IIM Ahmedabad invites government officials, executives for new faculty
In a first for the country's premier business schools, IIM Ahmedabad (IIM-A) is planning to tap senior corporate executives and government officials for a new faculty position called, 'Professor of management practice', inviting non Phds to come and teach at the institute. The new position is different from visiting faculty members and is targetted at those considering a serious full time career in academics.
“We are pioneers in the field of management education and often act as change agents in our field. Our pedagogy is deeply rooted in practice and the new positions that we are creating, are aimed towards consolidating our connect with the industry and the society; and will be helpful for our students as they can learn from the experiences of these leaders in their field,” said Arvind Sahay, professor of marketing and international business, and dean, alumni and external relationships at IIM-A.
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