ISBN 9788129117861,Brick By Red Brick: Ravi Matthai And The Making Of Iim Ahmedabad

Brick By Red Brick: Ravi Matthai And The Making Of Iim Ahmedabad


T.T.Ram Mohan


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9788129117861

ISBN-10 812911786X

Hard Back

Number of Pages 300 Pages
Language (English)


A little over three years after it was set up, Vikram Sarabhai chose a young corporate executive, Ravi Matthai, to head the team of academics he had assembled at IIMA, many of whom had been trained at Harvard Business School. Matthai was thirty-eight years old when he was appointed the institution's first full time director. Though not an academic by training, Matthai succeeded in building on the foundation laid by Sarabhai, going on to create a vibrant institution that was unique in the world of education. This book is the story of IIMA - its conception, its distinctive governance structure and its unique culture - and how a highly gifted man created the conditions for its enduring success. It is an exploration of the vision and dedicated effort that made IIMA what it is today, a pioneer in management education in India. About the Author T.T. Ram Mohan graduated from IIT Bombay and IIM Calcutta, and received his Ph.D. from the Stern School of Business, New York University. He worked in consultancy and finance before entering academics. He has, for over a decade, been writing a fortnightly column for The Economic Times. He has served on several committees, and his currently on the board of several companies. This is his fourth book.