Ashok Panjwani


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Professor Ashok Panjwani is a B.Tech in Civil Engineering from IIT Delhi, 1981

He is also a Fellow in Management from IIM Ahmedabad, 1991

He has about four years of Civil Engineering Industry Experience in between his Graduation in Engineering and subsequent Ph.D. in Management. He has worked primarily in the capacity of a Structural Engineer in the Corporate Sector. Having contributed in the Design of Bridges, Industrial Buildings, High Rise Buildings and Ports and Harbours.

Post his Ph.D. he shifted to Academics. Having joined MDI Gurgaon in mid-1990 as an Asstt. Professor in the Operations Area. And from here onwards he has engaged himself in Teaching Courses to various MBA Programmes at MDI, Designing and Delivering a larger variety of Executive Training Programmes with some as Long as 24 weeks (for Bharat Electronics, NTPC, Armed Forces Programme(s), etc.) and vast variety of small 1,2,3 and 4-week long programmes. Besides these he has regularly been offering a one-week OPEN MDP on Project Management twice in a year since the past many years now.

Besides this he has shouldered many different responsibilities as part of Institution Building/Growth, over the last 30+ years, among these the substantive ones would be the Founder Chairman of MDI’s Flagship PGPM Programme, launched in 1994 and the Dean (GP and Executive Graduate Programmes ).

His Fields of Interest are Project Management, Service Operations Management and Modelling for Optimisation of Operations Performance Measures of Operations Systems/sub-systems. He has also been actively involved in some long duration (> 6 months) consulting assignments for Business Houses/ Govt. Departments.

He has been an Independent Director on the Board of at least two Registered Companies, viz. Jay Yushin Ltd. (since 2003 ) a BSE Listed Company with turnover > 1000 crores and JNSIL (Jay Nippon Seiki India Limited since 2017 ), a jointly held company of Nippon Seiki of Japan and JPM Group of India.