Dear Friends / Patrons / Members / Colleagues
It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you as part of our Association whose foundation was laid in late 2013. Having spent over two decades in a mix of both the corporate world as well as academics, what I observed was that there has always been a huge gap between what is being taught in the classroom vis-a-vis what the actual corporate requirement is today.
To an extent both the education system that we have, especially in a country like India as well as the corporate world is equally to blame. One of the major reasons for the same is that both sides barely interact with each other. The end result being, the education system keeps churning out millions of graduates every year using the same curriculum, negating the factor that the world, technology, geographical boundaries, everything is very dynamic today. The corporate on the other side keeps blaming the candidates that are churned out of these institutions saying that they lack knowledge. Studies have revealed that in a country like India alone, almost 80% of the engineering and management graduates who pass out every year are not “placement worthy”.
Prof. (Dr.) Bikash Sharma
Taking the above issue into perspective, we came up with this idea of developing a platform for the academia which would work hand-in-hand with the corporate, keeping the economic demography into perspective and do our bit to ensure that we come up with educational programs and courses across the globe which are experiential in nature and ensure that the end product from these courses are employable across the globe.
Though, not an easy route, however, as we ventured into this journey, we did meet like-minded people like you who felt that what we are trying to initiate, is actually the need of the hour.
Over time as we expanded our global footprint, the organization has also started emphasizing on the need for academic global partnerships and internationalization of education especially in the developing and underdeveloped countries where the quality of education is a major issue
IAMA today has also come up with its own Global Open University under the name IAMA International Open University of Florida. Further it is also making its foray in the area of affordable and quality healthcare for all
I once again, on behalf of the International Academic and Management Association welcome you on board our IAMA Fraternity… ..let us all set sailing… ..