ALL-INDIA Management Association (AIMA) has accorded provisional affiliation to Bhopal Management Association (BMA) for a period of three years, effective from January 15.
Announcing the decision at a press conference here on Thursday, AIMA’s director general Maj Gen GK Nischol said AIMA looks forward to a close collaboration with BMA in its endeavours. Highlighting the objective of both AIMA and regional associations like BMA, he said it was to further management practices as a non-profit organisation.
BMA’s chairman Bharat Patel said the association was registered under MP Society Registration Act in June 2006 and membership has reached 80, with representatives from business, industry, public bodies, associates and corporates.
Focusing on BMA’s functions, he said it would organise management seminars, workshops and conferences, and work towards building leadership to face the growing challenges in business. “In today’s changing scenario, our aim would
not only be to inspire educational institutions towards healthy management practices but also to provide a platform to professionals for decision-making,” added Patel.
BMA’s vice chairman Dr DK Bandopadhyay said the BMA in order to provide an impetus to its activities, management-experts would be invited from time to time. “The BMA is also considering on publishing its news-letter and magazine in near future,” he added.
Later, speaking to the Hindustan Times, Maj Gen GK Nischol said the AIMA has a large membership base in South East Asia through Association of Asian Management Organisations and in the Middle East. “In this golden jubilee year of AIMA, we’ve over 30,000 members and 3000 corporate members. In addition to running advanced management programme (AMP) in Bangalore, we’re focusing on SME sector and conduct programmes for the same,” he mentioned.
Regarding mushrooming of management institutes across the country, the director general said people need to be more aware about management education and see that their children get to the right kind of institute, with proper knowledge infrastructure, faculty, selection procedure and most important campus placement.
“Along with AICTE, we’re trying to bring quality improvement in management education and AICTE doesn’t give affiliation to sub-standard institutes,” he pointed out. Nishol added that there exists mismatch between supply of MBA pass outs and existing jobs.