WITH ITS corporate vision to strive towards making Bhopal a leader in management development movement and with a mission to facilitate individuals and organisations realising their potentials, the Bhopal Management Association (BMA) was formally launched here on Thursday.
The papers for affiliation to the apex body – All-India Management Association (AIMA), New Delhi – has already been sent by the BMA, which meanwhile, has also been registered with the Registrar of Societies, MP.
“As all requisite formalities and conditions have been fulfilled, we are sure to get the affiliation from AIMA soon,” BMA President Bharat Patel said during a press conference here on Thursday.
He said the Association would strive to convert the State capital into an industrial capital. Speaking on immediate growth plans, Patel said the first and foremost is to increase the BMA’s membership from 70 to 250 in the next two months.
This would be followed by conducting elections of executive committee, establish the Association’s office, organise series of management lectures and start a newsletter.
Highlighting its objectives, honorary secretary P P Khare said the Bhopal Management Associationwould promote and develop education of management in the City, inculcate professionalism in management discipline and provide a good interactive platform to identify skills, pitfalls and opportunities through workshops, training programmes, seminars and conferences.
“BMA will get management experts from across the country and abroad for lecturing,” executive member Subhash Vitthaldas of Permali Wallace said.
With academicians and educationists on its board, the Association expects to create awareness towards quality management education in Bhopal.
“Through counselling and guidance, we would try to help the younger generation so that they do not get lost in the mushrooming commercialised management institutes and could choose a career-path,” Col N P Dixit of the Computer Society of India’s Bhopal Chapter said.
“The Association would act as a forum for identifying potentials and try to upgrade the minds of youngsters, who are either into management or planning to go for it by inspiring excellence in management education,” IIFM Director Prof D K Bandopadhyay said.
Joint secretary and management consultant S Harsh Suhalka said that a consultancy clinic would be started for SMEs and marketing of products & services.
The BMA has several categories of memberships – right from student (Rs 100/annum) to institutional (Rs 11,000/annum). Individual membership fee is Rs 600 per annum while that for the corporate is Rs 2,500 per annum.