PROF. BISWAJEET PATTANAYAK
Founder & Group Director, ASBM
A passionate promoter of creativity and commitment, institution builder and management guru par excellence, Prof. Biswajeet Pattanayak has been much acclaimed for championing the cause of world class management education in a progressive state like Orissa. Prof Pattanayak created history by introducing the blockbuster ‘Lagaan’- a commercial movie in to the serious classrooms of the prestigious IIMs and corporate board rooms, which brought legendary laurels for him as the ‘Lagaan Professor’. An outstanding and prolific writer in management areas, Prof. Pattanayak has authored many prominent books of which the ‘Human Resource Management’ and ‘Creating Performing Organization’ have been all time corporate bestsellers. A radical educational reformer and strong believer in organizational transformation through absolute transparency, Prof. Pattanayak is now championing the cause as the Founder of ‘ASBM Group of Institutions’.
Dr. Biswajeet Pattanayak is the Founder & Group Director of ASBM, a dream he had nurtured all through a powerful two decade career of being a transformation leader for business education. He infused the concept of backward integration by linking +2 Commerce to MBA in management education in the country. ASBM has been highlighted by Business India, b-school special issue in October 2006 as “a world class business school modelled after the best IIMs set up in 180 days”.
Today the ASBM group has grown leaps and bounds and has Asian School of Business Management, Bhubaneswar; Asian School of Business Management, Hyderabad; ASBM Institute of BBA, Bhubaneswar; ASBM Junior College, Bhubaneswar; ASBM Finishing School and ASBM Centre for Distance Education under its umbrella with student strength of more than twelve hundred within a span of just three years. ASBM has emerged as one of the strongest national brands in management education.
The long list of his career achievements includes the most recent assignment of being Vice Chancellor of KIIT University and Director, Indian Institute of Bank Management (IIBM), Guwahati – an institution of Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
Prof. Pattanayak was a Professor in the area of Human Resource Management & Organizational Behaviour and Chair Person of Human Resource Management Area in Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore. He attained the full Professorship of IIM at the early age of 35 only which is a rare record by itself. He also had the rare distinction of becoming the Director of a national institute at the age of 37 years only. He has also worked with Steel Authority of India Limited, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai, Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow and ESSAR Group.
Dr. Pattanayak left all these coveted positions to pursue his dream of creating an IIM out of a private business school to give the platform to all the meritorious students across the country.
He is a Ph.D. and D.Litt. in Organizational Behaviour, D. Sc. in Management Sciences and Fellow of All India Management Association (AIMA), New Delhi. Many scholars have been awarded Ph.D. under his able guidance and supervision. He has successfully completed eleven research projects funded by Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India and various industries.
He has more than 80 Research Publications in National and International referred Journals and 18 books to his credit. Some of his popular books are Human Resource Management, Good Me Bad Me, Change for Growth, Re-engineering OB, Corporate HRD, Life in Organisation, Human Resource Training & Creating Performing Organisation: An International Perspective of Indian Management published by well known publishers like Prentice Hall, Sage, Excel Books etc. The book “Creating Performing Organisation’ has been a global best seller of Amazon.com. His papers are regularly published in reputed international journals like Organisation Development Journal (USA), HRD International (UK), International Journal of Psychology (UK), International Journal of HRD & Management (UK) etc. He has presented a number of papers and also Chaired sessions both in National and International Conferences.
Professor Pattanayak has conducted a continuing workshop in 62nd Annual Convention of International Council of Psychologists, 3rd – 6th August, 2004 at Jinan, China on Team building and Leadership, based on Oscar nominated movie ‘Lagaan” on invitation from International Council of Psychologist, USA, which has been attended by delegates representing 64 countries and has excellent rating by American Psychological Association. He has also chaired scientific session on Group and Organisational Psychology in the same Convention. He was an invited speaker to present his papers in XXVII International Congress of Psychology from 8th to 13th August 2004 at Beijing. Previously he has also presented scientific papers in various conferences held in Sweden, France, UK, UAE, Mauritius etc. Dr. Pattanayak is popularly known as the LAGAAN Professor after his innovation in teaching through the introduction of ‘Lagaan’ movie in course curriculum of IIM, Indore in 2001 that has been highlighted by Star News (09.11.2001), Zee News (05.12.2001), Business World (03.09.2001), Hindustan Times (10.10.2001), Statesman (27.11.2001), Times of India (29.01.2002) and Telegraph (23.09.2007) etc.
He has conducted a large number of Management Development Programs and consultancy assignments for reputed Public, Private and Multinational Companies, including the World Bank. He was recently honoured with citation by noted award winning writers Mr. Amitav Ghosh and Mrs. Shobhaa De on behalf of the Arya Vedant Society for his seminal contribution to the field of management. He is also the recipient of “Decaan Herald Award for Best Teacher in Management, 2008”, “Dewang Mehta Award for Best Professor in HRM by Dewang Mehta Foundation, 2008”, “Decan Herald Best Teacher in HR & OB Award, 2005”, “Rashtriya Shiksha Ratan Award” of AIBDA, New Delhi, “President of India Award”, “SRUJANI Creativity Award of SAIL”, “SULZER Man of IE National Award in Human Resource” of NITIE and “Career Award” of AICTE. He is the advisor, Board of Research of American Biographical Institute, North Carolina, and Member of American Psychological Association (APA), and “Area Chair – Eastern India” of International Council of Psychologist (ICP). Also he is the life member of AIMA, ISTD, Indian Science Congress and NIPM. Professor Pattanayak is an expert panel member of All India Council of Technical Education, Govt. of India and Peer team Assessor of NAAC, University Grants Commission. Dr. Pattanayak has been honoured for his pioneer work through citation in ‘Reference India’, ‘Indo-European who’s who’, ‘Asian-American who’s who’, ‘Asia Pacific who’s who’, ‘World who’s who’, ‘Biography International’ and ‘Asia – Men and women of achievement’. In 2008, Dr. Pattanayak has achieved the rare distinction having been placed among the Top 100 Educators in the World, 2008 by IBC, Cambridge, England.