April 6, 2011
School of Business, Coimbatore
Prof. Sudhakar Achath from Amrita was awarded the AIMS International Distinguished Service Award 2010, at the Eighth AIMS International Conference recently conducted at IIM-Ahmedabad.
He was one among ten people chosen for this prestigious award. The award was given in recognition of the members’ outstanding service to AIMS International.
The Association of Indian Management Scholars (AIMS) International is a platform for Indian management scholars to contribute in areas of education and research. AIMS International regularly organizes professional conferences and publishes a journal, the AIMS International Journal of Management.
It also conducts doctoral student paper competitions and faculty development programs.
As a member of AIMS International, Prof. Achath made significant contributions. Last year, he traveled to Nova Scotia in Canada to attend the 12th International Conference on Stochastic Programming at Dalhousie University, Halifax. He presented two papers at the conference.
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In 2009, he was honored with the Dewang Mehta Award for Best Teacher in Operations Management.
Prof. Achath joined Amrita in 1998. His twenty-two years of experience in teaching and doctoral and post-doctoral research in India and abroad, and eleven years of experience in industry, helps bring a unique perspective to the classroom.
What attracted him to Amrita?
“The participative style of teaching and learning that is encouraged here,” Prof. Achath shared. “Students are expected to actively take part in various college activities, this helps them gain good exposure while they are studying here.”
For instance, recently second-year MBA students in his Logistics and Supply Chain Management class visited the factory of Pricol Ltd. at Perianaickenpalayam in Coimbatore. The visit was arranged by Prof. Achath so that students may have first-hand knowledge about manufacturing and supply chain practices.
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“Students come from different backgrounds and many had not seen a manufacturing plant before,” stated Prof. Achath. “After the visit, students could relate better to the concepts they learned in the classroom.”
Prof. Achath had some words of advice to the graduating class. “Keep in touch with academics and your subjects, do not become restricted to your professional jobs alone. This will be important to help you excel in your careers.”