Unit I : Indian Ethos

  • Multiplicity and variety – yet has commonness
  • Focus on the ultimate Principles or Intelligence to whom (or which) man seeks recourse.


Unit II : Personality

  • Personality development through yoga – the three paths/marga – Bhakti, Karma and Jnana The three gunas – sattva, rajas, tamas.
  • Individual – a being with infinite capabilities and potentials – is a result of your own actions Koshas: the concept of man
  • Meditation – the technique for development of self
  • Leadership: qualities of leaders with special reference to Indian thoughts. Motivation – Indian approach vis-à-vis American and Japanese approaches.


Unit III : Society and Social Groups:

  • Society – combination of individuals of diversity – values that reflect on social practices and customs – impact on individual and collective behaviors – uses coercion to enforce compliance – societal values.
  • Significance of festivals – harmony with nature. Indian concept of learning – gurukul system of learning.


Unit IV : Spirituality:

  • The core teachings of all founders of religions.
  • Spirituality vis-à-vis religion
  • Concept of Maya (Illusion) – Advaita Vedanta
  • Meaning, scope and implications at wor
  • Concept of Dharma: varna ashram dharma, svadharma
  • Concept of karma – meaning and importance to managers, corporate karma. Concept of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam



Recommended  books :

  • Management by Values, S.K. Chakraborthy, Oxford Press
  • Management Theory, Rao M. & Rao S., Kanishka Publishers Distributor
  • Indian Ethos in Management, P.K. Ghosh, –
  • Ethics, Indian Ethos and Management, S. Balachandran and others, Shroff Publishers and Distributors Pvt. Ltd.



The following two tabs change content below.
We, at, believe in sharing knowledge and giving quality information to our BMS students. We are here to provide and update you with every details required by you BMSites! If you want to join us, please mail to [email protected]
  1. […] Indian Management Thoughts and Practices Syllabus and Reference Books […]

Leave a reply is aimed at revolutionising Bachelors in Management Studies education, also known as BMS for students appearing for BMS exams across all states of India. We provide free study material, 100s of tutorials with worked examples, past papers, tips, tricks for BMS exams, we are creating a digital learning library.

Disclaimer: We are not affiliated with any university or government body in anyway.

©2020 BMS - Bachelor of Management Studies Community 

A Management Paradise Venture

Ask Us On WhatsApp

Log in with your credentials


Forgot your details?


Create Account