Over the last few years, globalization has created a world market for skilled professionals. The world of business has changed. As the competition becomes increasingly fierce, the need for businesses to consistently innovate and outperform themselves continues to grow.
'Innovation has become the industrial religion of the century. Businessmen see it as the key to increasing profits and market share. However, Innovation is not enough. To stay ahead of the competition, we must learn to connect, communicate and collaborate, for these are critical to success in an information abundant world.
Avenues 2014, through its theme "Breach the Zenith" aims to explore this dire need and ways to continually raise the bar by the incumbents through the plethora of competitive events, leadership lectures and panel discussions. The mega event looks forward to seeing brilliant minds from country's top business schools and corporate houses vying for the top slot in diverse events.
AVENUES‿is the International Business festival of IIT Bombay organized by Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay. It consists of a potpourri of management events targeted at the budding managers and combines learning with fun. Management students across the globe participate in this extravaganza to outdo and outlast the competition. All the events are keenly contested and judged by the best known people from the industry and academia. Avenues has opened its gates for International business schools as well as corporates for the first time this year.
Alankar - The Global Leadership Summit, presents an opportunity to understand the persistent efforts put in and tribulations endured by eminent leaders who pursued their ambitions to reality.
India is moving towards a knowledge-based economy. We at IIT believe that much of economic growth that would take place in the coming years in India has to be through efficient management of ventures which are in their growth phase. The management of organization in this phase involves dealing with technological changes at the micro as well as at the macro level.
Thus, managers with a strong background in technology are best placed to lead India onto a higher growth path.
IIT Bombay, founded in 1958, has established itself as a premier world class teaching and research institution in technology and interdisciplinary programmes. About twenty percent of its alumni are entrepreneurs- many of them first generation. The pre-eminence of the Institute is evident from its varied and effective academic programmes for manpower development to meet the rapidly changing needs of the Organizations.
To promote interdisciplinary learning and to keep up with the changing environment, IIT Bombay established its management school in 1995 with the objective of transforming professionals with technological background to “Renaissance Leaders‿of tomorrow. In the year 2000, the school was renamed as Shailesh J Mehta School of Management, in honor of Dr. Shailesh J. Mehta, a distinguished alumnus of IIT Bombay and a generous contributor to the school. The School Of Management already leads the way in preparing its Graduates to respond to the new challenges by drawing on the varied intellectual resources of IIT Bombay and providing an outstanding and innovative program in management education.
IIT Bombay, set up by an Act of Parliament, was established in 1958, at Powai, a northern suburb of Mumbai. Today the Institute is recognized as one of the centers of academic excellence in the country. Over the years, there has been dynamic progress at IIT Bombay in all academic and research activities, and a parallel improvement in facilities and infrastructure, to keep it on par with the best institutions in the world. Institutes in positions of excellence grow with time. The ideas and ideals on which such institutes are built evolve and change with national aspirations, national perspectives, and trends world ‿wide. IIT Bombay, too, is one such institution.
Motto of IIT Bombay
The motto of IIT Bombay ‿“Gnayanam Paramam Dheyam‿ or “Knowledge is the Supreme Goal‿ is reflected in the Vision and Mission of IIT.
Vision and Mission of IIT Bombay
Vision : To be the fountainhead of new ideas and of innovators in technology and science
Mission : To create an ambience in which new ideas, research and scholarship flourish and from which the leaders and innovators of tomorrow emerge