The DEM program will provide students with an opportunity to develop a working knowledge of emerging technologies and acclaimed practices as the course curriculum is prepared in consultation with the industry experts. For this, the institute has set up an academic advisory board for developing this new program. The board constitutes of founders of successful digital companies in the country like Quikr's Pranay Chuley and Info Edge India Ltd.'s Hitesh Oberoi.
Senior leaders from leading consulting, technology, consumer products and analytics companies including Accenture's Ganesan Ramachandran, Deloitte's Kamesh Mullapudi, Google's Nitin Bawankule, IBM's Sreejit Roy, Unilever's K Harishankar, and Flipkart's Ravi Vijayaraghavan are also members of the advisory board.
"The way technology is changing the world, future careers are going to be quite different than what we see today. At IIM Udaipur, we don’t just want our students to prepare for this change but welcome it. The DEM program would cater to the needs of emerging digital business enterprises and the aspirants," said Pankaj Patel, Chairman, IIM Udaipur.
According to Janat Shah, director of IIM Udaipur, the B-school has already entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with several leading companies across business verticals for collaboration for sharing and development of knowledge in the digital world.