Centre for Organisation Development COD

  • The Centre for Organization Development offers a limited number of executive development programmes for senior and top executives on different aspects of organization development and human resource development. Broadly speaking, there are two kinds of programmes- (i) the inter-organizational programmes, where participants from various organizations come together to explore a theme and (ii) specially designed organization-based programmes for selected groups of executives from the same organization.
  • All inter-organizational programmes and some of the organization based programmes are held at the campus of the Centre, where participants are provided with single room air conditioned accommodation and recreation and dining facilities. Airport transfers are also arranged … (Education).

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About /Leadership /Founder Dr.B.L.Maheshwari, Founder … :   

Dr. B.L. Maheshwari born in 1935 was a steadfast silver-haired professor who was an influential authority on MBO for decades. He was consulted on the subject by some of the best-known occupants of corporate boardrooms around the world. His fundamental tenet was that” Learning is a Journey not Destination”.He was founder of the centre and its principal executive from January 1980 to March 2000. Later, he was the Chairman of the Board of Governors and Professor Emeritus from 2000 to 2009.

His Academic Pursuits:

He had early education in Rajasthan, where he completed Masters Degrees in both Political Science and Economics, with first rank in the university in both the examinations. He was also awarded gold medals for first ranks in Intermediate Arts examination of the Central Board of Secondary Education and Sahityaratna of Hindi Sahitya Sammelan. Starting his academic career in 1958, he taught at Alwar and Jaipur. In 1963, he went to the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, on Fulbright Fellowship. After obtaining M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, he returned to Jaipur in 1966. Thereafter, he moved to Hyderabad, in August 1967, to join the faculty of the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI). While at ASCI, for almost 13 years, he developed new programmes on ‘Management by Objectives’ and ‘Organization Planning and Design’, and also worked as Director of Research, Director of Management Development, and Editor, ASCI Journal of Management.

His supremeCapability:

  • He Developed new programmes on ‘Management by Objectives’ and ‘Organization Planning and Design.
  • He served as a consultant to number of government and business organizations like Andhra Pradesh Forest Department,Bharat Bijlee, Bharat Electronics,Blue Star, Crompton Greaves,Export-Import Bank of India, Governments of Tamil Nadu and Gujarat,Hindustan Copper,Hindustan Zinc, Hyderabad Industries,Kerala Forest Department,Madura Coats,Rashtriya Ispat Nigam,Steel Authority of India,TELCO, UNICEF, Bangkok, Wockhardt etc.

His Unique honours:

  • His name was included in Ninth to twelfth editions of Marquis Who’s Who in the World, Reference Asia (1992),Biography International (1993),Indo-American Who’s Who (1994) Indo European Who’s Who (1995). He was honored with Life time achievement award (2007) by Hyderabad Management Association.

His Notable Publications:

  • Innovations in Management for Development, (edited), Tata McGraw Hill, 1992.
  • Management of Change through Human Resource Development, (edited), TataMcGraw Hill, 1991.
  • Quality Circles, (edited), IBH Oxford, 1987.
  • Management by Objectives: Concepts, Methods and Experiences, Tata McGraw Hill, 1980, Seventh Reprint 1995.
  • Decision Styles and Organizational Effectiveness, Vikas, 1980.
  • Management of Education at State Level (Co-author), ASCI, 1974.
  • Centre-State Relations in the Seventies, (edited), ASCI, 1974.
  • Foreign Aid and the Policy Process (microfilm), University of Pennsylvania, 1966.
  • Studies in Panchayati Raj, Metropolitan, 1963.

In addition, he has also published over 100 articles and more than 100 book reviews. He also produced an educational film on ‘Management by Objectives’ based on the experience of Madura Coats.

Memberships & Boards:

He was a Member, Syndicate of Kakatiya University (1976-78),Member, Evaluation Team for Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (1973-74),Member, Industrial Development Bank of India Committee on Training and Development (1980- 81),Member, Board of Directors, Hindustan Zinc Limited(1981-82),Chairman of ICSSR Advisory Committee on Second Survey of Research in Management (1979-84),Member, Board of Directors, Bank of Madura Ltd.(1985-87),Chairman of the Board of Hitech Print Systems Limited (1986-93); Member of the Executive Board of AMDISA (1991-93),Member of Board of Directors of Bharat Aluminium and ECIL (1998-2001) and Wockhardt ( 2000-2009).He was the Chairman of the governing Board for the College of Commerce and Business Management, Osmania University (2001-2003),Member of the Board of Governors, Institute of Social and Economic Change ( 2004-2007)’ … (full text).

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