Professor B.S. Sahay is Founder Director, Indian Institute of Management Jammu. He is an educator, researcher, transformational leader and institution builder, who sets high standards to create world class institutions with global outlook and national focus. He was the Director of three top national level institutes in India, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Raipur, Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon and Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad. He was also Advisor to the Chancellor, NMIMS University, Mumbai and mentoring five Campuses of NMIMS.
Prof. Sahay demitted his office as Founder Director, IIM Raipur on a satisfying note after laying a very solid foundation for the tenth IIM instituted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (GoI) in the year 2010. In these six and a half years, he created a world class, state-of-the-art campus and setting up the systems and processes that a world class institution should possess. He raised the Institute from scratch as a “research based business school”. Within a short span of time, IIM Raipur was ranked at 14th position in India in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIFR2017) ranking released by MHRD, GoI. Prof. Sahay was able to create conducive academic and research environment on campus to attract high quality faculty members from IIMs, IITs and foreign universities. IIM Raipur is known for academic excellence, high quality research, strong international linkages and corporate engagement. Placement had been outstanding since inception. Similarly, International Relations had been exemplary with over one-third of the PGP Class went overseas to complete their one term under Students Exchange Programme to partner institutions. Doctoral Programs of IIM Raipur are most sought after with more than 60 research scholars on roll.We created the state-of-the-art campus, spread over 200 acres of land at Naya Raipur. The new campus is a blissful mix of modern architecture, culture & heritage of Chhattisgarh.
Earlier Prof. Sahay was instrumental in changing the face of MDI into a faculty driven top class research-based institute. He brought in radical changes at MDI and introduced new HR Policy & Service Rules, Research Policy, New Incentive Scheme for Research & Publications, Faculty Development Programme etc.
Prof. Sahay transformed IMT Ghaziabad into an institute par excellence, which then was ranked as one of the top ten schools in India during his tenure. IMT was a turning point for Prof. Sahay and branded him as a transformational leader who championed for excellence in higher education in India. He was also responsible for setting up IMT Dubai and providing strategic guidance to IMT Nagpur.
Before moving to IMT, Prof. Sahay served at various positions at MDI including Dean (Research), Chairman (Doctoral Programmes), Chairman (PGP) and Professor of Operations Management. He was also an Adjunct Professor at School of International Business, Queensland University of Technology, Australia and Founder Chairman of Centre for Supply Chain Management. He was the Principal Coordinator for Quality Improvement Programme in Management, sponsored by All India council for Technical Education (AICTE). Under his able leadership, AICTE launched Doctoral Programme in Management under QIP Scheme.
Prof. Sahay completed his B.Tech. from BIT Sindri; M.Tech. and Ph.D. from IIT Delhi, India. He has widely travelled all over the world and went to Germany and Japan under Fellowship Programmes. He has about 36 years of experience in teaching, research, consultancy, executive education including over 12 years in industry. He has worked both in India and abroad on various assignments for manufacturing and service industries. His teaching, research and consulting interests include logistics and supply chain management, production and operations management, project management, productivity management, business modelling, higher education & accreditation.
Prof. Sahay established two Innovation & Incubation Centres, one at IIM Raipur and another at MDI Gurgaon and mobilized a research grant of over Rs. 8.5 Crores. Prof. Sahay is a top-rated researcher with about 4000 citations, h-index of 29 and i10-index of 43. He has carried out 21 sponsored research projects and 37 consulting assignments and organized 14 major International Conferences. He has published and presented over 200 research papers in international/national journals and conferences. He has authored/edited 22 books in the area of Supply Chain Management, Humanitarian Logistics, World Class Manufacturing, Total Quality Management and Productivity Management.
Prof. Sahay has received numerous awards for his significant research contributions, teaching and academic administration. Prof. Sahay has been honoured by IIT Delhi Alumni Association and has been given “IIT Delhi Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contribution to National Development” (2011). Prof. Sahay has been felicitated with "Distinguished Alumnus Award" by BIT Sindri (2010). Prof. Sahay received Honorary Fellow of Indian Institute of Materials Management (2014) and Indian Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIIE), CSR Award for Excellence 2015 and Amity Academic Excellence Award (2016). Recently he was awarded Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 by India CSR. He is the recipient of Award of Excellence in Research (2005), Best Teacher Award (2008), Nurturer of Talent Award (2008) and Best Director Award (2009). His book on Productivity Management was given Escorts Book Award (1998) and ISTD National Book Award (2000) and book on Supply Chain Modelling & Solutions (2007) and World Class Manufacturing received ISTD National Book Award (2001) for outstanding contribution to the understanding of management principles and practices. As a token of excellence for his research work, he received three best paper awards (1996, 1999, 2005).
Prof. Sahay is on the Board of South Eastern Coalfields Ltd.; All India Institute of Medical Science, Raipur under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare; BIT Sindri; Chips (Chhattisgarh Infotech & Biotech Promotion Society), Government of Chhattisgarhand Guru Ghashidas Central University, Bilaspur. He also served on the Board of IIM Raipur, MDI Gurgaon, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs under Ministry of Corporate Affairs, National Board of Accreditation; All India Management Association, Association of Management Schools, IMT Ghaziabad, and South Asian Quality Systems and Decision Science Institute. He is on the expert committee of Ministry of Human Resource Development, All India Council of Technical Education, National Board of Accreditation, National Task Force of CII on Skill Development, many universities and organisations. He is a member of Decision Science Institute (DSI) USA; Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), USA; INFORMS, USA.
Prof. Sahay has made significant contribution on the social welfare and community development front. Understanding his responsibility towards the society, he organized an International Conference on Humanitarian Logistics, ICHL2013. The Conference also recognized and awarded organizations for their significant contribution in disaster preparedness, management and recovery. He also organized Global Summit on Corporate Social Responsibility, GSCSR2015 jointly with IICA New Delhi and NLSIU Bangalore. Prof. Sahay is also working in the area of school education leadership and quality management.
Taught following subjects in MBA, Executive MBA and Doctoral Programme (Ph.D.) at IIM Jammu, IIM Raipur, MDI Gurgaon and IMT Ghaziabad. I also taught at IIT Delhi, Queensland University of Technology, Australia and Aarhus University, Denmark.
Designed, developed and conducted Management Development Programmes for senior and middle level Executives and organised Workshops.
Executive Development Programmes:
In-Company Executive Development Programmes:
In-company Programs organised in following companies:
Cosultancy Assignments Carriedout:
Carried out about 37 consultancy projects in Indiaand abroad for manufacturing and service organizations including engineering, automotives, heavy electrical, metal, process and chemicals, oil and petroleum, State and Central Governments, in the area of:
Some of the select clients are J.K. Tyres Limited, New Delhi; NIIT Limited, National Power Training Institute, All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), Indian Farmers Fertilisers Cooperatives Ltd. (IFFCO), Indo-Gulf Fertilisers & Chemicals Corporation, Scooter India Limited, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Lohia Starlinger Limited, PPDC, Thai Polyphosphate Chemicals Co Ltd., Thailand, Birla Yamaha Limited, Kyuki Electric Corporation, Fukuoka, Japan; M.Tec. Company Limited: A Division Mitsuba Group of Companies, Japan; Roto Pumps, Hindalco Industries Limited, Ballarpur Industries Limited, National Co-operative Development Corporation, New Delhi; Statfed, Assam Carbon Limited, N.F. Railway, Guwahati, Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited, Kitply Industries Limited, India Carbon Limited, Bongaigaon Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited.