Dr. Bala V Balachandran Honored With Kewal Nohria Award
AIMA honors Dr. Bala with KEWAL NOHRIA Award for Academic Leadership in Management Education
Great Lakes Founder, Dean & Chairman Dr. Bala V Balachandran has been honored with the prestigious All India Management Association’s (AIMA) – KewalNohria Award for Academic Leadership in Management Education for the year 2017. The award was presented at the 62nd AIMA Foundation Day that took place at Delhi.
Thanking AIMA for the recognition, Dr. Bala said that he was indeed humbled andhonoured to have received the award that acknowledges the progress that ManagementEducation has made in India. “As the commercial landscape changes all over the world,it is imperative that Management Education too mirrors these changes in order to createmanagers and leaders who are responsible corporate citizens”, Dr. Bala said when the news about the award came out. Since Dr. Bala could not collect the award in person owing to his recent surgery, Mr. Mohan Lakhamraju, Vice – Chairman & CEO, Great Lakes Institute of Managementreceived the Award on behalf of Dr. Bala.
Every year, AIMA honors distinguished personalities who have made outstandingcontribution in the corporate world and professional management, by conferringfellowship, honorary fellowship and awards. The Awards conferred by AIMA include theJRD Tata Corporate Leadership Award, Public Service Excellence Award and Life TimeAchievement Award for Management. In order to encourage Academic Leadership inthe field of Management Education, AIMA decided setting up of a new award called the‘AIMA – KewalNohria Award for Academic Leadership in Management Education’ inthe year 2009.
The award was instituted by Mr. KewalNohria, Past President of AIMA. The objective ofthe award is to recognize the professional experience and academic achievement of anindividual in the area of Management education. The idea is to establish the award asrecognition of a significant contribution to Institution building process, an illustriouscareer, a role model management academic who is well respected among thecommunity of management students, researchers, faculty and practitioners.
Great Lakes is extremely delighted that Dr. Bala has been conferred such a prestigiousaward as a recognition to his institution building journey.