Built and owned by the Taj Lands End, owned by the Indian Hotels Limited, the launch of the classroom kicks off with a series of activities including research conference and executive education programmes. Unlike the temporary spaces in Hyderabad and Mumbai where the school previously offered programmes, the new classroom with a seating capacity of over 82 students, will offer multimedia facilities.
Using the classroom, HBS faculty will offer programmes and symposia to leaders in business, government and academia on a wide range of subjects such as corporate social responsibility, building a global enterprise, and case writing and course development.
A Dean Nitin Nohria said “India is a key component of Harvard Business School's global strategy, our aspiration is to expand our intellectual footprint by working with business, govt.. and academic leaders from across the country, all the while contributing to important discussion about India's long term economic growth”.
“Although, so many things in India are evolving with bewildering speed, there is much to learn by bringing models from the outside to India, and equally much to learn from India's development trajectory”, says Tarun Khanna, the faculty chair for HBS activities in India and director of the Harvard South Asia initiative, which engages faculty and students across the university of advance and deepen teaching and research on global issues relevant to South Asia.