Indian Management Thoughts and Practices Syllabus and Reference Books




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.



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