The IIMA Story - The DNA of an Institution (English, Paperback, Anubhai Prafull)
The IIMA Story: The DNA Of An Institution explores what it takes to get into the most prestigious college in India. This book gives an analytical biography of the first Indian Business School to achieve international recognition by entering into the top 10 global B- schools alongside names like Harvard and Oxford. The author Prafull Anubhai aptly answers questions like: How was IIMA born? Who all were involved behind the journey of this institute from its inception till 2011? The author also goes on to talk about the nitty-gritty from the construction of its iconic campus by American architect Louis Kahn till its evolution over time discussing the exemplary leadership of its directors and chairmen, faculty hiring methods, the vision and future challenges for the institute.
Prafull Anubhai has himself been associated with the IIM-A with over 40 years and is the chairman of Ahmedabad University’s board of management. He did his graduation in BSc from London School of Economics and attended the PMD Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Governing Council of Ahmedabad Education Society. Currently, he is also the Honorary Director of Saptak Archives, an institution dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of Indian Classical Music. A music connoisseur, Prafull Anubhai spearheads Saptak’s latest initiative of digitising Indian classical music for posterity. He has 30 years of experience as a Chief Executive of Textile Manufacturing Operations and presently he is the Director in several leading companies – Unichem Laboratories Ltd., Vardhman Textiles Ltd., Birla Sun Life Trustee Co.Pvt. Ltd., GRUH Finance Ltd., Torrent Cables Ltd., The EMSAF – Mauritius. He is also on the boards of many other smaller companies.