Surya Prakash Pati's Homepage

You can contact me at: Room No. FPM 09, IIM - Lucknow Campus, PO: Prabandh Nagar, Off Sitapur Road,

                                  Lucknow - 226013 (INDIA).

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Hi. This is Surya Prakash Pati's personal home page. I am a fellow student,(click on it to know about FPM) an IIM equivalent of an university PhD student, at IIM - Lucknow since 2006. My principal field of interest is Organizational Behavior (OB). I am passionate about my field and do research in a number of areas of OB linking it to other areas of management like Marketing and Strategy. Prior to this I completed my BSc. (Hons.) in Chemistry (2003)  and MSc. in Chemistry (2005) from the Sri Sathya Sai University. On a whole my life revolves chiefly around my research  (click here to read my views on research as a career) my Swami (Sri Sathya Sai Baba) and Prajna

My thesis is primarily centred on the area of employee engagement under the supervision of Prof. Pankaj Kumar (Principal guide), Prof Archana Shukla (Member of Thesis Advisory Committee) and Prof. Ashwani Kumar (Member of Thesis Advisory Committee). Apart from that my research spans the area of organizational culture, change management, spirituality, Indian philosophy, Vedantic approach to management, and strategic HRM.


Prior to joining IIM-L, I  had a very brief stint as a Trainee scientist (never lived long enough to shed the "Trainee" tag!) at Aurigene Discovery Technologies Ltd. (a subsidiary of Dr. Reddy's Laboratories), Bangalore. 

Have a pleasant journey in my virtual world to know about my life in general and more specifically about my work. You can predict my mood on any given day by having a glimpse of my quotes. And you can take a look at the working of my grey matter by going through my blog. Do not forget to leave the fingerprint of your visit there in the form of a comment!

Sai Anandam

By the grace of Bhagawan Baba, the alumni of the Sri Sathya Sai University, Orissa have started an orphanage named Sai Anandam, at Barang, in the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, in which I too got an opportunity to serve. In a way this can be viewed as Individual Social Responsibility. Click on the following links to know more about the endeavour. (Presentation) (Report)                                                                                         

You can catch me LIVE at the forthcoming conferences:

1- COSMAR - 2009 at IISc. Bangalore from 5 - 6 Nov 2009

2- NAOP - 2009 at Bangalore University from 12 - 14 Nov 2009 

3- IIMB Doctoral Student's Consortium at IIMB from 26 - 28 Nov 2009

4- 7th AIMS International Conference in Management at IIMB from 20 - 23 Dec 2009.

5- IIMA Doctoral Consortium 8 - 9 Jan 2010.

 Books I Love

The Imitation of Christ 

Bhaja Govindam (Shankaracharya)

Self control vs. Self Indulgence (Gandhi)

Universality of Vedanta  (Prakashananda)