"Interview of Dr. I M Pandey"

Profile of Dr. I M Pandey

I M Pandey, a Ph.D. in Finance from the Department of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, currently, holds the position of Director General at Delhi School of Business and Vivekanand Institute of Professional Studies. Earlier, he was a Professor at Indian Institute Management Ahmedabad for more than 25 years where he also served as Acting Director, Dean, Chairman of Doctoral Programme and Chairman of Finance & Accounting Area. He also served in Indian Institute of Management Lucknow as Professor of Research during 2013-14. He also held the position of Dean & Chair Professor, School of Management and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). Before joining AIT in the beginning of 2012, he served as Dean of Faculty of Commerce & Business, Delhi University as well as a senior Professor at the Department of Financial Studies and the Department of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University. He has taught at Kansas State University, USA; ESSEC & ESCP, France; University of Birmingham, UK; University of Science Malaysia, and also in Vietnam, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.

His areas of research include strategic corporate finance, corporate governance, venture capital and emerging capital markets. His publications include ten books, six research monographs, and about 100 articles and management cases. His articles are published in international refereed journals such as Managerial Finance, Asia Pacific Journal of Business & Economics, Studies in Economics & Finance, Global Business & Finance, Afro-Asia Journal of Finance & Accounting etc. He was member of the Boards of Directors of Indorama Polymer Limited, Thailand; Industrial Finance Corporation of India; Cochin Shipyard Company, IDBI-Principal Mutual Fund; Ahmedabad Stock Exchange, Gujarat Chemicals, Hindustan Petroleum Company (HPCL) and IDBI’s Western Region Advisory Board. He was also a member of the Controller of Capital Issues Advisory Committee. He served as Editor of the IIM Ahmedabad journal, Vikalpa and has been on the editorial boards of several international journals including Global Business and Finance Review, Afro Asia Journal of Finance & Accounting, Journal of Accounting & Finance, International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance.

Team MBA Rendezvous - How students should understand accreditation and its affect on them ?

Dr. I M Pandey - Accreditation is a kind of audit for the quality of education for any institution. Students need to know what are the accreditation bodies. There are 3 International accreditation bodies, one from America known as AACSB, Second from Europe known as Equis and Third from UK known as AMBA. All three are having global systems with strict auditing for the institutions for having three to five years of industry standing. With these accreditations quality education which will be imparted is assured. Students should understand the impact of these accreditation bodies as this understanding will lead them to find quality institutions.

Team MBA Rendezvous - How quality faculty is more important for students ?

Dr. I M Pandey - Quality faculty is very crucial and important for the students and I would like to advise to note the profile of the faculty from the web page of the institution and note their academic contribution and their research work if they have done any.

At Delhi School of Business we have top faculty including former IIM Professors or Deans from IIMs alongwith other reputed Universities. It is the quality of the Faculty which is an asset of any Institution always helps students to transform to a budding professional manager.

Team MBA Rendezvous - What Industry expects from MBA pass-outs ?

Dr. I M Pandey - Industry generally expects from MBA Pass-outs a positive & a can do attitude. Communication skills have to be of high caliber but important factor is that what kind of efforts would be put in a new environment and how fast you will be able to adapt. Industry demands employability skills which also comprises of your immediate response to new environment which is highly competitive.

Team MBA Rendezvous - What's the cutting edge at DSB ?

Dr. I M Pandey - At Delhi School of Business we practice value based sharing of knowledge and our core values are excellence, integrity, diversity, creativity, empathy and social responsibility

Our vision is to create a knowledge society by establishing highest level business education. We do provide opportunity to have interface with the industry to gain rich industry experience in the class. DSB has tie ups with best institutions viz. London School of Economics, National University of Singapore and Asian Institute of Technology.

Team MBA Rendezvous - What is your advise to aspirants/ students on MBA education ?

Dr. I M Pandey - I would like to advise to read minimum two Newspapers out of that one should be business newspaper and couple of Business magazines. Read editorial of these papers and magazines, understand them and adapt them in daily student life so that you are put on the thoughts of everlasting learning.

Learning Philosophy at DSB : Education manifests the perfection that already exists in man

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