Prof. Biswajeet Pattanayak, a distinguished academician and a well known Management Guru, is the Founder and President of ASBM University.
He left the coveted position of the Professor of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) to establish Asian School of Business Management at Bhubaneswar way back in the year 2006. In the last 13 years, ASBM has emerged as one of the top ranking b-schools of the country with international accreditation by Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), USA. The Institute has since been upgraded as a unitary private university established by the Government of Odisha.
Dr. Pattanayak has held several academic and administrative positions in a career spanning over three decades which include, Professor of IIM – Indore & Lucknow, Director of Indian Institute of Bank Management (an institution of Reserve Bank of India), Vice-Chancellor of KIIT University, and Group HR Head of the Essar Group. He had worked earlier for the steel behemoth Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) and also taught at National Institute for Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai.
He has been awarded Ph. D. and D. Litt. in Organisational Behaviour and D. Sc. in Management Science. He is a Fellow of All India Management Association (AIMA), New Delhi. He is also a certified evaluator of Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), USA.
Prof. Pattanayak has to his credit more than 85 research publications in national and international referred journals and 24 books. His book have been published by well-known publishers like Prentice Hall, Sage, Excel Books and Bloomsbury, while his papers get regularly published in reputed international journals like Organisation Development Journal (USA), HRD International (UK), International Journal of Psychology (UK), International Journal of HRD & Management (UK) etc.. His books ‘Creating Performing Organisation' and ‘Human Resource Management’ are global best sellers of Amazon.com. He has presented a number of papers and also chaired sessions both in national and international conferences.
Prof. Pattanayak has been conferred with the prestigious International Teaching Excellence Award in June 2016 of Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) at Atlanta, USA, as one among the top ten management educators of the world. He has been appointed by the Hon'ble President of India as a member of the Courts (the highest bodies of Governance) of Central University of Rajasthan and Guru Ghasidas Central University, Chhattisgarh. He was an elected member to the Council of Management of All India Management Association (AIMA), New Delhi and to the Board of National HRD Network.
Professor Pattanayak is popularly known as the ‘LAGAAN Professor’ after his innovation in teaching through introduction of the famous 'Lagaan' movie in the course curriculum of IIM Indore. He conducted, on invitation, CE Workshop titled Lagaan workshop Lagaan on Team-building & Leadership at the 62nd Annual Convention of International Council of Psychologists at Jinan, China which was attended by educationists across the world and received the highest rating. He is a popular trainer, and has conducted a large number of senior management programmes for more than hundred companies. He has also undertaken several consulting assignments for many companies and the World Bank.
Prof. Pattanayak has been honoured with citation in Reference India, Indo-European Who's Who, Asian-American Who’s Who, Who’s Who in the World (Marquis), Asia-Men and Women of Achievement, and Leading Scientist of the world by International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England. He has received several awards and accolades, like Deccan Herald Award for Best Teacher in Management - 2008, Dewang Mehta Award for Best Professor in HRM by Dewang Mehta Foundation - 2008, Deccan Herald Best Teacher in HR & OB Award - 2005, Srijani Creativity Award of SAIL, Sulzer Man of Industrial Engineering National Award in Human Resource of NITIE, and the Career Award of AICTE, to name but a few.