Indian heart, global soul
So, while going around the campus, just before meeting Deepak Chandra, the deputy dean of ISB, what rings into my mind is “there is something called evolution, there is something called creation …” Before I think beyond, Mr Chandra, whom I greet in front of the Academic Centre, says, “Innovation!” “What you see all around is nothing but innovation,” he says with a smile, adding, “why some institutes reach the highest standards is because they continue to innovate.” As we climb up the ramp (the Centre is on a small hillock), he adds, “You see you are walking faster than me! Being young has an advantage, one is energetic, and that energy, put to right use, reflects into excellence.” Indeed, that’s what I see around me.
By the time we reach his office, I think about the change going on with the very idea of management education, what with the 2008 subprime financial crisis, eurozone troubles et al. “What are the upcoming trends in management education?” I ask him.