Union Minister Smriti Irani Presents Research Paper at IIM Udaipur

She presented research paper and inaugurated International Women’s Day Celebrations at IIM Udaipur

Union Minister Smriti Irani was invited to IIM Udaipur as a Guest Faculty by Prof Kunal Kumar, a full-time faculty member at IIM Udaipur in HR Area.

She presented a research paper on ‘The Necessity and Pitfalls of Ranking Management Institutions: The NIRF Experience’. The research paper has Irani as the lead author, Prof Kunal Kumar from IIM Udaipur and Prof Sushanta Mishra from IIM Bangalore as co-authors. In their research, they explore the importance of having a National Ranking framework that takes care of India’s huge diversity (ex: regional and linguistic diversity) and rewards institutions for doing their bit of ‘care’ for those who are socio-economically disadvantaged. The presentation clarified the necessity of the framework, what it tries to achieve, and its current challenges.

On 1 March 2023, the Union Minister taught a session on ‘Job Analysis’ for the HR class for students of the MBA Program. She also took three back-to-back sessions (of 75 minutes each) in the Core Course ‘Human Resource Management’ of IIM Udaipur’s MBA programme. Irani engaged the MBA class through Case Method wherein she discussed the Harvard Business School’s case ‘ClubMed’. She based the class on four Ds – Do, Discuss, Debate and Deliberate. The class ended with the students doing the job analysis of a minister.

IIM Udaipur began the celebration of International Women’s Day with a series of month-long activities.

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