20 Jul 2020 19:17 IST

IIM Indore welcomes tenth batch of EFPM

Research aims to question status quo and offer a better alternative, says chief guest Ramadhar Singh

Indian Institute of Management Indore kickstarted its tenth batch of Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EFPM). The virtual inauguration programme was attended by the 35 registered participants from the new batch along with faculty members of IIM Indore, and was presided over by Prof Ramadhar Singh, Ahmedabad University.

Importance of research

Prof Singh shared his insights on the problems faced by the researchers, effectiveness criteria, and the impression of research in our country. “I believe that research is questioning the status quo and offering a better alternative. Every researcher should invest in research to make a lasting contribution to that domain of knowledge or practice,” he said.

Discussing the dissertation and its preparation, Prof Singh suggested that it’s okay if one’s dissertation doesn’t fulfil all the criteria of research, but the researcher should feel proud of sharing it with others. According to him, one has to be passionate about their topic of research and be supervised by someone who gives equal importance to the research, with the same rigour.

Relevance of EFPM

In the virtual inauguration, Prof Himanshu Rai, Director, IIM Indore, said, “The EFPM is the need of the hour. By keeping it contextually relevant, it makes a difference to the people connected to this field of study and to contributors of this field. The robust programme structure and study material make it a world-class learning experience. Also, IIM Indore has always been socially conscious and it will continue to contribute to the society, nation and world as a whole.”