In the last year, the whole country struggled in coping up with the pandemic and lockdowns. Education institutes all over the country closed overnight. Students, parents, teachers, all were heavily impacted by these events as the future of a whole generation of students was put on hold. In this time of crisis, it was the great leadership shown by our teachers and professors to ensure that learning never stops. They went beyond just teaching and found solutions and created new learning environments for their students to continue learning.
We at InsideIIM want to recognize the efforts that various B-School professors throughout the country put in to ensure that their students are not left behind and continue to meet their potential and achieve great things. This is why we want you to help us convey what they mean to you, and what impact they've made in your lives. Nominate your favorite professors and help them win the InsideIIM Professor of The Year award!
InsideIIM presents this opportunity to students across MBA campuses in India to acknowledge and recognize the best professors who have contributed to creating leaders out of students!
Fill out the form below, nominate your favorite professors for InsideIIM's Professor of The Year recognition and get your peers to do the same! At the end of the activity, InsideIIM will release the list of the top professors across the campuses and shall profile each of them on the platform, as we did last year.
This will be a small token of gratitude that you can give to your professors who have made so many efforts in the last year, just so that you can head out to etch a successful career.
Please note that the last date to nominate your favorite professors is 4th April 2021, beyond which the nominations process will be closed. Duplicate entries for the same professor will not be considered. However, you may nominate more than one professor, in which case you will be required to fill out the form again and submit your entry.
What The InsideIIM Professor of The Year Series Is About
Through the surveys and polls we conduct with the MBA community, we discovered that the top reasons why anyone wants to pursue an MBA is either to earn a higher salary, get an opportunity to network with smart peers, or get a glamorous job and move up in their careers. However, only rarely could one find the mention of wanting access to world class faculty and learning from the very best in the domain. That, unfortunately, is the reality of MBA education today.
The contribution of a business school professor will become visible a little later into your career when, faced with a business challenge, you are reminded of that lecture that taught you a concept so well you could apply it perfectly and solve the problem. Sometimes it's even more complex than that. Some of the best professors are able to build a habit of excellence, an appetite for problem-solving and humility to learn from every person and situation. And often it's some years into your career, that you really come to appreciate your education, more than your degree. By then, the student has lost touch with the professor and that one thing for that a student can give a professor in return for all he/she has done for the student, is denied to him/her - recognition.
To bring to b-school professors the recognition they very well deserve, we launched the Professor of The Year series in 2019, asking MBA students to share with us the names of professors who had a profound impact on their lives, who changed the way they learned in the MBA classroom, and those who made those 2-years at a business school absolutely priceless. Enthralled by the overwhelming 2000+ responses we received from MBA students across Indian business schools, we decided to share the names of all the professors with the highest number of votes from different business-schools!
The following professors from India's top business schools were some of the winners in 2020:
- Prof. Pradeep Pai Is InsideIIM Professor Of The Year At NMIMS Mumbai - Here’s Why Students Love Him
- Prof. Debjit Roy Is InsideIIM's Professor of The Year At IIM Ahmedabad - Here's Why MBA Students Love Him
- Prof. Sanjay Bakshi Is InsideIIM's Professor of The Year At MDI Gurgaon - Here's Why Students Love Him