RCBW Welcomes Dr.Rajan Saxena as Honorary Member
Rotary Club of Bombay West is proud to induct Dr.Rajan Saxena, Vice Chancellor of prestigious NMIMS (Deemed to be University) and Distinguished Professor of Marketing as its Honorary Member for Rotary Year 2018-19.
Dr. Saxena, who set up the IIM-Indore as its first Director, took over as Vice Chancellor of NMIMS in 2009. Under his leadership, NMIMS improved its tie-ups with reputed foreign universities and was also invited by GMAC to be its member. Dr. Saxena was instrumental in establishing School of Economics and School of Law and other NMIMS campuses at Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
Dr. Saxena also contributed to make NMIMS degrees more contemporary and industry relevant. During his previous tenure as VC, he was instrumental in transforming students experience by focusing on holistic development of graduates through both Class Room and Non-Class Room processes including field projects & soft skills etc. He focused on enhancing quality of programmes and their delivery. Faculty development assumed high significance in his leadership. Making admission process transparent by introducing computer based tests, which were psychometrically validated, helped change the quality and profile of the incoming student batches across all schools and programmes especially at the School of Business Management. Dr. Saxena ensured significant improvement in competitive position of each school of NMIMS.
He has over 46 years of professional experience in management education, research, consulting and institution building. He is an alumnus of Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi. He did Ph.D. work at Delhi School of Economics in marketing area and was awarded the degree by Delhi University. He has taught at XLRI- Jamshedpur, S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai, IIM Calcutta, IIM Indore and NMIMS. He has also taught in University of Calgary, Canada and has been a British Council visitor at the University of Sterling, U.K. where he was involved in the entrepreneurship program. He is a Visiting Professor at Pace University, New York, USA. Dr.Saxena’s teaching & research interests are Marketing Strategy, Services Marketing & Customer Relationship Management.
He is widely respected in India as a marketing educator and institution builder. He has consulted over 50 Indian and multinational companies. He has published over 60 articles in Indian and Foreign journals. He has authored two books titled Marketing Management and International Marketing Concepts, Cases and Text, both published by McGraw-Hill.
He has been conferred several awards by different organisations and media. Some of these are Bombay Management Association’s Best Teacher of Management in 1990; Best Marketing Teacher in 1998; Shri Ram College of Commerce’s `Distinguish Alumnus’ in 2002; Higher Education Forum, Dr. Suresh Ghai Memorial Award for the Outstanding contribution to Management Leadership in 2013; ET NOW `Visionary Leadership’ Award in Education in 2013 and `Leadership Award by Forum for Emotional Intelligence Learning (FEIL)
Dr.Rajan Saxena was introduced and pinned by Ex-Sheriff of Bombay and Past President of our Club, Dr.Mohanbhai Patel in presence of Dr.Manjula Nichani, Director – Hiranandani Institute of Learning, Anand Gupta, President and Nilesh Samant, Secretary of the Club at the Club’s regular meeting held on 5th September, 2018 which is celebrated in India as Teachers’ Day.