I research on megatrends in Higher Education specifically Business Education. I explore the purpose of education, relentlessly questioning the epistemological, pedagogical and curricular frameworks through scholarly methods- I want to know why do we teach how we teach and what we teach - how we learn and what we learn. I am always interested in the eventual destination of our educational journey and of course the paths that take us there. I also love to spend time on understanding how to nurture intelligence and evolve visionary thinking to keep ourselves relevant in the futuristic world.
Ashish is a scholar in the field of Higher Education and the author of two
books - True Dummy – A Fable of Existence and How to Reform a Business School
– The Ivy League Way.
True Dummy - A Fable of Existence, a bestseller in India, is an internationally acclaimed inspirational fiction. Following magical realist and allegorical writing style, True Dummy engages with questions about existence, ambition and, the purpose of life.
How to Reform a Business School – The Ivy League Way is Ashish's upcoming book on how a business school can successfully transform itself and rise higher in world rankings. How to Reform a Business School includes an in-depth exclusive case study of the major curricular reforms implemented by world-renowned Yale School of Management, USA. The holistic case study that includes interviews of Yale SOM's faculty members, students and other stakeholders was conducted by Ashish as a visiting scholar at Yale spread over a period of two years.
Ashish's written work has appeared in several publications, including The Guardian, India today and The Hindu and has been covered by international media including BBC - Oxford, CKLN - Toronto, NDTV, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and The Indian Express.
Ashish received his master's degree in Higher Education from Oxford University in 2006 and also his doctorate in business education from New College, Oxford University in 2011. He is currently an Associate Fellow at Oxford Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies (OXCHEPS). OxCHEPS is an independent think tank that works on improving understanding of higher education. Ashish is the founder of The School of Business Schools™ - an upcoming cohort of world thinkers on business education committed to produce ground-breaking research on business schools.
Ashish also advices business schools around the world on improving their pedagogy and curriculum and is one of the leading speakers on future of business schools. Ashish's current research initiative is aimed at bridging the gap between philosophy and business curriculum under which he has developed a unique MBA curriculum elective – Philosophy of Business.
Ashish has spoken and taught all around the world including Hertford, and Christ Church colleges, Oxford University, European School of Economics, Indian Institutes of Management, India, WISE (World Innovation Education Summit), Doha.
In the past, in order to examine the pedagogical innovation in business schools, Ashish has looked into several business schools including London Business School and Cass Business School in the UK. He recently conducted a holistic academic assessment exercise for Said Business School, Oxford University and offered recommendation on how to reform its MBA curriculum.
If the quality of school education determines the fate of an individual, the quality of higher education determines the fate of a nation.
A child learns to read before he writes. So should a writer.
It is all about how high you see it from.
Make sure your greed to live extravagantly ends before your life does.
You can go as fast as you can. After that let the destiny overtake you.
India is a great civilisation. It embraces both greatness & mediocrity with open arms. The only problem is, it often gets confused between the two terms.
It is he who kills with a weapon a coward and not who gets killed
never wanting one.