Faculty Details

Faculty Detail

G.K. Agarwal  

Strategy & General Management

G.K. Agarwal  

  • B.Tech (Mechanical Engg.) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur       
  • M.S. in Industrial & Management Engineering from MSU, USA
  • PG Diploma in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations from NIPM
  • Executive Coaching Workshop at Wharton Business School, USA

G.K. Agarwal  

2011–onwards    International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi

Currently, Professor in Strategic Management Area at IMI. I teach Strategic Management, Business Ethics & CSR. In addition, I am Chairperson of Executive PGDM Programmes. I am involved in few consultancy assignments in the area of CSR as well as MDP programmes (both in-company and open programmes) as Programme Director and taking sessions in different areas for corporate executives.                    

2008-2011  Management Development Institute (MDI)                             

Professor in Strategic Management Area at Management Development Institute, Gurgaon. Have taken several core-courses on “Strategic Management” for PGDM and Executive PGDM Programmes.  Have also been taking elective courses on “Corporate Governance” and “CSR”.

In addition, I was also Chairman, MDP Programmes for In-Company (PSUs & Govt. Sector) during 2009-11 at MDI. During this period, I was Programme Director for 9 MDP programmes for various companies in public and private sectors. Also directed two Open-MDP programmes and undertook a few consultancy assignments.


NTPC, a Public Sector Enterprise, is India’s biggest power utility with 30% market share having 21 power stations at various locations in India.

As Executive Director (Human Resources & PMI) at the Corporate Office of NTPC, my responsibilities included:

  • Managing HR strategy, processes and functions at the Corporate level
  • Power Management Institute – NTPC’s dedicated training and development institution.

Additional Positions:     

  • Appellate Authority of NTPC Ltd. under the RTI Act.
  • Director on the Boards of:
    • Utility Power Tech Ltd. – a Joint Venture between country’s two major power utilities – NTPC and Reliance Energy Ltd.
    • NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd. – in electricity trading business
    • NTPC Electric Supply Company Ltd. – in electricity distribution business
    • NTPC Hydro Ltd. – in the business of developing micro and mini hydro electric projects.

1995-2003         DIRECTOR (HR),   BHARTI   ENTERPRISES

Bharti Enterprises, a leading private sector enterprise, is India’s Largest Telecom Service provider (Airtel) ranked among India’s top 5 largest companies.

Led the HR and training function at the Board level during the critical growth phase and as full time functional director on the board of directors of some of its companies. Had overall responsibility of its HR. Was on Board of Directors  and associated with business strategies for diversification and growth:

  • Bharti Teletech Ltd. – in manufacturing electronic instrument business
  • Bharti Health Care Ltd. – in manufacturing pharma products business
  • Bharti Telesoft Ltd. – in software development business.

1981-1995    NTPC Ltd.

  • Joined NTPC as Manager (Industrial Engg.) in 1981 when NTPC was in its early stages of development. Got involved in the initial phase of organization building and over the years rose to the position of General Manager (HR).
  • As General Manager (HR) in the corporate centre, drove HR strategies for the 22,000 strong workforce located in different parts of the country.  During the stint of 14 years, headed various functions like Industrial Engineering, Manpower Planning, Recruitment and Selection, Employee Benefits, Training and Development, HRD, etc.

1975-81      HMT Ltd.   Superintendent  (Industrial Engineering)

  • HMT was a leading public sector enterprise in the manufacturing sector-well known for its products namely watches, tractors, machine tools, etc. in the seventies.
  • Headed the Industrial Engineering, EDP, Production Planning and Control as well as Training & Development functions of HMT’s Watch Factory at Srinagar. As Secretary of its UNIT BOARD was involved in strategy formulation for growth of this factory.   

1972-1975    Electronics Corporation of India Ltd (ECIL)

         Technical Officer/Management Executive

  • Started my professional career with ECIL, Hyderabad as Technical Officer/ Management Executive in 1972.
  • Was In-charge of Hardware Planning and Marketing Planning sections of the Computer Division, which was involved in manufacturing state-of-the-art computers.



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