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Podcast: Rendezvous with Chetan Sankar – B school professor @ Auburn University

9 June 2008 One Comment

Dr. Chetan Sankar was awarded “Distinguished Alumni Award – 2007-08”. I met Dr. Chetan @ NIT Trichy during the award function.

Dr. Chetan Sankar received his BE degree in Mechanical Engineering from NITT (RECT) in 1971. He obtained his MBA from IIM Calcutta and Ph.D. from University of Pennsylvania. He is Professor, Department of Management, College of Business, Auburn University. He earlier worked as Assistant Professor at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. He was also Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ. He has won several Awards and Recognitions which includes iNEER Recognition Award by the IntlNetwork for Engg Education and Research; Outstanding Research Award, College of Business; ASME Curriculum Innovation Award; I prize Decision Sciences Institute Instructional Innovation Education Award; American Soc. for Engg Education Instructional Unit Competition. He has 11 Full books by Tavenner Publishers & 11 Books with few Chapters. He has several Articles in Refereed Journals and over 100 Published in Conference Proceedings. He has served in several Editorial boards like Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education; Americas Conference on Information Systems, IT in Education; Journal of STEM Education: Innovations & Research; Journal of Global Information Technology Management; Case Research Journal; Technology/Engineers Track for the Case Research Journal. He has several sponsored projects with a Total Budget of $2.2 Million.

You can also download the mp3 file @ http://coffeewithsundar.com/Chethan.mp3

Here are the questions discussed

* How important is work experience for taking up teaching as a profession (0:02)

* What are your views on improving education in India (1:27)

* How do you determine the success of an academician (5:54)

* What has been the impact of NIT Trichy in your life.. What you could have got better from NIT Trichy? (6:31)

* Who were your role models? Did you ever have one? (7:48)

* Can you recommend some good books to read? (10:21)

* Discussions about present generation, the changes happening in India etc (11:46)

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