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Institution Building In India


This book is about Institution Building in India not a thesis or a research study but the experiences of an innovative, determined and visionary academician who had the opportunity and the blessing to be associated with some of the best educational and training institutions in the country. It is an unpretentious narrative of architecting, building, rebuilding, repositioning or turning around institutions such as XIME-Bangalore, XLRI-Jamshedpur, IIM-Bangalore, Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS), Management Staff College of SAIL, Oberoi School of Hotel Management and a few others. The experiences chronicled here thus run the gamut from a Cheshire Home to one of the top IIMs of the country, to XLRI to XIME, to a staff college in a manufacturing industry to a training institute in hospitality industry and striking the high point with the founding and building of the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) the umbrella organization for the business schools of the country. All through these phases of a remarkable career, however, there is one overwhelming theme-that of vision, passion, perseverance and quality straddling the course of history of Indian Management Education itself in the decades covered by this book.

Book Content of Institution Building In India
Chapter I The Tragedy that changed my life

Chapter II Something Prophetic

Chapter III Days of Reflection and Resolution

Chapter IV Accidents, Accidents and Accidents

Chapter V My Life at XLRI, Jamshedpur

Chapter VI Enriching SAIL Experience

Chapter VII The Oberoi-The Five Star Deluxe Culture and Matching Performance

Chapter VIII My Years with IIM-Bangalore

Chapter IX Founding of AIMS

Chapter X A Small Experiment with the Social Sector

Chapter XI XIME-My Tryst with Destiny

Chapter XII Looking Back

Epilogue Indian Management Education – The Next wave for enhancing Competitiveness

Appendix- Strategics for Networking of Management Educational Institutions




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362 (In Grams)

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J. Philip


Himalaya pub