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Curriculum Vitae

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Date of birth May 10, 1946
Total work experience 45 years (Cf. Job History, below.)
Educational qualification - Advanced FIRO Training from Dr. Will Schutz (1998 batch, California).
- Ph.D.: FIRO needs of managers and management students; S.P.U. Gujarat.
- M.A. in Psychology; MS University of Baroda-1972.
Positions held, in reverse chronological order - Director, Presidency B-school, Bangalore. (Retired in April 2017)
- Professor of OB & HR, SDM-IMD, Mysore.
- Dean, Presidency College, Bangalore.
- Professor of OB & HR, S.P.Jain Inst of Mgmt & Research, Bombay.
- Professor, Institute of Rural Management - Anand (IRMA).
- Visiting Faculty, IIM-Ahmedabad.
- Course Associate, IIM-Ahmedabad.
Current position Freelance Consultant & Trainer
Experience: Job content ...
1. Teaching in the regular PGP and MDP programmes:
Individual & Group Behavior | Mgmt of Change | Creativity in Management | OT
2. In-company training
  • I've, in the past, offered training programmes to: corporate-company executives, managers of cooperatives, NGO managers, trainers & field workers, and government forest-department officials.

  • More recently, I conducted, jointly with Mr. Gary Copeland, two human-element workshops at Bangkok for the UN Officers in Thailand (March 2006).

  • Designed and offered two training programmes in January-February 2007: one was a three-day MDP and the other was a six-day ToT. Both were done in and for BRAC, a large international NGO, headquartered at Dhaka, Bangladesh.
3.Administrative responsibilities
  • Chairman, Student Conduct Committee at SDM-IMD, Mysore (2005)
  • Co-ordinator, SPJIMR's Collaborative PhD Programme with BITS, Pilani (2002-2003)
  • Co-ordinator, IRMA Admissions (1988-1991 & May-Oct 1998)
  • Chairman, Faculty Induction & Dev. Committee (Mar. 1996-Jan. 1997)
  • Co-ordinator, The One-Year Postgraduate Programme (OYP1996-97)
  • Member, PRM Curriculum Review Committee (1997)
  • Chairman, OYP Review Committee (1994-95)
  • Member, Admissions Committee (1992-1998)
  • Member, Staff Affairs Committee (1996-97)
4. Consulting assignments
  • An organizational study of the U.P. Apple and Fruit Growers' Co-operative Marketing Federation (December 1987).
  • Public Distribution System in the Rural Areas of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh (may 1988).
  • Rural Development -- the ASSEFA way: A case study of Natham Block (October 1989).
  • Process Documentation of Joint Forest Management for an NGO (November 1996).
  • Self-Help Groups in the Kerala Horticulture Development Programme (May 1998).
Professional membership - Indian Academy of Applied Psychology
- The Indian Society of Extension Education
- The National HRD Network (India)
Papers written 1. Measurement of attitudes (1977). Working paper #158, IIM-Ahmedabad.
2. Removal of untouchability: some social psychological aspects (1980). (Presented at the Seminar on Removal of Untouchability, Gujarat University.)
3. A study of IRMA admissions (1983).
4. HRD: Not Everyone's Cup of Tea (1989a). (Presented at the Seminar on Emerging Trends in HRD for Poverty Alleviation, NIRD, Hyderabad.)
5. Operation Flood and management development (1989b). Managemnt in Government , XXI (1-3), pp 91-97.
6. The elan vital of rural development (1992). Working paper #38, IRMA.
7. Managerial qualities of some Indian co-operative dairy managers. (Paper presented at the International Symposium on Rural Co-operatives, held at Anand, December 7-11, 1992.)
8. Managerial qualities in the Indian co-operative dairy sector (1993). Indian Dairyman, XLV (9), pp 391-399.
9. A comparative analysis of managerial attributes in five different agencies of rural development (1994). Working paper #51, IRMA.
10. Participatory Management of Forests (1998). Working paper #119, IRMA.
11. My First Experience with Process Documentation (1998). Presented at the State-level Working Committee on JFM, Gujarat.
12. Elan in Rural Development (1999). New Renaissance: A Journal of Social and Spiritual Awakening, VIII (4), pp 22-23 & 40.
13. Firo Needs of Managers and Management Students in an Indian Cooperative Sector (2001): Accepted for presentation at the Firo International Conference, San Francisco.

Job History:

Aug 2012 - Mar 2017 Presidency Business School, Presidency College, Bangalore. Director
  • Academic administration
    (Retired on 1 April 2017)
Feb 2006 - Feb 2011 Presidency Business School, Presidency College, Bangalore. Director
  • Academic administration
  • Teaching OB
June 2005 - Jan 2006 SDM Institute for Management Development, Mysore. Professor of OB & HR Teaching in PGP & MDP
Dec 2003 - June 2005 Presidency College, Bangalore. Dean
  • Academic administration
  • Teaching OB
April 2001 - Dec 2003 S.P. Jain Inst of Mgmt & Research, Mumbai. Professor of OB & HR Teaching in PGP & MDP
Nov 1998 - April 2000 Centre for Management Studies, DDIT, Nadiad.


Professor & Head

Visiting Faculty

Teaching & administration


Sep 1994 - Oct 1998 Institute of Rural Management, Anand.



Visiting Faculty

Teaching, training & consulting


Nov 1989 - Aug 1994 Institute of Rural Management, Anand. Associate Professor ---- do ----
1988 - 1991 - do - Admissions Co-ordinator The whole function of admissions to the PG course
Jan - 1986 - Oct 1989 - do - Assistant Professor Teaching & consulting
July 1980 - Dec 1985 - do - Faculty Associate Teaching
July 1979 - Apr 1981 Bhavan's Institute of Communication and Management, Ahmedabad. Visiting Faculty Teaching: Personnel Management
Jan 1978 - June 1980 IIM-Ahmedabad Course Associate Preparation of teaching material, setting questions, evaluation of exam papers & assignments on Organizational Behavior.
- do - - do - - do - Facilitator in workshops on Creative Problem Solving
- do - National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Visiting Faculty Teaching: Psychology (as a foundation course)
Feb 1975 - Dec 1977 IIM-Ahmedabad Course Assistant Assisting the Faculty in the conduct of OB courses
Oct 1973 - Feb 1975 - do - Research Assistant Assisted in a project: Gujarat Government Agriculture Development Programme
May 1973 - Oct 1973 Space Application Centre (ISRO) Research Assistant Assistance in selection of villages and preparation of audience profiles for the Satellite Instructional Television Experiment (SITE).
Aug 1972 - Apr 1973 Avery India Limited Sales Representative Procuring orders for new goods and service contracts.
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