Developing Professionals for Global Competitiveness @ GL Bajaj

GLBIMR – Thriving for Academic Excellence

Leadership is the art of motivating people to perform assigned tasks willingly, efficiently and effectively. Enabling people to feel they have a say in how they do something results in higher levels of job satisfaction and productivity. A good leader is the one leading people providing purpose and inspiring trust and Managing change encouraging creativity and driving change.

Dr. Urvashi Makkar, Director General of GL Bajaj Institute of Management & Research, Greater Noida is a seasoned academician with a knack of entrepreneurial spirit and persistent passion for continuous learning. Dr Makkar is Ph.D, EPHRM-IIM Calcutta, MBA, PGDCA and with her strong academic background and ardour for innovative learning; she has created a niche for herself in Education Industry. She carries with herself a rich experience of more than 20 years in academics, research, training & consultancy and with an expertise in transforming educational Institutions by focusing on organisational development. Confident, effective leaders are paramount to the success of peak-performing organizations and Dr. Makkar has been proving this time and again in various assignments led by her. In her current role as the Director General, GLBIMR, she has been contributing immensely in success of the Institute which is distinctly visible in the recent Awards & Rankings received by the Institute. Her continuous perseverance in improving Academic Quality and Research Orientation, Building Global Interface, Developing Entrepreneurial Culture, Improving Corporate Linkage and Creating Performance Oriented Work Culture has facilitated GLBIMR in reinventing Management Education.

Keeping her journey to contribute in the areas of Research and Consultancy, She has recently successfully completed Certification Course on “Higher Education Leadership Program” from Harvard School of Education, Harvard University, Boston, USA. in October, 2016. Dr. Makkar was accorded as ‘Trainer Associate & Local Coordinator’ for UGC sponsored workshops on Capacity Building for Women Managers in Higher Education. She has recently successfully completed Certification Course on “Harvard University Leadership Program” from December 03, 2016 to December 06, 2016 at Harvard University – School of Education, Boston, USA. She is the Founder Chief Editor of International Journal of Customer Relations. She is holding the Chair of Sr. Associate Editor in Editorial Board of IARS, International Research Journal, Malaysia and Member, Board of Editors, International Journal, Environmental and Social Psychology, USA. Dr. Makkar has conducted more than 50 EDPs/MDPs/Workshops and has been associated extensively with Research & Consultancy assignments of reputed companies. She has to her credit more than 76 publications in refereed International/National Journals and has authored/edited 10 books on CRM & Retail with reputed publishers like Tata McGraw Hill. She has also attended various National & International conferences/ seminars, presented research papers & chaired technical sessions at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA, Universities Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia, IIT-Bombay, IIM-Ahmedabad, IIT-Kanpur, IIM-Kozhikode etc. She is a Board Member of “Asian Observatory of Social Quality (AOSQ), the Asian branch of International Association of Social Quality (EU funded Project) at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

Dr. Makkar believes strongly in 3P’s approach of Pride, Power of Dreams and Perseverance to facilitate development of future corporate leaders. During her current affiliation with GLBIMR since March, 2016, she has been associated actively with Institution Building, Academic Administration, Training, Research, Consultancy and International Collaborations. An excellent orator and an insightful leader, Dr Makkar’s forte is her illustrious academic background, immense subject knowledge, continuous innovative and creative working style and her strong social network. GLBIMR has added innovative practices based on present requirements of the corporate sector, benchmarking against top B-Schools and insights from recent studies on the effectiveness of PGDM programme. The highly skilled & proficient faculty, the development process, the systems and procedures together with the enabling environment ensures transformation of an aspiring professional into a committed and employable contributor to society and nation. Under the strong & effective leadership of Dr. Urvashi Makkar, GLBIMR has strengthened the Institute’s global outreach and learning initiative, providing the students exposure beyond national borders.