A Harvard Law School graduate, Anurag K. Agarwal has been the first recipient of the Marti Mannariah Gurunath Outstanding Teacher Award at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. His teaching, consulting, and research interests include business leadership, negotiation, strategy & law, infrastructure & PPPs, contracts & arbitration, banking, intellectual property, medico-legal issues in healthcare and related issues.
He has authored four books: "Business Law for Managers: Kaleidoscopic Tales" Penguin Random House 2018; "Business Leadership and Law" Springer 2017; "Contracts and Arbitration for Managers" Sage 2016 and "Business and Intellectual Property" Penguin Random House 2010. He writes a weekly column "Lawfully Yours", for DNA Ahmedabad.
Graduated as Mechanical Engineer in 1990 from Motilal Nehru Regional Engineering College, Allahabad – now known as Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology –and started his career with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, where he worked for less than a year. Thereafter, he studied law at the Lucknow University, where he completed Bachelor (LL.B.) – Gold Medallist at the college, Master (LL.M.) – Gold Medallist at the University, and Doctor (LL.D.) of Laws. He went to the Harvard Law School for a second Master of Laws (LL.M.). He practised as an Advocate at Lucknow for about seven years and at Delhi for about a year and a half. He switched over to full-time teaching in 2004, with a brief stint at Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, and joined IIMA in October 2004.
He has conducted sessions in several executive education programmes, both open enrolment and customised. Some of the prominent clients have been (alphabetically): Armed Forces, Aviva Insurance, Bank of India, Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd. (BCCL), Canara Bank, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), Central Warehousing Corporation, Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), Cummins, Food Corporation of India (FCI), Godrej & Boyce, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Hindustan Construction Company, IOT Infrastructure and Energy Services, Indian Academy of Highway Engineers, Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Audit &Accounts Service (IA&AS), Indian Economic Service (IES), Indian Oil Corporation, Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Railways, Indian Revenue Service (IRS), Indian Trade Service (ITS), Labour Commissioners, Larsen & Toubro (L&T), Madhya Pradesh Electricity, Madhya Pradesh Government Officers, Metals and Minerals Trading Corporation of India (MMTC), National Entrepreneurship Network, National Informatics Centre (NIC), Pepsi, Planning Commission (erstwhile), Rajasthan Electricity, South Asia Forum for Infrastructure Regulation, Steel Authority of India Limited, Tata Management Training Centre, Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Torrent, Welspun Energy, Zydus Cadila, etc.
He has been the Chairperson of the One Year Post-Graduate Programme in Management for Executives PGPX, Business Policy Area, and the Post Graduate Programme in Public Management and Policy PGP-PMP.
He is a visiting faculty at National Judicial Academy Bhopal, Gujarat State Judicial Academy Ahmedabad, Gujarat National Law University Gandhinagar, and ESSEC Paris.
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