NHRDN National Professor

Since its inception in 1986, National HRD Network (NHRDN) has been continuously exploring new ways to serve its members and all stakeholders in tune with its Mission of serving the HR Profession. Over the years, with support from business & industry professionals, NHRDN has created a critical mass of leadership, in its multifaceted activities across the country.

There are more than 3000 B-schools in India where students study, hoping to find their dream career after completing their program. But, due to mismatch between skills available & industry expectations, all the students are not placed in corporate and other sectors. This is really an issue for concern and various reasons can be attached to it. Management education in India has not changed as per industry needs and before this gap widens enough, NHRDN Board took a positive step!

Taking this forward, NHRDN is launching a new social initiative - Concept of National Professor. National Professor is an Honorary Position instituted by NHRDN. Through National Professor Initiative, we aim at equipping the students with skills required to meet various emerging issues of Management Education in India (with reference to HRD). This may help us to bridge the gap between Industry & Academia and provide inputs to budding managers aligning with Industry requirements.


  • Strengthening Professional HR Education in India
  • Disseminating knowledge, from Senior Practicing Scholars and Managers of stature & repute with rich experience to Business Schools needing such support
  • Facilitate building cadres of future HR professional’s right from their professional education days
  • Shaping the Young Minds
  • Supplementing the Academic rigor with practical insights
  • Providing inputs for meeting the Industry requirements
  • Visualize the new role of HR evolving and equipping students accordingly


Each National Professor will visit the selected institution and conduct a one - two day experience sharing sessions, encouraging free interaction between the National Professor and the participants. The Methodology will include presentations, case studies and sharing real life situations.


One day or Two day Sessions

Who Should Attend?

  • Management Students of emerging B Schools.

Why B-Schools should participate?

The National Professor will enable your students:

  • To understand the contemporary issues of management from eminent thought leaders/practitioners
  • To supplement the theoretical knowledge with practical insights in experience-sharing mode
  • To develop awareness about latest trends and practices in Human Resources through case studies, practical examples and experiences

A pool of National Professors appointed by NHRDN is:

  • Mr Allen Sequeira, Former Advisor-HR, Mahindra & Mahindra
  • Dr Aquil Busrai, CEO, Aquil Busrai Consulting
  • Mr G P Rao, Management Advisor, GPR Consulting
  • Mr Harish Devarajan, Leadership Coach & Organizational Consultant, People Unlimited
  • Mr Imon Ghosh, Director, Academy of HRD
  • Dr Keith D’Souza, Adjunct Faculty, S P Jain School Of Global Management
  • Dr M G Jomon, Associate Professor, XLRI-Jamshedpur
  • Dr N M Agarwal, Professor, IIM Bangalore
  • Mr Nihar Ranjan Ghosh, Executive Director-Human Resource Retail Sector, RP – Sanjiv Goenka Group
  • Mr P Dwarakanath,  Advisor –Group Human Capital, Max Group
  • Dr Rupande Padki, Director, The P&P Group
  • Mr S P Agarwal, Former Professor, IIM Ahmedabad
  • Mr Yogi Sriram, Sr. Vice President-Corporate HR, Larsen & Toubro
  • Dr Zahid Gangjee,  Founder, Dr. Zahid Gangjee & Associates

List of HR Themes proposed:

  • Building HR Strategies
  • Compensation and benefits
  • ER and Labour Law
  • HR Planning and Staffing
  • International HRM
  • Managing Culture, Design and Change
  • Talent Management
  • Training and Development

Management schools could indicate other themes/topics of their interest and discuss with the Professor concerned

Call for Action

  • The interested B-School may write to NHRDN Secretariat at the address mentioned below, indicating their interest in the Professor and the topic from the above mentioned list.
  • The B-School concerned will also indicate three possible dates for the program and the same will be shared with the National Professors.
  • On mutual convenience of B-Schools and National Professors, the Programme will be oraganised
  • The B-School concerned would be sponsoring National Professor’s to and fro air travel, stay and token honorarium.

For more details, please contact:

Mr Vinod Kakran
Membership Team, National Secretariat, National HRD Network
Email : Vinod.kakran@nationalhrd.org
Mobile : +91 9811250897
Website : www.nationalhrd.org



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