MDI Gurgaon hosts certificate course on research methodology for 'Indian Thought in Management'

MDI: The workshop was hosted as a tribute to the legacy of former professor at IIT Kanpur Arvind K Sinha.

MDI conducted the workshop on January 9 and 10. (Image: Official press release)MDI conducted the workshop on January 9 and 10. (Image: Official press release)

Anu Parthiban | January 12, 2024 | 05:29 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon hosted a certificate course on research methodology for Indian Thought in Management as a tribute to the legacy of the (Late) Arvind K Sinha, a former professor at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur.

The workshop was held on January 9 and 10 and conducted by Dharm P S Bhawuk, an expert in cross-cultural psychology and management, and a professor of management, culture, and community psychology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA.

“The course commemorated Arvind K Sinha’s pioneering work in indigenous research within Organizational Behaviour and Social Psychology during his tenure in Psychology at IIT Kanpur.”

The experts discussed “the expansive richness of Indian psychology and philosophy and its relevance to contemporary management principles”.

Faculty of various Institutes like MDI Gurgaon, NIT Calicut, OP Jindal, BML Munjal, Manav Rachna, Gurukul Kangri, Banasthali Vidyapeeth, JIT Jodhpur among others, and senior practitioners from the industry participated in the event.

Arvind Sahay, director of MDI Gurgaon, said: “Scientific research on Indian perspectives in social sciences has the potential to foster a deeper understanding of Indian culture and philosophy on a global scale and to provide a pathway for greater intercultural understanding by recognizing the unique perspectives. It is our professional academic duty while doing research related to the Indian Knowledge Systems to deploy enter subjectively verifiable research methods to enhance the credibility and wider global acceptance of IKS.”

Addressing the workshop, Suvrokamal Dutta, a political and foreign policy expert, talked about the "Importance of Scientific Research on Ancient Indian Wisdom". Dutta pointed out that the sacred texts and philosophical traditions of the Indian subcontinent represent a profound reservoir of knowledge that has captivated minds for millennia.

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