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Vidyanand Jha
Academic Group: 
Organizational Behavior
Phone No.: 
+91-33-467 8300 to 8304 (Ext 519 (O); 222 (R)
Contact Details: 
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Joka, Diamond Harbour Road, Kolkata 700104
Personal Details: 
I was born on the Buddha Purnima ( May 15), 1965 in the Kaithinia village in the then Darbhanga ( now Madhubani) district of Bihar. I have lived for the first 21 years of my life in Bihar, then 11 years in Gujarat and finally since last almost 3 years in Joka. I live with my wife Namita, daughter Ira and mother Smt. Chitrarrekha Jha at NF 3/3 in the IIM Campus at Joka. I am a teacher, researcher and author ( not necessarily in that order) in the Organisation Behaviour. I am an Assistant Professor in the Behavioural Sciences Group. I received the Young Case Writer Award from the Association of Indian Management Schools in 1998. In addition to teaching at our PGP, PGDBM and MDP programmes, I have also taught in a large number of in-company programmes for clients such as Hindustan Lever Limited, L&T Ltd., Exide, Bharat Aluminium Co., Selvel Vantage Group, Hindustan Zinc Limited, Indian Oil Limited etc. I have another competing side to my person. I am a poet and fiction writer in Maithili, an East Indian Language. My poems have been translated into Hindi, English, Bangla and Telugu. I also translate from and to Maithili in other Indian languages including English. I received the Katha award for translation in 1999. Come back for a link to a separate site related to this aspect of my person in the near future.
Email (@iimcal.ac.in): 


Academic Background: 
Fellow (IIMA) PGDRM ( IRMA) B. Sc. ( Patna University)
Courses Taught: 
Behavioural Sciences;Organisation Behaviour and Organisation Structure and Administration; Management of Change; Management of Creativity


Work Experience: 
National Dairy Development Board, Anand


Journal Publications: 
Review of Chappell, Duncan and Di Martino, Vittorio, Violence at Work, Geneva : ILL, 1998 in Management and Change, January-June 1999. Chapter titled "Quality Circles Beyond the Numbers - A View from Below" in Sahay, B. S. (Editor), Supply Chain Management for Global Competitiveness, Delhi: Macmillan, 1999. Working Paper number 345/98 titled Quality Circle Implementation in India : An Alternative Viewpoint, IIM Calcutta, November, 1998. Review of S. Ramnarayan, T. V. Rao and Kuldeep Singh (Editors). Organisational Development: Interventions and Strategies, New Delhi: Sage, 1998 in Alumnus, IIM Ahmedabad, Volume 30, Number 3, September 1998. Review of V. Nilakant and S. Ramnarayan. Managing Organisational Change, New Delhi : Response Books, 1998 in Management and Change, Volume 2, Number 2, July - December 1998. Quality Circle Implementation in India: An Alternative Viewpoint. Decision, Volume 24, Numbers 1-4, January-December 1997. Book Review:"Where women are leaders: The SEWA movement in India" by Kalima Rose in Vikalpa, 1997, Vol. 22 (2): 71-73. Jha, V. "Some unusual careers", February 1996, Times of India, Ahmedabad. Aiyer, S. A., & Jha, V. "Gujarat's Top 50 Corporate Giants", January 1996, The Economic Times, Ahmedabad. Aiyer S. A., & Jha, V. "Gujarat's Top 50 Corporate Giants", January, 1995, The Economic Times, Ahmedabad. Krishnan, R. T., & Jha, V. "Delivering Quality Service- An Integrated Approach", AMA News, Vol. 22, No. 9, September 1994. Kapur, D., & Jha, V. "Subsistence Farmers not Subsistence Farming", Wastelands News, Vol. VII, No. 3, Feb-Apr, 1992.
Research Interests: 
Empirical and non revivalist Indian theory of organisations; Organisational Change, Conception of Time in managing organisations, management of arts institutions and organisational policies towards older employees