FDP on “Making Management Education Effective through Case Study Methodology”on
17 – 18 February, 2017


A two-day Faculty Development Programme on “Making Management Education Effective through Case Study Methodology”was organized by Ajay Kumar Garg Institute of Management, Ghaziabad on February 17 & 18, 2017. The entire programme was designed to introduce new educational teaching concepts, provoking attitudinal change in management education, provide practice in solving classroom problems, and stimulate the desire to acquire new skills. Through the combination of practical exercises, discussion and theory, the programme provided an exhaustive, enriching and engrossing insight into the dynamics of the case method, suggesting the tools and techniques for managing the process in the classroom, considering the needs of target students.

The FDP started with inauguration by Dr. T. R. Pandey, Director, AKGIM. The first session of Day 1 started by introducing the participants to some of the common types of teaching methods in business schools, the Case Study Method of education, the typology and benefits of case method alongwith an insight to the case teaching method followed by Harvard Business School. The session was conducted by Prof.Namita N Kumar. The second session of the day was conducted by Dr.Rajeev Sirohi, who emphasized on the effective management of the classroom process with the help of case study exercise. The third and fourth session was conducted by Mr. Kaushik Bhaduri, Founder & CEO, of M/s Protagonist Business Consulting (P) Ltd. who covered up an extensive case study on Financial Accounting and Balance Sheet.

Dr. S.S.Tripathi, faculty in the area of Strategic Management at Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, briefed the participants in the manner in which cases can be taught in the classroom in the first session of Day 2. To demonstrate the effective way of taking up case teaching, he conducted a live case teaching demonstration in the area of strategic management. The second session of the day was taken up by Prof.Suman Sarkar, Consultant and Academic Advisor, O.P.Jindal Univesity. Prof.Sarkar emphasized on the relevance of case teaching method in the Indian management education. His session ended by a case discussion in the area of health management. The third and last session of the day was conducted by Dr.Manupriya Gaur who highlighted the role of narratives, historical and video based cases while teaching in management education. The entire FDP involved case study discussions by including cases from different industry perspective: ranging from financial sector to health to entrepreneurship development.