Dr. Soumendra Bagchi is XLRI Jamshedpur’s Professor Of The Year 2021, yet again! An IIM Ahmedabad Fellow, Prof. Bagchi has years of industry experience in various domains. In the words of his students, Prof. Bagchi has a “brilliant teaching style, a vast trove of knowledge, and witty humour”. Meet Dr. Bagchi and find out what students have voted for him as Professor Of The Year.
Meet Dr. Soumendra Bagchi - Associate Professor At XLRI & InsideIIM's Professor of The Year In 2021
Prof. Soumendra Bagchi is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Management at XLRI Jamshedpur. A Civil Engineer and an IIM A Fellow, some of the spheres he focuses on teaching are Human Resource Management in the Service Sector, Measuring HR, Performance Management, Performance Management and Appraisal, Strategic HRM, among others.
Prof. Bagchi has previously worked on the evaluation of polytechnics for the State Govt. of Jharkhand, study of manpower planning for the State Govt. Of Jharkhand, design of performance management systems for Goa Shipyard Limited, Mazagon Docks Limited, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Andaman & Nicobar Islands Integrated Development Corporation Limited, and Flipkart.
He has published various scholarly books like The Baranagar Jute Mill Killings: An Exploratory Formulative Case Study of Employee Retaliation in Industrial Relations, Performance Management: Theory and Cases. Cengage Learning. (2nd edition) 2013, Election Campaign: A Strategic Theory and Bihar 2015: Analysing the Portend as well as papers, case studies and journal articles. Prof. Bagchi draws from his diverse experiences to create value for the XLRI classroom. You can check his profile here.
InsideIIM Professor of The Year 2021 - What XLRI Students Have To Say About Professor Bagchi
“Very thorough with the concepts. He engages class with real-life backed examples. Each case analysis leaves you mind-blown at the end. Consider yourself lucky if your solution could match up to his god-level analysis even to a small extent!”
“Prof. Bagchi brings hands-on knowledge of various disciplines to the classroom. The pedagogy is case based and immense learning happens amongst peers by way of a presentation, explaining and defending your analysis. This as close as it gets to presenting to the C-suite honchos.”
“He makes you think critically about every single problem. You learn how to reduce a big problem into small problems and link it together. All case analysis or problem statements are simplified by his approach”
"His teaching style prepares the students to handle real life challenges, even beyond what an MBA course can teach."
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!