Dr. Sanjay Dhir is IIT Delhi’s Professor Of The Year 2021! With more than 12 years of industry, research, and teaching experience, Prof. Dhir is the Associate Professor of Strategic Management at DMS IIT Delhi. In the words of his students, Prof. Dhir’s personality and pedagogy are both exceptional. His lectures reflect both his knowledge of the subject and his passion for teaching. Let’s get to know the professor who is admired by the student body of DMS IIT Delhi.
Meet Sanjay Dhir: Professor At IIT Delhi & InsideIIM's Professor of The Year In 2021
A Ph.D. fellow from the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, Dr. Sanjay Dhir holds a deep interest in Strategic Management, Joint Ventures, Innovation Management, Management of Change and Transformation, Implementation Strategy and International Strategy. At IIT Delhi, apart from being an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management, he is also the Chairman of Alumni Relations.
In the past, Prof. Dhir has worked at the R&D Department of Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd (Automotive) for three and a half years. He has also been involved in several consulting and research projects with stakeholders such as the Ministry of HRD, Ministry of Minority Affairs, ICSSR, Integrated Child Development Services Bihar, National Skill Development Corporation, Bihar Prashashnik Sudhaar Mission, and Directorate General of Supplies & Disposals, New Delhi. Prof. Dhir has been a core committee member of the Government of India’s project – ‘Unnat Bharat Abhiyaan’. He has also been awarded AGBA Fellow 2014 by Academy for Global Business Advancement, USA.
Prof. Dhir has published several research papers in leading international journals including case studies at Richard Ivey School of Business, Western Ontario jointly distributed by Ivey and Harvard Business School. His research papers have been published in reputed journals in Scopus (45 Scopus Indexed) and ABDC listed journals (Category A and B Journals). He has also presented and published in conference proceedings at several prestigious academic conferences such as Academy of Management, Academy of International Business, Strategic Management Society, Southern Management Association and British Academy of Management.
InsideIIM Professor of The Year 2021 - What IIT Delhi's Students Have To Say About Their Favorite Professor
“Dr. Sanjay Dhir is very knowledgeable in his subject and has a passion to teach, which reflects in his lectures. He not only teaches theory but also gives practical supportive examples from the industry in India and abroad which makes it easy to understand the concepts. His lectures are very well structured and the delivery is very clear and engaging. He is always ready to take questions or doubts from the students regarding the subject and diligently tries to satisfy them with his answers. His assessments make sure to assess a student thoroughly on a wide range of concepts. He is also empathetic towards academic or non-academic problems his students might be facing. He is an outstanding communicator and has a very confident personality, which makes his lectures lively and vibrant.”
“Prof. Dhir’s teaching methodology is something that I find very interesting. He provides a lot of real and relevant examples along with the theories which make it easier to grasp. He also encourages critical thinking which I believe is a very important aspect of being a good manager.”
“His classes are filled with knowledge and real-life examples from the world of strategy. The methodology of teaching includes incorporating knowledge through varied examples so that strategic concepts are remembered and absorbed. Professor also encourages critical and analytical thinking by questioning the methods. He ensures that the class participation is given its due credit and highly encourages viewpoints from all the students.”
What The InsideIIM Professor of The Year Series Is About
In the last year, the whole country struggled in coping up with the pandemic and lockdowns. In this time of crisis, it was the great leadership shown by our teachers and professors to ensure that learning never stops. They went beyond just teaching and found solutions and created new learning environments for their students to continue learning.
We at InsideIIM want to recognize the efforts that various B-School professors throughout the country put in to ensure that their students are not left behind and continue to meet their potential and achieve great things. This is why we asked MBA students of the current batches in 2021 to nominate their favorite professors on campus for the title of 'Professor of The Year' as a small token of gratitude for professors who have made so many efforts in the last year, just so that students can head out to etch a successful career for themselves!