Faculty of the Year



Professors Louis Thomas and Madan Pillutla were nominated the “Professor of the Year for Elective Courses” and “Professor of the Year for Core Courses” respectively, by the graduating PGP Class of 2013 at the Mohali campus.

Professor Louis Thomas
The Professor of the Year Award at the ISB is decided by the Class of 2013 through a preferential nomination system and is a validation by the students, of the excellence of their chosen mentors. It is also an expression of gratitude to the professor who has managed to create an unequivocal impression on the student body. Each student nominates one professor for the Core Terms and one for the Elective Terms.

Professor Louis Thomas was chosen for his exceptional teaching of the course “Economics of Strategy.”

Some comments submitted by the students regarding Professor Thomas: 

“Excellent course material, incredible sense of humour, Intellectual rigour in class discussions”
“Professor Thomas has been able to provide rationality to many decisions that companies over the world have taken. He took the entire "It Depends" approach to something more concrete by looking from an economics perspective. He is a professor who is truly dedicated towards learning for students”
“For sheer brilliance, razor-sharp logic and unmatched sense of humour”
“I have a new perspective on strategy. The classes were most intriguing! Very good takeaways”
“Oh, he is a passionate man and makes strategy seems like the most obvious choice!”
“Economics was never so much fun!”
“Intriguing discussion of strategy issues affecting workplace decisions”
“Great orator! Brilliant real world examples”

   
Professor Madan Pillutla
The award was given to Professor Pillutla for the exceptional delivery of the course “Management of Organisations.”

Expressing his surprise at being nominated for the award, Professor Pillutla said he felt honoured and commended the PGP Class of 2013 in Mohali, “I think this is a special class that we (the ISB) should be proud of.  And they are exactly what we want in an inaugural class — entrepreneurial, open minded, curious and friendly.”

His advice to the graduating class: “While achieving success, also think about doing good and being happy. You are a privileged lot and I would like to see you use the privileges to help others and to be happy.”


Some comments submitted by the students regarding Professor Pillutla
:

“Inspiring professor, his lectures are very convincing and have an everlasting impact”
“Managing people and team, which is very important in a professional setting was exceptionally well taught by Professor Madan. He made the subject scientific by applying logic and giving examples”
“If you ever thought OB was boring and a waste of time, Professor Pillutla will change your mind! A great orator and wonderful person”
“I never thought OB could be so thought provoking and data driven”
“Professor Madan was able to teach a difficult OB course with such elegance and ease. The research he has done in the field was evident from the lectures”
“The professor was extremely precise in his teachings from research and connected everything to interesting real life situations which was very enlightening”
“Superb insights on organisational behavior!”
“For unlimited gyaan and those eureka moments in class when I understood why and how people react in a professional setting!”
“He made the subject interesting. I was able to relate to a lot of situations at work and this course would be useful regardless of where one works in future.”



Professors Arun Pereira and Omesh Kini were nominated the “Professor of the Year for Elective Courses” and “Professor of the Year for Core Courses” respectively, by the graduating PGP Class of 2013 at the Hyderabad campus.


Professor Arun Pereira

The Professor of the Year Award at the ISB is decided by the Class of 2013 through a preferential nomination system and is a validation by the students, of the excellence of their chosen mentors. It is also an expression of gratitude to the professor who has managed to create an unequivocal impression on the student body. Each student nominates one professor for the Core Terms and one for the Elective Terms.

Professor Arun Pereira was chosen for his exceptional teaching of the course “Entrepreneurial Decision Making.”

Expressing his surprise at the award, Professor Pereira disclosed that he had experimented with a new teaching pedagogy this year, that of “flipped classroom.”

“Experimenting with teaching methods can be risky--but ISB students are amazing; they are flexible and open to change. And these are the very qualities you want in business leaders,” he said.

Professor Pereria’s advice to the graduating class:
“Co2013: You were excited to learn...don't lose that. Nurture and feed that excitement all through your life!”

Students write about their favourite professor:

"Professor Pereira’s course was a world-wind ride across so many topics and yet he was so innovative and effective in his delivery: Flip Clips, different types of assignments and real life examples of entrepreneurial ventures of ISB alums!"
"He covered the most important takeaways from the MBA for me and he did an amazing job at that. "
"His flip clips and clear explanation of the subject were spellbinding and he made ENDM concepts unforgettable. The flip clips greatly increased the scope of class discussions from just covering the readings."
"The ENDM concepts were great and he was very willing to mentor us and help us apply those concepts even outside the class!"
"For the sheer effort that Professor Pereira puts in his class, for the smile with which he greets his students, for the way he remains in contact with the student even after the course is done! He is simply brilliant!"

   
Professor Omesh Kini

The award was given to Professor Kini for the exceptional delivery of the course “Investment Analysis.”

Students write about their favourite professor: :

"The dedication and effort that Professor Kini put in to get the fundamentals clear was simply phenomenal, he is the best teacher I ever had in my life!"
"For the tremendous effort and contagious enthusiasm he put in to make the course simple and easy to understand. Excellent time management in class and yet he had the patience to repeat what he taught as many times as the students wanted and he taught with a lot of passion."
"Always approachable, very hardworking and clears doubts brilliantly!"
"He made things very easy to understand, engaged the class very well and put in a lot of effort to ensure that each student was on board. His ability to explain the concepts in simple terms and “make it stick” while keeping the class spellbound is awesome!"
"I admire his ability to break down concepts and equations and make them easy to understand even for people without a finance background. He simplified the learning. This is the first time that I began to appreciate the formula derivations. He was just too good!"
"He was enthusiastic about ensuring that students understand the concepts. His interest in teaching the students is tremendous; he went to great lengths to ensure each student was comfortable with even difficult finance concepts."




Professor Suren Mansinghka
Professor Suren Mansinghka has been selected as the “Professor of the Year” by students of the PGPMAX Class of 2012 for the exceptional teaching of the course “Financial Decision Making for Managers.”

This award is decided on the maximum number of votes received by a faculty who taught in PGPMAX for the Academic Year 2011-12.

Some comments submitted by the students regarding Professor Mansinghka:

His teaching was excellent and he ensured that we were engaged in the class.”
“Professor Suren Mansinghka enthused class with his high energy and passionate deliveries. His witty humour and jovial examples along with a very systematic delivery kept interest live and increased the stickiness of the subject. The lecture was well timed with equal time devoted to theory and practical application of the problems.”
“I am not from a finance background, but the manner in which we were taught in the class, the subject became easy and interesting and now I feel confident while doing any financial analysis.”
“Taught the basics of finance in a manner such that all of us with a non-finance background also understood the basics well.”
“Hand held the poets very patiently. Passionate to see his students learn.”