Associated with IMDR for 15 years, Parikshit Mahankal serves as an Assistant Professor in Human Resources Management. He has done his graduation in Science and Masters in Management from the University of Pune and currently pursuing his Ph.D. from the University of Pune. He has also written numerous articles which have been published in reputed journals. Recently he wrote an article titled Performance Management issues in IT industry: A 'checkpoint'.
The world is well aware of the fact that the "made-in-India managers" can do wonders if they are imprinted with a right kind of education. To cite just a few well-known names- what do Sundar Pichai (Google), Indra Nooyi (formerly PepsiCo), Shantanu Narayen (Adobe) and Satya Nadella (Microsoft) have in common is an MBA degree. These people define the true meaning of leaders and managers by serving in globally renowned institutions that significantly impact the world we live in. In an attempt to give birth to a number of such leaders who are filled with an appropriate proportion of human values and managerial skills, Institute of Management Development and Research (IMDR), the oldest center for management education in Pune and a pioneer in Management Education was commenced in 1974. IMDR, however, owing to its academic excellence and an approach to offer a progressive form of management studies to the students was conferred the autonomous status in 1977.
The institute's autonomous status lets the management retain the quality of education by preparing and evolving the curriculum as per industry needs, ensuring an updated and globally accepted education. Parikshit Mahankal, Assistant Professor (Human Resource), IMDR, says,