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Taj Hotels and HBS expand teaching and research activities in India

Taj Hotels and HBS expand teaching and research activities in India

Taj Hotels and Harvard Business School (HBS) are pleased to announce the launch of an amphitheatre-style classroom, built at Taj Lands End, Mumbai.

Unlike the temporary teaching spaces in Hyderabad and Mumbai, where the HBS previously offered executive and education programmes, the 82 seat classroom replicates the HBS’s Boston campus.  This provides a true Harvard Business School learning experience with state-of-the-art multi-media facilities.

India’s rapid emergence as a leading economic power has escalated the demand for business education in recent years.  Over the last decade HBS professors have increasingly travelled to India for research and teaching.  The HBS faculty will now offer programmes to leaders in business, government and academia.  Subjects will include Corporate Social Responsibility, Building a Global Enterprise, and Case Writing and Course Development.  Taj Lands End provides the perfect location for the classroom due to its proximity to the airport and downtown area, situated in the Bandra district of Mumbai.

The faculty chair for HBS activities in India, Professor Tarun Khanna, is also the Director of the Harvard South Asia Initiative which engages faculty and students across the University to advance teaching and research on global issues relevant to South Asia.  He says; “We are working to build an infrastructure that provides thought leadership, education and coaching to emerging managers, and that positions the University to contribute to, and learn from, further development.”  Taj Lands End has also designated the classroom for use by the South Asia Initiative at various points throughout the year.