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Padma Shri Pritam Singh, a pioneer in management education passed away at 78

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Management guru Pritam Singh dies at 78

On 3rd June 2020, The Management guru, Padma Shri Pritam Singh, who contributed more than 50 research papers and 7 books on management education in India and abroad passed away at the age of 78 at a hospital in Gurugram due to cardiac arrest.

About Pritam Singh:

i.He served as the Director of Management Development Institute(MDI), Gurgaon (1994-1998 & 2003-2006) and Indian Institute of Management(IIM), Lucknow (1998-2003) and Director General of RP-Sanjiv Group which promoted the International Management Institute(IMI), New Delhi (2011-2014).

ii.He chaired the sub committee on Institutional Management and Leadership Development in Higher Education by the Planning Commission for the 12th 5 year plan(2012-2017).

iii.He was a member of the Ministry of Home Affairs Committee for capacity building of IPS officers.

iv.He was a board member of 10 private and public sector organisations supporting them in chartering a corporate strategy.


i.He received the Padma Shri in 2003 in the field of Management Education.

ii.He was the first asian to receive the “Global Thought Leader 2006-2007” from the Moscow International Business School MIRBIS.

iii.He was the recipient of Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan Memorial Award: Teacher of Teachers in 2009 and the Vivekananda Foundation honoured him with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

iv.The first Award for Academic Leadership in Management Education’ at the Inaugural session of All India Management Association’s (AIMA’s) Knowledge 2009 was conferred to him.

Authored Books:

The Leadership Odyssey, published in 2015, Millennials and the Workplace published in 2012, In Search of Change Maestros published in 2011 and Organizing and Managing in the Era of Globalization published in 2010are some of the books authored and edited by Pritam Singh.

About AIMA:

President– Sanjay Kirloskar
Director General– Rekha Sethi