Ashish Jaiswal

quoteI 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.quote

Other
Interests

Sociocultural evolution
Evolutionary Biology
Transhumanism
Trendspotting
Urban Design
Ancient India

Influences

Bauhaus Movement
Eastern Philosophy
Transdisciplinarity
Systems thinking
Perennialism

Writing
Style

Magical Realist
Inspirational
Allegorical
Academic

Profile

Ashish is a scholar in the field of Higher Education and the author of two
books - True DummyA 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 SchoolThe 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.

Selected
Quotes

quoteIf the quality of school education determines the fate of an individual, the quality of higher education determines the fate of a nation.quote

quoteA child learns to read before he writes. So should a writer.quote

quoteIt is all about how high you see it from.quote

quoteMake sure your greed to live extravagantly ends before your life does.quote

quoteYou can go as fast as you can. After that let the destiny overtake you.quote

quoteIndia is a great civilisation. It embraces both greatness & mediocrity with open arms. The only problem is, it often gets confused between the two terms.quote

quoteIt is he who kills with a weapon a coward and not who gets killed
never wanting one.quote



My
Writing

Resurrecting Steve Jobs at Apple University

Resurrecting Steve Jobs at Apple University

By Ashish Jaiswal What is the mystery around Aple University? The Hindu Businessline
Finishing phd thesis top tips experts advice

Finishing your PhD thesis: 15 top tips from those in the know

By Kim Thomas Trying to complete a PhD thesis in time for the October deadline? We share some advice on getting over that final hurdle... www.theguardian.com
Why an education based Bollywood film did not win an Oscar

Why an education based Bollywood film did not win an Oscar

By Ashish Jaiswal A Bollywood film that questions the current education system for not promoting creativity, puts my wit to test...
Cracking IIT as Monkey Business

Cracking IIT as Monkey Business

By Ashish Jaiswal IIT coaching centres can achieve the unimaginable feat of turning humans back to apes! India Today
What a current alcohol advertisment featuring
a leading Bollywood actress says about India

What a current alcohol advertisment featuring a leading Bollywood actress says about India

By Ashish Jaiswal That I am writing this with revulsion, anger and on top of it a humble request will be an understatement...
Hain Dash Hara
Hain Dash Hara

My
Videos

NDTV interviews Ashish Jaiswal

www.youtube.com NDTV interviews Ashish Jaiswal. Location: New Delhi

Ashish Jaiswal, Media Q&A on True Dummy - A Fable of Existence

www.youtube.com True Dummy - A Fable of Existence by Ashish Jaiswal. The tale of an ordinary boy from an unknown vilage and his quest to conquer the world. www.ashishjaiswal...

True Dummy inspires Bollywood Star Soha Ali Khan

www.youtube.com True Dummy is an inspirational bestseller writen by Ashish Jaiswal..

Ashish Jaiswal & Anjali Rajagopal in conversation

AJ Films True Dummy - A Fable of Existence by Ashish Jaiswal. The tale of an ordinary boy from an unknown village and his quest to conquer the world.

Ashish Jaiswal's inaugural address at the launch of True Dummy

AJ Films True Dummy - A Fable of Existence by Ashish Jaiswal. The tale of an ordinary boy from an unknown village and his quest to conquer the world.

Sudhir Mishra acclaimed Bollywood director on Ashish Jaiswal and his reply

AJ Films Sudhir Mishra acclaimed Bollywood director National award winner and Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France speaking at the release of True Dummy - A Fable of Existence at Bhopal WATCH MORE VIDEOS

Press

True Dummy for the youth
Hindustan Times
Bangalore Mirror
Indian Express
The Times of India
News Today
Mid Day
The Pioneer
The Hindu
The Hindu
Deccan Chronicle
Hindustan Times
Linacre Lines Oxford University
Patrika
Patrika
Patrika
NavBharat Times
Denik Bhaskar
Nai Dunia