A rich and lively student-teacher interaction is at the heart of SPJIMR's success. Our faculty members are known to be great teachers, who can bring alive the subject, encourage critical thinking and offer a wider, holistic perspective that is critical in today's complex business environment.

Our faculty members are drawn from academia, industry, government sector and non-profits. Collectively, they bring in a wide range of experience in building and delivering knowledge and skills to prepare participants for leadership roles.

The teaching-learning process at SPJIMR is vastly enriched by a series of non-classroom initiatives through which our faculty help build among participants the right attitudes to enable them lead with purpose, meaning and with an idea of service to society.

The average experience of the core faculty is over 18 years, with several who have come to academics after years of experience as practitioners. In addition, we have around 20 adjunct faculty and several more visiting faculty who engage with participants of various courses.


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Jagdish Rattanani

Assistant Professor
Management & Society

Jagdish Rattanani is a journalist, author and edit page writer with 30 years of work and leadership in print, television and online news media. He has built and led news teams that thrive as much on first principles of journalism as on team spirit and an understanding of our changing times. Jagdish has led change in newsrooms, worked to bring in new technology and helped communicate complex issues with simplicity to various audience segments. Jagdish was part of the launch team for India's first private televison news channel, BiTV.

Jagdish works now as a full-time faculty member and Editor at the S P Jain Institute of Managment & Research. In the role of a teacher, he has taught journalism to students of mass communications and now teaches business communications and aspects of sustainability and systems thinking to MBA participants. 

His key areas of interest are ethical leadership, spirituality, systems thinking, sustainability and new economics. Jagdish is a qualified journalist and an alumnus of Ashridge Business School, a triple accredited B-School in the UK, where he completed an M.Sc. in Sustianability and Responsibility.

Jagdish is a director of a non-profit Foundation (a Section 8 company under the new Companies Act, 2013) that has built a collective of senior policy leaders and experienced professionals who write on key issues in an agenda setting role with a sharp focus on the interests of the common citizens of India, and notably the disadvantaged sections. These writings are published as syndicate columns on the Edit and OpEd pages of leading Indian newspapers.



Jagdish Rattanani

Assistant Professor
Management & Society

Jagdish Rattanani has led newsrooms and written for leading Indian and global news organsiations, including some of the leading Indian news brands like the Free Press Journal, Deccan Herald, The Telegraph, The Week, Business India Television and Zee News. Jagdish has also written and worked for Total Telecom, formerly of the EMAP group, UK, Deutsche Welle Television, Asiaweek, Hong Kong and The Associated Press, the world's largest news wire.

He has consulted various non-profits and businesses. Among them are corporates like HUL, multimedia firms like Software Froniters Ltd.and the non-profit, Population First. Jagdish now also volunteers with the non-profit Foundation of The Billion Press, a section 8 company that works as a press for the billion plus people of India. He writes a fortnightly column in this role.


Research & Publications

Jagdish Rattanani

Assistant Professor
Management & Society
  • Published with Dr. M L Shrikant, the founder Dean of SPJIMR and a doyen in the field of management education, a paper ("Time for B-Schools to Teach Spirituality") in the Palgrave Macmillan book by Springer titled "Ethical Leadership -- Indian and European Spiritual Approaches".
  • Among a group of 30 senior editors who has written a chapter (with S V Sista) on the Indian media for a book published by the Prem Bhatia Memorial Trust, New Delhi [Rupa & Co.] titled "The Indian Media – Illusion, Delusion and Reality".
  • Led a project to edit a book on the unpublished writings of the late Mr. Prakash Tandon, the first Indian Chairman of Unilever in India, former Chairman of Punjab National Bank, the first head of IIM-Ahmedabad and a leader recognised as India's first professional manager. The book, titled "A Manager's Mind", is a private publication by Hindustan Unilever Limited.
  • Have co-authored a book to help build an understanding of health and population issues in India based on the health/sexual rights of people. The book, which was published with a grant from the Tata group on the occasion of JRD Tata’s birth centenary, was titled "Population – Questions That Should Be More Frequently Asked".
  • Publish a fortnighly column in several newspapers, often with Dr. R K Pattnaik, and mostly in papers like Deccan Herald, Navhind Times, Free Press Journal, Orissa Post and the New Indian Express group of newspapers.
Additional Information

Jagdish Rattanani

Assistant Professor
Management & Society

Jagdish was invited by the United States State Department to visit various US think tanks, officials and academicians in the United States in Aug/Sep 2000.

Jagdish has attended the Commonwealth Head of Governments Meet (CHOGM) in South Africa, travelling with the Indian delegation led by the then Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Jagdish has also travelled on news assignments with several senior political leaders and had occasion to report on and interview several of them, including former Indian Prime Ministers Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Charan Singh, Chandra Shekhar, P V Narasimha Rao and Morarji Desai.

He has spoken to corporates for a Management Development Programme, "Communicating for Competitive Advantage", at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, with Dr. D V R Seshadri, who then was the head of the 'N S Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning' at IIM-B.

Jagdish has spoken to the national conference of the Public Relations Society of India on the changing Indian media environment and has participated in an Indian army workshop on "Role of the electronic media in a conflict situation".

Jagdish writes for select C-suite business leaders, bringing up issues of communications, public policy and social concerns.

As Director of a non-profit news organisiton, Jagdish interacts with senior writers, business leaders and policy experts on a regular basis.




Jagdish Rattanani

Assistant Professor
Management & Society
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Jagdish Rattanani

Assistant Professor
Management & Society
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