from IIM Jammu, as well as Professors Bhimaraya Metri and Kulbhushan Balooni from IIM Kashipur and IIM Nagpur.

Professor Mahadeo Jaiswal, Director, IIM Sambalpur highlighted the 3Ds disruptions – Digitalization, Decarbonization, and Democratization of business. He said, “The world is changing, and the world is disrupting through three Ds. Disruption due to digitalization, disruption due to decarbonization, and disruption due to democratization of business.”

The 9th PAN IIM World Management Conference is being held at IIM Sambalpur from January 22–24. The focus is on “Entrepreneurial Innovation and Digital Governance for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth”. With participation from a range of prestigious management institutes in India and beyond, including IIMs, IITs, NITs, and others, approximately one thousand research papers will be presented during the event.

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